Each year, AutoPacific reveals the top vehicles in the industry based on the publication’s comprehensive new vehicle satisfaction surveys given to tens of thousands of new car, truck, and SUV owners each year. For 2021, General Motors tied as the most awarded manufacturer with its wins for the Chevy Blazer, Camaro, and Colorado. Read more about the winners below.
The family-friendly 2021 Chevy Blazer took home the crown for Most Satisfying Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV. This is no surprise, as the five-seater Blazer comes with a number of features that would thrill any active family, including a 4,500-pound towing capacity, over 64 cubic feet of cargo space, and standard Chevy Safety Assist technology.
The 2021 award for the Most Satisfying Sporty Car was bestowed upon the iconic Chevy Camaro. The thrilling performance vehicle can travel 0 – 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds thanks to its mighty powertrain that is capable of delivering up to 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
AutoPacific named the versatile Chevy Colorado its pick for the Most Satisfying Compact Pickup of 2021. Though it is more compact than Chevy’s flagship Silverado, the peppy pickup is a perfect blend of comfort and capability with its spacious seats with optional leather upholstery and impressive 1,550-pound payload capability.
Call Sour Lake Chevrolet today to schedule a test drive of the Blazer, Camaro, or Colorado to see for yourself why customers find them so satisfying
A relaxing family road trip is the best type of vacation because it brings everyone together to share new experiences. These family-friendly products can help improve your next adventure in your Chevy Equinox or Chevy Silverado.
You can never predict when a child will need to use the bathroom, but a travel potty is a great way to keep you prepared at all times. Don’t worry if you’re nowhere near a rest stop or gas station; the travel potty from MCGMITT is foldable and comes with its own travel bag.
Kids Lap Desk
A lap desk for kids is a great way for them to stay organized and clean during long road trips. It provides a space for entertainment devices, snacks, drinks, and art supplies, giving you a break from staying on top of all your kids’ stuff.
Motion sickness can make any trip one you’d rather forget. Acupressure bands are natural items that apply gentle pressure inside your wrist for a non-intrusive prevention measure for road-sickness.
Window shades will help your children stay asleep while keeping everyone cool when the sun is beating down.
Cozy indoor blankets help ensure no one gets cold, while outdoor blankets give you an excuse for a spontaneous picnic at a scenic overlook.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD is a powerful, impressive truck, no matter what you need it for. Now, Chevrolet is making this heavy-duty truck even better by adding the Multi-Flex Tailgate as an option for the 2022 model year.
The Multi-Flex Tailgate is already available on the full-size Silverado 1500. It boasts six positions for impressive cargo loading versatility. Add that to the already impressive Durabed with best-in-class cargo volume and the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD is set to be an unbeatable truck.
Here are some of the versatile features you can expect from the hardworking Multi-Flex Tailgate:
The Multi-Flex Tailgate gives you six positions to choose from, including an inner gate that folds down into a work table. You can even flip it down and turn it into a full-width step that can support up to 375 pounds.
With the tailgate open, you can flip up the load stop panel to prevent long items from sliding out of the bed.
Fold down the primary gate and then flip down the inner gate for easier access to the bed.
The inner gate load stop makes it easier to load multiple layers of cargo. Secure smaller items on the bottom and put the longer items on top. The load stop will keep them from sliding out.
The current 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model is available with six powertrain options. For the 2022 model year, Chevrolet has plans to streamline the engine lineup to prioritize the strongest and most popular units.
Standard on the 2021 Silverado 1500 is a 4.3-liter V6 engine rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet will no longer offer this powertrain or its six-speed automatic transmission. The new standard engine in 2022 will be a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Another engine that will no longer be available is the 5.3-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management, but the well-liked 5.3-liter V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management will remain in the lineup. It delivers an impressive 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer two additional options under the hood. The first is a Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Finally, you can still choose the powerful 6.2-liter V8. This engine delivers an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It currently offers the best towing capabilities for the Silverado — a massive 13,000 pounds.
To see some of these excellent engines in action ahead of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado’s launch later this year, stop by Sour Lake Chevrolet in Sour Lake, Texas, to check out some 2021 models.
Chevrolet shocked the automotive world when it revealed that the Chevrolet Corvette C8 would be a mid-engine model. Many enthusiasts wondered if this latest iteration could match the legendary performance of previous models.
Car and Driver recently put all doubts to rest. During the publication’s Lightning Lap 2021 event, the Chevy Corvette C8 was the fastest vehicle tested.
The mid-engine monster managed to achieve a time of just 2:49.0 as it zoomed along the Virginia International Raceway. That means that the Corvette C8 not only managed to outrace the competition, but also improve upon the times set be earlier iterations.
In second place with a lap time of 2:45.0 was the Lamborghini Huracán Evo. However, while the Huracán Evo has an asking price of $334,969, the Chevy Corvette C8 costs less than $70,000. All of that begs the question: Why would you pay more — a lot more — for less?
With a staggering 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds, it’s nigh on impossible to best the Chevrolet Corvette C8 when it comes to performance at a value. To experience excellence in motion, stop by Sour Lake Chevrolet to browse our extensive inventory of high-quality vehicles.
Chevy’s new MyWay service lets you virtually try out a new vehicle from the convenience of your living room. When you sign up for a tour, a product specialist will show you around the vehicle of your choice. You can schedule a tour ahead of time or log on and see what is available. The tours use live video and audio feeds to let you get a good look at the car or truck you are interested in. You can ask questions during the tour or sign up for a test drive at Sour Lake Chevrolet.
Live tours were first introduced in 2019 for the Cadillac brand, but Chevy MyWay goes a bit further. In addition to vehicle tours, you can see prospective Chevrolet vehicles and listen to GM racing experts at virtual auto shows. You can also join a group tour rather than a one-on-one session.
Chevy MyWay is available in the Eastern United States seven days a week. You can book a tour online from 9 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sour Lake Chevy is excited about this new virtual offering from Chevrolet. But we still think the best way to experience Chevy vehicles is to get behind the wheel yourself. Stop by our dealership to test-drive the shiny new Chevy you’ve been daydreaming about.
Cultivating smarter financial habits is a worthwhile goal to have for the new year. Here are some tips to help you save on car expenses in 2021.
Focus on Maintenance
Keeping your car in good running condition will keep you safe and it will save you money in the long run. Take it to the dealership for regular servicing to stay ahead of big repair bills. Be sure to schedule these services regularly:
Tune-ups — Keeping your car tuned improves gas mileage by 25 percent.
Oil Changes — Getting an oil change every 3,000 miles will extend the life of your engine and save money on repairs.
Change Filters — Oil filters are changed when the oil is replaced, but people often neglect the air filter. Keeping the filters clean helps extend the life of the engine and boosts gas mileage.
Check fluids — Coolant, transmission fluid, brake and clutch fluids should be checked to keep them at appropriate levels.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Using the right tires and taking care of them can save you a lot of money. Keep these tips in mind as you drive around Sour Lake, Texas.
Buy steel-belted radials tend to get better gas mileage.
Check the inflation regularly to improve fuel economy (and traction).
Have tires balanced once a year. Unbalanced tires case wear on shock absorbers and the suspension system.
GMC will soon offer a MultiPro™ Tailgate variant for the 2022 Chevy Silverado, a move that would elevate the abilities of the Silverado and open up new possibilities for its owners.
Per Autblog’s Ronan Glon, the new MultiPro™ Tailgate variant for the Silverado will include the current six standard functions while adding a seventh of its own. The name for the tailgate is expected to be the MultiFlex or the Multi-Flex, as GM already holds a trademark for the moniker.
Though we don’t know much about the Multi-Flex yet, we do know that it will take many cues from the MultiPro™. This tailgate is made up of a primary gate and a smaller inner gate hinged inside the primary gate. You can lower both of these gates to get 7-9 inches closer to the bed than you normally would, for easier unloading and loading.
Full-width steps, hand grabs, and load stops are just some of the other features that make the MultiPro™ Tailgate so impressive and make the upcoming Silverado variant so exciting. Stay tuned for more news on the Multi-Flex tailgate in the days ahead. And in the meantime, stop by Sour Lake Chevrolet to take one of our current Silverado models for a whirl.
Most pickup trucks can either be powerful or fuel efficient. However, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is aiming to change that with the available XFE Fuel Economy Package. With this package, it can help maximize your fuel economy, while still giving you the performance you want.
The XFE Fuel Economy Package gives the Chevy Silverado a premium soft roll-up tonneau cover. This not only helps protect your cargo, but it reduces drag that is often created from an open truck bed. This increase in aerodynamics gives the Silverado a boost in efficiency with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined and 24 mpg highway*.
In addition to the tonneau cover, this package also includes 18-inch Bright Silver painted wheels and all-season tires. The total price for this package is $850. This package is also not available with the Max Trailering Package, Z71 Off-Road Package, or Convenience package. You cannot get any other options with the Fuel Economy package.
This package is available on the Silverado 1500 LT trim with the Short Bed and Crew Cab body. It also requires the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and 2WD. This powertrain combination has an output of 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
Call us at Sour Lake Chevrolet to learn more about the XFE Fuel Economy Package or another available add-on that the Silverado 1500 offers. We’re here to help you get the most out of your Chevy truck
For starters, this large SUV comes with seating for seven or nine people depending on the configuration. It also has 122.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. There’s an available Bose® premium audio system — which is perfect for music lovers — as well as an optional power sliding center console for more storage options. Plus, the available 15-inch Head-Up Display keeps you up to date on the go, while Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ provide phone connectivity.
The Tahoe is also designed to be capable. The Z71 edition specifically comes with an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension for a more comfortable ride, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and red tow hooks to help get you out of any precarious positions. You can choose between a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 or a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, the latter of which has an impressive 420 horsepower and comes standard on the High Country trim. A Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel is also available.
You’ll also find a suite of safety systems on the 2021 Chevy Tahoe, which has a standard Automatic Emergency Braking system to help prevent frontal collisions. There’s also a Following Distance Indicator, Auto High Beams, optional Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist.