Six bands have made it to the finals in Chevrolet’s Battle of the Bands competition for the Billboard Music Awards. Each band received keys to a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze to use to travel to Las Vegas to compete in the battle of the bands finals. Once the bands “Cruze” into Vegas, they will compete for the opportunity to perform live at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday May 20.
The Chevy Cruze is the Chevrolet’s top-selling passenger car world-wide and has been named Best Compact Car for the Money by U.S. News and World Report. The Cruze ECO can gain up to 42 miles per gallon on the highway. The Cruze is nicely equipped, has plenty of interior space, and comes at a much cheaper price than other vehicles in its class.
The six bands that have made it to the finals are from all across the United States. The bands include: Savannah Outen, Saints of Valory, Take the Day, Patent Pending, Doe Eye, and After the Smoke.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of the 20 safest small cars that have a starting price below $20,000. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO and Sonic are among the cars on the list.
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO comes with excellent interior space, plenty of standard features, and great fuel economy. Its 138-horsepower, 1.4-Liter turbocharged engine gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on the highway. Optional features include rear parking assist and remote vehicle start.
New for 2012, the Chevrolet Sonic offers sporty styling, great performance and versatility, as it is available as a hatchback or sedan. Power windows and heated mirrors are available on the LT trim. Along with every new GM vehicle, the Sonic also comes with the OnStar System for 6 months.
The cars that made this list had to earn top safety scores in all IIHS safety crash ratings, including front, side, rollover, and rear-end crash tests. They also have to be well-performing and efficient small cars that have a sticker price starting below $20,000.