Chevy Strong at 500,000 Miles

Chevrolets are built to last and a recent YouTube video making the rounds proves it. You can watch the moment that a Chevy Silverado hits the 500,000 mile mark.

That’s equivalent to circling the globe 20 times!

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado if you need a truck that will do it all for years to come.

Exterior

The features 18-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, frame-mounted recovery hooks in the front, chrome bumpers, rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, solar absorbing glass, bed rail and tailgate protection caps and a locking tailgate.

Interior

The interior features a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a center fold-down armrest with storage, a folding bench rear seat, tilt steering column, driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal display, express up and down driver window, express down windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control with control mounted on the steering wheel and assist handles on the driver and passenger A-pillars.

Mechanical

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing that can run on flex fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with powertrain grade braking, cruise grade braking, a tow/haul mode and electronic controls. This combination makes 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, a high-capacity air cleaner, heavy duty locking rear, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness for trailering, a suspension package, an external engine oil cooler, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, a heavy-duty battery with 720 cold cranking amps, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Safety Features

Safety features include StabiliTrak with traction control and proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist, daytime running lights, an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger, OnStar, and driver and front passenger airbags.

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7 Reasons to Own a Chevy

Invest in a brand-new Chevy, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, stylish and luxurious vehicle for 2017 and beyond. These 10 reasons to buy a Chevy will convince you to head to Classic Chevrolet and make a wise investment today.

1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

3. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2017 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

4. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2016 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices this spring at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2016 Chevy vehicles.

5. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

6. Chevy drivers enjoy more fuel efficiency than other drivers on the road. The Avalanche features a best-in-class fuel economy, the Cobalt offers best-in-class highway miles-per-gallon, and the Colorado’s 5-cylinder engine provides more horsepower and better fuel economy than the Toyota Tacoma. Chevy lovers don’t find it surprising that most Chevy vehicles achieve better fuel economies than comparable vehicles in their classes.

7. You can finally get behind the wheel of the car, truck, or SUV of your dreams. Brand-new Chevy vehicles are now offered at better prices than ever. You can get into a 2017 Chevy Cruze, and numerous other luxurious, stylish and powerful Chevy vehicles, for less than $200 per month.

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What to Expect with the 2018 Tahoe

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Pictured: 2017 Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe was completely redesigned in 2015 and received technology tweaks in 2016 and 2017. As far as 2018 goes, there’s a chance that there will be further tech tweaks and trim changes, but overall the model is expected to stay the same.

The body, particularly, should remain the same, which is a good thing considering its modern and clear-cut looks. The seating will be the same, allowing up to nine people to ride along inside with comfort and space.

Standard features should include tri-zone auto climate control, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a teen-driver monitoring system, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, built-in power outlet, and six-speaker audio system.

The powertrain is likely to remain completely unchanged, but it’s still relatively modern as Chevy debuted it just a few years ago. The current model uses a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a six-speed auto, though an upgrade to an eight- or 10-speed automatic could come in a few years. All this adds up to a hefty 8,600-pound towing capacity when properly equipped.

The IIHS has yet to rate the 2017 Tahoe, but in NHTSA testing, it received a four-star overall rating. The current Tahoe does offer the latest in vehicular safety, like forward collision warning, low-speed auto emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

GM hasn’t announced a release date yet for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe. However, production is estimated to begin in August 2017, which would likely result in an on-sale date in September.

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Stay tuned to Classic Chevrolet to learn more about the 2018 Tahoe as information becomes available, including release date, price, and features.

Chevy Colorado: Ready to Off-Road

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Off-roaders rejoice: the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2s have started rolling off the assembly line at Wentzville Assembly Center. While generally the same size as the standard midsize Colorado pickup, the ZR2 brings tuned-up performance to the table that allows it to tackle most any terrain.

Featuring a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine with an eight-speed transmission, the ZR2 has enough power to get over rocky, sandy, muddy, or any other rough terrain with aplomb. To increase stability over rough terrain, Chevy has widened the Colorado’s stance by 3.5 inches. It also has a 2-inch lift to help it clear obstacles.The price is set to start at $40,995 when it hits dealerships.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new 2017 Colorado ZR2 when they arrive and to learn more about the Colorado’s off-road capabilities. And don’t forget to see us at Classic Chevrolet before you head out on any summer road trips; our service department can make sure that your vehicle is in good shape to travel.

Changes to the 2018 Chevy Volt

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The Chevy Volt helped to solidify Chevy’s position in the extended-range electric vehicle segment and now it’s getting some updates, new features, and other changes for the 2018 model year in the U.S. market.

While superficial, the Chevy Volt will be losing four exterior color options, but will gain three new ones. The dropped colors are:

  • Siren Red Tintcoat exterior color
  • Citron Green Metallic exterior color
  • Heather Gray Metallic exterior color
  • Pepperdust Metallic exterior color

The new colors include:

  • Green Mist Metallic exterior color
  • Satin Steel Metallic exterior color
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat exterior color

The 2018 Chevy Volt is also receiving additional features, like rear park assist as part of the new optional Driver Confidence Package. This package also includes rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert. This optional package will only be available on the LT trim level; the Premier trim gets automatic park assist as standard equipment.

In what may be a bid to save on cost, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are now vinyl on the LT trim, though you can still get leather through the optional Comfort Package. Other new changes include an optional new heated steering wheel, which now automatically turns on when the heated seats are activated.

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To test drive a new or used Chevy, including the 2017 Chevy Volt, stop by Classic Chevy today. Stay tuned here for more information on the 2018 Chevrolet as it becomes available.

Get Unlimited in Your Chevy

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Unlimited data plans are pretty popular lately, and most competitive wireless carriers offer some version of it. Chevy has joined the fray, partnering with AT&T to offer a new unlimited version of its OnStar hotspot data plan.

For just $20 a month, Chevy owners can get unlimited data through their vehicle’s WiFi hotspot, which is a pretty good price compared to some limited data plans out on the market. If you’re already an AT&T customer, you can simply add the Chevy unlimited plan onto your regular bill. The in-car hotspot can be used by up to 10 WiFi devices at once. Ten devices and unlimited data equals a lot of value.

Not only do you get unlimited data, but you get high-speed 4G as well. While some plans throttle data after a certain amount of GBs, neither AT&T or OnStar mention any such limitations.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to learn more about the advantages that Chevy offers and to hear more specifically about the unlimited data plan. Classic Chevy can also help you get your car in shape with a certified technician.

Chevy Bolt EV Captures Green Car of the Year Award

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The Green Car Journal has been recognizing outstanding green cars every year since 2011. This year they’ve awarded the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV as their Green Car of the Year. The Chevy Bolt EV also won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. It’s continuing to reap awards for multiple reasons.

Space, for one, sets the Bolt EV apart. Despite being a five-seat, five-door compact hatchback, it has more interior volume than other compact models.

The Bolt’s acceleration is also impressive. Tests confirm Chevy’s claim that it can go from zero to sixty in 7 seconds.

Another reason it gets top marks is for its impressive range of 238 miles between charges.

Add to that the price (a starting MSRP below $30,000), and you’ve got a car that’s got a lot going for it and, more importantly, a lot going to the owner of a Chevy Bolt EV.

The secret to the Bolt EV’s impressive driving distance is Chevrolet’s cutting edge regenerative braking system, which generates and stores energy every time you apply the brakes. Astute drivers, with a bit of practice, can actually use the system to prolong their drive distance.

The Bolt EV beat out four other finalists to nab the top spot, including the BMW 330e, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, and Toyota Prius Prime.

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It’s All About Pepperdust

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While there’s always the classic Chevy colors, like red, white, or blue, there are always new colors being introduced, and one of these new colors is especially striking: Pepperdust Metallic. We’ll take Pepperdust Metallic on just about any model. It’s a cool and smooth grey that looks striking from any angle. Kind of the salt and pepper of the car world, it gives off a distinguished vibe.

If you want Pepperdust Metallic on your Chevrolet, you can get it on these models across various trim levels:

  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Colorado
  • Silverado
  • Camaro

Get Pepperdust Metallic on your favorite 2017 model today!

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to see the new Pepperdust Metallic color in person and maybe even test drive a model that wears it. If you’re on the market for a new or used Chevrolet in Grapevine, or the greater DFW area, stop by Classic Chevy today to see what we’ve got to offer.

Chevy Cruze & Impala Top Consumer Reports for 2017

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Two Chevrolets – the Cruze and Impala – were named tops in their class in the Consumer Reports 2017 Annual Top Picks list, an influential designation for shoppers looking for new cars.

The magazine said the redesigned Chevy Cruze earned top marks in the highly competitive compact car category, beating out the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, which historically have dominated the top picks list.

“The best way to describe (the Cruze) is they took the Impala and they shrunk it down and have many of the same virtues in a smaller package,” Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports director of automotive testing, said.

“If you look at the competitors, you look at Corollas or any other compact cars, there’s a lot that they could learn from the Cruze in terms of ride, quietness and just a substantial-feeling vehicle, along with having the latest infotainment, which again you can navigate,” Fisher continued. “It’s not overwhelming. It’s well-laid out.”

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The Chevrolet Impala was named top large sedan for the third year in row.

“I know when we first said the Chevy Impala was a top pick, there was a lot of confused faces,” Fisher said. “This is not the rental car version. This is the new version that they have which drives like a luxury vehicle, continues to be reliable and it’s just good owner satisfaction. It drives terrific.”

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Chevy Brings the Power of Four

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Chevrolet has more 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Awards than any other Brand. The Chevrolet Malibu, Equinox, Silverado HD and Camaro were recently awarded Most Dependable awards by J.D. Power, helping Chevrolet reach its best results ever. This 2016 study measures 2013 model-year vehicles dependability within its third ownership year.

Segment-leading models:

The Chevy Malibu

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The Chevy Malibu received “Most Dependable Midsize Car, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Equinox

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The Chevy Equinox received “Most Dependable Compact SUV” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Silverado HD

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The Chevy Silverado HD received “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Camaro

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The Chevy Camaro received “Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car, Four Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

This demonstrates that Chevrolet has a continued commitment to building cars that excel in dependability, as most of these awards were earned for several years in a row. Dependability is one of the best things you can expect out of any vehicle you buy. At the end of the day a vehicle can have all the bells and whistles, but if it won’t start and is in and out of the shop, rather than taking you where you need to go, then it’s not serving its primary function as a car, truck, or SUV.

When you’ve got to have dependability, shop Chevrolet.

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If you value dependability, stop by Classic Chevrolet to check out one of the four award recipients. After you take one (or all four) on a test drive, we’re sure you’ll agree that Chevrolets have got it where it counts.