The editors of Green Car Journal recently tapped the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Colorado as finalists for the 2020 Green Truck Awards.
The Green Truck of the Year title has been awarded to the most eco-mfriendly pickup since 2005. The publication didn’t go into specifics on why the Silverado and Colorado were nominated, but both trucks are available with efficient diesel engines that make them attractive choices for environmentally-friendly driving.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Silverado 1500 offers a 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax® turbo-diesel engine that makes 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It also yields an impressive 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for two-wheel-drive models.* The Silverado can also be equipped with a regular 2.7-liter gas turbo engine that improves on typical truck fuel economy with 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.*
The Canyon’s 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax® turbodiesel delivers 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It’s good for 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.* Meanwhile, the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine achieves a solid 19 city mpg and 25 highway mpg.*
To learn more about the efficiency and capability of these Chevrolet trucks, stop in for a test drive at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina.
*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
With a fervent fan base of loyal owners, a reputation for top-tier reliability, and best-in-class V8 power, the Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular pickup trucks in America. As if the beloved truck needed any more resume padding, the Silverado family of vehicles recently received major kudos for its ease of maintainability.
Per U.S. News & World Report, the Chevrolet Silverado is among the top 10 Easiest Cars to Maintain and Repair. Easy maintainability is a big plus for truck owners, as having an easy-to-repair vehicle means you won’t experience long waits and expensive bills for parts due to slow supply chains or hard-to-find parts.
According to John M. Vincent and James MacPherson, writers for U.S. News & World Report, the length of the Silverado’s generations contribute to ease of maintenance. “The models aren’t fully redesigned as often as many vehicles, so there tends to be plenty of repair parts available,” the experts stated. They also credited the truck’s passionate, knowledgeable fan base, which makes it easy to get advice on caring for your truck. Other contributing factors to the Silverado’s high reliability include a spacious, uncomplicated engine compartment and common parts with other popular Chevy vehicles, such as the Tahoe and Suburban.
The Bradshaw Automotive service department in Greer, SC, boasts a staff of factory-trained technicians. Our experts will help your truck go the distance. Shop with Bradshaw Automotive today to get behind the wheel of the easy-to-maintain Chevy Silverado.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Colorado recently earned top spots on U.S. News & World Report list of the 16 Trucks with the Best Gas Mileage. The turbodiesel powertrain on the Silverado 1500 scored especially high, though the turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine also earned a place. The Colorado turbodiesel and four-cylinder engines also made the list.
The 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine offered on the 2020 Silverado 1500 scored number one of the U.S. News list thanks to its impressive rating of 33 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.1 This powertrain is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and it generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
“Its huge boost in torque helps the Silverado return the best fuel economy estimates in the full-size pickup truck segment,” according to U.S. News & World Report writers Steven Loveday and Liana Madrid. “In addition, when properly equipped, the Silverado with the turbodiesel engine can tow up to 9,300 pounds.”
The 2020 Colorado also scored high marks on the U.S. News report, thanks to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel. The four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed transmission, getting 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.2 The turbodiesel has an impressive 30 mpg on the highway.3
At Bradshaw Automotive, we can help you find the perfect Chevy truck for your lifestyle.
1Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.
2EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/26 highway: Colorado 2WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission.
3EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.