Chevy Corvette Named One of the Best Roadsters of 2022

2022 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Meade, FL

Regardless of its humble beginnings in 1953, the iconic Corvette now boasts itself as the longest-produced sports car. If you’ve seen or experienced the exhilarating drive that a Corvette offers, it shouldn’t surprise you that it was ranked a 9.1 overall on U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2022’s best roadsters.

U.S. News gave the Corvette a 9.4 performance score – and it’s no secret why. 2020 saw a complete redesign of the Corvette which turned it into a mid-engine sports car. The 6.2-liter V8 LT4 engine is now housed behind the passenger’s seats for increased aerodynamics and performance.

Pushing boundaries is light work for the LT4. A whopping 465 lb-ft of torque and 490 horsepower are routed to the rear wheels, allowing for 0-60 mph in under three exhilarating seconds. The Corvette also embraced an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission this year. Control of this is easily accessed on both the steering wheel and the center console.

The Z51 Performance Package enables even more track-ready capability. It includes handling aids such as stiffer suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential. Upgraded engine cooling and a performance exhaust allow the Corvette to reach its 194 mph track speed more efficiently.

Learn more about the Corvette and other Chevrolet classics from our expert associates at Greenwood Chevrolet in Ft. Meade, Florida.

5 Chevy Vehicles Receive 5-Star NHTSA Ratings

5 Chevy Vehicles Receive 5-Star NHTSA Ratings | Meade, FL

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.

Does Your Vehicle Need New Windshield Wipers?

Does Your Vehicle Need New Windshield Wipers? | Ft. Meade, FL

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.

Strange sounds

A good set of windshield wipers should be relatively quiet. If they’re damaged, they’ll squeak, stutter, stall, or vibrate when in use.

Streaks

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.

Chevrolet Introduces 2023 Corvette Z06 Supercar

Thanks to its thrilling performance, stunning looks, and high-performance engineering, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is truly an American supercar.

It sets itself apart from the Stingray on a number of fronts. It boasts unique fascias, aerodynamic carbon-fiber components, and a reconfigurable rear spoiler that’s designed to handle cornering. On top of that, it sports a wider stance and even more ways to customize its design. You’ll be able to pick from 12 eye-catching colors, along with six brake caliper colors, seven interior color choices, and a whole swath of seatbelt, seating, interior trim, and wheel options.

“This new Z06 was designed and engineered to set a higher bar with increased levels of craftsmanship, personalization and performance so customers can truly have their own bespoke performance car,” explained vice president of Chevrolet, Steve Hill.

With both precision engineering and an athletic design, it’s easy to see how the 2023 Corvette Z06 honors the nameplate’s legacy of racing. According to Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter, this supercar has been tested on world-famous tracks ranging from the Circuit of the Americas to Nurburgring all the way over in Germany.

Want to get your very own 2023 Corvette Z06? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida, to get your very own dream car.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Chevrolet Trailblazer Named an IIHS Top Pick+ | Fort Meade, FL

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization’s highest possible award.

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.

2022 Silverado Coming Soon to Greenwood Chevrolet

2022 Silverado Coming Soon to Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been a powerful, capable pickup truck. Now it’s getting even more impressive, thanks to the refreshed 2022 Silverado. This version features advanced technology options, improved towing capabilities, and sharply updated styling.

New for 2022, the Silverado receives an off-road ZR2 trim. The ZR2 comes loaded with features like Multimatic DSSV™ dampers, a tuned suspension, Terrain Mode with one-pedal rock crawl capabilities, and a skid plate package.

One of the most impressive available features on the 2022 Silverado is Super Cruise. This technology will be available on the High Country model and allows hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of freeways across North America.

The new standard engine on the 2022 Silverado is the 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine. This year, it has 20 percent more torque and has an improved maximum trailering rating of 9,500 pounds. Engineers improved its eight-speed automatic transmission with adjustments to the shifting schedule that make it smoother and more refined.

With an elevated exterior design, the 2022 Silverado will make a bold statement wherever it goes. All Silverado models feature a new front design with lower headlamps. Some models come with wing-shaped daytime running lights.

Design updates extend to the interior with new materials. The cabin is more spacious and has a more premium look and feel with its available, bold 13.4-inch touch screen. Vertical lines have been replaced with horizontal elements that have a floating feel. This helps the Silverado feel more spacious.

The 2022 Silverado will arrive this spring at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida. Until then, we’re here to answer any questions you have about this excitingly refreshed truck.

Tips for Traveling During the Holiday Season

Holiday Travel Tips | Fort Meade, FL

If you intend on traveling during the holiday season, it’s important to plan out your road trip so you better avoid traffic and enjoy the trip. Follow these travel trips so you can have a more stress-free road trip.

Plan around popular travel days

Unless you want to be stuck in traffic, you should attempt to avoid driving on popular travel days. For Thanksgiving, you should travel to your destination before Wednesday and head back home before Sunday to try to beat the crowds.

Set an early alarm

If you have a tight schedule around the holidays, you want to ensure you reach your destination on time. Set your alarm a bit early so you can get a head start on your drive and be less stressed about making a specific reservation or event.

Be prepared

The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination and realize you’ve forgotten something important in your home. Before embarking on your trip, compile a checklist of everything you need to bring on your trip. It’s also a good idea to fill your gas tank and fully charge your phone before driving.

We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season this year. Before traveling, stop by our dealership for necessary maintenance.

Welcome to Greenwood Chevrolet

The team at Greenwood Chevrolet would like to genuinely welcome you to our website! Here at Greenwood Chevrolet, we take pride in being a friendly, reliable resource for new Chevrolet vehicles and excellent CPO and used vehicles. We love serving our neighbors in the Ford Meade, Florida area and beyond. We are here six days a week to answer all of your vehicle buying, financing, and service questions.

Greenwood Chevrolet is your one stop shop for all things Chevy. Our lot includes the latest Chevrolet models, from spacious, comfortable SUVs to rugged, capable pickups. Our certified technicians are always ready to provide customized service for your Chevy vehicle.

We are always here to help you, and our blog is also designed to be a great resource for our customers. Here you can find information about the vehicles on the lot at Greenwood Chevrolet, as well as news about upcoming vehicles. We’ll provide posts on service tips and schedules, financing information, and ideas for how to make the most of the vehicle ownership experience. We welcome you to take time and look around the blog and website then pay a visit to Greenwood Chevrolet where we can help make the vehicle buying process less stressful and more enjoyable. Our team looks forward to meeting you!