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2007 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevy's bigger-than-compact Canyon trucks get two updated engines for 2007, a new 125 amp alternator, standard tire pressure monitoring system and three new exterior colors -- Pace Blue, Imperial Blue Metallic and Deep Ruby Metallic. Base models are powered by a 2.9 liter four-cylinder engine offering 185 horsepower (vs. 2.8 liters and 175 horsepower previously) while the optional in-line five-cylinder engine grows to 3.9 liters (from 3.5 liters) and now delivers 242 horsepower (vs. 220 previously). Otherwise, the Canyon -- which shares platforms and components with both the GMC Canyon pickup and the Hummer H3 SUV -- is a carryover for 2007. It is available in either rear- or four-wheel drive, in short-wheelbase regular-cab and long-wheelbase extended- and four-door crew-cab versions. Three different suspension packages are offered, along with a long list of options that allows for maximum customization. An "Xtreme" appearance package includes unique styling cues, a lowered stance and exclusive wheels. A Sun and Sound package, available for LT models, includes a six-disc in-dash CD stereo and a power sunroof.

2007 Chevrolet Equinox

The compact crossover Equinox shares platforms and certain components with both the Saturn Vue and the Pontiac Torrent. For 2007, all trims get a revised instrument cluster and instrument panel center stack, StabiliTrak stability control is now standard equipment, along with a tire pressure monitoring system and three new exterior colors -- Granite Gray Metallic, Deep Ruby Metallic and Silverstone Metallic. In addition, remote start is now available. The Equinox comes in LS and LT trims and either front or all-wheel-drive. The standard engine is a 3.4 liter V-6 rated at 185 horsepower and teamed with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. McPherson struts at the front wheels, combined with an independent four-link rear suspension with coil springs in the rear contribute to the vehicle's car-like ride and handling characteristics. To maximize either rear-passenger room or cargo space, the back seat can adjust as much as eight inches fore and aft. The rear seat and front passenger's seat can also be folded flat to further expand its carrying abilities. A versatile height-adjustable cargo panel can function as a shelf, security cover or a picnic table. Curtain air bags, DVD entertainment system and audio system upgrades are among the major options.

2007 Chevrolet Express

Chevrolet's full-size van continues for 2007 as the workhorse of the fleet, able to serve as either a commercial hauler, 15-passenger mini-bus or a powerful tow vehicle. It comes in either short- or long-wheelbase lengths and offers a variety of load capacities and engines. For 2007, a 295 horsepower 5.3 liter V-8 is standard on 1500 Passenger Van models -- with a 300 horsepower, 6.0 liter V-8 available optionally. The smaller V-8 is now E85/flex-fuel capable. A four speed automatic is standard with either engine. While most versions of the Express are rear-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive remains an available option.

2007 Chevrolet HHR

The HHR is basically a Chevy version of Chrysler's popular PT Cruiser. Sharing platforms with the Cobalt sedan and coupe, the HHR comes powered in its base form by a 149-horsepower 2.2-liter in-line four engine -- with a 2.4-liter version available on higher trim levels that's rated at 175 horses. Both engines drive the front wheels via either a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an optional four-speed automatic; the latter includes a remote-start feature. A sport suspension is included on the top LT model for more responsive handling. A flexible cargo management system includes flat-folding rear and front passenger seatbacks, various storage bins and a height-adjustable cargo panel. In addition to a slight power boost for both HHR engines over the '06 model, '07 HHRs are also available in two new colors -- Imperial Blue Metallic and Golden Teal Metallic.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy's full-size pick-up rolls into calendar year '07 on an all-new chassis that's three-inches wider in front and 1 inch wider in the rear for enhanced stability. The new design retains the fully-boxed layout and boasts improved structural rigidity over the previous design. The interior and interior are also redone, with a "fast" 57 degree windshield, wider/taller grille and reflector-optic headlights defining the new exterior look and a much more refined and spacious interior than previously separating the cabin of the '07 from its predecessor. Three cab styles are available -- regular, extended and crew cab -- and three cargo box lengths: short (5 feet eight inches), standard (six foot, six-inches) and long (eight foot). The '07 Silverado comes in WT, LT and LTZ trims with either rear drive or four-wheel-drive. The previous LS trim remains available through an exterior styling option package on this year?s model. Engines offered are extensive and begin with a 4.3 liter, 195 horsepower V-6 and continue through 4.8 liter (295 horsepower) and 5.3 liter (315 horsepower) V-8s, cresting in top of the line models with a 367 horsepower 6.0 liter V-8. All models use a four-speed automatic transmission. The 5.3 liter engine is available with E85/flex-fuel capability. 2007 Silverados can tow as much as 10,500 lbs. when properly equipped.

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

The current Tahoe was launched as an all-new 2007 model in 2006, so updates for calendar year 2007 are modest and include new chrome grille inserts, changes to the center console and chrome outside mirror caps. Power running boards are also available. Like the '07 Silverado pick-up, the '07 Tahoe rides on a wider chassis than the previous generation model for improved stability and ride quality. Seventeen inch wheels are now standard and the engine lineup includes a 4.8 liter, 295 horsepower V-8 or an optional 5.3 liter, 320 horsepower V-8 with E85/flex-fuel capability. Both engines are offered with a four-speed automatic transmission. The ?07 Tahoe is available in LS, LT and LTZ trims and either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive models. StabiliTrak stability control is standard on all trims and curtain air bags for all rows are available optionally -- as are rain-sensing wipers, rear park assist, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with eight-inch screen, first- and second-row heated seats, remote start and 20-inch wheels (standard on LTZ trims).

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet's longest sport-utility vehicle shares platforms and powertrains with the GMC Tahoe XL and Cadillac Escalade. It rides on a new 130-inch wheelbase and receives the chassis and suspension updates found on all new/2007 General Motors full-size trucks and SUVS -- including a wider-track frame with improved structural rigidity, updated suspension system and revised exterior and interior styling. It is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, with standard rear-wheel-drive or optional four-wheel-drive available. The standard engine is a 5.3 liter, 320 horsepower V-8 -- with a 6.0 liter, 366 horsepower V-8 featuring variable displacement technology that shuts down some of the cylinder under light load conditions for improved fuel efficiency available optionally. All trims come standard with 17-inch wheels and GM's StabiliTrak stability control system. Available equipment includes power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seats, remote start, Ultrasonic rear park assist, first and second row heated seats, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, DVD-based navigation system, rearview back-up camera and 20-inch wheels (standard on LTZ ).

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche

Based on the all-new Chevy Silverado, the 2007 Avalanche rides on an updated, wider-track frame and gets updated exterior and interior cosmetics. As previously, the Avalanche is defined by its unique Midgate bed system, which opens to extend the cargo-carrying capability from the cargo bed?s five-foot-three-inch bed length to eight feet, two-inches. With the rear seat up and the Midgate closed, Avalanche has room for up to six passengers. The Avalanche is available in LS, LT and LTZ models and with either two-or-four-wheel-drive. The standard engine is a 320 horsepower 5.3 liter V-8, with a 6.0 liter, 366 horsepower V-8 available. A heavy-duty Z71 Off Road package is available that features larger recovery hook openings, larger, more prominent fog lamps and specific grille texture and platinum chrome grille trim. Eighteen-inch wheels and tires also are part of the package. Major available technology features include Ultrasonic rear parking assist, a rearview camera system, DVD navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with eight-inch screen.

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer/Trailblazer SS

This mid-size SUV shares platforms with the GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Saab 9-7X. It features body-on-frame construction and is available in LS, LT and high-performance SS versions, with the latter offering a 6.0 liter, 395 horsepower V-8 engine and other functional and cosmetic upgrades. Base models are powered by a 4.2 liter in-line six-cylinder engine offering 291 horsepower -- with a 5.3 liter V-8 optional. All engines are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, but SS models get a heavy-duty version. Other SS-specific features included a lowered suspension, 20-inch wheels and heavy-duty brakes with larger 12.8-inch front discs. The SS is available with either rear-drive or all-wheel-drive. Major options on Trailblazer for '07 include a Sun, Sound and Entertainment package, which combines a power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bose premium speaker system, XM Satellite Radio and an AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer. Adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, head side-curtain air bags, inside rearview mirror with temperature gauge and compass, leather seating surfaces with eight-way-power driver and passenger seats, sunroof, and both factory- and dealer-installed running boards may also be ordered. StabiltTrak stability control is standard on all trims; curtain air bags are optional.

2007 Chevrolet Uplander

The Uplander minivan shares platforms and powertrains with the Buick Terraza, Pontiac Montana SV-6 and Saturn Relay. Like those models, it achieves an SUV-like appearance by means of a slightly higher ride height and unique styling cues, though it retains sliding rear-side doors and offers three rows of seating for as many as seven passengers. 2007 models all come standard with a 3.9 liter, 240 horsepower V-6 -- a significant uptick over last year's 3.5 liter, 200 horsepower engine. The 3.9 liter V-6 offers E85/flex-fuel capability and is teamed with a standard four-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. StabiliTrak stability control is standard for '07 as well and there are four new colors -- Light Amethyst Metallic, Polar Blue Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic and Medium Brown Metallic. Uplander features include a 50/50-split rear seat that folds into the floor; the second-row seats are also foldable and removable as needed to maximize cargo-carrying abilities. There's also a load-leveling suspension, standard ABS brakes and 17-inch wheels. An optional roof-mounted DVD entertainment system incorporates a 20-gigabyte hard drive for media storage. Curtain air bags are available optionally.

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