Chevrolet Suburban — A big SUV for big needs

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 27, 2022) The Chevrolet Suburban has been an incredible people and cargo hauler for generations — it came on the scene in 1934 as a 1935 model — and it has grown into the epitome of the ultimate go-anywhere family hauler. Now with three powerful engines and six trim levels to fit the needs and pocketbooks of buyers the 12th generation Suburban is in a class by itself.

Chevrolet Silverado Limited LTZ — With impressive diesel inlinel six

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(February 6, 2022) When Chevrolet reworked its top-selling Silverado pickup in 2019 it did a lot of good things to keep the Chevy faithful in the fold while attracting new buyers to the brand — upgrading the truck with a new body and frame, creating 20 percent more cargo space, increasing maximum payload capacity by 14 percent, upping max towing capacity by 5 percent, and creating user-friendly gauges and controls.

Chevrolet Corvette — Supercar performance at an amazing price photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It was the shortest week of 2020 — the week we lived with the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. Time seemed to slip away as we created little windows of opportunity to get behind the wheel, take pictures, answer dozens of questions from onlookers, and give at least a half dozen rides. Since it showed up in 1953, the Corvette has been the number one aspired-to vehicle in America. No different for this reinterpretation of the all-American sports car.

Chevrolet Tahoe — Bigger and better

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It's been more than a quarter century since the Chevrolet Tahoe entered the marketplace, a full-sized truck-based rear-drive sport utility vehicle that became an instant hit along with its GMC Yukon sibling. The Tahoe is still very much alive in our new age of car-based crossovers — and the all-new 2021 Tahoe should insure that it will continue as one of the best-selling SUVs on the U.S market.

Chevrolet Blazer — Attractive mid-size crossover photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Every mainstream automaker is adding hot-selling crossover SUVs to their lineups with sizes ranging from sub-compact to full-sized. Chevrolet is a good example. For 2021 it has added the sub-compact Trailblazer on the heels of the mid-sized two-row Blazer in 2019 resurrecting the name first used on the truck-based Blazer in 1969, and retired in 2005.  The addition of the new Blazer gives Chevrolet six sport utility vehicles for 2021 ranging in size from the small Trailblazer to the huge truck-based Suburban.

Chevy Silverado 2500 Z71 — Making a bold statement photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

This is the golden age for heavy duty pickup trucks. The big three — Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, Ram and Ford F-Series — all have new and enticing vehicles. And all come with prodigious amounts of towing and hauling capability together with all the modern comforts and technology found in luxury vehicles. While there are slight differences in maximum towing capability, engine sizes, safety technology, interior design and features, and overall ride and handling — the preference for a new heavy duty truck probably depends more on loyalty.

2020 Corvette convertible

INDIANAPOLIS — I was getting out of the car at my hair stylists’ place when she walked out and screamed, “You have got to be kidding me!”  She thought I was driving a Ferrari.  I said, “What?  It’s the new Corvette!”  She took a long walk around, looked at me and said, “Yeah, I can see that.”  And, that’s the beauty of the 2020 Corvette Convertible. Its exotic looks derive from the engine’s change of latitude from the nose to behind the seats — a move to enhance handling and acceleration, but also freed designers to change the car’s proportions. 

2021 Chevy Trailblazer

PHOENIX — For the 2021 model year, Chevrolet has resurrected yet another name from the past, this time the Trailblazer. But rather than the truck-based utility vehicle that was available from 2001 through 2009, the new Trailblazer is a very different vehicle that’s much smaller and slots between the larger Chevy Equinox and smaller Trax. The only thing it shares with the old Trailblazer is the name. Also know, this is not a derivative model of the mid-sized Chevrolet Blazer that’s larger and was an all-new model for 2019.

Chevrolet Bolt — Outstanding range photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(August 2, 2020) If you have decided it's time to purchase an electric car and you are shopping the ever-growing array of increasingly affordable vehicles, one of the EVs that's a must for your shopping list is the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt. The small hatchback has numerous desirable attributes including a 259-mile range on a single charge and a starting price of less than $40,000.

Chevy Traverse High Country — Moving on up photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 24, 2020) The large three-row Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV shed its minivan persona with the introduction of the second-generation in 2018, and now in the third year of the second iteration the 2020 Traverse continues with one of the roomiest third-row seats in the industry together with a segment-leading 23 cubic feet of luggage space behind the three rows. At the same time, it's capable of towing 5,000 pounds and carrying 98.5 cubic feet of cargo with all seats folded — four more cubic feet than the truck-based Chevy Tahoe.