This iteration of the Silverado is considerably improved over the previous model. It has a fairly comfortable ride along with easy access and cargo loading. A rack-and-pinion setup improved steering feel and response. Interior quality was also improved and the payload rating is generous. We appreciate the selectable full-time 4WD and standard stability control (optional on non-crew-cab versions) on the 1500.

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 power is unbelievable and it handles great"

Anonymous, MT (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The diesel engine was a big seller in my wife's eyes. She tows a horse trailer to shows and the engine torque doesn't slow the truck and trailer at all. The transmission braking deceleration provides stability and saves on brake replacement. Very, very outstanding combination."

Charles S., MD (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Its a truck. It hauls 5 plus tons of equipment as if it isn't there. Big work horse."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The Trailer Mode downshifts VERY early in some gears, causing the engine to rev excessively. The truck has plenty of power to pull my trailer without the trailer mode, so I usually don't bother. It handles very well towing a 16 foot car trailer."

Jacob K., IL (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Love my diesel for pulling my horses. So nice having the power to take you anywhere"

Lisa S., AB (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Comfortable ride"

Peter S., BC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Truck has power and responds when I accelerate. This is the 2nd Silverado I have owned. Bought both new."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"above average power foe a gas engine"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Towing capability is excellent."

Charles S., MD (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"STRENGTH"

Mack M., LA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"very good"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very stable handling vehicle even when pulling a trailer"

Jasper D., NC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"it starts readily and picks up speed when going up a hill"

Barbara E., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Good power, and handling is good"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Nice ride, front drivers seat sagging"

Peter S., BC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"it is hard for me to get into but thid is my husbands vehicle and he is satisfied."

Barbara E., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very bad passenger side seats!! Very hard for people with short - medium stature to rest feet on floor or see above dash line!!!"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Nice driving diesel truck. Fairly quiet cab and the seats are comfortable"

Lisa S., AB (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"ride is smooth. seats comfortable."

Anonymous, NE (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I am not tried after a long ride 400 miles in a day."

Terry T., ID (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Not to bad on the noise factor, seats are a bench and are fairly comfortable. Little stiff on ride."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Had to replace driver's seat foam as it was deteriorating and uncomfortable."

Peter S., BC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"High profile vehicle and very comfortable on long trips. eats are supportive and cabin noise reduction is good"

Jasper D., NC (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"A quarter of a million miles and no major problems or replacements."

Robert K., NY (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"it si good"

Barbara E., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"This vehicle is a Beast! The 6. diesel & Allison Trans has proven itself repeated pulling my 40' 5th wheel RV, my 21' utility trailer (with tractor & implements/loads of various bulky items/ATVs & hunting items - deer stands, etc.). Hard to beat! And the MPG beats most of the competition!"

Mack M., LA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Truck performs very well hauling horse trailer, after 9 years still have original brakes, exhaust system for example. Great value ie purchase price over the for the life of the vehicle so far"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I received a great deal on this truck and am pleased with my purchase"

Barbara E., OH (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Nothing goes wrong on this vehicle. I pull a two horse trailer with ease."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Would you buy this car again?

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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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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