2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Configurations, Engines and Trims


Consumers that are new to the truck world sometimes feel a little confused by all of the options. One way to narrow down the search for a new truck is by considering dependability, and considering that the Chevy Silverado was just named the Most Dependable in its class in the 2018 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, that’s not a hard decision. However, even when the options have been narrowed down to the Chevy Silverado there are still a lot of decisions to make about their Silverado like which engine option, which trim and which drivetrain, do I want?

We’re here to try and make it easier for consumers to find out which 2018 Silverado 1500 truck options, and there are a lot of them,  will be best for their needs. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available in six trims, with three engine options, two drivetrains (2WD or 4WD), three cab options and three truck bed lengths (short bed, standard bed or long bed). There are also several different packages available with various trims.

Cab Options and Truck Bed Lengths

The three available cabin sizes on the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 are the two-door regular cab, four-door crew cab and four-door double cab, and the crew cab is the larger four-door option. The crew cab and double cab are available with five or six passenger seating, and that depends on the configuration of the front seats. Trucks with a a front bench seat provide seating for up to six passengers and trucks with two front bucket seats only provide seating for up to five passengers.


4.3L Engine

There are three engines available on the Silverado lineup. The smallest engine is the 4.3-liter V6 engine and it produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. The 4.3L engine gives the Chevy Silverado 1500 an average fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

5.3L Engine

A step up from the 4.3L engine is the 5.3-liter V8 engine, which generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3L engine gives the 2018 Silverado 1500 a max towing capacity of 11,100 pounds and a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. In select states, Chevy offers the engine with eAssist technology, which adds a battery component into the powertrain to assist with certain engine tasks, and the battery component boosts torque and increases fuel economy. The 5.3L with eAssist technology has a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

6.2L V8 Engine

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is also available with a 6.2-liter V8 that’s capable of producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2L increases the Chevy Silverado’s towing capacity to 12,500 pounds, which is a best-in-class towing capacity for V8 engines. When the Silverado 1500 is equipped with the 6.2L engine it has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.


Decisions are a little more difficult to make when it comes to deciding on which trim to get because the Silverado 1500 is available with a great selection of trims.  

Silverado 1500 WT

The base trim is the WT or “Work Truck” trim and it is a no frills trim that is affordable and provides all of the essentials needed to get a job done. To make it easy for people to get the truck they need for business needs, the Silverado 1500 WT is available with three cab sizes and three truck bed lengths and it comes standard with the 4.3L V6 engine, but the 5.3L engine is an available upgrade. Like all Chevy trucks, the Silverado 1500 WT comes standard with GM’s signature CornerStep rear bumper, which is a textured step pad located on both sides of the truck bed, and it makes it easier for people to get in and out of the truck bed. The Silverado 1500 WT also comes standard with solar-absorbing glass, cab-mounted cargo area lamps, daytime running lights and 17-inch steel wheels.

Even though the Silverado 1500 WT is the base trim, Chevy still believes in the importance of equipping their vehicle with modern tech features, so the Silverado 1500 WT comes standard with a 7-inch color touch screen, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system and Chevy MyLink, which is Chevy’s name brand infotainment system. Since the Silverado 1500 WT is built for business and work, the crew cab and double cab configurations have a 40/20/40 front split-bench seat, so there is room for six passengers, which is helpful on days where an extra person is needed at the job site. The Silverado 1500 WT is equipped with a rubberized vinyl floor covering, which protects the floor from dirt and is also easy to clean.

Silverado 1500 LS/ LT

The Silverado 1500 LS and LT trims are a step above the Silverado 1500 WT, so it has some additional standard features, but it comes standard with the 4.3L V6 engine and the 5.3L V8 engine is an available option. The Silverado 1500 LS and LT trims are available in all three cab sizes and with all three truck beds, however, the LT is available as the 1LT or 2LT (also referred to as LT L71) and 2LT trims are only available with 4WD, but 1LT trims are available with 2WD or 4WD. Like the Silverado WT, the Silverado LS is equipped with Chevy MyLink, a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and a six-speaker system, however it also features remote keyless entry, a feature that is not available on the Silverado 1500 WT. The Silverado LT is equipped with a larger 8-inch touchscreen. For maximum seating options, the Silverado 1500 LS and LT features the same 40/20/40 front split-bench seat that provides seating for up to six passengers.

The exterior of the Silverado LS and LT includes the CornerStep bumpers, and it has chrome front and rear bumpers, which is an upgrade in comparison to the black front and rear bumpers that are on the Silverado 1500 WT. The Silverado 1500 LT is equipped with 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels and the Silverado LS has 17-inch stainless-steel clad wheels.

Silverado 1500 Custom

The Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom is only available with the four-door cab options, the crew cab or double cab, and double cab is only available with a short box and the crew cab is available with a short box or standard box. Like the Silverado 1500 WT, LT and LS trims, the Silverado 1500 Custom comes standard with a 4.3L V6 engine, but the 5.3L V8 engine is an available upgrade. The Silverado 1500 Custom comes standard with deep-tinted rear glass, heated and power-adjustable exterior mirrors and two front recovery hooks. The Custom truck trim comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, HD radio and Chevy MyLink, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system.

Silverado 1500 LTZ

Like the Silverado LT, which is available with two variations, the LTZ is available as the 1LTZ or a 2LTZ (also referred to as the LTZ Z71) and the 1LTZ is available with 2WD or 4WD and the 2LTZ is only available with 4WD. The Silverado LTZ comes standard with the 355-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine and the 6.2L V8 engine is an available upgrade. In addition to having chrome front and rear bumpers and recovery hooks, the Silverado 1500 LTZ is equipped with fog lights, rear wheel house liners, and the EX-Lift and Lower tailgate, which makes it much easier to open and close the tailgate and also includes a locking feature.

The Silverado 1500 LTZ has a couple interior features that aren’t available on the previous Silverado 1500 trims. In addition to all of the standard interior features on the Silverado 1500 Custom, the Silverado 1500 LTZ features SiriusXM satellite radio, floor carpeting, driver and front passenger heated seats, as well as leather seats.

Silverado 1500 High Country

The Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country trim is the most luxurious trim of all the Silverado 1500 trims. The Silverado 1500 High Country is only available with the crew cab configuration and it comes standard with the 5.3L V8 engine, but the 6.2L V8 engine is an available option. In addition to all of the features on the Silverado 1500 LTZ, the Silverado 1500 High Country trim comes standard with the trailering package, 20-inch chrome wheels and all-season tires. The Silverado 1500 High Country has a more distinct look than other Silverado 1500 trims because it has a different grille design that is a shiny chrome. For ultimate comfort and convenience, the Silverado 1500 High Country has leather seating and the front seats are two bucket seats rather than the three-passenger front bench seat. The steering wheel and front seats are heated and there are convenient audio and radio controls on the steering wheels. The vehicle also has an upgraded Bose sound system as well as front and rear floor carpet and carpeted mats.

From work truck to luxury truck to best-in-class towing, the Chevy Silverado 1500 has a lot to offer. You can shop Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a huge selection of Chevy Silverado 1500 inventory, so come by and see us today.



AirBnB For Car Owners? GM Aims To Expand Their Maven App


If you’ve ever thought about renting out your current vehicle while you’re away on vacation or not going to be around to use your vehicle, you’re not alone. GM vehicles are about to be in the car-owner, car-rental business at some point this summer as they GM expands their Maven app program to a large audience.

Who Is This Maven and What Does It Do?

Maven is a program that allows GM owners to rent out their vehicle. According to Bloomberg news reports, a top-notch campaign is being assembled to promote this program further. Already established as Maven, the company provides users the ability to have rent vehicles out to drivers at $8 an hour plus tax from other users. Drivers simply use the Maven app that’s available on iOS and Android markets to enjoy the perks of renting out whichever car is around and allows two distinct features.

Two Choices For Maven Members

Maven Gig lets users rent out their vehicle for ride sharing and delivery driving or Maven Sharing can be selected to ride around for personal use. Simply, download the app, choose your car and drive away. The only catch is you’ll have to return the vehicle to location you picked up the vehicle.

Four vehicle types exist from Eco, Compact Sedan and SUV. This groundbreaking mobility program is already changing the industry of what could be next to follow for widespread appeal for other companies to get involved. Originally starting in Ann Arbor, Michigan back at the start of 2016, this was a great idea to expand the use of vehicle usage and help owners make some money on the side while renting out vehicles they weren’t using. Costs like fuel, parking, insurance and maintenance all go into account as well.

Who Can Use Maven?

Maven users must be 18 years or older, apply to be approved as an official Maven member, possess a valid U.S. state issued driver’s license that isn’t suspended, and meet additional eligibility requirements. With turn around times as short as two business days, owners and drivers can become a Maven member in no time. This program has been expanding outside of Michigan and will look to become a full fledged part of the modern world. It’s no longer weird to stay at someone’s condo or house, as it’s no longer to rent out their vehicle. Welcome to the 21st century!

If you’ve wanted to experience driving a new vehicle and have wanted to Uber, but didn’t want to drive around your city, you can now allow Maven to be your side money making this summer. Of course, if you don’t want to rent out your vehicle for any reason we will still recommend one place to get your vehicle.

Where You Can Always Drive New

Miami Lakes Automall is your place the latest Chevy vehicles from the 2018 Chevy Silverado to the 2018 Chevy Camaro, there’s no storage of new vehicles we hope you test drive with us. Our professional staff is ready to help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle and receive an excellent deal on. If you’re in need of vehicle repairs, our service team is helpful and knowledgeable about what steps we can take to improve your vehicle.

From everything to the latest new vehicles to over 400 pre-owned cars that you might not believe are actually pre-owned, Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership



Chevy Debuts New Commercial-Duty Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, 6500HD

Chevrolet Unveils the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD a

As Chevy said they’d do, Chevy debuted the new Chevy Silverado medium-duty truck at the Work Truck Show in early March, but Chevy kept a secret until its debut. Originally the new medium-duty Silverado lineup was only going to include the Class 4 (Silverado 4500HD) and Class 5 (Silverado 550HD) truck, but now we know that Chevy will also make a Class 6 (Silverado 6500 HD) truck as well.

Chevy’s expansion into medium-duty trucks is not entirely new for the automaker. Before 2009 Chevy offered medium-duty trucks, but they paused production on that until now, and Chevy intends to come back strong, and competitors like Ford and Ram will definitely have new competition.

According to an article published by Automotive News, “GM executives, however, believe the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD are differentiated enough from the competition to eventually gain upward of a 25 to 30 percent share of the medium-duty truck segment, matching pre-bankruptcy levels.”

The inspiration behind the design of the new trucks came from listening to the needs and wants of the people that will be using and working with the trucks, including fleet managers, truck drivers, upfitters, technicians and Chevrolet dealers.

The new Silverado 4500HD, Silverado 550HD and Silverado 6500HD will be equipped with a  6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine that produces 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine will be paired to an Allison transmission with a Power Take Off (PTO) option and the trucks will be available in two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive.

“When you consider all of the flexibility, capability and durability we have engineered into the Silverado, along with the proven power of Allison transmissions and the Duramax diesel engine, we have a medium duty truck line that will appeal to both Chevrolet loyalists and competitive owners alike,” said John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty at GM Fleet.

In addition to offering solutions to problems dealers and drivers have experienced with other commercial trucks, Chevy has also made technology a big focus. The new commercial Silverado trucks will be available with OnStar and Commercial Link, a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot (paid data plan required), wireless cellphone charging, Bluetooth and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Chevy says production of the new fleet will begin in late 2018 and pricing will be announced this summer.

Want to see what it feels like behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado? Miami Lakes Automall is one of the largest Chevy dealers in South Florida and we have a huge selection of Chevy trucks ranging from the Chevy Colorado, to the Chevy Silverado 1500, to the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD. Miami Lakes Automall also carries a number of Chevy’s commercial vehicles like chassis cabs and vans. Come by Miami Lakes Automall today, we are open seven days a week.


2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Track Options


The Chevy Camaro is a legendary vehicle. In 2017, the Camaro celebrated its 50th anniversary and the vehicle still pushes levels of performance to new records and exceeds expectations. To help consumers get exactly the Camaro they want, Chevy offers the Camaro in a couple different trims, engines and packages, and one of our favorite packages is the 1LE Track Package.

1LE Track Package

The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro is available with the 1LE Track Package and it shows Chevy’s unwavering dedication and determination to give drivers more comfort, speed and value. If you’re going to drive on a race track anytime soon, adding the 1LE Track Package would be an excellent addition with the purchase of a new Camaro.

Standard Features of the 1LE Track Package

The interior provides a comfortable setting that is noticed instantly. Suede-wrapped flat bottom steering wheel that compliment the suede-wrapped knob for comfortable control come with this package.

Standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension is a detailed performance-oriented chassis that helps stability with improved cornering and overall speed. To help ensure great handling, 1LE packages are provided with a track mode that stiffens suspension and quickens steering and throttle progression and opens up the exhaust for optimal performance when driving. To slow the car down when hitting incredible speeds, the package includes Brembo brakes which supply high-performance braking power. Standard Performance Data Recorder allows drivers to look over their driving history and performance in any Chevy Camaro model.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE: A Name of Speed

While the names of the trims might not make it obvious there’s something unique or special, there’s two words to classify what this package for the Camaro. Upgraded speed!

Something special was built with the 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE. A one-piece exposed weave carbon fiber wing, integrated front dive planes and multiple adjustable exterior performance parts. From the rear stabilizer bar to the camber plates, this package gives drivers the option for how they shape the Camaro’s look. But what’s included inside shows off the pure power given to Camaro owners. Downforce-producing aerodynamics included those carbon fiber rear wing and specific air deflectors on the front fascia produce grip-generating downforce to help the vehicle sharply stick hard and fast turns.

With a zipping fast supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine rated 650 horsepower, 6-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching this powertrain has no shortage of capable speed. Added track cooling package with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers and dual-mode exhaust system supplies addtional value. Recaro performance seats come standard on the Camaro ZL1.

Costs for this vehicle start at $69,995 MSRP (Plus destination fees). As noted by Chevy cars and crossovers marketing director, Steve Majoros, “In the long and storied history of Camaro performance, there’s never been another model that matches with the capability of the ZL1 1LE.”

2018 Chevy Camaro V6 1LE

Among the latest lineup of vehicles built by Chevrolet is the 2018 Chevy Camaro V6 1LE. Complete with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, this is an impressive vehicle in it’s own right.

Included all the same with these models are the standard suede steering wheel and shorter-throw shifter, dual-mode exhaust system and track cooling package with engine oil differential and transmission coolers.

Summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 245/40R20 front tires and 275/35R20 rear tires are also included with this new 2018 Chevy Camaro. A prize to be sure for any driver, this is one vehicle that grabs attention and doesn’t let go. The price for a 2018 Chevy Camaro V6 1LE starts at $32,895 MSRP (Plus destination fees).

2018 Chevy Camaro SS 1LE

 Not every vehicle can supply drivers with enough power and cutting edge performance that they require or want. But when a special vehicle arrives like the 2018 Chevy Camaro 1LE with 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that supplies 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque and a 6-speed manual transmission, drivers know what they’re getting. This is a vehicle that can give drivers exactly what they dream of.

 Summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with compound and construction developed exclusively for Chevy Camaro vehicles are the trusted tire brand and come complete with 339 mm x 26 mm 4-piston rear calipers that give the SS 1LE precise braking while resisting fade with their Brembo brakes, 20 inch forged-aluminum wheels and separate from other vehicles with a sleek design.

 A satin black hood, front splitter and unique 3-piece rear spoiler complete the look that provides drivers with not only a fast looking car, but the engine, performance and engineering to more than back up the look. Complete with magnetic ride control and capable of high speeds like hitting 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, there’s no shortage of control, speed and power here at only $46,295 MSRP (plus destination fees).

 The Place for All Things Chevrolet

 Miami Lakes Automall is your place for all things Camaro, whether that’s a matter of parts, new models or service. From all-new Chevrolet to late model pre-owned vehicles, we’re your destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle. Our team welcomes you to visit for a test drive and can accomodate what your needs are.

 If you’re in need of an appointment at our service center, our staff can help you out with a simple appointment you can make here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!


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Close Look at the Latest Chevy Luxury Pickups


The pickup trucks built by Chevrolet are powerful and stand out among the crowd and the future of those pickups, like the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, have many customers excited for what’s to come. In fact, Chevy pickups have become so talked about, AutoTrader recently showcased how popular the 2018 Chevy Silverado has become among younger generation. Ranking second on AutoTrader’s top ten list of vehicles purchased by millennials, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado has fresh appeal for drivers

Let’s take a look at some of these high trims currently available in the fastest selling market of the car industry.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado/Colorado Centennial Edition

To celebrate 100 years of Chevy trucks, Chevrolet created the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition.

The Centennial Edition is available only on Silverado LTZ Z71 crew cab models and the special edition has  front and rear heritage bowtie emblems, a 100-year door badge, spray-in bedliner with heritage bowtie emblem, and accessory floor liners with heritage bowtie emblems. The model also includes Centennial Blue exterior paint, 22-inch painted wheels with chrome inserts, 22-inch all-terrain tires, chrome tow hooks, and a chrome bowtie on the steering wheel.

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition is available on the Z71 model and has 18-inch painted wheels with monochromatic bowties, chrome tow hooks, door handles, mirror caps and a belt line.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

If you’re looking for a luxury truck from Chevy, this is the one. From the 20-inch chrome wheels to a unique chrome grille, cargo tie-downs and premium perforated leather bucket seats, there’s a lot of luxury to behold in the 2018 Chevy Silverado High Country. Not only is the interior comfortable, but highly adjustable with 12-way power adjustment and heated and ventilated front seats.

In the High Country Chevrolet, drivers are equipped with an infotainment system that is highly rewarding. Chevy MyLink with navigation is standard equipment as is a Bose audio system, and enhanced wireless charging. The 2018 Chevy Silverado High Country provides a driver alert and assistance package that includes lane-keeping assist, low-speed forward automatic braking, front and rear parking assist, forward collision alert, and Intellibeam headlights that automatically switch between high and low beams as traffic conditions change.

Not only is the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado High Country luxurious and smart, but its also powerfu. Drivers have up to 9,400 pounds of towing capacity and 355 horsepower with the 5.3-liter V8 base engine, and there is the available 6.2L V8 engine that produces up to 420 horsepower.

Beginning at $52,000 MSRP (Plus destination fees) this is one luxury truck that stands out in the market.

If you’re not looking for a high end luxury pickup, that’s fine, too. We carry the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that doesn’t have to any fancy names attached to be superior to other trucks on the road. Even the standard base model is far more equipped than you might realize.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (Standard Features)

Standard features for all 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 trims now have standard rear view cameras, teen driver mode, active aero shutters, and a tire air pressure monitoring system. With a starting price of only $28,300 MSRP (Plus destination fees) you don’t have to break the bank to get into one.

The standard 4.3-liter V6 engine produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque with a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. With good overall fuel economy of 18 city and 24 highway with two-wheel drive, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is impressive in both fuel economy and performance.

Teen driver mode allows parents to program a selected key fob to restrict certain activities and report others. If you’re worried about a teen driver not having their seat belt on, the radio won’t work unless all seat belts are fastened. Driving reports can be generated as well to inform parents on what the vehicle did at any point in time. All Silverados including the base WT trim now have MyLink infotainment systems with available 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado (Higher tier engines)

The 5.3-liter V8 produces 355 hp and 383 pound-feet at 4,100 RPM. Chevy has not published the fuel economy figures for this engine without eAssist. With the eAssist Powertrain, however, the 5.3-liter V8 equals the fuel economy of the V6, 18 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway, with two-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the 5.3-liter V8 can tow up to 11,100 pounds.

If absolute maximum towing capacity is a must have, choose the 6.2-liter V8. This 420 horsepower engine produces can easily pull the Silverado 1500’s maximum of 12,500 pounds. The EPA mileage estimate is 15 city and 21 highway MPG.

Upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 

A lighter weight, more stylized 2019 Chevrolet Silverado that we mentioned has driven up excitement is one of the brands that will expand on their line-up of exciting luxury trims. Exactly 450 pounds lighter overall for all V8 models, there’s the upcoming 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel inline-six for the 2019 models. While the new 2019 Chevy Silverado is not available yet, feel free to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall for more information.

Where to Find Bargain Deals on New Chevy Silverado Trucks

Look no further to find your next Chevy Silverado truck than Miami Lakes Automall. We’re proud to showcase these tough, smart and rugged trucks seven days a week. We look forward to seeing you for a test drive soon.


2018 Chevy Camaro and Corvette Track Times + Where To Race in South Florida


Among the many fast vehicles on the market, few have gathered the acclaim for speed as much as the Chevy Camaro and Corvette. With lighting quick response times and overall fast performances that have fueled these cars for decades, here’s a look at the track times of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro and 2018 Chevrolet Corvette.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (and beyond)

In the 2018 Corvette Z06, customers will find a supercar that provides the legendary supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 650-lb-ft of torque. Starting at $79,495 (plus destination fees), this vehicle offers drivers world class speed. Consider that the 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 can go from 0-60 in as little as 2.95 seconds. Less than 3 seconds to move faster than any cheetah can run! The world’s fastest land mammal can’t compete against this loaded vehicle with impressive dry-sump oil system, Direct Injection and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, this vehicle moves faster than you might expect.

From the base model of the 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06, owners will get a vehicle that features a front splitter, spats around the front wheel openings and a unique carbon-fiber hood with larger vent and a rear spoiler for more downforce. Convertible models with fully electronic tops can be lowered remotely at speeds of up to 30 mph.

As a reference, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE (Manual) was able to race through a quarter-mile in only 3.7 seconds! The upcoming 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the fastest Corvette ever with a top speed of 210 mph, thank to it’s 6.2-liter LT5 V8 engine that gets 755 horsepower and 715-lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 starts at $79,495 MSRP (Plus destination fees).

2018 Chevrolet Camaro (1LS, 1LT, 1SS, ZL1 trims)

Not to be forgotten is the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. From the base model that attracts owners with a generous price to the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is available for as low as $25,905 (plus destination fees) for the base model, 1LS. The 1LT is the next trim higher with a better transmission and remote start.

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS upgrades the engine that gets owners up to 455 horsepower and 455-lb-ft of torque from the ever powerful LT1 V8 engine, the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Since 1966, the Chevy Camaro has produced over a half century’s worth of muscle vehicles that have culminated in this sixth-generation masterpiece.

If that isn’t enough speed for you, then you might the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that provides a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 DI engine giving drivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. For customers that want to possess the speed capabilities of a fast car, profound performance and a stellar engine look no further than the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, also known as the Epitome of Corvette.

Complete with Chevrolet’s MyLink that is connected with these Chevy vehicles to put every popular app all in one place, an available 8-inch color touch-screen that lets drivers flip between music, phone contacts and provide directions.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The entry level 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray comes with 6.2-liter VT1 V8 with 460 horsepower with the Z51 Package and goes 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. With 29 highway MPG, a new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray provides drivers with not only an exhilarating drive, high performance and comfort, this vehicle gets great mileage! Beginning at $56,594 MSRP (Plus destination fees) with this a great vehicle through and through.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a step up from the Stingray model. The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a very comfortable, fast option that starts at $66,590 MSRP (Plus destination fees) and includes standard features like Adaptive dampers, Two-zone automatic climate control and dual-mode exhaust. You can opt for the standard seven-speed manual option or eight-speed automatic transmission. For $7,995 owners can add the Z07 Performance package that adds to the Grand Sport with carbon-ceramic brakes, a stiffer suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires.

Where To Race Your Chevrolet

For those in South Florida who truly want to experience the sheer power and quickness of such a supercar, we recommend getting in touch with Homestead-Miami Speedway, Palm Beach International Raceway or Daytona International Speedway for a track rental to truly experience on their world class race tracks exactly what it feels like to drive without restrictions.

And for those that want to know their results of their experience, look no further than inside your 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06’s performance data recorder (Including the 2018 Camaro 1LE and ZL1 models. Owners can log videoes of their driving sessions, along with real-time performance data that is accessible and capable of being placed onto an SD memory card. Owners will be able to analyze their very own technique. Valet Mode is also an option for those that want to monitor when their vehicle is used without the owner inside.

No supercar deserves to be treated like a common everyday vehicle. Luckily there’s plenty of options to let your vehicle be driven to the fullest. From full fledged monitoring of the vehicle to an engrossing driving experience, there’s not much that owners can dream of that would be better than the real thing of owning a new 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06.

And no better place to find either of these vehicles than with the experts at Miami Lakes Automall. Come in for a test-drive to see how a new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro or 2018 Chevrolet Corvette feels in your control. We’re open seven days a week for your convenience and we can’t wait to help you buy, sell, lease or visit us today!


Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options and Towing Capacities


The biggest reasons people buy trucks like the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is for the convenience of transporting large objects in the truck bed and towing abilities. While truck bed options are pretty straight forward, there are a lot of things that consumers don’t realize affect a truck’s towing capacity.


A truck’s powertrain is the most dominant factor when it comes to towing capacity. A truck’s engine and transmission produce the horsepower and torque, which are the biggest factors in how much weight a truck is able to tow. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with three engines:

4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine

285 horsepower / 305 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 7,600 pounds

5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

355 horsepower / 383 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission or Hyrda-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 9,800 pounds (without Max. Trailering Package)

6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

420 horsepower / 460 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 9,400 pounds (without Max. Trailering Package)

However, not all Chevy Silverado 1500 models with the same engine and transmission that produce the same amount of horsepower and torque can tow the same amount and that’s due to the overall weight of the truck (truck cab and other equipment), as well as the truck’s axle ratio.

That’s because the power (horsepower and torque) a truck produces has a maximum amount of work (in this case towing capacity) that is can do, and that amount of work changes based on the truck’s weight. The more a truck weighs, the less it will be able to tow.

The weight of a truck varies based on the size of the truck cab as well as the other equipment on the truck. Trucks that are equipped with four-wheel-drive typically have a lower towing capacity (typically less than a couple hundred pounds) than trucks with two-wheel-drive because the extra equipment needed to transfer Miami-Lakes-Chevy-Silverado-1500-trailer-tow-guidetorque to all four wheels, or in other words, the four-wheel-drive equipment, adds weight to the truck, and that weight takes away from the amount of weight a truck can tow. The same thing applies to other equipment that may be on a truck like audio systems, seating materials and interior features.

Axle Ratio

Aside from the power an engine produces, a truck’s towing capacity is also affected by a truck’s axle ratio. Typically, higher axle ratios deliver more torque to the wheels, which increases the amount of pulling power. However, higher axle ratios also decrease a vehicle’s fuel economy, so it’s important to determine how much pulling power you actually need.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with a few different axle ratios. The standard axle ratios include a 3.08, 3.23, 3.42, and the 5.3-liter V6 engine and 6.2-liter V8 engine are both available with a Max. Trailering Package that includes a 3.73 axle ratio.

When the Chevy Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 5.3L engine and the Max. Trailering Package it has a max towing capacity of 11,000 pounds (1,700 pounds more than the standard max towing capacity) and when the Chevy Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 6.2L engine and the Max. Trailering Package it has a max towing capacity of 12,500 pounds (3,100 pounds more than the standard max towing capacity).

Chevy Silverado 1500 Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Want to learn more about the Chevy Silverado 1500 and any other Chevy trucks? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to test drive a model today. If you have any questions, we have answers.


Differences Between Electric Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engines


Electric vehicles are a win-win. In comparison to vehicles with an internal combustion engine, EVs offer drivers financial savings in fuel costs and they do less damage to the environment because they produce fewer tailpipe emissions. If you are considering investing in an EV, there are a couple things about them that make driving and owning them unique, efficient and different.

Benefit from Less Maintenance Costs

EVs are actually a win-win-win! In addition to the environmental benefits and savings in fuel costs, owners can expect savings in maintenance costs in comparison to vehicles with internal combustion engines. First, there’s the money savings in usual brake maintenance. EVs have regenerative braking systems, which recycles the energy used to slow or stop the vehicle into energy that recharges the vehicle’s battery, and that results in less wear and tear on the vehicle’s brakes, so they actually last LONGER than regular brakes.

Oh, and oil changes and other engine maintenance, forget about it! Yeah, EV owners never spend the $20-30 on an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles (which is an average of four oil changes a year for the average driver). Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine, which is what requires routine maintenance like oil changes, fluid fill ups, and or the maintenance that results from malfunctioning engine parts like spark plugs and belts.

New Driving Techniques

There are slight differences in the actual driving experience of an EV versus a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. The driving differences aren’t significantly different, but drivers tend to actually drive more energy efficiently when they have an EV.

First, the Chevy Bolt EV and many other EVs have a one-pedal driving system. According too GreenCarReports.com, “One-pedal driving combines conventional acceleration, using the right-hand pedal, with a much higher degree of deceleration than in a conventional car.That means that when a driver lifts off the pedal, the car slows down more quickly than an internal-combustion-powered car would.”

Second, many EVs and PHEVs are available with tech systems that provide drivers with tips and guidance on how they can drive more efficiently and maintain battery life longer. The systems are not forceful or requirements to drive differently, just ways to improve the EV experience.

New Look

EVs also look different than traditional vehicles and there are a few reasons for that. First of all, EVs don’t need an exhaust because they don’t emit any tailpipe emissions! Pretty weird, huh? Second of all, designers go to great lengths to maximize the vehicle’s energy efficiency, so EVs have a very aerodynamic exterior, which to some people looks “funny” and “futuristic,” but like it or not, that’s the direction all vehicle design is going in. There is a huge push for more fuel efficient vehicles, and improved aerodynamics are an easy and cost-efficient way to improve the fuel economy of any vehicle. Third, instead of a fuel filler, EVs have an outlet! The outlet is usually covered just like the opening of a fuel filler, but it is a different look.

Chevy Bolt EV at Miami Lakes Automall

If you are on the market for an EV, come check our selection of Chevy Bolt EV inventory at Miami Lakes Automall. The Chevy Bolt EV is one of the most affordable EVs on the market and it also has one of the best driving ranges (238 miles on a single charge). The Bolt EV has a starting MSRP of $36,620 (plus destination fee) and it qualifies for the full federal tax credit of $7,500.


10 Chevy Models Ranked in Top Three in J.D. Power Dependability Study


There’s a lot of different factors consumers consider before making a vehicle purchase, and one factor that is important to almost all consumers is dependability, so why not go with a Chevy model? J.D. Power recently released the results from the 2018 Dependability Study and Chevy did AWESOME.

Chevrolet (tied with Hyundai) was ranked as the sixth most dependable brand, four Chevy models were ranked most dependable in their class and six other Chevy models ranked in the top three of their class – that’s extremely impressive.

Chevy Dependability

Overall, Chevy had 124 problems per 100 cars, which made it (and Hyundai) the sixth best ranked brand out of 31 brands and Chevy had more top three segment rankings in this year’s study than any other automaker.

In individual car segments four Chevy models had the lowest number of problems per 100 cars, and only one other brand had four models with the best score in their classes. The Chevy Silverado ranked best in the light-duty truck segment; the Chevy Equinox ranked best in the compact SUV segment; the Chevy Traverse ranked best in the midsize SUV segment; and the Chevy Malibu ranked best in the midsize car segment.

Also, six Chevy models finished top three in their segment and they include the Chevy Sonic (small car), Chevy Camaro (midsize sporty car), Chevy Impala (large car), Chevy Trax (small SUV), Chevy Tahoe (large SUV) and Chevy Silverado HD (heavy-duty truck).

What’s special about Chevy’s high dependability scores is that Chevy doesn’t just focus on creating similar variations of their products, but they produce dependable models in 10 of the 14 possible segments (6 segments only look at luxury brands).

J.D. Power Dependability Study

J.D. Power conducts a number of customer surveys every year and for the dependability study, owners are asked about the number of problems their three-year-old (2015 model year) vehicle has. That data is then translated into problems per 100 cars, and the vehicles and brands with the lowest number of problems per cars are the ones ranked highest. The dependability study is one of the major automotive J.D. Power studies because it provides consumers with an idea of how their car experience might be in the long run, rather than the first year or first few months of ownership.

Chevy Availability

Miami Lakes Chevy has a huge selection of models including all 10 models that ranked in the top three in their segment. From SUVs to trucks to sedans, come in to Miami Lakes Chevy to test drive our available models and find out which model is best for you. Whether you are interested in leasing or buying, our staff can help you get into a new vehicle within your budget. Miami Lakes Chevy is open seven days a week and we are located off of 826 between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.



Silverado eAssist (Mild Hybrid Pickup) Available at Miami Lakes Automall


Few people in Florida have heard about the Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist, which is one of the only mild hybrid pickup trucks on the market, and that’s because the model has only been available in California — but Miami Lakes Automall has a new Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist available.

Chevy Silverado eAssist: Modern Mild Hybrid Pickup Truck

Don’t let the truck’s limited availability fool you into thinking the Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist isn’t a great truck solution. In fact, we (Floridians) probably haven’t heard much about the truck because the Californians don’t want us to start demanding the powerful and fuel efficient trucks, too.

eAssist is a fuel saving technology introduced by GM a few years ago and they added the new technology to the Silverado in 2016. While there are several different fuel savings technologies on the market, eAssist is a great one for trucks because it increases fuel economy and also boosts the truck’s power, especially torque, which is an important factor when it comes to towing.

The Silverado 1500 with eAssist is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor provides stop/start capability and functions to increase torque, which increases truck’s horsepower by 13 horses (total horsepower 368 horsepower) and torque increases by 44 lb-ft of torque, bringing the V8s total torque production to total of 427 lb-ft of torque, which is more torque produced by the Ford F-150’s V8 engine (400 lb-ft of torque) or the Ram 1500’s V8 engine (410 lb-ft of torque).

Not only does the Silverado 1500 produce more power than the other V8 light-duty trucks available, but it also has a better fuel economy. The Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist averages 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 20 mpg. The Ford F-150 with a V8 engine has a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 19 mpg, and the Ram 1500 with a V8 engine averages 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 17 mpg.

Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist Available at Miami Lakes Automall

The Chevy Silverado 1500 with eAssist that is available at Miami Lakes Automall is a brand new 2018 Silverado 1500 LT. The model is a four-door crew cab with two-wheel drive, a 5’8” truck bed and a white exterior and black interior.