There are few automobile brands that have maintained the same level of enthusiasm for as long as Chevrolet. Sammy Johns wrote his hit song Chevy Van back in 1973, and those old days of cruising to the Shore with an 8-Track blasting in your Chevy don’t have to be left in the past (although these days you are probably streaming your music via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto). America is crisscrossed by a network of routes and local roads that are fun to drive, especially if you’re behind the wheel of a new Chevy. Just stop by your nearest Chevy dealer to see for yourself why your next ride should be a Chevy car, truck, or SUV. From high-performance sports cars such as the Camaro and Corvette, which are better than ever, to adventurous SUVs from the Trailblazer to the Suburban, Chevy has a model for everyone. Here’s a quick look at some great Chevys that will make you want to put on some fun tunes and crank your Chevy Infotainment 3 system up to eleven!
Two Great Performance Sports Cars
When you think of a Chevy Camaro, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? For me, it was those days of my youth when few cars were as fun or as fast as a Camaro. That’s probably why my folks were always reluctant to give me permission to drive over to Six Flags Great Adventure with my best friend in his dad’s Camaro. If he were driving a 2021 Camaro, I bet my parents wouldn’t have been as worried. That’s because today’s Camaro is just as sporty and stylish as the old models, but it is safer than ever. The 2021 model even earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2021 Chevy Camaro contains a standard airbag system, daytime LED running lights, a rear vision camera, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, and OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services. It also features the Teen Driver system that prevents your young driver from disabling the safety features on the Camaro and gives you a full in-vehicle report card on your young driver’s performance so you can better keep track of things. There are also available rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and forward collision alert to improve the overall safety profile of your Camaro. One other thing to love about the 2021 Camaro is its price tag, with a very affordable $25,000 base MSRP.
So, how does the new Camaro run? Let’s put it this way, with a choice of four great engines and three different transmissions, you will have no problem finding a configuration that allows you to find the perfect between performance and cost. If you want to save a few trips to the gas station, you can get it with a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that provides 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. If speed is more your thing, then you can choose a 2021 Camaro with a 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V-8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission that produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Just keep it near the speed limit because those state troopers don’t always appreciate folks burning up the pavement in the express lanes.
On the other hand, if you’ve always wanted to own a mid-engine sports car but couldn’t afford the price of a Lamborghini or a Bugatti, then Chevrolet now has the car for you. The 2021 Corvette is one of the top mid-engine sports cars on the market but has a very affordable base MSRP of $58,900. That means that you now can cruise city streets turning envious heads or tear it up on the track without spending enough money to buy a midsize house.
The Corvette features a 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 engine with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that can produce up to 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. This propels the Corvette up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 194 miles per hour. Just remember what I told you about those state troopers and only push the limits of this supercar when you can make it to an actual racetrack.
The 2021 Chevy Corvette was named a 10 Best for 2021 by Car and Driver magazine. This is due in part to the fact that Chevrolet makes it easy to customize your Corvette. You get a choice of coupe or convertible, including a retractable hardtop that comes in body-color or Carbon Flash. After choosing your Corvette’s body-color, including all-new red mist metallic tintcoat and silver flare metallic, you can accessorize with full-length dual racing stripes or stinger stripes, making your Corvette personalized and unique.
A New SUV and Two Updated Models
One of the most exciting new cars for 2021 is the Chevy Trailblazer. This sporty five-seat SUV is already turning heads with its cool two-tone paint job. But the 2021 Trailblazer is more than just great looks. It is incredibly roomy, with up 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space. This can be easily configured with its split-folding rear seat and flat-folding rear and passenger seats. You can even get one with an available hands-free liftgate to improve the loading and unloading of your Trailblazer.
The Trailblazer has available all-wheel drive, making it the perfect SUV for someone ready for adventure, whether exploring wilderness trails, heading to the river for some whitewater rafting, or traveling to the mountains on a ski adventure weekend. This SUV runs on either a 1.2-liter EcoTec Turbocharged I-3 or a 1.3-liter EcoTec Turbocharged I-3 engine. That’s right, three cylinders, which gives you a great fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, while the turbocharger boosts performance. Each engine is paired with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) with an optional 9-speed automatic transmission for the larger engine. The CVT constantly adjusts gear ratio to road and driving conditions, improving overall engine efficiency. The Trailblazer has a base MSRP of only $19,000, making it incredibly affordable for an SUV with so much to offer.
Tahoe and Suburban
On the other end of the spectrum when it comes to size, are the re-designed 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. Chevrolet has increased the passenger and trunk space on these two full-size three-row SUVs. This will increase the comfort for you and up to seven passengers. It also means that the Tahoe now sports up to 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Suburban an even more impressive 144.7 cubic feet for your stuff. If you have a large family or need a full-size SUV for towing or hauling, then the Tahoe and Suburban are your best choice.
Both of these models give you a choice of three great engines, including a new 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6 that provides up to 460 pound-feet of torque and exceptional fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon in city driving. Best of all for you drivers in the suburbs, Chevy has made a plethora of safety features standard on the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, Intellibeam automatic high beams, and a following distance indicator. This will give you the peace of mind that you and your family members will be safe when you are out driving your Tahoe or Suburban on the highway or just the local roads.
Chevrolet understands what drivers want, and it has designed a great fleet of vehicles with the goals of safety, comfort, performance, dependability, and affordability. Each Chevy car, truck, and SUV provides you with options and choices to match your active lifestyle, whether heading to the hills, driving to the beach, cruising the highway, or just taking your kids to school in the morning. Stop into your local Chevy dealer today to see why your next car, truck, or SUV should be a Chevy.