The pickup vehicle is definitely a mainstay of American byways and highways from long time, and Chevrolet has been there from the first day. Chevy pick up trucks have been used by farmers and respected by, construction workers and small-business owners, It was well known for its reliablity, longevity and as a basic hauler. Current times have seen Chevy’s full-size truck adopt the name Silverado, which was previously an upscale trim level.
Much like its rivals,the current-day Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available with an amazing array of body styles, powertrains and trim levels. As a result of this flexibility, the half-ton Silverado pickup is just as good at serving as the weekday family car as it is at transporting home-improvement supplies or towing a spead boat on the weekends. And if one wants something sporty, you will find always the SS versions that come that comes with a rumbling V8, bucket seats and flashy wheels.
The traditional Silverado1500 versions were well known for their strong work ethic but soundly criticized with regards to bland, often overly plastic-endowed cabins. The latest version, however, exhibits greatly improved fit and finish. Where there was once an abundance of lackluster design, hard plastic and uneven panel gaps now there are richly grained upholstery, softer materials and precise fitments. Of course, there are other choices in the full-size pickup truck market, but the half-ton Chevrolet Silverado remains a solid pick regardless of what its intended use.
Current Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy pickup truck is available in three featured styles (regular-, extended- and crew cab) and trim levels ranging from no-frills “Work Truck” to plush LTZ. The most popular trim is the midlevel LT, which provides most features people want as standard, including air-conditioning, full power accessories and a CD player. Notable options include a variety of towing packages, the Z71 Off-Road Package and a navigation system.
Powertrain choices encompass everything from a frugal 4.3-liter 195-horsepower V6 to a muscular 6.2-liter V8 with 403 hp. Most Chevrolet Silverados, however, will be fitted with either a 295-hp 4.8-liter V8 or a 315-hp 5.3-liter V8. A four-speed automatic transmission with a tow and haul mode is standard on Silverado pickups with the base V6 and 4.8-liter V8. Silverados with the 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V8 have a six-speed automatic. All V8s are powered by E85 as well as gasoline. Needlessly to say, one may choose either rear- or four-wheel drive.
Calling cards of the Silverado include strong performance, a refined and quiet ride (even with the heavy-duty towing package) and a comfortable, well-finished cabin. The few downsides we’ve noted in reviews include minor interior ergonomic issues and the hesitant response of the four-speed automatic transmission in downshift situations. GM’s excellent six-speed automatic, however, is difficult to fault featuring a smooth, on-point performance.