Long-lasting durability and proven reliability go hand-in-hand when it comes to Chevy models. The brand has stood the test of time and continues to innovate with new and updated vehicles every year. With a rich and storied history propelling them to even greater heights, Chevy can always stand tall in the eyes of everyone within the automotive industry.
At McCluskey Chevy, we support the legendary Chevy brand because they’ve shown their commitment over the years to providing us with the best and most affordable cars and trucks out there. With a full modern lineup of vehicles to choose from, the options are endless for today’s consumers.
Originally founded in 1911 as the Chevrolet Motor Company by race car driver Louis Chevrolet and other co-founders, Chevy is now well over 100 years old. The famous “bowtie” emblem that Chevy is known for is almost as old as the company itself, having first appeared in 1914. It wasn’t until 2004, though, that one form of the bowtie, the gold version you see today, was placed on all Chevy models.
Today, Chevy is known as a classic American car company, and its vehicles can be found worldwide. If you want a bit of that classic American spirit, then you’d have to look no further than taking a Chevy out for a drive. Whether it’s a car, truck, or SUV is completely up to you.
You can imagine that in the course of a car company existing for more than 100 years, there will have been many vehicles produced along the way. The good people at Chevy may not have known it at the time, but they were creating vehicles that would one day be considered classics in the automotive world. Today, we’re proud to look back at many of the classic Chevy models from years ago, many of which are still being produced today.
The Chevy Impala first rolled off production lines in 1957, and it’s still being produced today. It’s a full-size sedan that has always been known as an affordable yet dependable vehicle. While your modern Impala may look a lot different than your classic 1950s models, it still has that same spirit it started with. It is meant to get you and the family around town in a reliable fashion, with plenty of space for luggage and cargo in the back.
Although not quite as old as the Impala, the Malibu still has quite a lengthy timeline. The first model year was 1964, and it is currently being produced today. Chevy’s mid-size sedan draws its name from the dreamy coastal area of Malibu, California, where you can imagine driving around in a classic two-door coupe Malibu configuration. Over the years, the Malibu has gone from a premium sedan with either four-door or two-door configurations to a modern, four-door mid-size sedan with enough trim levels to satisfy any consumer.
A true American classic, the Corvette, or 'Vette, was first produced in 1953 and is still being produced today. While most Corvette drivers aren’t necessarily headed to the race track, it is definitely a sports car with its sleek design and incredible performance numbers. The iconic front engine placement was recently changed to a mid-engine configuration with the new 2020 models. To give you an idea of what a Corvette is capable of, just know that the new 2020 Corvette Stingray, when properly configured, can hit 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.
The Camaro is another familiar name among Chevy models, as it’s also a classic sports car like the Corvette. Starting with a 1967 model, the Camaro has seen a near-unbroken run of production since its debut, with just a small gap in the early 2000s between the fourth- and fifth-generation models. While the Corvette and Camaro may both be sports cars made by Chevy, they are actually quite different. The modern Corvette more resembles a high-end luxury supercar, and feels that way too, while the modern Camaro presents itself as an affordable, stylish, and very athletic car that still wouldn’t feel out of place as a commuter.
The Chevy Suburban has been in continuous production since 1934, which is a true testament to how popular this full-size SUV has been for many, many years. Today’s modern Suburban may look completely different than the 1930s Chevy model, but the general gist is the same. You can fit everyone and everything and still have a very comfortable ride. Plus, it looks pretty great, too.
While the Silverado name is popular today, it seems to have barely been around at all when you compare it to other classic Chevy vehicles. First appearing in 1999, the Silverado came out a lot later than say, the Suburban. Chevy trucks, though, have long been mainstays of the Chevy brand and are one of the most consistently sold of all Chevy models. Before the Silverado was an American gem, you could find Chevy pickups like the C/K series that ranged as far back as 1959. If nothing else, the extremely popular Silverado just built upon its durable predecessors.
The 2020 Chevy Trax is the smallest of the SUVs Chevrolet builds. The small crossover isn't small on performance, though. With plenty of room for five passengers, you'll max out at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. Plus, for when you need some extra traction on the roadway, you'll love the all-wheel-drive feature, as well as the 48.4 cubic feet of max cargo space.
The Chevy Trax comes in a number of trims, including the base LS, the LT (which adds roof rack side rails and cruise control), and the Premier, which features leatherette seating, a power sunroof, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels.
Perhaps you'd like a bit more space inside your Chevy SUV, but you still don't want to go all the way into the world of full-size sport utility vehicles. You'll want to check out the 2020 Equinox. This crossover gives you the same five-passenger seating and 26 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway as the Trax. However, it increases the max cargo up to 63.9 cubic feet. You can also tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is a solid feature when you want to be able to tow a moving trailer, a small pop-up camper, or other gear you may need to move.
The Equinox comes with two engine options. There is a 1.5L Turbo engine and a 2.0L Turbo, which is what gives you the 260 lb-ft of torque needed to tow 3,500 pounds.
The Equinox comes as a base L trim. The LS upgrades to include LED daytime running lamps as well as several internal tech updates. The Premier package uses 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free power liftgate, and leather-appointed seats with driver memory.
We were beyond happy to see the return of the Chevy Blazer. There's just something about the name "Blazer" that is pure Chevy. Well, the updated 2020 model offers room for five passengers, while upping the cubic feet slightly from the Equinox to 64.2 cubic feet. You also can tow up to 4,500 pounds, which is an outstanding towing number for a vehicle of its size.
This Blazer comes with three engine options. There is the Ecotec 2.5L engine, which will give you up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Then there is the 2.0L Turbo, which churns out 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. You can also spring for the 3.6L V6, which produces 308 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The L trim is the base and comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The 1LT comes with several subtle interior updates, while the 2LT comes standard with the 2.0L turbo engine with the 3.6L as an option. The 3LT updates the interior seating to leather while the RS comes standard with the 3.6L V6. The Premier trim package offers 20-inch wheels (with optional 21-inch wheels).
The 2020 Traverse is right in the sweet spot for Chevy SUVs. It's in the middle between the smaller crossovers and the larger full-size SUVs. With the Traverse, you can seat up to eight passengers (based on the trim and options). You can also tow up to 5,000 pounds and have a maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. And despite all the size and performance features, you can still hit up to 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
The L is the standard base trim for the Chevy Traverse. It comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and Rear Vision Camera. The LS trim tints the windows, gives you slightly different wheels, and upgrades the lights to LED daytime running lights and HID headlamps. There are two LT versions, which is the LT Cloth, and the second is the LT Leather. Each comes with seating for 7 or 8 passengers. The RS trim gives you 20-inch Dark Android-painted aluminum wheels plus HD Surround Vision and a Rear Camera Mirror. The Premier trim has a heated steering wheel and heated second-row captain's chairs, plus wireless charging for your mobile devices.
The Tahoe is one of our favorites here at McCluskey Chevy. Of course, it's one of the favorite SUVs in the country as it is the best-selling full-size SUV out there. It has seating for up to 9 passengers (yup, 9!) and comes with an available 6.2L V8, so you'll have the power for whatever you need to get done. With the available 6.2 V8, you'll have 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque at your disposal (all of which allows you to tow up to 8,600 pounds).
The LS is the base package for the Tahoe. It comes with a 5.3L V8 engine as standard, plus fold-flat second and third rows. The LT comes with added security and safety features, plus a power liftgate that you can program the height for. The Premier comes with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, plus 20-inch wheels and front and rear park assist.
And here's the legend among legends—the Chevy Suburban. With seating for up to nine passengers, you'll have a max cargo space of 121.7 cubic feet. You can also opt for the available 6.2L V8. The V8 offers you the same spec numbers as the 6.2L V8 in the Tahoe. It also allows you to tow up to 8,300 pounds. So both the Tahoe and Suburban can tow more than many trucks out there.
The LS entry trim comes with the standard 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine, plus an 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. The LT features Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, plus leather-appointed seats. The Premier trim lets you spring for the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. It also comes with 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, plus front and rear park assist and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert safety driving features.
The Chevy Colorado might be smaller than the full-size Silverado, but it isn't small on performance. This is one truck that can still deliver where it counts. With max towing of 7,700 pounds, an available max payload of 1,578 pounds, and max cargo space of 49.9 cubic feet, the Colorado might be smaller in stature, but it is big in performance specs. All of this and your fuel economy can hit 20 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
As you might expect, there are a number of engine options available on the Chevy Colorado. You can opt for the 2.5L I4 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. This is the base engine, but you can upgrade it to one of the two other engines. There is an available 3.6L V6, which provides best-in-class 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Or, if you're interested in hitting that max towing number, there is the available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine that gives you 369 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
There are plenty of trim opportunities for you. Many of these trims also come with different cabin and bed sizes. So if you want to customize your truck even further, you likely can. The Base model Colorado uses a 6-speed automatic transmission, CornerStep rear bumper, and the 2.5L direct-injection I4 engine. Next is the WT (Work Truck). You can upgrade to the 3.6L V6 if you want, and it offers dual rear seats with under-seat storage.
The LT gives you everything the WT offers plus body-color rear bumper, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System plus 8-inch touch-screen, and an HD Rear Vision Camera. The Z71 builds on the LT, giving you an improved Off-Road suspension package with automatic locking rear differentials, plus 17-inch painted wheels and all-terrain tires.
Lastly, there is the ZR2. This Colorado is significantly more aggressive in its stance and gives you an Off-Road Appearance Package, plus improved off-road suspension, increased ground clearance with a factory-installed lift, plus a Multimatic DSSV Damping System.
There's nothing like a full-size Chevy pickup. When you sit behind the wheel of a Chevy pickup, you're becoming part of Chevy history. Chevrolet and General Motors created the pickup, so every truck design you find anywhere in the world is all thanks to the Chevy bloodline. The Silverado though, is the pureblood descendant of the original truck that debuted over 100 years ago. A lot has changed in the 100 years, but what remains the same is Chevy's dedication to producing incredible, performance-driven trucks.
The Chevy Silverado comes with all kinds of performance features. You'll be able to tow up to 13,400 pounds, all while having up to 2,250 pounds of max payload in the bed. Want cargo space? You'll get 89.1 cubic feet of cargo space. So whether you want to top the bed off with a topper or you love the aesthetic of an open bed truck, there's just nothing like a Silverado.
All truck manufacturers will give you an engine choice. However, it's Chevy that gives you six engine choices. This includes the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel. This engine is going to give you 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque while using a 10-speed automatic transmission.
If you want to go small but powerful, there is a 2.7L Turbo that gives you 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque, all while using an 8-speed automatic transmission. Next up is the 4.3L V6. This EcoTec3 V6 offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.
Chevy also gives two different V8 options, so you can decide which V8 is right for you. There is a 5.3L V8 engine. The EcoTec3 V8 gives you 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The biggest of the big, though, is the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. With this bad boy, you'll net 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a 10-speed automatic transmission. It's also the engine that gives you best-in-class 13,400 max towing.
In terms of trim, the Work Truck is your base. It comes with a Durabed featuring 12 tie-downs, plus an easy to clean seats and rubberized floor. The Custom trim adds onto this, giving you a 7-inch color touch-screen, signature LED taillamps, plus 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. The Custom Trail Boss is next on the list and comes with a 2-inch factory suspension lift, which instantly gives you more height and ground clearance. It will feature the Z71 Off-Road Package, plus Autotrac 2-speed transfer case and 18-inch High Gloss Black-painted aluminum wheels.
The LT trim is the first to give you LED headlamps and LED signature daytime running lamps. The touch-screen is also upgraded to 8-inches.
The RST keeps the LED lighting configuration and offers keyless open and start, plus a body-color center bar, bumpers, and door handles. The LT Trail Boss is similar to the Custom Trail Boss in that it gives you a 2-inch factory suspension lift with the Z71 Off-Road package. It uses 18-inch High Gloss Black-painted aluminum wheels, plus leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote vehicle starter system, and all-weather floor liners.
The LTZ trim brings in a chrome grille and adds perforated leather-appointed front seating. The perforated leather helps avoid rips, cracks, and tears, which is important when you're going to be getting in and out of your truck. Lastly, the top-trim for the Chevy Silverado is the High Country. The High Country uses an exclusive grille and center bar, plus a 2-tone bronze and chrome finish for an extra bit of elegance. It uses an industry-first power-up/down tailgate, 20-inch painted-aluminum with machine face wheels, and high-intensity discharge LED headlamps.
With plenty of trims to choose from, there is one you'll absolutely love. Plus, there are add-on packages and performance features you can consider, many of which are based on the trim you go for.
If you're interested in the modern lineup of Chevy vehicles, swing by our dealership to check them out. Driving to our dealership has never been easier. If you’re coming from anywhere within Ohio, including Cincinnati, Dayton, or Columbus, the directions to McCluskey Chevy are a piece of cake.
From downtown Cincinnati, we’re only about 20 miles away, depending on which route you take. The most direct route from downtown will be heading east on 5th Street away from Fountain Square and taking the ramp onto I-71 N toward Columbus. After about 18 miles, you’ll take exit 19 for Mason Montgomery Rd toward Fields Ertel Rd. You’ll know you’re getting closer to the exit when you pass exit 17 and I-275. Take exit 19 and keep right at the fork, following signs for Mason Rd.
Take a left onto Mason Rd, passing Frisch’s Big Boy diner on your right, and then take a right onto Fields Ertel Rd. After a short distance, you’ll turn left onto Kings Automall Dr, which will then turn into Kings Auto Mall Rd, at which point you’ll want to turn right and you’ll see the dealership on your right after driving for a minute or two.
From Downtown Dayton, close to the Convention Center, you’ll want to head south on Ludlow St until you can merge onto US-35 W, and from there, you’ll merge onto I-75 S toward Cincinnati. If you pass over the river going south, you know you’re headed the right way. After about 24 miles, you’ll take exit 29 for OH-63, which you’ll continue on for about 3 miles, passing the Miami Valley Gaming Casino on your left. Then, turn right onto OH-741 S and continue for almost 6 miles where you’ll hook a left onto Kings Mills Rd, near a CVS. You’ll continue on Kings Mills for less than a mile until you can turn right to merge onto I-71 S toward Cincinnati.
You’ll be looking for exit 19, which is only about 5 miles down the highway, and you may even see the dealership on your left as you’re coming up to the exit. Turn left onto Mason Montgomery Rd and then take a left onto Fields Ertel Rd, passing Arby’s and McDonald’s on your right. A short distance down the road, you’ll take a left onto King’s Automall Dr and farther down, you’ll take a right onto King’s Auto Mall Rd. Shortly, you’ll see the dealership on your right.
From Columbus, it’s almost a straight shot down I-71 S toward Cincinnati, and then you’ll follow the same end directions shown right above as if you were coming from Dayton, starting at taking exit 19 off of I-71 S.
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