Shopping for a safe first vehicle for your teen driver in Florida? Check out the five Chevy vehicles that recently received 5-star NHTSA ratings. Discover which models earned this coveted status so you know which ones to test-drive with your older child here at Greenwood Chevrolet.
In the sports car segment, the 2022 Camaro secured a 5-star overall rating from NHTSA. It got five stars in the side crash and rollover tests and just one star less in the front collision test.
In the SUV category, the 2022 versions of the Equinox, Blazer, Trax, and Trailblazer earned 5-star overall ratings. Each of these models got five stars in the front and side crash protection tests and four stars in the rollover test.
Crash test performance wasn’t the only criterion that NHTSA judges had when determining 5-star rating recipients. They also considered whether or not a certain model came with recommended driver-assist technologies such as lane departure and forward collision warnings. These five models’ NHTSA ratings are just one more reason why any of them would make a protective first vehicle for your older child as they continue to fine-tune their driving skills. But don’t take our word for it! Experience the safety technologies that these NHTSA 5-star models offer when you test-drive them with your teen here at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.
Each year the editors at Car and Driver select vehicles worthy of the Editors’ Choice awards. This year, four Chevrolet models won these accolades: Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Camaro ZL1, and Chevy Corvette.
Fullsize SUV honors
Both the Chevy Suburban and the Tahoe earned recognition in the full-size SUV category. The judges called the Suburban sophisticated and an excellent trailering vehicle. They also praised it for its ample space for passengers and gear, offering more room than its award-winning sibling, the Tahoe. The Tahoe, though, had plenty of bragging rights, as it won for its still spacious cabin, towing capacity, and modern features.
Muscle car mention
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 earned a top spot in the muscle car category and impressed the editors with its supercharged V8 engine. “Not only is the ZL1 the ultimate Camaro, but it’s also the king of the racetrack-ready muscle cars,” according to Car and Driver.
Sports car winner
Taking its rightful honor in the sports car category, the Chevrolet Corvette was lauded for its high-end materials, features and — of course — thrilling performance. C/D noted, “Ferrari moves and incandescent performance with a Chevrolet price tag makes the Corvette C8 a hugely desirable sports car, one with mass appeal.”
Accessorizing is not just a great way to add convenience to your truck — it also helps to keep your ride feeling new. Whether you’ve got a newer or older model, accessories make your truck stand out and feel more like your own. And when it comes to Chevy truck accessories, you’ve got a lot of options. Here are a few of the ones we like the most.
Premium all-weather floor liners
These beautiful floor liners are easy to clean and protect your truck from the elements. If you have kids or go on a lot of weekend adventures, this accessory is a must-have.
Performance air intake
This accessory reduces intake restrictions, giving your engine more air to mix with fuel — and thus more power. The Colorado and Silverado 1500 don’t exactly need more power, but it never hurts to have a little extra.
Various bed accessories
There are so many good Chevy truck bed accessories that we can’t pick just one. From tonneau covers to tailgate liners and bed mats, it’s easier than ever to protect your bed and its contents — and to do it in style.
Spring rain is on its way to Florida. To maximize your visibility and stay safe on the road, it’s essential to have well-maintained windshield wipers. Here’s a look at the signs that it’s time to replace your vehicle’s wiper blades.
A good set of windshield wipers should be relatively quiet. If they’re damaged, they’ll squeak, stutter, stall, or vibrate when in use.
Worn-out wipers will leave grimy streaks on the glass, limiting your visibility. They may also fail to clear away water in those spots.
Check your service records
Even if your car’s wiper blades aren’t showing these signs, it’s a good idea to consider the last time they were changed. Florida’s intense sun and precipitation can cause wiper blades to wear out more quickly than the typically recommended service interval suggests.
Helping wiper blades last longer
To get more service out of your car’s windshield wipers, consider these pointers. If you’ve got tough debris, like dried-on dead bugs or bird droppings, consider scrubbing them off with a squeegee instead of using the wipers. And to protect the rubber or silicone wipers from dry rotting, park in the garage or in the shade.
Need help getting your vehicle ready for inclement weather? Bring it in for a checkup at Greenwood Chevrolet in Ft. Meade, Florida.
IIHS requires Top Safety Pick+ vehicles to earn Good ratings in six crash tests, at least an Acceptable headlight rating, and Advanced or Superior ratings for front crash prevention. The Trailblazer, a versatile compact crossover SUV designed for both off-roading prowess and sporty road performance, received nearly perfect scores.
This is partly thanks to its standard Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking systems, which are part of the Chevy Safety Assist suite of advanced safety features. Forward Collision Alert received the highest Superior score, while Front Pedestrian Detection earned an Advanced rating.
The Trailblazer comes with several other standard safety features too, including Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers avoid drifting out of their lane. IntelliBeam®, a feature that toggles high beams on and off depending on traffic, and Following Distance Indicator are also standard.
With an available hands-free liftgate, smart cargo management, available AWD, and super versatile performance, the Chevy Trailblazer is one of the most capable and reliable compact SUVs on the market. The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation gives drivers even more peace of mind when it comes to this stylish, performance-driven SUV.
To experience the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer for yourself, stop in for a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.