These Are the Engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is famous for its lineup of efficient yet powerful engines that make it stand out in the midsize truck segment. If you’re not sure which engine you want, here’s a quick guide on what you should know about the engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado:

2.5-liter four-cylinder

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine perfectly balances power and efficiency. It enables the Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, cranks out 200 horsepower, and produces 191 lb-ft of torque — all while offering up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.*

3.6-liter DOHC V6

The 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine is a force to be reckoned with, delivering a best-in-class 308 horsepower and following it up with 275 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is pretty impressive, clocking in at 7,000 pounds, but efficiency doesn’t suffer: With this engine, the Colorado achieves 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.**

Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel

The Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine earns a number of best-in-class distinctions. It can tow up to 7,700 pounds, earn up to 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, and serve up 369 lb-ft of torque.*** All of these stats are best in its segment, and the 2.8-liter also creates 181 horsepower.

These amazing engine options lie at the heart of what makes the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado so great: Each one demands power, capability, and efficiency; but they blend each quality in different quantities so you can get what you need out of your truck. If you’re interested in looking at the 2019 Colorado, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet and we’d be happy to show you our models.

*EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 4WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and available automatic transmission 20/26.

**EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 2WD with available 3.6L V6 engine and available automatic transmission 18/25.

***EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.87L turbo-diesel engine based on segment exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.

engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado - Sterling, CO

Driving Your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in the Snow

You’re probably no stranger to the harsh Colorado winters. Luckily many Chevrolet vehicles are well-suited to winter driving, especially the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

  • Use your Drive Mode Selector: If you opted for the available Drive Mode Selector, you’ll notice a mode called Snow/Ice. It’s engineered to reduce slipping and boost traction during harsh weather.
  • Consider winter tires: Purchase winter tires: They are the number one safety precaution you can take for slick roads, and the Silverado’s Snow/Ice drive mode works best when paired with these tires.
  • Turn on your lights: Improve your visibility by turning on your Silverado 1500’s available high-intensity LED headlamps so other cars can see you on the road too.
  • Make use of your Durabed: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s pickup bed has more cargo volume than any competing truck. Pack it with essentials like warm clothes, food, and water in case you get stranded. Stow away tools that could help like shovels, chains, flashlights, flares, and sand.
  • Pay attention: Your Silverado is available with a wide range of active safety features like the StabiliTrak stability control system and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Remember that they are no substitute for your full attention during driving, but they certainly help.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in the snow - Sterling, CO

Winter driving is stressful, and all of us at Transwest Chevy Buick hope you stay safe this season ride into the spring without a hitch.

Celebrating 100 Years: The History of Chevrolet Trucks

Over the past century, Chevrolet has cultivated a reputation for building rough-and-tumble pickup trucks that can help get any job done. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet trucks, and Transwest Chevrolet Buick want to celebrate by looking back at the history of Chevrolet trucks.

 

The first Chevy truck to arrive on the market was introduced in 1918 and was known as the One-Ton. As the first purpose-built truck from the brand, it was an affordable and flexible platform that customers could build on to create a vehicle that suited their needs.

History of Chevrolet Trucks

In 1929, the International Series AC Light Delivery became the first truck to feature an OHV six-cylinder engine, which offered 46 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. This truck still had an old-school style, though, something that changed with the 1938 Chevrolet Half-Ton, which was the first truck designed by the Art and Color department.

 

The truck style continued to change with the 1947 Chevy 3100 Series offering an all-new look that featured a 5-bar horizontal grille and a rounded profile. Throughout the years, the Chevy truck style began to take trips from the sedans in the brand’s lineup, incorporating more comfortable seating and more color options.

 

In 1973, though, we got the first glimpse of the square body design that helped improve aerodynamics and efficiency, something the brand continues to do even now.

 

Now, to help celebrate the Chevy truck lineup’s 100th birthday, the brand is offering a Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado, which looks to its legacy for design inspiration.

 

The 100-year history of Chevy trucks is filled with amazing milestone moments and great trucks. We look forward to the next century!