by Don Armstrong
2012 Chevrolet Silverado Texas Edition
There isn’t a better way to say rodeo than owning a Silverado. And the 2012 Texas Edition has proven so popular with its light duty version that Chevrolet decided to offer it in its Heavy Duty lineup too. That means the cow pokes around these parts don’t have to worry about pulling the 30-foot Sea Ray out of Clear Lake once their rodeo chores are done.
The Texas Edition is a trim package that is added to its most popular mid-level LT model and includes 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels, trailering package and automatic-locking differential, dual-zone climate control, six-way power driver seat, CD player with USB port, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth connectivity, power camper mirrors, fog lamps and an EZ-Lift tailgate to name a few.
There are several V-8 power plants available in the 1500. Step up to the HD models and the Duramax diesel becomes an option. We’d suggest giving a lot of thought to what you’ll want your bucking bronco to do before picking one out of the herd. Axle ratios, engine selection and transmission should all play a part in selecting the right one.
The Texas Edition adds $3695 to the LT 1500 2WD Crew Cab base of $31,850.