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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Battle Of The Off-Roaders

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro are at the top of their game when it comes to highly efficient midsize pickups. The ZR2 is a worthy contender with its thrilling powertrain options, revamped styling, capable ride and handling, as well as it’s best-in-class towing. Meanwhile, the TRD gives other pickups a run for their money with its overall durability and off-road capabilities. Let’s see how they match up with each other and see who’s really leading the pack.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to splurging its loyal following of truckers with the ZR2 off-road trim. It’s looking fierce and vivacious for the 2021 model year, and according to the automaker, it has improved in its visibility and a new grille design.

The truck shows its hot stuff with its impressive off-road gear, such as ultimate shocks, independently lockable front and rear differentials, and surplus skid plates under components deemed vulnerable.

Along with the refashioning of the pickup, the ZR2 certainly captures the menacing and blood-thirsty look and presents it well. The body looks strong and muscular, but not in the sense where it’s too fussy. This vehicle shows you that it’s ready to take you on a rock-crawling adventure, while still making it just in time to take you to the office by the end of your weekend. The company’s off-road edition involves an elevated suspension, a wider track, revamped bumpers, and an operative skid plate.

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

The 2021 Tacoma TRD Pro is the man…well, truck to rely on for jobs that require working in dirt, such as on a worksite on a trail, this pickup can do almost anything. For well over 30 years, the Tacoma has proven itself to be reliable and trustworthy for off-roading activities. Additionally, this truck has a towing capability for up to 6,800 pounds.

Three of the TRD models encompass various levels of off-road capability, with ingenious technology. The regular Tacoma has a 2-speed transfer case, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select.

The highest-ranking TRD pro truck tacks on Fox internal bypass shocks, a special TRD cat-back exhaust, a TRD Pro front skid plate, and a series of distinct appearance and convenience accessories.

On top of all of these positives and reputation for trustworthiness, The Tacoma’s long-lived and recently rejuvenated standing also gives it the best resale value in its segment after 5 years of ownership.

Which One Is The Best Pickup?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro are neck and neck. These two amazing off-roaders are similar in being highly effective off-road trucks with large tires and plenty of ground clearance. 

However, the ZR2 outranks its competitor with its available turbo diesel option, more energetic V6 engine, and an array of cabs and beds. We’ll give it to the Tacoma for at least having the best resale value, but it just isn’t enough otherwise.

Miami Lakes Chevy

Now that you know the truth about who truly has the biggest wheels, you can check out the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 at Miami Lakes Automall. This vehicle also involves plenty of interior features like 3 months of satellite radio service, six speakers, USB connection. As well as some safety technologies like traction control, remote anti-theft alarm, and a post-collision safety system.

The MSRP for this pickup is $42,795,(plus destination fee). Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chevrolet Pressroom; Toyota Newsroom

The 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Have An Off-Roading Face-Off

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

 

The 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado are two rivals that just can’t quit each other in their mid-sized truck segment, but that’s what makes it so much fun! This time around, it’s a very tight race against the top-spot as they are both very efficient with their towing abilities and customizations. However, one of these brands has a little extra something that the other just can’t compete with, keep reading to find out!

2021 Ford Ranger

The 2021 Ford Ranger is re-introduced for the midsize truck segment with moves that are quite versatile and adaptable in a way that can quickly erase the memory of the previous model. It’s energized by a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes up to 270 horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transition. This powertrain is the only one that is offered by the two available cabbies, but this doesn’t mean that the powertrain isn’t adept in its abilities. For those who are more focused on carting passengers than actual gear, it’s recommended to opt for the SuperCrew rather than the two close for comfort SuperCab.  The inventive Blind Spot Monitoring has been augmented for towing, and it does this by having the system pay special attention to whatever the truck is hauling. Another exciting option is the Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker Audio System. Available on all models is the brand’s Co-Pilot360 safety suite, though standard on the XLT and Lariat trucks.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

From the outside looking in, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is obviously a truck, but once the driver and their passengers step inside of the vehicle, it will be easy to mistake it for a comfort-focused SUV. The reason for this is because this Chevy truck doesn’t have that overly-energetic bounce that many vehicles in this segment have and it’s also great with steering. Though Colorado provides comfort in its cabin, it certainly doesn’t get too comfortable in pushing out high-ranking performance. Buyers of mid-sized pickups have the unique ability to opt for a diesel powertrain, with the automaker’s 2.8-liter Duramax incredibly skilled with towing and excellent with its mileage. It’s 2.0-liter inline-4 and a 3.6-liter V6 also has 2- and 4-wheel-drive drive systems. Off-road enthusiasts can make use of the Z71 and ZR2 trim levels owing to their rough and tough terrain capabilities. Additionally, the truck has off-roading accessories like a raised suspension, wider track, revamped bumpers, and a serviceable skid plate, that allows for an incredible adventure of a lifetime.

Similarities and Differences

The Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado are comparable with their tough body-frame, varied selection of cabbies and beds, and near-identical towing capacities. With this in mind, one really has to squint to really differentiate one truck from the other, but the 2021 Ranger outranks its rival with its advanced features, fuel economy, as well as the New Tremor package which enhances the truck’s off-road abilities. On the other hand, the 2021 Colorado has the unique advantage of having a diesel option, top-ranking towing, and a noteworthy amount of possible customizations. With the Ranger unable to compete well enough against the Colorado’s diesel, it’s for this reason why it takes the modest but respectable second place trophy in our rankings.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know which off-roader truly takes the cake, why not make the final purchase at Miami Lakes Automall? Our dealership carries a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. Those who are interested in this model or any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Ford Media Center and Chevrolet Pressroom

How the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Can Handle Any Terrain!

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Bison Miami Lakes Automall

Bison Miami Lakes Automall

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Most pickup trucks do not provide the ability to have a driver immediately go off-road. The new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison-19, however, is a different animal. Chevrolet made sure to provide all the upgrades, including superior suspension and protective armor underneath the vehicle to ensure it’s safe and secure for off-road travel right off the bat. While this new Chevy product is a smooth ride while driving on a highway, it was built to handle nearly any surface. Going on adventures on trails means unpaved surfaces (mud, rocks, dirt, sand, and bumpy terrain) when owners of any vehicle go down the road less traveled. Let’s break down how far owners can really go with the Colorado ZR2.

Pickups Are Widely Popular, But Few Are Built Like This

The aforementioned suspension technology added to the Colorado ZR2 Bison was used in race cars like the Ford Mustang GT and Camaro ZL1 1LE. Built with Multimatic shocks, this is a vehicle that uses modern technology to carry on through nearly anything. Triple damper units were added along with analytical software that has been developed through racing over the years. Along with a two-speed electronic transfer case with trailering package that includes brake control, hill-descent control as well as a skid plate for the transfer case, this is a pickup ready from day one. The Colorado ZR2 also provides protection for the entire undercarriage of the Bison. There are few vehicles quite like the Bison and in its second year, it’s become even more impressive for owners to enjoy.

Additional Features of the Bison

How do modern pickups handle the off-road? They only can if they are fitted with the amenities that make it possible. Thank Chevy for thinking ahead with standard 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Chevrolet also provides 17-inch wheels with a hoop scoop, special bumpers, recovery hooks (can be very useful in a fix) and added off-road rocker protection. The standard 3.6-Liter V6 engine is a solid choice and owners can opt for the robust 2.8-Liter Duramax inline-four turbodiesel that produces 181 horsepower and a sturdy 369 lb-ft of torque and still hits a respectable 22 highway mpg. With all the support Chevrolet has built into this new 2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison, we are in love with this massive pickup. Currently, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is available and starts at $21,300 MSRP (Plus dealership fee). The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison begins at $42,400 MSRP (Plus destination fee). Talk to us about getting into a Chevrolet truck at Miami Lakes Automall!

Drive New Chevrolet With Our Help!

Searching for the right vehicle? We have a ton of brand new Chevrolet vehicles and know all about them! We have them as well as a wide variety of quality pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to take home what you want, our auto financing team is here to help. If you want to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, we’re here to help with those needs as well.

We are ready to provide automotive service and support, doesn’t matter if you didn’t buy with us. Allow us to fix up your current ride with a simple online service appointment to see our knowledgeable service team. Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We are here to help out with any of your automotive needs!

 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Is The King of Fuel Economy

Friday, July 26th, 2019
2020 Diesel Miami Lakes Automall

2020 Diesel Miami Lakes Automall

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Don’t look now but the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel is the top-ranked light-duty pick-up for drivers. The upcoming Chevy light-duty pickup offers Best-in-class fuel economy supplying the half-ton Silverado with even better fuel-efficiency than a new V6 Toyota Camry! Let us share the information that has just been revealed for our readers to take in. It’s not every day we learn about stories with this kind of shocking revelations, however, that is how impressed we are by Chevrolet. The days of choosing a pickup solely for its ability to haul large items is no longer. 

Chevrolet Is Out To Turn Heads

Spending less at the pumps is attractive; everyone can agree with that. Reducing carbon admissions is also great for the environment and this fact has become more enticing for buyers. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel will offer 277 horsepower and an immense 460 lb-ft of torque with the ability to tow up to 9,300 pounds when properly equipped. Drivers can not only get the most of the Silverado‘s strength but also maximize how far it’s fuel tanks can take them. Chevrolet has improved its light-duty Silverado 1500 to be able to do more for drivers than ever before.

“The engine utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to optimize every drop of fuel, and takes advantage of architectural changes to make Silverado larger, lighter and more aerodynamic than before,” said Tim Herrick, Executive Chief Engineer of the Silverado

A Silverado That’s Better Than Ever

Just how impressive is the newest upcoming Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel? How does 23 city mpg and 33 highway mpg sound? For drivers who opt for the two-way-drive of the 2020 Silverado 1500 Diesel, they will gain just that. Even the newest Subaru Legacy with its four-cylinder engine doesn’t offer that kind of highway gas mileage. Chevrolet now has America’s most fuel-efficient pickup and it’s exactly what buyers are looking for more than anything else. Keep in mind, Chevy also currently sells the new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, with its own diesel that leads its segment with a 30 highway mpg rating as well. 

What New Truck Drivers Want 

Many of today’s truck buyers want to experience more technology and expect better gas economy than ever: Enter the 2020 Silverado 1500. Families can enjoy the latest technology and comfort available inside the Silverado 1500. Leather seating? Check. Navigation with Bluetooth technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Check. A large infotainment system that allows the driver to focus on the road rather than looking at their smartphone? Check. Check. Check. But, more importantly, what about that improved fuel economy? 

The 2020 Silverado is vastly better than its predecessor and the competition, including Ram. By comparison, the Ford Powerstroke diesel for the F-150 offers three less mpg in both the city and highway mileage compared to the new Chevrolet diesel pickup. The 2020 Silverado 1500 is expected to come out later in 2019. (We can’t wait either). To experience the next generation Silverado, come find them at Miami Lakes Automall!

Come Test-Drive the Latest Silverado

For those who want a quality pickup, we have it in spades. Test-drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with assistance from our professional sales staff. We are happy to help and go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Check out our wide lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles available. We’re excited to offer lease, sales or trade-in options as well.

We also have over 300 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. Come by for a test drive today and we’ll see you soon at Miami Lakes Automall!

Chevrolet Leads the Way In Safety Features For Teens

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Chevy Miami Lakes Automall

Chevy Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet is taking a strong stance on a group notorious for poor driving habits, bad judgment and a lack of experience: teenage drivers. Among the biggest reasons teen drivers are a threat on the road to themselves and others isn’t speeding as much as it is driving without a seatbelt. Chevrolet has stepped in with a new way to curb this problem. In fact, they have found the perfect solution that won’t just curve this problem, but enhance safety features in a way never before done by the brand. Other automotive companies should take notice, as Chevrolet introduces a feature that will not allow drivers to move unless their seatbelt is clicked-in.

More on Chevrolet’s Latest Safety Measure

Chevrolet’s latest program that has launched is known as “Buckle To Drive”, which is accurately named. This is going to be a standard feature for the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, Colorado and Malibu vehicles. The way it works is basically, teen drivers will have to adhere to the rule set up by the owner of the vehicle. Parents can easily set up the key fob to a “teen driver” setting that will ensure the only way the vehicle can move from park is by having the seatbelt clicked in. Even better, all the fun options that come with driving, like the sound system and radio will not work unless the seatbelt is fastened in.

Improving On a Good Idea

Chevrolet has had multiple programs and features in previous years that have aimed at making drivers safer on the road. In 2016, Chevy launched a new program called Teen Driver with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu that would monitor a driver’s behavior and rewarded the driver with incentives. The program included a feature that would silence the radio as well as automatically set off all safety measures including Traction Control, Forward Collision Braking, Stability Control, and Front Pedestrian Braking. This great system was set up using a configurable PIN code and parents could even set how high the volume would be allowed to go with a limit. The best feature? Alerts could be set off if the teen driver hit a certain speed limit. The speed range could be set as low as 40 mph. The over-speed warning system would set off a ping that would go to the owner and registers the infraction. That program was found to help drivers put on their seatbelt at a 17 percent more effective rate than without it, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Chevrolet Is Committed to Improving Standard Safety Features

We commend Chevrolet for raising the stakes even further with this new program that will effectively ensure drivers, no matter what age, can be forced into using their seatbelt. Raising the level of safety will go a long way to ensuring better safety on the road, something we can all appreciate. The newest Chevy vehicles coming out in the next decade will continue to impress and provide amazing results.

“We have been researching this system for quite some time. So, we found this feature that works, and a group of people who could really benefit from it,” said Tricia Morrow, a safety strategy engineer at Chevrolet’s parent company General Motors.

See For Yourself the Latest Chevrolet Line-up

Found out more ways Chevrolet is leading the way with innovative features when you come for a test-drive at Miami Lakes Automall. We make it easy for customers to find what they want and our friendly and professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection.

If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can help out with any buying or leasing needs.  Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t bought with us before. We look forward to supporting you today. See you soon!

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is Out to Change The Game

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Miami Lakes Automall

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How does the current crossover SUV segment look? It’s a whole lot flashier now that the Chevrolet Blazer has returned to form with its latest incarnation. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has debuted and its ready for drivers. Looking for something to drive and enjoy that isn’t a sluggish SUV or bulky crossover? Don’t stray away from the latest Chevrolet product that has set itself apart from the pack. We’ll go over all the details, but keep in mind how the makers of the Blazer view their sharp new product.

“For the midsize two-row crossover customer, the business case was that they weren’t looking for body on frame. Same thing with off-roading — that’s not what this Blazer was ever going to be. There are a few things about it that you could call Camaro-esque. But our intent all along was to offer dry road performance, like a sports sedan. Some competitors have more emphasis on utility; this one has more emphasis on the sport,” said Blazer engineer Larry Mihalko.

Details of the Flashy New Blazer

The standard powertrain for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the hearty 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive in the base trim. The 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine included in the Premier trim carries 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim, and works as an available option for the L and Base.

The 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Base trim. The V6 engine also has front or all-wheel-drive options and all Blazer options carry high-performance cross-axis ball joints for greater lateral stiffness, according to Chevrolet. With a combined 29 mpg, the Chevrolet Blazer helps drivers by providing a reasonable fuel economy for owners.

Full of Features, Packed With Modern Technology

Additional features that make the Blazer worthwhile and modern is the hands-free power liftgate, wireless charging, and six USB ports. For owners that use their Blazer for towing, they can use the Hitch Guidance feature, which helps aid the aligning process for a driver to hitch a trailer with a view of the center line on the rear vision camera. The Hitch View provides a top-down view of the hitch so drivers can see just where the hitch ball rests. Drivers are going to love driving the Blazer today more than ever before. This is made easier thanks to the large 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include a rear-seat DVD player that is a part of an infotainment system that makes rides more fun for others.

This is a new product that differs from the previous Blazer that had a production run from 2001-2008. The all-new Blazer offers a 0-60 time of just 6.5 seconds with the 3.6-Liter V6 and starts at only $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Premier trim begins at $43,895 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

For those looking for a smaller SUV, the newest line-up offered by Chevrolet includes the Trax and Equinox. Drivers that want a little more space, but no sacrificing on behalf of the power, the Blazer is a perfect fit.

Experience The Difference of Chevrolet Today

We hope to accommodate everyone who wants a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We carry the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in offering a large quality pre-owned variety that will make all customers happy to test-drive.

We have a dedicated service center for your current vehicle for all maintenance and repair work. Make a service appointment so we can help with all your repair needs. 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. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall right now!

Chevy Colorado Wins Truck of the Year, Two Years Running

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

That 2015 or 2016 Chevy Colorado in Miami you see driving around is a real winner. That wasn’t sarcasm; it’s actually a winner. Twice, to be exact, and two years in a row. For the years 2015 and 2016, the Chevy Colorado has been the winner of Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year Award. Which is definitely a slap in the face for Ford and Ram; and a bit of a conundrum. How was the same truck model able to win in 2015, and then again in 2016? Simple, because Chevy gave it an upgrade.

In the 2016 model year, the Colorado got a diesel engine, which gave it an edge over the competition in terms of performance. For the 2015 model year, Chevy just simply built a great truck.

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