Chevrolet Reveals Gas Mileage and Tow Rating for the 2021 Tahoe

2021 Chevy Tahoe | Dixon, IL
2021 Chevy Tahoe | Dixon, IL

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the most anticipated upcoming additions to the Chevrolet lineup. The brand has tweaked the model to be bigger and bolder than ever. Now, we know a little more about this SUV, since Chevy released the gas mileage and tow ratings for the 2021 Tahoe.

The 2021 Tahoe manages to squeeze out an EPA-estimated 20 mpg on the highway, when equipped with the standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. Engines with higher power outputs lower the fuel economy by just a bit.

Towing capacity is where the 2021 Tahoe really shines, however. You’ll be hard-pressed to find more impressive metrics among large SUVs. When the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is equipped with the 5.3-liter V8 engine and comes configured with 2WD, it can tow up to 7,900 pounds. Opting for 4WD lowers that tow rating by just 200 pounds. Regardless of which drivetrain you go with, you can easily bring along a camper or boat on your family’s next getaway. 

Learn more about the upcoming 2021 Tahoe when you call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Can’t wait until the new model arrives? Stop by to test-drive one of the 2020 Tahoe models we have in stock right now. We’ll help match you with the right Tahoe to suit your family’s needs, preferences, and budget.

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2020 Chevy Blazer Wins Good Housekeeping Institute Award

2020 Chevy Blazer | Dixon, IL
2020 Chevy Blazer | Dixon, IL

The 2020 Chevy Blazer was recently named the Best New Midsize SUV, which is part of the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Best New Family Car Awards. If you’re in the market for a new two-row SUV in Dixon, Illinois, consider this family-friendly Blazer.

The Blazer is a midsize SUV that comes with seating for five people, over 64 cubic feet of total cargo space. The Blazer can also easily tow 4,500 pounds, when properly equipped, so you can bring along a small trailer. Plus, drivers can pick between a 2.5-liter engine, 2.0-liter turbo, or a 3.6-liter V6.

“A stylish exterior and an appealing aesthetic wraps this practical, fun-to-drive crossover,” said Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping Institute head engineer and chief technologist. “You’ll enjoy a confident, responsive drive that stands out on city streets and highways alike.”

The institute tested each vehicle for convenience, considering things like cargo space, convenience, safety, and infotainment. The Blazer, for example, has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to let you hook up your smartphone to the in-vehicle media system, accessing apps, playlists, contacts, and more. Each vehicle is tested for 5,000 miles by the Good House Keeping Institute for the Best New Family Car Awards.

Experience all that the Blazer has to offer when you stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test-drive it. You’re sure to fall in love with this award-winning SUV.

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How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier

How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier | Dixon, IL
How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier | Dixon, IL

As part of social distancing and government guidelines for safety, many parents suddenly find themselves adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle. While working around your children can be rewarding in some ways, it also makes getting work done more challenging. Working from home with kids can be tough, but you can take a few steps to make sure you’re staying productive.

Establish a home office

A good general rule for working from home is setting up a dedicated workspace within the house. Not only does this make work-life balance easier to achieve, but it helps give your kids boundaries to let them know when you’re off limits. Lay down ground rules about what’s appropriate when you’re in the office and make sure your kids stick to them. Have them knock when the door’s closed or even ask them to slip notes under the door so you can deal with whatever questions or problems they have after you’re done with an important task.

Build a schedule

You and your kids both need stimulation, so working small breaks into your schedule will help you create a rhythm and keep everyone happy. Having a dedicated 15-minute block for a walk around the neighborhood or planning to have lunch at the same time every day creates a nice sense of stability that also gives you and the kids something to look forward to. What’s more, taking periodic breaks to get up and walk around will help you stay focus by clearing out the cobwebs when the day gets stressful.

These are just some of the many ways that you can boost your productivity and keep your kids satisfied while working from home. Working from home with kids can be challenging, but the reward of being around your little people more than you’re used to is well worth the adjustment. The family at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, IL, hopes that you and your family are staying safe in these tough times. If there is anything that we can do to help make your life easier, whether it’s essential service or a new vehicle, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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The 2022 Chevy Traverse Refresh

Chevy Traverse | Dixon, IL
Chevy Traverse | Dixon, IL

One of America’s favorite SUVs, the Chevrolet Traverse, is getting a facelift for the 2022 model year. With redesigned front and rear fascias, LED headlights and brake lights, four different wheel choices, and a newly designed grille, the 2022 Chevy Traverse is bound to be one of the best-models to arrive next year.

Exterior

The upcoming Traverse will boast sportier looking rear and front fascias and an updated grille style. You’ll also be able to select from four different wheel choices. It takes its cues from the Tahoe and Suburban model refreshes. As Chevrolet exterior design director Holt Ware articulates, “[The 2022 Traverse] gains this new commanding performance and presence we know […] owners will appreciate.”

Interior

The 2022 Traverse will elaborate on the model’s pleasing array of tech for an engaging and informative driving experience. For starters, you can enjoy a new 8-inch touch screen which reduces eyestrain. USB ports in each row will let you keep smart devices charged to full capacity. And there are even more seating options available in the 2022 Traverse.

Standard safety features

It wouldn’t be a complete makeover if Chevy didn’t throw in a few more standard features on the 2022 Traverse. The refreshed Traverse will include the following protective tools: Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam auto high beams, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Front Pedestrian Braking.

Stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test drive the Chevy Traverse today!

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Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year

Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year - Dixon, IL
Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year – Dixon, IL

The Chevrolet Equinox is getting some exciting updates for the 2021 model year. These updates include fresh styling, a new trim level, and more available safety features. With these updates, the Equinox gets even better and more versatile.

The first thing you might notice about the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is the new front and rear fascia design. The sharp, new grille gives the Equinox a more aggressive design. For an even sportier look, you can choose the new RS trim with a gloss black grille, 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black side rails, black badging, and black bowties. The styling continues inside with red accent stitching on the black upholstery.

Standard safety features on the 2021 Equinox will include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam® Headlamps, a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. You will be able to add even more safety with available options like Automatic Parking Assist, a HD Surround Vision Camera, and Front and Rear Park Assist.

There will be two engine options to choose from. The base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. You can get more power from the available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

For more information about the upcoming 2021 Equinox, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current Equinox models on our lot.

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