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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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Off-Road Capabilities of the 2018 Chevy Colorado

Friday, March 30th, 2018


Just named a 2018 Autotrader Must Test Drive Award winner, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 should be high on every consumers list if they are searching for a new truck.

Introduced for the 2018 model year is the all-new Chevy Colorado ZR2, and it is an off-roading machine. Available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine, the Colorado ZR2 dominates the midsize pickup truck class.

Thanks to the Colorado’s unique size and catalog of standard off-road features, the Colorado ZR2 is the truck for anyone that wants a truck that is fun to drive and can handle all types of terrain. In comparison to standard Colorado models, the Colorado ZR2 has a suspension that is 2 inches higher as well as rear and front track widths that are 3.5 inches wider.

The Colorado ZR2 features front and rear electronic locking differentials that make it possible for the truck to conquer steep terrains or crawl over rocks. To protect the truck from rocks or other debris from damaging the truck, the Colorado ZR2 has a shield that protects the transfer case and modified bumpers. The vehicle’s modified bumpers increase the vehicle’s ground clearance to 8.9 inches, and the front bumper has a thick, aluminum skid plate that protects the radiator and engine oil pan.

Though the primary inspiration of the Colorado is off-roading, the Colorado is equipped with several features that make it an excellent daily driver. Not only does the truck have the convenience of a truck bed, but it is fitted with Active Tow, a trailering package and a brake controller, so it is an excellent truck for towing purposes and when the Colorado is equipped with the 2.8L diesel engine it has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

To help offer drivers as many conveniences as possible, the Colorado ZR2 is available with OnStar 4G LTE WiFi as well as a handy touchscreen that provides drivers with easy access to entertainment options as well as certain car functions.

Miami Lakes Automall has a huge selection of new Chevrolet inventory, and we have several 2018 Chevy Colorado models available. You can view our inventory online or come by a take some models for a test drive today.

Close Look at the Latest Chevy Luxury Pickups

Thursday, March 8th, 2018


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.

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

Thursday, February 15th, 2018


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.

Towing Comparison: 2018 Chevrolet vs 2018 Ford

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


What does it mean for owners when they learn their truck is the most powerful in class in terms of towing and payload? One way to know is to see in action just what that looks like.

Do drivers of trucks truly notice the power and performance? Chevy thought testing out their truck against one of their biggest competitors, Ford, would show off the difference, but we’ll take a closer look to see how much of a difference there is between Chevy and the competition.

Drag Race Comparison

The Ford F-350 Super Duty couldn’t quite hang with the Chevy Silverado 3500HD in a straight line quarter mile drag race. While the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD was able to prove how much faster it can move while towing the same amount of weight, winning in a drag race, there’s additional features that show how much better Chevrolet trucks can be over their competition. (Although, it’s never a bad thing to win a race against your competition.)

New Features for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

When you have a powerful vehicle like the new 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, you know you can tow just about anything, but the truck’s premium features aren’t just about what you can move outside of the vehicle. You’ll be moved with what you find inside the vehicle, from a spacious cabin that has the updated MyLink system with available 8-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker Bose audio system. The truck also has rear backup cameras to allow for easier loading on the truck bed with front and rear park assist.

Closer Look At The Various Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Trims

From the Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Double Cab, to regular or long beds, there are numerous ways to craft your specific 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD. Even options like gasoline or diesel engines and two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are available options for an owner to decide on.

The Chevrolet 3500 HD trim levels range from the base-level Work Truck to mid-level LT and the further upscale LTZ to the premium trim, the luxurious High Country. The MyLink with 7-inch touchscreen comes standard for every Silverado 3500HD as well as Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and rear backup camera. The Silverado 3500HD LT offers upgrades ranging from an 8-inch MyLink touchscreen and power mirrors and power windows, which don’t come standard on the Silverado 3500HD Work Truck trim.

The Silverado 3500HD LTZ is available as a Double Cab or Crew Cab with standard leather seating, heated front seats and fog lights with a 110-volt outlet. Power-sliding rear window with defroster is also included.

The upgraded Silverado 3500HD High Country trim has full-leather front bucket seats with a navigation system and it is only available with a Crew Cab. Additionally, the Silverado 3500HD has a different interior design and center console than the rest of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD line-up.

What To Expect

As the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD showcases tremendous towing power, there’s no mistaking how important a vehicle’s towing capacity and ability to move quickly comes into play. Whether driving up a mountain or pushing 13,000 pounds of cargo across the country, having a reliable heavy duty truck that’s capable of making the journey safely is the goal for all drivers and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to expect with the Silverado 3500 HD.

If you want to see what it feels like to have a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in your hands, experience the power and performance with a test-drive with us at Miami Lakes Automall. If your dream is to own a Chevy, we’d love to make it happen. Stop by today and we’ll be ready. Miami Lakes Auto Mall is open seven days a week and we are located at 16600 NW 57th Ave. Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

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Chevy Releasing Medium-Duty Class 4 and Class 5 Truck Options

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Chevrolet Will Reveal Its All-new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD at

Chevy announced they will be launching the all-new medium-duty Silverado Class 4 and Class 5 trucks at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis from March 4-6. The new truck will replace the Kodiak, which was a medium-duty truck manufactured by Chevy and GM in the past.

To make it easy for businesses to get what they need, the new commercial-duty trucks will be available with a few different configuration options. Buyers will have options of a regular or crew cab, a 2WD or 4WD drivetrain, and various wheelbase lengths.

The new medium-duty Silverado 4500 and 5500 trucks will be available with a Duramax diesel engine and an Allison transmission, but engine specifics won’t be revealed until the trucks debut at the show. Chevy currently offers a Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel V8 engine on the Silverado 2500 and 3500 models, so that engine could be a possible option on the new medium-duty models. The available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel V8 engine produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, and provides a maximum towing capacity of 23,000 pounds.

That’s all the information we know for now, but we’ll definitely be providing updates as we get them. Chevy has stated that the trucks are expected to go into production in late 2018. In the meantime, Miami Lakes Automall has heavy-duty Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 models available today.

Chevy Trucks That Can Tow More Than 7,000 Pounds

Friday, November 17th, 2017
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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.


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…)

5 Affordable Ways to Protect your Truck Bed and More

Friday, November 10th, 2017
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chevy bed accessories miami lakes automall

Chevy makes everything from high performance sports cars to fuel efficient green cars to SUVS and this year Chevy trucks are celebrating its 100th anniversary. With over 100 years of developing and designing trucks, Chevy offers three great truck models, and a number of accessories to help users get the most out of their truck. Don’t worry, these accessories won’t break the bank as they are all under $100!

Bed Mats and Bed Lines

Bed mats and bed liners protect the truck bed from scratches, dents and other damage from cargo and Chevy offers plenty of bed mat options for under $100. Mats and liners come in different materials including foam, rubber and plastic and some of them are sized exactly to the size of a truck bed and others are just made to cover a portion of the bed.

Tailgate Net/Cargo bars – Cargo bars and tailgate nets are built to keep cargo in place and from shifting/hitting the tailgate while the truck is in motion. Both can be easily attached on the back of the bed in front of the tailgate door.

Pocket Tie Downs – Pocket tie downs are another affordable way to keep the cargo in the bed in place while moving. These can be purchased for less than $50 a piece and they are installed on the top of the bed. Once they are in place, drivers can secure items with cargo ropes and cords that get attached to the tie downs.

Bed Caps – There are plenty of bed cap options for great prices. These help the bed rails stay protected from dings, dents and scratches.They go around the top of the bed rails and are generally plastic or aluminum.

Cargo Net – Cargo nets are similar to tailgate nets, but they cover the entirety of the bed. This product is great for those who entirely pack the bed up with cargo often.

Searching for a new Chevy truck in Miami or a parts department where you can get these Chevy truck accessories? Check out our Chevy inventory at Miami Lakes and give our parts department a call at 305-455-3580.  

Photo source: Motor Trend

Chevy Celebrates 100 Years of Trucks with Special Centennial Editions

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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2018 is the 100th year that Chevy trucks have been around and Chevy is celebrating their 100th anniversary with some special editions. The new trucks have the perfect mix of modern tech and old-school Chevy features. Let’s celebrate with Chevy and take a trip down memory lane!

Chevy Timeline

The first Chevy truck was made in 1918 and it was a one-ton pickup truck, and from there, the trucks evolved into what they are today. Here are the hits from each decade and more!

Early 1900s

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  • 1918 Chevy One-Ton: The first pickup truck Chevy made was the 1918 Chevy One-Ton truck. The truck’s cab was a wooden bench and there were no doors or windows. The 1918 Chevy One-Ton was equipped with a 3.6L 4-cylinder engine that produced 36 horsepower and it had a starting price of $1,325.


General Motors Patents a Tailgate Truck Step, Will It Be a Reality?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Chevy Tailgate Step

Chevy Tailgate Step

Ugh, the struggle of getting in and out of the bed of your truck is so real! Well, imagine having a built-in step to help you get into your truck bed. All you’d have to do is just pull it out and climb right up into the truck bed. Whether you use the truck bed for hauling cargo, tailgate parties or both, this feature would be perfection. What if we told you that the possibility of a feature just as we described is actually not that far off from reality?

General Motors (GM) has officially received a patent for a truck tailgate step. Although GM hasn’t officially said the new patent would be a feature on upcoming trucks like the 2018 or 2019 Chevy Silverado, we are hoping to hear more about it soon. (more…)