Top 8 Reasons to Get into a 2016 Chevy Suburban

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A new years mean it’s time to make some changes. And if you’re still driving your family around in an old, beat-up SUV, it’s time upgrade to the 2016 Chevy Suburban. The new Suburban is guaranteed to improve your lifestyle by saving you money on fuel, providing peace of mind through a long list of safety features and ensuring a more comfortable ride everywhere you travel.

These top eight reasons to get into the brand-new Chevy Suburban are just a few of the many that will make you happy you decided to make a change.

1. The Chevy Suburban was completely redesigned in 2015, which means you enjoy more convenience, comfort, functionality and performance than ever before. The 2016 model takes the best of the new-and-improved 2015 model and adds even more frills.

2. The 2016 Chevy Suburban is designed to keep you safe with an Enhanced Driver Alert Package that features forward collision alerts, power-adjustable pedals, lane keep assist, IntelliBeam headlamps and a state-of-the-art safety alert seat.

3. The new Chevy suburban is loaded with the industry’s latest and greatest technology. Drivers and passengers enjoy a standard 8-inch color touch screen radio with 4G LTE WiFi capabilities. You’ll never hear, “Are we there yet?” again.

4. The 2016 Chevy Suburban makes it easy to connect your phone to the Chevrolet MyLink system, which allows you to use your device without taking your eyes of the road. The MyLink system also features Apple CarPlay capabilities.

5. This year’s Suburban is available even more new colors, including Iridescent Pearl Tricoat and Siren Red Tintcoat, which are guaranteed to turn heads on the road.

6. The new Suburban is available in LS, LT and LTZ models, which means you can choose the amenities and performance you want based on your budget. Whichever model you choose, you’re guaranteed to appreciate that this year’s Suburban gets nearly 10-percent greater highway efficiency than previous models.

7. The 2016 Chevy Suburban features up to six power outlets and USB ports as well as a 110-volt, three-prong outlet. You will never have to deal with arguments over the phone charger or power outlets on long road trips again.

8. The Chevy Suburban is designed to handle all of your biggest adventures. This year’s model features 121.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded, and it can trailer a capacity of 8,300 pounds. You can forget about considering a pick-up truck.

Stop in and see us at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to test drive the 2016 Chevy Suburban today.

The “Middle-Weight” Division: Colorado vs. Tacoma

Trucks in the middle-weight division are becoming some of the most popular in the industry. They’re rugged, durable, stylish, spacious, provide all of the elements you’re seeking in a pick-up truck without the high price or poor fuel efficiency.

The Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are two of the top middle-weight trucks in the industry, and these 10 reasons to choose Chevy will make you start shopping for your brand-new Colorado today.

1. The Colorado’s best engine offering is the ultra-durable Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel, offering superior fuel efficiency and durability.

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This engine offers a fuel economy of 31 miles-per-gallon on the highway, while the Tacoma’s best 3.5-liter V6 engine gets just 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

2. The 2016 Chevy Colorado is available with Chevy’s new 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot.

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The Tacoma does not offer WiFi capabilities.

3. The Colorado’s available touch screen technology is equipped with an 8-inch diagonal screen.

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The touchscreen in the 2016 Tacoma is only  7-inches diagonally.

4. You can tow just about everything with your new Chevy Colorado.

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The Colorado diesel offers an available towing capacity of 7,700 pounds, while the Tacoma can tow just 6,800 pounds.

5. The Chevy Colorado is loaded with Chevy’s latest and greatest safety features, including available forward collision alerts, lane departure warnings, an available OnStar equivalent and more.

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The Tacoma V6 is not equipped with any of these features.

6. The Chevy Colorado diesel offers an available torque of 369 foot-pounds, while the Toyota Tacoma only offers an available torque of 265 foot-pounds.

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That means you can accelerate faster and enjoy a driving experience that feels more like a high-performance car than a rugged truck.

7. The 2016 Chevy Colorado is equipped with brakes that will keep you safe and last a lifetime.

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Buyers enjoy four-wheel disc brakes and Duralife brake rotors that don’t come standard on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

8. Tired of getting into a freezing cold car in the winter months?

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Chevy offers an available remote start in the new Colorado, a feature the Tacoma does not offer, so you enjoy a comfortable driving experience every time you hit the roads or trails.

9. The Chevy Colorado is one of the most affordable medium-weight trucks available, that means you have more money to spend on this year’s adventures.

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A brand-new Colorado starts with an MSRP of just $20, 120.

10. Some truck enthusiasts don’t know that the Colorado was redesigned from the frame up in 2015, making an already great middle-weight truck even better.

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The Colorado now offers some of the most innovative features in the industry. Couple those innovations with top-notch fuel efficiency and power, and you have a rugged midsize truck that is ready to crush the competition. It’s no wonder the Chevy Colorado was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year for 2015 and 2016.

You can test drive the brand-new Colorado today right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. And don’t forget to check out the brand-new Colorado ZR2, which is designed for your most adrenaline-inducing off-road adventures.

The 2016 Camaro Motor Trend Car of the Year

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The 2016 Camaro, now available at Classic Chevrolet, is based on GM’s Alpha platform, the same platform that you’ll find under the Cadillac CTS and ATS. The ATS was Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 2014. With that and several other features, the 2016 Camaro beat everyone else out for the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2016 models.

Motor Trend reviewed the V-6 RS model. The RS packs in a ton of power in that 3.6-liter block – 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. It’s backed by GM’s newest eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination goes from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and, according to Motor Trend, handles better than the ATS.

Motor Trend looked at six criteria to make their choice. The new Camaro handles better than the outgoing model year and it looks great. You can see some of the changes in the C-pillar and the quarter window area.

The Camaro’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than the Cadillac ATS, which helps with handling; and the new cockpit is also better than the outgoing model’s. Since the 2016 model year is brand new, NHTSA and IIHS haven’t done any crash tests on it yet; however, the Cadillac ATS and CTS have both received 5-star ratings and Good marks from the NHTSA and IIHS, respectively. Motor Trend expects the Camaro to receive ratings that are just as high.

This year’s model went on a diet, too. The Camaro SS dropped over 200 pounds to 3,672 pounds and the V-6 weighs in at just 3,461 pounds, even with an automatic transmission. This drop in weight helps with fuel economy and increased performance. The weight loss also helps to make handling even better. The Camaro SS model ran Motor Trend’s figure-eight track in 24.1 seconds, just two-tenths of a second slower than a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. It runs a four-second zero to 60 mph and a 12.4-second quarter mile.

Motor Trend calls the new 2016 Camaro the best production pony car ever when talking about future comparisons with AMGs, Audis and BMWs.

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Camaro vs. Mustang- A Long-Standing Rivalry

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The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang have fought for the top spot in America’s heart for decades. The two “muscle cars” have long been praised for their sleek styling and, mostly, their ability to go fast. The rivalry between the Camaro and Mustang may never end, but there are plenty of reasons why the Camaro reigns supreme as J.D. Power and Associates’ “Highest Ranked Midsize Sporty Car in Initial Quality.”

1. According to the J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study, the Chevrolet Camaro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among midsize sporty cars.

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2. The 2016 Camaro has more power. Two of the Camaro’s three engines have been proven to out-muscle the Mustang.

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3. The Camaro’s eight-speed automatic transmission beats the Mustang’s six cogs in terms of fuel economy and performance.

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4. Chevrolet shaved more than 200 pounds off the 2016 Camaro, while 2015 Mustang models added more bulk than the 2014 version.

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5. The 455-horsepower Camaro SS is now the most powerful super sport of all time.

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6. According to NY Daily News, the 2016 Camaro’s cabin has proven to be more luxurious than the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Ambient lighting, a quality dash and soft-touch leathers are among the countless features.

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7. The 2016 Chevy Camaro can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in 4.5 seconds and 0 to 100 miles-per-hour in 10.3 seconds.

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8. There are thousands of ways to customize the interior, exterior and engine of your Camaro, which means you can drive a vehicle that fits like a well-tailored suit.

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9. The new Camaro’s fully-electronic convertible top can be lowered with the key fob or the touch of a button — even when you’re cruising down the road.

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10. The 2016 Camaro is ready to sweep the industry by storm. The new design offers slimmer and lower proportions, broader shoulders and a unique fastback profile that’s guaranteed to turn heads — even those of Mustang owners. This unique design also makes the Camaro more agile, so it can outperform its competitors on even the hardest turns.

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Get Ready for the 2016 Camaro

There’s no doubt that the brand-new, 2016 Camaro is going to be one of the hottest vehicles of the year. And while we await the 2016 models, the 2015 Camaro is available right here at Classic Chevrolet for an unbelievably low price. Drive the car that has been the envy of Mustang and Challenger owners for decades, and get it for a price that you’ll find tough to believe.

New 2016 Camaro Lost Weight, Gained Performance

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The new 2016 Camaro, soon to be available at Classic Chevrolet, went on a diet and gained some horsepower. Chevrolet shaved up to 390 pounds of the Camaro, which makes the coupe quite a bit quicker. The new 455-horsepower engine in the SS coupe reaches 60 mph in 4 seconds and has a 12.3 quarter mile when it is backed by the new eight-speed paddle shifted automatic transmission.

Additional Models Are Also Faster

The 2.0L Turbo model features a 275-horsepower engine and a six-speed manual transmission. This setup gives you a 14-second quarter mile; and it hits 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Choose the 3.6-liter V-6, which puts out 335 horsepower, and back it with an eight-speed automatic transmission to get a 13.5-second quarter mile. This combination gets to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

Agility and Braking

With the weight loss, not only is the Camaro faster, but it handles a lot better. The SS features .97 g cornering; and according to Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, the SS model is “one of the most capable 2+2 coupes on the market.” And, the lighter weight means faster stopping times and faster acceleration. No matter which trim level and engine/transmission combination you choose, you’ll find that the vehicle is lighter, has more power and handles much better.

Stronger Body

You may be worried that with pounds shaved, the Camaro is not as strong and sturdy as previous models. However, Chevrolet used computer-aided engineering to determine the best design with the best materials to decrease weight and increase performance while keeping the Camaro solid as a rock. The 1SS model is 223 pounds lighter and it gained 29 horsepower, giving it a 14 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement.

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Stop by Classic Chevy for more information on the 2016 Chevy Camaro models or keep your eye on this blog for more information as it becomes available.

Preview of the 2016 Chevy Camaro Z28

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While the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is not yet available at dealerships – including Classic Chevrolet – your wait is almost over. The new Camaro Z28 has a new skin and has been re-engineered. The interior features a new, lower dashboard and a new seating position. The brakes also lost that “squishy” feel on the track.

The new model year has a lighter platform; and that makes a huge difference in the vehicle’s dynamics. It doesn’t matter if you’re whaling on the brakes to hit a sharp curve or you’re going as fast as you can go in a straightaway, you can feel the difference in this lighter model. The Camaro is built on the Alpha platform – the same one used by the Cadillac ATS, so the handling for this muscle car just significantly increased the stakes for its two major competitors.

The stopping power is quite formidable with Brembo four-piston brakes, which come standard on the SS model but are available for all trim levels. Combined with the 300-pound drop in weight, the Camaro’s stopping power will give you a significant edge at the curves. This year’s model line up also features a new V-6 engine that has more horsepower and torque than the 2015 model year. It will definitely be a surprise in the pony car wars; and will benefit with the new brakes.

The interior will be more polished and will have higher-quality materials. One of the two 8-inch color screens provides driving information while the other is the interface fro the MyLink infotainment system. The dash vents are lower on the console; an LED ambient light system was added – giving you 24 colors; and the manual e-brake went by the wayside in favor of a new electronic emergency brake.

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To learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevy. You’ll learn more about the options available, standard features, power numbers and the release date.

Top Chevy Performance Vehicles

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If you just have to have that fast car, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2LZ convertible or the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe. Both vehicles feature a turbocharged 6.2-liter engine backed by a manual transmission, giving both vehicles outrageous horsepower for a street car.

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The Corvette’s engine makes 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. The engine is backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching. The engine also features a dry sump oil system. Additional mechanical features include a 3.42 gear in an electronic limited slip rear, a rear differential cooler, a performance ride and handling suspension with magnetic selective ride control, four-wheel ABS disc brakes with painted calipers, and a performance aggressive exhaust with 4-inch polished stainless steel tips.

Safety features include active handling stability control, all-speed traction control, a rear vision camera, performance traction management, OnStar Directions and Connections for six months, frontal and side impact airbags and driver and front passenger airbags with a passenger-sensing system. OnStar also includes automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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The Camaro’s engine makes 580 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 556 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed manual transmission. Additional mechanical features include a rear limited slip differential with a 3.73 ratio gear, a maintenance-free battery with rundown protection and retained accessory power, Brembo brakes and a performance suspension with magnetic ride control.

Safety features include StabiliTrak, daytime running lights, several airbags, Directions and Connections for six months, rear ultrasonic park assist, a rear vision camera, a trunk emergency release handle and the LATCH system for child safety seats.

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For more information on the convenience, safety, security and entertainment features for both vehicles, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive both vehicles.

Cruise with a 2015 Cruze LS this Spring

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If you are in the market for a Chevrolet with excellent fuel economy, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS. This economical sedan has many features including safety features and convenience features.

Mechanical

The 2015 Cruze LS features a 1.8-liter engine with variable valve timing and sequential multi-point fuel injection. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with overdrive. This combination puts out 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The Cruze gets 22 mpg* in the city and 35 mpg* on the highway. This front-wheel drive model features a battery with 438 cold cranking amps, a 130-amp alternator and electric power steering.

Safety Features

Safety features include four-wheel ABS brakes, StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, daytime running lamps, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, a trunk emergency release handle, frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, side impact seat-mounted airbags, side impact roof rail-mounted airbags and a passenger sensing system.

Interior Features

Interior features include premium cloth seating, a silver-painted center stack and instrument panel cluster accent rings, a rear 60/40 split folding seat with adjustable head restraints, center console with sliding armrest, storage in the center console, 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a three-spoke comfort grip steering wheel, driver information center, a center stack with ambient LED back lighting, express down on all windows, remote keyless entry, engine immobilizer and anti-theft alarm and power programmable door locks with lockout protection.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include Bluetooth, an enhanced acoustic package, six speakers, USB port in the center console, AM/FM stereo, MP3 decoder, CD player, SiriusXM radio and OnStar with 4G LTE capability.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze and to learn more about this economical sedan’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

History of Camaro

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For over a century, Chevrolet has designed many iconic cars that personify its spirit and style, and the Camaro is one of them. The first generation of Camaros debuted from 1967 to 1969. This hot four-seat sportster turned heads everywhere. It was GMs answer to the popularity of Ford’s popular Mustang. It features a short deck with a long, sleek hood. During this time period, there were only two Camaro models: the convertible and the sport coupe.

During the early 1970s, the Camaro saw little in redesign. GM focused more attention on interior comfort and offered air conditioning, power door locks and a half-vinyl roof covering. The year 1978 saw a minor redesign with T-tops and urethane body-color painted bumper cover. With its two-tinted glass hatches with an innovative T bar in the center, sales of the Camaro soared at Chevrolet Dealerships Texas.

By 1979, the Camaro family had grown to four members, including the Sport Coupe, Rally Sport, Z28, and the Berlinetta. All models featured bright chrome, special wheels and extensive acoustic insulation. In 1985, the Camaro was the chosen care of the International Race of Champions (IROC). This was also the year that the Camaro introduced its IROC-Z model with special graphics. The Camaro’s V8 now featured fuel injection.

Fast forward to today, and the Camaro is still America’s favorite sporty and muscle cars. The 2015 Camaro is the perfect mélange of cutting-edge technology, distinct design and bold performance. It’s what makes a Camaro a Camaro. Keeping in step with its heritage, the Camaro is still offered as a coupe or convertible. Find it in all models at Classic Chevrolet. We’re a Texas Chevy dealer proud to offer the legendary Camaro to Chevy fans who are looking for a sporty car that delivers unparalleled performance.

Impala Throughout the Years

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The Chevrolet Impala, available at Classic Chevy, was first offered for sale as a 1958 model year. This was the only year in that first generation run. The second generation lasted longer and ran from 1959 through 1960. Eventually, after the seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, the Impala was discontinued. Chevrolet brought it back in 2000 for the eighth generation. Since then, the Impala has run through two more generations: It is now on its tenth generation, which started in 2014.

While the Impala wasn’t offered for sale until the 1958 model year, the name was in use in 1956. That specific vehicle was a full-sized vehicle built for the General Motors Motorama show. The 1956 Impala took many cues from the Corvette, including the grille. While the ’56 probably didn’t survive unless some collector is hiding it in his barn, the Impala name did.

The Impala was built on an “A” body, which it shared with Pontiac. The first year, the Impala was available as a two-door hardtop or convertible and had a choice of three engine and three different transmissions, including the two-speed Powerglide.

The second generation saw many changes. The Impala had five different models: a two-door convertible, coupe and hardtop; and a four-door hardtop and sedan. It offered three different engines and five different transmissions, including a new Turboglide automatic.

Chevrolet kept up with the times, changing the body style and available engines and transmission throughout the years. The seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, gave consumers a four-door sedan on the “B” body platform. It featured a 5.7-liter LT1 V-8 (small block 350) and a 4L60-E automatic four-speed transmission.

The 1996 Impala – the last year this model was available until it was resurrected in 2000 – got body-colored trim, a new unique grille, 17-inch brushed aluminum wheels, and more. After 1996, all “B” body cars – the Caprice, Impala SS and Buick Roadmaster – were discontinued.

Chevrolet decided to bring the Impala back. The eighth generation of this iconic vehicle ran from 2000 through 2005. It was offered as a four-door sedan built on the “W” body, and it featured a front-wheel driver powertrain. Consumers had a choice of three different engines and two different four-speed automatic transmissions.

The current tenth generation went into production in 2013. This generation also features only the four-door sedan.

While the 2015 model year is not yet available at Classic Chevrolet, keep your eye on it – it is expected to be a bi-fuel model. It will run on gas or compressed natural gas and is expected to go up to 500 miles on one fill-up. Stop by our dealership or keep an eye on this space for more information on the 2015 model year as it becomes available.