My family loves our road trips, and we are often known to just jump in the truck for a last minute adventure. Spontaneity is great and sometimes our most epic getaways have been made with little or no planning at all. My friend Maureen and I recently went on a little road trip to Illinois and we quickly found out why the Chevy Silverado is perfect for road trips. I'd like to thank Chevy for providing me with a vehicle for the week. As always, opinions are my own.
The Chevy Silverado is really all around a great truck. We had an older model some years a go and I really loved it, so driving a brand spanking new one was a real treat. It's come a long way since then and has a lot of great features that I really like and appreciate in a vehicle.? Keep on reading to see why I think the Chevy Silverado is perfect for road trips, especially when you're hauling a family and plenty of gear!
Why the Chevy Silverado is perfect for road trips
With a family like mine, a roomy ride is at the top of the list. We have two teen boys who are over 6 foot tall, so they need plenty of room to sprawl out in the backseat. The Chevy Silverado has more than enough space for them to stretch their legs, and the seat is plenty wide enough for a comfortable ride for hours. I love that it has a compartment that folds down in the middle to hold their cups and snacks too.
The kids aren't the only ones who need to stay comfortable during a road trip though. The adults need plenty of comfort too if you're driving a long distance and the Chevy Silverado definitely offers that. The front seats are roomy and comfortable to sit in and that center console is like no other I've seen. There are 3 cup holders, small compartments perfect for change or very small items and the top of it has sides, so it can hold your phone, snacks or whatever else you may need it to. There is a USB port right inside the console too, so you can charge your devices.
Trucks are meant to be tough and that's why the Chevy Silverado boasts being "the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road?."
The Chevy Silverado lineup features high-strength steel for high-strength dependability. Take on any job by customizing your truck with different engine types, fully boxed frames and innovative cargo beds. Silverado has earned more J.D. Power dependability awards for pickups than any other brand over the last four years.? In fact Silverado took home 2015-2017: ?Most Dependable Heavy-Duty Full-Size Pickup? and 2018: ?Most Dependable Large Light Duty Pickup? from J.D. Power. Now that's dependable.
It can haul
The Silverado 1500 offers 420 horse power and can haul up to 12,500 lbs, which is perfect if you're hauling a camper or adventure toys on your road trip. You'll want that power to keep you going on the highway.
Of course, with gas prices rather high, you definitely want to look at the fuel economy of a vehicle and the Chevy Silverado was Awarded the "Best-in-Class Available?V8 Fuel Economy. You can get up to 24 MPG on the highway which is pretty great for a truck!
All of those features I discussed above are great, but they do no good unless the vehicle is safe. Safety matters and Chevy Silverado offers safety technologies to keep you and your family safe on the road. 6 standard air bags and a High-strength steel safety cage will help to protect your family in case of an accident. And the following features work hard at helping to prevent those accidents from even happening in the first place.
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Safety Alert Driver Seat
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Rear Vision Camera
Additional little perks of the Chevy Silverado include built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi? connection for up to seven devices. This is awesome for road trips because you likely won;t hear "Are we there yet?" too often! The myChevrolet Mobile App puts the power of your vehicle in the palm of your hand, literally. You can start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors. It allows you to send destinations to your available navigation system, which you'll need for those road trips and you c an even view diagnostic information so you'll know when something is going on with your vehicle before you even leave home.
Last, but not least, I am totally impressed with this little step on the bumper. It may seem silly to some, but if you;re a woman driving a truck, you know my struggle trying to lift your leg high enough to step up on that bumper! This little step makes it so much easier!