Four Features to Pursue in Chevy’s Pickup Trucks
If you’ve been searching for trucks for sale in Cincinnati, then you wouldn’t be making a poor decision by opting for any of Chevy’s current offerings. The vehicles provide all of the performance capabilities a driver could possibly want from their new ride, and drivers should also anticipate a number of additional amenities.
We’ve highlighted some of the top features and amenities included in the brand’s four pickup trucks below. While this information shouldn’t be the definitive decision maker as you’re shopping for a new ride, it might at least provide some clarity as you’re shopping around. That way, when you begin to shop for trucks for sale in Cincinnati, you won’t only know what pickup you want, but what amenities you want added on….
4G LTE Wi-Fi
If you’re going to be relying on your pickup truck to serve as a worksite companion, then you’ll want access to the internet. Unfortunately, you’re probably required to waste your phone’s data plan as you’re searching the web for work-related information. Well, Chevy’s line of pickup trucks (including the 2017 Chevy Colorado) can be equipped with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, allowing the driver to wirelessly connect to the internet whenever they please. Even your coworkers can rely on the service, as the Wi-Fi accommodates up to seven devices.
Of course, that’s not the only technological feature added to the 2017 Chevy Colorado. The pickup is also equipped with the impressive Chevrolet MyLink system via the eight-inch diagonal color touch-screen display. Thanks to the unit, drivers can stay entertained during their commute, and they can rely on navigation applications to get them to any hard-to-find worksites. The vehicle also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, meaning occupants can seamlessly connect their smartphone to the Chevrolet MyLink system. This will allow the operator to make phone calls or send texts without compromising safety.
Finally, the myChevrolet Mobile Application maximizes security. Owners can use their smartphone to lock/unlock doors and start/stop the engine, and they can also send directions right to the MyLink system. The application also allows drivers to view vehicle diagnostics, set parking reminders, and so much more. As an owner, you will soon learn why this inclusion is the perfect driving companion.
V6 and V8 Engines
You probably expect the utmost power from a new pickup truck, but there’s no way that you could anticipate all of the muscle that’s pumped out of the Silverado 1500’s three available engines.
It starts with the 4.6-liter V6 engine, which shouldn’t be underestimated because of its size. The system can crank out an impressive 285 horsepower and best-in-class 305 pounds-feet of torque, resulting in a hulking 7,600-pound towing capacity. Despite all of this power, the system can still promise a surprising 24 mpg fuel efficiency on the highway. The 5.3-liter V8 upgrades those power specs, promising 355 horsepower and 383 pounds-feet of torque (leading to a 11,100-pound towing capacity). Similar to the 4.6-liter engine, this unit is also fuel efficient, delivering a best-in-class 23 mpg on the highway.
Predictably, the 6.2-liter V8 is the most muscled of the bunch, cranking out an unbelievable 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. Similar to the vehicle’s other engine offerings, drivers can anticipate a best-in-class 12,500-pound towing capacity. Also similar to the other engines, the 6.2-liter V8 delivers a 21 mpg highway fuel efficiency, meaning owners can save some additional money at the gas pump.
Automatic Crash Response System
The moments immediately following a collision can be hectic and confusing, but Chevy’s pickup trucks (including the 2017 Silverado 2500HD) are ready for any situation. That’s because the vehicle is equipped with the OnStar Automatic Crash Response system. Following a crash, the technology will immediately connect the driver to an OnStar Advisor, and this individual can then contact emergency personnel. Hopefully the assistance isn’t needed, as the pickup’s six air bags should play a significant role in keeping all of the truck’s occupants safe and secure during a crash.
Of course, it’s unlikely that a driver even finds themselves in an accident in the first place, as the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD includes a number of safety functions that will help drivers avoid a crash. For instance, the Forward Collision Alert will detect when a crash is imminent and adjust the brakes accordingly, while the Lane Departure Warning is intended to alert drivers when it’s unsafe to switch over. The Safety Alert Driver Seats, Antilock Braking System (with Duralife rotors), and the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System should also play a role in reducing devastating crashes. Meanwhile, inclusions like the rear vision camera and the Front and Rear Park Assist system should reduce the chance that a driver finds themselves in a fender bender