Kelley Blue Book 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review

Kelley Blue Book 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review

Kelley Blue Book 2017 Chevrolet Bolt ReviewGM’s first mass-producible/mass-market electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt EV sets a new standard for acceptance by potential real-world buyers. Fitted with a huge 60-kWh battery pack — the biggest to appear in any non-exotic electric car to date — the Bolt EV in LT or up-line Premier form offers a benchmark 238-mile EPA per-charge range. That stat alone makes this ultra-green Chevy genuinely viable as a primary-use vehicle for a significant number of U.S. drivers. But the Bolt EV is a whole lot more. A natural rival to the Nissan Leaf and more affordable than a BMW i3, this cleanly styled, well-finished compact hatch boasts impressive room for five and their belongings, a sporty demeanor and offers features that rival those of many pricier conventional vehicles.

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What’s New for 2017

Latest addition to the division’s lineup, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a completely new offering built on a dedicated platform and fitted with an advanced electric powertrain that gives this compact 5-door hatch an outstanding 238-mile-per-charge range and excellent real-world drivability to match its solid functionality.

Read the full Kelley Blue Book 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review:  2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Proves Big Is Back

Tahoe RSTBig is back, baby, as full-size SUVs are resurging in popularity while gas prices remain relatively cheap. Despite it being several years since the Chevrolet Tahoe got a redo, it’s still top of the charts in terms of sales numbers — and Chevy aims to keep it there with special models like this one, the new 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST.

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Related: 2018 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe RST Preview

Meant to provide the ultimate urban street-themed luxury truck from the Chevrolet brand, RST by itself is an appearance package that stands for rally sport truck. You start with one Chevrolet Tahoe in the Premier trim package, which already includes a fully trimmed leather interior with heated and cooled seats, forward collision warning with a safety alert driver’s seat, lane keep assist, low-speed forward emergency braking and GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Then check the RST package box, which brings you blacked-out trim, a black grille, a black Chevy bow tie in the grille, 22-inch black-and-polished wheels, black mirror caps, beltline moldings and roof rails. Headlamp accents, grille surround and door handles are all in whatever body color you’ve chosen for the truck.

Performance Package

But the appearance package isn’t what makes the RST interesting (these parts or approximations of them can be had at any Chevy dealership with a parts catalog). What makes the RST special is the option to specify the Performance Package as well, which adds a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the same one found in the Camaro ZL1. The combination is good for zero-to-60 mph sprints of 5.7 seconds and a max towing capacity of 8,400 pounds (obviously not at the same time) according to Chevrolet. The Performance Package also includes the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension with a special performance calibration for the suspension and the steering. There are two more options you can spec as well, independent of the Performance Package: a Brembo big brake kit for the front wheels and a Borla-brand dual exhaust system.

What it all adds up to is a performance Tahoe, a street machine that rumbles like a monster truck and delivers smooth, seamless thrust like a fine German sports car. The 10-speed automatic is brilliant, with shift quality that’s barely perceptible — put your foot down, and you’re rewarded with a long, strong head of steam from the small-block V-8 engine. But getting a big truck to go fast in a straight line isn’t difficult. Getting it to handle and stop is a more challenging matter, and Chevy engineers have done an astonishingly good job of it.

Handling Improved

The most immediately noticeable change, beyond the louder rumble from the big V-8, is the on-center steering feel — it’s vastly better than a stock Tahoe, or even the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle that I piloted a few minutes prior to my spin in the RST. Chevy has ramped up the steering effort required to turn the Tahoe RST, but the result is also a truck with exceptional straight-line stability and highway manners. Body control is also impressive, and the ride is exceptional thanks to the continually adjusting suspension that measures the road and instantly adapts the damping levels. The performance calibration does good things for the body’s roll and pitch in turns, and lends the Tahoe a level of confidence that it’s been lacking since … well, always.

The interior is still straight Tahoe, however, albeit a very nice one thanks to the Premier trim level’s leather and wood. It’s screwed together well, features some genuinely nice cowhide on the console and seats, and even smells expensive. But the Tahoe’s truck-platform drawbacks remain, such as a third row that’s remarkably cramped for such a big SUV, a high liftover height for the cargo area and a steering wheel that’s not quite centered on the driver.

Costly, But Competitive

Yet the biggest issue with the Tahoe RST may be its price — it starts with a Tahoe Premier 4×4, which will cost you $66,425 right off the bat, including destination. Add the RST package, the Performance Package, Borla exhaust, Brembo brakes and a sunroof package and you’re looking at an as-equipped sticker price of $78,450. That’s Range Rover money for a Chevy — just above the base Cadillac Escalade trim level, which includes the 6.2-liter V-8, at $77,590. It’s one of the best-looking, best-performing Chevy trucks the brand has ever made, but that’s a bit of sticker shock. Thing is, it’s still competitively priced versus other big full-size SUVs these days — the years of these vehicles being a viable alternative for family minivans is over, and they’re back to being pricey specialty vehicles aimed at a specific buyer. But if your shopping list this holiday season includes a big, expensive, American SUV that both tows boats and hauls ass, Chevy’s created a tasty one for you.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado flies in for a brief introduction

2019 Chevrolet Silverado pictureGM’s pivotal new full-size pickup drops in for a surprise reveal in Texas.

FYI–Ron Westphal Chevy has heard the pickup bed on the all -new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be partially made with lightweight carbon fiber…but even we don’t know for sure.

Well, it looks like Chevrolet knows how to make an entrance. The company surprised a group of media and Chevy truck owners at with a first look at the 2019 Silverado by flying the truck in by helicopter. The presentation came Saturday at a centennial celebration staged at Texas Motor Speedway.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado picture front and backGeneral Motors remains mum on specs for the next-generation full-sized pickup, saying only that it will be lighter weight and come in eight trims, including the new Silverado LT Trailboss shown here. This model includes everything on the off-road specific Z71 package and adds a factory-backed two-inch suspension lift.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado picture drivers side

This truck — and its GMC Sierra twin — are the bedrock of GM’s entire business model. Even bearing in mind the Silverado’s spectacular helicopter fly-in, there may be splashier new vehicle introductions this year, but none will be as important to their automaker as this pickup.

We’ll get a closer look at the Silverado at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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12 Days of Christmas Daily Prize Give-A-Way Day 2

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Nabbing a Ride in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1755 hp is a number many didn’t believe would ever be available on a road car. Yet there is a host of supercars, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the newest.

ROSAMOND, California—755 hp is a number many didn’t believe would ever be available on a road car. Yet there is a host of road-going supercars that are members of the 700 club, the newest being the 2019 Corvette ZR1. However, where other club members rely on mid-engine traction, the Corvette ZR1 is an old-school battle axe that takes aim at Porsche’s GT2 RS scalpel, Ferrari’s stiletto-like 488 GTB, and McLaren’s 720S sharpshooter. From the passenger seat, the Corvette ZR1 should’ve been called “Normandy: Part Two.”Source: Nabbing a Ride in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 | Automobile Magazine

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HANS secured, helmet strapped, I lowered myself into the pre-production Corvette ZR1, still covered in the camouflage and dirt it acquired during testing in Germany at the Nürburgring. Behind the wheel is Chevrolet’s development driver, Alex MacDonald. After I’m buckled in, I shake Alex’s hand and ask, “So, what can this baby do?” Alex replies, “Watch,” and slams my head into the headrest. Expletives and giggles followed.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 side rear viewWithin a blink of the eye, we’re at turn 1 of Willow Springs International Raceway’s Big Willow course. While Alex isn’t fazed, my eyes haven’t returned to their upright and locked position. The key to the Corvette ZR1’s prodigious propulsion is Chevrolet’s new LT5 supercharged V-8. While much of the LT5 is rooted in the Corvette Z06’s LT4, there are some quite significant departures from the Z06’s supercharged small-block, including the mammoth 2.65-liter supercharger. Combined with a new 73-mm throttle body, a new dual fuel system that uses both direct and port injection, a new oil system, and a few other go-faster bits, the Corvette ZR1 makes a whopping 715 lb-ft of torque along with those 755 horses.

25% Off MSRP on New Chevy Cruze

25% Off MSRP on New Chevy Cruze

25% Off MSRP on New Chevy Cruze
25% Off MSRP on New 2017 Chevy Cruze and Cruze Hatch

December’s incentives have been enhanced!  We are now offering 25% Off MSRP on New 2017 Chevy Cruze and Cruze Hatch and 20% off new 2017 Impala, Malibu, Sonic and Spark.   OR-2017 Cruze and Cruze Hatch is offering 0% apr financing for up to 72 months!

This is in addition to GM Employee Pricing on all new 2018 Silverado Crew Cabs and Equinox.

There are pages and pages of December Chevrolet incentives.  Truthfully, they are a little hard to keep track of because there are so many.  Find out what rebates and/or low finance rates you qualify for by calling our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Here are just a few:

Volt is offering a $1500 Loyalty Bonus!

Chevrolet Corvette if offering a $3000 Loyalty Bonus!

$1000 Select Market Bonus Cash on Malibu, Camaro and Impala!

Silverado is offering $2000 Trade-In Assistance!

0% apr for up to 60 months on new/demo 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and Cruze Hatch.

$1500 Conquest private offer on new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban

$8000 Stand alone cash offer on new 2018 Chevy Silverado Crew Cabs

This is just a partial list…visit our website for all available incentives.

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10 things you could buy with $200,000 instead of the new Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini has finally veiled its new SUV. The Lamborghini Urus will set you back $200,000. Here are 10 things you could buy instead.

10 things you could buy with $200,000After months of anticipation, luxury automobile manufacturer Lamborghini finally unveiled the Urus SUV. Packed with the company’s first production turbocharged engine — a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, 650 horsepower, and 627 pound-feet of torque the Lamborghini Urus is nothing short of an automotive monster, but all of this engineering, of course, comes at a cost — $200,000, to be exact. This ungodly sum of cash got us to thinking, instead of buying this big car how could one just as easily, irrationally, and conspicuously blow this much cash? Here are the most investment- savvy ways to burn nearly a quarter of a million clams. Period.


Spike the beetle 10 things you could buy with $200,000

Spike the Stag beetle made our list of best pets of Instagram for his general charm, ornate tea parties, and, of course, his penchant for marker-on-canvas original creations. Spike’s original magnum opus auctioned earlier this year and sold on eBay for nearly $1,600. Spike’s next piece will be sold in the coming months with 20 percent of the proceeds going to People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).


Cheeto 10 things you could buy with $200,000Harambe stole our hearts in 2016 and while his soul has departed he will live on forever in our hearts and of course our shared cultural meme lore. Anyway, someone found a Cheeto that kind of looks like Harambe and another human being paid nearly $100,000 for said cheese-dust thing. More than a year later it’s still too soon. It will always be… too soon. RIP, big guy.

$200,000 would buy anything we have on the lot.  About 12 brand new Chevy Cruze sedans or hatchbacks.  Give us a call at 630-898-9630 or visit our website.

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GM Employee Pricing for All

Welcome to the Family.  We’ve got GM Employee Pricing for All!  Save hundreds, even thousands on many of our most popular models.

GM Employee Pricing

Which vehicles qualify?

All remaining new or demo 2017 models including Corvette.  And, all new or demo 2018 Equinox or Silverado 1500 Crew Cabs.

You can purchase any of the above listed vehicles for GM Employee pricing and not a cent more.

What if I want a vehicle that doesn’t qualify for GM Employee Pricing?

Not to worry.  We are offering exceptional Holiday pricing on ALL our new and pre-owned vehicles.  Call Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for details.  They will be happy to explain all the December Chevrolet incentives for purchasing and leasing.

Visit our website to shop for the absolute best Chevrolet values.