‘Tis the Season to Go Tree Chopping
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for many families, the start of holiday traditions is picking out a tree with family. It’s become one of my favorite traditions. I started doing this with my daughter three years ago because of her love for Christmas. Usually, we have some struggles getting the tree into the back of our SUV, which is easier for us to get it out of the car when we get home. But this year Chevrolet offered us the opportunity to bring our Christmas tree home an easier way: in a 2019 Chevy Silverado pick up truck.
The More the Merrier
The bed of the Chevy Silverado, which has 62 cubic feet of space, is roomy enough for a few trees! And the cabin has room for more than a few people. Its interior has more space than my everyday SUV. I was surprised at all the leg room the back had to offer. The Silverado 2019 model offers 3 inches of additional backseat legroom from prior models, and has lots of storage space: there are two 10-liter bins as well as a large 24-liter storage tray underneath the second-row seat.
What This Truck Costs
- Silverado has 8 different trim levels with crew cab seating for 5. The base model Work Truck starts at $32,200;
- The Trail Boss, which adds the Z71 off road package starts at $39,500
- The LTZ trim level adds interior comforts and luxuries and starts at $43,000
- The High Country trim adds a power lift gate, premium infotainment system, leather seats and trailer hitch guidance, starts at $53,000
- Typically, options and features can be added to most trims; additional options and delivery charges can add about $5,000 to the price
An Easy, Smooth Ride…Even for Little People!
At first, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about driving a pickup truck but once I got in the driver’s seat, it was easy as pie. The Silverado is an easy, comfy and smooth ride. Adjustable seats and pedals let even tiny people command this full size pickup truck easily. And the spacious cabin spoils you as well, with a heated steering wheel and leather seats.
Plus, it comes equipped with USB ports, outlets, extra cup holders, and built-in 4G LTE WIFI that can connect up to 7 devices. Perfect for my little YouTuber who enjoys editing while on the road. She loved this truck so much, she asked us to buy one. Let’s just say she was quite comfortable back there.
Ready, Set, Connect!
One great thing about the Silverado: It will keep you connected when on the road. The smart technology includes Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Chevrolet Mylink, which allows you to do things like make hands free calls or find directions. You can even download the myChevrolet mobile app that lets you stay connected to your truck from anywhere. You can do things like lock/unlock, start your engine, set parking reminders and and get diagnostics for the truck, such as when it’s time for an oil change.
My daughter and I especially benefited from these features. We were able to edit and create content while on the road. This truck would make for a great road trip companion. Even camping, perhaps?
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
During our time with the Silverado we headed to Dixidale Farm in Chatham, New Jersey in search of our glorious tree. Choosing the right tree can be tricky. There are different types and heights. We found a beautiful (and quite plump) 7-foot douglas fir tree. My daughter named it “Albert.”
Albert fit perfectly into the spacious cargo bed of the Silverado and there were plenty of tie-downs to strap him in. There are 12 fixed tie downs and movable tie points for increased flexibility and strength. These tie downs help to strap down and transport things of all sizes.
It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
We had a fun day at the tree farm in the Chevy Silverado pickup. Going to pick out and name a tree marks the beginning of the holiday season for us. And of course, no holiday tradition is complete without some hot cocoa and a good holiday playlist! See our top picks below.
Disclosure: We were Chevrolet’s guest at Dixdale Farm, and the Silverado was provided for this excursion. All opinions are my own.