The Silverado is an easy truck to live with, thanks to its comfortable ride and reasonable floor height. Access is fairly easy, as is cargo loading. The truck also offers generous towing and payload capacity. A six-speed automatic transmission aids acceleration and fuel economy, while selectable full-time four-wheel drive adds safety in slippery conditions.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The engine and 4 wheel drive are sufficient for hauling and pulling and covering poor terrain."

Nancy N., MO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Handles and accelerates great"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Strong power and handles well for a truck."

Anonymous, KY (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Big eng lots of get up and go. Good towing"

Leonard P., AZ (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The acceleration is pretty quick. Handling is good. Backing up is easy. I do a lot of it."

Susan M., CA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Motor boggs down when pulling a light load. Do not buy this truck if you plan on towing anything."

Anonymous, MS (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"good performance, ok mileage."

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I use the truck off road doing conservation work in very hilly terrain, handles it with ease."

Dennis H., IL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Too large of a Turning radius . Sometimes have to do a 3 point turn to get into a parking spot"

Mary S., MO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great to drive. Very comfortable. Very good handling. Acceleration ok for V6"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Makes clunking noise when shifting into gear and there is a pause between shifting and engaging drive. (Dealer said it was normal.) Long pause in movement when shifting from forward and to reverse."

Roger W., UT (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Plenty of power, handles well."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"With the 5.3 engine and 6 speed transmission this vehicle does extremely well, especially in the mountains with winding roads."

Ronald B., WA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable driving truck with comfortable seats."

Thomas H., TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great off-road in 4WD . I do conservation work in very hilly area and have yet to get stuck."

Dennis H., IL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"$1300.00 bill to fix the stability and Anita lockbrake control"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"goes where I want it to."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great acceleration and does an excellent job in snow and ice."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Acceleration slow to respond sometimes, but not always. I have pressed accelerator a considerable amount to get onto highway with no response. Then, all of a sudden, it kicks up another 1500 - 2000 rpms to get up to speed. Seems like it should gradually increase speed as accelerator is pushed."

Franklin W., OK (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are comfortable and easy to adjust. Most of the time the ride is smooth and the noise level is low."

Susan M., CA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The seats are very comfortable even on long trips, both front and rear. The ride is also very good and handling is never a problem. There is a bit to much road noise, but not really bad."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The seats are comfortable."

Nancy N., MO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Quiet , rides like a car"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Smoothest, most comfortable pick up I have ever driven"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"the 1500 WT is plain and simple rides good and quiet"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats are excellent very comfortable for a big guy."

Leonard P., AZ (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Smooth ride, cushioned seats and no noise."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very quiet, comfortable vehicle."

E K., AB (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"the upper part of the seats do not tilt forward far enough to get anything in or out from behind the seat...bad design and I will not buy another truck with seats like that."

Dalton S., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Power seat is very comfortable. Very quiet for a truck."

Roland M., ME (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Reasonable comfort and ride for a 4wd truck."

Dennis H., IL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Starting to hear noises on most any road, sounds like everything is creaking"

Terry P., TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great vehicle"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable ride and leather seats are very nice."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Its extraordinarily comfortable and high up - great for long legs. Wouldn't trade this for the world."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It has developed a rattle somewhere around the stirring column"

Wesley S., GA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats do not fold all the way forward so as to be able to place or retrieve something behind the seat."

Dalton S., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"For an 8 year old truck, it rides well, especially on the highway. We don't use the back seats often do cannot comment on them."

Terry P., TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It was my husbands vehicle, and has a topper. It is long a d awkward to drive, but is quit e out a d smooth on the road. Don't mind it when I am a passenger. Plenty of room."

Anonymous, OK (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Rides like a truck because it IS a truck. Seat cushion is a bit long for my short legs, fixed by adding a folding cushion."

Dennis H., IL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Have driven back and forth to Alaska in total comfort. Love the seats that you can make slight adjustments to. Smooth ride. Some noise, but not bothersome."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The seat back are the cheapest thing I've ever sat on. I had to take them to a upholster to have the backs built up. He even said he has never seen seats that were brand new piles of junk!"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drives nice and noise level is good"

Dan P., MO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Good price in 2009 and low depreciation since"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I got my moneys worth for this older model, looks as good and the current year Chevy."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The dealer discounted almost $10,000 under suggested price. Also received a spray-on bed liner, side steps, and rock shield at cost."

Ronald B., WA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I purchased the vehicle in October of 2009, the dealer was trying to clear the inventory for that year and I got a very good price."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Manufacturer does NOT stand by vehicle. They issued a service bulletin indicating that they had received and installed defective window motors yet they would not do a recall nor replace those that failed after warranty time. I had 3 out of 4 fail within 3 weeks of warranty expiration with only 28000 miles on vehicle."

Roger W., UT (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"For the price it was and remains a good value"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great, tough truck that is comfortable to drive and hauls any cargo I need."

Anonymous, AL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"it's a real pick up, it has a 8 foot bed and is an extended cab !"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"We got a very good deal on this truck when purchased new, and it has retained its value over the years. It still looks and rides like a new truck."

Terry P., TX (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The Silverado is a great work horse, it has the 5.3 litre engine and an 8' box. It drives smoothly and tows beautifully."

Bruce B., ON (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It has been an excellent truck for us."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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