How the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Trax are Different

2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Trax

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Trax are both versatile and stylish two-row SUVs. However, even with all the great features they share, there are a few key differences between the models.

Engine options

The Trax is equipped with the 1.4-liter engine, which reaches 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Equinox has three engine options, with the most powerful being the 2.0-liter engine. This engine achieves 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Trax gets an impressive EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.* However, the Equinox is even more efficient, with a highway efficiency of 39 mpg.**

Spaciousness

When you fold down the rear row, you can take advantage of 48.4 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Trax. This SUV also offers 92.8 cubic feet of passenger space. Meanwhile, you can have up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo volume and 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space in the Equinox.

Trailering capabilities

If you’re interested in towing with your SUV, the Equinox is the right choice for you since it can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Trax isn’t meant for towing, due to its lower torque and smaller stature.

To discover whether the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox or Trax is right for your family, take the SUVs out for test drives at LaSora Chevrolet Buick.

* EPA-estimated 25 MPG city/31 highway (FWD models).

** EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.

Check Out the 2020 Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Midnight Edition

Back in 2017, Chevrolet offered a blacked-out variant of the Chevrolet Equinox called Midnight Edition. Fans of this package missed it on subsequent models — and Chevy has responded by announcing the return of the Midnight Edition with the 2020 Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition.

So what does this special package include? Black styling cues dominate both inside and out, but the package also introduces several comfort and convenience amenities. Specifically, the black on the exterior is evident through the Mosaic Black Metallic exterior paint job, as well as the 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum alloy wheels, the unique mold-in-color black grille and mesh with black surround, front and rear black badging, and the dark finish fog lamp bezel surround. Inside, the dark theme continues with a Jet Black interior color with perforated leather-appointed seating.

Among other comfort and convenience features are an inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, memory settings for the driver’s seat, and outside heated, power-adjustable, and auto-dimming side-view mirrors.

According to GM Authority, the Midnight Edition will only be offered on 1LT and 2LT trim levels for the 2020 Equinox. Further, these models must already be equipped with the Confidence and Convenience package to be eligible.

You can order your 2020 Chevy Equinox Midnight Edition at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

2020 Chevy Malibu Acceleration Specs Are Mind-Blowing

2020 Chevrolet Malibu | Bronx, NY

Chevy has announced the 2020 Chevy Malibu acceleration specs — and they are out of this world. The family-friendly mid-size sedan, when powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder LTG engine, can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. Paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, this engine is also powerful, throwing down 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The standard engine powering the 2020 Malibu is not so bad either. It’s a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder LFV engine, which Chevy has matched with a continuously variable transmission. This combo makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also pretty fast, boasting a 0-to-60 launch time of just 9.3 seconds, according to Jonathan Lopez of GM Authority.

But let’s not forget the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid model. While Chevy has not officially announced any specs regarding acceleration for the Malibu Hybrid, Lopez believes that the hybrid model should accelerate ever faster than the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

Also notable for the 2020 Malibu model is the new Buck to Drive feature of the Teen Driver technology, which reminds teen drivers (or drivers of all ages) to buckle up before driving. This system is also included on the 2020 Traverse and Colorado.

For more exciting news from Chevy, or to test-drive one of the brand’s shiny 2020 models, stop by LaSorsa Chevrolet.

How to Save Money on a Road Trip

Family packing up car for road trip

Road trips are a fun way to have an adventure with your family. However, it can be easy to go overboard and come home from your trip with an empty checking account. Here are a few tips on how to save money on a road trip.

Calculate Gas Costs

Yes, fuel costs can change by the hour, but you can easily calculate your projected fuel costs by using an average fuel price. Map out how many miles you will be driving and estimate how much you will need to spend on gas. You can use apps like GasBuddy to find the cheapest fuel stops along the way. Once you know how much you need for gas, you know how much you have left for food, housing, and activities.

Find Free Attractions

You might be surprised at how many free attractions there are in the U.S. Do some research before you leave to find free or low-cost things to do near your destination.

Pack Some Food

While part of the fun of going on a road trip is trying new restaurants, food can quickly eat away at your budget. Do some grocery shopping before you leave and pack some snacks and a meal or two for the road.

Schedule a pre-trip service appointment for your vehicle here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, to ensure that your next getaway is as safe as it is fun.

Summer Activities in New York City

Family at Amusement Park

New York City has no shortage of exciting entertainment options. If you’re looking to take your summer fun to the next level, a new ride from LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick can get you to these hotspots. Check out these summer activities in New York City.

SummerStage

SummerStage is New York City’s largest free performing arts festival. The event features every kind of performing artist, ranging from big-name indie rock bands and outer-borough hip-hop groups to ballets and live theater. The festivities run daily from June 1-Sept. 21.

Warm Up Party Series

Looking to dance the night away? On Saturday afternoons, join the 22nd annual Warm Up Party Series, hosted by the Museum of Modern Art. You can enjoy beer, marvel at contemporary art, and dance to live music by a huge range of performers and DJs. 

Rooftop Cinema Club

If you love classic films, cocktails, and popcorn, you’ll love the Rooftop Cinema Club. Open-air film screenings take place daily at the Skylawn Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites. The doors open at 5 p.m., and showtime is at 8:30 p.m.

Luna Park

Summer in New York City isn’t complete without a visit to the region’s largest amusement park. Boasting more than 50 rides and attractions, including the Cyclone, Air Race, and Wild River, Luna Park is truly a thrill seeker’s paradise.

Ready to hit the town and get the most out of summer? Visit LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick will put you in the perfect vehicle to explore the city.

What to Do After an Auto Accident: Safety, Information, and Repairs

Upset woman standing in front of crashed car with mechanic fixing it.

Car accidents can be disorienting, but there are a few key things you should remember, including the moments after the collision to insurance and repairs down the road. While safety is always a priority, it’s also important to collect all the necessary information and follow basic tips for what to do after an auto accident.

Step 1: Move Your Vehicle

According to State Farm, the first thing to do is move your vehicle out of traffic to a safe place (if the accident was minor). Use cones, triangles, and flares for added safety, and turn off your vehicle after an accident.

Step 2: Check, Call, and Collect

Next, check for injuries on you, passengers, and people in the other vehicle(s). When in doubt, call an ambulance. You’ll also need to call the police at this point, even if it’s a minor accident. A police report is often a key part of the insurance claim process. So, while the other driver might not want to get the police involved, you should always call after a collision.

It’s also important that you collect information at this point. Get the other driver’s name, license plate number, license number, insurance company and policy number, and the description of their vehicle. Take pictures of the scene and the locations around you, and be sure to get any eyewitness names and contact information. Never admit an accident was your fault; let the police decide.

Step 3: File a Claim and Visit
the LaSorsa Chevy Buick Collision Center

Finally, file a claim and visit the LaSorsa Chevy Buick Collision Center. We offer affordable, timely, and high-quality repairs, helping you to get back on the road after an accident.

Buick Trademarks “Envista” Nameplate

The new Buick Envista is sure to turn heads.
The Envista could soon be joining the Buick lineup. Photo: © General Motors

Some of the most popular Buick vehicles of recent years have at least one small thing in common: the inclusion of the “En-” prefix in their nameplates. Now we have great cause to expect another Buick will join this club, as Buick recently filed to trademark the “Envista” nameplate.

Back in 2016, Buick introduced the Avista concept, a two-door coupe with a stunning profile that never made it into production. It’s obvious, however, that the Envista nameplate is extremely similar to the Avista of yesteryear, leading many to speculate that the new Envista could very well be a realized Avista with a name-change to fit in better with the current branding.

Still, others are guessing that the Envista nameplate will be applied to an all-new concept. Either way, the discontinuation of the Buick Cascada leaves a gap in the Buick passenger car lineup, so it seems likely that any new concept would fill this spot.

New reports also suggest that even more new “En-“ nameplates are in the works at Buick. While none are official yet, “Envoy” and “Enspire” are rumored to be among the monikers in the works.

Of course, this is all speculation. But one thing is certain: Buick has plenty going on behind the scenes that gives us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick good cause to get excited about the years to come. In the meantime, if you need a new Buick before the Envista makes its appearance, we’ve got you covered.

How to Make the Most out of a Day in Central Park

Central Park is a great place to spend a day in New York City

Central Park is an 843 acre oasis smack in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. There’s always something to do, but now as the weather warms up, visitors can take full advantage of paths, lakes, and lawns.

One of the best things to do in Central Park is just discover what is there. Take a Hidden Secrets Walking Tour to discover the often overlooked treasures in the park. Or pick up the pace with a bike tour that hits all the major landmarks featured in many blockbuster movies. A fun activity is the Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Using a smartphone, visitors can solve clues and compete in challenges while learning local history as they traverse famous and hidden spots of Lower and Mid Central Park.

For younger children, there is the Quest for the Seven Teeth, an interactive adventure theater for kids. Help Franklin find the lost teeth scattered across the park for his cousin the Tooth Fairy. Using their imaginations, adventurers will visit castles and travel under troll bridges.

And, of course, there is the Central Park Zoo. Featuring exotic residents like snow leopards and daily penguin feedings, there’s always something to see at the zoo. Check out the 4-D sensory theater for even more fun.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we wish you and your crew have a happy day exploring Central Park.

Chevrolet Shows Off Life Size Lego Silverado

2019 Chevy Silverado Built out of Legos

To celebrate the release of the The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, a team of LEGO® Master Builders created a life size, red LEGO® Silverado. This special build continues the partnership that Chevrolet started with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2017 with The LEGO® Batman Movie.

The truck got its big debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early this year. It is the first full-size Chevrolet vehicle to be made entirely out of LEGO® bricks.

“Chevrolet is once again thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to integrate the brand and one of our most iconic products – Silverado – into The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck marketing.

It took a team of 18 Master Builders and over 2,000 hours to create the LEGO® Silverado all by hand. They ultimately used 334,544 pieces. The full-size replica even includes unique graphic details and working lights. In total, the LEGO® Silverado weighs in at 3,307 pounds and is 72 inches high, 240 inches long, and 96 inches wide.

If you are your kids see the movie, be on the lookout for a mini-build of the Silverado High Country. Then, watch as your favorite LEGO® Movie heroes work together to save the world from the LEGO® DUPLO® destroyers.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we are excited to see what Chevrolet and LEGO® work on next!

*LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site

Broadway Show Tips: Plan Your Next Night Out

Group of people dressed up for Broadway

Whether you’re planning a romantic date or a family night, Broadway offers a wide range of drama, musicals, and more. However, if you’re not used to going to the theater, it might be intimidating. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Broadway show tips, from what to wear to what you can do after the show.

According to ShowTickets, the best tip to keep in mind is to book in advance. While some websites might promise special deals on last-minute tickets, the most popular shows on Broadway usually sell out weeks or months in advance. Be sure to plan ahead if you can.

What should you wear? While there’s not strict dress code, you don’t want to be the least formal person in the theater. Business casual is a good mark to aim for, though some prefer to dress to the nines when they’re going out on the town.

Get there early. Many Broadway seats are reserved, so you don’t need to plan hours ahead; however, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to get your paper ticket from the box office. Even if you don’t need to stop at the box office first, you may need extra time for the lines outside or near the bathroom and concessions.

Finally, stay for the curtain call! You always want to give the actors their dues (they are people, after all), and leaving during the curtain call can often seem rude. It’s tempting to rush the door, but it’s ultimately bad etiquette; have patience and show the actors they did a fine job with a long round of applause.

If you’d like to arrive to the show in style, consider a classy new vehicle from LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.