Now that we are firmly into the new year and tax season is upon us, it stands to reason that there will be a bevy of people wanting to use tax returns toward the purchase of new vehicles. For those who are staunch Chevy buyers, there is a sizable lineup of vehicles available for 2021, though you may be wondering what you’ll find at your local Chevy dealer if you head there with your tax return in hand.
What you can expect to find when you wander dealership lots is what you see on the Chevy website, though each dealership manages their own sales numbers according to the demand they expect in their areas. Before you go car shopping, take the time to check the dealership website for the inventory of the vehicle you want. Most dealerships at this point have made the smart choice to put all their available inventory online and will offer options for purchasing through their websites as well. If you don’t see what you want, it’s easy enough to make a phone call or send an email to the dealership to find out more information.
In the meantime, Chevy is offering a wide range of vehicles for 2021, and GM has said that current production is moving along nicely. Buyers will have options ranging from the economical, funky Spark to commercial vans and heavy-duty trucks. Below is a summary of the Chevy vehicles available for 2021, including electric options.
Like most manufacturers, Chevy has pulled back on the production of cars to invest more into the SUV market, which is in such high demand. Buyers seeking a vehicle that’s economical with fuel for commuters will still have a few choices, particularly the 2021 Spark and the 2021 Bolt. The Spark is a compact sedan that will get about 30/38 MPG, and is loaded with standard tech for connectivity. With the Bolt, you have an estimated 259 miles of range for the electric battery, which never needs a gas station, and you can plug in anywhere there is a three-pronged outlet.
For sedan lovers, the Malibu is a midsize car that has space for five and will offer a smooth ride for drivers who want a comfortable, quiet cabin. Finally, the sports car enthusiasts will be excited by the options for the Camaro and Corvette. Muscle cars like the Camaro have never looked so good, with an available 650 horsepower and the ability to go from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. In contrast, the Corvette is America’s favorite performance car that has modernized its styling and aerodynamics to achieve zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. Power is a beautiful thing.
Starting with the subcompact 2021 Trax, you may be thrilled to have an SUV that parks so easily in city streets yet has a generous 48.4 cubic feet of available cargo space. Those who remember the Trailblazer of days gone by may be pleasantly surprised by the compact size of the new design that sports an attractive two-tone paint job and modern black cladding and has a starting price below $20,000. One of Chevy’s most popular SUVs is the Equinox, which has held true to its midsize proportions as a comfortable family vehicle that drives like a car and handles rough roads with all-wheel drive.
The Blazer is another midsize SUV that offers the versatility of towing up to 4,500 pounds while still maintaining good fuel economy at 22/29 MPG. When you need more space for more passengers, the 2021 Traverse is the big brother of midsize SUVs that holds up to eight people, has 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space, and is bursting with conveniences for modern family life. Edging up to the 2021 Tahoe takes us into the territory of bigger zip codes and seating for up to nine. This large SUV has a diesel option for fuel economy and has an available adaptive air ride suspension to make driving as smooth as a luxury vehicle should be. At the top of the range is a long-standing favorite in the Suburban, the largest of the lineup with up to 144.7 cubic feet of cargo space and seating for up to nine.
Trucks for Work and Play
Chevy trucks are one of the best-selling brands in the industry, with long-lasting powertrains and tough exteriors that can handle a beating. The midsize Colorado is a great truck for light-duty jobs, but you don’t have to compromise with a starting price of $21,300 and towing capability of up to 7,700 pounds. When you need more power, the Silverado is a class favorite in any size, with the light-duty 1500 capable of handling up to 13,300 pounds for trailering and is overflowing with options to make that trailering into child’s play. With the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 models, the Silverado has up to 910 lb-ft of available torque to really dig into the toughest jobs you can throw at it and options that will make your head swim when you get ready to build your beast of burden.
Vans That Carry People or Cargo
When you need a delivery vehicle, a work van, or maybe need to transport a very large family, Chevy Express vans are the answer. The cargo version of the Express holds up to 4,280 pounds in an interior space that can be built to suit whatever your cargo may be. This is great for businesses that need to transport items for delivery, but it can also serve as a vehicle for repair services with space to install shelving and storage. For transporting large groups of passengers, the Express seats between 12 and 15 people, and will still have space for gear and luggage. With a powerful engine, the Express also has the capability to tow trailers if needed.
Chevy’s Future Vehicles
An exciting production of more electric vehicles is on the horizon, with GM promising to ramp up the offerings at its new US plant. It has its sights on building 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, and the Chevy Bolt is one of the first to offer a new variant in that offering with an EUV, or electric utility vehicle, coming out in 2022. The Bolt EUV will offer the Super Cruise feature already sold in some Cadillacs, which is a step toward vehicles that are self-driving. Chevy recently announced it would also be offering the Super Cruise feature in upcoming Corvettes as well.
New manufacturing plants have already been built, and more are in the planning stages to help build on the promise of a more electrified lineup. GM has engineers who have designed a new type of battery that costs less to manufacture and utilizes materials that are sourced in the US. These batteries take less space than the lithium-ion type found in most electric vehicles today, which means the options for building vehicles of varying sizes will be more open. New product pages for 2021 Hummers are out, and the capabilities of these incredible EVs seem too good to be true. For the time being, we have the Bolt to wet our whistles with fully electric driving.
Remember when you head out to your Chevy dealer to check their websites for available models, scheduling test-drives, and possibly finding deals for purchasing new vehicles. Every region has different availability of what you’ll find on the lots, so make friends with your local Chevy dealership to stay in the loop.