Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The Silverado delivers smooth, responsive power from its 5.3-liter V8 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is 17 mpg overall for the crew-cab four-wheel-drive version.
A new 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine, with a 10-speed automatic, gets an impressive 23 mpg overall. The ride is steady, and the cabin is very quiet. Handling is sound but secure. The infotainment system is easy to use. Rear-seat room in crew-cab versions is immense, but the high step-in requires a climb. Trim variants, such as the Trail Boss and High Country, run the gamut from an off-road special to a luxury chariot. Available advanced safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, are optional on high-end trims.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
The 2019 Silverado is completely redesigned to battle its crosstown rivals. The Silverado's power delivery is improved; it's smoother and more responsive now, and fuel economy has improved by 1 mpg to 17 mpg overall for the 5.3-liter V8 engine.
Added optional and thoughtful touches include a power tailgate that can open using the remote key fob or a button on the dash. The ride is stiff and snappy, but the cabin is very quiet. Handling is sound and secure. The infotainment system is easy to use. Rear-seat room in crew-cab versions is immense, but the high step-in requires a climb. New trim variants, such as the Trail Boss and High Country, run the gamut from an off-road special to a luxury chariot. Available advanced safety features, such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, are optional on high-end trims.
$25,450 - $51,925
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2014-2018
2014 Redesign Year
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.
$21,150 - $42,250
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$19,650 - $39,350
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$17,700 - $35,650
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$16,350 - $32,150
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$14,775 - $28,750
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2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
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.
$13,425 - $22,550
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$11,825 - $19,750
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$10,225 - $18,750
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$8,875 - $16,825
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$7,450 - $14,650
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$6,225 - $13,050
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$5,625 - $11,400
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1999-2006
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.
$5,050 - $11,025
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$3,975 - $11,900
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$3,100 - $8,850
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$3,100 - $7,975
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$3,100 - $7,400
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$3,100 - $7,025
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$3,100 - $5,550
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