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2014-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500Chevy Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is no doubt, one of the most popular and sought-after trucks on the market today. One of the greatest reasons as to why this is the case is the line's considerable number of features and configurations. For the 2014 model year, you have the option of choosing any of the following trims: the 1500, the 2500HD, and the 3500HD.

In the event that you wish to go or the Chevy Silverado 1500 variant, the next thing that you need to select is the cab style as well as the length of the truck bed. You have two options when it comes to these features: either opt for the Crew Cab or the Double Cab. Both are going to give you a lot of room, but there are still quite a few differences between the two.

Overview of the 2014 Silverado 1500 Model Year

Before we proceed with providing you the main differences between the Crew Cab and the Double Cab, let us first take a look at the comfort,convenience, and safety aspects of the Silverado 1500 trim.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is noted for its increased convenience. Yes, the basic dimensions of both types of cabs remain the same, but the the use of space has been enhanced considerably that there is now greater headroom and legroom throughout the interior. Front passengers can now also enjoy more adjustment ranges and features.

Safety Overview

Chevrolet has long since been known for its dedication to continuously improve the safety aspects and components of its product offerings. With the 2014 Chevy Silverado, the cabs have been redesigned and now feature new structures. The all-new Crew and Double Cabs have been equipped with greater structural stiffness, resulting in a much more enhanced crashworthiness.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the the Chevy Silverado 1500's crashworthiness with a five-star rating, much thanks to the impressive total frontal-impact safety of the vehicle, as well as its total side-impact safety features.

Crew Cab vs. Double Cab - The Difference Between the Two

If you are unsure as to which of the two cab types is the right choice for you, take a look at these factors for consideration.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is an all-new, award-winning, feature-packed, full-size pickup. Impressive capability is what you can expect from this vehicle. Whichever of the configurations you choose to go home with, you can rest assure that it is going to meet and satisfy all of your needs. But knowing the difference between the cab types can help you figure out which is the better option for your requirements and personal taste.

Before, the Crew Cab only came with a single option: the short bed measuring 5.75 feet. For the all new 2014 Silverado, this has been changed, and you can now get a standard bed size, which is at 6.5 feet. As for the Double Cab, which used to be called the Extended Cab, increased convenience is what you can expect. It has a standard bed also measuring 6.5 feet.

Aside from the difference in terms of size and measurement, here are some of the other components that differentiate the two types of cab.

Configurations

The first difference between the two cab types lies in the available configurations. The Crew Cab is offered with the Silverado 1500 either as a standard box or a short box. As for the Double Cab, you only have one option, which is the standard box. If you like the standard box, any of the two cab types is a good option.

Cargo Capacity

For the standard bed, the cargo capacity of a truck fitted with either a Crew Cab or a Double Cab is going to be the same. What you need to keep in mind, though, is that, if you go for the Crew Cab, there is more space in the cabin itself. The Crew Cab also features more storage areas. So if you plan on transporting or carrying around with you fragile or valuable items, the Crew Cab option may be a better choice.

Interior Capacity

Both the Crew Cab and the Double Cab are spacious enough that they can accommodate up to six passengers comfortably. However, a Silverado that comes with the Crew Cab is slightly more spacious. It has a slightly bigger front shoulder room. In addition, the Crew Cab also has slightly more second-row hip room. Last, but not the least, is the fact that the Crew Cab also has undergone considerable improvements in terms of second-row headroom and legroom, making it slightly more spacious than the Double Cab.

Wrapping Up

All in all, it is easy to figure out why either the Crew Cab or the Double Cab models are great options. However, if more cabin space and head room is what you want and need, the Crew Cab option may be a better choice for you.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!

 


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Chevy Silverado

In the event that you want to take a brand new 2014 Chevy Silverado back to your Pittsburgh home this year, you should know that this is a great choice. Of course, you may have already done a bit of research, so you probably know that along with your Silverado, you are also going to take home a free 2-year service contract. This means that maintenance is not going to be a problem for the first 24,000 miles you put in your vehicle, which usually takes about two years to consume.

The Silverado, in itself, is known as one of the easiest to maintain trucks in the market today. And with significant updates and improvements, efficiency and performance has been made even better. But of course, this does not necessarily mean that you should already be rough and rugged when driving your vehicle. You should still practice care and caution when using your brand new Chevy, so that you can get the most use out of it.

Extending Your Truck's Life

Taking care of your truck properly, treating it with the respect it deserves, and putting in some effort in maintaining it can make all the difference between facing expensive repairs and having a problem-free vehicle that can last you for a long time.

So what exactly can you do to get the most out of your 2014 Chevy Silverado? Here are some TLC tips that you should start out with.

Clean Up the Silverado During the Harsh Winter Time

While it is true that Pittsburgh does not go through really harsh winters, you should know that with all the severe changes in the climate, sudden drops in the temperature can affect your truck's performance and quality. One way to avoid unnecessary problems with your Chevy truck is to clean it more often during the cold season. Get rid of salt and trail grime contaminating your vehicle's bodywork as often as you can. Aside from being a necessary maintenance step, doing this is also going to do the paint a lot of good.

Waxing is always a great idea, which you should do whether or not your vehicle is a Silverado. You do not have to wax or give your truck a polishing every week. Even just once a month can already do a lot to protect the paint and bodywork of your vehicle. Aside from the additional protection that waxing and polishing can give to your Chevy, you are also going to be satisfied with that shine and gleam. With a little effort, you can make your truck look like it just came from the factory.

Regularly Check Your Tires

One of the most common things that car owners do with their tires is kick them. The reason behind this is to check how firm the tires are, and if they need some airing. You are probably going to do this, even if your 2014 Chevy Silverado is still new, and there is no reason for you not to continue doing it. In fact, many car experts recommend doing this regularly.

However, you should know that there is something even more effective than just kicking your tires to gauge their state. Using a pressure gauge, you can check the status and integrity of your tires. Do this regularly, for as long as you are the owner of the truck, so that you have a way of knowing how the wheels are doing.

If you are wondering why you should do this, the simple answer is because tires, which are either over or under inflated, can have a significant reduction in their life span. In addition, fuel consumption is also increased. If the tire pressure is too low, you should know that your vehicle's stability is considerably lowered too.

So in a nutshell,make sure that you keep the tires of your 2014 Chevy Silverado at the right pressure, so that you can considerably reduce collision damage risks, which of course, shortens the life of the vehicle greatly.

Correct Driving Practice When Using the 2014 Chevy Silverado

When you drive around in your new 2014 Chevy Silverado, it is important for you to always practice correct driving. Get rid of any poor driving habits that you may have, such as tailgating. Just in case you didn't know, this habit can actually result in unnecessary speeding up or slowing down. While at first, this may seem to have no effect on your vehicle. However, in the long run, the drive train components of your truck are going to be seriously affected.

All in all, driving smart and taking advantage of all the technologies and features of your 2014 Silverado is something you should practice at all times. Be observant of the actions of other motorists. Aside from helping you maintain the overall health and integrity of your truck, smart driving habits can also help you avoid getting into accidents.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Honda CRV

The Honda CRV has been a popular choice among the compact crossovers in the US market for many years. And its edition has been able to meet the expectations of buyers looking for an ideal family vehicle which provides more interior space and enough cargo capacity.

The Honda CRV underwent few updates but remains a preferred crossover despite tougher competition. Other crossovers that give the Honda CRV a run for its money are the Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Mazda CX-5.

When you buy a slightly used CRV, particularly the edition, you are assured of fuel efficiency, roomier cabin, excellent reliability rating, useful standard features and better safety scores. Its four-cylinder engine provides sufficient fuel and power but unlike its competitors, the CRV has no other engine option.

In terms of interior space and exterior styling, a number of improvements make the used Honda CRV a good buy. The CRV has updated its front and rear styling and lowered the cargo floor and seating. However, much is more to be desired in its overall look.

A CRV also comes with standard features like a bluetooth connection, Pandora Internet radio, a backup camera, and a USB port. You can also look for a CRV which has a navigation system or a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

But what makes this used CRV a good choice is still its generous space to sit in passengers and load smaller or bigger stuff. If shopping is your regular thing, then a Honda CRV can be perfect companion. Shoppers are actually the main market of this CRV edition because it has a lot of small storage.

Engine and Fuel Economy

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder powertrain, which generates 185 horsepower (hp) and 163 pound-feet (lb ft) of torque, is the only engine used by Honda CRV models. Paired to a five-speed automatic, the used Honda CRV is a front-wheel drive (FWD). It is also available in an all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option.

The Honda CRV is known as one of the most fuel-efficient in its class.

Trims and Features

The Honda CR-V is offered in three trim levels namely LX, EX and EX-L:

  • CRV LX. The entry-level LX trim is packed with standard features like automatic headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, rearview camera, cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, four-speaker CD audio system, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and 6-inch touchscreen display.
  • CRV EX. The CRV EX comes with the additional 17-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, power moon roof, privacy glass, six – speaker sound system and fog lights, on top of the standard features of a CRV LX.
  • CRV EX-L. The top-of-the line EX-L trim features an eight-way power adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar), dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leathered seats, an upgraded seven-speaker and heated side mirrors. The Rear Entertainment System is also available in this model. The optional EX-L with Navigation features the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.

Safety Features and Recall Issue

The Honda CRV demonstrated an excellent performance in government safety tests. In particular, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the CRV an overall five-star rating: scoring a perfect five stars in both frontal-impact and side-impact protection tests. Likewise, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Honda CRV the highest possible “Good” rating in the moderate overlap frontal, rear crash, side impact and roof strength tests. In the small overlap frontal test, the CRV got a ôMarginal rating.

The standard safety features found in the Honda CR-V are rearview camera, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, daytime running lights, child safety lock, 4-wheel disc brakes, side curtain airbag, passenger airbag and rear head airbag.

A recall was issued for the Honda CRV due to its defective brake shift interlock blocking mechanism that may increase the possibility of a car crash. Owners who encountered this issue in their Honda CRV must take their car to Baierl Honda for repair which is free of charge.

In the J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings, the Honda CRV earned an overall four out of five circles in terms of reliability. Earning four stars indicates that the used Honda CRV is more reliable than most of the vehicles in its segment.

If you consider purchasing a used Honda CRV, head on to Baierl Honda in your area to get more information. They will help you choose which model to consider based on your priorities and preferences.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Honda Civic

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic remains to be a good choice for the customers looking for a midsize car credited for an excellent reliability rating, better fuel mileage, upgraded interiors and latest features.

Basically a redesigned version, the Honda Civic will surely satisfy the buyers hoping to own a quality car with a reasonable amount. The most notable achievement of the popular Honda Civic, which is both available in sedan and coupe body styles, is its outstanding recognition as a ôTop Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

This review will help you appreciate why a used Honda Civic remains an excellent choice among other 2nd hand midsize cars.

Trim Levels and Features

The Honda Civic is offered in different trim levels. Both standard Civic sedan and coupe are available in LX, EX and EX-L trims. There are also additional trims that offer upgrades and better fuel efficiency:

  • Civic LX. The entry-level Civic LX has standard features like a rearview camera, 5-inch central display touchscreen, air-conditioning, four-speaker CD audio system, 15-inch steel wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, iPod/USB audio interface, Bluetooth connectivity and full power accessories.
  • Civic EX. Go for a Civic EX and get 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded sound system (seven speakers for sedan and six speakers for coupe), sunroof, automatic headlights, rear disc brakes and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
  • Civic EX-L. The high-end EX-L model has most of the EX's features plus 60/40 split-folding rear seat, fog lights, leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated mirrors.
  • Civic HF Sedan. The Civic HF's features are comparable to the LX sedan with the additional aerodynamic cast-aluminum wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires, wind-cheating underbody panels and a rear spoiler.
  • Civic Hybrid sedan. The Civic Hybrid sedan has features similar to those of the EX sedan with the additional forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems. The Hybrid Leather trim has upgrades which can be found in an EX-L trim.
  • Civic Natural Gas. Civic Natural Gas comes with most of the features similar to the LX.
  • Civic Si. The sporty Civic Si is equipped with upgrades similar to EX standard features with the additional leathered steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminum shift knob, front sport seats and red backlit gauges.

Engine Option and Fuel Economy

The Honda Civic is a front-wheel drive which is offered in different engine options.

The standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine generates 140 horse power (hp) and 128 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. Five-speed automatic (standard in HF and EX models) and manual (standard in LX) transmissions are available. In terms of fuel economy, this engine is estimated at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) in city and 39 mpg in highway using an automatic transmission. With manual transmission, the fuel return is at 28 mpg city and 36 mpg hi-way. The manual HF model stands at 29 mpg city and 41mpg hi-way.

Producing 110-hp and 106 lb-ft of torque, the Civic Natural Gas powertrain is paired to the standard five-speed automatic transmission.

The 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine used in a Civic Hybrid pumps out 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. It has the most fuel efficient. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard in this engine.

The Civic Si's 2.4-liter four-cylinder powertrain produces 201 hp and 170 lb-ft output. With a six-speed manual transmission, its fuel efficiency is at 22 mpg city and 31 mpg hi-way.

Safety and Reliability

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the Civic sedan with an overall five-star rating. The Civic coupe, on the other hand, earned a four-star overall rating. In particular, the Civic sedan received four stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side crash tests. The Civic coupe also got four stars for frontal crash and five stars for side crash tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) commended the Honda Civic with a ôTop Safety Pick+ award. The IIHS also gave both sedan and coupe the highest “Good” rating in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

The Honda Civic has a good list of safety features that keeps passengers away from any accidents. It includes front side airbags, full length side curtain airbags, stability control and antilock brakes (four-wheel discs with the EX and Si). The Honda Sensing system, which includes forward collision warning and lane departure warning, are standard on the Civic Hybrid.

For the edition of Honda Civic, the NHTSA has not issued any safety recall. In the J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings, the Honda Civic earned an almost perfect score of 4.5 circles. This means that the Honda Civic is more reliable than most of the cars in its segment.

Visit Baierl Honda today if you are interested to purchase a used Honda Civic. Their representatives will give you complete details that will help you on choosing the right model for you.

 

Baierl Budget Cars, is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh and get any family's road trip adventure started with our large selection of budget cars with brands that include Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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Honda Accord

Anyone who plans to own a slightly used car has every reason to put the Honda Accord on top of their shopping list. The edition was fully redesigned inside and outside, with particular improvements in its engine and interiors.

 

Its high-performing V6 engine demonstrates better fuel mileage while the advanced tech features and connectivity are now available in different trim levels.

Engine Options and Fuel Economy

 

The Honda Accord remains a front-wheel drive. It is also available in two engine options. First is the base four-cylinder engine which works in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navi sedans. This engine also powers the LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navi coupe models. The second engine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine which is standard in the EX-L, EX-L with Navi and Touring sedan models. It is also works in EX-L and EX-L with Navi coupe models.

 

The 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder powertrain produces 185 horsepower (hp) and 181 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque in four models while the Accord Sport model makes 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque.

 

Powered with six-speed manual transmission. The CVT is also optional for the rest of the Accord models.

 

The second engine option is the upgraded 3.5-liter V6, which makes 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Powered by a six-speed automatic transmission.

 

Body Styles and Trim Options

 

The Honda Accord is available in sedan and coupe body styles which are compatible with several trim levels:

Accord Sedan

 

  • The LX base model is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, four-speaker CD sound system , a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, a rearview camera, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and height-adjustable manual driver seat.
  • The latest model added to the Honda Accord line-up in 2013 edition, the Accord Sport is an upgraded version of the LX with features like leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles for CVT, eight-way power driver adjustable seat (with power lumbar support), 18-inch alloy wheels and rear spoiler.
  • Next is the EX model with additional features like the heated mirrors, 17-Inch alloy wheels, Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitors, sunroof and the six-speaker sound system.
  • EX- L. The EXL model has additional features like leather upholstery, advanced rearview camera, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, seven-speaker sound system with HondaLink smartphone integration and driver seat two position memory settings.
  • EX-L with Navi. EX-L with Navi brings the satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition.
  • The premium Touring sedan model features an adaptive cruise control and automatic LED headlights.

Accord Coupe

  • LX-S. The coupe LX-S trim comes with features similar to the LX sedan.
  • The coupe EX's features are comparable to the sedan EX with the additional 18-inch wheels.

Safety Features

The 2013 Honda Accord standard features are hill start assist, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Additional safety equipment in the upper trim levels (EX and above) is the Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system wherein a small camera built on the passenger side-mirror shows an image of the right-hand blind spot on the center display whenever the right turn signal is on. LED headlamps and brake lights are offered in Accord Touring while the daytime running lights are standard in V-6 models.

The used Honda Accord sedan and coupe earned an overall five-star rating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash protection tests. In particular, the 2013 Accord sedan earned five stars for side crash protection and four stars for frontal protection. The coupe, on the other hand, achieved five stars for both tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gave both Sedan and Coupe an impressive ôGood rating in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In the small overlap front crash test, the Accord sedan scored the highest possible ôGood rating while the Accord coupe received an ôAcceptable rating.

Recall Issues

A safety recall was issued for the Honda Accord due to its defective fuel tank neck which may cause a fire. If you have purchased a 2013 Honda Accord, check out Baierl Honda for necessary replacement. The 2013 Honda Accord also scored four out of five circles in terms of reliability from the J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings.

 

Baierl Budget Cars, is proud to serve the Greater Pittsburgh and get any family's road trip adventure started with our large selection of budget cars with brands that include Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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