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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Ford Escape

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 Ford Escape are neck and neck in regards to their passenger space, impressive safety features and ratings, as well as their warranty coverage. However, even with identical twins, one of them has just a little bit more spice than the other. Let’s find out just how fraternal these SUVs are.

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is a package deal when it comes to providing comfort for all five of its passengers, impressive handling, and two fine engine choices, which is likely why it’s the brand’s best selling SUV. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine has an EPA rating at a suitable 28 mpg combined and 27 mpg with all-wheel-drive. This car drives on 170 horsepower with 203 lb-ft of torque.

The All-American brand’s latest SUV has a great catalog of standard active-safety features like forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and even IntelliBeam automatic headlights.  It also has available blind-spot monitoring.

For entertainment, the Equinox has a  standard 7-inch touchscreen and an available 8-inch version. Both have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The truck also has keyless entry, push-button start, four USB ports, 17-inch wheels, and the Teen Driver System that allows parents of tweens with a heavy foot to set parameters and relay information on driving habits.

Highlighting optional features include ventilated front seats, navigation, Bose audio, a panoramic sunroof, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

2021 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape was restyled last year and grew in size while also dropping a few pounds. The base engine upgraded to a turbocharger with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter engine, which produces a decent 181 horsepower with 203 1b-ft of torque. The next engine option is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which really ramps up the ride with 250 horsepower. The eco-friendly hybrid engine only loses 50 horses, while the plug-in version does not differ much in its performance numbers. 

The SUV has an intriguing amount of standard driver-assistance features. These driver-assists are a part of the brand’s Co-Pilot 360 bundle and include automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), a blind-spot detection system, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Some exciting leisures include an 8-inch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are present on all trims with the exception of the base S. Other standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, cloth seats, front bucket seats, a 6-speaker stereo, and Sync infotainment with Bluetooth, voice recognition, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices. There are also some exciting packages worth looking into, like the Technology Package for those who prioritize the best interior experience, or Class II Trailer Tow Package for off-road enthusiasts.

The Escape also has a design that is more carlike than SUV like with its rounded shape, and whether or not that is appealing comes down to a person’s purchase.

Final Suggestion

The 2021 Ford Escape has the advantage of providing hybrid engines, a great list of safety features, and even luggage space. However, the 2021 Equinox provides an overall better experience in its cabin with its stylish features and entertainment systems. On top of this, Equinox’s bigger and more aggressive design is easier to welcome than its competitor and also has a lower starting price. It is for this reason that the Equinox SUV is a more favorable choice for most car buyers.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox provides a lot of bang for your buck with its standard safety system, 3,500 towing capacity, standard entertainment features, and overall roominess. Those who are interested in this vehicle should take an online stroll at Miami Lakes Automall, we side a wide selection of Chevrolet vehicles like the Equinox and other SUVs. 

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chevrolet Will Present The Electric Chevy K5 Blazer Concept At SEMA360

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 

SEMA360 is an event that centers on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education, and unparalleled networking opportunities. For this year’s function, the Chevrolet company will present a 1977 version of their K5 Blazer converted into a fully-electric concept.

During the virtual showcase, Chevrolet Performance, an automotive performance parts brand, will sound out SEMA members receptive to building their own electric projects to aid in concluding Chevrolet’s original eCrate offering.

“As GM introduces a new fleet of electric vehicles, it creates an exciting opportunity to bring EV technology to the aftermarket,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Our vision is to offer a comprehensive line of Connect and Cruise systems from Chevrolet Performance – delivering a solution for every customer ranging from LSX V-8s to eCrate conversions.”

Constructing The K5 Blazer-E

The American automaker first introduced the eCrate conversion concept with the Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro in 2018, with the 2019 Chevrolet E-10 following soon afterward. Based on the findings from those vehicles, they informed Chevrolet’s Electric Connect and Cruise strategy.

The revamped K5 Blazer-E maintains a lot of elements from the original Blazer, and just about 90 percent of the new parts fixed in the eCrate package are factory materials from the brand’s Bolt EV car.

The transformation of the 1977 K5 SUV started with the team removing the original 175-horsepower V-8 engine, as well as the three-speed automatic transmission, fuel system, and exhaust. Next, the crew built a special Bolt EV electric motor, bringing up the horsepower to 200 with 266 lb-ft of torque, also tacking on a Chevrolet Performance electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the Blazer’s drivetrain remains unchanged, inclusive of the transfer case, driveshaft, and axles.

Power comes strictly from a 400-volt Bolt EV battery pack with 60 kilowatt-hours of workable energy fixed in the cargo area. Making use of production controllers and wiring harnesses conserves a lot of features of the Bolt, counting shock protection, battery heating and cooling, battery-overcharge protection as well as regenerative braking.

The components of the aftermarket encompass an electric power steering kit, an electric pump supplying vacuum to the stock brake system, and an electronic controller to drive inputs to the 1977 Blazer gauges like showing the battery’s state of charge on the originating fuel gauge.

eCrate Installer Certification Program

With the intention of making preparations for eCrate’s inauguration, Chevrolet Performance is certifying Electric Connect and Cruise installers. Chevrolet dealers that are partaking in the event will get the training, tools and equipment that is necessary to utilize the high-voltage systems and charging stations to be of service to vehicles of Chevrolet buyers.

In Brighton, Michigan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will be the first company to direct the training and certification program. This venture will help to clue in the certification process for upcoming installers.

It is expected that the 60-kWh Electric Connect and Cruise package will be readily available in the second half of next year, and will include:

  • 60-kWh battery pack
  • 200-horsepower electric motor
  • DC-to-AC power inverter to drive the electric motor
  • DC-to-DC power converter to power low-voltage systems
  • Wiring harnesses, controllers and water pumps for battery heating and cooling

Additionally, Chevrolet Performance will determine extra eCrate packages with options that have a higher performance as well as new battery configurations to suit a broader range of aftermarket applications. Long term, the crew will attempt to merge General Motors’ modular Ultium battery system technologies.

“Minutes after Chevrolet showed the E-10 concept, customers started calling to ask how soon they could build their EV project,” said Russ O’Blenes, Chevrolet director of engineering, Performance and Racing. “The K5 Blazer-E demonstrates what is possible for customers who want to convert their vintage truck to a daily driver with the instant torque and unique driving experience of an EV. For customers who want more extreme performance, the modular eCrate system will have virtually limitless applications.”

Miami Lakes Automall

If you’re looking for something that is a bit more current in style than the K5 Concept, Miami Lakes Automall currently has an extensive range of 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s as well as the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe (the replacement of the original K5 Blazer in 1995). Those who are interested in any of our Chevrolet models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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High Hopes For Release Of The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox As It Approaches China

Friday, September 25th, 2020

 

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

It’s only been a few weeks since the big premiere of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox in China, and now, General Motors plans on releasing this crossover compact SUV over there and thus making them the first market in the world to receive the third-generation of this car’s update during the mid-cycle. In totality, there are 22 augmented features to better the competitiveness of the Equinox in the Chinese market.

As a result, not only does China’s refreshed Chevrolet truck welcome the automaker’s newest crossover form of design with its latest front fascia, but it also comes with sensational new powertrain features, more options for connectivity, and a supreme suite of active safety technologies. Moreover, it includes the RS trim level as a top-ranking variant for its range, which is the same case for the Chevrolet Blazer and Trailerblazer in the company’s local utility vehicle repertoire.

“Today’s midsize SUV buyers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs. The new Equinox delivers, starting with its new design, powertrain combination, locally tuned chassis and RS editions,” said General Director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, Scott Lawson, in a press release. He then continued, “It is joining the Blazer, Tracker and Trailblazer in Chevrolet’s crossover family, giving the brand a presence across the small, compact, midsize and mid-large mainstream segments to meet the different needs of buyers nationwide.” 

The updated 2021 Equinox launched in the Asain country came with a sum of six different variants, also inclusive of three that are comparable to the LT trim level as well as three in the new RS model. All of these trims include an extensive list of standard equipment, not to mention the brand’s latest infotainment system with developed connectivity as well as an array of progressive driving aid systems. A base trim level is expected to be added at a later date.

From its launch, two powertrain options will be offered for the new car. The first is a turbocharged 1.5L LFV I-4 engine that makes out 166 horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque, it also paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, meanwhile, the RS model features a turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 that powers up to 233 horsepower with 256 pound-feet of torque, joined with the brand’s nine-speed automatic transmission.

The latest-generation of Equinox will make its first public introduction in China at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, which will take place from September 26th to October 5th, and is set to go on sale a few days later. The Equinox is the company’s top-selling utility vehicle globally, scoring more than 3.8 million units in deliveries since its first appearance in 2004. This mid-cycle update strives to better its sales performance in China, where it has only been available for the past three years. 

With the release of the 2021 Equinox overseas, were hoping that it won’t be a long wait for North America to get a taste of that # SUVlife.

  • 2021 Equinox Territory: 169,900 CNY (about $24,880 USD at the current exchange rate)
  • 2021 Equinox World Edition: 184,900 CNY ($27,080 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox Tech Edition: 194,900 CNY ($28,550 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS: 219,900 CNY ($32,205 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS Smart Edition: 229,900 CNY ($33,670 USD)
  • 2021 Equinox RS Guard Edition: 239,900 CNY ($35,135 USD)

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

When the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox finally does approach the States, be sure to purchase your hot rod at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a great deal of Chevrolet vehicles and in a large variety geared towards individual needs. 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.

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The Seemingly Meek Chevrolet Sonic Shows Up Every Vehicle In The J.D Power Initial Quality Study

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

 

The popular American-based data analytics company and car reviewer, J.D. Power revealed the results of its yearly Initial Quality Study last week (July, 24), which places vehicles on a standing drew upon the number of reported issues that were experienced in the first 90 days on ownership.

According to the prestigious study, General Motors faired well and had most of its brands perform above average. Furthermore, a vehicle from the company had a more preferable performance in the study than any other vehicle that is presently on sale, however, it wasn’t one of General Motors more well-known models like the Chevy Silverado or Tahoe, but in fact the more humble subcompact car, the Chevrolet Sonic.

Buyers of the Chevrolet Sonic only reported 103 issues per 100 vehicles in the 2020 Initial Quality Study, this makes it not just the best inexpensive compact car for initial quality, but the most advantageous vehicle overall. More often than not, newly released vehicles are rated a bit harshly for its initial quality, especially since they are more inclined to experience minor defects as a result of their new features and design. However, the most recent Chevy Sonic has been in production since 2011 and released as a 2012 model, with almost a decade under its belt, it’s quite plausible that General Motors did away of most of the defects over that period of time. 

Moreover, vehicles like the non-deluxe Chevrolet Sonic have the upper hand over premium models such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, particularly, since these types of models usually have standard technology that is constantly changing for the sake of modernization and they are very susceptible to defects and other technological problems. The only deluxe brands that had a better performance in the study were Genesis, Lexus and Cadillac.

It’s also important to note that the Chevrolet Sonic performed better than the expectations of its own brand, in which it underwent an average of 141 problems per 100 vehicles. This incredible performance placed the small compact third in the study, along with other brands behind it, specifically Dodge and Kia, which deadlocked with 136 problems per 100 vehicles. The top brands encompassed the Ram, Genesis, Mitsubishi, Buick, GMC, Volkswagen and Hyundai.

“This success is the result of a focused effort across the entire GM enterprise from design to product development, manufacturing, Customer Care and Aftersales, sales, service and marketing, our dealers and others,” said GM’s vice president of global quality, Tony Francavilla. “We celebrate these wins and will remain focused on delivering quality vehicles for our customers.”

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Now that you know the Chevrolet Sonic is J.D Power approved, why not buy one and for an incredibly inexpensive price of about $20,000, (plus destination fee) at Miami Lakes Automall? We sell a ride range of inexpensive vehicles from Chevrolet and many other brands. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, simply chat with one of our representatives through our virtual chat for further assistance.

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Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

 

The Chevrolet brand has been an ultimate powerhouse automotive brand for over 100 years and undoubtedly has had quite an impact on the industry. Ways that one might not expect that the truck-focused company has had an impact is in pop culture, specifically in the music industry. Singers like Elton John, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and more have all gained some level of influence in their songwriting from Chevrolet in one way or another.

Miami Lakes Automall is joining in on the fun to jubilate World Music Day…only a day later. Our writers have compiled a list for you to enjoy on your summer vacation of the most iconic Chevy inspired songs. Rock out to Chevrolet’s Ultimate Playlist!

American Pie by Don McLean

“So bye-bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.” 

This 1971 rock and roll classic sung by Don McLean became a massive success and stayed on the charts in North America for four weeks and also dominated the list in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It was also notable for the frequently mentioned phrase “The Day The Music Died”, in reference to the plane crash of 1959 that killed legendary performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. 

Crocodile Rock by Elton John

This 1972 song simply embodies the rock ‘n’ roll, dating and youthful independence of that era. It was a pre-single for upcoming album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. The musical genius gives Chevy a shoutout with his lyric “an old gold Chevy and a place of my own.”

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Funk-rock God, Prince released his mega-hit single, Little Red Corvette in 1983 and became the most popular song of that time, as well as his first song to reach the top 10 in the North American charts. In 2016, Chevy issued a print ad with its famous sports car and with a caption of Prince’s lyrics “Baby that was much too fast”

The One I Loved Back Then by George Jones

Country legend George Jones also showed love to “America’s Sports Car” and sang this 1985 and also dubbed it “The Corvette Song”. In the song, Jones compares the similarities between fast Corvettes and beautiful women.

99 In the Shade by Bon Jovi

In 1999 In the Shade was produced by double-platinum selling rock band, Bon Jovi in 1988, with a feel-good summertime vibe and energetic tempo. The song includes the lyrics “I got the radio blasting in my old man’s Chevrolet.”

Mud On The Tires by Brad Paisley

Country music singer Brad Paisley wrote this song in 2004, in which he sings about at long last getting a loan in order to buy a spanky new Chevrolet, “I’ve got some big news, I’m holdin’ the keys to a brand-new Chevrolet…”

Camaro by Kings of Leon

American band, Kings of Leon rocked the house in 2007 with its Camaro song, with the lyric “She looks so cool in her new Camaro.” The Chevrolet Camero is another popular sports car by the company and highly sought after during its 36-year reign.

Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift

The once country-music sensation turned mega pop star Taylor Swift wrote her first single naming it after country music legend Tim McGraw in 2006. She also gave a shout out to one of Chevy’s pick up trucks with the verse “Just a boy in a Chevy truck, That had a tendency of gettin’ stuck”

Red Camaro by Rascal Flatts

“I saw a red Camaro today

And I did a double take

I thought I saw her face”

Country music group pays homage to the lovable Camero in 2010 as apart of the band’s seventh studio album dubbed “Nothing Like This”. Although it wasn’t the most popular song on the record, the album ended up going platinum, and we’d like to think it had a little help from the Chevy brand.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Looking for a cool pickup to listen to your favorite Chevy tunes? Look no further than the strong and hefty 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this all-time classic is very capable of lifting large loads as it can tow up to 13,400 lbs. The Silverado also provides plenty of safety options and a comfortable ride. Those who are interested in any of our Chevy models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.

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The Chevrolet Colorado And It’s ZR2 Bison Package Is A Match Made In Off-Roading Heaven

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck made its comeback in the market about six years ago after being MIA for three years. A year after this, it obtained a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine option for the first time.

In 2017, a new V-6 engine was added, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which was previously class-exclusive. It also received a custom ZR2 off-road edition for its unveiling.

Although the 8-speed automatic transmission aided in boosting the fuel economy for the gasoline engine, the optional diesel engine still has the best mileage at a rating of 18 mpg city, 22  highway and 19 combined on the 2020 Colorado ZR2 Bison short-box 4WD crew cab model.

For $5,750, the new Bison package, which was introduced just last year, reflects a partnership with the off-road and overland vehicle parts company dubbed American Expedition Vehicles.

The Bison package fuses the outstanding standard off-road characteristics of the ZR2 model with extra goodies such as the Chevy’s extended written grille as well as the AEV front and rear bumpers, fog lights, distinctive wheel moldings, floor liners, embellished headrests, custom AEV 17-inch aluminum wheels, and fuel tank/transfer case/rear differential skid plates. Additionally, there is an AEV air snorkel available as a separate accessory, this allows the engine to have a clean supply of air, which is especially important for when drivers go on their off-road adventures and encounter dusty dirt roads.

Standard features with the Chevy package include 4WD, front and rear automated-locking differentials, custom suspension dampers, off-road rocker-panel protection, reformed bumpers improved ground clearance, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels matched with 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires, cast-iron control arms, an aluminum skid plate for the protection of the radiator and engine oil plan, an AutoTrac transfer cast with underbody shield, specialized grille and hood, 3.42 rear axle ratio, 3.5-inch wider front and rear tracks, 2-inch higher suspension, Off-Road Mode technology, and four-wheel disc brakes.

Other additional prizes include a transmission tow, a trailering package with a hitch and seven-pin connector and integrated trailer brake controller as well as a spray-on bedliner, wireless phone charging, sliding rear window, EZ Lift and Lower locking tailgate and recovery hooks. There is also an additional tire included, which is helpful for any driver should they get stuck in the woodlands.

In the interior, drivers will enjoy the heated leather-trimmed front seats, automatic climate control, tilt-telescopic steering wheel (also heated and leather-wrapped) with audio and cruise controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, fold-down rear seatback and carpeted floor mats.

Other standard interior features include a 6-speaker Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation and an 8-inch touchscreen. It also comes with an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, voice-activated technology for radio and phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, rear-window defogger, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, rear-vision camera, remote keyless entry, a remote vehicle starter system, four USB ports, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Colorado’s ZR2 engine has a standard 3.6-liter V-6 that pushes up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Those who want double the torque can opt for the diesel engine which as 365 lb-ft of torque but with a diminished amount of 181 mpg horsepower. Diesel models also include an impressive diesel exhaust brake system that betters vehicle control and minimizes brake wear on steep grades.

The ZR2 Bison Crew model is usually priced around $53,000, (plus destination fee) but at the current date of this article, Miami Lakes Chevrolet is selling this off-road beauty for about $44,000, (plus destination fee). If you are interested in this or other Chevrolet models that we have, please view our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for further assistance.

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