February is the month of love and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. We talked about how Onstar can make your Valentine’s Day planning a snap, so now we are going to talk about some things that we love here at Lake Country Chevrolet Cadillac. Since we are green country’s Silverado Central and home to over 200 Chevy Silverados (or more) at any given moment, we love trucks.
February is truck month at Lake Country Chevrolet and is the perfect month to showcase why so many people love their Chevy trucks. Here are just a few reasons you may love your Chevy truck or may want to consider purchasing a Chevy truck in the near future.
Chevy Silverado has something for everyone!
There is no way I could outline everything that is offered in the Silverado lineup because it is plentiful! So consider this a general overview of the Silverado 1500 lineup, with everything there is to offer via trim packages.
The roster ascends through base Work and LS, volume LT, and top-end LTZ. So what are the differences in trim packages?
The Work is just that: a work truck. It’s pretty bare bones, but it does come standard with air conditioning, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel.
The LS gets cloth seats instead of the standard vinyl in work trucks, power windows/locks/mirrors, satellite radio, and GM’s OnStar Assistance.
LT options generally have the same equipment, but you can get more luxury and convenience options than on the LS. Think comfort, look, and feel of more luxury.
LTZ has leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver-seat memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-folding outside mirrors, remote engine start, and Bluetooth wireless cell-phone link.
Some of the many, many options you can buy, depending on trim level, include more-powerful engines, a power sunroof, rear-obstacle detection, power-adjustable pedals, navigation system, rear view camera, cooled front seats, rear DVD entertainment, and wheels up to 22 inches in diameter.
The Silverado is a heavy hauler.
Most Work models come with a 195-horsepower 4.3-liter V6 engine. Standard on the LS and some LTs is a 302-horsepower 4.8-liter V8. These engines pair with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Standard on the LTZ and some LS Silverados and optional on others is a 315-horsepower 5.3-liter V8. The LT and LTZ can be ordered with the 403-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 borrowed from the premium Cadillac Escalade. These two engines use a 6-speed automatic transmission.
All the V8 engines can use gasoline and/or E85 ethanol-blended fuel. The 5.3-liter engine include GM’s Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation.
Maximum towing capacity is 10,700 pounds on the 1500.
Need even more towing capacity? No problem!
The Silverado 2500 and 3500 can increase your tow and load capacity significantly.
The 2500 can tow 17,800 pounds and the 3500 can tow up to 23,100 pounds. That is some major towing power!!
Fantastic Fuel Economy for Large Trucks
EPA estimated fuel economy for rear-wheel-drive Silverados ranges from 13 mpg city to 22 mpg highway. 4WD models score between 12 and 21 mpg. These estimates are for gasoline. With E85, those scores drop to between 9 and 16 mpg. For this truck class that is fantastic fuel economy.
What is your favorite feature of the Silverado? Do you have Chevy truck love?