The Chevy Blazer was first introduced to the market in 1983 and was offered primarily in the 2 door model. The S series Blazer was so named because it was based on the Chevrolet S10 pickup. The popular suv was manufactured from 1983 until 2005. The first models used the GM 2.0L OHV 4 cylinder engine.
Offered as an option, the 2.8L V6 engine was also offered in the Jeep Cherokee until 1987. This engine upgrade provided 110hp and despite the larger size engine, the fuel economy on the highway increased dramatically with the increased horsepower.
Chevrolet offered a 1.9L diesel engine available in California to meet the stricter emissions laws of the state. These diesel engines were discontinued after 1985 and Chevrolet introduced a larger 2.5L v6 engine. Better fuel economy was acheived with the introduction of the throttle body fuel injection system.
In 1995 the Chevy Blazer lost the S10 prefix, the interior options, the exterior trim package were all upgraged and was offered in a 4 door model to the public. Previously 4 door models had only been sold as fleet models. The engine was also upgraded in 1995 to the 4.3L Vortec 4300 V6 engine.
The 4.3L was the last engine upgrade seen in the Blazer and was the one used from 1995 until production of the model ceased in 2005.
The Chevrolet Beretta was produced from 1987 through 1996 and was offered as a CL and GT. A special edition GTU was offered in years 1988 and 1989. It came standard with Oldsmobile’s 2.3 L High Output Quad 4, which produced 180 hp. The most popular version was the 2.3L engine which was offered with the Getrag 5 speed manual transmission. This version posted a 0-to-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds and had one of the fastest slalom speeds of any front wheel drive car tested.
A 3.1 L V6 engine was available in 1991 and the 1991 model year saw major interior updates, including a new dashboard/center console and the addition of a driver’s side airbag.
1994 saw a redesign of the 3.1 L V6 and became the 3100 Series V6 and gained 20 hp for a grand total of 160. The new 3100 V6 was only available with a new 4 speed Automatic transmission. The upgraded engine was well received and the Chevrolet Beretta proved to be one of the most popular of the two door models that Chevy offered in these years.
The Chevy Aveo is representative of the automakers awareness of a need for smaller, more fuel efficient cars. With this in mind Chevy has offered both versions of the Chevy Aveo with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 103 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque.
The Chevy Aveo engine, though small in size, has plenty of pick up even in the automatic version and still preserves the great fuel economy is was built for. Aveo’s 1.6 liter engine has plenty of power for zipping around town, even with an automatic, and even on the highway it performs just as well.
For 2009 Chevrolet has redesigned the Aveo with some sportier features although it is still available in the four door sedan as well as the hatchback. The real winner in the new Aveo is the engine. This years models still have a 1.6 liter engine, however the fuel economy has been increased on both the highway and in the city.
The Chevrolet Avalanche engine was launched in 2001 and came with 2 engine choices: the Vortec 5.3L V8 engine and the Vortec 8.1L V8 engine. All though fuel economy is not its strong suit, the Avalanche was an immediate success. Though never as popular as its sisters the Tahoe and the Yukon, the Avalanche has developed a loyal following all its own.
Buyers seem to really go for the unusual body design and powerful Chevy engine that combine style, power and practicality all in one vehicle.
The Vortec Engine is one of the most powerful and popular engines produced by GM and this combined with the unique features of the Avalanche, work place this truck in a category all its own.
The Chevrolet 2500 enginewas manufactured from 1999 through 2005 and at the time was one of the largest trucks on the market.
A favorite among truck lovers, Chevy 2500 edged out the beloved Ford F-150 series several years in a row and it was the 6.0 Liter Vortec V8 engine the helped the Chevy 2500 gain the upper hand on the market.
While this large volume engine is not as fuel efficient as others, the used Chevy engine is a proven value and many Chevy owner choose to swap out the engines rather than buy a new vehicle. Its this dependability that has proven itself over and over again. For a tough hard working engine, the chevy 2500 comes through over and over again.
In 1960 General Motors introduced a new designation for its truck models. The Chevy 20 was a 3/4 ton model with a range of engines to choose from. The most popular was the 150 hp (112 kW) 261 inÂ³ (4.3 L) straight 6 chevy 20 engine.
The chevy 20 engine was durable and dependable and many original owners have passed these fine vehicles onto their children and grandchildren.The Chevy engine has proven its value time and again,with consumers placing it at the top in popularity for its class and size.
While newer and bigger engines have come along, the 4.3L straight 6 engine never really faded from popularity. Even today these engines are still on the road and the 60′s versions are being restored by collectors all over the country. Nearly half a century later, Chevrolet’s reputation for durability rests solidly on the foundation built by these early chevy engines.
The Chevrolet 1500 is a series of light duty trucks produced under the names Silverado and Sierra. The 1500 comes in 3 different cab lengths, the 2 door, the 2 and 3 door extended cab and the 4 door crew cab.
The Chevy 1500 engine is actually the General Motors engine, Vortec and is manufactured in 4 different sizes. The smaller Vortec 4300 V6 engine is available in the regular cab only and is the smallest of the line.
The Silverado SS in a high performance version of the Chevy 1500 with upgrades in the interior and exterior appearances. In 2003, the Chevrolet Silverado SS was introduced with a much larger V8 engine, the 6.0l Vortec 6000 which has an output of 300 horsepower.