How to Choose the New Chevy Truck for you

September 1st, 2020 by

There’s little doubt that Chevy drivers love their Chevrolet trucks, but if you’re in the market for a new one, the choices may seem a little overwhelming. At Gerry Lane Chevrolet in Baton Rouge, our sales team can help you find the right Chevy truck model that fits your lifestyle and is within your budget. We serve drivers from all over South Louisiana. From Zachary to Gonzales to Hammond, we make it easy for you to browse our new truck inventory and shop online. To determine which model best fits your needs, the Colorado, the Silverado 1500, or the Silverado HD, visit our Baton Rouge Chevrolet Dealership on Florida Blvd, near Lobdell. We’ve highlighted key features of each model to help you get started on your buying journey, because choosing the right truck largely depends on what you need in a new truck! 

Why Buy a New Chevy Colorado?

The new Chevrolet Colorado offers drivers full-size capability in a midsize pickup truck. Easier to maneuver than the full-size Silverado, drivers enjoy its everyday practicality, towing capabilities, and comfortable and roomy cabin. 

Performance & Capabilities

With a powertrain to impress any Colorado driver, a base four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission, a speedy 308-hp V-6 with an eight-speed automatic, and the segment’s only diesel—a 2.8-liter four-cylinder, it makes an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque. 

Although the strongest towing capabilities, 7000 pounds with the V-6 and 7700 with the diesel, requires the Trailering Equipment package, the base model with the four-cylinder can tug 3500 pounds. Standard on all Chevrolet Colorado models, the trailer-sway control assists drivers when the system senses the trailer is swaying excessively. 

Interior Features & Technology

Proving a spacious cabin, drivers familiar with the front seats of full-size trucks will feel right at home. A deep center-console bin and a massive compartment under the crew cab’s rear seat provide a fair amount of cabin storage.

Featuring a Wi-Fi hotspot, two intuitive touchscreens, and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system, the Colorado remains a top choice in terms of infotainment features. The base truck now offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth audio streaming for two devices, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The higher grade trim models have an 8.0-inch display. Drivers will still enjoy the MyLink interaction experience. 

Why Buy a New Chevy Silverado 1500?

Whether it’s for work or fun, truck drivers know they trust their Chevy Silverado 1500 to go the distance. One of the most popular trucks on the road today, this light duty pickup is bigger, stronger and dependable.  

Performance & Capabilities

With a choice of engines, including an available  6.2L V8 that delivers V8 power and towing, and an available Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel, this Chevrolet truck model is one of America’s most fuel efficient pickup, with 23 MPG city and 33 highway. If you are looking for power, the Chevy Silverado 1500 delivers a powerful, but quiet ride! Depending on the engine, wowing capacity ranges from 1,750 to 9,800 pounds, so load up your boat, horse trailer, or work equipment, because it can take care of the job.  

Interior Features & Technology

With eight trim levels, the base models of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 come with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, operating through a color touchscreen that measures seven inches. On higher trims, the screen is eight inches. This system also has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity, and voice commands are accepted when using compatible phones. Changing music or finding a contact on your list is simple by accessing various menus. On the higher trims, more advanced features are included. The touchscreen gets upgraded to a color, high-definition display, and in-vehicle apps can be used. Built-in navigation provides turn-by-turn directions, taking into account any traffic concerns.

Why Buy a New Chevy Silverado HD?

When it comes to the Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty truck, there are many different options, but one thing is certain, this truck is a work horse, but can be as functional for daily activities. Proving drivers with more value and, let’s face it, just more truck, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD or Silverado 3500HD can outperform like no other. 

Performance & Capabilities

The strongest Chevrolet truck in the truck lineup, the Silverado HD comes ready to work hard and play harder. With two heavy-duty powertrain options, new technologies for confident towing, and a larger, stronger and more functional Durabed, it was built to take on the hardest jobs you need to get done. This year, a 6.6L V8 engine replaces the 6.0L V8, and capable of achieving 401 horsepower with 464 pound-feet of torque. The new engine comes with more capabilities that will be important to those who are ready to place high demands on their trucks. Likewise, there’s a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is paired with the diesel engine. Not only did Chevrolet increase the engine size, but the towing capacity has also increased. With conventional trailering, capacity is 14,500 pounds. When equipped with a 5th wheel, that can increase to up to 18,500 pounds.

Interior Features & Technology

For Chevy Silverado 1500 2500HD fans, bigger is better. If you’re looking for an extra spacious interior, this is your choice. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD can come with a regular, double, or crew cab, and everyone riding up front will get up to 44.53 inches of leg room. The basic Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system provides a user-friendly way to control music playback and make phone calls. It comes with a seven-inch touchscreen on the WT and Custom trims and an eight-inch touchscreen on the others. On the higher trims, the system gets upgraded to have an HD touchscreen for better clarity. Built-in navigation is standard on the High Country and available on the LTZ.

Compare & Choose a Chevy Truck at Gerry Lane Chevrolet

After comparing these amazing Chevrolet truck models, we’re sure you’re eager to test drive one or all three! View our inventory online and find the one that fits your needs in the color and trim you want! We’re happy to serve drivers in the Baton Rouge, Hammond, Gonzales, and the surrounding south Louisiana communities! Give us a call, or stop by Gerry lane Chevrolet for a test drive today!