The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with a surprising calmness on the road. The ride motions are gentle and the cabin is serene. Occupants no longer sway and bounce all over the place as they used to do and the controls are now more simplified.
One of the Quickest of its Kind
There is an element of strength about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with frontal restyled slimmer headlights and slotted LED running lights. The sides of the vehicle with linked angular wheel arches display the flair and muscle expected from half-ton pickup trucks. The 2007-2013 Silverado remained largely the same throughout its production run. The initial top-of-the-line engine was a 6.0-litre V8 rated at 367 horsepower; the 6.2-litre V8 didn't replace it until the 2009 model year. That same year, the six-speed automatic transmission was an option for the 5.3 litre and 6.2-litre V8s (it became standard with those engines for 2010).
About the Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a smooth ride and the cabin is now more stable with none of the bouncing around that former 1500 occupants had to contend with. The controls have been simplified and even the infotainment system is more straightforward and responsive. There are now optional packages that offer heated and ventilated seats, power-adjustable pedals, a heated steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen display running the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system. The Silverado 1500 is equipped with an ample amount of plugs, both USB 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC. Complete with Wi-Fi connectivity and phone charging ability makes the 1500 seem more of an upscale sedan than the work truck that it is.
Features for Safety and Convenience
The LT models of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 now have a rearview camera as standard. Android Auto is available for the first time and the standard Teen Driver mode lets owners monitor the behaviour of others using the truck. The top-of-the-line High Country package has added standard equipment of a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals. The Enhanced Driver Alert package includes a forward-collision alert, lane-keeping assist, low-speed automated emergency braking, automatic high-beams, and a seat that vibrates if the vehicle is in danger of a collision.
Small capability upgrades to the Silverado 1500 include the level of the towing capacity from the former 12,000 pounds to 12,500 pounds on the trucks equipped with the 6.2-Litre V8. There is also a new P265/65R-18 all-terrain tire on offer as an option for the 1LT trim. This kind of flexibility makes the half-ton Chevrolet Silverado 1500 popular for family shuttling on weekends and for hauling or towing during the week.