Previous Next 1 of 8 Chevrolet promised a diesel engine for the Silverado 1500 when the pickup truck was redesigned for the 2019 model year. But the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six was delayed for an entire model year. The engine will finally make it to showrooms under the hood of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, but will it be worth the wait? One of the main reasons to choose a diesel engine over gasoline is torque, and the Silverado’s Duramax engine has plenty of that. It makes 460 pound-feet of torque (as well as 277 horsepower), matching the twisting force of the largest Silverado engine, the 6.2-liter gasoline V8. The diesel will likely offer better fuel economy than the V8, but we’ll have to wait for official Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy figures for confirmation. The diesel engine is teamed with the same 10-speed automatic transmission used with some gasoline Silverado engines. The Silverado diesel has more horsepower and … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Silverado to finally get its diesel engine, but is it worth the wait?
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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive “The Ram 1500 is easily the most refined, luxurious, innovative, and best-driving truck available today.” Smooth, quiet, and refined drive Function of 48-volt system does away with annoying auto engine stop-start lag The best driving pick-up truck on the market Upscale interior, even on the less luxurious versions Still a capable full-size pickup Can get pricey when you load up the options Dial transmission selector needs some getting used to Odd standard and optional equipment arrangement If pickup trucks are a bit distant to you and all seem pretty much the same, that wouldn’t be an unfair assessment. But despite just being welded girders with wheels, an engine, a cab, and a bed all mounted on top, they all have their own personalities and behave a bit differently. Ram stands out with more innovation and upscale features. Despite what strongly opinionated, loyal, hardcore pickup … [Read more...] about 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive review
The best overall smartwatch you can buy right now is the Apple Watch Series 5. For serious fitness and outdoor enthusiasts looking to track their performance and adventures, however, Garmin’s lineup of GPS multisport watches remains tough to beat. One of these is the Forerunner series, which overflows with activity and wellness features targeted at road runners and triathletes. Missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Garmin Forerunner watches? Don’t worry, as Cyber Week continues to roll in with great discounts on smart wearables. Amazon still has the stellar Garmin Forerunner 945 and Forerunner 935 on sale for up to $110 less at the moment, plus an additional $60 off when your Amazon Rewards Visa gets approved. Garmin Forerunner 945 – $490, was $600 The Forerunner 945 is one of the running-focused smartwatches Garmin released this year, replacing the old but still gold Forerunner 935 as the leader of the series. It comes in a compact profile consisting of a … [Read more...] about Prices of these Garmin Forerunner watches dropped by over $100 for Cyber Week
Coros last year became the company to watch in the fitness smartwatch market thanks to the surprisingly good performance of its first fitness smartwatch, the Pace. and its followup watch, the training-focused Apex. Its newcomer status isn’t stopping the California company from jumping headfirst into new categories with watches that push the boundaries. Such is the case with the Vertix, Coros’s third and most adventurous smartwatch. The Vertix is a behemoth that targets the adventure seeker looking for a watch that goes to the extreme and back. Coros targets the Vertix to explorers and equips the watch with a pulse oximeter for 24/7 altitude acclimation monitoring and impressive battery performance even at extreme temperature. Not too many watches, if any, can claim to last for 21 hours in GPS mode at -22 degrees Fahrenheit, but the Coros Vertix does. For those explorers who keep to moderate temperatures, the Vertix promises to deliver an impressive 45 days of battery … [Read more...] about Coros pushes the limits with light, long-lasting Vertix adventure watch
Garmin refreshed its Forerunner lineup, introducing five new fitness smartwatches. Among the new watches is the Forerunner 245, an upgrade to the popular Forerunner 235. The Forerunner 245 hits the same niche as its predecessor — the runner who wants a solid fitness watch that’ll keep up with their training but doesn’t overload them with the data they don’t need. So what is new in the Forerunner 245 that makes it such a great training companion? We break down the good and the bad so you can decide if the new Forerunner 245 is the right Garmin for you. What’s New On the outside, the Forerunner 245 is slightly smaller (42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2mm) than the Forerunner 235 (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm) and has a polished appearance. It is similar in size and appearance to the Forerunner 645 (42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm) but has a black bezel instead of stainless steel. The Forerunner 245 still has a sunlight-readable color display and five buttons for navigating the menu … [Read more...] about Garmin Forerunner 245 versus 235: Do maps and music make the step up worthwhile?