Chevrolet Silverado 1500


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The Chevrolet Silverado received updates for 2022 that brought a fresh interior, a new ZR2 off-road trim, and the Super Cruise active driver assistance system with trailering support. We found that the Silverado delivers smooth, responsive power from its 5.3-liter V8 engine, returning 17 mpg overall for the crew-cab four-wheel-drive version.
A 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 and secure. Rear-seat room in crew-cab versions is immense, but the high step-in requires a climb. Trim variants, such as the ZR2 and High Country, run the gamut from an off-road special to a luxury chariot. FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard.
2019-2021
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. Updates for 2020 include an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The diesel pulls strongly, feels refined, and returns 23 mpg overall. Other changes for 2020 saw suspension tweaks improving the ride, and the availability of adaptive cruise control.  Updates for 2021 include available wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Advanced safety equipment, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning, are standard for 2022. There's also a new ZR2 off-road model, which gets a modified off-road suspension, standard 6.2-liter V8, and 33-inch off-road MT tires. The rest of the line gets various exterior and interior updates, including an available 13.4-inch touch screen; optional Super Cruise driver-assistance technology; and more torque for the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine.
$30,550 - $57,325
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$28,025 - $52,800
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$26,000 - $50,650
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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.
$18,175 - $43,225
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$17,550 - $37,300
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$16,025 - $32,700
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$14,025 - $28,725
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$13,150 - $25,175
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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.
$11,900 - $20,600
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$10,550 - $18,475
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$9,350 - $17,500
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$8,250 - $16,650
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$7,150 - $14,975
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$6,300 - $13,625
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$6,075 - $12,750
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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.
$5,275 - $11,650
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$4,200 - $12,125
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$3,325 - $9,125
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$3,325 - $8,250
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$3,325 - $7,675
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$3,325 - $7,275
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$3,325 - $5,725
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