Pickup box: There’s a step built in to each corner of the rear bumper and it’s big enough for a steel-toed work boot. In addition, there’s a combination hand-hold/stake holder in the standard rail cap to help haul you up. Ten adjustable bed hold-downs help you organize cargo, and LED lights under the bed rail help you locate it, especially under a tonneau cover. All models have an easy-lower, easy-raise torsion bar system that makes one-handed tailgate operation easy.
Heated cloth seats are available, a first in the segment.
Duralife coated brake rotors should come close to doubling rotor life.
Safety alert seat has different vibration patterns to buzz a driver when the available lane-departure warning or forward collision-alert systems kick in.
The seven models—two work trucks (WT1, WT2), LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71, and coming luxury High Country edition—all have individually tuned suspensions.
The first impression is that the redesign has been well thought out, many features combine styling and utility without adding cost, interior controls are intuitive, with plenty of technology. We liked Chevy’s description of the interior quality as “truck luxury.”
We’ll be interested to see if it’s as at home on New England’s roads as it was in Texas.