Chevrolet Traverse Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award

Chevrolet Traverse Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award | Fort Meade, FL

The IIHS has named the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse a TOP SAFETY PICK, displaying Chevrolet’s dedication to building vehicles that protect families in every situation and at every turn.

In order to qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must earn a “Good” rating in each of the six crash tests administered by the IIHS: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

Vehicles must also offer a front crash prevention system. After going through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, the system must achieve an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for a car to be named a TOP SAFETY PICK. In addition, the vehicle must offer at least one headlight package that receives a “Good” or “Acceptable” designation.

The available LED projector headlights on the Premier and High Country trims of the 2021 Traverse performed well enough to pass the test and earn the award. Both of the Traverse’s optional automatic emergency braking systems received “Superior” ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation.

In the vehicle-to-pedestrian testing, the Traverse’s Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking took home a “Superior” score, while the Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking earned an “Advanced” rating.

Learn more about the confidence-inspiring Chevrolet Traverse with a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

Changes on the Way for 2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse | Fort Meade, FL

Some big changes are coming to the Chevrolet Traverse for the 2022 model year. The addition of new design and exterior features and the loss of the base L trim are just a few new things to expect.

The 2022 Chevy Traverse will no longer offer its L trim, which means the LS trim will become the most affordable model. When you look at the 2021 L and LS trims, you will find nearly all of the same standard features, with the LS offering more available options, such as gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, a black finish grille, and cargo nets. These features will likely remain as optional on the 2022 Chevy Traverse LS.

The Traverse will receive a refreshed exterior design, including a new front fascia and new grilles, LED taillamps, and more. Chevy Safety Assist will be standard on all 2022 models. This package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, and IntelliBeam automatic high beam control.

Availability for Adaptive Cruise Control expands, with the system added as standard on the RS, Premier, and High Country trims and available on LT Leather. You can also use wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® capabilities to connect your smartphone.

Learn more about the 2022 Traverse when you visit us at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe: One of America’s Best Family Vehicles

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe: One of America’s Best Family Vehicles | Fort Meade, FL

The new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe recently earned a place on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2021. The Tahoe was one of only two full-size SUVs on the list.

KBB considered cargo capabilities, safety, and interior comfort when choosing the finalists. Editors were especially impressed with the complete redesign of the 2021 Tahoe, along with its independent rear suspension that improves passenger space and ride comfort.

Interior

Inside, the Tahoe comes standard with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. With its redesign, third-row passengers can now enjoy 40 percent more leg room than the previous generation offered. The Tahoe is also a master of cargo with a best-in-class maximum volume of up to 122.9 cubic feet.

Performance

For power, you have the choice of three impressive Tahoe engines:

  • 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.6.2-liter
  • EcoTec3 V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.Duramax® 3.0-liter
  • Turbo-Diesel rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Towing

When properly equipped, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 pounds. This is more than enough for a family camper, your weekend boat, or even a large trailer.

To find out if the 2021 Tahoe is the right ride for your loved ones, bring the family in for a test drive here at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida — and prepare to be impressed.

Reasons to Buy a Truck

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

Buying a new truck such as the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will provide you and your family with powerful capabilities, a robust engine, and an abundance of family-friendly features that will make your truck just as effective on the daily commute to school and work as it is doing hard work on the jobsite.

Tailgate Options

The tailgate and bed of a pickup truck afford you and your family all-new possibilities for both storage and entertainment. Whether you’re loading the bed up for a weekend getaway, using it as a makeshift sleeping surface, or hosting a tailgate to cheer on your favorite team, the bed and tailgate of a truck empower you to do much more.

Power

The high-end horsepower of a pickup truck will help you pass other drivers on the highway or merge at high speeds. The strong torque numbers at low RPMs is what grants trucks the towing ability you need for serious work and serious play.

Several trucks run off the power of diesel, giving you new possibilities for how you might fuel your vehicle.

Strength

The highly capable towing numbers offered by trucks, such as the 9,700-pound maximum tow rating of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, will not go unappreciated when you’re behind the wheel of a new pickup.

You can find the perfect truck for your lifestyle at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, FL.

Chevrolet Trucks Earn a Spot on the List of Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Fort Meade, FL

A diesel engine provides pickup truck drivers with the best of both worlds. These engines are more efficient than the average truck engine, yet still managed to deliver a powerful amount of horsepower and torque. That’s precisely why each Chevrolet truck includes a diesel engine option.

That decision is now garnering some praise for Chevrolet. After all, each of its pickup truck models managed to gain a spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of the 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021.

The most popular of the Chevrolet Pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, has long had a diesel engine offering. The latest Silverado 1500 model can achieve 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque with its Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. With that amount of power at its disposal, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 9,500 pounds.

The larger Silverado HD model can make even more use out of its diesel engine offering, a Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that helps it produce up to 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado HD can tow up to 36,000 pounds with that amount of power.

Even the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado comes with a diesel engine offering, helping it produce up to 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Come explore our lineup of trucks here at Greenwood Chevrolet to discover the amount of power that a Chevy Truck can provide you with.

2021 Chevy Traverse Gains Special Editions

2021 Chevy Traverse | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

Your vehicle is an extension of your personality. If you like standing out from the crowd, get a vehicle that does the same. The 2021 Chevy Traverse makes this easy with two new special edition packages this year. The Midnight Edition and Sport Edition add even more sophistication to the family-friendly Traverse.

Midnight Edition

The Midnight Edition package is available on the Traverse LS and LT models. It adds black exterior details including black bowtie emblems on the front and back, black badging, and black roof rails. Bold 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels enhance the blacked-out look. The final touch is the Mosaic Black Metallic exterior color with a black ice grille.

Sport Edition

Like the Midnight Edition, the Sport Edition also comes with numerous black exterior details. However, it also adds black fog lamp bezels and a black tailgate applique. The Sport Edition is also available in more exterior color options including Summit White, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, and others.

2021 Chevrolet Traverse

All Traverse models, whether you choose a special edition package or not, come well-equipped with family-friendly features. There are three rows of seats for up to eight passengers along with a crisp central touch screen. Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ make it easy to stay connected.

Get your 2021 Chevy Traverse at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, FL.

GM Named the Most American-Made Brand

GM Named the Most American-Made Brand | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

Many Americans like to keep their money here in the United States by purchasing products that have been made in America. One of the biggest purchases anyone can make is a new vehicle. If you are looking for a quality, American-made vehicle, you should buy a General Motors model — at least according to recent studies by Cars.com and the American University Kogod School of Business.

In this year’s American-Made Index, Cars.com studied 91 vehicles. To create the list, Cars.com used information for percentage of Canadian and U.S. parts, U.S. manufacturing employees, final assembly location, and country of origin for engines and transmissions.

Out of the top 25 models on the list, nine of them were GM models, which is more than any other automotive brand. The Chevrolet Corvette had the highest spot for GM, in eighth place.

In the American University Kogod School of Business Made in American Auto Index, 10 GM models placed in the top 25. This index is based on the final assembly location and where major components are produced. The Chevrolet Camaro with an automatic transmission earned an excellent second-place spot.

With a focus on producing its vehicles and sourcing their components from America, it shows that GM is dedicated to supporting American jobs and the American economy.

Want to buy American? Shop our inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.

The Most Spacious Chevrolet Models for Your Family

Most Spacious Chevrolet Models | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

Chevrolet provides family-friendly vehicles whether you want a sedan, SUV, or truck. Check out our list of these Chevy vehicles, which offer the most room in the second row for passengers to stretch out.

Sedan – Malibu

The 2020 Impala has the most room of current Chevy sedans. Its rear seat sports a generous 39.8 inches legroom. The Malibu is also a good pick, with a comparable 38.1 inches of room in the back.

SUVs – Equinox and Traverse

For two-row SUVS, the Equinox offers the most space to stretch out, with 39.9 inches of rear legroom. But the 2020 Blazer and 2021 Trailblazer have almost similar numbers with 39.6 inches and 39.4 inches in the rear, respectively.

When it comes to three-row SUVs, you have a few options. The 2021 Tahoe has 34.9 inches of third-row legroom, while the 2021 Suburban provides 36.7 inches. Both have a spacious second row with 42 inches. If you have older kids to haul around, the 2020 Traverse features a balanced 38 inches in both rows.

Trucks – Silverado

Both the 2020 Silverado 1500 and 2020 HD trucks have large back seats, making them perfect for tall passengers. Choose the crew cab configuration for a luxurious 43.4 inches of legroom for riders to relax in.

For a spacious, family-friendly vehicle, check out our inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.

Three Kinds of Summer Fun You Can Enjoy From Your Chevy’s Truck Bed

Chevrolet Truck Bed | Fort Meade, FL

Family fun is never far from your Chevy truck, no matter if your family loves road trips or wants to stay in your backyard. Before the summer ends, try one of these great truck-bed activities for an evening you’ll cherish forever.
 

Picnicking in high style

 
Rather than contend with the hassle of insects in the grass or the questionable comfort and cleanliness of a picnic table, try having a picnic in your truck bed. Throw down a blanket and some comfy pillows, break out the paper plates, have a cookout, and gather around your Silverado or Colorado’s bed.
 

Movies under the stars


Digital downloads and streaming make this old outdoor classic much easier. Fill up an air mattress, get your blankets, and popcorn and enjoy either something new or an old family favorite from the comfort of your truck bed. If you miss movie theaters, you might consider using a projector to turn your garage door (or a large white sheet) into a makeshift movie screen.
 

Truck-bed camping

 
Sleeping outdoors is always a joy in the warm nights of summer, and whether you use accessories or a bit of quick thinking, you can trust in your truck’s versatility to make camping a breeze. It won’t matter if you’re at a campground or in your driveway — your Chevy truck is perfect for the job.
 
If you’re in the market for a family-friendly Chevrolet truck, look no further than our inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado are Two of the Best Trucks for Towing

2020 Chevrolet Silverado | Fort Meade, FL

As the pickup truck segment becomes more and more competitive, choosing the right model for your needs is harder than ever. If you’ve been looking for a vehicle to tow your camper or boat around Ft. Meade, consider the Chevrolet Colorado or Silverado 1500, both of which were recently named to U.S. News’ list of the best trucks for towing.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

With a maximum towing capability of 7,700 pounds (the best of any compact pickup), it’s no surprise that U.S. News included the 2020 Colorado on its list. The publication’s editors were particularly fond of its available 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which puts out an impressive 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Alongside its remarkable performance, it also provides an EPA-estimated 30 mpg.

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

You’d have to look extremely hard to find anything U.S. News’ Nick Kurcsewski didn’t love about the 2020 Silverado 1500. Dubbing it “the light-duty truck towing champion,” he raved about its 13,400-pound towing capacity, 15 available camera views, and ability to crush the Ford F-150’s specs by triple-digits.

To learn more about two of U.S. News’ favorite vehicles for towing, contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet to schedule a test drive of the 2020 Colorado or Silverado 1500.

*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.