Chevrolet Wins 2016 Car and Truck of the Year Awards from Motor Trend

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Of course, you are the only critic that really matters when it comes to your car, but knowing that other people love it too, can be extra rewarding. Recently, Motor Trend gave Chevrolet both the 2016 Car of the Year award and the 2016 Truck of the Year award, with the recipients being the all-new Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado equipped with the new turbo-diesel engine.

This is the second year in a row the Colorado has earned this coveted prize. Now, with the available diesel engine, the Colorado is the most fuel-efficient pickup in the United States with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway for two-wheel drive models. It also boasts the highest trailering capacity in its segment—up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

As for the Camaro, Motor Trend editors were impressed with its light weight, which lends to its “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.”

With the all-new sixth-generation Camaro, buyers have six powertrain combinations to choose from, including the standard 2.0-liter Turbo, an all-new 3.6-liter V6, and a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. Each can be had with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you’re looking for a new sports car or truck, stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today and take a look at either of these two award-winning options.

2016 Chevy Camaro Reviews, Praise, & Improved Performance

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The Best Has Yet To Come

Been eyeing a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro for a while but wondering how it actually performs? Well, wait no more, because Camaro First Drive reviews are finally out and let’s just say that the reasons to buy this car seem to be piling on faster than ever—and we’re not talking about its smoldering new good looks.

The 2016 Chevy Camaro is stiffer, smaller, and stronger than the outgoing model. The steering feels crisp and well-weighted, with good visibility out of the cabin and a refined interior to entertain your eyes when you’re not looking at the road. As expected, the car goes. The engine and transmission are more refined and ferocious than ever, yet the ride is still smooth and quiet, though the latter is a matter of configuration, as you can adjust resonators for more or less noise.

The best improvement is the effect the stiffer chassis and reduced unsprung mass has had on its cornering ability. The 2016 Chevy Camaro, especially when equipped with performance tires, is surprisingly responsive and quick to transition from left to right corners, even handling bumps in the process with ease.

It’s the best Chevy Camaro yet, and we can’t wait for you to check it out at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC!

2016 Camaro Stats Get Even Better

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The 2016 Chevy Camaro is Almost Here

Any sports car enthusiast will tell you that the lighter a car is, the faster it can go, which is why we’re really excited about the new 2016 Camaro stats Chevrolet just released.

Chevrolet said it has cut out a whopping 390 pounds from the curb weight of the all-new Camaro. In addition to cutting the weight, Chevrolet also boosted the Camaro’s power.

According to Chevrolet’s testing, the new 2016 Camaro SS equipped with its 455-horsepower engine and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission can go 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. This time, sets a new benchmark for the segment and its engine makes it the most powerful Camaro SS ever.

Even the other Camaro models with less powerful engines are still quick. The 2.0-liter Turbo with its 275-horsepower engine reached 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and the 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 will get you to 60 in just 5.1 seconds.

“The performance of the Camaro 2.0L Turbo will challenge many of the iconic muscle cars from the 1960s, while the Camaro SS’s performance – including 0.97 g cornering – makes it one of the most capable 2+2 coupes on the market,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, in a statement. “The performance numbers only tell half of the story, because the lighter curb weight also makes the new Camaro feel more responsive and agile behind the wheel. It brakes more powerfully, dives into corners quicker, accelerates faster and is more fun to drive than ever.”

There is a downside to this story—we can’t drive it yet! But, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be coming to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet soon and will go on sale this fall.