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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is the next generation of Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle. Although some things look and sound familiar, like the three engines that are all-new, virtually everything has evolved to the next level or been replaced.

According to Chevrolet, the 4.3-liter V6 is rated to generate 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm, giving it a maximum towing rating of 7,200 pounds. Buyers who upgrade to the 5.3-liter V8 will receive an engine capable of producing 355 hp at 5,600 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm, with a tow rating up to 11,500 pounds with the Max Towing Package. Chevrolet has not finalized details about the upcoming 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is optional for the Silverado Double Cab and Silverado Crew Cab, but the automaker is estimating it will make 420 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque and provide up to 12,000 pounds of towing capacity. The 2014 Chevy Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 is expected to be the most popular of three engine choices.

The exterior shows substantial bodywork and a larger grille make for better aerodynamic properties, while the frame underneath the 2014 Silverado has been stiffened despite a 30-pound weight loss. By most measures, the 2014 Silverado is lighter than the 2013 model, but it hauls and tows more than ever before.

Inside, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, for sale at Payson Chevy dealers, comes with a roomier cabin with more luxury and safety features in a stylish new design. There’s more room up front, and 2014 Silverado Crew Cabs offer more space in back than previously. The driver gets excellent instrumentation and naturally, technological advancements.

With its new direct-injection engines and expansion of Chevrolet’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system to all three engine choices, new safety-related technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and a Safety Alert Seat, the new Silverado impresses. Add Chevrolet MyLink smartphone pairing technology with a choice between a 4.2- or an 8-inch color touchscreen, natural voice recognition, HD Radio and Pandora streaming Internet radio.

The redesigned Silverado also comes with new safety-related technologies. MyLink Bluetooth connectivity is standard on all except the base model, while a convex driver’s side blind-spot mirror is standard for the Silverado LT, LTZ and High Country models. Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and a Safety Alert Seat design are new options for 2014, and the Silverado can be optioned with front parking sensors in addition to the previously available rear parking sensors. OnStar telematics with Automatic Crash Response service returns for 2014, as well as an optional reversing camera system.

For more information on the 2014 Chevy Silverado, visit Chapman Payson today!

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2013 will usher in a new class of minivans to be sold at Chapman Payson. Two of the standouts of the 2013 class are the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT and the 2013 Chrysler Town and Country limited. Both vehicles have redefined how a minivan should look and operate. Dodge and Chrysler released these vehicles for those who need the space, extra seating and power sliding doors of a minivan but want the modern look of a crossover or SUV.

The most striking reason they standout is their modern look that boldly differs from the look of the conventional “soccer mom” minivan. The snubbed nose of both vehicles gives them the look of a long SUV rather than a minivan. At first glance one might think they were a minivan. Not until looking inside would one realize they seat seven and have power sliding doors like a minivan.

The 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT goes for about $27,000 at Payson Dodge. Along with power sliding doors a powered lift gate is also available. Other features include a roof rack, adjustable seats and pedals, touch-screen navigation, interior televisions and more. According to dodge.com, it has “45 safety, security and tech features.” Safety features include an airbag for each seat and technologically advance crash zones that divert energy away from the passengers during an impact.

The 2013 Chrysler Town and Country Limited sells for about $41,200 and is truly a luxury minivan. Safety wise the two vehicles are similar. However, the Town and Country Limited has a couple features the Grand Caravan doesn’t. Features like ParkSense rear park assist and headrests that move forward and up in the event of an impact to cushion head impact. Also, the interior is of higher quality than the Dodge.

These two vehicles are both quality minivans that will change the way minivans look. Both vehicles are safe and stylish. The big difference is the price. The Chrysler is more expensive but does come with upgraded features and a noticeably nicer interior. Both vehicles will be available at your Chrysler dealer in Payson.