It’s almost that time–time to hit the water with your boat or jet skis for a last long weekend of fun in the sun with family and friends. If you’ve been wondering how you’re going to haul all your gear and get your boat safely to and from the dock, we’ve got the lowdown on the best Chevrolet trucks and SUVs for towing!
Whether you’re towing your boat to the lake or pulling a camper for a weekend communing with nature, Bachman Chevrolet has the trucks that you need to get where you are going. Read on to see which Chevrolets are best for towing and why, with our comprehensive overview.
Chevrolet Towing Capacity
Will you be towing something every weekend, or maybe just a few times a year? The answer to this question can help you balance whether to get a heavier-duty vehicle, or one that is going to be a little lighter and more efficient. If all you’re pulling behind your truck is a few jet skis or 4-wheelers with a small trailer, a smaller truck such as the Chevy Colorado may do the trick and has a 31 mpg highway rating to make it a great option for commuting, too.
However, if you’re pulling a horse trailer, large boat trailer or camper on a regular basis and don’t want to over-stress your transmission, consider a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD or Chevy Silverado 3500HD. With maximum torque of 765 pounds, both of these trucks are a powerhouse that can handle nearly anything you can throw at them. The 3500HD has nearly double the payload max at 7,153 pounds, but there is a trade-off in fuel efficiency from the lighter models.
Chevrolet Traction & Safety
If you’re heading off-road, one of the Chevy Silverado models is the way to go. When you turn off the highway and into a more slippery navigation situation, the Chevrolet Silverado pulls through and keeps things on the straight and narrow. Traction control is handled manually from within the cab via button navigation. The full Chevy truck line has a lot to offer when it comes to moderate off-roading–even when towing a trailer.
Chevrolet offers an innovative “prevent, protect and respond” philosophy towards vehicle safety, and this is evident in all models of their trucks. Proactive safety technology such as lane keep assist helps you stay within your own lane, while the sturdy, durable truck construction and 360 degree air bags add an extra layer of protection should an accident occur. The “response” is handled by the infusion of OnStar automatic crash response system.
Ready to learn more and find just the right Chevy truck to help you hit the road this Labor Day? Search our new and used inventory online and then come see us for a free test drive. We’re the number one volume dealer in the state of Kentucky, and our friendly and courteous staff will help you get the information that you need to get out there and start having fun in the sun with friends and family!