Chevy Truck Dealer Albany

Cats or dogs? Chocolate or vanilla? Sweet or salty? Car or truck? While the first three choices are often easy to make, choosing between a car or a truck can be overwhelming. Many customers love the fuel economy that cars offer but need the versatility of a truck. Now you might be wondering where to find a great Chevy truck dealer. Albany offers quite a few, but DePaula Chevrolet should always be your top choice. Not only are we experts in car sales, but we are Chevy experts as well.

Buying a new car or truck is a very important decision and one that you cannot make lightly. Our team here at DePaula Chevrolet is here to help you make that decision to ensure you get behind the wheel of the best truck for your lifestyle needs. That’s our job, and we take great pride in making the process as easy and as comfortable as possible! So, how exactly do we do it?

An orange 2021 Chevy Colorado is driving on a city street after leaving a Chevy truck dealer in Albany, NY.

We eliminate every overwhelming aspect of buying a new or pre-owned vehicle by offering complete transparency in our pricing and our process. We’ve even outlined a few reasons to buy a truck instead of a car and the top reasons to buy a Chevrolet truck. And, to ensure you know we’re serious about helping you get into the truck of your dreams, we’ve even included the top reasons to buy from our team here at DePaula Chevrolet.

Top Three Reasons to Buy a Truck Instead of a Car

#1 Hauling and Towing

Trucks are workhorses capable of hauling heavy loads without sacrificing performance, efficiency, or fuel economy. This is especially attractive to drivers looking to haul lumber for weekend projects around the house or others who need to haul campers, horse trailers, boats, and more. What’s even better is that these heavy-duty workhorses no longer require drivers to sacrifice the comfort and luxury that was once only found in high-end cars, which brings us to the second reason to buy a truck instead of a car.

#2 Fit for a King or Queen

Trucks have come a long way over the last two decades. Now, instead of offering basic features and a utilitarian interior, modern trucks are all about luxury and comfort. Manufacturers like Chevrolet realize that drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel, which inspired Chevrolet to revamp the interior of its trucks to offer the utmost in comfort. Today, modern trucks are not only powerful workhorses; they’re incredibly comfortable and boast many luxurious features like heated and ventilated leather seats, heated steering wheels, innovative technology, advanced safety features, and much more.

#3 Power and Performance

While it may seem obvious, one of the biggest reasons to buy a truck instead of a car is because trucks are far more powerful. Trucks are capable of tackling any job and most environments, whether it's a daily commute to work or towing a boat to the lake. Trucks are incredibly versatile, thanks to their powerful engines and durability. For example, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is the strongest Silverado ever made with its 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood that delivers best-in-class power and towing with a max trailering capacity of 13,400 lbs.

A white 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country is driving on a dirt road through a meadow.

Top Three Reasons to Buy a Chevy Truck

#1 Affordable Workhorses

Chevrolet produces one of the best trucks on the road and does so without astronomical price tags. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado starts at $25,200 and delivers plenty of capability with a max payload of 1,550 lbs. and a max trailering capability of 7,000 lbs. The 2021 Silverado starts at $28,600 and offers a max payload of 2,280 lbs and a max trailering capability of 13,300 lbs. The Silverado HD is Chevrolet’s most powerful workhorse and starts at $34,700. It offers a max payload of 7,442 lbs., a max trailering capability of 36,000 lbs., and an impressive torque rating of 910 lb-ft.

#2 Chevrolet Reputation

Chevrolet has a stellar reputation for delivering high-performing vehicles. That reputation is reflected in the awards they’ve earned for every truck, car, and SUV they’ve produced. For example, the Silverado has earned four Kelley Blue Book Awards, the Silverado HD was named the “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup,” and the Colorado was named the Overland Journal’s Truck of the Year. Combined, Chevrolet has earned more JD Power Dependability Awards than any other manufacturer in the last five years.

#3 Peace of Mind

Chevrolet gives drivers peace of mind with an outstanding warranty program. Drivers have a variety of options that range from bumper to bumper coverage to protection plans. For example, the Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty covers 3-years or 36,000-miles while the optional Extended Limited Warranty extends to 5-years or 60,000-miles. Other options include a Powertrain Limited Warranty, Emission Control System Limited Warranty, and an Electric and Hybrid Warranty.

A blue 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and a brown 2500HD are parked on a grassy hill.

Top Three Reasons to Buy from DePaula Chevrolet

#1 Hassle and Stress-Free

We guarantee a hassle and stress-free shopping experience from the moment you step foot on our lot. Our sales team is committed to serving you, and that begins with complete transparency in our pricing and our process. There’s no need to worry if you’re getting the best deal because, at DePaula Chevrolet, we can guarantee that what you see is what you get. There are no gimmicks or tricks—you’ll see the price and savings on every vehicle on the lot.

#2 We Know Our Stuff

With over 34 years in the business and 7,500 customer reviews, it’s easy to see why we’re one of the top Chevrolet dealers in the region. Since we opened in 1985, we’ve earned dozens of awards, including 10 GM Dealer of the Year Awards, seven GM Standards of Excellence Leadership Awards and GM Mark of Excellence Awards, and six Chevrolet Genuine Leader Awards. We’re also ranked as the top Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Dealer in the Northeast!

#3 Shop from Your Couch

Aside from our promise for a hassle-free buying experience and apart from our many awards, another reason to buy from DePaula Chevrolet is the fact that you can shop for a Chevrolet from the comfort of your couch! That’s right! You can shop our virtual showroom anytime without ever changing out of your pajamas. Once you find the Chevrolet you’re looking for, give us a call or swing by for a test drive. It’s truly that easy!

2021 Chevy Models

A new calendar year promises changes, events, and surprises around every corner. A new model year at your local Chevy truck dealer brings with it plenty of new deals, new features, and an exciting lineup of Colorados, Silverados, and Silverado HD models. The 2021 lineup includes a fresh selection of some of the most customizable trucks on the market today, each with plenty of trims, engines, and optional features to choose from. Whether you’re looking to hit the trails for adventure in one of Chevrolet's off-road-ready models, or if you have your eye on a powerful, reliable work-ready model, there’s a 2021 truck to meet your needs. Chevy’s 2021 trucks include more safety features, more power, and more choices than ever before.

2021 Chevy Colorado

A tan 2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is driving on a dirt trail past mountains.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s range of capabilities includes a 7,700-pound best-in-class towing maximum, an American Expedition Vehicles collaboration edition, as well as all the creature comforts drivers of midsize pickup trucks have come to know and love. There are three engines offered in the 2021 Colorado. The base engine is a highly capable and efficient 2.5L 4-cylinder that comes ready to roll with 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Offered as the standard engine on the WT and LT trims, this engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds and includes a very modest fuel economy for the class, cruising at 19 miles per gallon on city streets and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

A 3.6L V6 is also available, which takes power to the next level with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. This added power amps up the capability, increasing the towing max to 7,000 pounds without losing too much by way of fuel economy. The V6 offers an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon city and 25 miles per gallon highway.

Diesel purists will be thrilled by the Colorado’s 2021 Duramax option. This 2.8L turbo diesel hits the model’s top towing numbers by combining 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive models will appreciate the very reasonable 19 miles per gallon along the city streets and 28 miles per gallon consumed while blasting along the highway from job site to job site.

Four basic trims are offered, each of which has a distinct personality. The Work Truck (WT) lives up to its name. While it’s not high on the frills, it brings all the tools needed to get the job done, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and locking tailgate. The LT trim adds a few cosmetic touches, as well as convenient touches like power adjustable driver’s seats and the EZ Lift & Lower tailgate.

The Z71 and ZR2 trims take a totally different approach to their design. The Z71 has long been Chevy’s badging for adventure-ready, off-road capable vehicles, and the 2021 Colorado Z71 takes its heritage very seriously. Armed with an off-road suspension, automatic locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires, it’s ready to hit the mud. The ZR2 is even more committed to the wild life, featuring Multimatic shocks, front and rear electronic locking differentials, skid plates, and rock sliders. The ZR2 leaves the factory with an extra lift, too, giving it greater clearance, approach, and departure angles.

2021 Silverado 1500

A red 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is shown from the rear on a multi-lane road driving past pine trees.

The Chevy Silverado has been a popular household name since its introduction in 1999; the 2021 model is well-equipped and ready to hit the worksite, city streets, or open road adventure. For 2021, the Silverado has gained more driver assistance and safety features, cranked up the towing and stowing maximums, and upgraded the trailering features to go along with those new capabilities. As in previous years, the Silverado is available in a plethora of configurations to best suit each driver’s needs. There are eight trims to choose from: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.

If you’re the type of driver who is less concerned with gadgets than you are power and capability, then perhaps you’d prefer to narrow down your selection based on which of the six engines best meets your priorities. Then, of course, there’s the matter of choosing the Regular Cab with a 98.1-inch Long Bed, the Double Cab with a 79.4-inch Standard Bed, or a Crew Cab with a Standard Bed or a 69.9-inch Short Bed.

To save you time, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers specific engines on certain trims. The most basic engine is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management, which comes standard on the Work Truck (WT), Custom, and Custom Trail Boss models. It does the job neatly with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. There are plenty of options along the way, such as a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, which can be selected with Active Fuel Management or Dynamic Fuel Management.

A Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel option can be added to LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country models and provides 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Able to tow up to 9,500 pounds, this engine is also easy on the fuel, getting 23 miles per gallon city and 33 miles per gallon highway. However, the top accolades go to the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, which can tow up to 13,300 pounds when properly configured. With 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft, it may seem more suited to a sports car, but it takes its job very seriously in the Chevy Silverado. Drivers can choose this engine in conjunction with several trims, including the Custom Trail Boss, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.

2021 Silverado HD Models

A blue 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is parked in front of a lake and mountains.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD has big tire prints to fill, as the 2020 version was all-new, setting the bar high for this year’s follow-up model. Still, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD come equipped with all the mighty features that make it one of the most capable trucks on the market.

The Silverado 2500 HD comes with the power to tow up to 18,510 pounds when properly equipped. If that’s not enough, the 3500 HD nearly doubles that, with a maximum towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. Matched with a payload maximum of 7,442 pounds and a Long Bed cargo max of 83.5 cubic feet, it’s safe to say the 3500 HD is serious about every job drivers throw at it.

Chevy has provided the 2500 and 3500 HD models with trailering features that enhance their natural capability, such as a built-in Tow/Haul Mode, Auto Grade Braking, Stabilitrak electronic stability control with trailer sway control, and available digital variable steering assistance.

Under the hood, drivers of both models have a choice between a 6.6L V8 gasoline engine and a Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. The gas model comes paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and provides plenty of power at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The diesel offering features a 10 speed Allison automatic transmission and tops the charts with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

The 2500 HD is offered as a Regular Cab, Crew Cab, or Double Cab. While the Regular Cab is paired solely with the 96.3-inch Long Bed, the other two options can be matched with a Long Bed or the 80.2-inch Standard Bed. Trims include the Work Truck (WT), Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country. Basics such as air conditioning, infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and automatic locking rear differentials are standard. Features such as power windows, integrated trailer brake control, leather seating, and premium Bose audio systems making their appearance as the trims climb.

The 3500 HD comes in Crew Cab form only, with a choice of Standard or Long Bed, and with single or dual rear wheel configuration, as well. This mammoth vehicle comes in several trims, including Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ, and luxurious High Country. The Safety Essentials Package is an excellent addition to the lower trims, with features like Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, while the Safety Package II, available on the higher trims, adds to that with IntelliBeam Automatic High Beams, Following Distance Indicator, and Lane Departure Warning. No matter what, the HD trucks have your back with both outstanding capability and advanced safety features.

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