2021 Chevy Tahoe What’s New


2021 Chevy Tahoe What’s New and in stock

The 2021 Tahoe is in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet and you’ve just got to see it!  It features 10 inches more rear leg room for the 3rd row seat.  10 inches!  Give our Customer Care Team a call at 630-898-9630 for a V.I.P. appointment or drop by our showroom anytime!

2021 Chevy Tahoe What’s New versus 2020

Body-on-frame SUVs are a dying breed, but GM’s truck-based family of utility vehicles are damn near everywhere on the roads. For good reason, too; their primitive underpinnings provide for some major capability, whether it’s hauling people or horse trailers or whatever. But ubiquity doesn’t mean perfection, and resting on one’s laurels for too long never turns out well. For 2021, the Chevrolet Tahoe and its SuburbanGMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade siblings pick up some major refinements that add some yachting flavor to these boats.

2021 Chevy Tahoe When the latest generation of GM’s pickup trucks came out, the response was… a smidge tepid. The exterior was on the Seinfeld side of breathtaking, and the interiors felt stagnant, with too few changes over the previous generation. The 2021 Tahoe, by comparison, just gelsChevy‘s corporate front end front end looks far more imposing on the Tahoe, and a few strong character lines break up some of the slab-sided look that comes with an SUV this big.

And yes, this thing is massive. The Tahoe’s new body is about 7 inches longer than before, with a wheelbase extension not far behind. The result is an absolute boatload (groan) of cargo capacity and interior space. Cargo space is up 66% behind the third row to 25.5 cubic feet, thanks in part to a load floor that’s nearly half a foot lower, but it’s not like that space comes at the expense of passenger comfort. Those in the way, way backs get an extra 10 inches of legroom, something my 6-foot frame immediately appreciates. I’ve lived in smaller studio apartments. The first and second row are precisely as voluminous as you think, too.

So where did all this extra space come from? The answer is three letters that would give any “creative” accountant pause: IRS. To further differentiate the big-boy SUVs from their truck siblings, General Motors swapped out the ol’ stick axle in favor of an independent rear suspension. Not only does this offer up all manner of space, it vastly improves the ride quality.

Make no mistake, you won’t forget that there’s a truck hiding under this boxy shell. Some of the traditional body-on-frame judder is present over more severe bumps, but by and large, the ride quality falls within the positive definition of nautical. My High Country tester comes standard with GM’s excellent Magnetic Ride Control magnetorheological suspension, but it’s enhanced further with a $1,000 adaptive air suspension that is absolutely worth the cost of entry. Both low- and high-speed cruising take place in a cushioned, comfortable state that eats up road nastiness. It’s the most luxurious GM’s full-size SUVs have ever felt — as my tester damn well should, given its shocking as-tested price of $81,845.

he rest of the Tahoe’s underpinnings also stress smoothness. The High Country’s engine is the largest offered on Tahoe, a 6.2-liter V8 churning out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, with an exhaust note that’s more than a little Corvette-inspired, especially at full clip. That eight-pot works well in conjunction with its 10-speed automatic transmission, hopping through the gears with ease. The pedal modulation is dead simple, making for smooth starts and stops. Of course, a lump this big tends to be thirsty, and the EPA’s estimates of 14 miles per gallon city and 19 mpg highway reflect that.

That stuff is all well and good, but the biggest and best improvements in the 2021 Chevy Tahoe are found inside. Further separating itself from its trucky family, the Tahoe’s interior is much closer to a passenger car, with a modern “floating” infotainment screen and a dashboard design that is actually interesting for a change. The High Country trim errs on the luxurious side (and at $72,000 to start, it’d better), with soft leather just about everywhere. The push-button transmission controls on the dash face take some getting used to, but as far as child’s-toy-lookin’ toggles go, these are king of the hill. There’s still a whole bunch o’ switches, something GM will probably struggle with until the heat death of the universe, but they’re put in sensible places and are legible at a glance.

As you might expect, there are ten trillion places to store your junk in the Tahoe. The door pockets have multiple layers to better separate items, and while my tester’s under-armrest cubby feels shallow, that’s actually not a bad thing. For $350, you can option an electric sliding center console, which slides aft to give the second row better access to this storage space. Sliding the console back also reveals a hidden compartment that will be an excellent place to store one’s valuables. I don’t generally get smitten with gimmicks, but this one is pretty sweet, and you can have it for a song. If I don’t need the third-row seats, I can fold them flat using the buttons overhead, a nice touch.

GM’s vehicles already come with a solid complement of dashboard tech, and the Tahoe is no exception. My tester’s center screen measures 10 inches and runs the automaker’s latest infotainment system, which is quick to respond and laid out well. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are on offer, and all trims except the base LS get a standard Qi induction charger. It’s not like there aren’t ports in here, though; the front row gets two USB outlets (one USB-A, one USB-C), and the second and third rows each carry dual USB-Cs. Short of a barbiturate dispenser, access to device chargers is probably the best in-car addition to keep the kids quiet on long trips to the lake house.

For whatever reason, Big Bowtie has generally been pretty stingy with its safety systems, but the Tahoe packs a number of standard driver-assistance aids, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and a suitably high-def backup camera. A $3,355 Technology Package bolsters that with adaptive cruise control and a radar-based automatic braking upgrade. Up to nine cameras can cover just about every angle of the Tahoe, and a top-down view on the infotainment screen is basically necessary when trying to park something the size of an office building.

How do you make a truck better than a truck? By putting a whole lot more into it than usual. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has almost completely separated itself from its roots with the addition of key upgrades like an independent rear suspension and a well-thought-out interior. Those with large families or the need for more capaciousness than most walk-in closets will not be let down with this latest generation of full-size SUVs, which is now fully positioned as a 21st-century hauler.

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For more information please view source:  https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-chevrolet-tahoe-preview/


The 2021 Chevy Colorado is in stock and it’s on sale too

The 2021 Chevy Colorado is in stock and it’s on sale too!

The new 2021 Chevy Colorado has arrived on our lot!  And, it’s on sale.  Not only are we reducing the price but GM is offering an additional $750 off if you qualify for the GM Loyalty program.  Click on the picture to find out more.

2021 Chevy Colorado is available for immediate delivery.

GM Loyalty is a program geared to reward GM owners and lessees.  You must own or be leasing a 2006 or newer light duty GM vehicle to qualify.  A light duty car, suv or truck is fine and there’s no need to trade it in.  You can even transfer this offer to another individual that lives with you.  For additional information please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit our showroom.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located in Aurora/Oswego, IL.

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2020 Chevy Trax all wheel drive gets a price drop

2020 Chevy Trax all wheel drive gets a price drop

GM has recently lowered the window sticker of all new and demo 2020 Chevrolet Trax models that are all wheel drive.  LS trim levels are reduced by $780 and LT/LTZ trim levels are lowered by $880.

This may or may not be reflected in the window sticker or the web price.  When GM changes prices without notice, it can be difficult to keep up.  So, make sure to ask your salesperson if the pricing reflects the new, lower price.

The Trax is Chevrolet’s entry level suv, available in front and all wheel drive.  Automatic and air conditioning is standard along with power windows, locks, mirrors and much more.  Clients love the Chevy Trax for its low price tag, its barely-there maintenance schedule and its ability to maneuver in and out of tight parking spaces.  For additional information feel free to call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit our showroom.

This 2020 Chevy AWD Trax has a reduced price!
This 2020 Chevy AWD Trax has a reduced price!  Call our Customer Care Team for details.

Ron Westphal Chevy is located in Aurora/Oswego, IL.  Actually, part of our dealership is in Aurora and part is in Oswego.  It drives Google a little crazy when you try and get directions but you can always call us at 630-898-9630 and we’ll get you here safe and sound.

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Ron Westphal Chevy has a tire finder tool


Did you know that Ron Westphal Chevrolet has a tire finder tool on their website?  It helps you find the exact right tire for your Chevrolet vehicle.  And, you can find out how much all the different brands of tires will cost both with and without labor.

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Provide us with a better price at the time of purchase and we’ll match it!

Find a better price within 30 days of the purchase, and Ron Westphal Chevrolet will refund the difference.* Eligible Tire Brands: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli, and Uniroyal.

*Ad, written estimate, or Internet quote for identical tire(s) from a competing tire retailer/installer located within 100 miles of the dealer required during guarantee period for price match. Offer ends 12/31/2020.

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Call our Parts or Service Department at 630-898-9630 for more tire information.  Or, visit us in person.

Our dealership is located on the corner of route 30 and route 34 (Ogden Ave) in Aurora/Oswego, IL.  We are located next door to Plainfield, Montgomery, Naperville and many other Fox Valley communities.

1977 Chevy Van

Custom 1977 Chevy Van Is Part Cruiser, Part Cocktail Lounge

Hop Cap was a well-known purveyor of customized conversion vans that operated out of Bremen, Indiana in the 1970s. These vans featured all the custom add-ons that other 1970s conversion vans did, such as detailed airbrushed murals, fender flares,  chrome trim, a rear bubble window and shag carpet, but some went a little bit further than others with interiors that looked more like a bar lounge than a van.

This 1977 Chevy van built by Hop Cap is a perfect example of how the company would go above and beyond for customers that requested it. The exterior of this funky 1970s van is straightforward enough with its metallic blue paint, chrome Cragar wheels, railroad mural and bubble window – but the interior is what truly sets it apart.

Inside this Chevy van is a hardwood mantle/bar with cabinets, a sink and a mini-fridge, which is joined by a u-shaped couch with blue vinyl upholstery, blue window curtains, shag carpet trim and hardwood flooring. As such, the interior of this van looks like some sort of 1970s cocktail lounge. The metal lion insignias on the backsplash of the bar area, along with the two small lamps on either side of the couch, help give this rolling lounge a bit more ambiance as well. The treatment continues in the driver’s cabin with a woodgrain steering wheel, crushed velvet seats, custom wooden cupholders and more shag carpet trim.

Mechanically speaking, this 1977 Chevy van features a 350 cubic-inch V8, along with a three-speed automatic transmission. It has 122,087 miles on the odometer, so it’s been well enjoyed over the past 43 years or so. This custom van may be cool, but it doesn’t come cheap. The dealership that owns it, Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, is asking $70,995 for the opportunity to take it home – a huge sum for a custom Chevrolet van with rather high mileage if you ask us. Check out the listing at this link and the walkaround video embedded below for some more information on this funky 1970s party van.

For more view source:  https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/08/custom-1977-chevrolet-van-is-part-cruiser-part-cocktail-lounge/

Fresh trade-ins at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Fresh trade-ins at Ron Westphal Chevrolet 11/20/20.  We are proud to stock a wide variety of used vehicles.  All makes, all models.

And, if you can’t find what you want-let us find it for you!  We have seasoned vehicle buyers searching near and far every day.

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2018 Rav 4

Asking $24,895 ob0

Rav 4 for sale Ron Westphal Chevy
This 2018 Rav 4 is a one-owner!


2019 Chevy Cruze

GM Certified

Asking $17,895 obo

GM Certified!

This pepper moondust metallic sedan is just the right size!  And, it’s GM Certified so it comes with 2 GM warranties at no extra cost to you!  Featured:  upscale LT decor, power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt/telescope, cruise, ice-cold air conditioning, mylink color touch screen with apple car play and android auto, bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, mp3/usb ports, Autostop switch, inside trunk release, tire pressure and oil change monitors, compass and outside temp displays, keyless entry with a panic alarm and a remote vehicle starter, inside trunk release, traction control, rear vision camera, floor mats, aluminum rims and a whole lot more!

2017 Nissan Altima Asking $15,895 obo

Sweet ride!

Fresh trade-in!  This gorgeous sedan could be yours!  No-key entry with push button start lets you keep your keys in your pocket or purse – no more scrounging for keys…YAY!  12-way power driver’s seat, power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt, cruise, inside trunk release, am/fm/cd, bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, mp3/usb ports, ice-cold air conditioning, traction control, floor mats and rear cargo mat, inside gas door release, p215/60r16 tires mounted on satin aluminum rims plus a whole lot more!  This baby starts right up and purrs like a kitten.  ME-OW!

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Cruisin’ the USA in your Chevrolet virtual celebration

Chevrolet Is Hosting A Week Long Online Car Enthusiast Celebration

Chevrolet plans to host an online car enthusiast event later this month on its various social media pages that will celebrate some of the most beloved Chevy vehicles from the automaker’s past.

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“Chevrolet is reimagining summer car cruising through a week-long virtual festival – Cruisin’ the USA in your Chevrolet – that celebrates more than a century of the brand’s automotive history,” the automaker said in a statement. “Hosted on Chevy’s social media channels from August 10-16, the event is designed to take viewers back in time to experience the brand’s rich heritage of innovation, design and passion.”

This celebration is intended as a sort of unofficial replacement for the Woodward Dream Cruise, which was previously set to be held this month but was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like Dream Cruise, the online event will offer something for Chevy fans of all types, with each day incorporating a different theme.

The event will kick off by looking at back at the Chevrolet brand’s inception in 1911, with the automaker preparing to release archival videos from the last 109 years “showcasing Chevy’s memorable feats,” it said in a statement. The automaker will then move through the different eras and explore new themes each day of the celebration.

Additionally, each day will feature commentary and analysis from various Chevrolet experts, who will provide “in-depth looks at some of the brand’s most iconic vehicles housed at the General Motors Heritage Center and even share their own custom Chevy builds.”

The schedule of events for the “Cruisin the USA in your Chevrolet” online event is as follows:

  • August 10: The Origins and Innovations of Chevrolet
  • August 11: Chevy’s Most Iconic Designs
  • August 12: The Proud Truck Tradition
  • August 13: The Peak of Performance
  • August 14: Team Chevy – A Culture of Winning
  • August 15: Chevy’s Heritage – A Fan Celebration
  • August 16: Race Day – Cheering on Team Chevy at NASCAR and the NHRA Nationals

Corvette C6.R in traditional Velocity Yellow paint scheme

Chevrolet fans who want to participate in the event should follow the brand’s TwitterInstagram and Pinterest pages, along with the Team Chevy motorsports twitter account, before the virtual festivities kick off next week.

For more details view source:  https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/08/chevrolet-is-hosting-a-week-long-online-car-enthusiast-celebration/

One 1 Hugger Orange COPO Camaro made and it goes to auction

The 2020 COPO Camaro was offered with an optional 1969 Heritage Package from the factory, which unlocked the ability to order the car in a number of different exterior colors from the 1969 model year Camaro’s color palette. These yesteryear colors included Garnett Red, Butternut Yellow, Fathom Green, Azure Turquoise, Olympic Gold, Frosty Green and our personal favorite, Hugger Orange.

With General Motors only building 69 examples of the 2020 COPO Camaro, and with six other exterior color options available, it was inevitable that some of these Heritage colors would be ordered in very low numbers this year. It turns out that only one person ordered their 2020 COPO Camaro in Hugger Orange, and now the exceedingly rare, factory-built dragster is heading to the auction block.

Not only is this the world’s only 2020 COPO Camaro finished in Hugger Orange, it was also ordered with the optional supercharged 350 cu. in. V8 engine. The COPO Camaro comes standard with a naturally aspirated 427 cubic inch V8 producing an NHRA-rated 470 horsepower, but for$12,500 extra, buyers can get a 350 V8 with a 2.65L Magnuson supercharger. Supercharged models also come standard with a parachute.

In addition to the heritage exterior colors, the 1969 Heritage Package also includes vinyl stripes on the hood and decklid, black Chevrolet bowties, COPO embroidered seatbacks, darkened taillights, clear front and rear side marker lamps and Weld Racing wheels with a satin black finish.

The 2020 COPO Camaro was already a bit special, with GM using it to honor both the legacy of John Force and the legacy of the 1969 model year Camaro, but this ups the ante with both the 1969 Heritage Package and the optional supercharged 350 cu. in. V8. This is pretty much the epitome of collectible modern-day Camaros, but what will it sell for when it heads to auction at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale later this month? We can’t wait to find out.

For more view source:  https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/08/1-of-1-hugger-orange-2020-copo-camaro-heading-to-auction/