The Silverado, Chevrolet’s workhorse, has undergone some minor changes this year. Even after winning the “North American Truck of the Year” award in 2014, Chevrolet’s chief engineer (Eric Stanczak) said that he was proud of the changes they’ve made this year touting the High Country Edition as having a “rugged – luxury”.
Consumer Reports concurs with Stanczak in saying that the Silverado has a quiet cabin and steering that maneuvers like a luxury car. Other features, like their fuel efficiency, were also appealing to them.
In comparison to the Ford EcoBoost V-6 and the Ram Hemi V-8, the 5.3 Liter, V-8 Silverado achieved 16 mpg.
Consumer Reports praised the pay load and towing capacities. They cited the Silverado-2015’s low-effort tailgate assists as a major advantage. They have assisted tailgates that are easy to open or close with just one hand.
Consumer Reports appreciated the low step-in height access because it facilitates entry and exit for the majority of people while maintaining ground clearance.
The Silverado’s cabs have changed significantly since your grandfather’s pickup truck! They provide heated steering wheels, head rest DVD screens, rear backup cameras, Sirius radio, USB ports, Bose audio systems with six speakers, and leather seats that can be heated or cooled and adjusted to 12 different positions with the push of a button. They also provide My Link Systems that let you connect your phone to the touch screen control panel of the car.
In contrast to the Standard Cab model, the Crew Cab has a full back seat with space for 3 people and room for a car seat. just a work truck!
The 4.3 Liter V-6, 5.3 Liter V-8, and 6.2 Liter V-8 engines are available for the Silverado. All are also available with short or long beds and rear-wheel drive. There is enough power available depending on your towing or payload requirements!
The jittery ride, the unsupportive seats, and the wet road braking, according to Consumer Reports, are the Silverado’s downfalls. When the pavement is dry, it stops quickly, but when the pavement is wet, it takes a long time to stop.
This year, the WI-FI hotspot was a choice offered to Silverado truck owners. They are the first manufacturer to provide customers with three months of complimentary data.
Black Out Edition is their most popular package in terms of appearance. It features dark tinted windows, a black grill and 20″ aluminum wheels / rims and a black bow tie Chevy logos can be seen on the tailgate and grill.
According to Car and Driver, the Black Out Package costs only about $1595, but if you want a tough-looking truck like that, you’d better throw another $1100 toward the 6.2 Liter V-8 engine to make it sound and perform as fantastic as it looks!
Although you get a lot of truck for your money with the Chevy Silverado, you’ll find it difficult to keep the price low once you see all the fantastic options you have!
Park assist, towing packages, styling options, telescoping steering wheels, climate zone controls, navigation systems, sprayed bed liners, lights or tie down loops in the bed, corner step up bumpers, etc., etc…
Your grandfather’s old Chevrolet pickup is NOT this one anymore.