When it comes to trucks, dependability is key. Whether you’re hauling for the big move, towing a trailer for a friend, or on your way to work, it’s important that your choice can pull through the tough tasks as well as the day-to-day. And if you’re on a budget, then finding a used truck is probably your best bet. But which brand?
It’s common to find great deals on used Chevy trucks in the Longview, TX area, and there are some great late-model pickups from Chevrolet that can handle anything you can throw at them. So which one is right for you?
9. 2015 Silverado 1500
Starting off strong, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has six trim levels and options for V6 or V8 engines, as well as a Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of five out of five by J.D. Power. If you opt for the 6.2-liter V8 engine, you also get an upgraded MyLink and OnStar system as well, and a truck rated to trailer 12,000 pounds. It’s quite a step up from the 2014 model with all of the dependability and pulling power to boot.
8. 2019 Silverado 1500
If you’ve got a bit more to spend and want to have a few more options, the 2019 Silverado 1500 has two more trim options that range from work truck to high-tech joyrider. At the higher trims, an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation is standard all of the included tech comes paired with impressive towing capabilities on every model with any options.
7. 2015 Silverado HD
The 2015 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty is next on our list, proving that 2015 was a great year for Chevrolet when it comes to long-lasting trucks. It was a little bit more of a drastic change for the Silverado Heavy Duty than the 1500 this year, with a complete upgrade of the towing capacity (up to 14,800 lbs.), a quieter cabin, and more architectural strength to boot.
6. 2012 Colorado
The 2012 Colorado is a great option for someone looking for a midsize truck that will not only last a while, but also be a little more conscious of its fuel intake than most other models on the lot. It’s a bit smaller than our other contenders, but it makes up for that in efficiency, reliability, and maneuverability.
5. 2011 Avalanche
For the family-friendly, the 2011 Avalanche topped out the ratings at J.D. Power with a five out of five rating and enough space in the interior to make trips around town that much more enjoyable. With a versatile midgate design and a very competitive price point for the field, it’s a great option for anyone looking for a family ride.
4. 2011 Silverado HD
If you’re looking for something that’s really heavy-duty, then the 2011 Silverado 2500 HD is for you. With a reputation for being reliable, 2011 meant a more sturdy frame and suspension, along with a boost in fuel economy for the diesel option (18.8 mpg). For those of you looking for a real hauler, this is one that will stand up to anything you throw at it.
3. 2018 Silverado HD
The more modern 2018 Silverado 2500 HD comes with a bigger punch and many more features, for those of you interested in more than just a hauler. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offer convenience when you need to relax on a long ride, and newer safety features of the 2018 model make sure you’re going to get where you’re going with no issues.
2. 2016 Silverado HD
But what if you’re looking for the real meaning of towing power? Maybe something a bit more modern would fit—the 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, to be exact. All the room you could ask for, more power than just about any vehicle in its class, and an incredibly comfortable ride to boot. If you’re looking to really haul, give one of these beauties a test drive.
1. 2016 Colorado
For the tech-savvy truck buyer, the 2016 Colorado could be your answer. Apple CarPlay and some sweet features like Lane Departure Warning and a standard rear view camera make this compact truck a great option for city living with the creature comforts you might expect in a new truck.
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