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2020 Chevrolet Lineup Features Bold Color Options

A red 2020 Chevrolet Blazer - El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, TX

Many Americans view their cars as basic transportation and not much more. However, some of us love our cars and feel they are an extension of our personalities. One great way to express yourself with your car is by choosing a bold exterior color, and the 2020 Chevrolet lineup has great colors to choose from.

If you like the sharp, sophisticated Blazer, get a cool color to match. The bold Red Hot will turn heads, while the Bright Blue Metallic can help cool things down. Another popular SUV is the Equinox. It comes in daring colors like Cayenne Orange Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic, and Chocolate Metallic.

You can go electric with the innovative Chevrolet Bolt. Along with its estimated 259-mile electric driving range, it offers you an impressive rainbow of interesting colors to choose from.* The Oasis Blue, Cayenne Orange Metallic, and Kinetic Blue Metallic are some of the eclectic choices.

The powerful Camaro and Corvette have some bold colors that match their high-speed performances. The Camaro is available in the premium colors of Shock and Crush, while the Corvette Stingray comes in bold colors like Elkhart Lake Blue, Rapid Blue, Accelerate Yellow, Long Beach Red Metallic, and Sebring Orange Tintcoat.

The Spark may be small, but it comes with some of the most unique colors including Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Caribbean Blue, and Orange Burst.

Contact El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas, to learn more about your color options for the 2020 Chevrolet lineup.

*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Which Chevy Models Offer Sunroofs?

A man driving the Chevrolet Blazer, on sale at El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, TX

One of the best ways to enjoy the warm spring air, take in the stars, or feel the sun’s rays is to open the sunroof and go for a ride. If you don’t have a sunroof, you’re missing out on a life-changing experience. Chevy understands how a sunroof can improve your drive, so a variety of their Chevy models offer sunroofs.

One of the top Chevy panoramic sunroofs is offered on the two-row Chevy Blazer. This model has a sunroof as an available standalone option on the 3LT, RS, and Premier trims. This power sunroof will help to provide a healthy dose of fresh air and sunlight.

Looking for added elegance on a sedan? Consider the Chevy Malibu Premier. This high-end trim comes with a dual-pane power sunroof to create an entirely new atmosphere while you’re on the road. Plus, it pairs well with premium interior trim and a smart 8-inch touch screen infotainment system.

The Chevy Suburban is a truly legendary SUV, and the 2020 model year is no different. In addition to a distinguished exterior design, capable powertrain, and spacious interior with seating for up to nine people, the 2020 Suburban also comes with an available power sunroof — which is ideal for getting a breath of fresh air.

Check out the sunroofs on the Chevy Blazer, Malibu Premier, and Suburban at El Dorado Chevrolet.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox and 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Differences

2019 Chevrolet Blazer in McKinney, TX
Pictured: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

If you’re looking to purchase a new Chevrolet SUV this year, it’s likely you’re considering either the Equinox or the Blazer. While each of these models is a solid, family-friendly option, the right fit for you really depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s a look at the major 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and 2019 Chevrolet Blazer differences.

Interior Space

As you might expect because of its larger size, the Blazer provides more room for passengers and cargo. It can haul a maximum of 64.2 cubic feet of cargo and offers 108 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Equinox, on the other hand, offers 63.9 cubic feet and 100 cubic feet, respectively.

Power & Efficiency

Depending on whether you want extra power or better fuel efficiency, either of these models can suffice. The Equinox has better gas mileage because of its lighter frame, offering up to 39 mpg on the highway when equipped with its 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine.* The Blazer’s best efficiency rating is 27 mpg on the highway.**

When it comes to capability, the Blazer is better off than the Equinox. That’s because of its more powerful engine. The Blazer can tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped, while the Equinox can go up to 3,500 pounds.

Whether you decide on the 2019 Equinox or 2019 Blazer, we have both options available here at El Dorado Chevrolet.

*EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.

**EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway MPG for 2.5L FWD engine and 20 city/26 highway for 3.6L FWD engine.

New Camaro SS Design Premieres at the SEMA Show

2019 Camaro Coupe SS

Chevy will premiere a new car at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, the 2019 Camaro with a Shock yellow exterior. This color will be showcased on the Camaro SS, a special high-performance model with a set of expanded features. The new SS highlights the latest in Chevy engineering and design.

According to Chevrolet, the Camaro SS design comes with an expanded portfolio of accessories and performance parts, including a black-wing spoiler, a carbon-fiber insert, black badging, cold-air induction, and RECARO® performance seats. There are also Brembo® brakes to improve stopping power.  Perhaps best of all, the sharp new Shock yellow exterior will make a statement wherever you go.

“There’s a fresh look for the 2019 Camaro, which is restyled, reinvigorated and offers more choices and new technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. “It’s the perfect canvas for personalization, and the new Shock color and available accessories demonstrate only some of the possibilities customers have to make the Camaro entirely theirs.”

What are some other highlights on the Camaro besides the new color? There’s an all-new Turbo 1LE model to add to the performance lineup, new wheels, upgraded infotainment, and a new available Forward Collision Alert system.

Stop by El Dorado Chevy to test-drive the 2019 Camaro SS for yourself.

Differences Between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Are you planning to purchase a new Chevrolet pickup truck but unsure which model is the best choice for you? Two of the most popular options are the 2018 Silverado 1500 and 2018 Colorado. To help you out, we’ve detailed the key differences between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.

Size and Capability

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is larger than the Colorado, which means it can haul heavier objects. If there is a lot of towing in your pickup future, you will likely prefer the Silverado 1500 over the Colorado: The 2018 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds while the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. If a smaller truck is more your style, however, the Colorado is still a strong choice, with its best-in-class tow rating.

Fuel Economy

Due to its smaller size, the Colorado is the more efficient of the two. It achieves up to an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway  with a 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, when equipped with two-wheel drive and an automatic six-speed transmission.* The Silverado 1500 is still efficient in its larger segment, however, achieving a best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon on the highway.**

Stop by El Dorado Chevy to test-drive the capable 2018 Silverado 1500 for yourself.

*https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2018_Chevrolet_Colorado.shtml

**EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/24 highway with 5.3L V8 eAssist (2WD).

Which Is Right for Me? Differences Between the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark

When you’re shopping for a small car to help you get through your daily commute, Chevrolet is the place to look. Why? Because it has not one, but two subcompact car options that are sure to meet your needs. Below, we delve into the 2018 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark differences to help you decide which vehicle is the right fit for you.

Performance

2018 Chevrolet Spark
2018 Chevrolet Spark

If you like having engine options to choose from, then the 2018 Sonic is there for you. This small car comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder EcoTec engine that puts out 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. A 1.4-liter EcoTec turbo engine is also available, which gets the same horsepower but increases the torque to 148 lb-ft. The 1.8-liter engine has an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 28-29 mpg combined, depending on the configuration. For the 1.4-liter engine, this number rises to 30-32 mpg combined.*

On the other hand, the 2018 Spark offers a single engine option with plenty of pep. Its 1.4-liter four-cylinder EcoTec engine gets 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque, while also getting an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined.** While it’s not the most powerful option in its segment, it’s fuel efficiency makes it a great choice, especially if you have a long commute.

Features

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
2018 Chevrolet Sonic

Both of these vehicles come standard with an array of top-notch features, so your choice really depends on what you’re looking for. The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is standard on the base models, giving you access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, along with OnStar 4G LTE WiFi. They also both have a standard rearview camera. The Sonic does offer active safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning on more of its trim levels, though.

Test drive both models for yourself when you stop by El Dorado Chevy for a visit.

*EPA estimate for Sonic with available 1.4L turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual transmission.

**EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/39 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission.

4 Best Chevy Vehicles for Families

2018 Chevrolet Equinox in McKinney, TX

Chevrolet prides itself on its wide range of vehicles, from the durable Chevrolet Silverado (great for the jobsite) to the super fast Chevrolet Corvette (great for the track). But perhaps Chevy’s greatest strength is in its family vehicles. These are four of the best Chevy vehicles for families, available now at El Dorado Chevrolet:

  1. Chevrolet Equinox: Though compact, this SUV is plenty roomy for small families with 63.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. It’s also highly efficient for families on a budget: The new turbo-diesel engine yields up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway.*
  2. Chevrolet Bolt: Speaking of efficient, the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt is Chevy’s economy EV. The Bolt offers incredible eco-friendly tech—it can go 238 miles on a single charge and can charge to a 90-mile range in just 30 minutes with DC Fast Charging.
  3. Chevrolet Traverse: The Traverse offers best-in-class max cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet and boasts up to 14 available advanced safety features, such as Forward Collision Alert and the Rear Vision Camera.
  4. Chevrolet Suburban: Chevy’s largest SUV offers incredible towing (up to 8,300 pounds) for family camping or boating trips. It also offers plenty of room for family members and their luggage with 121.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Stop by El Dorado Chevrolet to test drive one or more of these family-friendly models that are sure to make each drive a bit more pleasant.

*EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.