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Should I Buy the 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD or Next-Gen 1500?

With both the carryover 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD and the next-generation 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 available at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland, it can be difficult to choose which truck is right for you.

The next-gen Chevrolet Silverado 1500 adds brand-new technologies like Super Cruise®, a hands-free driving system, as well as proven technology like the Chevy Safety Assist Suite. It also offers the truck’s new flagship version, the ZR2, which specializes in tackling tough terrain and off-road situations in Maine.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD still pulls its weight, though. It comes with a lower starting price (always a plus for budget-conscious buyers in Portland), and tops the next-gen version in available camera views. The LTD’s camera system offers you up to 15 different views, letting you monitor tricky movements with confidence.

Despite their differences, both trucks are Silverados, and there is a lot of overlap in terms of their features. Both offer up to 13,300 pounds of trailering capability, best-in-class bed volume, and the six-function Multi-Flex Tailgate. Their engines options are largely the same as well, with three different gas engines and one diesel offering to choose from.

Which Silverado will work best for you is something only you can decide. Talking with an expert can help you decide, so visit Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to learn more about both trucks in person at our dealership.

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2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is Going Diesel

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Trail Boss | Portland, ME

Chevrolet has announced that its half-ton Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will finally be available with the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel six-cylinder. Producing 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, this is a workhorse of an engine that delivers exceptional capability as well as strong fuel economy.

The Duramax® engine was one of the most highly requested engines for the popular four-wheel-drive Trail Boss model, which is a version of the Silverado that focuses on off-road performance. Trucks with the Trail Boss package already get Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned shocks, a two-inch suspension lift kit, a locking differential, skid plates, and red tow hooks.

Despite all of these performance-enhancing goodies, the Trail Boss gets an impressive 25 miles per gallon combined in four-wheel-drive applications, and up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway. [1]

General Motors plans to eliminate fuel-burning engines by 2035, but in the meantime, the Duramax® engine provides a nice option to customers seeking uncompromised capability that can still save them a buck at the gas station.

It’s one thing to read about the Duramax® engine, but it’s another thing entirely to actually feel all of that torque. Visit Quirk Chevrolet of Portland, Maine, to get behind the wheel of the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss!

[1] EPA-estimate. Actual mileage will vary.

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Looking for an Affordable Truck? Try These 2 Chevrolet Models

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

If you expand your search to used models, it’s easy to find a pickup truck for an affordable price. Two of the most budget-friendly options are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the older Chevrolet S10 ZR2. These models were recently recognized for their affordability by Car and Driver, which named them both to an annual list of Best Used Trucks for Under $10,000.

The Silverado 1500 has been a Chevrolet bestseller since 1999. It’s a capable, durable choice for everything from do-it-yourself projects to family hauling. Silverado models can be found with a wide range of engine, cab, and bed options. Your best bet for a Silverado on a tighter budget is a first-generation or second-generation model from 2014 or earlier.

The off-road-ready Chevrolet S10 ZR2 was sold from 1994 to 2003. Even though it’s smaller than most of today’s pickups, its tough, lifted body and hardy V6 engine make it a great (but still economical) option for moving furniture, tackling yard work, or hitting the trail.

If you’re in the market for these or other affordable trucks, be sure to stop in and see us here at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland. We offer one of Maine’s most impressive selections of pre-owned vehicles, and we can’t wait to help you find what you’re looking for!

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Silverado 1500 XFE Fuel Economy Package is a Must-Have

Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

If you’re looking for a vehicle that can do hard work without compromising fuel economy, look no further than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which is offered with an excellent XFE Fuel Economy package.

The Silverado 1500 XFE Fuel Economy package is offered on 5.3-liter V8 models, bringing its EPA-estimated highway fuel economy up from 23 to 24 mpg and combined fuel economy from 19 to 20 mpg.*

The package is offered only on the Silverado 1500 LT trim with 2WD and a Short Bed and Crew Cab body style. It’s also not available if you opt for any other package, such as the Max Trailering Package, Convenience Package or Z71 Off-Road Package (after all, trailering and off-roading aren’t exactly conducive to fuel efficiency).

Nonetheless, the XFE Fuel Economy Package offers more than just improved mileage. Also included are 18-inch Bright Silver painted wheels, all-season blackwall tires and a premium, soft roll-up tonneau cover.

All of this will set you back $850, but with the extra mpg, you’ll likely make it back long before you replace the truck. The Silverado 1500, after all, is built to last a long time.

If you’re interested the Silverado 1500 XFE Fuel Economy package, visit Quirk Chevrolet of Portland and ask fot it to be added to your truck!

*EPA estimated. Use for comparison purposes only.

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The 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine Has Best-In-Class Power

2019 Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

For the first time in almost ten years, a diesel engine will be available on the 2019 Silverado 1500. This noteworthy addition has caused a bigger stir by bringing the Silverado 1500 to the top spot when it comes to best-in-class power, beating out Ford and Ram.

The engine making these waves with its reveal is the new 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel that operates on a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear- or available all-wheel drive. This configuration pumps out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and makes use of turbo technology for rapid on-demand power. The closest competing vehicle, the Ford F-150, falls short by 27 horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque.

Exact towing specifications as well as fuel economy ratings have not been released, but going off of the numbers revealed so far, it is safe to say that more buzz is in store for the Duramax turbodiesel engine configuration before it goes on sale this summer.

Stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to take the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a test drive.

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All about the New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Upcoming Trucks

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Pickup truck enthusiasts have a next-generation model to look forward to. Chevrolet has redesigned the Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year with a bigger cabin, further capability, and additional features.

Engine variety

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers many different engine choices, ranging from the standard V6 to the powerful 6.2-liter V8 to the Duramax® turbo-diesel engine option. This enables drivers to find an engine that best suits their lifestyle. When properly equipped with the right engine and additional equipment, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

More space

Expanding on its size form the previous year, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is the ideal choice for families with its Crew Cab. All of these design elements come together, allowing passengers to stretch out. The spacious amount of room is also evident with the optimized in-cabin storage under the rear seats and in the spacious center console.

Technology

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers plenty of smartphone integration to match the high-tech touchscreen for the infotainment system. An In-Vehicle Trailering System is available for drivers who want the reassurance and improved safety of integrated trailer diagnostics and monitoring tools.

Keep an eye out for upcoming releases from Chevrolet such as the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. For the time being, stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland for our current stock of new Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.

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