4 Reasons the Chevy Colorado is the Perfect Truck

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The Chevy Colorado is a truck for the city and adventure and in 2015 and 2016 it was Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. Not many trucks give drivers the best of both worlds like the Colorado does. The Colorado is strong and powerful like a truck should be, and it’s also fuel efficient and affordable. What makes the Colorado so great for the city? Here are the top four reasons.

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What Size SUV Do You Need? Chevy Has Them All

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If you are interested in an SUV or CUV, look no further. Chevy offers five different SUVs with different features. But don’t worry, all five vehicles have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Cars, so no matter your choice, you’ll be in good hands.

Chevy Trax

The Chevy Trax is Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle and it is a CUV. It is the perfect size for navigating tight city streets or going on long road trips. The 2017 Trax is a five-passenger CUV that has a 1.4-cylinder engine that pushes out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The Trax is equipped with fold down seats, including the passenger seat, so it is easy to maximize cargo space when needed. The 2017 Chevy Trax is one of the most affordable CUVs on the market with a starting price of $21,000. [click to continue…]

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Happy 50th to the Chevrolet Camaro

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Happy New Year! Now that it is officially 2017 we can say Happy 50th Anniversary to the Chevrolet Camaro. Yep, believe it or not the American car icon, the Chevy Camaro has been around since 1967. To celebrate the past 50 years, Chevrolet put out a special-edition 2017 Chevy Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition and it isn’t hard to love.

The Chevrolet Camaro was originally designed to compete with the Ford Mustang, and the two have been competing ever since. Throughout the six generations of the Camaro it has changed and grown a lot, yet it’s never been far from its muscle car roots. [click to continue…]

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A Banner Year for Chevy Vehicles

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2016 has been an all around great and well-rounded year for Chevy. They won tons of awards, they had the MOTOR TREND 2016 Car and Truck of the Year, and they released the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and it is pretty impressive. Check it out.

J.D. Power Awards

JD Power Awards are a big deal and in 2016, seven Chevy models earned awards and Chevy took home more J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards than any other brand. The Chevy Malibu, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Camaro and Chevy Equinox all earned the title as “Most Dependable” in their class and the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Spark, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Silverado LD and Chevy Equinox were all named “Highest Ranked in Initial Quality” in their class. [click to continue…]

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WardsAuto 10 Best Engines, Chevy Volt + Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Wards Auto just released their list of “10 Best Engines of 2017” and a couple of them are available at Miami Lakes Automall — the 2017 Chevy Volt and the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both vehicles are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that offer drivers the option to run on pure electricity, gas or a combination of both.

1.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder: 2017 Chevy Volt

For the second year in a row, the engine in the second-generation Chevy Volt has made Wards list of 10 Best Engines. The engine is a Voltec 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a two motor drive unit. The Volt can travel up to 53-miles on pure electricity and when all of the systems works together the Volt has a fuel economy of 106 MPGe and a total driving range of 420 miles. [click to continue…]

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Chevy’s Alternative Fuel Engines on 2017 Heavy-Duty Trucks

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The growing need and want for alternative fuel options in vehicles is more prevalent than ever before. What is interesting is that many truck drivers care about fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options. That is why Chevy has partnered with Power Solutions International (PSI), a well-known company for alternative fuel, to create heavy-duty trucks that are fuel efficient, durable and strong.  

Types of Alternative Fuel

There are many different types of alternative fuels and some alternative fuels are more popular and beneficial than others. Some of the most popular types of alternative fuels include natural gas, hydrogen, and of course, electric and they each have their own benefits and drawbacks.

The most popular fuel alternative option is electric vehicles. These vehicles use absolutely no gas or fuel of any sort because they are powered by battery that is charged by electricity. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as they have evolved to last longer between charges, as well as create just as much power as fuel run vehicles. [click to continue…]

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Chevy Has 3 of America’s Most Loved Vehicles

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It’s no surprise that Chevrolet earned three spots on Strategic Vision’s Most Loved Vehicles List of 2016. Like the annual J.D. Power does for the Initial Quality Study, Strategic Vision surveys drivers with new cars about their experience with their new vehicle. However, Strategic Vision asks drivers to evaluate the vehicle on their “love” for the car rather than on the quality of the car. Here’s a quick look at the three Chevy models that were “most loved” in their class.

Mid-Size Alternative Powertrain (APT) Car: 2016 Chevy Volt

For the 2016 model year, Chevy introduced an all-new redesigned model of the Chevy Volt. The new model’s exterior, interior and motor had all been upgraded and its new features helped it win several awards.

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, so it is powered by a battery, gas or a combination of both. Thanks to Chevy’s use of regenerative braking, the Volt has an excellent battery range of 53 miles and when the gas and battery systems work together, the Volt has a combined city/highway range of 106 MPGe. In addition to being efficient, the Volt is spacious and attractive, a trait that many PHEVs lack.

Premium Coupe: 2016 Chevy Corvette

Last year the Corvette Convertible was the most loved premium convertible and this year it takes the title as the most loved premium coupe. Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Corvette accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and it hugs corners and curves like a professional race car.

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2017 Chevy Spark ACTIV Debut, Coming Soon

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Chevrolet has already added a few new models and trims to the 2017 lineup and they just added another, the 2017 Chevy Spark ACTIV. The Spark ACTIV is a more robust, versatile and sportier version of Chevy’s mini-car, the Chevy Spark.

The Spark ACTIV is new to the Chevy lineup, but is sure to be a huge seller because it is fuel efficient, tech savvy and affordable. The new Spark ACTIV has been on display at a few auto shows and it is expected to hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2017, which is right around the corner. Check out the details below, and feel free to let us know what you think on our Facebook!

New Exterior Style

To create something for busy professionals on a budget living in big cities, the Spark ACTIV has an urban chic aesthetic wrapped in a small package that easily navigates through tight city streets. Its two-door exterior style lies somewhere between a compact utility vehicle and a sporty-looking mini-car that has trail-inspired features.

Trail Capabilities

To enhance the Spark ACTIV’s trail capabilities, the Spark ACTIV has a few exterior differences. Thanks to a revised suspension, the Spark ACTIV’s ride height has been increased by .4 inches. The Spark ACTIV rides on 15-inch wheels and it is equipped with off-road skid plates, a redesigned roof rack and large fog lights. [click to continue…]

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Make Your Thanksgiving Road Trip with Your Pet Easy + Safe

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Are you going on a Thanksgiving road trip this week? Any chance you might also be bringing a pet with you? Sometimes traveling with a pet can be a challenge, but don’t let the stress of figuring out the best way to travel with a pet ruin your Thanksgiving. We have some tips and gadgets to make your Thanksgiving road trip with the little guy or gal as easy as possible.

Tips and Tricks

  • Prepping the animal for the ride is key for a painless drive. This means a few weeks before start taking the dog (or cat) for a ride around the block. This will get them used to being in a vehicle and allow for them to be more comfortable and relaxed on the road trip which in the end is beneficial to you and them.
  • Never leave the animal in the car! It doesn’t matter if it is hot or cold or the window is cracked, just don’t! This can make the pet anxious which could result in many things from them destroying you car to getting sick. Also, it is not uncommon for someone to see a pet in a car and get angry and break a window in an attempt to get the pet out of the car, especially if they don’t know that it has only been in there a couple of minutes.

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You Might See (or Hear) These New Chevrolets in Miami

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Don’t be surprised if you see a new Corvette driving down the streets in Miami. Chevrolet has released two awesome new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette models and you are bound to see them rollin’ down Biscayne or Ocean Drive. And after you see one, there is a good chance that you may be the next person with a new Chevrolet Corvette in Miami.

2017 Chevy Corvette Stingray

The Chevy Corvette Stingray was officially released in 1963, and the 2017 model is just as beautiful and it is more powerful. From the little details in the design and style to the extra performance features for handling and power, the new Corvette Stingray is a true beast.

Equipped with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine under the hood, that produces 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque and helps the Corvette Stingray to achieve its impressive acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

To help reign in all of its horses, the Corvette Stingray is fitted with performance features like electric power steering, Brembo brakes, Michelin Pilot Super and Sport Zero Pressure tires. The Corvette Stingray also has features like an aluminum space frame, low beams with a single light engine, edge-lit LED turn signals framed in black chrome housing, four-element taillamps, high-mounted stop lamp, and an aerodynamic rear spoiler all give it a stealth yet sleek appearance. [click to continue…]

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