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2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Will Offer Most Horsepower of All Half-ton Diesel Pickups

Friday, June 14th, 2019
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Chevrolet is nearing the release of their new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel powertrain, expected to be a popular choice among Silverado 1500 customers. Priced exactly the same as the 6.2-liter V8 engine, this will be the very first inline-six turbo diesel ever offered in a Chevrolet half-ton truck. Known as the 3L Duramax, this engine offers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, producing 95 percent of peak torque at 1,250 rpm. Chevy states peak torque is kept from 1,500 rpm through 3,000 rpm. What does this powertrain offer that other brands can’t? Chevrolet has over 100 years of engineering and their newest powertrain showcases their expertise.

The 2020 Silverado Separates From the Crowd

The 2020 Silverado 1500’s 277 horsepower is the most offered by a diesel powertrain in the half-ton segment. This new Duramax engine is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission and has an exhaust braking feature that makes towing and hauling more relaxed than ever. Available for the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trim for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevy is moving forward for their modern diesel engine. General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, describes the engine a “clean-sheet design” due to its lightweight aluminum block and cylinder head, a variable geometry turbocharger, electronically variable intake manifold with traits that aid in cold weather performance and start-up. The 3.0L Duramax cylinder block is constructed with aluminum alloy that affords the power needed to maintain the high combustion forces that happen inside a diesel engine. The specifics that help the new engine run effectively are due to superior engineering by Chevrolet and GM.

A Powertrain Made to Remain Secure

How will Chevy ensure this engine is capable of doing everything promised? Chevrolet engineered a pickup that can meet the demands of a diesel powertrain by adding seven nodular iron main bearing caps to support and secure the block’s durability from high combustion. Chevrolet added a rotating assembly consisting of a forged steel crankshaft, connecting rods, and aluminum pistons. Silicon is combined with the aluminum for heat resistance and tolerance within the piston cylinders, which improves performance and helps reduce engine noise. The top of the piston is strengthened to add some strength to support the considerable cylinder pressures made by turbocharging and the engine’s large 15.0:1 compression ratio.

Additional Technology Highlights

The Duramax 3.0L engine provides drivers with class-leading horsepower with minimal effect on overall efficiency thanks to variable geometry turbocharging enables. The system uses closed-loop controlled vanes position and advanced electronic controls to automatically set boost pressure to the desired value based on engine running conditions and immediate power need. Active Thermal Management helps the engine heat up fast to reach and sustain its optimal engine temperature for performance and efficiency.

The Duramax 3.0L also features split cooling between the block and head. Advanced engineering from Chevrolet also applies to the Silverado’s stop/start technology. The system is capable of shutting off the engine at a stoplight and will restart instantly after the driver moves their foot off the brake. With so much offered for customers to enjoy, there’s very little an owner has to do to get the most out of the latest Silverado. The 2020 Chevy Silverado begins at $28,300 MSRP (plus destination fee) and we know where to find the latest Chevy pickups.

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The 2020 Silverado is not out in stores till late in 2019. Today, we offer the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the latest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD are also at Miami Lakes Automall. Our friendly team is happy to help our customers drive the newest vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles. If you’re looking for pricing options to help you to buy or lease what you want, our financing team can help.

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Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options and Towing Capacities

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Miami-Lakes-Chevrolet-silverado-1500-Trailering-towing-guide

The biggest reasons people buy trucks like the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 is for the convenience of transporting large objects in the truck bed and towing abilities. While truck bed options are pretty straight forward, there are a lot of things that consumers don’t realize affect a truck’s towing capacity.

Engine

A truck’s powertrain is the most dominant factor when it comes to towing capacity. A truck’s engine and transmission produce the horsepower and torque, which are the biggest factors in how much weight a truck is able to tow. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with three engines:

4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine

285 horsepower / 305 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 7,600 pounds

5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

355 horsepower / 383 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission or Hyrda-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 9,800 pounds (without Max. Trailering Package)

6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine

420 horsepower / 460 lb-ft of torque
Hyrda-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission
Max Towing Capacity: 9,400 pounds (without Max. Trailering Package)

However, not all Chevy Silverado 1500 models with the same engine and transmission that produce the same amount of horsepower and torque can tow the same amount and that’s due to the overall weight of the truck (truck cab and other equipment), as well as the truck’s axle ratio.

That’s because the power (horsepower and torque) a truck produces has a maximum amount of work (in this case towing capacity) that is can do, and that amount of work changes based on the truck’s weight. The more a truck weighs, the less it will be able to tow.

The weight of a truck varies based on the size of the truck cab as well as the other equipment on the truck. Trucks that are equipped with four-wheel-drive typically have a lower towing capacity (typically less than a couple hundred pounds) than trucks with two-wheel-drive because the extra equipment needed to transfer Miami-Lakes-Chevy-Silverado-1500-trailer-tow-guidetorque to all four wheels, or in other words, the four-wheel-drive equipment, adds weight to the truck, and that weight takes away from the amount of weight a truck can tow. The same thing applies to other equipment that may be on a truck like audio systems, seating materials and interior features.

Axle Ratio

Aside from the power an engine produces, a truck’s towing capacity is also affected by a truck’s axle ratio. Typically, higher axle ratios deliver more torque to the wheels, which increases the amount of pulling power. However, higher axle ratios also decrease a vehicle’s fuel economy, so it’s important to determine how much pulling power you actually need.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with a few different axle ratios. The standard axle ratios include a 3.08, 3.23, 3.42, and the 5.3-liter V6 engine and 6.2-liter V8 engine are both available with a Max. Trailering Package that includes a 3.73 axle ratio.

When the Chevy Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 5.3L engine and the Max. Trailering Package it has a max towing capacity of 11,000 pounds (1,700 pounds more than the standard max towing capacity) and when the Chevy Silverado 1500 is equipped with a 6.2L engine and the Max. Trailering Package it has a max towing capacity of 12,500 pounds (3,100 pounds more than the standard max towing capacity).

Chevy Silverado 1500 Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Want to learn more about the Chevy Silverado 1500 and any other Chevy trucks? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to test drive a model today. If you have any questions, we have answers.

Chevy Silverado and Chevy Colorado Snag Two New Awards

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

2018 Silverado 2500 HD Deep Ocean Blue Metallic LTZ Z71 Crew Cab

Just because Chevrolet has one of the largest model lineups on the market offering everything from trucks to sedans to sportscars, doesn’t mean Chevy doesn’t spend time to make sure each of their products is top-of-the-line. Every model Chevy produces is meant to be one of the best models in its class, and that’s always apparent with Chevy trucks.

Just recently, two Chevy trucks earned awards. The 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was named Four Wheeler’s 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year, which is the first time the truck has earned the award. Additionally, Kelly Blue Book recognized four Chevy models for their excellent resale value. The 2018 Chevy Silverado and 2018 Chevy Tahoe were both given the title as Best Resale Value in their class and KBB.com ranked the 2018 Chevy Colorado and the 2018 Chevy Silverado in the Top 10 for Best Resale Value.

Chevy Trucks

Chevy is currently celebrating its 100th year in the truck industry. Chevy’s truck legacy began in 1918 with the 1918 One-Ton and 100 years later, the Chevy truck lineup includes the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500, the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 and 3500 and the mid-size truck, the Chevy Colorado.

Chevy Colorado

While the Silverado trucks have been around for decades, the Colorado is the newest to join the lineup. The Chevy Colorado was introduced in 2002 and production was halted after the 2012 model year, and then the Colorado returned to production lines in 2014. Ever since the Colorado’s return it has been earning awards and experiencing great sales. The Colorado is a versatile truck that offers consumers a fuel efficient, five-passenger pickup truck option that has enough towing power to take care of a variety of hauling tasks.

The Chevy Colorado is currently available in four trims, the Colorado WT, Colorado LT, Colorado ZR2 and the Colorado Z71, and there are three engine options. The 2018 Colorado ZR2 (the trim named Four Wheeler’s 2018 Pickup Truck of the Year) is celebrating its first year of production. The Colorado ZR2 trim is designed to be an off-road truck and it has all of the equipment to handle any type of terrain.

The Colorado ZR2 is available with two different engines, a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine. To give the Colorado ZR2 better off-road capabilities of other mid-size pickup trucks on the market, the Colorado ZR2 has a ground clearance of 8.9 inches, which is two inches more than the ground clearance on other Chevy Colorado trucks. To protect important truck equipment from rocks, water and other types of debri that might damage the truck when off-roading, the Colorado ZR2 is equipped with front and rear locking differentials, as well as protective rock sliders and enhanced bumpers.

Chevy Silverado

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has consistently been one of the top three light-duty pickup trucks in its class. The Silverado 1500 is available in three cab options and in six different trims, the Silverado 1500 WT, Silverado 1500 LS, Silverado 1500 CS, Silverado 1500 Custom, Silverado 1500 LT, Silverado 1500 LTZ and the Silverado 1500 High Country. When the Silverado 1500 is equipped with the NHT max trailering package, it offers best in class max towing of 12,500 pounds.

One major reason consumers like the Silverado 1500 so much is because it is more than just a strong truck. The Silverado 1500 includes safety, tech, entertainment and convenience features that aren’t typically priorities by other truck manufacturers. The Silverado comes standard with a rearview camera, six airbags, the Teen Driver feature, and aero active shutters.

Chevy at Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall is home to seven brands, and one of our biggest brands is Chevy. Miami Lakes Automall has all of the latest Chevy models as well as some of the most exclusive. Open seven days a week, Miami Lakes Automall is conveniently located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, so be sure to come in and test drive a Chevy model, or one of the award-winning Chevy trucks like the Chevy Colorado or the Chevy Silverado.