The 2018 Silverado or Colorado?

Which is right for you? The 2018 Chevy Silverado or the 2018 Chevy Colorado? While both are Chevrolets, and thus great trucks, each one has its own distinct features and advantages. Depending on what you want out of your truck, you’ll want to go with one over the other. So how do they stack up?

The 2018 Silverado

The features 18-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, frame-mounted recovery hooks in the front, chrome bumpers, rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, solar absorbing glass, bed rail and tailgate protection caps and a locking tailgate.

The interior features a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a center fold-down armrest with storage, a folding bench rear seat, tilt steering column, driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal display, express up and down driver window, express down windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control with control mounted on the steering wheel and assist handles on the driver and passenger A-pillars.

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing that can run on flex fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with powertrain grade braking, cruise grade braking, a tow/haul mode and electronic controls. This combination makes 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, a high-capacity air cleaner, heavy duty locking rear, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness for trailering, a suspension package, an external engine oil cooler, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, a heavy-duty battery with 720 cold cranking amps, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Safety features include StabiliTrak with traction control and proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist, daytime running lights, an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger, OnStar, and driver and front passenger airbags.

The 2018 Colorado

The 2018 Chevy Colorado features a power driver’s seat, under seat storage in the rear, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls on a tilt and telescopic steering column, multi-color driver instrument information, cruise control, power door locks, engine immobilization, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, an overhead console and driver and passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors.

Entertainment features include two USB charging ports on the rear of the center console, Chevrolet MyLink Radio, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo, voice-activated technology for the phone and radio, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, two additional USB ports on the instrument panel and center console, SiriusXM satellite radio, and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot.

The 2018 Colorado features a 2.5-liter engine backed by a 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm.

The Colorado’s safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic traction control, StabiliTrak stability control system, dual stage front and side impact airbags, driver and front passenger head curtain airbags, seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, a tire pressure monitoring system and a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado or Colorado and to learn more about both model’s capabilities and their convenience, entertainment, safety, and security features.

10 Reasons Why the New Chevy Silverado Trounces the Competition

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Chevrolet manufacturers some of the highest ranked vehicles in the industry. The Silverado is no different. According to J.D. Power and Associates, this responsive, heavy duty truck is the highest ranked heavy duty pickup in initial quality. That means you get more bang for your buck when choosing Silverado.

If you’re still up in the air about finding the perfect pickup for your needs, these 10 reasons why the Silverado is superior to its competitors will make you want to cruise over to Classic Chevrolet and purchase your new heavy duty truck today.

1. They’re built just right.

According to J.D. Power and Associates, the Chevy Silverado HD received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large, heavy-duty pickups in the 2013 Initial Quality Study.

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2. The 2015 Silverado 1500 is the fastest growing pickup brand of 2015.

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3. The 2015 Silverado tows better than its competitors.

Drivers can choose an available 12,000-pounds of V8 towing capacity — the best in the Silverado’s class.

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4. It’s a super safe truck.

The new Silverado 1500 received the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety in 2015.

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5. The Silverado has unrivaled fuel economy.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 crew cab short box pickup gets superior V8 fuel economy to the 2015 Ram 1500 crew cab short box and the 2015 Ford F-150 super crew short box.

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6. You can take all of your toys with you.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 can tow nearly 1,000 pounds more than the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

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7. Want to take the internet with you? Now you can.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 is equipped with available built-in 4G LTE WiFi, a feature that is not available in the 2015 Ford F-150 or the 2015 Ram 1500.

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8. Go green while going big.

The new Silverado 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine is the most fuel-efficient Gas V8 pickup engine ever.

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9. Handles like a dream.

The 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine offers the most torque of any standard V6 in the Silverado’s class.

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10. It has a killer sound system.

The 2015 Silverado offers one of the quietest interiors in the industry, so you can hear the Bose premium audio system more clearly and enjoy every riding experience more than ever.

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Find the Chevy Silverado of your dreams right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas.

Accessorize Your Chevy Silverado 1500

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When you buy a Silverado at Classic Chevrolet, you have several trim levels from which to choose. That in itself makes it somewhat your own, but you can really make your Silverado unique by adding accessories. Chevrolet has tons of accessories so that you can “build” a special truck.

For the Bed and Cargo Management

Add a bedliner or bed mat to protect the bed from scratches. You can also add a tailgate liner. To change the look of the truck, add a tonneau cover – hard or soft – or a tool box. For further cargo management, add hitch-mounted carriers or tie-down rings. Ladder racks and tow hooks are also available for the Silverado 1500. Perimeter bed lighting also helps you see what you are doing at night.

Interior – Storage and Electronics

If you need additional interior storage, add a front console insert or under seat storage. Add additional audio accessories, remote start a wireless network interface and even a DVD system that resides in the head restraint.

Exterior Accessories

Exterior accessories really make your truck stand out. Not only is it different from other Silverado 1500 models, but adding accessories may make it easier to spot in a sea of parked vehicles. Assist steps and bed step are not only functional, but they look great, too.

Bodyside molding packages change the look of your truck as do custom graphics. You can even change the door handles and add emblems if you want. Additional accessories include fender flares, license plate holders, molded splash guards, window deflectors, molded hood protectors, tubular assist steps and outside rearview mirror covers.

Performance and Trailering

If you want to add some horsepower, consider adding a cat-back exhaust system. To change the look of your Silverado, change out the exhaust tips. And, if you plan on hauling a trailer, accessories include a brake controller package, hitch ball/mount assemblies, hitch receiver covers, trailer wiring adapters

Wheels

You can also change the wheels to 22-inch wheels, or change to a different style of 20-inch wheels including 5-spoke black. The 22-inch wheels are available as 5-split-spoke ultra bright machined high-gloss black, 6-split-spoke chrome, 6-split-spoke ultra bright machined manoogian silver, 6-spoke chrome, 6-spoke high gloss black, 7-split-spoke chrome, 7-spoke silver and 7-spoke silver with black inserts.

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The 2015 Chevy Suburban at Classic Chevrolet

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If you are in the market for a Suburban with all of the bells and whistles, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD LTZ. This four-wheel drive model features tons of safety equipment and technology to keep your family safer while on the road.

Security and safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, OnStar and an automatic occupant sensing system for the airbag. The sensing system determines whether there is a passenger in the front seat and whether that passenger is a child. Additional airbags include front driver and passenger frontal and side impact airbags and seat-mounted side impact and head curtain side impact airbags for all rows. The Suburban also features StabiliTrak, a stability control system with traction control and brake assist.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, front and rear parking assist, a rear cross traffic alert sensor indicator, side blind zone alert with lane change alert, forward collision alert sensor indicator, lane departure warning, safety alert seat, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Convenience features include heated and cooled power front seats. The driver’s seat has 12 positions and the passenger seat has six positions. The driver seat has two memory positions, four-way power lumbar and power recline. The second row bucket seats are also heated. The third row is a 60/40 split bench with power fold.

The floor console features storage, cup holders, an SD card slot and an auxiliary jack. The steering column is features power tilt and telescoping features, a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and theft deterrent locking feature. The steering wheel also features mounted audio, cruise and driver information controls.

The door locks are power programmable and feature lockout protection. Additionally, the Silverado features passive entry, remote keyless entry and remote vehicle start. The windows are all power and all have express down. The front windows also feature express up. The cruise control is electronic with set and resume, though you can order adaptive cruise control. The brake and gas pedal are power adjustable.

Furthermore, the Silverado features tri-zone automatic climate control with individual setting for the driver, right front passenger and rear passengers. The rear window features a defogger.

For a complete list of features and additional options, stop by Classic Chevrolet to take the 2015 Suburban for a test drive.

Chevrolet Awarded Best Value Truck Brand in America

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If you are in the market for a new truck and are undecided between a couple of models, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Vincentric just awarded Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America for the 2014 Silverado. This includes the outgoing 2014 HD trucks. Vincentric is a research firm that analyses a vehicle’s cost of ownership using by comparing fees, taxes, depreciation, financing, fuel costs, maintenance costs, insurance costs, repairs and opportunity costs.

When you add those costs – the costs of ownership – to the price, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado comes out above the rest of the full size trucks. Vincentric analyzed over 1,000 pickup truck configurations in this study.

Safety features in the Silverado include daytime running lamps, automatic exterior lamp control, several air bags, OnStar, a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Convenience and entertainment features include Chevrolet MyLink, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a CD player and MP3 player and a Bose six-speaker sound system.

Additional features include leather-appointed bucket seats in the front, heated seat cushions and seat backs, 10-way power driver and front passenger seats, a 60/40 split rear bench seat that folds up, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, a floor console with movable cup holders and space for your cell phone, driver information center, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, a universal home remote, theft deterrent system, dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning, a rear window defroster and power sliding rear window.

The powertrain features a 5.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V8 engine with active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with electronically controlled overdrive and a tow/haul mode. The transmission also features cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking. This combination makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the Silverado 1500 or any of the other Silverado models on the lot. According to GMAuthority.com, all of the Silverado models won the Vincentric award for Best Value Truck Brand in America.

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Truck Month: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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When you visit Classic Chevy, you’ll find that the Grapevine dealership has specials on several trucks including the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. If you need a heavy duty work truck for the farm, for a construction business, or because you have an RV or other heavy trailer to tow, now is the time to test drive this or another Chevy truck.

The 2014 Silverado 3500HD’s powertrain features a 6.0-liter Vortec engine with variable valve timing that is FlexFuel capable. The engine is backed by a heavy duty six-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200rpm. It runs on regular unleaded or E85 fuel. The transmission is electronically controlled and features overdrive and a tow/haul mode. It also features cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.

Exterior features include a heavy duty suspension packages for handling/trailering, 35 mm monotube shocks and a 34 mm front stabilizer bar. The box is a Fleetside box. On four-wheel drive models, the transfer case is electronic shift with rotary dial controls.

Trailering equipment includes a heavy duty trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness, 2.5-inch receiver with a 2-inch adapter, independent fused trailering circuits and a wiring harness for an aftermarket trailer brake controller.

Entertainment features include a Bose premium speaker system, sub-woofer in the center console, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, CD player and MP3 payback USB port, an auxiliary input jack, radio data system, TheftLock and 36 cross-band presets.

Interior features include a 10-way power driver and passenger seat, two-way power lumbar control, heated seats, a two-position memory for the driver’s seat, adjustable outboard head restraints, leather seats, floor console with storage, two auxiliary power outlets, cup holders, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with transmission shift interlock and driver information center.

Additional features include remote keyless entry, remote vehicle starter system with two transmitters, a panic button and content theft alarm. The electronic cruise control features set and resume speed and is located on the steering wheel. The air conditioning features dual zone automatic climate control, giving individual climate settings for the driver and right front passenger.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive this or another model truck. Our dealership has a truck for you regardless of your requirements.

Why Chevy Trucks Rule

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If you’ve been to Classic Chevy and other dealerships to test drive trucks, but still can’t make up your mind whether you should go with Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota, or Ford, consider test driving the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – again if you’ve already driven it. The 2014 model has upgraded powertrains for better fuel mileage. In short, the 2014 absolutely rules the road!

The 4.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V6 engine features active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection so it gets much better gas mileage than the older Silverado trucks. It runs on unleaded or E85 fuel; and it makes 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm.

The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that features a tow/haul mode and electronically-controlled overdrive. This combination gets you 16 mpg* in the city and 22 mpg* on the highway.

Additional features that make the Silverado more than tempting include remote start with two transmitters, a three-passenger front seat that is split 40/20/40, and a rear bench seat that also folds with a 60/40 split. The front seat features recline, outboard head restraints, and a center armrest with storage that folds down.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel features mounted cruise and audio controls which allow you to keep your eyes on the road while adjusting what’s on the radio/CD player or while adjusting the cruise control.

Furthermore, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 looks good on the outside. The P255/70R17 tires ride on 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels. The truck comes with a full size spare. The bumpers are chrome and the four-wheel drive models feature recovery hooks.

The cargo area features lighting so you can see what you are doing in the back when it’s dark out – no more fumbling with a flashlight while you’re looking for something. The tailgate and the bed have protection caps so you don’t scratch the paint if you slide something over the top or allow a large load to rest on over the edges.

The rear bumper features a corner step so it’s easier to get in and out of the bed – or just to reach something at the edge of the box. The outside mirrors are heated and power adjustable, so there’s no more losing all the heat from putting the window down to clear or adjust the mirror.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2014 Silverado. You’ll also get a full list of safety, security, infotainment and convenience features so you can easily compare other truck and see that Chevy is the best.

Meet the Chevy Reaper

The Chevy Reaper – Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Raptor – is going to be available at Classic Chevrolet. The Silverado-based Reaper was announced at the National Automotive Dealers Association in late January 2014. Ken Lingenfelter, a noted tuner who worked with Southern Comfort Automotive, designed the package.

The 2014 Reaper converts an average Silverado by adding a supercharger, giving the Reaper 550 horsepower. That gives the Reaper 139 more horsepower to Ford’s version, the Ford Raptor. Additionally, the Chevrolet Reaper features 20-inch beadlock wheels, a high-clearance bumper, a Fox Racing suspension, an integrated floodlight system and a reinforced skidplate.

Furthermore, the front of the Silverado has been redesigned, plus some graphics across the back have been added. The Chevrolet Reaper is expected to sell for $50,000 and up. Keep your eye on this space for more information about the Reaper conversion kit, which will be available at select Chevy dealers, including Classic Chevy.

Standard equipment on a 2014 Chevrolet Tuscany model includes a 5.3-liter FlexFuel engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 355 horsepower if run on E85 and the transmission features a tow/haul mode, overdrive, cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.

Entertainment features include Chevrolet’s MyLink audio system, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with AM/FM radio, SiriusXM/HD, an SD card slot and USB ports. The Silverado also feature Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a CD/MP3 player and a rear seat DVD/Blu-Ray entertainment package.

Safety features include daytime running lamps, several airbags, OnStar, a rear vision camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar also comes with six months of Directions and Connections, automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and Turn-by-Turn navigation.

The interior features a 40/20/40 leather-appointed split bench seat, heated seat cushions, 10-way power driver and passenger seats and a 60/40 folding rear seat. The tilt steering wheel is wrapped in leather and features cruise and audio controls. The driver information center features a 4.2-inch diagonal color display that shows you warning messages and vehicle information.

The Silverado also features remote keyless entry and comes with two transmitters, remote vehicle start and a universal home remote.

For a complete list of safety, security, convenience and entertainment features, stop by Classic Chevy today and test drive the new Silverado. Ask your salesperson about adding the Reaper Kit.

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Which State Loves Chevy The Most?

I would have sworn on my life that the state that had to most Chevy’s would be Texas…. Well, good thing I didn’t cause I would have been dead wrong! The team at Edmunds.com using their expertise and skills put together some data that allowed them to figure out which states had the most Chevy’s in them. I think maybe some of the states that reached the top may surprise you. However, as you can tell by the map above it is evident that more Chevy’s are in the southwest! Where does your state lie on the list? If you are interested in test driving a new Chevy make sure you stop by your local Dallas Chevy dealer and we’ll take you for a take a test drive!

The talented Edmunds.com Data Department is constantly producing inspiring graphics to help illustrate the complex dynamics of the auto industry. And sometimes they just make up these cool maps for us. Next in our continuing series of pointing out where brands live is Chevy. The bowtie brand sells especially well in the “hourglass” mid-section of the country, or anywhere trucks make up a high percentage of sales.

So that you can see how these listings of current car registrations over the past five years rank state to state, the over-achieving  Edmunds Data folk has also included a (now colored-coded) numeric ranking by state (after the jump).

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing!

Your Valet Nightmare Comes True!

Have you ever pulled up to the valet at a restaurant or bar and had a thought go through your mind about not leaving the car there? Hey, it’s ok we’ve all thought it. There have been a few occasions where I have opted to park it myself rather than giving my keys to a 18 year old kid. Well just wait until you read this story and watch this video because you may never give your car to the valet again. Thanks to Straightline for sharing this story! If it were me i’d press charges in a heart beat if I caught the valet tearing up my ZR1… That’s not even funny!

Okay, so this video happens to be a Dallas auto auction security guard and not a valet per se, but the idea is the same: Kid gets to drive a car from A-B. Takes the long, sideways way ’round. Everyone gets in trouble.

We had a friend in high school who was a valet for a small, but pricey restaurant in a New England vacation spot. Claimed he burned a Viper’s tires to cords while the elderly owner was enjoying his chowdah. Trouble is, the guy could barely drive his 5.0 Mustang without careering into a marsh. No way he drove a Viper without dying. But without a video camera handy, well, it was our sense against his word.

That’s where this guy comes in. You can brag all you want to your buddies that you screwed around with someone else’s 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1, but unless there’s video, who can truly say you did or did not. Maybe he just videoed the boss tossing it around? That base, too, is covered by the best part of this video– the driver exiting the car, throwing his hands in the air and finger-gunning the camera.

The guard has been fired and the Corvette’s owner–Woodhouse Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge near Omaha, Nebraska.– is pressing charges.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.