When you think of the best Chevrolet engines, you probably think of huge motors, like the DURAMAX® turbodiesel on the Silverado. You probably don’t think of the smallest engines in the Chevy lineup, like the ECOTEC 1.3-liter turbo three-cylinder engine on the Trailblazer — but WardsAuto does.
In fact, WardsAuto was so impressed by this little three-cylinder motor available on the 2021 Trailblazer that it deemed it one of the 1 0 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems on the market.
Although it only produces 155 horsepower, that’s a tremendous amount of power to milk from only 1.3 liters. That horsepower-per-liter rate is even better than the 6.2-liter V8 on the Corvette Stingray. This efficiency is due to components like an active thermal management system, a variable-flow oil pump, and a deep-skirt cylinder block. When you look at the Trailblazer’s engine in that regard, it’s quite impressive!
In addition to its efficient power production, the engine was also proved to be quiet and responsive — both positives for drivers in Spirit Lake who don’t want to drive a loud SUV.
U.S. News & World Report recently announced its list of the 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021. With the 2021 Silverado 1500, 2021 Silverado HD, and 2021 Colorado making top spots on the list, Chevrolet is making a statement with its trailering capabilities and advanced technologies.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 features a new Multi-Flex Tailgate that includes six functions for loading and unloading cargo. With an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 cranks out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and offers an increased maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. New trailering technologies are also available on the Silverado 1500, such as Trailer Length Indicator and Jack-Knife Alert.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD shares new trailering technologies with the 2021 Silverado 1500 and has a best-in-class maximum tow rating of 36,000 pounds. The 2021 Silverado HD features a Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine that provides 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The heavy-duty truck also has new special edition options, such as the Midnight Edition and Z71 Sport Edition.
U.S. News praised the 2021 Colorado’s Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which has a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The 2021 Colorado has an available Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine that provides 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and tows up to 7,700 pounds.
You can find these tough, efficient trucks at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. We’re proud to serve Spirit Lake, Knoxville, Estherville, Carroll, and Algona, IA.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 welcomes the addition of the most capable tailgate in the model’s history. The Multi-Flex Tailgate offers six unique functions so that Silverado owners can access the bed cargo easier and enjoy enhanced loading solutions and a standing workstation. With a weight capacity of 375 pounds, the new tailgate will make work easier if you are tackling home DIY projects or outdoor activities around Iowa.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will also feature increased trailering capability thanks to two of its most efficient engines. No matter the configuration of the 2021 Silverado 1500, the 2.7-liter Turbo engine adds thousands of pounds of trailering capacity. With the Cab Short Box model, the rating increases by 2,500 pounds for a max capacity of 9,300 pounds. The newly available Regular Cab Long Box gets a maximum tow rating of 9,600 pounds. The 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine combines increased towing capacity with industry-leading fuel economy, adding 1,900 pounds of trailering capacity while achieving an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway.*
With enhanced trailering technology, such as Trailer Length Indicator, Jack-Knife Alert, Rear Side View enhancement and Cargo Bed View enhancement, the latest generation Silverado makes trailering even simpler and more user-friendly.
To check out these new features or to test-drive the new Silverado 1500, stop in for a visit at Motor Inn’s locations in Carroll, Estherville, and Knoxville, Iowa.
*EPA estimated. Silverado 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.
The new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban have expanded
upon the aspects drivers appreciate, now boasting best-in-class cargo space, a
newly-available independent rear suspension, and more screens for driver
infotainment and rear-seat entertainment.
Each 2021 model offers 30 safety and
driver-convenience tools, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking.
Whether running a quick errand or towing a trailer, you will have clear
visibility in all situations with the best-in-class nine camera views.
These SUVs are also getting upgrades under the
hood. An all-new 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine offers a new balance of
efficiency and power, and the available 6.2-liter V8 delivers the best-in-class
Currently, Chevrolet dominates most sales in
the full-size SUV segment. The Chevy Tahoe makes up 31 percent of current
sales, and the Suburban accounts for 15 percent of sales. These updates are
sure to continue the selling streak of these acclaimed SUVs.