Chevy Steers the Action in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Iron Man has an affinity for Audi. The Avengers are all about Acura. Now, Captain America — the poster boy for Made in the U.S.A. — demonstrates his domestic disposition by pledging allegiance to a brand that's as American as apple pie: Chevrolet. As Marvel Entertainment's latest Avengers-universe entry, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" dominated the box office this past weekend with an April-record-smashing $96 million bow, the bow-tie brand dominated the film's driving scenes.

Black Widow Corvette Stingray Is Auto Show Avenger

As we reported during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February, among the most prominently featured vehicles in the Chevy-heavy sequel is the custom black-on-black-on-black Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by actress Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow when she picks up Cap in front of the Capitol. (She's a spy, so obviously a totally bad-ass-looking supercar should help her keep a low profile, right?) Other showcased Chevrolets include the Tahoe SUV, Impala sedan and Silverado pickup truck.

By Matt Schmitz | April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

GM's Big SUVs Lead Segment in Mileage


GM has released new EPA fuel economy numbers for its newly refreshed and upgraded Chevrolet and GMC full-size SUVs, and they're leading the segment. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL will come standard with the EcoTec3 all-aluminum 5.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks last year. The new engine produces more power and offers better city and highway fuel economy than either of the previous 5.3-liter V-8 engines (LC9 or LMG) it replaces.

More Fuel Efficiency News

According to the press release, the new EPA-rated numbers for the Chevy Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL) are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for two-wheel-drive models, improving the previous engine's numbers by 7 and 9 percent, respectively. Four-wheel-drive models for both the 2015 Yukon XL and Suburban are 15/22. Shorter wheelbase Tahoe and Yukon models with two-wheel drive have an EPA rating of 16/23, with four-wheel-drive models rated at 16/22.

By Mark Williams | February 24, 2014 | Comments (14)

Will the 2015 GM Full-Size SUVs Have a Hybrid Version?

"Will the 2015 GM full-size SUVs have a hybrid version?"


By Rick Popely | November 10, 2013 | Comments (1)

2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe Video

"The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas," and two big stars — the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban — shone particularly bright last week, debuting at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen got a look at the sleeker-styled full-size SUVs, slated to hit dealerships early next year, and checked out new goodies like the Suburban's cargo-expanding feature that drops both the second- and third-row seats at the push of a button. Check out the video for more.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: First Look
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: Photo Gallery

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By Matt Schmitz | September 30, 2013 | Comments (1)

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe: More Photos


General Motors says that "nearly one of two full-size SUVs sold in Texas is a Texas-built Chevy." It's no wonder then that the automaker chose the 2013 State Fair of Texas to showcase its new Arlington-built Tahoe.

The Tahoe enters its fifth generation with sportier styling and a more upscale interior. Check out the gallery of the redesigned SUV below. Click to enlarge; photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | September 27, 2013 | Comments (35)

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: Photo Gallery


GM seems to have gone out of its way to differentiate the long-awaited redesign of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban (pictured above) from the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, on whose platform they're both based. Still, while sporty exterior styling updates to the 2015 incarnations of the full-size SUVs — the Suburban is now siring its 12th generation — are nearly comprehensive on panel-by-panel inspection, taken as a whole they also seem subtle at the same time, but you can be the judge of that.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: First Look

Check out the gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | September 12, 2013 | Comments (10)

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: First Look


Competes with: Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada

Looks like: A more aggressive, sporty, aerodynamic take on the current model

Drivetrain: 355-horsepower, Ecotec3 5.3-liter V-8; six-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: Early 2014

The newly redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is in dealerships, which means that GM can now turn its attention to introducing the related full-size sport-utility vehicles that are based on that truck, the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe (pictured above) and Suburban.

These have been a long time coming, with the last major refresh for the best-selling trucks occurring way back in 2007. This is now the 12th generation for the Suburban (fifth for the Tahoe), making the Suburban the longest-running nameplate in the auto industry at nearly 80 continuous years.

2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL: First Look

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: Photo Gallery

For 2015, both the Tahoe and Suburban (pictured below) get a thorough reworking inside and out. What applies to one also generally applies to the other — the only big difference between the two models is length, with the longer Suburban featuring more interior passenger and cargo space.

By Aaron Bragman | September 12, 2013 | Comments (7)

Recall Alert: 10 Model-Year 2014 GM SUVs


GM is voluntarily recalling just 10 model-year 2014 full-size SUVs due to a problem with the brakes that could affect stopping distances, according to the automaker.

The affected vehicles include four Chevrolet Suburbans and three Tahoes, as well as two GMC Yukons and one Yukon XL. The vehicles' rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened, which could produce noise while driving and take longer to stop the vehicle. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem.

The automaker began notifying owners Aug. 2, and dealers will correct the problem for free. Dealers will inspect the torque on both rear brake caliper bracket bolts; if the bolt is not properly tightened, two new bolts will be installed, GM stated. Chevrolet owners can call 866-694-6546, and GMC owners can call 866-996-9463. For more info, owners can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to

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By Matt Schmitz | August 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Automakers Pitch In


Million-dollar donations to Hurricane Sandy-relief efforts from high-wattage celebrities like Lady Gaga are guaranteed to make headlines, but automakers are also making major contributions to help those impacted by the storm. Many automakers have made contributions of as much as $1 million, started payment-relief programs and donated vehicles for use in disaster areas. That's in addition to varied discounts, cash-back bonuses and other programs aimed at helping storm victims replace damaged and destroyed cars.

Car-Payment Relief
For the scores of disaster victims facing with massive personal-property losses, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota are offering some leeway with regard to car payments. 

By Matt Schmitz | November 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

GM Rolls Out Red Tag Sale, Chevy Deals


GM’s Red Tag Sale has become a bit of a holiday tradition, usually starting in December. However, the abysmal economy has forced the company to roll out the sale a month early this year. Dealers are instructed to clearly place the price consumers will pay after incentives and other fees have been calculated and deducted on a big, red tag on each vehicle. (The tag’s price excludes factory-to-dealer incentives, as well as other stackable incentives like recent grad cash back, auto show bonus cash, and tax, title and registration fees.)

First up in our list of such incentives is Chevrolet. A variety of incentives (or, to be technical, the Red Tag Sale price) are available on 2008 and 2009 models. A full list is available on GM’s Red Tag Sale page. Even new models like the Chevy Traverse crossover are severely discounted. A selection of available Red Tag pricing deals are listed below, though they may vary depending on what region of the country you’re in: 

By Eamonn Brennan | November 7, 2008 | Comments (23)

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