Why Buy a Diesel Vehicle | Grand Prairie, TX
If you want impressive power, long-term reliability, and amazing fuel economy, a diesel engine might just be the way to go. Today’s Chevrolet lineup — from the iconic Silverado 1500 to the all-new Tahoe and Suburban — offers the unparalleled versatility of Duramax® Turbo-Diesel technology. Why should you give a Duramax® a shot? There are plenty of reasons to consider.
The Duramax® Turbo-Diesel generates the same amount of torque as the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, meaning you have plenty of power low in the rpm range. With 460 lb-ft of torque, the 3.0-liter Duramax® gives the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 workhorse-like strength, letting you tow and haul with confidence.
If you need bigger strength, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD brings it with its 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo Diesel. Working with a 10-speed Allison® automatic transmission, the larger Duramax® puts out an amazing 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most robust engines you’ll find in a truck.
The massive torque output of a diesel engine is particularly useful if you use your truck for work. With the Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, you can bank on your Chevrolet Silverado delivering the strength you need for big towing jobs.
When you equip the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the available Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, you’ll get up to 9,500 pounds of max towing potential.1 The all-new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are both available with the 3.0-liter Duramax®, and both are capable of towing 8,000 pounds or more when properly equipped, making them great choices for family adventures.
For big, big jobs, the 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel V8 available on the Silverado HD delivers. The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD offers the power to tow up to 18,510 pounds,2 and the Silverado 3500 HD ups the ante with 36,000 pounds of max towing.3
If you don’t quite need all that muscle but might move a smaller trailer, boat, or camper every now and then, the Chevrolet Colorado has you covered. With its 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, which produces a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque, the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds4 — among the most of any midsize truck.
On top of all the might you get with a Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, you can rely on impressive fuel economy. When it comes to highway driving, no truck is more efficient than the Duramax®-equipped Silverado 1500. With up to 33 mpg on the highway,5 a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is more fuel efficient than competing hybrid trucks. That shakes out to upwards of 726 miles on a full tank, meaning you can focus more on driving without worrying about stopping to fuel up.6
With the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, the all-new Tahoe and Suburban are the most fuel-efficient large SUVs on the road today. The former tops out at 28 mpg on the highway7 and the latter returns 27 mpg on the highway.8
Diesel engines are the go-to choice on the jobsite because they deliver the best return on investment. You won’t need to get service done any more frequently than you would with a gas engine, and you can expect a well-maintained diesel engine to potentially last hundreds of thousands of miles.
A Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine is built to last, and Chevrolet backs that up with stout warranty coverage. The 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel available on the Colorado is standard with a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty. The 3.0-liter Duramax® and 6.6-liter Duramax® are both protected by a five-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Better still, today’s Duramax® Turbo-Diesel is smooth and quiet, enhancing your driving experience even more. Need more incentive? Try experiencing a diesel-powered Chevrolet truck or SUV for yourself. Visit Graff Chevrolet in Grand Prairie, Texas, and take a new Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, Tahoe, or Suburban for a test drive.
1Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed 2WD or Crew Cab Short Bed 2WD and Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2Requires Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed with 17-inch wheels and available fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
3Requires Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
42WD diesel models. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
5Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine, EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.
6Based on EPA highway estimate of Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.
7With DURAMAX 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine. EPA-Estimated city/highway 21/28 (2WD), 20/26 (4WD)
8With Duramax 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway 21/27 (2WD), 20/26 (4WD).