Take 13 seconds to watch this. It could save your life. 

Yeah, I know it’s not a model Chevy in this video, but I really think it’s worth watching.  This quick video how weight distribution and tongue weight plays a huge roll in trailering safety.

If you have questions about how much weight your Chevy can tow, please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or drop by our showroom.  Or, Visit our Website.  We’ll be happy to help.

Everything you want to know about Cruze Hatchback

Everything you want to know about Cruze Hatchback at Ron Westphal Chevy
Everything you want to know about Cruze Hatchback

Everything you want to know about Cruze Hatchback.  Hatchback enthusiasts can browse our new 2017 All-New Cruze Hatchback pages.  We offer details about exterior, interior, powertrain, safety, colors, technology, options/specs and more.  We even have videos.  Pretty much everything you want to know about Cruze Hatchback.  In one place.  No need to scrounge the web.  We have all the information you need RIGHT HERE.

Cruze HatchBack Exterior

The all new 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback is available in LT and Premier trim levels.  Base L and LS models have been eliminated for hatchback models only.  READ MORE

Cruze Hatchback Interior

A heated steering wheel along with heated front AND rear seats are just two of the available options on the 2017 Cruze Hatchback.
Athens leather interior (seating surfaces only) features upscale French seams.  READ MORE.

Cruze Hatchback Colors

The 2017 Chevy Cruze deletes two colors – Siren Red Tintcoat and Blue Ray Metallic but replaces them with four new ones- Arctic Blue Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Graphite Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat – all of which are available on the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback.  READ MORE

Cruze Hatchback Videos

Looking for a video on a particular vehicle?  Contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630, use our CHAT feature, or TEXT us your request.  We’ll be happy to shoot video (and take pictures) of the Chevy Cruze hatchback you requested.  The same offer applies to any other make/model we have in stock.  READ MORE

Cruze Hatchback Technology



If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Or, visit our showroom anytime for a demo drive.

0% car & truck deals near Chicago, IL

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0% car & truck deals near Chicago, IL
0% car & truck deals near Chicago, IL at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL.

Just announced–Ron Westphal Chevy is offering 0% apr for up to 72 months* on all remaining new and demo 2016 Chevrolet models.  This amazing offer ends October 10th, 2016.



Everyone can receive a quick quote by calling Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  You can receive vehicle information by email, text, fax or phone.

We offer free, no-hassle test drives.  Just give us a call and let us know you are on your way.  We will make sure the vehicle you are interested in is freshly washed-which makes it ready for inspection.

We are located in Aurora, IL which makes us just minutes away from Plainfield, Naperville, Oswego and Elburn.  Being located in the Fox Valley area puts us 1 hour or less from most Chicago residents.


Most of all, we want Chicagoans to know we want their business.  People driving here from the Windy City want to make sure it is worth their time and trouble.  Our professional staff will make sure your visit is worth the drive.  No pushy salespeople.  No bait and switch.  Just friendly folks offering you a fantastic deal on a new car, truck, van or suv of your choice.

We are a large dealership with small town values.  Clients can browse through hundreds of new vehicles.  As of today, we have over 80 brand new Chevy Cruze sedans and hatchbacks in stock!  And, we offer a much larger selection of trucks than most other area dealerships.  Suburbans, Tahoes, Silverados, Colorados, Equinox, Trax, Traverse and more.  We even stock work vehicles such as Express Vans.

Yes, Ron Westphal Chevy is worth the trip from the Chicago area.  And, while you are here we can direct you to local points of interest and fantastic restaurants along with outlet malls and other shopping.

0% car & truck deals

Because we are located in Kendall county, most folks really appreciate our sales tax rate.

*Plus tax, license and fees.  Must be approved by lender.  See dealer for program details.

EPA’s gas mileage ratings drop for some 2017 models

EPA's gas mileage ratings drop for some 2017 models
The 2017 Volkswagen Passat will see a drop in gas mileage under the new EPA ratings.

The EPA’s gas mileage ratings for 2017 will make some folks change their minds about which vehicle to purchase.

New-car shoppers will see mileage numbers on the window stickers of many 2017 model-year cars that are lower than their 2016 predecessors, even though the cars have no mechanical or aerodynamic differences.  It’s due to a change in the way that the Environmental Protection Agency calculates window-sticker gas mileage in an effort to better reflect real-world mileage, according to the agency and automakers.

EPA’s gas mileage ratings drop for some 2017 models

The change could meaningfully affect EPA ratings on nearly 30% of all new cars, a analysis of 2017 model-year EPA data indicates.

The analysis looked at the top 75 best-selling vehicles through July with no mechanical or aerodynamic changes. Out of that group, there were 84 variations of individual vehicles (the V-6 versus the four-cylinder, for example). Twenty-three of those, or 27.4%, received a lower EPA highway and city combined driving mileage rating for the 2017 model year.

The revisions could cause consumers to change their minds about models. Bill Meyer, a Kansas City attorney, saw that the 2017 Volkswagen Passat that he has been eyeing fell 4 miles per gallon, from 38 mpg to 34 mpg, in its EPA highway mileage rating, and 2 mpg combined.

“When I looked at the window sticker, I thought, ‘Wow, this is taking a big hit,'” Meyer said. “Why is there such a mileage discrepancy? Thirty-four is not nearly as interesting to me as 38. So it’s making me rethink my decision.”

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Models seeing the drop of a single mile per gallon in their combined ratings included versions of Honda Accord, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Sonata. Versions of the Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry Hybrid fell by 2 mpg in combined highway and city driving.

The recalculation means shoppers cannot compare 2017 mileage numbers to their 2016 predecessors, but has learned the EPA plans to address this soon with updates to its website that will allow shoppers to compare the new numbers with models as far back as the 2011 model year.

Real-world mileage shouldn’t change for drivers, but the EPA ratings could fall noticeably in the agency’s biggest adjustment since it issued sweeping changes to window-sticker mileage ratings nearly a decade ago.

The analysis turned up more changes than in the EPA’s own checks into gas mileage on 2016 model-year cars. The agency ran 1,209 fuel-economy results from the 2016 model year through the agency’s updated calculations. Just 15% of that group — 186 variations — fell by 1 mpg in combined. Thirteen, or about 1%, increased by 1 mpg. The combined mileage stayed the same for the remaining 84%.

EPA figures are seldom whole numbers, so rounding can mask — or exaggerate — actual changes. Some cars may actually see their values increase, the EPA notes, but the difference is “so small and subtle” that the perceived change could be more the result of rounding.

“Some of those changed because they were 26.4 before and now they’re 26.6 after,” says Byron Bunker, director of the compliance division at the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “When you change these methodologies you’ll move some more for rounding.”

EPA’s gas mileage ratings

United States Environmental Protection Agency has new fuel economy ratings for 2017
United States Environmental Protection Agency has new fuel economy ratings for 2017

When the EPA issued its broad update of fuel-economy ratings back in 2008, it required automakers to go from two testing cycles to five, adding tests for things such as cold-weather operation, higher speeds, faster acceleration and air-conditioning usage. It also tried to reflect other real-world factors such as road conditions and wind.

Still, a lot of automakers stuck with two-cycle testing and applied what’s called a “curve fit” — a mathematical correction that aligns the results from two cycles to a hypothetical five-cycle test. The EPA developed the math from data it gathered from 2002 to 2006.

“The manufacturer can choose to run all five or run just the city-highway [cycles] and just apply the curve fit,” explained Ryan Harty, who manages Honda’s environmental business development office. “Not all labs have that [five-cycle] capability, and I think EPA recognized that.”

If you have any additonal questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Thanks!

EPA’s gas mileage ratings.  Source:  Kelsey Mays,