Forbes Announced “Safest Small Cars” and Carl Hogan GM is Proudly Showcasing the Winners

Carl Hogan GM in Columbus, MS is happy to offer the Chevrolet winners for safest small cars under $20K.

Columbus, MS, December 30, 2011 --( The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze and 2012 Chevy Sonic have both been named as top competitors on Forbes “Safest Small Cars Under $20K” list. Carl Hogan GM, located in Columbus, MS, is happy to announce that they are fully stocked with these small top safety vehicles.

Fuel efficiency has been a significant growing topic among the automotive industry within the last few years. Auto makers are digging deep to design the most innovative and fuel efficient cars. A lot of times, better fuel efficiency means a smaller car and sometimes smaller can be scary for the consumers who value top-notch safety as well. In the past, safety meant large SUVs or trucks, and fully equipped minivans. Now, auto makers, especially Chevrolet, have given the consumers the best of both worlds: great gas mileage with the safety features of a large family vehicle, and all under $20,000.

The Chevy Cruze has an estimated 25 city/ 36 highway mpg, and with an Eco model that can get up to 28 city/ 42 highway models. Making the Cruze stand out in safety features includes, StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, 10 standard airbags including frontal side-impact and knee air bags, a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperform the requirements. In addition, the Chevy Cruze comes standard with the OnStar® system in case of emergencies.

Similar to the Cruze, the Chevrolet Sonic averages an estimated 26 city / 36 highway mpg, and with an optional 1.4-liter turbocharged engine can get up to 40 mpg on the highway. Being slightly smaller than the Cruze, the Chevy Sonic is the first in its class with 10 standard airbags. Equipped with many of the same features as the Cruze, this small Chevy offers extensive safety features for prevention, like the OnStar® technology and StabiliTrak®.

Both vehicles were also named 2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

To learn more about each of the vehicles, or to jump in and take a test drive in the top safety pick vehicles, call Carl Hogan GM or check out their website at and explore the additional features of the Chevy Cruze and Sonic.

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