Turn to a Chevy Truck for Towing
When it is time to get to work, there is a Chevrolet truck up to the task. The Chevy lineup of trucks is built to get the job done. Whether you need to move a front loader or a pontoon, your Chevy Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, or Chevy Colorado will take care of you. Though rugged and muscular by design, not all Chevy trucks are created equally. Crews Chevrolet wants to tell you what separates its roster of pickup trucks from others you'll find in Charleston.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
The Chevy Silverado brings you five powerful engine options, each one is well-prepared to handle anything you throw at it:
- 4.3-liter V6, 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque
- 5.3-liter V8, 355-horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque
- 2.7-liter turbocharged V8, 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque
- 6.2-liter V8, 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque
- 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel, 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque
The options continue with your drivetrain, with your pick of the standard rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic comes standard, as well, but you can also get an eight-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission.
So, what does that power mean for your towing capacity? That means you can hook up whatever you need to the hitch of your Chevy Silverado. The 6.2-liter V8 engine is capable of towing 13,400 pounds. Your 355-horsepower V8 can tow as much as 11,600 pounds. Going with the turbodiesel and you'll be pulling up to 9,300 pounds.
Compare that to the impressive 2019 Ram 1500 truck. Its most powerful engine can't match the muscle of the Silverado 1500, towing just 12,750 pounds. Even the more affordable powertrain options range between 7,500 and 11,000 pounds. Even the Ford F-150, with its reputation for strength, has a towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. Just slightly less than the Silverado 1500.
Added Power Gives Silverado 2500 HD Superior Towing
When you spend your days towing implements or materials around the job site, the Silverado HD gives you all the muscle you need to perform the hardest tasks, with repetition. Turn to the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 to make your job easier.
It is matched with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission and pumps out 445 potent horses. That gives it the muscle to tow as much as 35,500 pounds. That is more than the 24,200 pounds you'll find the comparable 2020 Ford F-250 Powerstroke V8 Turbo Diesel pulling. It is no slouch on the road, but when it comes to pure, brute strength, the choice should be the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.
2020 Chevy Colorado Leads Class for Towing Capabilities
Though not as large as its Silverado brother, the 2020 Chevy Colorado holds it's own when it comes to taking care of business. Three engine options power this impressive midsize pickup: A 200-horsepower four-cylinder, the hefty 308-horsepower V6 and efficient and robust 181-horsepower Duramax turbodiesel.
The mid-level Chevy Colorado gets you the most power for your value, when teamed with the V6 engine you can expect to tow up to 7,000 pounds. If you need to bulk up to pull your fifth-wheel trailer away for the weekend, the turbodiesel is where it's at. When properly equipped, you can pull up to 7,600 pounds. Again, that is slightly more than the 7,500 pounds of the most powerful configuration of the 2019 Ford Ranger.
Put the Chevy Truck Lineup to the Test
If it is time to get your hands dirty at work or time to relax during a weekend getaway, a Chevy truck will take care of you. With class-leading tow ratings, it just makes sense to go with a Chevy truck from Crews Chevrolet. Take one for a test drive in Charleston and feel the power of a Chevy truck.
Chevy Trucks Presents Fuel-Efficient Lineup
You work hard for your money. After a grueling day at the job site, the last thing you want to do is stop for gas on the way home. Lucky for you, you are driving a fuel-efficient Chevy truck from Crews Chevrolet in Charleston. You know Chevy trucks provide the power you need to get you through the week, but they are also more efficient than you might have thought, making it a great value for your hard-earned dollar.
Chevy Colorado Saves Money While Providing Class-Leading Power
The compact member of the Chevy truck lineup is a great option when you want to go longer between fill ups during the week. When equipped with the base engine, the EPA has estimated you'll get 20 mpg when you are driving around Charleston and 26 mpg on the interstate. The turbodiesel engine provides you with 20/30 mpg city/highway.
By comparison, the 2019 Ford Ranger gets a comparable EPA estimated 20 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. The GMC Canyon gets an estimated 20 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway from its base engine. While the Toyota Tacoma gets just 20/23 mpg.
2020 Silverado 1500 Gives Supreme Efficiency
Muscling up on your pickup doesn't have to cost you more at the pump. When it comes to its peers, the Duramax turbodiesel 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 leads the way with an EPA-estimated 23 mpg when cruising around the city and incredible 33 mpg on the highway.
The four-cylinder powertrain of the Silverado 1500 will get you an estimated 20 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway. Ford's F-150 diesel engine will get you 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. Its base V6 gets a 20 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. It still can't rise up to the efficiency of the Silverado 1500.
Silverado 2500 Blends Efficiency and Muscle
When you are talking about a truck built for power and performance, you can throw the fuel estimates right out the window. The EPA doesn’t even grade the fuel efficiency of heavy duty trucks, like the Chevy Silverado 2500. However, you can expect to get 10 mpg on when you are driving around Charleston and 15 mpg as soon as you hit the interstate. Those numbers are comparable to what you would find the Ford F-250 or Ram 2500.
Save on Fuel in a Chevy Truck
Spend less time at the pump, when you would rather work or relax. Check out the efficiency of the Chevy pickup lineup at Crews Chevrolet and start saving immediately.
Test Drive a New Chevy Truck Today!
Our sales team can’t wait to take you on your new truck hunt so visit our centrally located Chevy dealer in North Charleston at 8199 River Avenue. We have an expansive selection of Chevy trucks including a long list of new Chevy Silverado 1500 models ready for your approval and road test so fill out an online finance application today before you schedule a visit.
Feel free to contact our Chevy sales office by calling (843)480.0041, and we’ll set you up with a preview and test drive at a time that’s convenient for your busy schedule.