10-14-19

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

A differential, when one is talking about vehicles, is a mechanical piece of the car, truck, or SUV which allows the powered-wheels to turn at different speeds. This would be the front wheels in front-wheel-drive, the rear in rear-wheel drive, and all wheels on all-wheel drive. This is necessary because when taking turns the wheels need to go different distances, and if they both always moved at the same speed you would end up damaging your tires and possibly other mechanical parts.

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Why Is a Locking Differential A Good Thing

While in general driving you want your wheels to be able to spin independently for comfortable turning, this can result in a loss of traction in some circumstances. If one wheel slips on ice, the differential may continue sending power to that wheel, causing it to spin, while the wheel that has not slipped may have less power.

Also if one wheel gets stuck, but the other is free (like what might happen when off-roading in mud or over rocks) then the differential might continue sending power to that wheel, making it spin wildly, while not really helping you get out of the mud.

automatic locking rear differential on a 2015 GMC CanyonWith a locking differential (whether automatic, or activated by the driver), the powered wheels can be united. This allows drivers to have better traction, and can be extremely helpful either for getting out of mud and snow, climbing rocks on the trail, or maintaining traction in a snow storm.

While a driver shouldn’t keep their differential locked in highway driving, it can be very useful when off-roading, or in some high-performance driving situations. Some vehicles that feature locking differentials include off-road models of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, and the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

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10-11-19

What Is A Differential (and Why Is It Nice For Them To Lock)?

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

If you are thinking about buying a new truck or SUV for off-roading or rough country roads (like the 2017 GMC Sierra All Terrain, you may have seen phrases like “electronically locking differential” or “limited slip differential” being thrown around. But what is a differential on a car or truck, and why is locking one useful for off-road adventuring? Keep reading to find out more.

What Is a Differential on a Car or Truck?

A differential, when one is talking about vehicles, is a mechanical piece of the car, truck, or SUV which allows the powered-wheels to turn at different speeds. This would be the front wheels in front-wheel-drive, the rear in rear-wheel drive, and all wheels on all-wheel drive. This is necessary because when taking turns the wheels need to go different distances, and if they both always moved at the same speed you would end up damaging your tires and possibly other mechanical parts.

Read More: All-Wheel Drive vs Four-Wheel Drive

Why Is a Locking Differential A Good Thing

While in general driving you want your wheels to be able to spin independently for comfortable turning, this can result in a loss of traction in some circumstances. If one wheel slips on ice, the differential may continue sending power to that wheel, causing it to spin, while the wheel that has not slipped may have less power.

Also if one wheel gets stuck, but the other is free (like what might happen when off-roading in mud or over rocks) then the differential might continue sending power to that wheel, making it spin wildly, while not really helping you get out of the mud.

automatic locking rear differential on a 2015 GMC CanyonWith a locking differential (whether automatic, or activated by the driver), the powered wheels can be united. This allows drivers to have better traction, and can be extremely helpful either for getting out of mud and snow, climbing rocks on the trail, or maintaining traction in a snow storm.

While a driver shouldn’t keep their differential locked in highway driving, it can be very useful when off-roading, or in some high-performance driving situations. Some vehicles that feature locking differentials include off-road models of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, and the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1.

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10-11-19

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Colorado ZR2?

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 off-road optimized truck looks cool and comes with premium off-roading features, but one of the newest and most exciting features of this new model are the Multimatic DSSV dampers. Produced by Multimatic Inc. (a company based in Markham, Ontario!), these elite dampers have never been applied to an off-road vehicle before, but they promise to offer even better capability. Keep reading to learn what are Multimatic DSSV dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2, and what performance advantages they provide.


2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

There are plenty of off-road vehicles available from General Motors, but the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is going to be something completely new.  Featuring a wider track than the standard Chevy Colorado and a lifted suspension, the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has functional rockers, modified bumpers, and front and rear locking differentials, all to increase its off-road capability. Check out the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 photo gallery here.

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Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Along with front and rear electronically locking differentials, the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 contribute to its ability to attack the track, the trail, or the daily commute with equal aplomb. While most vehicle dampers offers deflected-disk valving,  the DSSV dampers from Multimatic Inc. offer much better precision on and off the road.

The position-sensitive DSSV dampers house two spool valves that smooth both compression and rebound damping. A third, piston-mounted spool valve can also deliver additional compression damping during intense off-roading, and the front dampers have a separate rebound valve for use in rough driving, for example over rocks.

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology from the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
clear view of the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Do Other Vehicles Have Multimatic DSSV Dampers?

Multimatic DSSV damper technology was first used in the 2014 model of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 to allow that performance vehicle to handle intense track conditions with confidence. Their use in the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is the first time they have been applied to an off-road optimized vehicle.

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Off-Road Features

wheel and shocks of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 offers similar maneuverable dimensions and powertrain options as compared to the standard Chevy Colorado, but it does offer some significant differences. Two main features are a wider track and a lifted suspension, which offers up to two inches more ground clearance. Other great off-roading features on the new Chevy Colorado ZR2 include:

  • Front and rear locking differentials
  • Multimatic DSSV damper technology for enhanced handling and performance
  • Steel-tube rocker protectors and modified front and rear bumpers
  • Skid plates for radiator, engine oil pan, and transfer case
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires
  • Four-wheel drive with nine drive configurations
  • Available bed-mounted spare tire

Powertrain on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Buyers of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with have two engine options. A new 3.6-litre V6 gas engine will be able to produce 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine will come mated to the class-exclusive Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission. The Colorado ZR2 will also be available with a Duramax diesel engine rated for 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which also provides excellent fuel consumption numbers.

We’re not sure when we can expect the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to be released in North America, but keep watching this blog, or contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City sales team, for updates as we get them.

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New Engine and Transmission on the 2017 Chevy Colorado

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Colorado release date

It’s been an exciting couple of days for news on Chevy and GMC 2016 models. One vehicle that will feature a variety of anticipation-worthy options is the Chevy Colorado. This excellent Chevy truck, just redesigned in 2015, is going to come with new, even more impressive options in the coming year, like a diesel engine, the Midnight Edition, and improved off-road possibilities. All this and the 2016 Chevy Colorado release date are our news for the day.

Chevy Colorado Duramax diesel engine

2016 Chevrolet Colorado with diesel engine
The 2016 Chevy Colorado will be available with a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that promises to increase the already impressive fuel efficiency on this midsize truck without skimping on power. This diesel engine will be available on LT and Z71 Crew Cab models of the Canyon (diesel will also be an option on the 2016 GMC Canyon). Pricing will be released later this month.

Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition

First introduced on the Chevy Silverado, the Midnight Edition’s stark black effect is striking. With black finished grill, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and Chevy emblem, as well as a black body, the 2016 Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition promises to hold the same intimidating visual appeal as the Midnight Edition Silverado.

Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss

The 2016 Chevy Colorado will also come in a Z71 Trail Boss version for those with a taste for off-roading. Jumping off from the Z71’s already strong off-road suspension, the Trail Boss edition will pair black-finished aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires for the best ride. The Trail Boss will be available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Interior all-weather floor mats and some external enhancements will make it even easier to take to the countryside.

Our Craig Dunn team is dedicated to getting you the best new cars and trucks near Winnipeg MB. Keep an eye out for the 2016 Chevy Colorado and its many possible versions coming this fall.

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10-11-19

Check Out Our Truck Accessories near Winnipeg MB

Truck Accessories near Winnipeg MB

Trucks offers some of the most versatile capability in the automotive world. They can haul people and cargo with equal confidence, and often go places that cars and vans just can’t manage. This means that truck owners also have different needs for their vehicles. Fortunately here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can offer you the best in GM manufacturer parts and advantages. Keep reading to learn more about truck accessories near Winnipeg MB.

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Original Manufacturer vs Aftermarket Accessories

While there are many places that will sell you aftermarket accessories, some of those may not work well with your vehicle, or will interfere with your GM warranty. However, usually if you get authentic manufacturer parts (for example, Chevrolet or GMC parts for our Silverado, Colorado, Canyon, and Sierra trucks) then the warranty will continue with no problems.

rolled up tonneau cover on a Chevy SilveradoChevy, GMC Truck Accessories

Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can take the hassle out of finding exactly the features that you are looking for. You can explore available options for your vehicle at our Accessories page under the Service tool bar. Here are some truck accessories available for GM Canada vehicles.

Easily Find, Order, Install Truck Accessories with Craig Dunn Motor City

Once you have ordered parts or accessories through our website, our team of highly qualified service professionals will be able to install it for you with no problems. We will treat your truck with the same care we would take with our own vehicles!

To learn more about GM truck accessories near Winnipeg MB, contact a member of our team today.

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10-11-19

GM Earns Top Customer Loyalty for 2015

GM Wins 2015 IHS Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer Award

We could sit here and talk about the great features of our Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles forever, and how people keep coming back for more of these great cars, trucks and SUVs, but now we have proof! General Motors took the top Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer Award from the IHS for 2015 sales and leases, which means that once you’ve tried a vehicle like the Chevy Colorado, there’s no going back.

The IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards recognize manufacturers and individual car brands for bringing consumers back again and again. They are measured by how many households buy or lease the same vehicle year after year. The 2015 awards are based on sales from October 2014 to September 2015.

Chevy Colorado pulling the Chevy Corvette, both in red

Chevy IHS Loyalty Awards

In addition to General Motors having the top brand loyalty, individual vehicles took awards. The Chevy Corvette was acknowledged the most alluring Luxury Sports Car, while the 2016 Chevy Colorado took the lead in the Non-Luxury Mid-size Pickup category.

We can see why the Colorado would have customers coming back again and again. Not only was this truck named the Motor Trend 2016 Truck of the Year, with the new diesel engine this great mid-size truck is Canada’s most fuel-efficient pickup. That’s a lot to love.

2016 GMC Yukon Denali in black

GMC IHS Loyalty Awards

The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL also took a Loyalty Award as the top Non-Luxury Full-size SUV. While this SUV may not have a luxury price, with the elite Denali trim, it certainly delivers on top features and quality.

Read More: 2017 GMC Acadia Denali Mid-size SUV

For more information on these vehicles, or to switch to the brand that has the most customers coming back year after year, contact a Craig Dunn sales representative today.

Alan Batey GM Executive Vice President and President North America, accepting the 2015 IHS Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer Award from the IHS Automotive Senior VP

Photo Gallery for the New Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader

Photo Gallery for the New Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader

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10-11-19

New Enhancements Make Chevy Vehicles Roar

2017 Chevy Performance Parts

With the 2016 SEMA Show, Chevrolet has released a number of performance-enhancing parts that will make the Camaro, Cruze and various Chevy trucks burn even more rubber (in a good way). We’re not sure how many of these 2017 Chevy performance parts will be available here in Manitoba, but we are sure that these or enhancements like them will be available some day. It’s fun to get a preview of them now.

Camaro Performance Enhancement

2016 SEMA Chevy Camaro with specialty performance partsWhile the base 2017 Chevy Camaro can burn up the track or the road, adding new 2017 Chevy performance parts can give this great muscle car even more oomph. SS models with the V6 and 2.0-liter engines can be enhanced with parts ranging from a brake upgrade (which features six-piston front calipers and sturdier rotors), a suspension upgrade (with enhanced handling or lowering) and even a new performance air intake.

Chevy Truck Performance Parts for 2017

Both appearance and practical accessories and enhancement will be available for Chevy trucks (including the Silverado and Colorado) in the new year. One of the newest options is a performance exhaust kit. Available with the 5.3-liter engine and 6.2-liter engine, this kit can deliver an extra 10 horsepower or 7 horsepower (respectively). Other available truck accessories will include custom wheels, side steps, bed liners, tonneau covers, and floor liners.

Cruze and Malibu Performance Parts

For those seeking a little more street-level zip for their Chevy sedan, there are also options, like a suspension lowering kit with stiffer springs, an enhance cornering system, and a new front stabilizer that can drop the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch 0.4 inches. The Cruze will also be available with a refined air intake and and exhaust system, while the Malibu will also be available with enhancements. The Cruze and Malibu Blue Line Concept cars at SEMA 2016 debuted some of these premium parts.

white Chevy Cruze Hatchback with performance parts
red Chevy Cruze Hatch with performance parts

Do you have questions about what 2017 Chevy performance parts may be available in Canada for the new model year? Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales representative today!

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10-11-19

Check Out These Fuel Efficient GM Vehicles

Whether gas prices are on the rise or dropping, it’s never fun to fill up. That demand can be even worse if you have serious towing and hauling needs. Fortunately, we have a list of some of the most fuel efficient GM vehicles in Canada and available on the Craig Dunn lot.

Fuel Efficient Chevy cars

Some of the top fuel efficient models are also some of the most user friendly. The 2016 Chevy Malibu is an excellent sedan and, when outfitted with an optional hybrid powertrain with technology lifted from the electric Chevy Volt it can offer a segment-topping fuel consumption of 4.9 L/100km in city driving, 5.2 L/100km on the highway for 5.0 L/100km combined. Even the standard 1.5-litre turbo powertrain is projected to hit 6.4 L/100km on the highway.

For those in the market for a small SUV, the a new Chevy Trax can also offer 7 L/100km or 5 L/100km on highway driving.

Other top fuel-efficient Chevy vehicles include:

  • Chevy Volt
  • Chevy Sonic
  • Chevy Cruze Eco
  • Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

Just for Fun: How Do You Make A Truck Aerodynamic?fuel efficient 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel

Fuel Efficient Trucks in Canada

Sedans and small cars aren’t always what you need to get the job done, but GM can also offer fuel efficient trucks that can work hard without costing you an arm and a leg at the pump. It was recently announced that the diesel versions of the 2016 Chevy Colorado and the 2016 GMC Canyon were on the very top of fuel efficiency for Canada and North America. Clean diesel fuel has long been acknowledged as one of the most efficient fueling options and both the 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel and the 2016 GMC Canyon diesel offer a stunning combined city and highway driving fuel efficiency of 9.4 L/100km with two wheel drive. They achieve this number without sacrificing any towing or hauling capability.

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10-11-19

Photo Gallery for the New Colorado ZR2 Off-Roader

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

There are plenty of off-road vehicles available from General Motors, but the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is going to be something completely new. This off-road optimized, midsize truck will be the first of its kind. Featuring a wider track than the standard Chevy Colorado and a lifted suspension, the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has functional rockers, modified bumpers, and front and rear locking differentials, all to increase its off-road capability. Check out the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 photo gallery below.

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2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 on a ramp at the autoshow
two versions of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 kicking up dust

interior of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
front controls in the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
close-up of the hood of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

front view of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
wheel-view of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
view of the suspension of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Keep watching the Craig Dunn Motor City blog for updates on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and other new vehicles making their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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10-11-19

November Awards for 2017 Chevy Vehicles

We’re still several weeks away from the official start of 2017, and Chevrolet vehicle are already off to a great start in the awards department. Lead by the trend-setting 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, several models in the 2017 Chevy lineup have already been honored as some of the best vehicles of the new year. Keep reading to learn more about November Awards for 2017 Chevy vehicles, and how these models are once again setting an automotive standard.


What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

When it comes to quality and dependability, Chevrolet prides itself on delivering premium vehicles that serve families and individuals well. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City we offer a wide variety of new Chevy vehicles. We are even more excited about the many J.D. Power awards that many of these models have received in recent months. But what J.D. Power awards have Chevy vehicles received?

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Green Energy Awards for the 2017 Bolt

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been raking in the awards as a classy and stylish vehicle, but also as an electric vehicle that will be changing the way we drive across North America. In addition to recently being named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Bolt has also been named the “Best New Car to Buy” by Green Car Reports, the “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal, the “Best EV to Buy” (and also “Best Hatchback to Buy”) by the Car Connection, and “Best EV/Plug-In Vehicles”  by Hispanic Motor Press.

The 2017 Bolt also made the Car and Drive “10Best Cars” list.

Other 2017 Chevy Award Winners

Other 2017 model year Chevy vehicles have also been honored already this November.

2017 Chevy Bolt EV on the road
2017 Chevy Camaro 1LE on the track

Cars and Sports Cars

  • 2017 Chevy Camaro – 10Best Cars (Car and Driver), Best American Muscle (Hispanic Motor Press)
  • 2017 Chevy Corvette – 10Best Cars (Car and Driver), Best Buy, Premium Sporty/Performance Car (Consumer Guide Automotive), Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year (Autoguide.com)
  • 2017 Chevy Impala -Best Buy, Large Car (Consumer Guide Automotive), 2017 Best Buy Award, Full-size Car (Kelley Blue Book)
  • 2017 Chevy Malibu – Best Buy, Midsize Car (Consumer Guide Automotive)
  • 2017 Chevy Volt – Best Buy, Electric (Consumer Guide Automotive)

Trucks and SUVs

The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 was named the “Best Buy” in the Large Pickup category by Consumer Guide Automotive, while the Chevy Colorado took “Best Buy” in the Compact Pickup category (view our image gallery of the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to see an off-road variant of this great small truck).  The 2017 Chevy Tahoe also took the “2017 Best Buy Award” from Kelley Blue Book in the Full-Size SUV category.

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10-11-19

What Canadian Chevy Truck Is Best For You?

2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD

What is the difference between a mid-size, full-size, or heavy-duty truck? While the details of that answer may vary widely by brand, generally speaking a heavy duty model is for serious towing, hauling, or work site effort, while a mid-size model offers impressive fuel-efficiency. Full-sized models hold the middle. Keep reading to compare the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD and see which Canadian model in the three-truck Chevy lineup is ideal for you.

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red 2016 Chevy Colorado with a diesel engine
Blue 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is dependable and versatile
The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has serious towing power

2016 Chevy Colorado

The 2016 Chevy Colorado is a mid-size truck that offers huge advantages in fuel efficiency (especially with its diesel engine option). Families that want a versatile, inexpensive truck that still offers impressive towing and hauling ability will be very pleased by what the Colorado brings to the table

  • Starting MSRP – $21,420
  • Highway Fuel Consumption – 7.7 L/100km (diesel)
  • Max. Towing – 3,493 kilograms (diesel), 3,175 kilograms (gas)

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 full-size light duty truck is the tough and reliable workhorse of many families and workers. It doesn’t offer the same low fuel consumption as the Colorado, or the astronomical towing numbers of the Silverado HD, but it solidly holds the middle ground in capability.

  • Starting MSRP – $29,605
  • Highway Fuel Consumption – 10.4 L/100km
  • Max. Towing – 5,443 kilograms

2016 Silverado 2500HD

For serious work site capability, or families that regularly need to tow large items like boats and horse trailers, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is an excellent fit. It is more expensive than the smaller models, but it compensates with sheer capability. For example: its 1,603 kilogram payload capacity.

  • Starting MSRP – $40,845
  • Highway Fuel Consumption – N/A
  • Max. Towing – 8,165 kilograms

When comparing the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD, it’s important that individuals and families know what they need in a truck. Someone who just needs a commuting vehicle with the ability to haul things occasionally does not need a Silverado 2500HD. Likewise if you regularly need to transport large amounts of cargo (like take a trailer to one of the fairs and festivals around Manitoba this summer), the Colorado may not meet your needs.

If you have any questions about this comparison, or would like to test drive one of these Chevy trucks near Winnipeg MB, feel free to contact us at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie.

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10-11-19

See What’s Inside the new Colorado ZR2

2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Interior Features

While Chevrolet is known for offering a wide variety of vehicle styles for all kinds of drivers, it’s often the Chevy trucks that stand out every year. Even with the exciting Chevy truck lineup, one of the most affordable and popular models include the Colorado truck, especially the ZR2 model. While the truck impresses on the outside with strong performance, let’s take a look at some of the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 interior features.

While driving the 2018 Chevy Colorado, drivers can alter the performance of the popular truck thanks to the segment-exclusive front and rear electronic locking differentials. These allow the Colorado to be able to climb rugged terrain and offer all-around impressive off-road performance. Other features such as the Multimatic DSSV shocks will also help the off-road performance.

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On the inside of the vehicle, the new Colorado ZR2 offers the available LTE Wi-Fi and Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with its 8-inch diagonal color display. Drivers can also easily connect their smartphones to the new infotainment system thanks to the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

If you would like to learn even more about the standard and available interior features of the 2018 Chevy Colorado, be sure to contact us at Craig Dunn Motor City. Feel free to also contact a staff member at our dealership as well if you have any questions regarding a model you’re interested in purchasing. We would be more than happy to assist you with your next car purchase.

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10-11-19

New Engine and Transmission on the 2017 Chevy Colorado

The 2016 Chevy Colorado has taken Motor Trend Truck of the Year honours, but it’s not stopping there! For 2017, this vehicle in North America will be receiving an all-new V6 engine and a class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission. Keep reading to learn more about these 2017 Chevy Colorado powertrain upgrades.

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2017 Chevy Colorado Powertrain Upgrades

When outfitted with the Duramax diesel engine, the Chevy Colorado can deliver some of the best fuel economy numbers in Canada. The new V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission are going to help give this truck better numbers on the gasoline end as well.

The new V6 engine will feature the same displacement (3.6-litres) as the previous engine on the 2016 Chevy Colorado, but will come equipped with variable valve timing, direct injection, and active fuel management. Fuel consumption numbers are not yet available, but this engine should be able to deliver 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.

New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission on the 2017 Colorado

The new class exclusive eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 transmission will weight about the same as the outgoing 6L80 but will offer more confident towing, thanks to a wider overall gear ratio spread. This is the second elite transmission option Chevrolet has announced for its vehicles this year.

Pictured Below: The Hydra-Matic 8L45 which first appeared in the 2016 Cadillac CT6. A similar transmission will allow the 2017 Chevy Colorado to be even more capable.

8L45 eight-speed transmission from the 2016 Cadillac CT6 similar to the model coming out on the 2017 Chevy Colorado
the 2017 Chevy Colorado may receive something like this 8L45 eight-speed transmission from the 2016 Cadillac CT6

“The Colorado is currently the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America, with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway when equipped with the diesel engine,” said Stan Ludlow, chief engineer for the 2017 Colorado, in a recent Chevrolet press release. “As such, for the new V6 and eight-speed combination we focused on improving everyday driving performance. Drivers will immediately notice that it pulls harder when accelerating from a stop or passing on the highway; it is more confident pulling a trailer up a steep grade and it is more refined cruising at a constant highway speed.”

While we don’t have confirmation that these new upgrades will be arriving in Canada, we are hopeful. The 2017 Chevy Colorado should make its North American debut in the fourth quarter of this year. Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales representative for more updates.

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Colorado takes Motor Trend Honors!

We’ve already come to love the 2016 Chevy Colorado, even before it started raking in the glory. First it is named the most fuel efficient truck in Canada and now it has been named the 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year!

2016 Chevy Colorado Motor Trend 2016 Truck of the Year

2016 Chevy Colorado over sand dunesIntroduced in the 2015 model year, the Chevy Colorado has made its mark as a first class midsize truck. It is perfect when you want a versatile and maneuverable truck without sacrificing too much towing and payload capability. This is the second year it has taken the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award.

Outfitted with the 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel engine, the 2016 Chevy Colorado has the top trailering in the midsize truck segment, featuring a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with the available towing package. It also offers first rate fuel efficiency, with a fuel consumption rating of just 7.7 L/100km on the highway with two-wheel drive.

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Available in four-door extended cab or crew cab body styles, the 2016 Chevy Colorado is available in Work Truck (WT), LT, and Z71 trim levels. It also features a variety of cutting-edge technology and top-notch available features like 4G LTE connectivity through OnStar, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and Chevy MyLink with phone integration and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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10-09-19

2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Canadian pricing information

2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Canadian pricing informatio

The 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition is one of those trucks that everyone looks cool in, regardless of who you are. Its mysterious exterior turn heads as it goes down the street, but it offers more than just a pretty face. In fact, the truck comes standard with a variety of great standard features and Midnight Edition-exclusive features. But how much will the 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition cost you? Read on for details!

How much does the 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition cost?

The 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition’s MSRP is listed at $45,300, which is a small price to pay for such a rare vehicle.Standard features for the truck include a backup camera, electronic climate control, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, cruise control, power windows and door locks, MP3 compatibility, heated front seats and much more!

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2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight custom features

The 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition comes with a variety of unique custom features including darkened aesthetics, black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, a black grille, all-weather floor liners, unique Z71 hard badges, black 17-inch aluminum wheels and spray-on bedliner.

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Interested in taking a look at the 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition up close and in person? If so, you’re in luck! We currently have the model in our inventory here at Craig Dunn Motor City. Simply schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and see us at our location in Portage la Prairie! Drivers with additional questions about the 2017 Color Z71 Midnight Edition are encouraged to give our team a call today! We’ll fill you in on all of the important details of this awesome truck!

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How powerful is the new Colorado?

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10-09-19

Chevy Colorado vs Toyota Tacoma Comparison

We love the Chevy Colorado. Not only is this great truck now available with a diesel powertrain that makes it the most fuel-efficient truck in Canada, but its power and comfort features are hard to match. Apparently, Car and Drive Magazine agrees with us. They took the Chevy Colorado and one of its chief rivals, the Toyota Tacoma, on a long-distance trip to test the mettle of each of these mid-size pickups. You can probably guess which vehicle came out ahead that in Chevy Colorado vs Toyota Tacoma comparison.

The idea was simple: take these two mid-size trucks from Mount Rainier near Tacoma in the state of Washington to Pike’s Peak in Colorado, a trip which ended up being more than 3,050 kilometres covered in just four days. On the way the folks from Car and Driver pushed each truck to its limits both on the highway and off the road.

Grey 2015 Chevy Colorado towing a boat on the road

You can read the whole account at www.CarandDriver.com, but the highlights, and what delighted us here at Craig Dunn, was how the Chevy Colorado wowed the judges and excelled. There are some highlights:

2016 Chevy Colorado vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Acceleration: The Chevy Colorado that was tested had just slightly more torque than the Tacoma, but it delivered it at lower rpm. That contributed to stronger passing and a faster 0-60 acceleration time

Power: The Chevy Colorado also offers stronger towing and payload options (check out our 2016 Chevy Colorado research page for details).

Read More: 2016 Chevy Colorado Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Cabin Comfort: Another place that the Chevy Colorado impressed the judges was in cabin comfort. If offered more head and leg room than the Tacoma, and offered better seating comfort and smoother driving. While the Tacoma that was tested came with certain top off-roading options, those really detracted from the ride comfort of the truck when on the highway, and didn’t help passenger comfort at all.

There’s a reason why the Chevy Colorado took the lead this year as the Non-Luxury Mid-size Pickup that customers keep coming back to: because when it comes to comfort, power, and bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat the Colorado. Schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-09-19

How much space is there in the Chevy Colorado?

2018 Chevy Colorado in blue

2018 Chevy Colorado Interior and Cargo Volume

When it comes to buying a truck, there are plenty of factors to take into account. How much you can fit inside the truck or its truck bed is an important thing to consider when buying a new truck. We will be looking at the 2018 Chevy Colorado interior and cargo volume to give you a better idea of what this vehicle has to offer. 


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Cabin Dimensions

The base Chevy Colorado only has two seats, but there are various cabs that you can choose from depending on how much space you think you will need. In the front row of seats, passengers can enjoy 45 inches of legroom, while in the crew cab’s second row, passengers can stretch out their legs with the 35.8 inches of space. Now that you know how much room is in the cabin, let’s take a look at the Colorado’s cargo volume.

Chevy Colorado in red
2018 Chevy Colorado in green

Hauling Capability

If you are going camping or just need to move some furniture, the 2018 Chevy Colorado has a lot of space and can carry a lot of weight in its cargo box. The cargo box is 74 inches long and 44 inches wide. The Chevy Colorado can not only carry long objects, but also can carry up to 1432 pounds in the truck bed. This vehicle has a lot of potential and comes in handy when moving heavier belongings.


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After looking at the 2018 Chevy Colorado interior and cargo volume, you can see that this truck has of lot of strength and space for drivers to take advantage of. If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Chevy Colorado or any of our other models, check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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10-09-19

How powerful is the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD?

2020 Chevy Silverado HD in gray

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Engine Specs and Towing Capacity 

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is coming to dealerships around the country. We want to give you more information about this model to help you see if it’s the right one for you. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD engine specs and towing capacity to learn more.  


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Performance Technology 

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has two engine options to choose from. The Standard 6.6-liter V8 engine delivers 401 horsepower and 363 pound-feet of torque. For those looking for a diesel engine, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has the 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. This engine can achieve 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. These engines can help you get through the tow stuff and tow everything you need behind you.  

2020 Chevy Silverado HD grille

2020 Chevy Silverado HD hood

Hauling Capability 

If you are traveling or need to tow a lot of weight for work, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has plenty of towing power to help you bring what you need along with you. With the help of the 6.6-liter V8 engine, the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD can tow up to 6577 kilograms. The 6.6-liter Duramax engine can tow up to 8391 kilograms. That should be plenty for what you need. 


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After looking at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD engine specs and towing capacity, we hope we helped you find what you were looking for. This vehicle is a high-octane powerhouse of a machine. If you would like to learn more about our available vehicles, you can visit us on our website and browse through our online inventory to see what we have available. Don’t forget to schedule your test drive with us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.  

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10-09-19

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Combines Off-Road Performance and Powerful Towing Specs

White 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 on a Rocky Trail

How Much Can the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Tow?

Do you love to take the road less traveled? Are you looking for a midsize pickup truck that will upgrade your next adventure? Look no further than the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2. Tailor-made for adventure, the trail-rated Chevy Colorado combines impressive towing power with an arsenal of off-road features that provide limitless mud-slingin’ thrills. Adventurers who have come to love the Colorado ZR2 may want to know – how much can the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 tow? Find out at Craig Dunn Motor City!


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Chevy Colorado ZR2 Engine Specs and Towing Features

When you slide into the driver’s seat of the 2018 Chevy Colorada ZR2, you will have a choice of two power-packed engine options. Entry-level Colorado ZR2 variants feature a 308-horsepower 3.6-litre V-6 engine that makes 275 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. With this combination under the hood, the Colorado ZR2 will tow an impressive 2,268 kilograms (5,000 pounds) with a maximum payload of 499 kilograms (1,100 pounds).

Drivers who want an upgrade in performance can opt for the powerful and fuel-efficient Duramax 2.8-litre Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder. With the ability to manufacture 186 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the diesel-powered Colorado ZR2 will earn 7.9 L/100 km on the highway. When you add the ability to tow up to 2,268 kilograms of cargo, the Colorado ZR2 Duramax provides the best of both worlds.

To make towing simple and safe, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 is loaded with an arsenal of innovative towing features. With a fully-boxed frame, a lifted design, a standard trailering package and an integrated trailer brake controller, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 promises strength and safety when you are towing large loads. Active Tow technology is an added asset that will help you back up to a trailer at the touch of a button with an intuitive display and guide line on the Chevy MyLink touchscreen display.

Gray 2018 Chevy Colorado Towing a Boat on a Bridge


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Are you looking for a midsize pickup truck that will deliver elite performance on the trail or the jobsite? Take a closer look at how much the 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 can tow with this overview of engine specs and towing features at Craig Dunn Motor City. Visit the Craig Dunn Motor City inventory today to find a Chevy Colorado that will fit your lifestyle!

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