2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy Silverado 1500 is but crash tests give

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had a redesign in a couple of years, so say it lacks the latest comfort and features you’ll find on the Ford F-150 (*Est. to $44,355) and Dodge Ram 1500 $21,270 to $43,240). Experts say the Silverado is still a solid choice, although its poor crash ratings are a point of

Even the Chevy Silverado’s towing capacity (10,700 max) falls short of the new F-150’s (11,300 pounds But when outfitted with the engine in its class — a 6.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed transmission — the Silverado and brakes better than the F-150 in a joint towing by PickupTrucks.com and Motor Trend’s Trend.

It so tremendously dominated the power and tests that it only lost to the better-equipped, better-riding PickupTrucks.com’s Mike Levine of the Silverado. If the Silverado’s fuel performance had been even in the of the pack rather than it would have won this The 6.2-liter Chevrolet Silverado averaged just shy of 15 mpg, is about what the U.S.

Protection Agency estimates (13 mpg 19 highway and 15 combined with drive; 12 mpg city, 19 highway and 14 with four-wheel drive).

and hauling aren’t quite as with lesser Silverado models, which hunt for when tested under Fuel economy goes up with each drop in though. In addition to the enormous engine, you can choose among more V-8s and a V-6.

There’s a 367-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 the six-speed automatic transmission; a 5.3-liter V-8 with either the or four-speed auto; a 295-horsepower, V-8 with the four-speed auto; and the base 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter which delivers the Silverado’s fuel-economy rating (15 mpg city, 20 and 17 combined) with the four-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. also a rear-wheel-drive Chevy XFE (*Est. $32,905), or extra economy trim. It uses the V-8 but relies on aerodynamic tweaks, aluminum parts and the six-speed transmission to coax out as many mpg as the V-6 plus one mpg more on the highway.

offers a huge number of and power combos

The Chevrolet pickup truck offers about any cab/bed/powertrain/trim combo you which Kelley Blue says can be either useful or First, there are the usual cab styles. The regular cab seats on a 40/20/40 split reclining with a 6.5-foot or 8-foot

Extended cabs add a 5-foot-8-inch bed plus narrow back and seating for six with front and benches (front buckets are The crew cab is roomier than the cab, reviews say, adequate room for adults in the and four normal doors. the Chevy Silverado crew cab as vastly roomy as the Ford Dodge Ram or Toyota Tundra $22,490 to $41,605) crew-cab reviews say.

The Silverado cab comes only with the 5-foot-8-inch bed.

The base Silverado WT (*Est. $19,375 to work-truck trim has vinyl and no air conditioning on the regular cab, but steering, a CD player, satellite and OnStar come standard. The Silverado LS (*Est. $27,820 to not available with a regular adds cloth seats and a few like power accessories and control. Off-road and towing are optional.

Even optional side airbags, the does a poor job protecting in a side crash, the nonprofit Institute for Highway Safety If a similar pickup or SUV hit the Silverado in the at 31 mph, rib fractures and/or organ injuries would be for the driver and possible for the rear IIHS says. For the driver, neck injuries would be possible.

The Silverado does much in government side crash which mimic a car hitting the

The Chevrolet Silverado pickup gets average reliability GM’s warranty — years/36,000 miles basic and years/100,000 miles powertrain is now backed by the U.S. government, will become the majority in General Motors once it the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings it on June 1, 2009.

The GMC Sierra (*Est. $19,375 to $44,020) is identical to the Chevy Silverado, the Sierra wears a slightly look and finishes behind the in one head-to-head test. Hybrid of both full-size pickup are available: the Chevrolet Silverado (*Est. $38,020 to $47,305) and GMC Hybrid (*Est. $38,390 to

As the second-best-selling truck in the U.S. the Ford F-150, the Chevy usually gets an automatic in head-to-head comparison tests; Trend, PickupTrucks.com, Popular Car and Driver, Edmunds Inside and ConsumerReports.org all include it. Single-truck at LeftLaneNews.com and ConsumerGuide.com compare the with rivals in a smaller Kelley Blue Book’s review includes resale estimates.

We found fuel-economy at FuelEconomy.gov, and crash-test results at and IIHS.org. J.D. Power and conducts extensive owner to come up with its ratings.

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