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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019
Overall Score
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019 crew cab
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  • Predicted Reliability
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The 2019 Silverado is completely redesigned and ready to battle the competitive Ford F-150 and also redesigned Ram 1500. GM has lightened its workhorse pickup to help improve fuel economy, and also added luxury touches, including a power liftgate that can open and close using the remote key fob. A total of six engine and transmission combinations will be available. Of note, two new V8s (5.3-liter and 6.2-liter) use an advanced cylinder deactivation system to help optimize fuel efficiency. A 3.0-liter diesel 6-cylinder also joins the lineup for the first time. A 10-speed automatic will be mated to the 6.2-liter V8 and the diesel engines. The Silverado is more customizable than ever before, thanks to eight distinct trim levels, including new variants like the Custom Trail Boss, and RST. The new truck goes on sale this fall.
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2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Silverado and similar GMC Sierra have relatively responsive handling and a roomy cabin that is as quiet as a luxury car's. It's easy to get into the cabin, the controls are simple, and its towing and payload capacities are generous. The 5.3-liter V8 engine in the crew cab we tested returned 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. A redesign comes later in the year.
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2014-2017
2014 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017
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
2017 $32,425 - $32,925 $29,490 - $29,990
2016 $20,575 - $39,425 $17,990 - $36,290
2015 $19,025 - $36,025 $16,325 - $32,825
2014 $16,450 - $32,925 $13,660 - $29,660
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2013
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 $14,125 - $25,200 $11,295 - $21,995
2012 $12,200 - $23,675 $9,395 - $20,395
2011 $11,150 - $22,125 $8,320 - $18,820
2010 $10,075 - $19,550 $7,320 - $16,320
2009 $9,000 - $18,725 $6,255 - $15,455
2008 $7,950 - $16,650 $5,190 - $13,390
2007 $7,200 - $14,775 $4,480 - $11,580
1999-2006
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $6,125 - $12,500 $3,460 - $9,460
2005 $5,175 - $12,750 $2,560 - $9,660
2004 $4,725 - $11,675 $2,160 - $8,660
2003 $4,350 - $10,400 $1,860 - $7,460
2002 $3,525 - $8,700 $1,335 - $6,055
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A