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

"10 speed transmission is smooth and give good gas mileage. Pulls trailers well and power to pass exceptional"

Anonymous, OK (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Power with this truck is very good. Handles well for a truck."

John S., WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Smooth,Quiet. Good acceleration and handles good"

Dale F., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"handles better than my 2016 Nissan Murano and is more fun to drive. Acceleration is ok but not outstanding. Transmission makes funny clunking sounds at times. Vehicle restarts after automatic shutdown fast and smooth"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The gas mileage and corresponding cylinder shutoff system is very good"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Excellent handling, acceleration is quick and easy, And the ride is very smooth."

Anonymous, IN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable. Great ride."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The 5.3 engine with 8 speed transmission give much more than enough acceleration. The long wheel base make parking more difficult than a smaller SUV but the parking assist features help a great deal."

Robert S., ON (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very strong and smooth acceleration during towing. I owned a 2011 Tahoe with a 6 speed auto and the 8 speed auto in this Silverado is a huge improvement."

Douglas S., PA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"6 speed transmission and v8 engine are a little "clunky" when working together. switching from 4-8 cylinders is noticeable when driving and it shouldn't be."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"For a truck, it has a very comfortable ride. Not to stiff or to mushy. Has excellent handling and braking. Acceleration is more than adequate. having a standard size bed, it is a little difficult getting in and out of parking spots."

Gerald R., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Acceleration from stop is not smooth, lots of shifting by 6 speed transmission."

Wayne G., KS (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Good acceleration, handles very good for a truck"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Plenty of power for routine use and towing."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"extremely smooth ride even over rough, uneven surfaces."

James C., KS (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Has proven to be stable taking corners on gravel roads, stability is not an issue."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The infotainment is a safety hazard---everything on the dash is hard to find and figure out---I am sorry I have it installed to the point that this will probably be my last GM product. I still don't know how to use the radio and navigation and all the alerts that are on the vehicle,---VERY DISSATISFIED!!!!!!"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Handles very well, in town or highway--easy to park"

Mary S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Have not driven it enough to say much. Except it tows my 26 foot camper like a dream"

Roger P., NH (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I ONLY HAVE ONE NEW TRUCK AND HAVE ALREADY ANSWERED THIS QUESTION"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Transmission has been replaced yet still is noisy, jerks and clunks. I am now in touch with GM to get my money back."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Too soon to tell. Just got the truck. Only one week old."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Unbelievable power and fuel mileage. Best to date is 23.1 mpg highway trip at 65 mph. Acceleration is outstanding with 6.2 L. Trailer pulling as good as my prior F350 Power Stroke."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"has power to pull traler"

Mike S., NC (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"This is the most powerful motor I've ever driven.i thought it would be a boring underpowered power plant but I really like the way it pulls and purrs.plenty of power for me."

Daren E., IL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"My Silverado LT has the base V6 but you can't tell even with a full-load. If you don't tow you won't miss the V8. Surprisingly good gas mileage; I can get better than 27mpg on long trips when I keep the speed under 70mph."

Richard Y., MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"EXCELLENT ROAD NOISE BLOCKAGE. SMOOTH ACCELERATION."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Rides great, acceleration is great, handles nice, sometimes you can feel when the motor changes between 4 and 8 cylinders"

Donald K., SD (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great power and mileage with the 6.2L. better mileage than 5.3L I previously owned. Surprising but true."

Kevin H., UT (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.2 has great acceleration and good handling, particularly compared with the 2500."

Carla H., AL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drives very smoothly with good acceleration and braking."

James C., MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I like how the V8 can go into V4 mode for economy, yet still kick into V8 mode and pass every jackrabbit on the road, easily and safely. This is a must have on the country back-roads."

Robert S., VT (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Pulling away from a stop is frustrating. The transmission is geared so low in first gear that is seems like the truck doesn't want to move much until it shifts into 2nd gear, then it goes fine."

Thomas V., PA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great gas mileage, very easy to drive, rides great and is very quite inside. The only bad I can think of, is the stopping distance. My 2016 Ford F-150 had great brakes, the rest of the truck had problems all of the time, but the brakes were great."

Gary S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"This vehicle drives very smooth with plenty of power and handles great. It is especially good while towing, has tow haul and trailer assist braking. Tows my 4000 lb boat like it's not even there."

Dan C., NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It's all good, great and zero bad"

Nelson C., NJ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great acceleration with 6.2L engine. Handles well in all conditions."

Michael L., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Driver seat Very uncomfortable, use cushion-GM needs to vastly improve-feels like 2x4's on each side of seat!!"

Mary S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I traded a 2500 for the 1500. The ride and fuel economy are so much better in the 1500 plus with the crew cab I have room to comfortably carry my growing grandchildren"

Jerrald R., TN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It is VERY quiet and comfortable and rides well."

James C., MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Rides like a car, barely hear road noise. I’ve driven pickups for 13 years and this is best."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"There's nothing like the comfort of the seats in the Silverado. Haven't been in a car yet that matches the comfort and ride."

Daniel C., FL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Comfort, noise and ride are superior to a Ford and equal to the Dodge"

Roy M., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Comfortable seats, quiet ride"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Quite ride comfortable seats"

Bobby E., TX (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Total Convenience of the truck."

James D., WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"seats are ok,i think it rides about the best it could for a 4wd pickup, i think it very quiet overall"

Lawrence H., WI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Outstanding ride quality and low noise"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very quiet for pickup truck. Rides like today's cars."

Nelson C., NJ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I thought my 2005 Silverado was quiet. The Cabin in my 2018 is amazingly quiet! I can carry on a conversation with a passenger or on the phone and have no issues with communication."

Benjamin C., TX (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It must have shorter wheel base than the old truck because the turning radius seems smaller. Easier to see right in front over the hood than the old truck, so it's easier to be centered in parking spaces."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very quiet. Smooth ride. Heated and cooled seats.heated steering wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very quiet very smooth ride!"

Randy H., MN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Quiet ride, adjustment of seats and space"

Gerardo H., CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The vehicle seating allows you to sit high and upright which is very comfortable for longer trips. The cabin is very quiet allowing for the enjoyment of music and conversation. The ride is surprisingly smooth for a large truck."

Robert S., ON (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Good acceleration and ride with 6.2L"

Kevin H., UT (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Driving the Silverado is like sitting in the most comfortable supportive chair in your living room and watching the world go by. Great visibility, wonderful ride over rough roads, and a feeling of safety and security in all kinds of traffic. I could drive all day in this truck and step out feeling better than I started."

Robert S., VT (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seat have multiple controls that allow the driver to change the position and support, Ride is very smooth and quiet, feels like a good solid vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"truck is very quiet and the ride is very good. Seats are ok but should be more comfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Too soon to tell. Just got the truck. Only one week old."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"This Silverado has surprising comfort, a low level of noise, and a ride that ignores gravel and bumps."

Carla H., AL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drivers seat bottom has some form of support structure that is very uncomfortable, I will have this looked at when I do the first service. I believe it was a manufacturing defect. The other seats are very comfortable and the ride quality and cabin noise at highway speeds are better than all but the very top end luxury brands (Rolls Royce). I have owned high end Mercedes and this is a better highway vehicle in all respects"

Thomas B., WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"REAR BENCH SEAT - HEADRESTS TERRIBLE; NOT ACCEPTABLE; TO NARROW AND FAIL TO REMAIN AT HEIGHT SELECTED: 2015,2016,2017,2018 MODELS. YOU CAN SELECT THE HEIGHT BUT THEY RETURN TO LOWEST POSITION ONCE YOU TOUCH THEM. FAIL TO REMAIN LOCKED IN POSITION. NO MIDDLE SEAT HEADREST. POOR DESIGN. RISK OF WHIP LASH VERY REAL CONCERN FOR REAR PASSENGERS. FORD AND RAM HAVE SUPERIOR HEADREST SIZE, DESIGN AND FUNCTION. THIS IS MY FOURTH '' HIGH COUNTRY'' AND THIS IS MY GREATEST CRITICISM OF THIS TRUCK: MODEL YEARS 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. REAR SEAT IS UPRIGHT AND NOT COMFORTABLE FOR LONG DRIVES. TERRIBLE REAR HEADRESTS. FRONT SEATS ARE TREMENDOUSLY SUPPORTIVE WITH ACCEPTABLE HEADRESTS. MULTIPLE ADJUSTMENTS ENSURE VERY COMFORTABLE RIDE. EXCELLENT VEHICLE - LIMOUSINE LIKE DRIVE ON THE HIGHWAY. VERY QUIET DRIVE."

Anonymous, QC (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very comfortable on long trips. Truck does everything I ask it to do. Very quite cab, even on rough roads."

Gary S., CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats are cheap ,wobbly and Uncomfortable. One seat has a horrible internal rattle. The various squeaks and rattles are unbearable. The wind noise is unacceptable. This was a very expensive High Country made in Mexico with cheap parts and horrible workmanship."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Ride and drives real good but seats are a bit to firm. Get sore after about an hour and a half"

Murray W., AB (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"An absolute pleasure to drive. This truck is as comfortable to drive and ride in as a luxury car"

James C., KS (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Drives and rides more as a car than truck"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"The trucks ride is very smooth. For the most part the interior is more refined than other trucks I have owned."

John S., WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great ride, quiet."

Michael L., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"We both (wife and I) have had several long trips and the seats remain comfortable without fail. The ride is smooth and quiet. Two thumbs up"

Mike W., MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Outstanding ride"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Seats were comfortable during extended test drive, but living with them daily is extremely hard. There is NO support in the cloth seats whatsoever. I even unzipped the seat back just to see if something was missing... there is but they are all that way. There is NO wire mesh like found in a traditional seat. It's just the sear frame and foam. Nothing in the middle except for a "lumbar support" that's virtually useless. I have to get rid of the truck because it is hurting my back. I like everything else about it except for this."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Our Silverado has a max trailering package. That being said the truck can be unpredictable when unloaded during moderate acceleration over uneven surfaces. It tends to hop slightly sideways giving the driver a sense that control is being lost."

Douglas S., PA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"LOVE, love, love the bench seats and center console design. Also love the extra handle on driver and passenger sides to help get in the truck for those of us who are vertically challenged. The Silverado is 100x more comfortable than our 2016 Highlander Limited."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"End of model year was the best time to buy. GM had excellent incentives for me to purchase."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Lease payment very good"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"We are very disappointed that Chevy doesn't include standard safety features on a truck that is used in situations that really required them. Our 2016 Highlander has all the lane and backup sensors that truly improve safety in such crowded local and interstate traffic that's a given in FL. These features should be standard on the Silverado."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"For $31,500.00 I would expect more than a stripped down truck."

Bruce S., NC (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"More expensive than a similar F150 and not as many options. Nice truck though"

Murray W., AB (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I was annoyed by all the different options you can get with the truck when shopping for one,"

Alain B., ON (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"This truck is a poorly made,cheap material ,horrible workmanship ,embarrassment for GM and a huge source of anger for my Family. Body parts out of alignment. Loose parts both internal and exterior. Very Cheap materials that have not held up to limited normal use.This was a $69,000 High Country. This is my last GM truck."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Pleased with the pricing"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"i put in a lot of work beating up on sales managers plus 13000 in rebates on top of gm card money"

Lawrence H., WI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"At full retail this would be a fair value, in line with all the other overpriced new vehicles. However, with the deals available throughout the year, and with careful shopping I purchased this for just shy of $14,000 off sticker...which makes this an outstanding value."

Thomas B., WA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"It’s a Chevrolet. Not a top of the line brand, but has proven to be dependable"

Anonymous, MN (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Very nice looking and dependable truck. Great value when GM is running 12k in rebates"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Good to great vehicle very overdue for the up date in all faxes of a vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Hunt, Hunt, Hunt, and when your'e tired of that Hunt, Hunt, Hunt, and hunt until you're sick of it. Keep beating on the price until you get what you want. Dealers won't go out of business because of the deal. They can go out of business if their service and parts departments go under. Stay after it, and don't be afraid to walk away if you think you're getting stung. They'll call you back."

Bruce S., NC (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"$255/ month for a 27 month, 15000mi/ year lease"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"I received several discounts since buying in Nov 2017."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Excellent driving and handling; improved over the 2014 model. Top off the line High Country Silverado should have push button starter, electronic steering wheel adjustments, and glove box lighting."

Antonio N., MD (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"All 1/2 ton trucks are overpriced for what you get."

Roy M., AZ (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Lease value is out-of-this-world on the LT 4x4, hundreds cheaper than Ford or Dodge similar products. Even less than the small/compact pickups."

Richard Y., MI (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Got a really good deal with all the incentives at the end of 2017 Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine Texas has done an outstanding job of taking care of my needs. In my opinion the dealer service after the sale is one of the most important factors when choosing a vehicle"

John B., TX (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Great incentives from GM bring the price to a reasonable level. The vehicle is well built with a powerful engine and many features. It is a pleasure to drive. Everything considered in my opinion this vehicle is a great value for the price."

Dan C., NY (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"25% of sticker price"

Bobby E., TX (2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"This truck will perform beautifully in all tasks, regardless of weather or terrain all the while getting great fuel mileage"

Mike W., MI (2018 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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