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Features of the All-new 2018 Chevy Equinox Include an All-new Turbo Diesel Engine

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The all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox is a modern CUV with plenty of cargo space, various safety features, plenty of entertainment and a sporty design. The new Chevy Equinox also kills it when it comes to fuel economy and engine options. The engine technology is like no other and gives drivers exactly what they are looking for when it comes to both performance and efficiency.

The engine options for 2018 include a 1.5-liter turbo engine, a 2.0-liter turbo engine and the newest engine to the lineup, a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine. The newest turbo diesel engine uses a variable-geometry turbocharger which helps generate more torque at low rpm as well as more horsepower at higher rpm. The engine uses stop/start technology and is compatible with B20 bio-diesel fuel which optimizes fuel efficiency. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Compact Truck Comparison: Chevy Colorado v. Honda Ridgeline

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The biggest competitor of the Chevy Colorado is the Honda Ridgeline as they are both small, compact, yet capable trucks. However, it is tough to say they are competitors as the Ridgeline really doesn’t get close to the awesomeness the Colorado is. Not only is the Colorado better selling and better looking, but it also beats out the Ridgeline in many categories. Price, engine options, capability, performance, and fuel efficiency are some of the categories, just to name a few!

The Chevy Colorado comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and it is also available with two upgraded engine options (a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine). The Honda Ridgeline comes with just one engine standard for all trim levels. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Depending on the engine, the Colorado can produce up to 308 horsepower while the Ridgeline produces up to 280 horsepower.

Capability and fuel efficiency are both important when it comes to new vehicles (yes, even for trucks!). With that being said, the Chevy Colorado has the capability to tow between 3,500 and 7,000 pounds depending on engine, drivetrain, axle ratio and more. The Ridgeline =has the capability of towing between 2,500 and 5,000 pounds (that’s 2,000 pounds less than the Chevy). The most fuel efficient Colorado has a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while the Ridgeline averages 16 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Whether you need extra towing capacity or better fuel economy, the Colorado is your truck!

Finally, onto the moment you have probably been waiting for, price! Of course price for both of these trucks vary depending on trim level, but the Colorado is way more affordable. The Chevy Colorado has a starting price of $20,000. Meanwhile, just the Honda Ridgeline starts at $29,745.

Let’s be real, there is a clear winner between these two trucks! If you are looking to purchase or lease the winning Chevy Colorado, check out our inventory at Miami Lakes Chevy online here.

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It’s Football Season – Is Your Vehicle Tailgate Ready?

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We all know what the best part of fall really is — sports, sports, sports. College football and NFL return, baseball starts to get more intense as the World Series draws nearer and hockey teams are back on the ice. With all of those sports comes a lot of different teams and lucky for us in South Florida we have four awesome teams in each of those sports!

Whether it’s heading to Marlins Park to watch the Miami Marlins, or the Hard Rock Stadium for a Miami Dolphins or Canes game, or the BB&T Center for the Panthers, there’s plenty of tailgating opportunities and Miami Lakes Automall has a wide selection of vehicles that are perfect for tailgating and daily driving.

Trucks

Trucks are often thought of as the ideal vehicle for tailgating. They are easy to load up with the grille, coolers and chairs and the tailgate is great for extra seating as well. The three most popular truck sizes are midsize, light duty and heavy duty and Miami Lakes Automall has models in each size. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Chevy Bolt Beats out the Tesla Model S 75D in a Range Test

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Some people think Tesla is “better” than Chevy, but that’s not really a correct assumption. The Chevy Bolt EV is an affordable (starting MSRP around $37,000) electric vehicle (EV) introduced in 2017 and fairly recently, the Bolt took on the Tesla Model S 75D, which is a luxury (starting MSRP around $75,000) EV introduced in 2012. To many people’s surprise, the Bolt EV outran the Tesla Model 75D by 15 miles in a range test performed by Consumer Reports.

The test Consumer Reports conducted was fair and it tested both cars in everyday driving scenarios including highway and city driving and with the A/C systems turned off. The Chevy Bolt EV was able to go 250 miles before its battery completely died, which is more than its EPA range estimate of 238 miles. The battery on the Tesla Model S 75D died at 235 miles, which is 19 miles less than its EPA range estimate of 259 miles. Read the rest of this entry >>