This version of the Silverado has a fairly comfortable ride, as well as easy access and cargo loading. Compared to the previous generation, the steering has improved feel and response. The payload rating is generous. We appreciate the selectable full-time 4WD and standard stability control on all V8-equipped Silverados. 2009 also brought a new six-speed automatic transmission that improved acceleration.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC and head protection air bags available from 2007; standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test

This version of the Silverado has a fairly comfortable ride, as well as easy access and cargo loading. Compared to the previous generation, the steering has improved feel and response. The payload rating is generous. We appreciate the selectable full-time 4WD and standard stability control on all V8-equipped Silverados. 2009 also brought a new six-speed automatic transmission that improved acceleration. Braking distances on wet pavement were also improved. The diesel engine in the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 LTZ (which we also tested) proved to be relatively civilized. A hybrid version was available too. On the other hand, IIHS side-crash test results were disappointing.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (195 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (295 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (315 hp)
  • 6-liter V8 (367 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Door mounding is wrapped around aluminum, the aluminum flexes and peels the mounding and double sided tape off the door"

Tony C., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"My Chevrolet Silverado has 290,000 miles on it, so I don't expect it to look perfect although the paint looks very nice yet when I wash it and the truck is clean but the exterior door trim has been curling and coming off for the past 3 or so years so I have finally just tore the ones off the back doors. In my opinion if they need to try and dress up the door they should just do it with paint"

James W., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"The trim on the doors seems to be coming off. When it came loose it folded back a little and now even though I stuck it back on it has a bend in it"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Right side window trim continues to fall off even after replacing the clip that holds the trim"

Philip G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Overall quality of interior is inferior to previous levels"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Paint flaking off rear fenders, clear metal under flaked off paint. Paint is not adhering to the fender"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Severe fading, chalking, cracking and peeling of paint on hood and roof. Doors and sides of truckbed have moderate fading and cracking"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Unsure)

"The bottom paint is rotting and peeling. It is likely due to the de-Icing solutions used by local and State department of transportation ice treatment systems. But despite frequent washing of undercarriage, this peeling, rotting, and rusting persists"

K P., PA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)
Rust

"rear quarter panel started rusting thru on both panels"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Rear qtr rust over the rear tires due to pinch welding 2 panels and drain holes being to high above the seam. Rusted from the inside out. Poor design"

Tony C., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"I have been seeing rust spots show up on the tailgate and the right rear quarter panel. The rest of the truck seems to be fine"

James W., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"starting to rust above rear fender well"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced rear bumper"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"Bed panels rusting inside wheel wells"

John F., KS (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"ball joins were worn. First problem with the truck from when purchased"

James J., WI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"I was told the power steering was leaking two years ago. I haven't had to add fluid yet so watching it"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broken rear leaf spring which I had rebuilt & replaced"

Edward S., IL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Steering gear box worm gear failed at 100k mikes"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Frozen up"

Steven W., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"It was actually the CV joint on the passenger side. It cost $800 to repair, and took two days"

Joe M., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Left front wheel bearings required replacement"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"Gauge lights keep blowing fuses"

Scott M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left back up light didn't work because we put the wrong bulb in it"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

"After repairing a low tire, the low pressure indicator stayed off. Dealer replaced it at considerable charge and also found the fuel indicator was malfunctioning. Even more costly to replace that"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Sensor not reading correctly for a few months, now I have a warning message that system need maintenance"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Tire pressure warning light came on. Had to replace sensors"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"gas vapor canister filter need replacing"

Eric B., ON (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"Replaced Emissions Vent Valve and New Hose"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel cap

"the check engine light came on and gave a message to tighten fuel cap. after several attempts did not solve problem I replaced the cap and it seems fine now"

James H., LA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Replaced the fuel cap as a preliminary measure. Found out the problem was really a part of the emissions system that was addressed a couple weeks later"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"red warning light came on"

Pat W., ND (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Sensors seem to be gong bad. I had an engine sensor come on and called Onstar, they said take it to a dealer. Once at the dealer they said no problem. It has happened two more times since and each time I just let it sit for the day while working and usually the light is off. However when it is on, remote start also does not work"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Loud lifter noise"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Broken engine mounts"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"We have had an on-going oil leak that cannot be identified or fixed"

Sondra L., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Oil not leaking but engine randomly goes through 1 to 2 quarts of oil before scheduled oil changes i chsnge every 3000 with synthetic. No blue smoke and compression seems ok"

Christopher C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"A sensor malfunctioned when making right turns"

Jim K., IA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3-L V6)

"sticking calipers"

Thaddeus F., NH (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"grinding noises"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leak when it rained. Took four trips to dealer before finding leak thru back widow seal"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Doors don't seem to close tight enough or poor seal design"

Ronald G., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Loud wind noise around doors"

Ronald G., MI (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Display lights remained dim in bright daylight making it difficult to see. Dealer mechanics had trouble fixing the problem and it still happens"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"Rear speakers failed. Front speakers failed 3 years ago"

R S., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"This truck eats batteries there was a washer fluid heater that was recalled so the dealer disabled it that helped doesn't kill the batteries as fast but should last more than 2 years"

Christopher C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Battery cables

"Electrical failure while driving.Very erratic. Electric locks were locking and unlocking, motor shutting off then restarting, all the meters turning on and off"

John-Pat F., TX (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Tranny quit working. Spent $1500 to rebuild. No problem"

Dewey D., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"1st gear worn out, would not shift into higher gears"

Kenneth P., GA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"At 245000 miles all bearings and right axle had to be replaced"

Stephen M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Replaced original engine with a remanufactured one. Oil passages had gunked up. One lifter frozen. Had changed oil religiously according to the on-board computer"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Mirrors

"Passenger side exterior mirror failure Part alone was $400"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor does no blow a sufficient amount of air into the cab of the truck"

Philip G., CA (2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Change Vehicle