2012 Parents Tested
Chevrolet Orlando Models
*Discounts expire May 31, 2013
Orlando is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your lifestyle by helping you get the most out of the vehicle you drive. Optimize your time on the road – with the 2013 Chevy Orlando.
A Welcome Presence
A cursory glance at the Chevrolet Orlando will immediately tell you that this is an MPV which is looking to break the traditional family van mould, to make its own design statement and, arguably, set the pace for future design to follow.
At the front of the vehicle, the design team has created a face for Orlando, which is bold and unmistakably new Chevrolet, with a dual-port grille split with the body color divide and a large Chevrolet bow-tie positioned proudly in the center.
A sculptured hood with center crease line flows into the front fenders which themselves are sculptured with aggressively flared wheel arches, to emphasize Chevrolet's 'body-in, wheels-out' design philosophy. The Orlando features lower body cladding including a deep front splitter below the bumper section, which houses the front fog lamps; this adds to the vehicles durability but also enhances its SUV style. Taken as a whole, the Orlando has a confident and purposeful stance when viewed from the front and front three-quarter.
Chevrolet Orlando's headlamp with its piano black surrounding bezel and chrome parabola and the linear turn signal under the head-lamp, gives it a premium appearance.
Turn every trip into a vacation.
The name Orlando conjures up one of the ultimate in family fun destinations. The vehicle that bears that name is designed to live up to that concept. It has the capacity to carry up to seven people in three rows of comfortable seating – it also has the capacity to do so much more, from accommodating the stuff your family brings along, to entertaining everyone along the way. Four-way front bucket seat adjusters ensure the right support for lengthy drives – anyone hear those words: road trip? You can even upgrade to first class with the LTZ model that features heated front bucket seats with power six-way driver's seat adjusters, in addition to automatic climate controls that let you set a temperature and let the system do the rest.
The more-than-just-family vehicle.
A family consists of more than just people – it's a household with everything that goes along with it. From groceries to snowboards – camping gear to hockey bags. You need a vehicle that transports not just your family members and friends – but also your lifestyle. Orlando is with you every step, every move, every game, every holiday along the way. For openers, there are wide-opening rear doors for easy access to the second and third rows. Orlando adapts to your changing itinerary, with an easily reconfigured interior that features split-folding second and third-row seating that enables you to combine people and their things together effortlessly. You can fold both rows down flat to open up an enormous 1594 L of cargo room. Life moves fast – Orlando is the family vehicle that can keep up.
Family Vehicle. Driver's Vehicle. No longer a contradiction.
Make no mistake: Orlando is designed and engineered with an understanding that while family is a priority, you never want to lose sight of your joy of driving. That is clear the moment you focus on the dual-cockpit design and glance over at the stylish ambient blue instrument panel lighting. Look a little closer and take note of the Driver Information Centre that keeps track of everything from average fuel efficiency to the status of the GM Oil Life Monitoring System. You can even keep track of the little ones in the rear seats, thanks to the standard child-view mirror above the rearview mirror. You can adjust the steering wheel to your desired position using the standard tilt function or the tilt and telescopic steering column on LT and LTZ models. Then shift the six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic into gear and feel a brand of performance that is unusual in a vehicle this practical.
The performance you want. The fuel efficiency you demand.
Fuel efficiency isn't a bonus or, something that's nice to have. It's mandatory with gas prices as high as they are. Orlando was engineered from the get-go with that reality in mind. The real bonus is that Orlando delivers extraordinary fuel efficiency for a seven-seater, yet with a level of performance that satisfies your desire for a fulfilling drive. That's what sets Orlando's 2.4L ECOTEC® dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine apart. The highway fuel consumption rating is an impressive 6.7 L/100 km – the best efficiency of any seven-seater. The output of 174 horsepower is equally noteworthy. That combination is thanks to advanced engine management technologies like Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) that optimize both power and fuel efficiency. Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions also contribute to the frugal fuel consumption stats. You want it. You demand it. You can get it all from Orlando.
Take to the Road with Confidence
With up to seven people on board, safety is never far from your mind. So you’ll be pleased to learn that Orlando is equipped with a series of safety features that will contribute to your peace of mind. Your first line of defence is provided by a host of driver control technologies that help you avoid an incident. They include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and panic brake assist, plus electronic traction control and StabiliTrak®. Electronic stability control systems like StabiliTrak® have been proven to reduce the risk of a fatal single-vehicle crash by a remarkable 63 percent. If a collision cannot be avoided, Orlando protects the integrity of the passenger compartment with a reinforced steel safety cage and six standard airbags. In fact, the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando received a 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety rating. Travel with a full complement of passengers – and the reassurance of a vehicle engineered and equipped with safety in mind.
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