one lake three ways article

2018-6-18 | Chevy New Roads Magazine

One Lake, Three Ways

Your Chevrolet can make your weekend trip a truly unique experience.

There’s nothing like a weekend at the lake to get away from it all. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just looking to spend some time away, the peace and calm of a few days in nature is a great way to relax, unwind, and create lifelong memories with friends and family. 

That said, a weekend at the lake means different things to different people. Some prefer to sleep under the stars, while others wouldn’t set foot in the forest without bringing along all the comforts of home. But whether you like roughing it or camping in leisure, your Chevrolet can help you make a weekend trip to the lake entirely your own. Here are three distinctive Chevy vehicles that offer their own features and uses for you to have a memorable lake escape.

A Better Way to Camp

Heading out in the 2018 Equinox means you don’t have to compromise on your ideal weekend adventure.

Something for everyone: With 63.5 cubic feet of cargo volume and the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds, the Equinox has the capacity to take what you need to camp by the lake.

No stress: The Equinox is designed to help make trips more relaxing. The available hands-free liftgate makes packing and unpacking a breeze, and an available power panoramic sunroof gives you a wide-open view.

When the unexpected happens: If Mother Nature has other plans, the Equinox can help you ride out the storm with these available features: heated seats, a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot, and a Bose® audio system that can even make a downpour enjoyable.

Stay connected with Wi-Fi in your Chevrolet
Our vehicles might offer different ways to experience the outdoors, but they all share an available super-fast Wi-Fi connection. So even when you’re in the middle of nowhere, you can post photos, view the weather report—even check in at the office so you can play hooky a little bit longer.

The Details Matter

1.5L

TURBOCHARGED 4-CYLINDER ENGINE

TURBO-CHARGED 4-CYLINDER ENGINE

170

HORSEPOWER

203 LB.-FT.

OF TORQUE

The Ultimate Fishing Trip

You have no problem waking up at 3 a.m., you know what a spinnerbait is, and you remember the exact weight of the largest bass you ever caught. Your ideal weekend calls for Chevy Silverado.

Built to tow: The numbers speak for themselves—up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, and up to 12,500 lbs. max towing. Tow what you need, and then some.

Perfect for a family adventure: There’s nothing quite like heading up to the lake to go fishing with your kids—unless it’s taking that same truck to the lake after your kids have kids of their own. As the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road, Silverado can help you create a new family tradition.

Helps you get the word out: When you catch that monster fish, the available built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot with a super-strong, super-fast connection makes it easy to share your story (and pictures) with the world.

Chevy Silverado, Equinox, and Sonic are all uniquely suited for an escape to the lake.

The Details Matter

6.2L

ECOTEC3 V8
ENGINE

Available

420

HORSEPOWER

Available

12,500 LBS.

MAX TRAILERING

Available

A Last-Minute Getaway

After a long week at work, there’s nothing better than a relaxing weekend away. With the 2018 Chevy Sonic, it’s easy to hit the road for a last-minute trip to your favorite lakeside retreat.

Just pack up and go: With up to 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the Sonic Hatchback, you’ll have plenty of storage for your favorite weekend travel items.

Spend less time traveling
: Sonic’s nimble handling and great gas mileage can mean you’ll enjoy more time on the road and less time at the pump.

Drive with confidence
: The Sonic’s standard 138 horsepower makes zipping around the city a breeze, but it feels right at home on those back roads on the way to the lake, too. And with its robust safety features, including 10 air bags and a high-strength steel safety cage, it will help you feel secure no matter where you’re headed.

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The Details Matter

1.4L

TURBOCHARGED
ENGINE

TURBO-CHARGED
ENGINE

Available

138

HORSEPOWER

Available

6-SPEED

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Available

300 x 120
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*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • With rear seats folded down. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With available 2.0L turbocharged engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Standard on Premier.

  • Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity vary by model, conditions and location. Requires active service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.

  • Premier only, requires available Sun, Sound and Navigation package.

  • Requires Crew Cab Short Box 2WD with available V6 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the Vehicle Loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver door jamb.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/24 highway with available 5.3L V8 eAssist engine (2WD). Class is half-ton full-size pickups.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • With 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Based on GM Large SUV segment and EPA-estimated MPG highway: 23 (2WD), 22 (4WD).

  • With available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine.

  • Requires 1500 4-door Double Cab Standard Box LTZ 2WD or Crew Cab Short Box LTZ 2WD with available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package.

    Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Dependability based on longevity: 1987–July 2017 full-size pickup registrations.

  • Dependability based on longevity: 1987 – July 2017 full-size pickup registrations.

  • With rear seats folded down. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 35 MPG highway with available 1.4L turbo-charged engine and 6-speed automatic transmission (model shown). EPA-​estimated 37 MPG highway with available 1.4L turbo-charged engine and 6-speed manual transmission.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Sonic with 1.8L engine and 5-speed manual transmission 26/35; with 1.8L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 25/34; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed manual transmission 28/37; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 27/35.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/39 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission.

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • If you decide to continue service after your trial, your selected subscription plan will automatically renew thereafter. You will be charged at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. ©2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • EPA-estimated 28 City/39 Hwy MPG

  • With second row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Read the vehicles Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active OnStar service and paid AT&T data plan. Visit onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Premier shown seats seven. Standard on L, LS. Available on LT.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some devices require an adaptor or back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for details.

  • EPA-estimated 25 MPG city/31 highway (FWD models).

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Suburban 2WD 15/22, 4WD14/21.

  • Based on GM Large SUV segment. With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Tahoe 2WD 15/22, 4WD 15/21.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.