Suburban RST Named to List of 23 Coolest Family Cars

Choosing a family-friendly vehicle means finding a car that meets your safety, comfort and infotainment needs. However, driving a spacious family hauler doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. The editors at U.S. News & World Report recently compiled a list of the 23 Coolest Family Cars, and the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban RST made the list for having modern design elements along with impressive amenities.

The Suburban is an appealing option for large families with seating for up to nine people and plenty of cargo space. The RST Edition also has the power you need for road trips, featuring the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The modern exterior of the Suburban RST comes with 22-inch Gloss Black wheels along with other blacked-out components, including badging, emblems and a sport grille. These sleek design elements make the SUV stand out from other vehicles on the road.

Inside each Suburban model, you can also find an array of advanced technologies for the whole family to enjoy. For instance, the Chevrolet Infotainment System makes it easy to connect to your loved ones with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities, while Bluetooth® streaming audio lets you listen to your favorite playlists.

If you’re interested in driving a cool family car, like the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban RST, call us at Curry Auto Center in Bloomington, Indiana, to learn about the vehicles we have available.

Chevrolet Is Upgrading the 2021 Suburban and Tahoe

Chevrolet will be offering the 2021 Suburban and Tahoe as part of its impressive full-size SUV lineup. The new SUVs are receiving exciting updates to provide you with comfortable rides and stylish designs.

Versatile trim offerings

The 2021 Suburban and Tahoe are each be available in six different trims so you can find a model that suits your needs. At the top of the line is the High Country trim, which has head-turning design elements. The Z71 trim also allows you to take on off-road paths for fun family adventures.

Smooth performance

Both SUVs give you the choice between three different engines, each of which pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Magnetic Ride Control is available to help you stay in control on the drive. The available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension also adjusts to a variety of driving conditions to enhance the SUV’s comfort and ride height.

Superior technologies

You can opt for a 10-inch Chevrolet Infotainment System and nine camera views to make parking a breeze. The Rear Seat Media System is available with 12.6-inch displays to keep your children entertained on the ride. While driving, the available 15-inch Head-Up Display can project relevant information, such as safety alerts and directions, onto your windshield, keeping you updated without requiring you to look away from the road.

We at Curry Auto Center in Bloomington, Indiana, are excited for the release of the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. Call us to learn about the different SUVs we have in stock.

ALG Presents Sierra HD and Silverado HD with 2020 Technology Innovation Award

ALG recently revealed the winners of its prestigious 2020 Innovation Awards. These awards go to vehicles that utilize impressive design elements, features and technologies. Both the GMC Sierra HD and the Chevrolet Silverado HD won the 2020 Technology Innovation Award.  

In its second year of presenting the Innovation Awards, ALG specifically recognized vehicles that performed well in design, convenience, powertrain and technology categories. Eric Lyman, Chief Industry Analyst at ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, said, “This year’s winners have set the bar high in their respective categories and have given consumers a reason to consider them when shopping for their next new vehicle.”

ALG was impressed by the towing technologies in the GMC Sierra HD and the Chevrolet Silverado HD, which led to the trucks’ award win. For the 2020 model year, both trucks offer up to 15 available camera views so that you can more easily take tight turns and hitch your trailer.

You can opt to have the Bed View, Hitch View and even the Transparent Trailer View, which can help you keep an eye on the traffic behind you. You can check out the different views conveniently using the available infotainment system.   

If you’re in the market for a capable truck with the latest technologies, consider the 2020 GMC Sierra HD or the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. You can take each model out for test drive at Curry Auto Center.

Chevrolet Colorado Places on the List of Best Diesel Trucks

When you want the advantages and versatility of a pickup for fun daily drives, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is the way to go. This truck has impressive towing capacities, powerful performance and family-friendly technology. Plus, the truck is available with the impressive 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, which earned it a spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Diesel Trucks of 2020.

The 2020 Colorado is available with three different engines, including the Duramax® engine, which delivers 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for this engine, the truck can tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Not only is the diesel engine powerful, but it also is incredibly efficient, getting a best-in-class EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway.* As such, the engine helps you spend less time pumping gas and more time cruising down the road.

Along with offering great powertrains, the 2020 Colorado also stands out for having a comfortable interior filled with advanced technologies. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities so you can stay entertained on the road. The available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot also keeps you connected as you drive.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is well-deserving of being on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Diesel Trucks of 2020. Learn more about the truck at Curry Auto Center.

* EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine.

How the 2020 GMC Yukon and Acadia Differ

The 2020 GMC Yukon and Acadia are luxurious options for large families. The sizeable SUVS are both comfortable and sophisticated options, though there are some key differences that can help you select the model that can best suit your needs.

Interior features

The midsize Acadia can seat up to seven passengers in its cabin, while the full-size Yukon can hold up to nine passengers. In the Acadia, you can fold down the second and third rows to get 79 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Yukon offers more cargo volume behind the first row with 94.7 cubic feet of space.  

Both of these models have cozy cabins with standard amenities, like tri-zone automatic climate control and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capabilities. However, the base trim of the Acadia comes standard with different technologies, such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, which are not available on the base trim of the Yukon.

Powertrain lineup

As the larger of the two vehicles, the Yukon offers more powerful powertrains, the most impressive being the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, which delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The Acadia gives you three engine options so you are better able to find the right combination of power and efficiency for the SUV. Its most powerful engine is the 3.6-liter V6, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

If you have a larger family in need of more space and power, the 2020 GMC Yukon is a great option. The 2020 GMC Acadia is ideal for families in need of less space and wanting more technologies. Check out both SUVs when you visit Curry Auto Center.

The MultiPro™ Tailgate with MultiPro™ Audio System by KICKER®

The available MultiPro™ Tailgate with MultiPro™ Audio System by KICKER® can enhance your tailgating experience and make working on projects more enjoyable. This impressive audio system adds a seventh function to the GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate and allows you to listen to your favorite music. 

GMC dealerships can install the 100-watt exterior audio system, which integrates with the inner gate panel of the MultiPro™, on the 2019 or 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. With two 4-inch coaxial drivers, USB™ and AUX cord ports, an amplifier and controls, and Bluetooth® streaming capability, the Audio System can keep you and your passengers entertained.

You can listen to audio without having to roll down your windows or leave your engine running since the audio system and the infotainment system operate independently from each other. The durable audio system can also withstand harsh weather conditions and dirt.

To enjoy your music, you can choose to connect your device with an AUX cord, a USB™ port or Bluetooth®. When selecting Bluetooth®, you are also able to listen to available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio stations.

You can learn about the MultiPro™ Audio System by KICKER® and other advanced technologies available for the GMC Sierra 1500 when you take the truck out for a test drive at Curry Auto Center

SiriusXM 360L Satellite Radio Added to 2020 GMC Sierra HD

2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD | Bloomington, IN

The new 2020 GMC Sierra HD offers an array of exciting new features. One feature that the truck has added is SiriusXM 360L satellite radio, which is an available entertainment option.

The SiriusXM radio service combines streaming audio with satellite radio. SiriusXM 360L improves upon the SiriusXM and provides more than 200 channels of content to enjoy. You can also listen to pre-recorded shows, sports broadcasts, events and interviews.

SiriusXM 360L even gives you content recommendations, which are based on the content you choose to listen to. You can take advantage of a free trial period before deciding if you want to subscribe to the service. 

SiriusXM 360L is available on the 2020 Sierra HD SLE when you opt for the ProGrade™ Trailering System or the Preferred Package. SiriusXM 360L capability also comes standard on the AT4, SLT and Denali trims.

The 2020 Sierra HD comes with many other connective technologies. The available Premium GMC Infotainment System has Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay capability so you listen to your favorite music and answer phone calls. There’s also an optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you stay connected on drives.

You can learn about the technology in the 2020 GMC Sierra HD when you take it out for a test drive at Curry Auto Center.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Has Improved Range


2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Chevrolet Bolt EV can now travel farther for the model year 2020. On just a single full charge, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range, which is 21 miles more than the previous models.*

In order to attain this range increase, the Chevrolet battery engineering team changed the cell chemistry so that neither the physical battery pack nor the battery’s incorporation into the vehicle’s structure had to change.

If you are an original purchaser of a new Bolt EV, you can also utilize the Energy Assist feature on the myChevrolet mobile app.** This feature allows you to locate charging stations and even plan a trip with stops at charging stations. You can also project the Energy Assist feature onto your infotainment system by using Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®.

Chevrolet is also partnering with Qmerit to make it easier for you to find certified electricians who can install charging equipment at your house. As a result, you could conveniently charge your Bolt EV from the comfort of your home.

We at Curry Auto Center are excited about the improvements added to the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Learn more about the vehicle’s features and how an electric vehicle could match your lifestyle at our dealership.

* Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

** Requires active OnStar service and compatible device. Data rates apply. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.



Driving on Halloween



Halloween is a fun holiday to celebrate, but it can also be a dangerous time to drive since children are trick or treating. Follow these tips to help ensure safe driving on Halloween.

Turn on your headlights

Residential streets are filled with children walking from house to house and potentially crossing the streets in search of candy. Keep your headlights on at all times of the day to allow you to see the people around you and allow children to better notice your vehicle.

Drive under the speed limit

Drive slower than the posted speed limit during Halloween, especially when you drive in neighborhoods. Children can quickly cross streets without much warning, so drive slow to increase your response time and stop when necessary.

Don’t pass stopped vehicles

Vehicles stopped on the sides of streets are likely dropping off or picking up children. Do not pass a vehicle if you see anyone near it, and be sure to give the vehicle ample time before you attempt to pass it.

Alert law enforcement

If you see a reckless or drunk driver, immediately alert law enforcement. Try to catch the vehicle’s license plate or its model and color if you can. We at Curry Auto Center wish you and your family a safe drive on Halloween. Before heading out, stop by our dealership for any necessary service.



Buick Improved in Overall Quality According to New J.D. Power Study



Over the past few years, Buick has made updates to popular SUVs, like the Buick Envision. With its recent changes, Buick improved in overall quality, as demonstrated by J.D. Power’s latest quality study, and outshined other automakers.

There’s no doubt that virtually all automakers have made steady improvements in areas, such as connectivity and driver-assistive safety features. Buick, in particular, has added some impressive technology features to the newest models in its lineups. However, while new connectivity technology is a great thing, traditional vehicle functions are still important to the overall vehicle quality. With its higher J.D. Power ranking, Buick is proving that its vehicles have a great balance between innovative tech and dependable functionality.

The J.D. Power study is based on surveys given to new vehicle lessees or owners, who have had their vehicles for 90 days. The study asked drivers 233 questions in eight different categories and covered everything from minor problems, like Bluetooth® connectivity, to major problems, like powertrain issues.

J.D. Power found that, on average, real drivers reported 93 problems in every 100 vehicles. Buick drivers reported fewer overall problems than the average, with drivers finding only 92 problems in every 100 vehicles.

Notably, Buick saw a large improvement in overall quality while many competitors didn’t see much of a change in quality. Buick earned the 11th place overall, which is much higher than its 16th placement previously.

We at Curry Auto Center are proud to have Buick vehicles on our lot. Contact us and test-drive one of our many great vehicles and try out their exciting features firsthand.