The Chevrolet Silverado’s history can be summed up in one little saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This has been Chevrolet’s motto since the Silverado was first produced in 1998, and they have followed it throughout the years.
The Silverado comes in a few different variants with plenty of engine options. Customers can choose between a V6 option with 195ho and 260 lb-ft of torque or four different V8 engines with power outputs starting at 302hp and 305 lb-ft of torque up through 403hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a 4- or 6-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission. Choose the Silverado HD (Heavy Duty) and choose between a 6.0L V8 producing 322/360hp and 380 lb-ft of torque or a 6.6L turbo diesel V8 engine with 365hp and 660 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines are mated to a six-speed automatic.
In order to keep up with the competition – the Toyota Tundra can pull up to 10,800lbs -, the Silverado is able to haul up to 10,700 lbs when equipped with the optional trailering package. The Silverado HD can tow 11,700-16,700lbs.
The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Series pickup trucks have received the federal government’s highest side-impact crash rating - five stars - making Silverado and Sierra the industry’s only full-size pickups to earn this top rating.
For the first seven months of the year, General Motors’ pick-up truck and SUV sales dropped 9%, overall. Sales of the larger pick-up trucks dropped even more: sales of the larger Silverado models dropped 29%.
In response, GM has offered increasingly generous incentives on these models and predicts that it’s August pick-up sales will rebound. A GM spokesperson also said that large truck sales had increased “significantly.”
Even so, sales are below current production levels, (...) > Full story
Redesigned for 2007, the Chevy Silverado soldiers on into the ’08 model year with revisions that enhance its value. The Silverado is not only the strongest ever offered by Chevrolet, but delivers segment-topping fuel economy – a combination that is winning over more and more customers and critics.
Consumer Reports, the publication of Consumer’s Union, has long been accused of a bias toward imported cars, particularly those made by Japanese brand manufacturers, and against anything built by a Detroit automaker.
The bias hasn’t changed. Apparently, it’s intentional and institutional.
The current issue of Consumer Reports purports to offer a comparison test of the new Toyota Tundra pick-up truck and the Chevy Silverado, as well as the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150.
So, (...) > Full story
If you intend to buy a car, but you don’t have enough money for an Enzo or a Veyron, then you should know that you can buy really nice car under $18.000. Is true you won’t be able to run with 200 mph, but is good to know which are the best car to buy in your budget.
In choosing the elite 10 Coolest Cars under $18,000, kbb.com used the same combination of objective and subjective criteria that many consumers use in examining this category. Safety, fuel economy, environmental impact, (...) > Full story
At a press conference today to kick off the North American International Auto Show, the Chevy Silverado was named the North American Truck of the Year. The award is presented annually by a jury of 49 prominent automotive journalists from throughout the United States and Canada.
"We’re very pleased to receive this great annual honor," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "We’ve been confident all along that we’ve had the best truck out there with our all-new Silverado. This recognition from the top industry journalists provides validation and reinforces our leadership position."
The Honda Fit, Saturn Aura and Toyota Camry are the finalists for the 2007 North American Car of the Year award. Finalists for the 2007 North American Truck of the Year award are the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7.
The winners will be named Jan. 7, at the start of press preview days for the North American International Auto Show. The finalists were culled from a candidate pool of 12 cars and 14 trucks. The finalists were determined by the votes of 49 auto journalist (...) > Full story
Kelley Blue Book the leading provider of new and used vehicle information, announces the Chevrolet Silverado as the winner of the ’2007 Best Redesigned Vehicle’ award. According to the kbb.com editorial team, the newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado is being honored for its unique combination of positive improvements, including significant steps forward in powertrain, chassis, ride and handling, and interior accommodations.
More than 40 vehicles were redesigned for the 2007 model year. (...) > Full story