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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 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.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chevrolet

Chevrolet Has More Mid-Size Pickup Options On the Way

Monday, November 19th, 2018
2019 Chevrolet Colorado RST Miami Lakes Automall

2019 Chevrolet Colorado RST Miami Lakes Automall

Photo credit: Chevrolet

Ever wanted to own a mid-size Chevrolet pickup truck? For Chevy fans expecting more mid-size pickup options, the wait is over with the 2019 Colorado lineup. Chevrolet has heard the requests and will now offer two brand new trims and focus their attention on their latest off-road beast, the Colorado ZR2 off-road Bison. General Motors will emphasize their pickup options as being incredible (they are) with incredible prices (affordable and attractive) for the new Bison ZR2 and both of the new special editions of the Chevrolet Colorado, the Z71 Trail Runner and the street-focused RST. All of these options are apart of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado lineup that has made up a large portion of sales as Americans have a growing obsession with the mid-size pickup truck segment.

“The success of Colorado helped reignite the midsize truck segment, which increased 27 percent from 2015 to 2017. It changed what customers expected from a midsize truck, brought new customers to Chevrolet and has inspired competitors to follow Chevy’s lead,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s Director of Truck Marketing.

Pricing For the Latest Chevrolet Pickup Options

General Motors has listed the ZR2 Bison, with the V6 engine and extended cab, at just $47,050 MSRP (plus destination fee). Crew cab models start at $48,650 MSRP (plus destination fee).
The Colorado ZR2 Bison is set to hit dealer showrooms with a sticker price of $48,045 MSRP (destination fee) for the gasoline-powered Extended Cab truck. This represents a $5,750 increase from the standard ZR2 in the same body style, but offers much more in the way of exhilaration and drivability. To gain the four-door option, owners can expect a slight raise of $1,600 to that price for either the extended or crew cab version of the ZR2.

What About Those Two New Trims?

Available for consumers in a new Z71 Trail Runner package, this package adds the ZR2’s skid plates and rock sliders with a fresh set of 17-inch wheels and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. Drivers will embrace the bold look of the blacked-out CHEVROLET grille first shown on the Bison. Not quite the Bison in terms of its off-road prowess, but definitely aggressive and capable of handling adventure for owners.

Both the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado will offer the available RST trim. This package will be grouped as a mid-grade trim that begins at $32,195 MSRP (plus destination fee). The RST comprises the color-keyed exterior gear and large 20-inch wheels. The $21,495 base model 2WD truck comes with a six-speed manual transmission and is a solid option.

Handle the Off-Road With A Pickup Unlike Any Other

Fans of the Bison know Chevrolet produced an off-road champion with their Colorado ZR2 Bison, an off-road powerhouse made in a detailed collaboration with aftermarket house American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The 2019 Chevrolet ZR2 Bison is off-road ready with six skid plates, 31-inch Goodyear Duratracs, a snorkel, heavy-duty bumpers and even includes an optional diesel powertrain. And that’s just the start!

Similar to the standard ZR2, the Bison rests on a track that is 3.5 inches wider than the entry Colorado. The ZR2 Bison carries locking electronic differentials, 3.42 rear axle ratio, and a two-inch suspension lift with Multimatic DSSV dampers capable of handling bumpy, less traveled roads with ease. Few vehicles on the market are capable of taking owners on an adventure right out of the gate like the Bison can. Between all these new options, 2018 has been a banner year for Chevrolet pickup line-up and will continue in 2019.

Ride the Newest Chevrolet Vehicles All At One Place

For a chance to drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles, don’t hesitate to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall today. We take pride in offering the newest Chevrolet vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

For help with any buying, leasing or selling, consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

Chevy Silverado and Chevy Colorado Snag Two New Awards

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

2018 Silverado 2500 HD Deep Ocean Blue Metallic LTZ Z71 Crew Cab

Just because Chevrolet has one of the largest model lineups on the market offering everything from trucks to sedans to sportscars, doesn’t mean Chevy doesn’t spend time to make sure each of their products is top-of-the-line. Every model Chevy produces is meant to be one of the best models in its class, and that’s always apparent with Chevy trucks.

Just recently, two Chevy trucks earned awards. The 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was named Four Wheeler’s 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year, which is the first time the truck has earned the award. Additionally, Kelly Blue Book recognized four Chevy models for their excellent resale value. The 2018 Chevy Silverado and 2018 Chevy Tahoe were both given the title as Best Resale Value in their class and KBB.com ranked the 2018 Chevy Colorado and the 2018 Chevy Silverado in the Top 10 for Best Resale Value.

Chevy Trucks

Chevy is currently celebrating its 100th year in the truck industry. Chevy’s truck legacy began in 1918 with the 1918 One-Ton and 100 years later, the Chevy truck lineup includes the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500, the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 and 3500 and the mid-size truck, the Chevy Colorado.

Chevy Colorado

While the Silverado trucks have been around for decades, the Colorado is the newest to join the lineup. The Chevy Colorado was introduced in 2002 and production was halted after the 2012 model year, and then the Colorado returned to production lines in 2014. Ever since the Colorado’s return it has been earning awards and experiencing great sales. The Colorado is a versatile truck that offers consumers a fuel efficient, five-passenger pickup truck option that has enough towing power to take care of a variety of hauling tasks.

The Chevy Colorado is currently available in four trims, the Colorado WT, Colorado LT, Colorado ZR2 and the Colorado Z71, and there are three engine options. The 2018 Colorado ZR2 (the trim named Four Wheeler’s 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year) is celebrating its first year of production. The Colorado ZR2 trim is designed to be an off-road truck and it has all of the equipment to handle any type of terrain.

The Colorado ZR2 is available with two different engines, a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine. To give the Colorado ZR2 better off-road capabilities of other mid-size pickup trucks on the market, the Colorado ZR2 has a ground clearance of 8.9 inches, which is two inches more than the ground clearance on other Chevy Colorado trucks. To protect important truck equipment from rocks, water and other types of debri that might damage the truck when off-roading, the Colorado ZR2 is equipped with front and rear locking differentials, as well as protective rock sliders and enhanced bumpers.

Chevy Silverado

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has consistently been one of the top three light-duty pickup trucks in its class. The Silverado 1500 is available in three cab options and in six different trims, the Silverado 1500 WT, Silverado 1500 LS, Silverado 1500 CS, Silverado 1500 Custom, Silverado 1500 LT, Silverado 1500 LTZ and the Silverado 1500 High Country. When the Silverado 1500 is equipped with the NHT max trailering package, it offers best in class max towing of 12,500 pounds.

One major reason consumers like the Silverado 1500 so much is because it is more than just a strong truck. The Silverado 1500 includes safety, tech, entertainment and convenience features that aren’t typically priorities by other truck manufacturers. The Silverado comes standard with a rearview camera, six airbags, the Teen Driver feature, and aero active shutters.

Chevy at Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall is home to seven brands, and one of our biggest brands is Chevy. Miami Lakes Automall has all of the latest Chevy models as well as some of the most exclusive. Open seven days a week, Miami Lakes Automall is conveniently located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, so be sure to come in and test drive a Chevy model, or one of the award-winning Chevy trucks like the Chevy Colorado or the Chevy Silverado.

Chevy Trucks That Can Tow More Than 7,000 Pounds

Friday, November 17th, 2017
chevy towing capacity miami lakes automall

chevy towing capacity miami lakes automall

Chevy is a well-established and trusted brand! Their trucks have been around for 100 years now, and we know why! Apart from all Chevy vehicles coming with more standard safety and entertainment tech than most other vehicles, the trucks come with major capability and towing capacity. Looking for a truck? Check out all four Chevy pickups! All of them can tow more than 7,000 pounds.

Colorado

Towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds

The most capable engine option for the Chevy Colorado is the 3.6-liter V6 engine. Not only does this engine tow up to 7,700 pounds, but also gets a highly impressive 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Looking for power? This engine provides up to 308 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.  

Chevy Silverado 1500

Towing capacity up to 12,500 pounds (more…)

Compact Truck Comparison: Chevy Colorado v. Honda Ridgeline

Monday, August 21st, 2017
colorado vs ridgeline miami lakes chevy

colorado vs ridgeline miami lakes chevy

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.

Photo source: Car and Driver

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

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Miami Lakes Automall tailgating vehicles

Miami Lakes Automall tailgating vehicles

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. (more…)

Chevy Truck News You Don’t Want to Miss

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Miami Lakes Chevy

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Miami Lakes Chevy

If you are a fan of Chevy trucks listen up! There have been a couple news related stories going around that you are going to love to hear! Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for all things Chevy and Chevy news!

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2s

The first piece of news is about the long-awaited Chevy Colorado ZR2. Chevy had told us that the first new Colorado ZR2 models have finally rolled off the assembly line and they are headed to dealerships! Check out our Colorado ZR2 inventory here. Haven’t heard about the Colorado ZR2? Check out the details below, chances are you will fall in love at first sight.

  • The ZR2 is a beefed up and capable version of the Chevy Colorado, which was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two years in a row.
  • The Colorado ZR2 is equipped with a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • Two-inch lift, 17-inch wheels, and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.
  • Front and rear electronic lock differentials.
  • A dynamic suspension spool damper from Multimatic.

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New Chevy Colorado ZR2 is an Off-roading Beast for Less Money

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Chevy Colorado ZR2

Chevy Colorado ZR2

If you are a truck lover, chances are you are an adventure seeking, outdoor enthusiast. Unfortunately, sometimes finding that perfect off-road beast to fill your adventure needs can be a struggle, as they are very expensive. For example the Ford Raptor with standard features starts at roughly $48,860. Well, Chevy has a solution for consumers — the new Colorado ZR2.

The new  2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 comes fully-loaded with all the features drivers need for off-roading. Priced at $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 is more than $7,000 less than the Ford Raptor and it is just as capable. So, hold out to buy your next off-roading truck until this the Colorado ZR2 is released this spring — it will be worth the wait.

The Colorado ZR2 is equipped with DSSV dampers that provide a two-inch lift. The truck has unique front control arms and its modified rear axle has a 3.42:1 crawling ratio. The truck rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 31-inch off-roading tires, and in case of tire or wheel damage, there is a spare tire mounted to the truck bed. (more…)

4 Reasons the Chevy Colorado is the Perfect Truck

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Chevy Colorado Miami Lakes Automall

Chevy Colorado Miami Lakes Automall

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

Performance

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