2016 Chevrolet Camaro and 2016 Honda Accord make Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars List

Car and Driver has released their exciting list of 10 Best Cars for 2016 and it’s an impressive lineup.  Every year, Car and Driver enters a weeklong evaluation, looking for these new and improved vehicle virtues: value and engagement, performance and poise, sights and sounds, soul and character.

“It’s our job to unearth gems. Cars on the 10 Best list should have your neighbors asking questions, sometimes relating to your sanity. Issues of personal taste, social conformity, and other base impulses rarely factor in.”, says Eddie Alterman, editor at Car and Driver.

For us at Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC and Image Honda, it’s exciting to see two of our models appear on this prestigious list.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro – “A Corvette with a back seat”, J. Gall


The Camaro’s Highs: Uncommonly precise chassis, stonking performance, spectacular seats and steering wheel.

For the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s full review, click here.


2016 Honda Accord – “Someone who cares obviously headed development”, D. Sherman


The Accord’s Highs: Peerless powertrain, roomy interior, subtle good looks.

For the 2016 Honda Accord’s full review, click here.



Visit us at www.queenstononthemountain for our full lineup of Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models and at www.imagehonda.com to view our exciting Honda cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.


Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2016-10best-cars-the-winners-features-photos-and-more-feature

The Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

When you think Chevrolet, you can’t help but think of the Silverado.  As it’s one of our most popular vehicles here at Queenston, we were excited when Chevrolet released a sneak peek of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Joe De Stefano, brand manager, Chevrolet Trucks in Canada.

The Silverado’s bold new front end design adds aggressive horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting.

2016 silverado

Other changes for 2016 will include expanding the use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.

We will receive more information later this year regarding the 2016 Silverado’s revamped design – stay tuned to Hamilton Auto Blog for updates!  In the meantime, visit us at www.queenstonchev.com to browse our expansive Chevrolet inventory.



Smartphone Cooling in your Car!

Whoa, this is cool! No pun intended…

For 2016, Chevrolet has introduced a nifty new feature called Active Phone Cooling. This feature will be available on the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models that are equipped with the wireless charging option.

Most smartphones have built-in thermal protection features to protect battery life, but that protection – which can cause the phone to pause charging or turn off until it has cooled down – is inconvenient for drivers on the road who rely on their smartphones for streaming music, navigation or receiving phone calls.

What does Active Phone Cooling do? An air vent connected directly to the car’s air conditioning and ventilation system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging, sending cool air to help lower the phone’s temperature. Active Phone Cooling operates only when the HVAC system is turned on by the driver.

Active Phone Cooling

The 2016s are due to land in our showroom early next year and we can’t wait to check out the new innovations in technology that these GMs will feature. Visit us at www.queenstonchev.com for more details on our exciting Chevrolet lineup.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Redesign

If you are looking for a “showstopper” of a car, then take notice of the newly redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.  All-new from the ground up, the 2016 Malibu is almost 300 pounds lighter than previous models.  For a car that was introduced over 50 years ago, it continues to impress new generations.

The most fuel-efficient model yet, the 2016 Malibu is longer, lighter and offers passengers more interior space!  This car has everything you desire – it’s efficient and safer than ever, thanks to advanced safety features and technology that keeps you connected!  With exclusive OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity and wireless phone charging available, there is little that can’t be accomplished while on the road.  Standard safety technologies include 10 standard airbags, with available options that include; Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Parking Assist.

Are you a parent of a teen who just started driving?  If so, you may have certain concerns that arise each time they ask to borrow the car.  Well, worry no more!  The all-new Teen Driver Feature will enable parents to view their kids’ driving statistics such as speed, warning alerts and more. Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Feature is an industry first.

Additional vehicle high points include:

  • New power-dense Ecotec 1.5L turbo engine with fuel-saving stop/start technology (standard feature)
  • Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch touchscreen is standard on LS, LT and Hybrid models
  • Chevrolet MyLink with an 8-inch touch screen is available on LT and Hybrid Models and standard on Premier model
  • Chevrolet MyLink with navigation is available with 8 inch MyLink system and features three-dimensional maps.
  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on all models (includes 3 month/3GB data trial – whichever comes first)

The styling on the all-new Malibu is similar in many ways to the 2014 Impala. It’s sleek, elongated and shows off the dual-port grille. Contemporary lighting is a strong characteristic and includes a light-emitting diode (LED daytime running lamps available on LT and Premier Models). The Malibu Premier also includes LED taillamps. With so much to offer, there is no doubt you will want to take this vehicle for a test-drive when it hits our showroom floor in the late fall of this year.

If you are interested in learning more about the new 2016 Malibu or any other vehicles in our award-winning lineup, please visit us at one of our 2 Queenston locations: Queenston on Centennial (905-560-2020) and Queenston on the Mountain (905-528-7001).

Online at www.queenstonchev.com


2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The sporty and fun Cruze has been Chevrolet’s best-selling global car, and it’s getting a complete makeover for the 2016 model year.  The new Cruze will be larger and lighter, more sophisticated and even more efficient than before.

Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

2016 cruze front

Due in North America in early 2016, where a new, standard 1.4L turbocharged engine with direct injection and an SAE-certified 153 horsepower (113 kW) will contribute to a General Motors-estimated 5.9 L/100km highway fuel efficiency with the available six-speed automatic transmission. Stop/start technology contributes to the Cruze’s efficiency in stop-and-go driving.  The new turbo engine and a leaner architecture that contributes up to a 113 kilogram (250-lbs.) overall weight reduction also contribute to the new Cruze offering stronger performance, with expected 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration of eight seconds.

“The 2016 Cruze builds on a very successful program that introduced Chevrolet to new customers the world over,” said Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America. “We retained all the attributes that made the original Cruze a hit around the globe and built on them to make this car more sophisticated, more fun and more Chevrolet.”

Some highlights of the all-new Cruze include:

  • Next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, including a standard 7-inch-diagonal screen and available 8-inch-diagonal screen (at launch, 8-inch screen only with Apple CarPlay)
  • Projector headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lighting – and LED daytime running lamps on uplevel models
  • More standard features than most competitors such as 10 air bags, four-wheel disc brakes, rearview camera and available OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New available features including wireless phone charging, heated rear leather seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available advanced safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert


The Cruze will also boast a new model range for North America including L, LS, LT and Premier – and a more expressive RS package.

Esthetically, the Cruze’s sleek profile is complemented by detailed, layered line work in the hood and body-side panels, contributing to an overall impression of muscularity – with an athletic stance enhanced by a longer wheelbase. The headlamps sweep back into the front fenders and an expressive, stacked dual-port grille design offers upscale attention to detail. LT and Premier models feature premium forward lighting systems, including projector-beam headlamps and LED signature daytime running lamps.

2016 cruze rear







The redesigned interior will feature more spaciousness and legroom in both the front and rear passenger areas and will echo the exterior’s lean, muscular design. A mixture of accents, from piano black and matte black finishes to bright trim, along with more premium features such as available heated rear leather seats and wireless phone charging, complement the cabin with an upscale ambience.

2016 cruze interior

As always, safety is the Cruze’s top priority.  It features a new, stronger body structure that incorporates high-strength steel in key areas, a segment-leading 10 standard air bags, and available safety features including an expanded range of adaptive crash-avoidance technologies.  These include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

Cruising into our showroom in early 2016, the all-new Chevrolet Cruze is set to take Canada by storm!   Visit us today or browse our online showroom at www.queenstonchev.com.




The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Reveal

We all know this has been a big year for Chevrolet and their entire full-sized truck line.  With the reengineering of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500, we saw a lot of big changes and truly got a sense of what Chevy meant when they said “finding new roads”.  Well, on November 20th at 12:30pm ET at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevrolet will be revealing the final piece to Chevrolet’s pick-up truck portfolio with the reveal of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

Re-defining what a midsize pick-up is, the new Colorado has been designed to be the “most capable, most versatile and technologically advanced midsize truck in the market”

We are inviting you to join us on our AutoHwy Facebook page on November 20th at 12:30pm for the LIVE reveal in Los Angeles!

2015 Colorado reveal

As always, we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in any of the vehicles in our award winning line-up by visiting us at Queenston on the Mountain or Queenston on Centennial.  For the latest and up to date information make sure to follow us at Hamilton Auto Blog.

Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel And It’s Trek On The Trans-Canada In A Fuel Efficiency Challenge

clean cruze cross canada picLast Thursday, husband and wife team Garry Sowerby and Lisa Calvi embarked on a challenge some might call crazy.  Over the course of 10 days, they will venture on a cross Canada Journey from Vancouver to Halifax on the Trans-Canada Highway in an attempt to set the record for lowest fuel consumption.  “We want to set a record that will be difficult for someone else to beat within the same parameters”, said Lisa Calvi.

Sp why did this couple choose to drive the all-new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel?  The answer is simple!  It is better than any non-hybrid passenger car in Canada, so what better car to help them break the record.  The Cruze diesel offers a segment leading 151 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft torque.  Additionally, it comes with a sex speed automatic transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio, 140-amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery 17 inch alloy wheels, ultra-low-rolling resistance all-season tires, Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and more.  the starting price of the Cruze Diesel is only $24,945.  Even with the $1550 destination charge, the Cruze Diesel is a better value than the comparable Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic.

This current record for lowest fuel consumption was set last year by Volkswagen and Shell with a consumption of 5.59L/100km when they used a 2012 VW Passat with a gasoline engine.  this year, with the Cruze Diesel, Garry and Lisa are hoping to have a highway fuel consumption rating somewhere in the four-point something litre per 100km range.

In order to achieve this, the adventurous couple will face a few challenges along the way such; maintaining the speed limits, finding the shortest route possible and having very little time for food, stops and accomodations.

If you would like to follow their journey, visit their blog at driving.ca or keep reading Hamilton Auto Blog for the latest up to date information on all things Chevrolet.  If you are interested in purchasing the Cruze Diesel or any other vehicles in our award winning line-up please visit us at http://www.queenstonchev.com.

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: GM Canada, Driving.ca