2015 Silverado 3500HD Crew 4WD

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The 2015 Silverado 3500HD four-wheel drive truck is the perfect vehicle for someone who needs to haul a boat, an RV or a trailer full of horses or cattle. The powerplant for this truck, now available at Classic Chevrolet, is a 6.0-liter Vortec engine with variable valve timing; and it is capable of running on unleaded fuel or E85. The engine is backed by a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a tow/haul mode. The electronically controlled transmission also features cruise grade braking and a powertrain grade braking.

Interior features include a front split bench that holds three passengers and a 60/40 split rear folding bench seat that also holds three passenger. If purchased with the LT convenience package, the seats are jet black leather. The driver and front passenger seats recline – and when there are only two in the front, the center armrest folds down.

The manual tilt steering wheel is leather-wrapped and features mounted cruise and audio controls. The driver information center features a 4.2-inch diagonal color monitor, warning messages, personalization and vehicle information. The driver’s window features express up and down and all other windows features express down.

Additional features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated driver and front passenger vanity mirrors and A-pillar-mounted assist handles.

Safety and exterior features include StabiliTrak with proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway, traction control and stability control. It also features hill start assist. Additional features include several airbags six months of OnStar Directions and Connections plan.

Additional features include 18-inch forged polished aluminum wheels, wheelhouse liners, a tire carrier lock, chrome bumpers, a corner step in the rear bumper, chrome grille, halogen projector headlights, power adjustable outside mirrors, deep tinted glass and a locking tailgate.

Entertainment features include Chevrolet MyLink, AM/Fm stereo, USB ports, an auxiliary jack, SD card slot, Bluetooth, hands-free phone integration, Pandora, voice activation, a CD/MP3 player, SiriusXM HD radio, and a six-speaker audio system.

Additional features include vehicle stability assist, emergency brake assist, turn signals in the outside heated mirrors, child safety locks, an auxiliary transmission oil cooler, trailer wiring, cruise control, adjustable head rests, daytime running lights, a tailgate protector, trailer towing hitch, adjustable lumbar seats, intermittent wipers, ABS brakes, tow hooks and remote power door locks.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the Silverado 1500HD and to learn more about all of its security, safety, entertainment and convenience features.

2015 Tahoe LT

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If you are in the market for a new SUV, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT two-wheel drive model. This brand new SUV features Chevy’s 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine with active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection. The block is aluminum, which lightens the load considerably – and that means better fuel economy. The engine runs on unleaded fuel or E85.

Backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled and features overdrive and a tow/haul mode, the engine puts out 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. It features a heavy-duty locking rear and a premium suspension package to make towing a cinch. The engine has an extra oil cooler and transmission cooler, also helpful when towing.

Safety and security features include theft deterrent, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and a stability control system with brake assist and traction control. Additionally, the Tahoe features several airbags including head curtain side-impact bags for all rows in the outboard seating positions.

Additional safety features include OnStar Directions and Connections with automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation (6 months), rear parking assist with an audible warning, a rear vision camera, forward collision alert sensor indicator, the LATCH system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitor system.

Convenience features include front leather-appointed bucket seats with heated seat cushions and backs, 10-way power passenger and driver seat, two-position memory for the driver’s seat, and two-way power lumbar control and power recline. When the luxury package is ordered, the door mirrors features two memory presets. Both rear seats are 60/40 split folding bench seats.

Additional convenience features include a tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, audio, cruise and driver information center controls mounted on the steering wheel, a multi-color driver instrument information panel, programmable door locks with lockout protection, remote keyless entry – with extended range when the luxury package is ordered, remote vehicle start, express down on all windows, and express up on the front windows, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual settings for the rear passengers, driver and passenger front side and a rear window defogger.

For more information about all of the convenience, entertainment, safety and security features, and additional options available for the Tahoe, stop by Classic Chevy for a test drive today.

Meet the All-New Impala

The new 2015 Chevrolet Impala models, which will be available at Classic Chevrolet sometime this summer, have many small changes to features. You can get the Impala with 18-inch or optional 19- or 20-inch tires. The change in tire size does change how the Impala rides, so pay attention to which tires and wheels are on the vehicle you test drive.

The base engine is Chevrolet’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and models with this gain a stop-start feature that was standard on the 2014 model years. This features increases city fuel economy by 1 mpg*. With this technology, the base model with the 2.5-liter engine gets 22 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway. The V-6 version uses a 3.6-liter engine.

The Impala also gets 4G LTE as standard equipment. Another change is the ability to fill up with compressed natural gas (CNG). You’ll have to buy the trim level that offers this or add it as an option, but if you live in an area where CNG is widely available, it is cheaper than gas in most cases.

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While the mileage figures have not been released, Auto Trader quoted Chevrolet of saying that the Impala is expected to go about 150 miles on an 8-gallon tank of CNG. The tank is mounted in the trunk, so that does cut out about half of the cargo space.

The dual-fuel version also uses the 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Pricing has not been announced as of yet for the dual-fuel version. According to Chevrolet, buyers who drive 24,000 miles per year will recoup the price difference in savings within a few years.

Additional features for the 2015 Impala my include – depending on the trim level and option packages – back up camera, a stereo system, LCD display, a variety of seating materials, panic and security alarms, remote keyless entry, variably intermittent wipers, disc brakes, ABS brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, plenty of air bags, turn signals in the mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls and much more.

Stop by Classic Chevy or keep your eye on this space for more information about the 2015 Impala as it becomes available.

Camaro Z28 at Classic Chevy

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If you are considering the new Camaro Z28 but are just not sure if it’s going to stack up to its promises, stop by Classic Chevy for a test drive – you will find out as soon as you hit the gas just how crazy Chevy went with this one.

The heavier a vehicle, the more horsepower it takes to reach that top end. Chevrolet decided to leave some stuff out to decrease its weight so it could make the most of the 505 horses the power plant sends to the wheels. You’ll find that there’s no carpet or sound deadening in the trunk. There’s only one speaker unless you choose to upgrade – at no cost – to six speakers. The foam in the seats is lighter. Even the rear glass is thinner. By getting rid of some things here and there, Chevy managed to drop about 300 pounds from the Z28. In drag racing terms, that’s about 3/10 of a second.

The engine is a 7.0-liter V-8 that is put together by hand. In addition to the 505 horsepower, it puts out 481 pound-feet of torque. On the interior, you’ll be taken back in time with the Camaro’s retro deep-set gauges. Chevrolet used suede-like microfiber on the Recaro sport seats. The Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission works on short throws and is precise, making quick work of changing gears.

The 19-inch wheels are an inch smaller than the typical wheels you find on Camaro models, but that gives the Z28 better handling since the center of gravity is about 3cm lower than other models. The Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tires are “summer rated,” and really stick to the pavement. When all is said and done, the Z28 pulls 1.08 Gs in corners. Since you have to have a way to stop at that speed, Chevy gave the Z28 Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. This gives the driver 1.5 Gs in deceleration.

The Performance Traction Management System allows you to pick from five different and adjustable driving modes: Mode 1 keeps the active handling on, but as you progress through to Mode 5, the electronic systems are shut off, giving the engine even more power. Mode 4 is Sport Active Handling Off; Mode 5 is Active Handling Off.

To learn more about the Z28 and to test drive it and see for yourself just how crazy Chevy got, stop by Classic Chevrolet today.

The Chevy Spark Lights It Up

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Even though the Chevrolet Spark, available at Classic Chevy, has only been out for a year, Chevrolet is already coming out with an updated version. This major update gives the Spark a brand new battery pack. The battery pack for the 2015 model year is being made at GM’s Brownstown, Michigan plant.

In a late May 2014 announcement, General Motors announced that they would be making the new battery packs “in house,” and that they would be assembled in the auto manufacturer’s Brownstown plant, which already builds the batteries for the Open/Vauxhall Ampera, Volt and the Cadillac ELR.

The new battery uses different lithium-ion cells from LG Chem, instead of the cells currently used by A123 Systems. LC Chem also makes the cells for the ELR and the Volt. Even though the energy capacity drops 1 kilowatt hour, GM stated that the 2015 batteries will have the same range as the 2014 batteries: 82 miles for range and 119 MPGe*. Furthermore, the new battery is 86 pounds lighter than the battery by A123 Systems; and it is more efficient.

General Motors decided to centralize its battery assembly and standardizing as it expects to unveil an updated version of the 2016 model-year Volt range-extended electric car. According to Larry Nitz, GM’s executive director of global transmission and electrification engineering, the change helps the auto manufacturer to “better leverage [our] economies of scale.”

The Spark EV, sold only in California and select other places, is mainly a “compliance car,” yet it received excellent reviews on performance when it was launched. The 2014 model year gets 100 kilowatts or 130 horsepower of peak power at the front wheels, which is more than the Spark minicar and the Volt get.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the Spark, the Volt or any other model on the lot. Ask your salesperson about any of Chevrolet’s hybrids and for more information on the Spark EV.

The Chevrolet City Express is Coming Soon

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Are you looking for a cargo van, but don’t need or want a full size van? Chevrolet is coming out with a small cargo van – the Chevrolet City Express. It’s starting price will be about $23,000, not including destination charges, tax, title, license and dealer fees. You can expect to see this at Classic Chevrolet sometime in the third quarter of 2014.

The Chevrolet City Express features a 2.0-liter dual overhead cam engine with continuously variable valve timing. It makes 131 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. Cargo space measures out at just under 123 cubic feet – and it’s customizable. This little van’s payload capacity is about 1,500 pounds.

This small cargo van is perfect for business customers who need to haul a lot of things, but won’t fill up a large van. Since it is smaller and has a smaller engine, fuel economy is much better than that of a full size van. According to Ed Peper, the U.S. vice president at GM Fleet and Commercial, the City Express brings dependability and functionality to business customers.

The LS trim level features standard dual rear sliding doors, 40/60 split rear cargo doors that open 90 and 180 degrees, solid rear doors – tinted glass windows are available – a standard file folder bin, center console with storage, a fold-down mobile workspace passenger seat, six floor-mounted D-rings, 20 interior cargo mounting points, six exterior roof rack mounting points, a 150-amp alternator, 12-volt power outlet and vinyl flooring.

Standard features on the LT trim level include everything on the LS, Bluetooth, backup sensors, cruise control, an automatic locking features, remote keyless entry and power-adjustable outside mirrors. You can also order a technology package for LT models; that package includes a 5.8-inch diagonal touch screen radio, SiriusXM satellite radio (three-month trial), navigation, a rearview camera system and a USB input jack.

Keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevy for more information about the Chevrolet City Express as it becomes available. Also, keep your eye out here or on our website for availability.

Chevrolet Trax Preview

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle but don’t plan on buying until early next year, consider making Classic Chevy your first stop so you can test drive the new Chevrolet Trax. Chevy already has lots of small cars, but it’s now adding a small crossover SUV. Of course, if you can’t wait, stop by today to get that car-buying bug out of your system!

The Trax isn’t entirely new to the U.S. market – it was sold in Canada and Mexico in 2013, plus it’s sold in over 60 additional markets. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax features a stubby version of the Chevrolet corporate grille, a high hood line and a tall hatchback profile. The arched-back roofline gives the Trax a streamlined look. The interior features a sporty look to the dash and trim.

All models of the Trax will feature Chevrolet’s 1.4-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. The engine makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The peak torque comes in at 1,850 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with gear ratios designed for a quick takeoff and excellent fuel economy on the top end (overdrive).

The front-wheel drive Trax is expected to get about 26 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway. All-wheel drive will also be available. The suspension will feature MacPherson struts, a torsion beam rear suspension and twin-tube gas shocks. All models will also feature four-wheel disc brakes.

The 169-inch Trax can seat four people comfortably, and will seat five if the three rear adult passengers are on the smaller side. The rear 60/40 split bench seat folds forward so you have more cargo space if you are not carrying passengers. The Trax also features additional storage in the doors and cubbies throughout the vehicle. With the seat up, the cargo space measures 18.7 cubic feet; and with the seat down, you get 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Standard equipment includes a rearview camera system, electronic stability control, rollover mitigation, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution and 10 standard airbags. Options will include OnStar, MyLink, a 7-inch color touch screen, additional USB ports, SiriusXM satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free and BringGo navigation.

Chevrolet plans on releasing three trim levels: the LS, LT and LTZ. All models will also include keyless entry.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive a vehicle if you need something now; or stop by to learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Trax.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Diesel

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When you are in the market for a new sedan, you have to find one that is to your liking and a sedan that gets good gas mileage. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, now available at Classic Chevy, is the perfect sedan for someone who needs a daily driver for commute or someone who just needs a vehicle that has great fuel economy.

The engine is a 2.0-liter turbo diesel that is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The transmission features electronically controlled overdrive. This combination gets 27 mpg* in the city and 46 mpg* on the highway, so it’s also perfect for long trips.

Safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, several airbags, daytime running lamps, OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections, rear child safety door locks, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitor. The Directions and Connections package includes Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Automatic Crash Response, navigation and roadside assistance.

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3 playback, a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen display, Chevrolet MyLink (Bluetooth, Pandora, Stitcher and more), an enhanced acoustic package, six speakers, an auxiliary input jack in the center console and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Convenience features include front bucket seats that recline, adjustable head restraints for the front, Meridian leather-appointed seats in the front and rear, heated front seats with three warmth settings, six-way power seats in the front, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, and a center console with a sliding armrest, storage, dual cup holders and 12-volt auxiliary power outlets.

Additional convenience features include a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and phone controls, a driver information center that includes average fuel economy and more, express down on all windows, express up on the driver’s window, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, a theft deterrent system, engine immobilizer, a rear defroster and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

To learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, stop by Classic Chevrolet for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about the different trim levels and options available for the Cruze; and about any specials we might be running.

Chevy Impala Through the Years

The Chevrolet Impala was first available as a 1958 model year. It was a full-size sedan and Chevrolet’s most expensive car through 1965. Despite the expense, the Impala was the best-selling automobile in the United States. It easily beat out its competition: the Plymouth Fury and the Ford Galaxie 500. Even through the 1980s, the Impala was Chevrolet’s most popular full-size model.

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Currently, US News lists the 2014 Impala as the number one affordable large car. The Impala is sold in the United States, including at Classic Chevy, the Middle East, Mexico and Canada.

The first generation ran for one year only: 1958. The second generation of the Impala ran from 1959 through 1960. The third generation ran from 1961 through 1964; and the fourth generation fan from 1965 through 1970. Also, the Impala SS, which ran from 1961 through 1969 is considered a fourth generation Impala.

The fifth generation ran from 1971 through 1976 and the sixth from 1977 through 1985. Starting in 1994 and running through 1996, the seventh generation was available when the Impala was discontinued. Consumers didn’t see the Impala from 1997 through 1999, when the eighth generation went on sale. The eighth generation ran until 2005. The ninth generation Impala was sold from 2006 through 2013. This year – 2014 – marks the start of the Impala’s tenth generation.

New features for the 2014 model year include 18-inch wheels or optional 19- or 20-inch wheels on higher trims; LED daytime running lights on the LTZ trim and low profile HID headlights on other trims; and a 4.2-inch color display on the LT and LTZ trims.

The Impala offers three engines: a 2.5-liter , a 2.4-liter with hybrid assist technology and the 3.6-liter engine.

Additional new features include HD radio on all trims, Pandora on the LT and LTZ trims and active noise cancelation on all trims with a four-cylinder engine. New safety features include an increase to 10 standard airbags and OnStar.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and to learn more about its safety, security, entertainment, and convenience features.

Chevy Cruze at Classic Chevrolet

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When you visit Classic Chevy to test drive a Chevrolet Cruze, you get to choose from three different powertrains: the gas engine, the diesel and the turbo diesel. All three are in the same price range, so the choice will be your preference based on standard features and available options.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze turbo diesel features a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that gets 27 mpg* in the city and 46 mpg* on the highway. It is backed by a six-speed electronically controlled transmission with overdrive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel features a 2.0-liter diesel engine that gets 27 mpg* in the city and 46 mpg* on the highway. This engine is backed by an electronically controlled transmission with six speeds and overdrive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze unleaded fuel model features a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 26 mpg* in the city and 38 mpg* on the highway. This is an ECOTEC engine with variable valve timing that puts out 138 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 148 pound-feet of torque at 1,850rpm. It is backed by an electronically controlled six-speed transmission with overdrive.

All three models have several shared safety and security features, including four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, several airbags, OnStar, the LATCH system for child safety seats, an emergency trunk release and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The unleaded fuel model also features a rear vision camera that is integrated into the Chevrolet MyLink radio.

All three models also feature many of the same interior comforts including a tilt and telescopic steering column and a leather-wrapped thee-spoke steering wheel with polar silver accent and mounted audio and phone interface controls. All three models also feature remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start and a theft deterrent system with an anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.

The Chevrolet Cruze, regardless of which powertrain you choose, also feature Chevrolet MyLink radio, an AM/FM stereo, MP3 playback, CD player and a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen display. Additional entertainment features include Bluetooth, Pandora, Stitcher, Gracenote, an enhanced acoustic package and a six-speaker audio system.

The entertainment system also features a USB port in the center console, an audio interface, auxiliary input jack and SiriusXM satellite radio.

For more information about any of the Chevrolet Cruze models and to test drive all three, stop by Classic Chevrolet today.