Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

As efficient as it is good looking, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is a full-sized pickup truck that sells strong, year after year. It can be found as a standard 6.5-ft. bed, a 5.6-ft. short bed or 8-ft long bed, and with a variety of engines, including a powerful v8 for towing or work duty. You can also find used Silverado 1500s that feel more upscale with luxury interiors and exterior upgrades.

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Model Overview

Used Chevrolet Silverados can be found in three different styles, including the half-ton, SS, and Hybrid, all of which are available in three cab lengths and three cargo beds, which makes it one of the most versatile trucks in its class, allowing buyers to find a version that meets their requirements for size or power. The truck was redesigned for the 2007 model year and was only tweaked through 2013. The LS and LT trims are the most common, since they provide popular features such as air-conditioning, a CD player, and full power accessories. For 2005, the Silverado 1500 was available with a 6.2-liter V8 and optional six-speed automatic transmission for the 5.3-liter and 6.3 liter V8s. It became standard for 2010.

If you want a solid, quiet-riding pickup, whether you need fuel-efficiency or power for towing, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one to consider. This truck works well for hauling tools and equipment or even a friend's couch. It has been designed to withstand the abuse of off-road use.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has sold over eight million units and has captured the hearts of those who require a utilitarian truck that is also comfortable and easily maneuvered on all grounds. Because of this, it has won Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year designation several times.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Safety

Due to its primary use as a work truck, a large focus has been placed on safety, and all models include side airbags, rollover sensors, electronic stability controls, antilock brakes and daytime running lights. Crash tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have given it a “Good” rating in for moderate overlap front from 2007 to 2014. Note that moderate overlap was rated only "acceptable" for model years 1999-2006.

Noteworthy About the 2014 Silverado 1500

  • The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has kept the environment in mind with a second generation hybrid version, which comes equipped with a Two-Mode Hybrid powertrain and 4-speed CVT. (An electric version of the Silverado has been in development since 2011 but has yet to come to market.)
  • The new Silverado is as comfortable as it is efficient and it keeps all important controls within reach, with large knobs that allow for easy adjustment even when wearing heavy duty gloves.
  • The new design of the cargo bed allows for easy organization and the customization of ties by including four standard lower tie-downs and optional upper tie-downs.
  • If you are worried about work truck towing capacities, the Silverado will leave nothing behind with its impressive 8,900-10,700 lbs. towing capability.