U.S. News List Silverado and Colorado 1500 on Its 13 Best Trucks for Towing List

2021 Chevrolet Colorado | Clay, NY

Since one of the most appealing features of a pickup truck is its ability to tow more than any other class of vehicle, it makes sense that you’d want one that can live up to that promise. That’s why U.S. News recently compiled a list of the 13 best trucks for towing. Unsurprisingly, both the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 made the grade.

U.S. News editor Nick Kurczewski praised the Colorado for its diesel engine’s remarkable balance of capability and efficiency, saying, “This motor delivers not only the best towing capacity found in a compact pickup, it’s the Colorado’s most fuel-efficient motor, too.” The engine in question is a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel that offers up to 7,700 pounds while still achieving up to 30 mpg on the highway.*

Meanwhile, the 2020 Silverado 1500 leads the pack, mostly due to its best-in-class towing capacity — 13,400 pounds — and a bevy of trailering technology. With a segment-leading 15 camera views to monitor your cargo and a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, this truck more than earns its status as the king of towing.

Whether you need to tow for work or play, Chevrolet can’t be beat. To learn more about the Colorado and Silverado 1500, contact us at Sharon Chevrolet. Or better yet, stop by in person to test-drive these two trucks for yourself.

*EPA-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.

The Most Powerful and Efficient Chevrolet Engines

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Clay, NY

With a lineup as extensive as the one you can find at Sharon Chevrolet, it can be daunting to dig in and discover which Chevrolet engines are at the top of their game. As such, we at Sharon Chevrolet found the most powerful and efficient Chevrolet engines on the market, so you don’t have to.

Most powerful Chevrolet engines

In terms of horsepower, the most powerful Chevrolet engine belongs to the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the Corvette ZR1 delivers 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. It’s not just the most powerful Chevrolet engine currently — it’s also the most powerful engine ever offered for a production Corvette.

Horsepower is all well and good, but when you’ve got something heavy to haul or tow, torque is the number that matters. Here, it’s the 2020 Silverado HD 3500 that wins out. This truck’s Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 reaches a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Most fuel-efficient Chevrolet engines

If your main objective is to save money fuel, you’ll love the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2020 Spark. It gets 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, making it an incredibly fuel-efficient engine.* Not far behind is the 2020 Malibu with its 1.5-liter engine, which gets up to 36 mpg on the highway.**

Among pickup trucks, we’d be remiss not to mention the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel in the 2020 Silverado 1500. This engine achieves 33 mpg on the highway, while still giving the truck a towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds when properly equipped.***

Each of these Chevrolet engines is an impressive option that’s worth considering when searching for your next vehicle. Give us a call at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, to learn more about each vehicle.

 * EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission or available CVT.
** EPA-estimated 1.5L engine 29 MPG city/36 highway
*** EPA-estimated with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.

Chevrolet Performs Well in Longest-Lasting Cars Study

2020 Chevrolet Suburban | Clay, NY

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle with a reputation for longevity, consider the Chevrolet lineup. Four of the brand’s models received deserving recognition on the most recent iSeeCars’ Longest-Lasting Cars study: the Silverado 1500, Impala, Tahoe and Suburban.

The noteworthy Silverado 1500 and Impala

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 took fourth place for the light-duty pickup truck segment. According to the study, 2% of Silverado 1500 models met or surpassed the 200,000-mile mark. That’s higher than the average rating for pickups on the list.

The Chevrolet Impala also rated above average for longevity in the passenger car segment. Per iSeeCars, 1.6% of Impala models reached or went above the 200,000-mile mark. The average rating for the segment was just 0.7%.

The impressive Tahoe and Suburban

The SUV category is where Chevrolet really shone in the study. Both the Tahoe and Suburban placed on the list of the longest-lasting vehicles across all segment types. According to iSeeCars, 4.1% of Tahoe models and 4.9% of Suburban models achieved 200,000 miles or more on the odometer. That’s well above the 1% average for all models.

These Chevrolet models are made to perform well and help you enjoy the drive for years to come. Call us at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, to receive assistance finding the right Chevrolet to suit your preferences and budget.

Chevrolet Traverse Tops Most Comfortable SUVs List

2020 Chevrolet Traverse | Clay, NY

In-vehicle comfort is one of the most important benefits that an SUV can provide drivers, and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse recently earned recognition for its comfortable interior. The Traverse claimed the first spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020.

The Traverse stood above all the other SUVs on the list, thanks, in part, to its spacious cabin. Up to eight passengers can sit in the three-row SUV while your items are secure in its 23 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you have lots of items to bring on a trip, you can fold the rear rows to use 98.2 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The Smart Slide® second-row seat makes it easy for your passengers to get to third row. Plus, the available heated front seats and noise-canceling design of the cabin can keep you relaxed and at ease on drives.

The interior of the Traverse is loaded up with impressive technologies, including the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Wireless Charging is also available to conveniently charge your devices.

The comfortable 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is available at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York. Learn about the other aspects of the SUV when you give us a call.

The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 List Includes Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Clay, NY

When shopping for a new family SUV, safety is typically a top priority. If you want a new vehicle that offers excellent safety technologies along with other family-friendly features, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is an ideal option. The Equinox recently earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration previously gave the 2020 Equinox a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also named the SUV a 2019 Top Safety Pick. As a result of these high ratings and the SUV’s numerous protective technologies, U.S. News & World Report placed the Equinox on the list of The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.

For the 2020 model year, the Equinox comes standard with a variety of advanced safety tools, including the Rear Vision Camera, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert.

Another useful safety feature for parents is Teen Driver. With this system, you can customize the SUV’s settings and limit specific features while your teen is driving.* You can also view a report card, which details your teen’s driving habits.*

Discover how the advanced technologies and practical amenities in the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can benefit your drives when you check out the SUV at Sharon Chevrolet.

* Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Places on Best Diesel Trucks of 2020 List

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD | Clay, NY

If you’re looking for a diesel truck that balances efficiency and capability, consider the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado lineup. The models in the lineup recently earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diesel Trucks of 2020 list, highlighting their top-notch powertrains.

The Silverado 1500, 2500 HD and 3500 HD all made the list for being able to tow exceptionally heavy loads and boasting outstanding performance when equipped with diesel engines. When you opt for the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2020 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 9,300 pounds when equipped properly, while the fuel-efficient engine reaches 460 lb-ft of torque.

The Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD models have bold, strong designs for the 2020 model year. The HD trucks also have a range of advanced technologies that help make towing easier, including up to 15 available camera views for added visibility when towing.

The trucks’ available Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The impressive engine allows the Silverado 3500 HD to tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Each of these 2020 Chevrolet Silverado models is capable of taking on heavy-duty projects and fun weekend adventures. Discover which truck is right for you when you stop by Sharon Chevrolet.

Steps to Take When Your Vehicle Slides on Ice

Car Winter Tire | Clay, NY

With winter weather in full swing, you may encounter icy roads on your drives. As such, it’s important to be prepared and know how to react if your vehicle slides on ice.

Ignore the instinct to brake

If your vehicle begins sliding on ice, the most important thing to do is to avoid hitting the brakes since braking can make the situation more dangerous. Instead, to slow down your vehicle, remove your foot from the accelerator entirely.

Steer with care

You may feel compelled to quickly turn the steering wheel when your vehicle starts to slide. However, doing so can cause you to spin out. You should make sure to only turn your vehicle slowly and carefully when necessary.

Steer in the right direction

It’s imperative that you gently steer your vehicle in the right direction when sliding. If your front wheels have lost traction, avoid steering or accelerating until the vehicle slows down. If your rear wheels are at fault, gain control of your vehicle by turning the wheel in the same direction that you are sliding in.

We at Sharon Chevrolet hope you stay safe when driving this winter. Stop by our service department for seasonal maintenance to ensure your vehicle is equipped to handle winter weather.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Recognized for Its Quiet Cabin

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

U.S. News & World Report recently placed the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse on The 17 Quietest Cars for 2019 list. Thanks to the sound-absorbing materials in its cabin and other features, the SUV provides a quiet and relaxing commute.

The Traverse has Active Noise Cancellation, which works to both absorb and prevent outside sounds from reaching the cabin. The technology also eliminates and dampens vibrations so you can enjoy your drives.

The interior of the Traverse also has space for up to eight people in its three rows. The available leather-appointed seating as well as the available ventilated and heated seats allow you to be cozy. In addition, the available Dual SkyScape® two-panel power sunroof lets you enjoy some fresh air and sunlight.

While the Traverse is quiet, it also has different amenities to keep you entertained on drives. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System has a 7-inch touch screen along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility so you can utilize apps, listen to playlists and reach out to your contacts. You can also opt for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot to stream videos and play games.

Experience the quiet interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse for yourself when you take a test drive at Sharon Chevrolet.

The Most-Driven Vehicle Is the Chevrolet Suburban

2019 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is the most-driven vehicle, according to a study conducted by iSeeCars.com. This new title makes sense given that the SUV is a reliable vehicle with a comfortable cabin for families to relax in.

When looking at the sales of over 2.3 million vehicles that are each 10 years old, iSeeCars found that Chevrolet Suburban models were driven more than the average. Drivers of the Suburban clocked in an average of 14,862 miles per year. This amount is 24% higher than the average.

“The Suburban is known for its expansive cargo room while comfortably seating up to nine passengers, which makes it popular for large families as well as for fleet and livery use,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.

The Chevrolet Tahoe also made the list for most-driven vehicles and came in fifth place with an average of 14,040 miles per year, which is 17.1% above the average. In the light-duty pickup truck segment, the Silverado 1500 was driven the most. In addition, the Malibu and Impala made the list of most-driven passenger cars, ranking third and fifth respectively.

Stop by Sharon Chevrolet to take a test drive in the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban or one of the other Chevrolet vehicles available on our lot.

Five Tips for Autumn Auto Service

Car Service

Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your car for the cold months to come. Following these tips for autumn auto service will help ensure your vehicle is functioning properly and reduce your stress when winter arrives.

Replace your windshield wipers

If you haven’t replaced your windshield wipers in several months, fall is a good time to get new ones. Consider investing in rubber-clad blades that can stand up to rough winter conditions.

Check your battery

Don’t get stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery this winter. Instead, have your battery tested, clean the posts and connections, and make sure cables are tightly connected this fall season.

Inspect your tires

If your tires are wearing down, you should replace them now before you need them to navigate ice and snow. Also, make sure you’re maintaining the recommended pressure and getting scheduled rotations. You may even want to consider switching to winter tires.

Stock your emergency kit

Make sure your vehicle contains the items you would need in a winter emergency. Blankets, extra gloves and boots, flares, a flashlight and a shovel are just a few of the items you should keep in your trunk.

Catch up on major repairs

Consider getting any repairs you’ve been putting off. Addressing these now is better than breaking down in the middle of winter.

Ready to catch up on service? Bring your ride to Sharon Chevrolet this fall, and we’ll help you prepare for the autumn season