New 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Boasts Improved Towing

2020 Silverado 1500 Towing | Crivitz, WI

For the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is back — and it’s better than ever before. Not only does this model come with a new Multi-Flex Tailgate and a revamped design, but it also has enhanced trailering features and capabilities. The 2021 Silverado 1500 is a truly versatile truck that more safely and easily tows heavier loads than the outgoing model year.

Features include a new jack-knife alert system, which ensures that the truck and trailer are safely aligned, as well as an upgraded cargo bed view so you can easily monitor the payload behind you. Another new alert system provides you with a view beside and behind your trailer whenever the turn signal is on, which allows you to monitor potential obstacles or vehicles more easily before you change lanes.

The Silverado 1500 also comes with improved towing capabilities. For examples, the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine option has up to 9,600 pounds of maximum towing capacity when you opt for the regular cab/long box version. The 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine also upgrades its towing capacity, letting you trailer an impressive 9,500 pounds.

What else is new on the 2021 Silverado 1500? This model year has new assist guidelines to make parking easier, while a trailer-angle indicator pairs with the rear trailer view to simplify reversing. There’s nothing quite like the new Chevy Silverado 1500. Experience it for yourself at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI.

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.