Monthly Archives: September 2018

Check Out These Upcoming Fall Events in McKinney, Texas

kids with pumpkin

Summer may last longer here in Texas than in other parts of the US, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to get out and celebrate autumn the right way. Here are two exciting fall events in McKinney, Texas, to check out with friends and family this year.

11th Annual McKinney OktoberFest

The McKinney Oktoberfest has been a tradition in Downtown McKinney since 2008. This year, the three-day event will be held on Friday, September 28, from 5 to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Sunday, September 30, from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now online. The event includes delicious German food like brats and schnitzel, as well as scrumptious German beer. Entertainment includes a carnival, the Bavarian Experience stage, games, contests, parades, petting zoos, live music, and more.

Scare on the Square

If fall is more of a Halloween season to you, you’ll enjoy Historic Downtown McKinney’s Scare on the Square event held on Wednesday, October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free to the public. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, with activities like pumpkin races, a costume contest, and a concert.

For more pastimes to enjoy this fall, contact us at El Dorado Chevy. We’ll be happy to recommend our favorites.

Differences Between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Are you planning to purchase a new Chevrolet pickup truck but unsure which model is the best choice for you? Two of the most popular options are the 2018 Silverado 1500 and 2018 Colorado. To help you out, we’ve detailed the key differences between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.

Size and Capability

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is larger than the Colorado, which means it can haul heavier objects. If there is a lot of towing in your pickup future, you will likely prefer the Silverado 1500 over the Colorado: The 2018 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds while the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. If a smaller truck is more your style, however, the Colorado is still a strong choice, with its best-in-class tow rating.

Fuel Economy

Due to its smaller size, the Colorado is the more efficient of the two. It achieves up to an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway  with a 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, when equipped with two-wheel drive and an automatic six-speed transmission.* The Silverado 1500 is still efficient in its larger segment, however, achieving a best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon on the highway.**

Stop by El Dorado Chevy to test-drive the capable 2018 Silverado 1500 for yourself.

*https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2018_Chevrolet_Colorado.shtml

**EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/24 highway with 5.3L V8 eAssist (2WD).