The Silverado, and its twin the GMC Sierra, has been a good choice for years, and the redesigned 2014 model is an even better performer. With its overhaul, this new model has landed some solid punches in the ongoing pickup wars. Handling is more carlike than in most others. The cabin is as quiet as a luxury car's.
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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

"Transmission shifts too hard and is very jerky. Can’t make up its mind what gear it wants to be in.Told this was normal. If I’d known this I would have bought a Ford"

James E., MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The truck handles great and its a wonderful traveling vehicle which is what we use it most for. The only frustration is the six speed transmission. It tends to shift rough and jerky on low speed driving like in traffic. On open roads it accelerates smoothly and quickly. I wanted the preferred eight speed transmission but it was not available on the extended cab with the 5.3 engine. Only crew cabs. DUH!! In 2017 the combination was available."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I have had a few issues that my local dealer has not been able to pinpoint related to acceleration under certain conditions. They have made attempts to repair the issue but have not been successful. My 2014 Silverado did not have these issues..."

Jeremy H., NC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It's quiet, and great power along with smooth ride."

Charles S., FL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Nice acceleration & handling good"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. More than enough power. Handling is fantastic. Love this truck."

Tom S., MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I am very satisfied with both the acceleration and handling."

Benny R., OK (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"all good."

Marie D., WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"speeds up quickly, sometimes to the point where you don't realize how fast you are going. handles well in tight turns"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Everything works very well mechanically. Plenty of power and the handling is great. But, the turning radius is pretty large. It makes parking a bit of a chore."

Anonymous, WV (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Noisy transmission coming out of first gear . Vibrates any time it's in 4 cylinder mode . Transmission chaters when shifting ."

Neil B., MA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It is a truck but does have terrific acceleration when I need it. My last truck purchase was twelve years ago and this newer one is larger with a bigger motor but get 20 percent better gas mileage."

John C., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drivability"

Dan L., WA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It imperceptibly switches from V4 to V8 mode when necessary. It's the most roadable pickup I've ever owned (7th one)."

John F., MN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Visibility excellent. great hi way truck"

Anthony D., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Good power and acceleration when needed and handles great. Drives better than any truck I've owned."

Jason M., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"rides well good gas milages"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Transmission not smooth"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"v6 has great power and really good gas mileage"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Always as expected!! Great performance!"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Acceleration tends to be sluggish when you need power the most. Almost as if the engine cuts out."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very good engine paired to very poorly programmed transmission, that feels like its never in the right gear. Dealer acknowledged that there are issues with transmission programming, but manufacturer wont address it."

Igor P., CA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"great acceleration & handles great"

Ralph H., MS (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"acceleration and handling is very good"

Anonymous, MS (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"420 HP plus 434 lbs/ft torque= awesome fast with power superb. You can't beat it . Much quieter than past versions. I have back pain, and the heated seat back only feature is wonderful."

Beth B., IA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great acceleration and torque from the 5.3. truck is quiet at highway speeds. Fuel economy is outstanding for this full-size truck."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great acceleration and very good handling for a truck."

Bruce S., BC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Overall vehicle has good acceleration and a very smooth ride. At times the transmission can lurch a bit when trying to start our form a rolling stop. I great better than expected fuel economy due to cylinder deactivation."

Scott K., WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drives and handles great"

George F., WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The 5.3L runs strong."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Took a while to get used to the road feel and lift but the handling is incredible once you have used this truck a while"

John C., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"good for a large truck!"

Marie D., WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Noise, there are constant rattles, buzzes and chatters - mostly from the dashboard. The dealer can never seem to resolve the issue. If the Silverado could have a quiet dashboard, this would be a fantastic purchase. It's disappointing to own a brand new vehicle that has dash noises since purchase."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The seats, ride and noise are very satisfactory. The ride is superior to many cars."

Benny R., OK (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Easy to adjusting the seats"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Extremely quiet on the freeway; maybe the quietest vehicle I've ever owned."

David B., NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"comfortable ride for a pickup truck low road noise improved rear seat leg room vs. previously owned 2011 Silverado"

Anonymous, IA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"For the price of the vehicle, the seats should have arm rests and there should be climate controls and vents in the back seat."

Anonymous, UT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It's nice ride, and quiet."

Charles S., FL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable seats and driving"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"quiet and smooth relative to the 2011 GMC. very comfortable seating and layout for both driver and passenger"

Lionel T., AB (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Strong vibrations >70MPH. Dealer rebalanced tires 3 times then gave me a new set of tires. Vibration better, but still there. Dealer advised the vibration was due to the Frame bushing materials used that transmit road vibrations. They said GM is aware of the issue."

Andrew B., OH (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"the seats are uncomfortable. didn't notice it on the test drive but several weeks later found myself folded up like a pretzel while driving with my knees higher than my butt. not enough seat adjustment to rectify the problem. cannot get the seat cushion into a more level position"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It’s all wonderful in the High Country."

Earnest S., MO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats extremely comfortable. Ride is so smooth and very quiet. You forget you are in a pickup truck."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Comfortable to ride in, looks good, pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, UT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Extremely hard uncomfortable ride compared to previous Chevrolet trucks that I've owned. Will soon replace this vehicle due to the hard ride."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Comfortable"

Dan L., WA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It doesn't ride as smooth and my old 1997 F150. Too much window noise while driving over 60"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The ride is very comfortable, even long distances. The cab is spacious with plenty of room for the whole family. The cab is very quiet and makes listening to audio books or using the phone very easy and enjoyable. GM did a great job with the interior of the Silverado."

Jeremy H., NC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable quiet ride compared to my previous pickup."

W K., CA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Truck seats are the best for comfort when I have a bad back. Heated seats are a must."

Norma R., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats comfortable even on long trips but ride not as comfortable as a sedan. But expect that with a utilitarian truck."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Rear seats are too cramped for adults and for kids in car seats. I have the "Double Cab" version."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"cabin noise is very quiet"

Bryan W., MA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"exceptionally quiet, smooth ride at high and low speeds"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Ride is smooth and quiet. Seats are firm but comfortable. Lumbar support could be bigger."

Bruce S., BC (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"comfortable seating, good ride stability on highway and in traffic"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Much quieter than my previous truck"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"seats are extremely comfortable--also no road noise--very smooth ride"

Ralph H., MS (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"unbelievable vehicle, great gas mileage, comfort, styling, dependable"

John K., MI (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"got a reasonable price and the incentives available to me were good."

Lionel T., AB (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"My husband loves his Silverado truck. It has the long bed, crew cab, everything he wanted for a great price. Excellent sound system. Controls at his finer tips. He has been driving Silverado tucks for the last 20 years"

Therese P., CA (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I feel I got a great value for my money when I purchased this truck / it had been 5 years since I purchased my last truck and with the new updates I felt it was time to hand in the 2011 for the 2016/ since all my trucks are only used for camping i got a great trade in value for my money"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"not worth the $48,000 price tag, don't like the 8-4 engine, that shifts between 4 cyl and 8 cyl, rear end bang when downshifting at times"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It’s a work horse and drives grast"

Bruce S., MT (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great initial value but some costly repairs can creep up after the initial warranty period."

Jason M., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"great value on a 2 year lease"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Has a lot of standard features that would have cost extra on other trucks."

David B., NY (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I bought this truck as a year end close out with a substantial discount. I could have bought a plebian sedan at the same price but got so much more."

John C., TX (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Excellent value. I have been exceptionally pleased with all features of this vehicle."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The V-6 engine performs adequately and I am very impressed with the fuel mileage. Around town we average about 18 MPG and on the highway up to 27 MPG."

Jon T., AK (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I negotiated for 4 months before getting my required price."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Poor fuel economy and cheep materials and this in the top of model"

John R., CO (2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I leased this truck with a Double Cab, V8, 4x4, Bose Audio and bucket seating for less than $300/mo. That's incredible to me. Neither Ford nor Dodge could touch that."

Anonymous, MI (2016 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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