Our summers may be hot, but our winters are just right, which is why many retirees up north move down to Texas during the winter. We also have retirees who live here year-round. Such retirees want something fun to drive and versatile for trips to South Padre Island with the boat. That’s why we recommend the Silverado 1500, which can tow up to 12,500 pounds. For retirees who don’t need the massive towing power of the Silverado, we recommend the Equinox or Trax, each with plenty of space for the grandchildren, easy-to-use tech, and advanced safety features. The Equinox, for example, is available with Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, the Safety Alert Seat, and Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera.