TOP 3 REASONS TRUCK DRIVERS CHOOSE CHEVY SILVERADO
What Makes The Chevy Silverado So Irresistible?
Since its release in 1999, the Chevy Silverado has been a top choice for truck fanatics everywhere. It is constantly being upgraded with the newest safety specs and technology on the market, making it difficult for competitors to stack up to the Silverado. There is an endless list of features that we love with the Chevy Silverado, but we’re here to give you the top 3 reasons why truck drivers keep coming back for more with this hearty pickup.
Every pickup driver knows that the power behind a truck requires a hefty load of fuel to keep it running smoothly. Being able to save a couple bucks each time you fill up your tank seriously adds up over the years, which is why Chevy made it a priority to get you the best mileage possible for a truck of this caliber. By incorporating a new turbo diesel engine, Chevy was able to seriously boost the torque of this vehicle and achieve record mileage. The Silverado boasts best-in-class fuel economy with up to 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Chevy put a lot of effort into these engines to ensure optimal performance. The 10 speed transmission, shorter gears, and perfectly balanced straight-six configuration all work together to harmoniously give you the best fuel economy on the market with a pickup.
With the purchase of any automobile, safety should be in the front of your mind. By design, trucks give you more protection than smaller vehicles like sedans, but Chevy wanted to ensure that you are covered from every angle, all the time. At its most basic trim level, the Silverado comes equipped with a complete airbag system including front-impact, side-impact, and overhead airbags. In the event of a crash, the driver and passengers will be well insulated from every angle. The anti-lock braking system helps to keep traction and avoid skidding while you brake so your vehicle remains stable even when coming to a quick stop. Stability control can sense when your Chevy is nearing its handling limits. This system has the ability to reduce engine power and help the driver stay in control.
For those who like to spend a bit more to get the newest safety gadgets on the market, check out higher trim levels of the Silverado. Advanced safety packages come with specs such as the new head-up windshield display which projects speed, GPS navigation, and more onto your windshield so you can easily stay informed while keeping your eyes on the road. Steering wheel controls allow for hands free communication and seamless Bluetooth calling. You have the ability to see up to 15 camera views for low visibility days, or when maneuvering into tight parking spots. Finally, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alerts, and emergency braking always have your back in the case of an emergency.
Power and Performance
Most people buy trucks because they need power. As nice as it is knowing your safety and fuel economy are top-notch, you need the confidence that your truck will be able to haul all of your cargo securely and efficiently. The Silverado has trailering capacities of up to 13,400 lbs on certain trim levels, allowing you to tow trailers, boats, and more with peace of mind.
The 2020 Silverado can be equipped with your choice of engine, all with direct fuel injection, active fuel management, and continuously variable valve timing. You can switch between three performance modes, each designed to keep your ride smooth and safe. Tow/haul mode adjusts the transmission to reduce the number of shift cycles, protecting your transmission and preserving its lifespan. StabiliTrak helps you as a driver to have better control over your vehicle, even in unstable driving conditions. The StabiliTrak system uses a set of sensors to detect if your vehicle is responding adequately to your input. This data is aggregated and analyzed so your Silverado can adjust braking or engine power to get you back on track. Lastly, Hill Start Assist is able to temporarily maintain brake pressure so that you don’t drift backward down hills.
Depending on your needs, you can choose from one of the five following engine types to power your Silverado:
- 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel with 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque
- 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque
- 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque
- 2.7L Turbo with 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque
There is so much to love when it comes to the Chevy Silverado, but don’t just take our word for it, come take one of our Silverados for a spin on the road and see for yourself. We guarantee you will not regret it!