2015 Chevrolet Colorado Will Lead Midsize Pickup Segment in Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy and Payload

2015 Colorado

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. No competitor in the segment offers more payload capacity than the Colorado.

The all-new midsize truck, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, for a combined 22 mpg rating overall.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is outfitted with 4WD will have EPA-estimated 19 city mpg and 25 mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, giving Colorado segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for a four-cylinder models with automatic transmissions. With the 3.6L V-6 engine, payload rating for the Colorado is 1,590 pounds.

“Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado’s long list of segment leads,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It shows once again how the midsize segment can benefit from a fresh competitor offering the latest technologies.”

2015 Chevrolet Colorado fuel economy 

Engine Transmission Drive EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
City Combined Highway
200-hp 2.5L I-4 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing 6-speed automatic 2wd 20 22 27
4×4 19 21 25
6-speed manual 2wd 19 22 26

 “The fuel economy is just one of the many features that make the Colorado desirable by Corry, Warren and Titusville-area drivers,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2015 Colorado gives capability, strength and confidence that come with owning one of the larger models.”

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado began shipping to dealers last week. For the 2016 model year, Colorado will add a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel to the engine lineup. Technical details and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

With the introduction of Colorado, Chevrolet will offer customers more pickup choices than any other brand, including midsize, full-size light duty and heavy-duty pickups.

 

About: Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

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Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick offer pickup with most awards in the industry 

Since its launch in mid-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado has been impressing Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY arearesidents and the critics alike. So much so, that fans and critics alike have given the 2014 Silverado more awards than any other pickup truck in the industry.

Both light- and heavy-duty models have taken no less than 14 awards for 2014, including the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award presented by the North American International Auto Show.

More importantly – and possibly even more impressive – is the amount of awards that were awarded to Silverado as a direct result of the interest and admiration of potential Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY buyers. These include the Edmunds.com Most Popular Vehicle award, which is given to the vehicle in each segment whose research pages are visited the most by Edmunds.com visitors.

Probably most impactful to Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s customers, and their wallets, is the various awards given to the Silverado for its low cost of ownership. Kelley Blue Book named the Silverado 1500 in the top ten vehicles in its Best Resale Value Awards across all segments, and the Silverado contributed to Vincentric naming Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America.

These awards are largely due to Silverado’s innovative technologies tailored to the way customers use full-size pickups, providing the power, efficiency, refinement and dependability they expect from their trucks, such as:

  • EcoTec3 engines that provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capability, without the cost and complexity of turbocharging
  • High-strength steel that makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter, yet can take the pounding of towing, hauling and off-road operation, year after year
  • The strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
  • New interiors featuring ample storage, multiple power and USB connections and available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink, which provides powerful connectivity for work or family with simple, intuitive controls.

Chevrolet Silverado Named Lowest Cost to Own Pickup

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Award contributes to Chevrolet being named Best Value Truck Brand

Chevrolet has been named the Best Value Truck Brand in America, according to data analysis firm Vincentric. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD also won the Vincentric Best Value in America award, and the Silverado family of full-size pickups boasts the lowest cost to own in this segment. The national recognition means something for local drivers, as well. Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY-area residents may be happy to discover that they could save money over the long run by owning a Silverado.

“The average truck should be able to stand the test of time for more than a decade,” said Robert Crotty at Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The Vicentric award affirms to truck lovers in the Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area that the Silverado provides customers with the expected reliability that should come with a vehicle of this caliber.”

Vincentric analyzes a vehicle’s cost-of-ownership through eight different measures: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. Vincentric awards the Best Value in America Award using an analysis comparing ownership costs to a vehicle’s market price.

Silverado is the most dependable, longest lasting pickup on the road. It offers the best pickup coverage in America, including 2-year/24,000 mile recommended scheduled maintenance and a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
About:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them. We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value. All backed by our award winning service department. Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

 

2014 Silverado is Most Corrosion-Resistant Chevrolet Truck

Months of proving ground testing equivalent to 10 years on the road

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been designed to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever. The use of improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing, help minimize deterioration over time.

More than half of light-duty pick-up trucks on Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY-area roads are now 11 years or older. To help build on the Chevrolet Silverado’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup, engineers designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever.

The 2014 Silverado, now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, starts with zinc-coated (galvanized) steel for the roof and all body panels except the hood, which is made of an aluminum alloy that reduces weight and provides corrosion resistance. At every step of the design and manufacture of the new Silverado, materials and production processes were selected to help minimize deterioration over time.

“Silverado’s new corrosion resistant design gives area drivers protection against the elements – dirt, gravel and weather related,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2014 Silverado is Chevrolet’s strongest and most reliable truck yet, and the added corrosion protection measures ensure the truck will continue to meet the customers’ needs throughout its life.”

Additional 2014 improvements over previous models include:

  • All new body structures designed to minimize the potential for corrosion
  • Improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing help keep the joints of the truck dry, discouraging deterioration that might occur from moisture
  • Extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection that enhances the truck’s appearance and lengthens the life of underbody components
  • Anti-chip protection on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel

The effectiveness of these changes was borne out during extensive proving ground testing at exposure levels higher than most drivers ever experience. The months of accelerated testing these trucks undergo is equivalent to more than 10 years on the road.

Post-test evaluations of the trucks, including the search for and elimination of corrosion even on areas of parts customers never see, helps ensure the overall vehicle performance.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick:
Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

All New 2014 Silverado Now Available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

New pickup delivers power, efficiency and value for Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY drivers
2014 Silverado

New from hood to hitch, the 2014 Silverado 1500 is engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable than ever before for Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area drivers

Among the hundreds of improvements, large and small, are:

  • A trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines, a V-6 and two V-8s
  • A stronger, quieter and more comfortable cab
  • A refined new interior with features and connectivity tailored to the needs of truck customers
    • Revised steering, suspension and brakes for improved ride and handling
    • Ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed

Base prices for the Silverado 1500 – regular cab, double cab, and crew cab – carry over from 2013. Corry-area buyers of all 2014 Silverado 1500s also will receive a standard scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Silverado crew cabs with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 arrived at Chevrolet dealers in May. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for crew cabs start at $32,710, including a $995 destination freight charge – the same as the 2013 model.

The crew cab will be joined this summer by a regular cab model and a new double cab Silverado, which replaces the extended cab. Also available this summer will be an all-new EcoTec3 V-6 with the most torque and highest towing rating of any standard V-6.

Coming later in 2013 are an all-new 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8, engineered to raise the bar for premium truck engines, and the High Country, a rugged, luxurious Silverado tailored to the growing market for high-end pickups.

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Corry, Erie, and Warren Area Drivers Take Advantage of the Best Pickup Coverage in America

Chevrolet is offering two year scheduled maintenance with the purchase of 2013 Silverado 


The Chevrolet Silverado is known for being tough and has been engineered to last, and now, Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area 2013 Silverado owners will receive a higher level of coverage.

Crotty Chevrolet Buick is now offering their customers the best pickup coverage in America. The program covers standard scheduled maintenance costs for two years or 24,000 mile scheduled maintenance – whichever comes first – for all 2013 Silverado 1500s sold between March 1 and April 30, 2013.

“The scheduled maintenance is just one in a long line of the benefits of buying a 2013 Silverado 1500,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Silverado has the lowest cost of ownership and continues to be rated as the most dependable, longest-lasting pickup on the road.”

The scheduled maintenance services will be provided by the Silverado experts in Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s service department, using only manufacturer-recommended parts. It also includes:

  • ACDelco dexos1® oil and ACDelco Oil Filter Change
  • 4-wheel Tire Rotation
  • 27-Point Vehicle Inspection (MPVI)

The scheduled maintenance program provides Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown, NY area drivers with a great added value and increased peace-of-mind. More information is available at www.CrottyChevy.com

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About Crotty Chevrolet

Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

 

Corry, Erie and Warren PA Drivers Save Big During Chevy Truck Month

February a great time to get a deal on a Chevrolet Silverado, Traverse, Suburban or Tahoe 

February is Chevy Truck Month, and during the entire month Corry, Erie and Warren PA  customers can purchase a Chevrolet pickup truck or SUV, from Crotty Chevrolet Buick, for a great deal.

Chevrolet has the best line of trucks and SUVs on the market.  The Silverado offers Corry, Erie, and Warren, PA drivers the power and reliability of a V8 engine, with the fuel-efficiency of a V6. As one of the longest-lasting trucks on the road, the Silverado is as reliable as they come. Crotty Chevrolet Buick also has the crossover SUV, the Chevrolet Traverse, in stock – or if drivers need more power and space, the Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe.

“Chevrolet’s current lineup is the best in history,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Chevy Truck Month is the time to buy your next pickup truck or SUV at Crotty Chevrolet Buick. Corry, Warren and Erie, PA area drivers have until Feb. 28 to get some of the best deals on full size trucks and SUVs.”

Crotty Chevrolet Buick will be holding celebratory events all month long. Be sure to visit www.CrottyChevy.com for more information.

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Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.


 

High-Strength Steels Help Create Tough New 2014 Silverado

Adds structural strength without increasing weight on built-to-last full-size pickups


Full-size pickups are unique. Their owners routinely use them in ways that would horrify most car owners.  They pull heavy trailers thought the mountains, haul tools and supplies down washboard gravel roads, and slog through mud and muck on farms and construction sites. And trucks are expected to perform these tasks for years on end, with a minimum of repairs.

To help the new 2014 Silverado  measure up to these tasks, engineers chose high-strength steels for the backbone of the new trucks – the fully boxed frames and the structure of the cabs that carry and protect the occupants.

“Chevy owners use their trucks for earning a living and taking care of their families,” said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.  “To meet the needs of these hard-working men and women, Chevrolet chose high-strength steels for the key structural elements of the 2014 Silverado. That reduces the weight of these components without sacrificing the toughness and durability customers count on.”

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Chevrolet Pickups 101: Alphabet Soup of Acronyms

Explaining the GVWRs, the SRWs and the DRWs

Nearly every Chevrolet full-size pickup owner has a unique use for his or her truck. And considering the Chevrolet Silverado’s 19 different cab and box combinations, the veritable alphabet soup of models practically has its own language of acronyms.

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Chevrolet Silverado Has Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

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The Chevrolet Silverado has the lowest total cost of ownership of any full-size pickup in the U.S. retail market, according to the automotive data compilation and analysis firm Vincentric,

“We know from talking to our truck customers that they expect their vehicles to work hard for them for several years, and the less money they have to spend on routine maintenance, repairs and other operating costs, the more they can invest in their businesses and lives,” said John Crotty, Owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “There are nearly 10 million Silverado full-size pickups on the road today – a true testament to their reliability and operating efficiency,”

The Vincentric recognition shows that Silverado full-size pickups have the segment’s lowest combined ownership costs, which include items such as cost of depreciation, insurance, financing, repairs, fuel, fees and maintenance.

“For several years running, the Silverado has performed well in our analysis,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric.  “With low depreciation, maintenance and fuel costs, it’s no wonder why the Silverado leads the segment with the lowest cost of ownership.”

About Vincentric

Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, AOL, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Kiplinger.com, Business Fleet Magazine, Volvo, NADA Guides, and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.