Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021

Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021 | Rockland, ME

The U.S. News & World Report’s “11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” list lauded all three Chevy trucks as some of the best to run off a diesel powertrain: the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado 1500, and Silverado HD.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado removed its base trim from the prior year. It boasts a 7-inch touch screen to go along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. An available Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine generates 181 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque, and can make your 2021 Colorado tow up to 7,700 pounds, the model’s max capacity.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 sports an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel which produces a best-in-class 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque. Its 9,500 pounds of max towing strength represents an increase of 1,900 pounds from the previous model. Trailer Length Indicator and Jackknife Alert help you stay safe while trailering.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD is a heavy-duty pickup truck whose Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel creates 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, all of which it channels through an Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Plus, its best-in-class tow rating of 36,000 pounds solves problems at work and makes it easy to haul a camper for family vacations.

You can find all three of these top-performing trucks at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

WardsAuto Places 2019 Chevrolet Blazer on Wards 10 Best UX List

2019 Chevrolet Blazer | Rockland, ME

The editors at WardsAuto revealed the 2019 Wards 10 Best UX list, which honors vehicles with user-friendly technology. Thanks to its intelligent driver-assist features and infotainment system, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer earned a place on the list.

The WardsAuto editors drove 23 vehicles on their daily commutes when selecting vehicles for this list. The editors assessed the usefulness of the vehicles’ technologies and specifically looked at safety equipment, display screens, voice control, navigation and smartphone integration. 

The editors appreciated the infotainment system in the 2019 Blazer. The system’s 8-inch touch screen was praised for its high placement on the dash and its easy-to-see icons. The SUV also has the Marketplace app for convenient shopping.

The OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection earned praise for its reliability. Plus, the SUV’s HVAC vents were notable for being easily adjustable and allowing you to select the optimal temperature and fan speed.

The editors also liked the safety and driver-assist technologies in the Blazer. Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced, Forward Collision Alert, Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning all work to give you more peace of mind on drives.

You can learn more about the technologies in the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer when you take it out for a test drive at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

Wards 10 Best Engines List Recognizes Chevy’s 6.2-liter V8


The annual Wards 10 Best Engines list is one of the most prestigious awards lists in the auto industry, and this year Wards recognized the 6.2-liter V8 engine found on the Chevy Silverado as one of the best engines of the 2019 model year.

All Wards 10 Best Engines must be available in a car for priced under $64,000, produced in the U.S., and that shows significant improvement over previous model years. The winners are determined by a variety of factors, from horsepower to technology to fuel economy to how loud an engine is.

Wards was so impressed with the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 because of its use of Dynamic Fuel Management, a technology that improves fuel economy by reducing or increasing the amount of power delivered by an engine depending on the current driving situation. DFM constantly works to determine how much power is needed and adjusts seamlessly 80 times per second, using anywhere from two cylinders to all eight.

The 2019 Silverado is the first to use Dynamic Fuel Management as opposed to Active Fuel Management, which alternates between four cylinders and eight cylinders, compared to DFM’s 17 possible cylinder modes.

With the engine’s 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the new Silverado delivers incredible fuel economy without giving up the slightest bit of performance. Find it at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

Chevy Colorado Popularity Leads to New Special Editions

Chevy Colorado

Since its reintroduction in America in 2014, the Chevy Colorado has been making waves. This redesigned midsize truck arrived on the scene and immediately revolutionized the midsize pickup segment, offering high performance, smarts, and off-road capability to drivers. Since the Colorado’s exciting reintroduction, it has sold more than 428,000 units.

To celebrate the massive Chevy Colorado popularity and its fourth birthday back in the states, Chevy is adding two new special editions to the Colorado’s already impressive lineup. The new Z71 Trail Runner is an off-road vehicle at heart, offering an array of features that will make you feel confident on whatever terrain you traverse. This special edition builds on the features of the Colorado Z71 – which includes Z71 Off-Road Suspension and an automatic locking rear differential – and adds front and mid skid plates for extra underbody protection, standard 17-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires for superior traction, and more.

The second special edition is the stylish RST, which has a sleek and sophisticated presence for city driving. The street-smart RST takes design cues from other RST trims across Chevy’s model lineup, offering elegant exterior and interior finishes like a monochromatic exterior offset, a black tailgate bowtie, and 20-inch low-gloss black wheels.

In the Colorado, drivers are given a never-before-experienced type of truck — one that is sophisticated, easy to drive, and adventurous all at once. The current Colorado model — which you can find at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck—boasts best-in-class 308 horsepower and best-in-class towing of 7,000 pounds. It’s no surprise the Colorado is so popular.

Take Your Pick of Six Engine Options on the 2019 Silverado

2019 Silverado

For the 2019 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is getting completely redesigned. This will include new styling, new technology, and new powertrain combinations. In fact, there will be six engine options on the 2019 Silverado.

The most popular choices will undoubtedly be the V8s. Both the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter version have been updated and will include Dynamic Fuel Management technology with 17 modes of cylinder deactivation. This will increase performance and efficiency.

The Silverado will offer an all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged engine as standard on the LT and RST models. This engine is expected to deliver a stronger power-to-weight ratio and improved efficiency over the previous standard engine.

Buyers will still be able to opt for the proven reliability and performance of the 4.3-liter V6. In addition, there will be an all-new Duramax 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine available in early 2019.

“A major focus of the next-generation Silverado is expanding the range of choices,” said Tim Asoklis, chief engineer of the new Silverado 1500. “With all-new engines and a broader model range, there’s a Silverado for everyone, whether you’re buying your first pickup or your tenth.”

With so many engine options to choose from, it is clear the all-new Silverado is designed to suit a variety of needs. Get your 2019 Silverado at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

2019 Silverado

2019 Suburban RST Performance Package Adds Excitement and Power to SUVs

Chevy Suburban

If you love driving a full-size SUV but wish it came with more power, your wish has come true in the form of the new Suburban RST Performance Package. This power-filled package adds a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine with Magnetic Ride Control and a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

“The RST Performance Package made its debut on the Tahoe RST last spring, and the response from our customers was overwhelmingly positive,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevy Trucks Marketing and Advertising. “In fact, Tahoe RST with the Performance Package is the fastest-turning Tahoe model, and we’ve received customer requests to offer the same performance and power to Suburban RST.”

With this package, it will be the first time the 6.2-liter V8 has been offered on the Suburban. This engine uses a variety of systems to make it fast, sophisticated, and efficient. These features include Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection.

In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control feature promises to deliver a smooth ride. Its active suspension technology continually “reads” the road to improve body motion and on-road performance.

This high-performance package will be available on the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban, which will come out later this summer, though if you can’t wait, the 2018 Suburban is available now at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

Chevy Suburban

2019 Chevrolet Cruze Unveiled

If there’s one car that drivers can expect more from each and every year, it’s the Chevrolet Cruze. Following in the tracks of its predecessors, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze comes stocked with a ton of features and better trims that make it a must-have car for drivers of all ages.

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is now available in a base LS model. The LT and Premier trims are still available as well. The Cruze hatchback amounted to 20% of all Chevrolet Cruze sales in 2017.

Upscale styling remains the norm in the upcoming Cruze. Redesigned headlamps and taillamps offer a new gaze, a larger grille features sport-inspired curves, and new wheel designs offer a more unique look in the compact car segment. The RS package includes black window surrounds, badging, and alloy wheels.

As for performance, the 2019 Cruze will continue to feature a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine available in both sedan and hatchback models. Unfortunately, the 2019 model will not be available with a six-speed manual transmission.

Inside, Chevrolet Cruze drivers will enjoy a new standard 7-inch touchscreen display complete with the automaker’s infotainment system. Higher trims feature standard navigation, and the range-topping Premier trim comes with standard automatic climate control and Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

Here at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck, we are looking forward to seeing the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze in person, though you can come see the current, stylish 2018 Cruze already on our lot today.

2019 Chevy Cruze