Our Favorite Features on the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500

May 10th, 2024 by

A black 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country is parked on a farm.

Since the Chevy Silverado 1500 debuted in 1999, drivers everywhere have discovered first-hand how versatile and exceptional Chevy’s flagship product is in various applications. Much like a bottle of vintage wine, the Chevy Silverado continues to impress year after year and seems to improve significantly with age. At Edwards Chevrolet Downtown, we love talking about the Silverado 1500, its iconic ruggedness, and how it can benefit Gardendale drivers from all walks of life. That’s what we’re planning to do today. For the residents who call Gardendale home, the Silverado can be exceptionally valuable for a variety of needs and tasks.

With plenty of wide open spaces nearby to explore, Route 31 passing right through the town, and I-65 nearby, there’s a need for a vehicle that can deliver off-road readiness and exceptional highway travel, and the Silverado 1500 can accomplish both of these tasks with relative ease. If you’re looking for a Chevy Silverado 1500 for sale near Gardendale, you’ll be happy to learn about the various items we’re discussing today, and you can experience them for yourself right here at our dealership.

Super Cruise

We’re beginning our examination with easily one of the most sought-after features to emerge in quite some time: GM’s celebrated Super Cruise technology. As we mentioned before, Gardendale is close to two major highways, so those who utilize them for travel will undoubtedly want to take full advantage of Super Cruise and its offer. Super Cruise, available on the Silverado 1500’s High Country trim, is a semi-autonomous, hands-free driving mode with hundreds of thousands of pre-programmed roads spanning North America. Not only is Super Cruise a technological marvel, but it can also be very effective in reducing driver fatigue over long distances.

A silver 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT L71 for sale near Gardendale parked near a fence.

The Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package

There are numerous off-road trails close to Gardendale that many have found enjoyable and exciting. Warrior Cemetery Road, Camp Creek, and Fork Creek Road, just to name a few. While most trails can be navigated by any version of the Silverado with 4WD, those who live for life on the road less traveled will want to take full advantage of the Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package.

This convenient package gives you everything you could ask for regarding an instant off-roading machine, such as a suspension specifically designed for the road less traveled with twin-tube shocks designed by Rancho. Skid plates are installed to protect the Silverado’s underbelly from dirt and debris, and a specially designed air filter is also in place to ensure that dust and other particles don’t interfere with performance.

The Impressive 13.4-Inch Touchscreen

The centerpiece for many modern vehicles is the infotainment screen, which serves as the interior anchor. It is the gateway to many features that keep us entertained and enhance the driving experience whenever we’re behind the wheel. Always determined to be the best at everything they set their minds to, Chevy offers an available 13.4-inch setup that’s packed with a host of features that any driver in Gardendale would love to take advantage of.

The features include Chevy’s Infotainment 3 software with Google built-in, wireless compatibility with Apple and Android products, and voice-activated technology. Because of the integration with Google, you’ll have access to first-rate navigation and music, not to mention all of your favorite apps you rely on daily. You can also opt for the available Bose Premium Sound System to maximize your entertainment. This includes seven speakers throughout the cabin with a Richness subwoofer to give you the best sound quality possible.

The Chevy Safety Assist Suite

Gardendale is home to many families, and as is the case with many family-oriented drivers, safety takes precedence over many other items, such as performance or entertainment. Luckily, Chevy has always valued their drivers’ safety and security, making Chevy Safety Assist a comprehensive suite of features standard across all trims.

The features included with Chevy Safety Assist include Automatic Emergency Braking and a Forward Collision Alert, which are imperative in preserving reaction time in the event of a potential accident. Following distance indications and front pedestrian braking also assist with this critical preservation. Chevy Safety Assist also includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning to maintain your position on the road, and IntelliBeam automated high beams to provide visibility when limited.

Introducing the TurboMax Engine

One thing you can always count on with Chevy is their ability to do much more with less. The other competing vehicles in their class, such as the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500, are still utilizing V8 or V6 engines as their base, not allowing drivers the opportunity to have a scaled-down engine that can still perform the necessary tasks that larger engines do.

Chevy has answered that issue with the TurboMax. The standard engine on most trims is a turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder engine with 310 hp and the ability to generate an impressive 430 lb-ft of torque. The TurboMax pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and exhibits exceptional fuel economy, with up to 22 MPG on the highway. It also allows for a payload of well over 2,000 lbs. By allowing you to do more with less, the Silverado is again forging ahead as the quintessential pickup.

The black bed of a 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 full of tools.

The Versatile Tailgate and Rugged Truck Bed

For the many tradespeople who work in and around Gardendale, having access to a truck that can facilitate the completion of any job is necessary. The Silverado has always been adept at towing and trailering, allowing for adequate transportation of materials. Loading and unloading just got easier with one of the most versatile tailgates in the industry. Chevy’s Multi-Flex tailgate has six different positions, which not only make loading and unloading much easier but can also turn the tailgate into a workstation for those moments when you need to finish up that paperwork on time.

If you rely on your truck bed to carry a large amount of materials regularly, chances are you don’t want to worry about the dings and scratches that might appear. You’ll want to take advantage of the Chevytec spray-on bedliner. This non-skid surface is chemically bonded to the pickup bed of the Silverado. It prevents your truck bed from being scratched and dented from your cargo and keeps anything you’re carrying stationary and in its proper place. The liner also has the potential to help prevent rust and corrosion due to its watertight sealing.

The Perfect Truck for Gardendale Drivers

The features we took the time to discuss here today are just some of the many that you’ll find on the 2024 Chevy Silverado. Whether you’re looking to conquer one of the many off-road trails in the area, have a challenging job and little time to complete it, or just want a better way to handle your highway commute, the Silverado 1500 can facilitate all of these tasks. But it’s more than just a powerful workhorse; it’s loaded with an array of modern features that will undoubtedly keep you safe, comfortable, and connected. Whether you need the extra strength for work or want a family hauler that can tackle an array of projects at home, look no further than this iconic Chevy pickup.