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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2017
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017 crew cab Trim Shown: 2017 LT crew cab 4WD Automatic

The Silverado and similar GMC Sierra have relatively responsive handling and a roomy cabin that is as quiet as a luxury car's. Cabin access is easy, controls simple, and towing and payload capacities generous. Fuel economy from the 5.3-liter V8 crew cab we tested was 16 mpg overall, but the truck feels sluggish. Other available engines are a 4.3-liter V6 and powerful 6.2-liter V8. Some shortcomings include a jittery ride and front seats that aren't as supportive as those in certain competitors. More versions now get the eight-speed automatic, which should improve engine response. Other changes include available automatic emergency braking and the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Reliability has remained below average.

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2014-2016
2014 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Regular Cab WT

This redesign brought a more spacious cabin, along with the quiet and handling of a luxury car. A relatively low ride height eases access, the dashboard controls are simple to use, and the Silverado provides impressive towing and payload capacities. Get the optional backup camera to minimize the inherently large rear blind zones of a pickup truck. The optional Driver Alert Package includes lane-departure warning and forward collision alert, but blind spot warning wasn't offered. Updates for 2015 include an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 6.2-liter V8 and a standard built-in WiFi hotspot. Model year 2016 saw lane-keeping assist became available, while high-end models got LED headlamps. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities were added to the infotainment system.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $28,300 - $46,200 $25,980 - $43,280
2015 $20,900 - $41,500 $18,610 - $38,610
2014 $19,850 - $37,875 $17,610 - $35,110
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2013 Trim Shown: 2013 Crew

This iteration of Chevrolet's full-size pickup truck has powerful and efficient engines, an inviting interior, as well as improved braking and handling. However, you can expect a stiff and choppy ride, which is made worse with the Z71 suspension package. High-end interiors have attractive fit and finish, and all have simple controls. Fuel economy from the 5.3-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission is decent, and the Silverado's crash test scores are improved over those of previous models. Cabin access is easy, plus towing and payload capacities are generous. A hybrid version was available too. On the other hand, IIHS side-crash test results were disappointing.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $16,350 - $30,575 $14,025 - $27,825
2012 $14,250 - $27,075 $11,840 - $24,240
2011 $11,575 - $24,500 $9,155 - $21,555
2010 $10,525 - $22,650 $8,040 - $19,640
2009 $9,875 - $20,900 $7,370 - $17,870
2008 $9,350 - $18,525 $6,780 - $15,495
2007 $7,950 - $17,175 $5,410 - $14,120
1999-2006
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Crew Cab

The full-sized C/K1500 pickup was renamed Silverado in 1999. The Silverado is much improved over the dated C/K, and has powerful, efficient engines, a more inviting interior, and better braking and handling. Expect a stiff, choppy ride, however. Extended-cab models received a fourth door for 2000. The Z71 trim line has a harsh, stiff ride, but other trims ride better. Braking performance was adequate, but interior trim is unimpressive. The expensive Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system was available in 2004 and 2005.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $7,200 - $13,275 $4,680 - $10,380
2005 $6,150 - $13,825 $3,680 - $10,880
2004 $5,600 - $12,650 $3,180 - $9,780
2003 $4,975 - $11,575 $2,560 - $8,770
2002 $4,275 - $9,450 $1,935 - $6,755
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A