When it comes to size, the Silverado 1500 is the larger of the two trucks. Classified as a full-size pickup, the Silverado 1500 is more of a family vehicle — it offers more headroom, legroom, and cargo volume than its smaller sibling. The Colorado, on the other hand, is a midsize truck. Thanks to its more compact size, it’s better suited to city driving and maneuvering though tight spots on off-road trails.
While both of these Chevy trucks offer plenty of power, the Silverado delivers more horsepower and torque than its midsize stablemate. On the Colorado, you’ll be able to pick from three engine options that range in power from the base-trim 200-horsepower 2.5-liter engine to the Duramax® turbo-diesel that unleashes 369 horsepower. The Silverado starts out with a 285-horsepower engine maxes out with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 dynamo.
As a larger truck, the Silverado 1500 offers a greater towing capacity and higher payload capacity than the Colorado. With the Silverado 1500, you can tow up to 13,300 pounds or haul a maximum of 2,280 pounds. By comparison, the Colorado maxes out at 7,700 pounds of towing and 1,550 pounds of payload when properly equipped — which is still plenty of muscle for towing boats and trailers or transporting supplies for your next DIY project.
When shopping for a truck, consider what you intend to use it for. If it’s a family vehicle, you may want to narrow your search to models with spacious seating configurations. If you plan on hauling home improvement supplies, you may benefit from a long-bed model. Finally, if you crave outdoor adventures, pick a truck with four-wheel drive, a Z71 suspension, or a factory-installed lift kit.
Take it for a test drive
Before you sign on the dotted line, consider taking the truck for a test drive to confirm that it’s the right choice for you. Make sure that the vehicle fits you comfortably, and that you and your family members are comfortable climbing into and out of the truck. Try out the lights, infotainment system, and climate controls, and get to know the way it handles. You may learn that you’d prefer a larger or smaller Chevy truck.
If you’re in the market for a used Chevy truck, we’ll help you find the perfect model for your lifestyle at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
If you live in Garland, you know we have great restaurants. If you are new to the area or passing through, here are three of our favorite restaurants to order from when we are hungry, looking to celebrate, or feed a crowd.
Tom Yum Thai
Tom Yum Thai offers an incredible menu of authentic Thai options, including vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes. Chef’s Specials include chicken ginger rice, teriyaki salmon, and spicy basil duck. If you want noodles, Tom Yum Thai offers a variety of tasty options including pad Thai, Tung Tac, and Sukiyaki. You can add beef, chicken, tofu, pork, shrimp, or seafood to the any noodle dish.
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
If you are craving a sweet treat then feast your eyes on the confections available at Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery. You have 16 signature cupcake flavors to choose from as well as brownies and artisan ice cream. The sweet shop even offers Pupcakes so your furry family member can feel special, too.
Blacksmoke BBQ & Grill
The menu at Blacksmoke BBQ & Grill overflows with hearty, comfort food. From sandwiches, burgers, and deep fried chicken wings with savory sauces to decadent sides, Blacksmoke BBQ & Grill will satisfy your appetite.
After you have enjoyed some of the best our restaurants have to offer, stop by Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, to check out the best our dealership has to offer.
In an SUV, you can accommodate more passengers. So, if your family is large or you regularly transport a big group, choose an SUV. Small and midsize SUVs offer seating for five, but larger SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban can accommodate seven to nine passengers. Due to their size, SUVs can be easier to handle compared to trucks, too, making them more versatile. Most SUVs, too, will return better fuel efficiency on highways, ideal if you and your family like to cover a lot of miles.
Trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado lineup and Chevrolet Colorado offer impressive towing capabilities. If you need to tow a trailer, equipment, or road trip gear like a boat, then you should get a closer look at the Chevy truck lineup. Even if you’re not towing on a regular basis, but still need to haul a lot of stuff, the bed of a Chevy truck will give you the space you need and then some.
When your family wants a new SUV to keep up with your packed schedule, two prominent choices are the 2021 Chevy Equinox and Blazer. To make an informed decision about which vehicle is better suited for your day-to-day, check out the main differences between the SUVs.
The 2021 Equinox has the traditional look of an SUV, defined by its rounded curves and classic silhouette. The 2021 Blazer draws inspiration from the iconic Camaro sports car and has a more aggressive, dynamic appearance.
The Equinox offers one engine, a 1.5-liter turbo that generates 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission and achieves an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway.*
The Blazer, meanwhile, offers a 193-horsepower 2.5-liter engine, a 227-horsepower 2.0-liter Turbo, and a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6. They all pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission, but they offer a bit less fuel economy than the Equinox engine.
Exterior and interior space
As a midsize SUV, the Blazer has larger exterior dimensions than the small Equinox. Nevertheless, they both have seating for up to five and similar amounts of headroom and legroom. Cargo volume is also nearly identical with the Blazer having 64.2 cubic feet, while the Equinox has 63.9 cubic feet.
Find your perfect family hauler today by scheduling test drives in Chevy SUVs at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
*EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/31 highway with 1.5L engine (FWD).
After buying your ideal used Chevy vehicle from Jupiter Chevrolet or another dealership, you’ll want to be sure to give it a good cleaning before taking it out for its first drive. Try out these tips to get your pre-owned car clean and ready for you and your family.
Power wash the exterior
Giving your car a thorough power wash is one of the best ways to make your newly purchased car look fresh and ready to roll. Make sure to spray under the wheel wells, between the wheels, the underbody, and anywhere else you can reach. Make sure to use soap and water and then dry it with a clean cloth.
Buff and wax
Buff the exterior of your car using a car polisher and buffer pad to remove any light scratches you’ve noticed. Afterward, apply wax to protect the paint and make your vehicle shine like brand new.
Remove the covers
Take out the seat covers, floor mats, and any other covers that might still be in your car from the previous owner. Then, vacuum out the interior and give it a shampoo treatment as needed. If you feel the covers are still in good condition and would like to keep them, simply wash them and put them back inside.
If you are looking for a fast, fun ride to take on adventures but don’t want to break the bank, consider the models on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “30 Fastest Cars Under $30K in 2021.” Three Chevrolet models made the list, thanks to their exciting performance features, power, and low prices.
U.S. News commended the 2021 Colorado for its fantastic combination of price, performance, and weight when you opt for the rear-wheel-drive WT trim equipped with a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine reaches 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque while reaching a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 made the list, thanks to its affordable WT trim with a regular cab, long bed, and rear-wheel drive. The outdoorsy truck’s 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque when mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Camaro has a low price while still providing a thrilling driving experience when you choose the 1LT trim. The Camaro 1LT comes with a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission paired with an available 3.6-liter V6 engine. The fun-to-drive sports car achieves 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD has picked up yet another accolade for being one of the most dependable heavy-duty trucks on the market. J.D. Power ranked the Silverado HD at the very top of the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment in its recent 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study.
The Vehicle Dependability Study determines which vehicle are the most reliable by surveying owners of three-year-old vehicles in different segments. The study looks at more than 177 problems, ranging from technology to mechanical issues, and it asks owners about the specific issues that they’ve experienced with their vehicles.
From this data, J.D. Power determined that the Chevy Silverado HD was the most reliable model in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. This pickup proved its dependability with its advanced technology offerings, including smart safety features, infotainment technologies, and trailering technologies. Compared to competitors like the GMC Sierra HD and Ram HD, the Chevy Silverado HD simply has more functional and longer-lasting technology options throughout.
When you buy a new Chevrolet, it will likely come standard with the advanced Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This system gives you the features you need to stay connected and in control on the go. Here are some of the best features you can expect.
The system usually has a 7-inch touch screen, though some models may offer larger screens, like 8 inches or even 10.2 inches. You can use the touch screen and potentially steering wheel controls to utilize different features.
To help you stay connected to your family and friends, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System will include Bluetooth® audio streaming along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Using these features, you can make a phone call, check your messages, and access different smartphone apps.
If you choose an enhanced version of the system, you may also gain a connected navigation system and in-vehicle apps. Some versions also have wireless capabilities, so you don’t have to plug in your smartphone.
Whether you are driving around Garland, Texas, or driving farther away, you can stay connected to do the things you love with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. Find out more about Chevy technologies and features by scheduling a test drive at Jupiter Chevrolet.
One of the coolest new options for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the available Multi-Flex Tailgate. This new tailgate makes the truck’s Durabed an even more versatile and capable truck bed by offering six unique configurations.
The primary gate functions like a traditional tailgate. It can be opened using a button on the tailgate, the key fob, or a switch inside the cabin.
Primary gate load stop
This position is ideal for hauling longer items, like wood planks. Simply lower the primary gate and then flip up the load stop to secure items.
Folding inner gate
With the primary gate lowered, you can also fold down the inner gate to get closer to the cargo box. This is ideal when loading heavier items or reaching items that are further back in the bed.
You can fold the inner gate into a full-width step. With a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds, it is perfect for getting in and out of the bed.
Inner gate load stop
When loading two tiers of cargo, you can use the inner gate load stop to secure longer items stacked on top of shorter items.
Inner gate work surface
The inner gate work surface is great when working at a job site or when your family needs another surface at your campsite.