Albany Chevy Silverado Dealer

What truck best represents American culture? Did you immediately think of the Chevy Silverado? If so, you’re not alone. Chevy studied America’s love of pickup trucks to learn more about what makes a truck like the Silverado not only a staple but an icon across the country. As your Albany Chevy Silverado dealer, we already know the answer - it’s everything the Silverado stands for and what it has to offer.

Chevy’s 2018 survey showed that Americans treat their trucks as part of the family and often pass them down to their children or someone else they love. Aside from naming their trucks, Americans use their beloved pickups for everything from helping others to supporting causes, whether that means driving in the town holiday parade or hauling items to lend a helping hand. Trucks like the Silverado embody the camaraderie that Americans feel when they’re working together for the common good.

A white 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country is shown towing a boat past a lake.

This camaraderie and Chevy’s legacy are part of what makes the team here at DePaula Chevrolet proud to be your Albany Chevy Silverado dealer. The first-generation Silverado laid the groundwork for one of the most iconic workhorses in America that we know and love today. The Silverado is everything Chevy envisioned in a truck and continues to ingrain itself in American life across dirt roads, highways, and winding back roads from coast to coast.

Silverado History: What’s In a Name?

The Silverado made its official debut in the Chevy lineup in 1999, but this wasn’t the first time that Chevy fans heard the Silverado name. The moniker was actually introduced in 1975 and designated the top-tier trim on the popular C/K truck and SUVs like the Suburban and Tahoe. By the late 1990s, the popularity of the C/K dwindled and led Chevy to introduce the Silverado as its replacement in 1999.

First Generation (1999-2007)

The first-generation Silverado was in production from 1999 to 2007 with its heavy-duty counterparts like the 2500 and 3500 in production from 2000 to 2007. During its debut year, the Silverado gave drivers plenty of options to customize the truck to their needs with three cab styles, bed lengths, and powertrain options. The heavy-duty lineup offered single or dual rear wheels, a long or short box, and a regular, extended, or crew cab.

Chevy continued to update the Silverado’s exterior design, features, and powertrains throughout the generation. During this time, the Silverado also saw several special models added to its lineup. These models included the high-performance Silverado SS in 2003, the hybrid and Vortec High Output in 2004, and the special edition Intimidator SS in 2006.

A person is shown loading hay bales into the bed of a red 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ.

Second Generation (2007-2014)

Chevy ushered the Silverado into the next generation by eliminating the classic body style and replacing it with a more modern design. The Silverado also boasted more power and an array of features, all of which added to its popularity and sent its capability soaring. It was no surprise when MotorTrend named the Silverado the “Truck of the Year” in 2007. Tougher and more capable than ever before, the Silverado sealed its fate as a capable workhorse, and Americans responded in kind, making the Silverado one of the best-selling pickups in America.

Third Generation (2014-2018)

The Silverado’s popularity was a good indicator that Chevy was onto something solid with its best-selling truck. However, it also meant that there was more pressure on the automaker to deliver a third-generation model that would continue the Silverado’s reign. Would Chevy deliver? Chevy delivered tenfold with the third-generation Silverado because it delicately balanced the high-quality components and characteristics of its predecessor while expanding the truck’s horizons, so to speak. The third-generation Silverado proved it was still a capable workhorse but extended its versatility with three more powerful engines and several structural changes that increased its strength, capability, and safety ratings. It also introduced drivers to a new era of technology, including a touchscreen display, Chevy’s infotainment system, and Bluetooth capability.

Fourth Generation (2019-Present)

Chevy didn’t waste any time introducing the fourth-generation Silverado in 2019. Featuring a more sculpted exterior, the newest iteration of the Silverado instantly distinguished itself from the previous generation with its integrated front headlamps and LED accent lighting. Under the hood, the Silverado gave drivers the choice of six engine options along with a slew of connectivity, safety, driver-assist, and convenience features that reflected Chevy’s position at the helm of innovation in the industry.

A row of 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500s are shown parked on a landing strip in front of a mountain.

2021 Silverado 1500

The 2021 Silverado 1500 continues the truck’s fourth generation, and that means plenty of options for customization whether you’re looking for the latest technology, more luxury, or exceptional capability. The 2021 Silverado offers six unique powertrains that range from the 6.2-liter V8 that churns out 420 horses to the 5.3-liter V8 that can tow up to 11,500 pounds. You’ll even find loads of capability with the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel that produces 460 lb-ft of torque.

The Silverado’s 2021 lineup has plenty of new features like the Multi-Flex Tailgate that offers six unique functions that make it easier to access the bed. The Silverado also offers new trailering technology, including the Trailer Length Indicator, Jack-Knife Alert, and Cargo Bed View Enhancement that make towing heavy loads less stressful. Other additions include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Adaptive Ride Control, and several new packages and exterior color options.

2022 Silverado 2500 and 3500

The Silverado 2500 and 3500 showcase their heavy-duty capability across the 2022 lineup from the Work Truck and LT to the Custom, LTZ, and High Country. The 2500 and 3500 remain relatively unchanged for 2022, with the exception of the availability of the Multi-Flex Tailgate on every trim. The only other change for 2022 is the availability of a power seat on the Custom trim and the addition of Greenstone Metallic to the exterior paint color palette.

Beyond these changes, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 continue to prove their prowess on the road. The trucks are equipped with either a 6.6-liter V8 engine or a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The 6.6-liter V8 is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers 401 horsepower, 464 lb-ft of torque, and a max towing capability of 17,370 pounds for the 2500 or 17,200 pounds for the 3500 with the appropriate towing equipment. The Duramax is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque, and a max towing capability of 18,510 pounds for the 2500 and 36,000 pounds for the 3500.

The 2500 and 3500 also offer several exclusive features. The 8-camera system delivers 15 unique views around the truck and trailer, while the Advanced Trailering System allows you to create custom trailer profiles, a first in the segment. Other notable features include Automatic Emergency Braking, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, navigation, and a suite of state-of-the-art driver-assist tools.

A black 2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 is shown towing a load hay after leaving an Albany Chevy Silverado dealer.

2022 Silverado ZR2

2022 is the year of the Silverado. What is already known as one of the finest and most iconic pickup trucks on the market is now being crafted into one of the finest off-roading vehicles on the market. Imagine the strength, capability, technology, and design elements of the Silverado but all geared towards blazing up the trail. Well, you don't need to imagine anymore because the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is making this a reality. Off-roading is driving at its most athletic, allowing you to get in the car and seek adventure. Can you think of a vehicle better-suited to seek adventure?

Because this Silverado is specifically designed to tear it up on the off-road trails, its exterior has been modified to accommodate. Far from diminishing the strength of its exterior, the ZR2 may be the strongest-looking Silverado you've seen yet. The redesigned grille gives the vehicle a strong set of teeth for sinking into the obstacles that may come its way while being designed with healthy airflow in mind. Airflow is accentuated in the grille with the presence of a "flowtie" (the iconic Chevy bowtie, but it is literally part of the grille) that increases airflow to the engine. This deep-breathing grille is paired with redesigned headlamps, including tracer animation and black bezels, which give the ZR2 a sharp set of eyes, always on the lookout. The whole front-end of the vehicle makes itself taller with a 31.8-degree approach angle, giving it the elevation it needs to stay clear of damage as you attack the trail.

Of course, when it comes to off-roading, one of the most important elements is the wheels, as they provide the foundation for the vehicle and take the hit of every obstacle encountered. The Silverado ZR2 is well-equipped to combat such obstacles, bearing new 18-inch alloy wheel options with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory mud-terrain tires. While this dynamic combination lays the foundation, the exterior is given extra protection with skid plates to protect your vehicle no matter what the conditions may be.

Off-roading is not defined, however, by the protection on the outside; it's the strength on the inside that makes the ZR2 an off-roading champion. The 6.2-liter V8 engine allows the ZR2 to achieve 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, numbers which exceed many other off-road vehicles. This engine is paired with a 10-speed transmission with an electronic transmission range selector for a more engaging driving experience.

The transmission range selector is not the only interior development for the 2022 Silverado ZR2. This new luxury interior makes strides both in appearance and in functionality, including a 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment touch-screen and a 12.3-inch digital driver information center. You've never been more informed as to your vehicle's stats, and you'll need to be if you intend to take advantage of this amazing off-road pickup. The ZR2 is the Silverado like you've never seen it before.

Off-roading allows you the opportunity to get to know your vehicle in a way you never will if you stay on the beaten path. We live in a world that causes us to take everything too seriously and stick to monotonous routines. The Silverado ZR2 provides you with the means to break the monotony, to head off the beaten path, and to play.

A silver 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is shown parked near a city at night.

2024 Silverado EV

It's here at last. You've heard the news, right? Yes, it's true. The Silverado is going electric in the upcoming first-ever 2024 Silverado EV. Chevy's electric vehicle lineup has grown tremendously as the new technology has grown in popularity with customers all over the world. But, the Silverado EV breaks the mold; no longer is the EV market reserved for luxury cruisers and futuristic sports cars–the Silverado EV ushers in an all-new era of electric trucks.

Despite its familiar name, the Silverado EV lays an all-new foundation. Its all-new Ultium platform has been designed by Chevy to amplify the vehicle's strength and flexibility and to allow it to reach heights you never thought the Silverado could reach–or any vehicle, for that matter. When you hear "electric vehicle," you likely think of a small vehicle without much capability. Well, the first-ever Silverado EV will accelerate from 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds with over 660 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 240 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque from the Silverado 1500's previous highest numbers.

But numbers are no fun if the ride isn't smooth, and the Silverado EV has that taken care of. To begin with, four-wheel steer capacity reduces the truck's turning radius at lower speeds, making sharp turns and maneuvers a much easier experience. This, in turn, enhances the vehicle's stability at higher speeds, especially when trailering (let's face it, 10,000 pounds is a lot of weight). Rest assured, this electrified Silverado only gains power in the shift; this will quickly be the role model of all other Silverados. We told you that the Ultium platform was designed to amplify.

It's not just raw performance strength in which the Silverado EV finds its stride; it's also in the practicality of its storage space. With up to 10,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity, you'll be able to haul more than ever before. But, even if you ignore the 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, the pickup bed alone is something to get excited about. With the Multi-Flex Tailgate and load stop, take advantage of the Multi-Flex Midgate pass-through to fit items over ten feet in length. There's no other pickup we know of that has a bed that accommodates such long items. Open up the hood and take a look. What do you see? Nothing! That's because all the power is underneath the vehicle in the Ultium platform, making way for ample storage space under the hood. You've never seen a pickup with cargo space like the Silverado EV.

This new Silverado EV truly pulls out all the stops. Its exterior is reimagined with a new aerodynamic design and a futuristic lighting makeover. But just wait until you see the interior. A 17-inch diagonal free-form screen provides you with the highest-tech ride you're likely to find anywhere, and Google built-in (yes, built-in!) will have you connected at all times. With some of the best charging statistics around, this stylish new vehicle will be revved up and ready for action to give you the ride of a lifetime. We don't say "ride of a lifetime" just to be dramatic; with the industry-first Super Cruise technology (which is trailer-capable, mind you), the vehicle is programmed to allow drivers to travel hands-free on more than 20,000 miles of compatible roads. But, you may not even want to use this feature with how much fun you'll have behind the wheel.

One of the most innovative developments of the Silverado EV is Ultifi, the software companion to the Ultium platform. This technology separates the vehicle's software from its hardware in order to give you live software updates, making sure that your vehicle is constantly keeping up with you. If you've been on the fence about going electric, now is the time to jump the fence. The Silverado EV breaks all the molds of pickup trucks and all the molds of electric vehicles. This is the beginning of a new era in the automotive world.

Who We Are: DePaula Chevrolet

If you’re shopping for a truck like the Silverado, then your standards are already high. Why lower them by shopping anywhere other than DePaula Chevrolet? We’re the leading Chevy dealer in the area, and here’s why. Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we put you first. We know that buying a vehicle can be stressful and inconvenient, but we’re here to change that. We believe that buying a truck like the Silverado should be exciting. Why? Because you’re not only joining the Chevy family, you’re joining our family as well.

As part of our family, we’re here to help you navigate the entire process, from our extensive inventory to securing the best finance rates in town. We’re here to work with you and for you so that your Chevy dreams come true, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Our awards speak volumes about our commitment to our customers and include 11 consecutive GM Dealer of the Year Awards, seven GM Standards of Excellence Leadership Awards, seven GM Mark of Excellence Awards, and six Chevrolet Genuine Leader Awards.

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