Chevrolet Silverado – Keeping the American Revolution Alive in 2013

Chevy Silverado at Les Stanford Chevrolet in DearbornThe Chevrolet Silverado brings a grea American trucks to buyers with its 1500 series. The 1500 has incredible towing power. It is able of towing 10,600 pounds, that’s roughly the size of an elephant. It’s equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine that has 403 eager horses under its hood, able to deliver 417 pounds of torque.

General Motors has included its exclusive automatic locking rear differential offering additional grip when need most. The Silverado provides a really great feature, known as Tow/Haul mode, that increase the way the Silverado behaves when trailing or hauling heavy loads. By adjusting the automatic transmission shift, the Tow/Haul mode aids in the reduction of throttle pedal activity by the driver.

The new auto grade braking downshifts the 6-speed automatic transmission, automatically, to slow the truck on steep, high grade descents. As an added bonus, this feature increases the life of the brake pads.

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) comes with a fully integrated trailer brake controller and the Hill Start Assist automatically initiates whenever stopping on inclines of 6 percent or greater. This prevents the truck from rolling back while you remove your foot off the brake to accelerate.

The Silverado has an expected 15 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. The engine can operate, efficiently, on E85, except hybrid models. E85 is a renewable fuel that is a combination of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. It is implemented to lessen the role petroleum plays in our world.

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