Archive for July 30, 2013

And the winner is… the 2014 Chevrolet Impala!

After a full redesign for 2013 the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala continues to impress. So much so that Consumer Reports rated the Impala as the best sedan on the market.

It has been 20 years since an American sedan has claimed this honor.

On the Consumer Reports scale of 0-100, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala earned an impressive 95! This is a far cry from the Impalas of the past and one of the highest-rated vehicles ever by Consumer Reports.

 

While the Impala has always been a spacious and comfortable full-sized sedan, some questioned its performance. The previous Impala was frequently seen as more of a company fleet car or rental car.

In an always popular class, Chevrolet engineers took the Impala and completely over hauled the sedan.  With a much more luxurious and refined interior and exterior, and enhanced performance thanks to a 3.6L V6, the 2014 Impala has been a welcome addition to the Chevy fleet.

Known for being an affordable full-size sedan, the Impala is more than impressive with a base price of under $27,000.

Consumer Reports chief auto tester, Jake Fisher, had this to say about the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, “It really doesn’t fall down in any area, and it does a lot of things really well.” He also stated, “The car rides better than a Lexus ES. It’s quieter than many luxury cars. It’s extremely roomy.”

If you haven’t had a chance to test drive the new Impala know is a great time to get down to College Chevy and get inside the 2014 Impala. GM certainly hit the mark with this one.

Silverado Ad Targets “Cowgirls” and “Tomboys”

The all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado has been the talk of the town ever since it was unveiled last December. Now that it’s hit dealerships, the best-selling pickup has spread like wildfire across TV sets, radio stations, and computer screens. The latest advertisement, which follows the same emotional tone set by Chevy’s recent “Strong” ad, is geared toward women, specifically cowgirls and tomboys who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

The ad appeals particularly to equestrians who know the pain of having to tote around their 1,200-pound companions, highlighting the Silverado’s best-in-class towing capacity. At the same time, the advertisement transforms the connection that the equestrian has with her horse—that same connection that many of us have with our own animals—into a connection between her and the Chevy Silverado that she can rely on when she needs it.

“On one trip we were driving over the mountains of Pennsylvania, trailering three horses and 10-days’ worth of feed, hay and luggage weighing a total 15,500 pounds, and [it] never even burped,” commented Jennifer Thompson, a horse veterinarian, in a related press release. “My fellow driver, who owns a Ford F-250, was really jealous.”

But the commercial does more than just demonstrate a Silverado’s usefulness in hauling a horse. It makes it very clear that Chevy understands all of its customers, men and women alike, from their varied but important walks of life—and how a Chevy can fit perfectly into all of them.

 

It’s Baaaaacck! Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

While the return of the Corvette Stingray nameplate is certainly something to celebrate, we’d be foolish if we forget about the return of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

First produced in 1966, the Camaro Z/28 is built with track speed and performance. With its strong but lightweight chassis and incredibly powerful small-block 7.0L LS7 V8 engine, the Camaro Z/28 is the ultimate track capable vehicle.

 

When building the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Chevy engineers to in to account the way air and friction affect vehicles at high speeds and made the Camaro Z/28 incredibly aerodynamic.

If you want the full track feel in a Camaro, the Camaro Z/28 is the car for you. The wheels go from 20 inches down to 19 to save you over 40 pounds.  Not to mention removing the amenities to make your Camaro a true speed freak. Tire inflation kit, trunk carpeting, fog lights, multiple speakers – all taken away, even air conditioning is optional on the Z/28. This is not simply a Camaro to show-off, it’s a Camaro that show out.

Big things can be expected from all of the Chevy performance vehicles, but it’s good to see a car with a true unfiltered racing spirit back in the Chevrolet arsenal. The2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will make it’s debut this fall.

Summer Road Trip Ideas

Living in the great state of Michigan, we’re privileged to be able to experience some great summer activities without having to travel too far. From the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan to amazing museum and amusement parks all over the state. But what if you want to get away?

Well we’ve got a list of some of the top road trips for you this summer. These are the perfect places to travel in the all-new Traverse or Impala.

1. Niagra Falls, NY – An ever popular trip. The Falls are true beauty, but they’re more than just an amazing site. A jet boat tour on Class 5 rapids on the Niagra River makes for a thrilling ride.

2. Nashville, TN – A music lover’s delight. Home of the famous Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, Music City is a great destination.

3. Las Vegas, NV – Sin City has become more family friendly. While the stigma of the fast life still hangs over Las Vegas, it has become a great place for families to enjoy. The multitude of shows and attractions provide something for everyone.

4. Seattle, WA – Rain, rain goes away during the summer months.  During the summer months the city is primarily dry, and with its host of parks and attractions it’s a great place to visit.

5. Chicago, IL – The Windy City offers fun in the sun. If you’re looking for Chicago-style pizza, a place to go shopping, and some time on the lake, Chicago is the perfect place for you this summer.

6. Charleston, SC – An old-fashioned southern town. For those truly fond of the beach and charming shops Charleston is right up your alley. With a city that’s built for walking traffic and friendly vibes you’re sure to have a great time.

While there are many more amazing destinations out there, this list should help get you started. But if you have a place that you think should be on this list let us know by responding in the comments.

 

Fun for the Fourth

This Thursday marks the 237th time the United States has celebrated its independence from Great Britain on the Fourth of July. Over that period of time the USA has grown from thirteen colonies to 50 states and a federal district.

The Fourth of July is another reminder of how far America has come as a country, and how much further we can go. It’s a time to reflect on the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future. A time to visit family, hang out with friends, and enjoy barbecue and a cold drink.

So how do you celebrate? Do you take your family to Lake Michigan and enjoy the fireworks, beach, and sunshine? Or sit back and relax on your day off? Whatever your pleasure we hope you enjoy the day the United States of America established its freedom. The day Americans became Americans.

In the true spirit of the holiday, we offer this video that so beautifully portrays the heart of America.