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Car and Driver 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Review

Car and Driver 2017 Chevrolet Silverado ReviewDrivers looking for a pickup are often searching for a vehicle that’s tough enough to get the job done. The Car and Driver 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Review shares that the Silverado doesn’t just offer powerful capabilities and durability. It also provides drivers with some of the best technologies and luxurious features in the automotive industry. Those in the world of automobiles are starting to take notice of the new Silverado’s amazing features and capabilities.

Recently, Car and Driver published a review for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. During its assessment of the vehicle, they found plenty to love!

First and foremost, the Chevy Silverado is a vehicle built to test the limits. With a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the Silverado is one of the most powerful vehicles on the road today. However, power isn’t everything, and Chevrolet understands that, which is why it equipped the 2017 Chevy Silverado with an impressive collection of technologies.

Some of the amenities that Car and Driver took note of during its review were the option of Android Auto connectivity, as well as Chevrolet’s Teen Driver mode. Overall, the publication was impressed with the refinement of the Silverado.

If you too are ready to be impressed by everything that a powerful pickup can offer to you, stop by College Chevrolet Buick and discover the brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.

See the Future with OnStar Proactive Alerts

2016 Chevy Equinox InteriorChevrolet wants to help you catch problems in your vehicle before they happen. And now, that’s possible, thanks to OnStar Proactive Alerts.

Chevy is the first automaker in the industry to develop this kind of technology, similar to the technology used in a Boeing 787. In the jet, in-flight messages can be sent to ground crews that alert them of parts that need inspection before the plane hits the ground.

OnStar Proactive alerts work similarly, by continuously monitoring the health of the starter motor, fuel pump, and 12-volt battery. If anything isn’t functioning as it should, you’ll get an alert from OnStar instructing you to take your car in for service.

Currently, this predictive technology is available to OnStar subscribers who own a 2016 Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Corvette, and Equinox.

“With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind of taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle,” said Steve Hollan, chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management at General Motors.

With these updates, you’ll get alerts on your vehicle’s health every time your car is started, and while you’re driving.

Now behind the wheel, you’ll be able to fix your car before you even notice something’s wrong!

Chevy Vehicles Most-Searched According to 2015 Google Year in Search

2015 is over, and while the average person is looking forward to leaving the past behind and improving themselves, many companies like Google are analyzing and evaluating the previous year’s data. That’s where the 2015 Google Year in Search comes in. Employees behind the wildly popular search engine take a look at the year’s most popular searches and reveal this information to the public.

This year, Google revealed that two Chevrolet vehicles—the Malibu and the Silverado—were the most-searched cars in the automotive industry.

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Malibu

That’s not the only good news for Chevy, either. While the Chevrolet Malibu was the most-searched car and the Chevrolet Silverado was the most popular truck, four vehicles total made Google’s top ten list. The Colorado and the Camaro also made the list, in eighth and fourth place respectively. Chevrolet said the data is an excellent sign, as consumers are displaying a large amount of interest in the products of the company.

The world is shifting into a more digital age. Google Year in Search results are indicative of a wide-ranging demographic of potential buyers. The data collected by the search engine also showed that 69% of customers were more influenced by YouTube ads than any other advertising campaign, including television commercials.

The Big Difference: Chevy’s G80 Locking Rear Differential

When it comes to staying on the road, Chevy’s G80 locking rear differential is the big difference in all of the brand’s trucks—and it’s been around for a lot longer than you think!

The G80 locking axle has been a staple in Chevy’s truck lineup for more than 40 years and has proved year in and year out that it will keep you safe on the road. No matter what the weather condition or terrain you’re traveling through, Chevy trucks will get the job done.

2015 Silverado 1500

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Available at College Chevy!

The G80 technology reacts automatically when one wheel starts to spin, allowing both rear wheels to move at the same speed, ensuring maximum traction on the road.

Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer said, “The G80 locking axle provides a greater traction advantage than limited-slip differentials in most situations, while its automatic engagement requires no driver involvement, unlike some competitors’ electronic lockers, which require driver activation.”

To experience the Chevy truck difference for yourself, come visit College Chevrolet Buick.

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition Brings Sophistication to Segment

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition

2015 Chevy Silverado – Available at College Chevy!

Finding a pickup truck that mixes top-notch capabilities and sophistication can be difficult—unless you’re looking to order the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition. This brand new edition pickup from Chevrolet, which debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, creates a sophisticated monochromatic look for double- and crew-cab Silverados, showing that it’s easy to have the best of both worlds.

“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”

Body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille surround, and a chrome-accented black grille are all part of the Custom Sport Edition package, along with new 20-inch chrome wheels. Helping add a touch of sophistication are chrome door handles and mirror caps, and chrome body-side moldings, all for a slight increase of $1,950 to $2,950 to the Silverado’s base price.

The Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition can be added to your Silverado purchase now, so stop in to College Chevrolet Buick today to see how you can add a touch of class to your pickup truck.

Silverado Wins against Competition in Frame Twist Test

frame twist test

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Now we don’t want to brag, but we have some information we think you should know as you consider purchasing your heavy duty pickup. Oh, who are we kidding? The fact that our 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD can “one-up” the Ford F-250 Super Duty in a frame twist test gives us bragging rights that we at College Chevrolet Buick will be claiming all year.

Chevrolet hired AMCI Testing as a third-party research firm to test the ability of the two truck frames to withstand intense twisting.

The pickups were driven onto uneven ramps where the distance of displacement between the cab and the bed was measured. The Silverado’s displacement was measured at 0.26 inches while the F-250 measured at 0.94 inches. The Silverado’s EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate was able to function normally under the pressure. We can’t say the same for the other guy.

“The use of high-strength steel in the Silverado HD is what allows the Silverado to handle even the toughest of jobs,” said Jeff Luke, GM’s executive chief engineer for full-size trucks. “Paired with a fully boxed frame, high-strength steel is what makes the Silverado come from the family of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road.”

Which frame would you choose?

2014 Chevy Silverado is in High Demand

The all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado has been very popular lately. Maybe it’s because of its powerful, yet efficient EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 engine or because of the vast amount of exterior and interior options it has?

The 5.3-liter V8 engine has been popular among truck enthusiasts everywhere because it offers plenty of power to get the job done however it still remains efficient compared to the other trucks in its class. The 5.3-liter and soon to be released 6.2-liter both offer direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation which really helps with overall fuel economy. The EcoTec3 5.3-liter can get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg highway* for four wheel drive trucks.

The Silverado has many different cab and bed configurations. You can choose from a standard cab, crew cab or double cab and bed sizes are available in short, standard or long. With all of the available engines, cab and bed sizes there are plenty of options to choose from.

College Chevy has plenty of Silverado 1500 trucks available with the popular 5.3-liter V8 engine. Stop by the dealership located in Albion, MI to check out the great inventory or check out College Chevy’s website for more Silverado details.

*EPA estimate only, actual mileage will vary.

Chevrolet Silverado is Getting Lots of Attention

“For years the Silverado has scored well in our tests, and the redesigned 2014 model is the best yet.” – Consumer Reports Magazine

 

The Chevrolet Silverado has been getting lots of attention recently and rightfully so. It was recently rated top pickup by Consumer Reports. It was also named a top power light-duty truck. With the ability to tow 12,000 lbs, the Silverado offers all of the power consumers are looking for in a truck.

Consumer Reports likes that the Silverado handles very smoothly and effortlessly. They also like the fact that the Silverado offers a larger bed than most, better towing capacity and good fuel efficiency. Chevrolet has been working hard to design and modify a truck that offers top of the line technologies.

Chevrolet also received a top rating for the Impala, which makes the Silverado Chevrolet’s second victory for 2014. Chevrolet is introducing an impressive 18 new or updated vehicles for the 2014 model year which will give the US automaker a refreshed image.

College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, MI is proud to carry the Chevrolet brand. To learn more about the 2014 models, stop by and speak with one our knowledgeable sales representatives.

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.

 

Chevy Silverado Gets a Facelift

In the news it has been well documented that the Corvette will be showing off its redesigned seventh generation look at the North American International Auto Show, in January of 2013. But ‘Vette isn’t the only Chevy vehicle showing off a new look in 2013. On December 13th, at a special event in Detroit, a select few will get a chance to see the brand new Chevy Silverado.

The Silverado will be unveiled to the public at the 2013 NAIAS, along with the Corvette. This will be the third generation of Chevy Silverado.

 

Over the past decade plus, the Chevrolet Silverado has become synonymous with dependability, style and performance. Silverado has consistently outperformed its competitors and proven its self time after time.

In initial reports from Chevrolet, the new Silverado’s design will complement its enhanced capability and performance. As is often the case with Chevrolet, we anticipate a few new innovative technologies and capabilities to be unveiled.

We’ve still got a few months to wait before we can see the new Silverado and longer still before it comes to our store, but when it does we know the perfect place for it…your garage.