Few things are more quintessentially American than a Chevy. Having been around for more than a century, Chevrolet has managed to blend tradition with modernity and functionality. The result is that every vehicle coming down the assembly line is a piece of automotive history that represents the best in automotive technology.
With the auto market being more crowded than ever, drivers often wonder why choosing a Chevrolet is still the right choice. These are just some of the reasons:
Pickup trucks are immensely popular nowadays, and for good reason. Gone are the days when trucks were clunky and uncomfortable work companions. Modern ones are as reliable as ever but are also comfortable, tech-rich, and off-road capable. The Chevy Silverado is the perfect example of a modern truck that can do it all during both work and play. Not only does it drive like a dream on even roads, but it’s also a very capable off-roader.
In addition to being comfortable and effective on rough surfaces, the Silverado also does an excellent job as a work companion. When equipped properly, it can tow an amazing 13,300 pounds, which should be enough for most towing tasks. It can also carry a maximum payload of up to 2,280 pounds.
For drivers who want a vehicle with truck-like capabilities but don’t need it for work, the Chevrolet Tahoe will give them everything they need. This large truck-based SUV can do almost anything, from pulling heavy trailers and venturing off-road to carrying large families around in style and comfort. It can also seat up to nine passengers, making it the ideal vehicle for long road trips with family or friends. The fully adaptive suspension makes every trip a smooth one, as it manages to cancel out most bumps in the road.
Chevrolet’s designers have done an excellent job in making sure everyone inside the Tahoe is as comfortable as possible. The wide-opening doors make it easy to get in and out regardless of the passenger’s size, and the air-conditioning system does a great job of maintaining a constant temperature throughout the huge cabin. The Tahoe also offers more legroom and headroom for passengers in the third row than many of its competitors.
For drivers who are looking for a three-row SUV but don’t need the Tahoe’s truck-like towing capacity, the Traverse is probably the ideal choice. It can seat up to eight people but drives like a much smaller vehicle. All trims come with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can produce up to 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. This helps the Traverse accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 6.8 seconds.
However, despite being agile and quick off the mark, the Traverse’s main quality is the amazing interior space and comfort. Its spacious cabin provides plenty of room in all three rows for people of all sizes, and the supportive seats help keep everyone comfortable even on long trips. The cabin insulation and smooth suspension system contribute to the overall comfort level.
The market for small SUVs is very crowded, but the Chevy Equinox manages to stand out. It does so by combining the qualities of a standard SUV, such as cabin space, with the handling ability of a sedan or hatchback. This makes the Equinox both useful and fun to drive, meaning that vehicle owners don’t have to sacrifice driving pleasure for more interior room. In addition to passenger space, it also has plenty of cargo space in the back, plus cleverly placed small-item storage areas throughout the cabin.
All trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that can generate up to 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. While this may seem underwhelming compared to its big siblings, the Traverse and Tahoe, it gets the job done and pushes the Equinox to a speed of 60 miles per hour from a complete standstill in just over nine seconds. It also has an excellent combined fuel efficiency of 26 mpg.
With so many exciting options available, the best way for drivers to decide which new Chevrolet is right for them is by seeing them in person and taking a test drive with each. Here at Gerry Lane Chevrolet, we provide a wide range of new Chevrolet models to choose from, including sedans, sports cars, and even commercial vehicles. Call us today and schedule a test drive to determine which one of our vehicles is most suitable. Our sales professionals are highly knowledgeable and work with drivers to find their ideal Chevrolet.