Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview
The Silverado and similar GMC Sierra are among our top-scoring pickups. Their strengths include responsive handling and a roomy cabin 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 an exceptional 16-mpg overall, but the truck feels sluggish. Other engines include a 4.3-liter V6 and powerful 6.2-liter V8. The truck's few shortcomings include a jittery ride and front seats that aren't as supportive as those in some competitors. First-year reliability has been much below average. For 2016 more versions will get the eight-speed automatic transmission.
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