XFE Fuel Economy Package Adds Efficiency to the Chevy Silverado

2020 Silverado 1500 Fuel Economy | Crivitz, WI

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a bit different from other vehicles in its class with regards to fuel economy. A diesel engine option helps this model secure its status as the most efficient vehicle in its class. And Chevrolet is introducing the XFE Fuel Economy Package to help the Silverado receive better fuel economy even without the diesel engine option.

Chief among these features for the package is a premium soft roll-up tonneau cover. This cover does a great job protecting any tools and supplies, while also minimizing drag, making the Silverado 1500 more aerodynamic and efficient. The package also includes all-season blackwall tires.

When equipped with the XFE Fuel Economy Package and the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine, the Silverado is capable of achieving an estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined. Even with this added efficiency, the EcoTec3 engine can produce up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

For a more efficient pickup truck option, consider adding the XFE Fuel Economy Package to the next Silverado 1500 you purchase here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. We can also help you decide on other packages and add-ons to customize your truck just the way you like it.  

U.S. News Praises the Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 for Towing Capability

2020 Chevrolet Colorado | Crivitz, WI

The 2020 Chevy Colorado and 2020 Silverado 1500 have been named to the U.S. News and World Report’s 13 Best Trucks for Towing list. The editors based their decision on the engines, transmissions, and towing packages in the two popular Chevy trucks.

Big Strength in a Small Package

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado easily maneuvers through city traffic while still offering noteworthy towing power. Choose the 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with the six-speed automatic transmission and towing package to get a towing capability of 7,700 pounds. This combination is available on the Colorado’s LT trim.

Best-in-Class Towing

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 came in top of the list for light-duty trucks. The 6.2-liter V8 engine combined with the 10-speed automatic transmission delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque for a best-in-class capacity of 13,400 pounds. Add four-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels and the Max Trailering package for the ultimate towing experience. The Silverado also boasts 15 camera views to optimize visibility. This makes it much easier to hitching up a trailer and monitor what you’re pulling during the tow.

Celebrate the Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 trucks’ newest accolades when you stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet to test-drive these models. We’ll help match you with the right model and configuration to suit your preferences and needs.

Meet the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Chevrolet Equinox | Crivitz, WI

The venerable Chevrolet Equinox is getting a nice upgrade next year, adding a powerful new look, a sporty new RS trim, and more amenities for the high-end Premier trim.

Set to launch in 2021, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox brings in the popular RS trim as a new option for folks who love to show their sporty side. The all-new Chevy Equinox RS sports a gloss black grille with a red RS badge and black bowtie, stealthy black side rails, and mighty 19-inch Dark Android wheels. That sense of style carries over to the inside where you’ll find sharp red contrast stitching throughout the black upholstered interior and a sporty RS shift knob.

At the top of the range, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier gets shimmering new 19-inch machine-faced wheels to complement bright LED headlamps and taillamps and the chrome inserts in its gloss black grille. Also new for the Equinox Premier is a logo projection liftgate, high black gloss finish on the center console, and subtle French stitching that takes the feeling of luxury up another notch.

No matter what trim you select, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox boasts a bold, redesigned face that includes an aggressive grille, revamped front fascia, and slim LED headlamps. The handsome-looking 2022 Equinox will arrive at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI, next year; stay tuned for more details.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Rolls off the Line

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Crivitz, WI

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the line in early February of this year. Manufactured at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky, the 2020 Corvette has been one of the most anticipated vehicles on the market. With a distinct mid-engine design and exceptional performance, this is one sports car any auto enthusiast can enjoy.

This eighth-generation Stingray is the first ever to offer a mid-engine design, which includes an all-new LT2 V8 engine that’s available through the rear hatch window. There’s a hardtop convertible design to let you enjoy the open air, while redesigned seats are ideal for the track and road. The 2020 Corvette generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is the most powerful production Stingray in history.

“The long wait is finally over, and the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette is as good as we could have imagined. So good, in fact, that it earned a 2020 10Best award right out of the gate,” said Car and Driver’s Michael Simari. “The eighth-generation Corvette now boasts an engine behind the passenger cabin, just like the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren but at many thousands of dollars less.”

Other features include a special Z51 Package, which has larger brakes, eLSD lighting, a front splitter, and special performance tires, among other things. There’s also available Magnetic Ride Control™ 4.0, while a unique performance data recorder is great for those who want to capture acceleration speed, braking, gear choice, and more information.

For more information about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth. Or stop by to browse our current inventory of Corvettes in person.

Chevy Reserves Trail Boss Trim for Truck Models

Trail Boss | Chevy Silverado | Frank Porth Chevrolet

For a while, GM has been undecided whether or not they would extend the Chevrolet Trail Boss trim to their line of SUVs and heavy-duty pickups. For now, at least, the Silverado 1500 will continue to be the only Chevy to carry the Trail Boss brand name.

The Silverado 1500 Trail Boss edition is an off-road beast, coming standard equipped with the same off-road features as the Z71 Off-Road package, including hill descent control and Rancho shocks. Also included is a 2-inch suspension lift, 18-inch Mud Terrain Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires, and other premium off-roading features.

Though the Trail Boss trim may not be making its way into the SUV market for now, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban will offer a Z71 trim. These models will include 20-inch wheels, upgraded tires, and available features such as Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive suspension. The Z71 trim includes a front skid plate, red tow hooks, and black on black chrome exterior accents. As expected in an off-road vehicle, four-wheel drive will come standard, with a two-speed transfer case for ultimate traction and control.

As far as Chevy’s HD series of pickups go, no HD Trail Boss is in the works, but the Silverado HD Z71 Sport debuted at the 2019 SEMA show and is slated for production in 2021.

Experience the Trail Boss trim and Chevy’s other truck variations when you stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right rugged model to suit your outdoorsy lifestyle.

Order a 2020 Corvette Before It’s Sold Out

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Crivitz, WI
Order your 2020 Corvette before they’re sold out!

Within just a few months, it seems the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is nearly sold out. The redesigned C8 model features a mid-engine layout and it seems buyers are clamoring to be a part of this new generation. If you want to be a part of it, too, you need to order a 2020 Corvette soon.

Chevrolet builds the Corvette at its Bowling Green factory in Kentucky. To prepare for the new Corvette model, Chevrolet added about 400 jobs, invested $439 million on a new paint shop, and spent $290 million on technology upgrades.

In talking with Autoblog, GM design chief, Michael Simcoe, said, “I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers. It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.”

In addition to its groundbreaking mid-engine design, the 2020 Corvette will feature a driver-focused cockpit that will give you an immersive driving experience. You can choose from a variety of contoured sports seats to give you the support you need.

Under the hood, the 2020 Corvette will come standard with a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine will have a top speed of 194 mph.

For more exciting news about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth Chevrolet.