Driving the All-New Chevy Silverado in L.A. Gave me All.The.Feels.
A Big New Chevy Experience!
Pretty, Powerful Pick-Up
There I was, driving in the middle of the dessert on the I-10 West, past rows of white windmills wondering why I had never given myself an opportunity to own the road, friends.
By that I mean— I had never been behind the wheel of big pick-up truck.
But Chevy loaned me another vehicle (read about my first Chevy loan here) and receiving this Red Hot All-New Chevy Silverado 2019 in my driveway, just in time for my trip to Palm Springs for the Alt Summit was a heaven-sent. The truck itself has an impressive variety of safety features that combine technology and comfort. This truck is SMART.
It has a rear view camera so you always know if something behind you is a little too close.
It’s Wi-Fi enabled,
it alerts you when there’s a vehicle on your blind spot and it reminds you to check the rear seats (to make sure you’re not forgetting anything like kids or pets) once you turn it off. The truck offers On Star, a feature that’s available with the push of a button during emergency situations when you can’t call for help yourself. It connects your devices through CarPlay so you can answer calls, receive text messages and play your Pandora song list from your cell phone without having to actually hold your phone.
But did you actually pay attention to the fact that it’s Wi-Fi enabled!? You can actually turn the truck into a mobile 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, so you stay connected “from the jobsite to the campsite.”
When I took off to Palm Springs with the truck,
my husband was soooo jealous!
“You know I’ve always wanted one of those…”, he said.
What’s more, I wore cowboy boots for the drive because a massive vehicle like this one took me back to my days in Texas where I owned a few pairs of boots and I witnessed first-hand that everything is bigger.
I put on my red lipstick to match the vehicle’s color shade, because, c’mon, the driver must feel as fierce as the automobile she’s driving, right? Lol.
But I digress.
Driving a big Chevy truck made me aware of some #Facts:
1. It’s pretty empowering for a woman to drive a truck.
I mean, when you’re atop a bright red Silverado, people know they’re driving next to a vehicle that commands respect. The All-New Chevy Silverado’s strength is pretty palpable—a very strong 2.7L Turbo engine. It offers 310 horsepower, 348 lb.-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs…wowza!
2. A Big Truck for Big Things
The 2019 Silverado comes with 10-speed automatic transmission and has Auto stop/start technology. This means you actually turn the vehicle on with the push of a button. It gets you 22 miles per gallon (MPG). My drive from the San Fernando Valley to Palm Springs with a quick stop for tacos along the way used up only a quarter of a tank. Its bed width and bed length is Best-In-Class. It also offers 20% more cargo volume than the competition. No more calling abuelo to let us borrow his truck for a trip to Ikea.
3. The Truck Takes Care of You
The technology on this pick-up is so legit, friends. Basically, it helps detect when a front end collision is imminent and alerts the driver. Plus, if the system detects the crash is about to happen and the driver has not stepped on the brakes, the system can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of the collision. The same applies to pedestrian situations where the truck may be too close to someone.
I honestly felt so safe driving the truck that one night after having dinner with new mom bloggers and fellow female entrepreneurs during the Alt Summit, I offered them a ride (and they loved it):
It’s a Smooth Drive All Around
For such a big truck, the drive felt amazingly smooth and with the exception of blasting my music through the 6 speakers located within the cabin, once I turned the music down, the drive was rather quiet and peaceful.
Upon getting home from the Alt Summit,
I was so inspired by the people I met, the workshops I attended and well, the truck I drove that I was on a creativity high. So much so that I even came up with 5 Ways to Enjoy an All-New Chevy Silverado Without Having to Leave your Driveway!
Thanks for reading, friends!
I received a Chevy vehicle loan in exchange for a blog review. All Opinions are my own.