Chevy Introduces Redesigned 2023 Colorado Truck

2023 Chevy Colorado | Dixon, IL

Ready to buy a new truck in Dixon, Illinois? Ken Nelson Chevrolet has the ride for you: the redesigned 2023 Colorado. It promises to be a big hit with recreational adventurers and hard-working handymen alike.

For the 2023 model year, the automaker gave the midsize pickup more off-roading capabilities in the first-ever Colorado Trail Boss. It has a 2-inch lifted suspension, greater ground clearance, and a wider front track. Select the drive mode that’s right for the situation, such as Terrain (rocks), Baja (sand), or Off-Road (dirt/grass).

This tremendous truck comes in three different chassis configurations based on the trim level. The WT, LT, and Z71 have the standard setup, the Trail Boss has a lift with wide stance, and the ZR2 has the high-performance ultra-lift with wide stance.

Regardless of which version you’re cruising on, the truck will be powered by an optimized 2.7-liter Turbo engine that’s ready to roll.

The 2023 Colorado also sports a redesigned look inside and out, flaunting a modern style that’s ready for work or fun. New tech features are abundant, too. Enjoy the new 11.3-inch-diagonal infotainment screen, the biggest standard screen in its class.

We’re excited to have the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado soon at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Contact our car dealership in Dixon to be one of the first in town to buy this next-gen truck. 

Chevy Reveals Stunning 2024 Blazer EV

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV | Dixon, IL

The auto industry is quickly moving towards an electric future. Recently, Chevrolet unveiled the first-ever 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. This electrified version of the Blazer features multiple trim levels, range options, and interior features. This exciting new Blazer will be arriving at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in the summer of 2023.

With estimated range options between 247 and 320 miles, you can choose the Blazer EV model that best fits your needs. Some models comes with high-speed DC fast-charging capabilities. This option can charge up to 78 miles in about 10 minutes. You can also choose between FWD and AWD on some models.

Technology is a major focus for the Blazer EV. Every trim level comes standard with a 17.7-inch color touch screen system. This is paired with an 11-inch customizable Driver Info Center. The Blazer EV will also be available with the advanced Super Cruise technology. When this system is activated, you can experience hands-free driving on over 200,000 miles of roads in North America, including I-88 across most of Illinois.

The Blazer EV will be available in the exciting SS trim level. With wide open watts, the Blazer EV SS offers a 0-60 mph time of less than 4 seconds. It also comes equipped with front Brembo brakes and a sport-tuned chassis.

Contact our team here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois, for details on how to reserve your own Blazer EV!

Great Accessories for Your GMC Sierra 1500

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 | Dixon, IL

The GMC Sierra is one of the most powerful and feature-packed pickup trucks on the market. It’s also compatible with hundreds of GMC-made accessories that let you customize it to your needs. Here are some GMC accessories that let you make your GMC Sierra even better.

Floor liners and mats

If you have kids, you know the backseat of your vehicle is bound to get messy. And it’s easy to track dirt and debris into your pickup truck, whether you’re camping or on a work trip. GMC offers a range of rubber floor liners and mats that make it easy to clean your cab.

Cargo management

You can add all kinds of cargo management options to your Sierra, like roof-mounted canoe carriers, bicycle mounts that connect to the hitch, and even a carrier designed for surfboards. If you and your family have an active lifestyle, check out this selection.

Infotainment accessories

There are lots of electronic accessories available with the GMC Sierra, including Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, and speakers that are perfect for long rides and outdoor trips. And if you want to keep your kids entertained, add on this Universal Tablet Holder to create a rear-seat infotainment system.


The GMC Sierra is a great truck for towing, and it’s even better thanks to the many towing accessories GMC offers. A wide range of hitches with different towing capacities, hitch locks, wiring harnesses, and a mobile tow scale to weigh your trailer are available.

To equip your Sierra with these and other great GMC accessories, contact our team here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois.

Tips for Buying a Used Car in Dixon, IL

Chevrolet Logo | Dixon, IL

Ken Nelson Chevrolet prides itself on having a diverse selection of pre-owned vehicles on our lot. That makes it easy to find just the right ride for your rural family in Illinois. Here are some tips for buying a used car in Dixon.

Know your limits

Before you start test-driving models that you’re interested in, it’s a good idea to set a budget. That way, you can choose to consider only those vehicles within your budget not outside of it. If you’re paying cash for your car, remember to allocate a portion of your funds toward insurance and registration costs.

Aim to find the right fit

Determine what type of vehicle would be best for your family. Maybe it’s a well-rounded truck like the Silverado 1500 that can tow and haul all you need it to. Or perhaps it’s a family-oriented SUV like the efficient Equinox to transport you on commutes and day trips around Illinois. It’s also wise to establish a “must-have” list of features you absolutely can’t live without, such as heated seats, adaptive cruise control, or roof rails.

Leverage vehicle history reports

Here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet, we guarantee transparency at every step including the shopping process. Access the vehicle history report of any used model in our inventory for more confidence that you’ll drive home a safe, sound, and high-quality Chevy.

Stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test-drive the gently-used Silverado, Colorado, and Equinox models we have in stock. We’ll help you find just the right Chevy to fit your family’s budget and preferences.

Picking the Right Off-Roading Tires for Your GMC or Chevy Truck

Picking the Right Off-Roading Tires for Your GMC or Chevy Truck | Dixon, IL

New to off-roading and want to ready your Silverado or Sierra for its inaugural excursion? Here are three tips for picking the right off-roading tires for your GMC or Chevy truck.

Determine what you need

One of the first things to consider is where you’ll be driving your GMC or Chevy truck on most of your adventures. You also want to determine whether you plan on using your truck primarily for off-roading or a mix of commuting and some off-roading.

Off-roading tires come in two main categories: All-Terrain (AT) and Mud-Terrain (MT). The former are made to handle a variety of terrain and road conditions while delivering quieter ride quality on asphalt routes. MT tires, by contrast, are a bit louder for commutes, but get optimum traction in muddy, gravelly, rocky, or soggy conditions.

Stay within your budget

As with other types of tires, off-roading tires come in a range of prices. Establish a budget beforehand before you commit to a set of off-roading tires, so you don’t pay for overpriced tires when cheaper ones will serve your purpose.

Go with the right size

Make sure that the off-road tires you choose are the right size for your particular GMC or Chevy truck. The wrong sized tires can negatively impact the truck’s performance in areas such as steering response, efficiency, and handling. The smaller Canyon and Colorado will pair better with a smaller size tire than the larger Sierra and Silverado, for example.

Still need help selecting the right off-roading tires for your GMC or Chevy truck? Contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois. Once you’ve picked a set of tires, we’ll schedule an installation appointment at our Service Department so you can enjoy off-roading in no time.