Recently, notable publications and organizations have recognized General Motors vehicles for overall quality, safety and engine performance. Among those named are cars and trucks important in meeting GM Fleet and Commercial Operations customers' broad range of needs.
Consumers Digest, IntelliChoice and U.S. News & World Report selected many of the GM Fleet and Commercial vehicles for overall quality awards and recognition. GM vehicles were also highlighted for their safety standards and engine performance.
"The recognition GM vehicles have received serve as excellent proof points to the strength and value of our product offerings," said Brian Small, executive director, General Motors Fleet and Commercial Operations. "This, combined with the expertise of our team of fleet professionals and the finest dealer network in the industry, enables us to find the right solutions for our customers."
The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, swept the full-size truck segment in IntelliChoice's Best Overall Value of the Year awards. The Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and the GMC Sierra 2500 HD were also awarded Best Truck Value Over $28,000 in one of IntelliChoice's nine overall categories. The Chevrolet Express 1500 LS and the LT Passenger Wagon (AWD and RWD) won in the Full-Size Van category.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Malibu and GMC Sierra 1500 were included in Consumers Digest annual 2010 Best Buy rankings. Other popular fleet and commercial vehicles named include Chevrolet Tahoe and Traverse, GMC Acadia and Yukon, and Buick Enclave. Also recognized were traditionally executive fleet vehicles the Cadillac SRX and CTS, and the Buick LaCrosse. Lastly, performance fleet vehicles, the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, rounded out the list.
U.S. News and World Report selected the GMC Terrain as one of its Best Cars to Buy for 2010, specifically noting its excellent fuel economy and impressive 32 mpg highway rating.
"GM's mission is to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles and I think these recognitions show our fleet and commercial customers that we are serious about this goal and can provide them with a wide-range of quality vehicles," Small said.
GM Fleet and Commercial vehicles were also recognized for their safety measures. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick in 2010 award went to both the Chevrolet Malibu in the Midsize Car category and the Buick LaCrosse in the Large Car category. This award recognized vehicles that perform the best in the Institute's tests of protecting people in front, side, rear and rollover crashes.
In addition, the GM 2.41 DOHC Ecotec I-4 engine, which is found in the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain, was recognized by the editors of Ward's Auto World at the 2010 10 Best Engines event.