If you need to do any serious towing, you need a truck that can keep up with your needs. Chevrolet recently announced that the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has increased its maximum towing capacity for the 2021 model year. This, along with some other updates, make it one of the best heavy-duty trucks you can buy.
Last year, the Silverado 3500HD has a maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds. For 2021, that limit has increased to 36,000 pounds. Chevrolet said this increase was achieved through changes to the wheels and suspension. You can get this maximum towing capacity with the Work Truck trim with a regular cab, two-wheel drive, the Max Tow Package, dual rear wheels, and the 6.6-liter Duramax® diesel engine.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is also adding some new technology innovations with five new trailering features including an enhanced cargo bed camera view, a trailer length indicator when changing lanes, an improved rear trailer view, a jack-knife alert, and a rear side camera view.
If you are looking for ways to make your Silverado HD stand out from the crowd, there are four new special editions available for 2021. These include the Carhartt Special Edition, the Midnight Edition, the Z71 Sport Edition, and the Z71 Chrome Sport model.
When it comes to towing and hauling, few vehicles can match the capabilities of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Thanks to some new advancements from the team at Chevrolet, it’s going to be even harder for the competition to catch up.
You might recognize the Multi-Flex Tailgate as an exclusive feature for the GMC Sierra pickup truck, where it is known by the MultiPro moniker. GM is now preparing to transfer that feature over to its Silverado line of trucks.
With this advanced tailgate technology, Silverado drivers will have access to six unique tailgate configurations. These configurations will make it easier than ever to store your supplies and cargo in the bed of the Silverado.
The Multi-Flex Tailgate isn’t the only advancement Chevrolet is introducing to the latest Silverado model. Accompanying this new tailgate is a plethora of trailering and towing enhancements for the signature Chevrolet truck.
Thanks to a more refined 2.7-liter Turbo engine, the tow rating of the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab increases to 9,300 pounds. The tow rating of Silverado models equipped with the 3.0-liter Duramax engine also increases to a maximum of 9,500 pounds.
These are only a few of the enhancements that the 2021 model of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is set to receive. Learn more about what this latest Silverado can offer to you by reaching out to our team at Greenwood Chevrolet.
The 2020 Impala has the most room of current Chevy sedans. Its rear seat sports a generous 39.8 inches legroom. The Malibu is also a good pick, with a comparable 38.1 inches of room in the back.
SUVs – Equinox and Traverse
For two-row SUVS, the Equinox offers the most space to stretch out, with 39.9 inches of rear legroom. But the 2020 Blazer and 2021 Trailblazer have almost similar numbers with 39.6 inches and 39.4 inches in the rear, respectively.
When it comes to three-row SUVs, you have a few options. The 2021 Tahoe has 34.9 inches of third-row legroom, while the 2021 Suburban provides 36.7 inches. Both have a spacious second row with 42 inches. If you have older kids to haul around, the 2020 Traverse features a balanced 38 inches in both rows.
Trucks – Silverado
Both the 2020 Silverado 1500 and 2020 HD trucks have large back seats, making them perfect for tall passengers. Choose the crew cab configuration for a luxurious 43.4 inches of legroom for riders to relax in.
For a spacious, family-friendly vehicle, check out our inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Silverado is a truly reliable ride, but don’t just take our word for it. U.S. News & World Report recently named the Silverado one of the easiest vehicles to maintain and repair, which means you’ll save money and time when you opt for this pickup. The editors at U.S. News specifically cited the longevity of the Silverado as one of its most prized characteristics.
What does U.S. News mean when it refers to “reliability”? The Silverado and other models named to the Top 10 Easy Cars to Maintain and Repair list were evaluated based on the length of time between service intervals, simplicity of repairs, the space of the engine compartment, and ease of finding replacement parts. The Silverado checks boxes in each of these categories, making it easy for mechanics to fix quickly and efficiently.
“Today’s cars last longer than vehicles of old, have longer service intervals between needed maintenance, and are generally more reliable. They’re also much more complex, with costly components that are more easily replaced than repaired. The typical service interval requires much more than changing the oil,” reads the U.S. News release.
Silverado durability is also due in part to the simplicity of certain mechanical components. For example, many GM models come with naturally aspirated engines, which are less complex than turbocharged powertrains. Plus, the roomy engine compartment makes it easy to access maintenance points, while the steel design is easier to repair than the aluminum found on some competitors’ models.
As the pickup truck segment becomes more and more competitive, choosing the right model for your needs is harder than ever. If you’ve been looking for a vehicle to tow your camper or boat around Ft. Meade, consider the Chevrolet Colorado or Silverado 1500, both of which were recently named to U.S. News’ list of the best trucks for towing.
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado
With a maximum towing capability of 7,700 pounds (the best of any compact pickup), it’s no surprise that U.S. News included the 2020 Colorado on its list. The publication’s editors were particularly fond of its available 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which puts out an impressive 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Alongside its remarkable performance, it also provides an EPA-estimated 30 mpg.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
You’d have to look extremely hard to find anything U.S. News’ Nick Kurcsewski didn’t love about the 2020 Silverado 1500. Dubbing it “the light-duty truck towing champion,” he raved about its 13,400-pound towing capacity, 15 available camera views, and ability to crush the Ford F-150’s specs by triple-digits.
To learn more about two of U.S. News’ favorite vehicles for towing, contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet to schedule a test drive of the 2020 Colorado or Silverado 1500.
*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.
Whether you want a family vehicle or a sporty SUV, the new 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is the model for you. This vehicle was recently named the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Best New Midsize SUV in the two-row category. This award is determined in conjunction with Car and Driver, making the Blazer one of the Best New Family Car award winners.
The award is given to vehicles based on their safety, handling, value, technology, and design. For an award winner to be named, the judges also drove each eligible vehicle over 5,000 miles on highways, tracks, and in cities. The Blazer was determined to be among the best.
“A stylish exterior and an appealing aesthetic wraps this practical, fun-to-drive crossover,” writes Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping Institute Chief Technologist and Head Engineer. “You’ll enjoy a confident, responsive drive that stands out on city streets and highways alike.”
What set the Blazer apart? This model comes with an impressive 64.2 cubic feet of space with the seats folded, as well as up to 4,500 pounds in maximum towing capabilities. Plus, this model had 26 mpg* on the highway when properly equipped, which means you’ll save more on the road. With multiple trims available, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is the perfect model for virtually any driver.
Want to get behind the wheel of a Blazer? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet in Ft. Meade, FL.
If you have access to a garage, it’s the best long-term place to store a vehicle. However, if you don’t have a garage, consider renting a storage unit. As a last resort, get a car cover to keep the exterior in good shape.
If you are going to be leaving the vehicle for a year or more, make sure it’s in good condition first. Give it a good wash and wax to protect the finish. Have the oil changed and fill the gas tank to prevent toxins and oxidation from damaging internal parts.
Take it for a Spin
If a car is not driven regularly, the battery will lose charge. Regular short runs keep the engine in good order and prevent the tires from developing flat spots. If this is not possible, take the tires off. Also, avoid using the parking brake when a car is in storage because the pads could fuse to the rotors.
Put up a No Vacancy Sign
Mice, squirrels and other small creatures love to make nests in vehicles that don’t move very often. Plug up the exhaust pipe and air intake with steel wool to discourage entry, and arrange mothballs or cotton balls or swabs that have been soaked in peppermint oil around the perimeter of the car to keep intruders out.
Need more help with vehicle care? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet.
In 2019, iSeeCars.com analyzed over 15.8 million cars in 2019 to find out the longest-lasting car brands. Their sole aim was to figure out which makes and models had made it past the 200,000-mile mark on the odometer. The study then ranked vehicles and brands by the percentage of vehicles still on the road after 200,000 miles.
iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly cited “truck-like SUVs and pickup trucks” as the vehicles most likely to last. This category includes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Suburban.
Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
Both of these full-size SUVs ranked high on the chart of overall highest-ranking vehicles. The Chevrolet Suburban came in with a rating of 4.9 percent, while the Tahoe was 4.1 percent. The industry average for vehicles overall was only 1 percent, and the industry average for all SUVs was even smaller at 0.9 percent.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
In the Longest-Lasting Pickup Truck category in the iSeeCars study, 2.0 percent of the vehicles still on the road after passing the 200,000-mile mark are Chevy Silverado 1500 models. This puts them above the segment average of 1.8 percent.
When it came to the longest-lasting brands, Chevrolet came in at 4th place overall, with 1.4 percent of vehicles on the road over 200,000 miles hailing from the bowtie brand.
If you’re in the market for a long-lasting vehicle, browse our online inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.
This year, Overland Journal introduced a new award for Truck of the Year. For the inaugural year, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison was named the Overland Truck of the Year in the mid-size truck segment. Overland Journal also gave awards for the best full-size truck, adventure motorcycle, and SUV. To determine the winners, editors sent the trucks through thousands of miles of testing, both on- and off-road, over the course of nearly a year.
Overland Journal editors were impressed with the stunning
capabilities of the Colorado ZR2 Bison, as well as its great available
features. These include its Turbo-Diesel engine, a winch-ready steel front
bumper, full-length rock sliders, front and rear locking differentials, its
rear steel bumper, and a great suspension system.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison is ready to tackle your next
adventure with a wide range of standard off-road-ready equipment including five
skid plates, a modified rear axle, large fender flares, cast-iron control arms,
and Revolutionary Multimatic DSSV dampers.
Power comes from the standard 3.6-liter V6 with 308
horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. However, it’s also available with a diesel
engine, which has an output of 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. When
properly equipped, the Colorado ZR2 Bison has a maximum payload capacity of