While they may be best known for their power and capability, trucks are also great vehicles for families on the move. Trucks like the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 can haul, tow, and comfortably seat passengers without sacrificing fuel efficiency. From your friends at Tipton Auto, here are a few good reasons why buying a truck is the right move for you and your loved ones.
If you need to haul equipment and materials or pull heavy loads around Brownsville, a truck can easily handle the job. The GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 12,100 pounds. With the right equipment, the Chevy Silverado 1500 has maximum available trailering of 13,400 pounds. Many trucks also feature advanced technologies designed to make trailering easier. For example, you can equip your GMC Sierra 1500 with Trailer Tow Mirrors and the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller to help you trailer with more confidence.
In addition to the towing capacity that trucks offer, they also contain impressive cargo room and legroom for passengers in the cabin. You can select a short, standard, or long box to meet your cargo needs. The maximum available cargo on the Chevy Silverado 1500 is 89.1 cubic feet, giving you ample room to store items. As you travel outside of Brownsville and explore other areas of Texas, you and your family can enjoy elevated comfort in a large cabin. Passengers in the second row of the Silverado 1500 can enjoy 43.4 inches of spacious legroom.
Despite their big looks, trucks can deliver good fuel efficiency, especially with the wide range of engine choices you can pick from. Take the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 for example. When equipped with the available Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the Silverado 1500 offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway on 2WD models.* The Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, coupled with stop-start technology and a Hyrda-Matic® 10-speed transmission, also increases the Silverado’s maximum highway range to 668 miles.**
If a truck seems like the perfect fit your hard-working Texas lifestyle, pay us a visit at Tipton Auto and test drive our lineup of trucks today.
*EPA-estimated with available Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. Your range may be less. **EPA highway estimate of Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine and usable fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.