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SUV Special Editions Continue to Break New Ground

The leaders in the full-size SUV market, the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, now have a new reason to attract performance-conscious consumers. With the Rally Sport Truck (RST) package, the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe are moving into a market where street performance is king. “Chevrolet has continually invested in Tahoe and Suburban, developing models with varying combinations of capability, technology and performance to meet the needs of different customers,” said Chevy truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. “The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along with the option of increased performance as well.” Be the first in line for a test drive of the new RST package when the 2018 SUVs arrive at Freeway Chevrolet this fall.

Performance Package Provides Power

All Tahoes and Suburbans equipped with the RST trim level will also offer a performance package that brings the power to back up the street look. The performance package features a 6.2L V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and active fuel management are three state-of-the-art technologies that ensure you’ll get the maximum performance and efficiency. Chevy has integrated the 6.2L engine with a new 10-speed automatic transmission that gets the most out of each rev cycle as you accelerate. Preliminary figures indicate the Tahoe RST will tow up to 8,400 pounds and be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

Magnetic Ride Control Reads the Road

If you choose a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe RST with the performance package, you’ll also receive magnetic ride control. This active suspension system reads every nook, bump and cranny in the road constantly, adjusting your dampers to improve body control and deliver a more comfortable ride. “When you want to hustle, it is incredibly fast, with significantly higher levels of acceleration, braking and road-holding grip,” Chevy chief engineer Eric Stanczak said. “When you want to relax, it is very refined, with exceptional ride comfort and interior quietness.”

Tahoe, Suburban Tops in Sales

The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban far and away lead the full-size SUV market, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all sales. With plenty of interior room, loads of power and a truck toughness that doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to comfort, the Tahoe and Suburban are poised to be the market leaders for a long time to come. Almost 80 percent of Tahoe and Suburban owners buy the same model when its time to get a new vehicle. See why customers keep coming back for more when you inspect the Tahoe and Suburban inventory at Freeway Chevrolet.

Consumer Reports, one of the most trusted advocates for retail buyers, has added both the Chevy Impala and Cruz to its list of 10 Top Picks for 2017. The full-size Impala sedan has “roomy, supportive seats” and handling that is “responsive and secure.” The compact Chevy Cruz offers a “hushed, smooth-riding sedan that’s roomy enough to be a budget-friendly alternative to a mid-size car.” See why Chevrolet is the most awarded car company in America when you take a trip to Freeway Chevrolet.

Impala Absorbs Road Imperfections

The editors at Consumer Reports are enamored with the full-size Chevy Impala, saying the suspension provides a cloud-like ride that is usually associated with a much more expensive car. “Road imperfections are effectively absorved, resulting in a ride reminiscent of a pricier luxury sedan,” they wrote. “Sedan shoppers browsing upmarket choices would be wise to give this smart, competitively priced alternative serious consideration.” The Impala has plenty of room for five adults to stretch out their legs, adding to the comfort factor. Available 4G LTE Unlimited Wi-Fi allows all those passengers to stream their favorite music, watch videos or just stay in touch with the outside world. You’ll have your choice of a super-efficient 4 cylinder engine that delivers 30 mpg on the highway, or a more powerful V6 that still earns 28 mpg on the open road.

Cruz Outscores Civic and Corolla

Although the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have consistently been at the top of the pack in the compact car category, Consumer Reports puts the 2017 Chevy Cruze ahead of both those entries. Consumer Reports says the geniuses at Chevy somehow “put the Malibu and Impala in a shrink ray, reducing size but preserving the commendable driving manners and generous available features.” Although Chevy is coming out with a diesel option for the Cruze this year, Consumer Reports said their tests earned 47 mpg on the highway, adding, “it might not be worth waiting for the diesel engine.” Starting at just $16,975, the Cruze Sedan and Hatchback offer a unique combination of entertainment and technology. See why the Impala and Cruz are the top critics’ choices when you visit Freeway Chevrolet.

Cruze, Impala Offer Top Safety Features

Along with an ample supply of airbags and sturdy chassis construction, both the Chevy Cruze and Impala offer a number of driver assistance features to help avoid collisions. A rear view camera, forward collision alert, blind zone monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert are just a few of the sensor and camera-driven systems that will help you reach home safely.