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New for 2010-Chevrolet Trucks

New for 2010-Chevrolet Trucks

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Critical Knowledge:
  • 2010 Avalanche: Two new colors, a USB port for the radio, a revised 1LT package and a new transfer case for 4WD models are the extent of the changes for the Avalanche for 2010.

  • 2010 Colorado: A new, fuel-efficient Colorado XFE model joins the lineup for 2010, and the optional V-8 engine gains variable valve timing. In addition, head curtain side air bags are now standard on all models and three new exterior colors are offered.

  • 2010 Express/Express Cargo: The Chevrolet Express line of full-size vans carries over without significant change for 2010, but does add remote vehicle start, flex-fuel capability and variable valve timing on all non-diesel engines, and a beefed-up transmission for Express 2500 and 3500 models.

  • 2010 Silverado 1500: For 2010, all light-duty Silverado models come with curtain and seat-mounted side air bags, flex-fuel capability is added to all non-diesel V-8 engines, regular and extended cab models with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine get a 6-speed automatic transmission, and all 5.3-liter-equipped models feature a standard 3.08 axle ratio, among other enhancements.

  • 2010 Silverado HD: Changes for the 2010 Silverado HD are minor and include a pair of new exterior colors and the inclusion of a USB port on all but the base radio.

  • 2010 Suburban: A 6.0-liter V-8 engine with variable valve timing and flex-fuel capability is newly available in 2500 models, and a USB port is now standard on all radios. In addition, several interior and trim packages have been revised and two new exterior paint colors are offered.

  • 2010 Tahoe: Mechanical updates for the 2010 Tahoe include variable valve timing and flex-fuel capability on the 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a change to a single-speed transfer case on 4WD models. Furthermore, exterior and interior packages are revised and all radios are now fitted with a USB port.

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2010 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ2010 Chevrolet Avalanche
Last redesigned in 2007, Chevy bills the Avalanche as "the industry's most flexible utility vehicle" due to its unique midgate, combining 6-passenger comfort and attributes of an SUV with a truck's cargo capabilities. A pair of new exterior colors is offered in 2010, while all of Avalanche's radios receive a standard USB port. Revisions have been made to the 1LT package and a single-speed transfer case is now standard on 4WD models (a 2-speed transfer case is optional).
  • Single-speed transfer case now standard on 4WD; 2-speed transfer case is optional
  • 1LT package now includes dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle start and heavy-duty rear locking differential
  • USB connectivity in center console, enabling stored audio files to play through the audio system and battery charging for some handheld devices
  • New exterior colors: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic replace Dark Blue Metallic, Silver Birch Metallic and Greystone Metallic
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Colorado Z712010 Chevrolet Colorado
The midsize Chevy Colorado pickup heads into 2010 with greater efficiency and performance thanks to a new XFE model that achieves the lineup's best fuel economy and new variable valve timing for the 5.3-liter V-8 engine. In addition, head curtain side air bags are now standard on all models and three new exterior colors are offered.
  • New XFE model gets 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • 5.3-liter engine now features variable valve timing technology
  • Head curtain side air bags are now standard on all Colorado models
  • Three new exterior colors
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Express2010 Chevrolet Express
The Chevrolet Express line of full-size passenger and cargo vans carries over for 2010 with few changes. The improvements include flex-fuel capability for all non-diesel engines (variable valve timing is added as well) and a heavier-duty 6-speed automatic transmission for Express HD models.
  • E85 flex-fuel capability and variable valve timing added to 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.0-liter V-8 engines (passenger and cargo models)
  • Express 2500 and 3500 models receive Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission and revised rear axles, delivering improved low-rpm torque, improved highway fuel economy, improved drivability and Autograde braking
  • Available remote vehicle start
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Express

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 15002010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
For 2010, the Silverado 1500's range of 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8 engines offer flex-fuel capability, while the 4.8- and 5.3-liter engines now feature variable valve timing. A 6-speed automatic transmission is added to regular and extended cab models fitted with the 5.3-liter V-8 (previously it was offered only on crew cab models), and all 5.3-liter-equipped models feature a standard 3.08 axle ratio for enhanced fuel economy. Additional changes for 2010 include standard side curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags for all models, a USB port included on all but base radios, expanded availability of the rear-view camera system, and two new exterior colors.
  • Flex-fuel capability on 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8 engines
  • Variable valve timing on 4.8- and 5.3-liter engines
  • 3.08 axle ratio and fuel-saver mode standard with 5.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission on regular and extended cab models with 5.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Electronic stability control system now standard on all Silverado 1500 models
  • Side curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags standard on all Silverado 1500 models
  • USB connectivity on all radios (except base), enabling stored audio files to play through the audio system and battery charging for some handheld devices
  • Revised interior door trim
  • Rearview camera offering is expanded across more models
  • Two new exterior colors: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty models are offered in 2500HD (three-quarter ton) and 3500HD (one-ton) models, and are available in WT, LT and LTZ trim. Three cab styles, three cargo box styles and five wheelbase lengths are available. Changes for 2010 are minor and include a pair of new exterior colors and the inclusion of a USB port on all but the base radio.
  • New USB connectivity in center console, enabling stored audio files to play through the audio system and battery charging for some handheld devices
  • Two new exterior colors: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ2010 Chevrolet Suburban
New for 2010 is a 6.0-liter V-8 engine with variable valve timing and flex-fuel capability in 2500 models. Revisions have also been made to several interior and trim packages. Also new for 2010 is a pair of new exterior colors and USB ports for all radios.
  • Suburban 2500 models equipped with the 6.0-liter V-8 engine gain variable valve timing and flex-fuel capability
  • Z71 off-road suspension now available on Suburban 1LT models
  • Single-speed transfer case now standard on 4WD models; 2-speed transfer case is optional
  • 1LT package now includes tri-zone climate control, Bose premium 9-speaker system, power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle start, ultrasonic rear parking assist, and a heavy-duty rear locking differential
  • Interior Plus package with Bluetooth capability, tri-zone climate control, front bucket seats with premium cloth, rear audio system controls and Universal Home Remote
  • Exterior Plus package with front fog lamps and luggage rack cross bars
  • All radios feature USB port to connect portable music devices to vehicle's audio system and provide battery-charging capability
  • Red Jewel Tintcoat now available on Suburban LS and LT, and with Z71 off-road suspension
  • New exterior colors: Taupe Grey Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic replace Graystone Metallic, Silver Birch Metallic and Deep Ruby Metallic
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban

Other 2010 Chevrolet Truck Models:

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
For 2010, new features on the Tahoe include flex-fuel capability, additional equipment for the 1LT package, revised interior and exterior equipment packages, USB port for all radios, and a couple of new colors, among other items.
  • Flex-fuel capability on all 5.3-liter V-8 engines
  • Z71 off-road suspension now available on Tahoe 1LT models
  • Single-speed transfer case standard on 4WD models; 2-speed transfer case optional
  • 1LT package now includes tri-zone climate control, Bose premium 9-speaker system, power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle start, ultrasonic rear parking assist, and a heavy-duty rear locking differential
  • Interior Plus package with Bluetooth phone capability, tri-zone climate control, front bucket seats with premium cloth, rear audio system controls and Universal Home Remote
  • Exterior Plus package with front fog lamps and luggage rack cross bars
  • USB connection in center console, enabling stored audio files to play through the audio system and battery charging for some handheld devices
  • Red Jewel Tintcoat now available on Tahoe LS and LT; and with Z71 off-road suspension
  • New exterior colors: Taupe Grey Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic replace Graystone Metallic, Silver Birch Metallic and Deep Ruby Metallic
Get more information on the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

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