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Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado offers a smooth ride and confident handling while delivering excellent capability and power. No question, the Silverado is a great truck. The Chevy Silverado doesn&#;t boast the latest design, but all the current full-size pickups are good and it mostly comes down to preference. Silverado is available in a wide range of sizes, engines, and capabilities. The hardest part is choosing the model and configuration, which must be done carefully to best meet your needs and wants.

The Chevrolet Silverado gets few changes from last year&#;s models. Most important: StabiliTrak electronic stability control adds trailer sway control and hill-start assist. Chevy Silverado WT models now come standard with cruise control and a spare tire lock. Heated and cooled front seats and HDD navigation with XM radio and USB are available on the Silverado LTZ. Silverado models get new colors and chrome trim changes. Silverado was last redesigned for

The base engine is a liter V6 ( hp/ lb-ft of torque) with a 4-speed automatic, offered only on Regular Cabs and 2WD Extended Cab models with the standard bed. The liter V8 ( hp/ lb-ft of torque) and 4-speed automatic are standard on Crew Cab and 4WD Extended Cab models with the standard bed, and on many LT models.

The liter V8 ( hp/ lb-ft of torque, or hp/ lb-ft of torque on E85), with active fuel management that shuts off cylinders to save fuel, and iron or aluminum block, is standard on most LTZ models and is matched with a 6-speed automatic.

The top engine is a liter V8 ( hp/ lb-ft of torque) available on Extended Cab and Crew Cab models; it uses the 6-speed automatic.

Silverado XFE (eXtra Fuel Economy) models use a liter V8, 6-speed automatic and cruising-biased axle ratio of to increase EPA ratings. XFE versions feature aerodynamic upgrades in the form of a soft bed cover and extended front air dam, plus aluminum wheels (including the spare) and lower front suspension arms, locking rear differential, and low rolling resistance tires. A trailering package is standard so XFE models can tow up to 7, pounds.

Silverado Hybrid, available only in the Crew Cab body style and tow trim levels, uses a liter V8 ( hp/ lb-ft of torque), battery pack, and 4-speed automatic with two electric motors in it. EPA ratings are 20/23 mpg. Tow ratings are available to pounds, and maximum payload is in the 1,pound range.

Model Lineup

The Chevy Silverado is available in four trim levels: WT, LS, LT, and LTZ.

Extended Cab and Crew Cab models have back seats and windows in the side doors that power down. The Crew Cab has four front-hinged doors, much like a sport utility vehicle. The Extended Cab has rear access doors hinged at the rear that open degrees to provide full access to the rear seating area. The Regular Cab can be outfitted with a standard bed (6-foot, 6-inch) or long bed (8-foot). The Extended Cab also offers a short (5-foot, 8-inch) bed. The short bed (5-foot, 8-inch) is the only bed available on the Crew Cab.

Silverado WT ($22,) is a basic work truck that comes with a driver information center, AM/FM/XM stereo, 40/20/40 split-bench, vinyl-covered front seat, cruise control, dual glove boxes, two auxiliary power outlets, tire pressure monitoring system, OnStar and a 4-speed automatic transmission. (All prices are manufacturers suggested retail prices, do not include destination charge, and may change at any time.)

Silverado LS Extended Cab and Crew Cab models offer more features.

Silverado LT ($27, for Regular Cab 2WD) adds a cloth-covered front seat with lockable storage under the seat, a CD player and MP3 compatibility, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperature displays, chrome front bumper and inch styled steel wheels, and power folding and heated exterior mirrors. LT models can be upgraded with premium cloth front bucket seats with six-way power adjustment, dual-zone automatic temperature controls, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, fog lamps, aluminum wheels, chromed bumper, and a spare tire lock.

The Silverado XFE 2WD Crew Cab is a fuel-economy special with soft roll-up bed cover, aluminum wheels and trailering package ($34,).

Silverado LTZ ($36, for extended cab, 2WD) adds heavy-duty trailering equipment, an automatic locking rear differential, body-colored bumpers, reclining and heated leather front seats with way power, an in-dash six-CD changer with Bose speakers, inch wheels, turn signal indicators in the exterior rearview mirrors, and heated windshield washers.

Five suspensions are available: Z83 is the standard setup designed for a smooth ride; Z85 is a little firmer for enhanced handling and towing; Z71 is for off-road driving and includes inch wheels; Z60 is for maximum street performance and includes inch wheels; NHT is for maximum towing capacity (bigger rear axle with locking differential, HD cooling, and so forth) and includes high-capacity rear springs as well as all-terrain tires.

Safety features on all Silverado models include dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring system, side-curtain airbags, and StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology.

Walkaround

The Chevy Silverado may not have the aggressive styling of some other pickups, but its upright design may be considered appealing to its faithful customers, and they buy hundreds of thousands of Silverados each year. We think it's quite attractive.

A raked windshield (angled at 57 degrees) and careful aerodynamic and body-building engineering make the truck quiet on the inside and contribute to fuel efficiency. GM boasts that the Silverado and GMC Sierra were the first full-size trucks to offer both horsepower and EPA highway ratings of 20 miles per gallon or better.

The large, gold Chevy bowtie badge is set against a wide, three-bar chrome grille. The grille is flanked by stacked headlights sporting the latest reflector optics. The front bumper incorporates rectangular fog lights.

The hood has a wide power dome. Bulging front fenders wrap over the front wheels and incorporate the headlights within their forward sweep. Likewise, the rear quarter panels are punctuated by large faired wheel wells.

The rear view of the truck features stacked tail lights on either side of a tall tailgate that has a sculpted center section that mimics and inverts the shape of the fender flares.

Built on what General Motors calls its GMT platform, the Silverado shares much of its underpinnings with the Tahoe SUV, though the pickup gets a unique rear suspension and a frame section percent stiffer than that of the SUV. The current Silverado chassis is far more rigid than that of the previous generation, which allowed the engineers to reduce the gaps between the truck bed and passenger compartment and between fenders and bumpers. This stiffer frame also allows suspension components to be designed for improved ride and handling characteristics as well as allowing enhanced aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

The front suspension uses coil-over shock absorbers and the rack-and-pinion steering gear design provides enhanced control and feedback. The Silverado benefits from a rear axle design featuring shock absorbers mounted outboard and more upright for better dynamic control than that of the previous-generation models.

Interior Features

The Silverado WT, LS and LT come with what Chevrolet calls the pure pickup interior while the LTZ features a more luxurious interior.

The pure pickup interior is more driver and work oriented, includes two glove boxes in the dashboard, one of them just about the right size to hold a pair of work gloves and a few small items, and a 40/20/split front bench seat with the center section of the seat back folding down to form a wide arm rest with lots of storage capacity. This interior features large switchgear controls and interior door handles designed to be easily manipulated even while wearing bulky gloves.

The more luxury-oriented interior includes bucket seats with a permanent center console with 20 liters of storage capacity. The center stack puts ventilation and audio controls within easy site and reach of the front seat passenger. This version has a single glove box in the dash.

Headlights are more or less controlled by twisting a rotary knob on the dash to the left of the steering wheel. An identical knob to the right is used to switch between 2WD and 4WD. We found it's easy to switch to 4WD, while trying to switch off the headlights.

XM Satellite Radio with current traffic conditions and Bluetooth may be ordered, or alternately, OnStar with destination download and turn-by-turn navigation. We like both.

Extended Cab models feature stadium-style seating with an elevated view for those sitting in the second row. Both the Extended Cab and Crew Cab versions offer plenty of rear legroom. The rear-seat bottoms can be easily folded up to provide more room on the floor for cargo. Rear seats are split 60/40 so one side can be folded up for cargo while the other is used for seating.

Chevrolet says the interior of the Silverado is 20 percent quieter than its predecessor (pre and Silverado Classic models), thanks to enhanced insulation materials, much like those used in the company's sport utility vehicles, and to aerodynamic improvements that reduce wind noise.

Choosing the right cabin configuration depends on how you expect to use the truck and what you expect from it.

An LTZ interior mirrors those of GM's full-size sport-utilities and is modeled more like a big touring sedan than a truck. It's a smooth, cohesive design with a central console that rises to a wall of smallish white-on-black buttons you can't operate with mittens like those on the pure pickup. The navigation system is up high for good viewing, intuitive in operation, and offers many choices in radio station memory. The LTZ cabin is available in three interior colors and, though it will show dirt faster, the lightest color gives the most luxurious impression.

The WT/LT version is a conventional truck with a more open floor area, space for random stuff all over, and no concerns that something might get scratched, scuffed or dirty. Modern electronics suggest hosing out a truck interior isn't a good idea anymore, but a shovel and stiff bristle brush should get it done.

Driving Impressions

Suspension choice is key to the driving characteristics of the Chevy Silverado. The basic Z83 suspension is best chosen for budget constraints (or if you plan to make modifications and throw away the stock parts).

The Z85 is similar except that it uses better shock absorbers and is calibrated for how today's light-duty pickups are often used as daily transportation.

The Z71 package is designed for off-highway use and makes maximum use of suspension travel to keep the wheels on the ground when on the trail or dirt roads; this off-road package frequently provides the best ride quality on anything worse than glass-smooth interstates.

The Z60 street package replete with inch wheels and low-profile tires is best used for the highway and smooth two-lanes but can be used on a dirt road.

The NHT package is designed for maximum loads; ride compliance is good based on how much weight it can carry and tow, but driving it around empty may be firmer (harsher) than you want for everyday use.

The Silverado benefits from good brakes. Drivers who tow will appreciate the optional integrated brake controller like that used on the Silverado heavy-duty trucks. (However, be sure your trailer brakes are compatible with it before choosing the option, as some electro-hydraulic disc conversions do not work with the integrated controller.)

Towing capacities range as high as 10, pounds with the NHT package. Maximum tow ratings for other models are in the 9,, pound range (Hybrid excepted). If your trailer is heavier than 6, pounds or so, we'd recommend looking at the heavy-duty Silverado HD models. Remember these trailer weights are usually quoted for an empty truck with a standard-size driver on board. If you're hauling a lot of gear and people, you need to take that into consideration.

If you want the 15/22 mpg EPA ratings of the XFE on a regular Silverado or need higher towing capacity, minor changes to driving style will routinely net the same (or better) economy increase.

Those with limited vertical clearance either at home or in commercial garages should note that the 4WD versions of the Silverado Extended Cab and Crew Cab models are fractionally lower at the roof and loading level than the 2WD versions. Some pickup trucks add two to three inches in height for 4WD, and those inches could be critical in tight fits.

Summary

It's hard to go wrong with a full-size pickup this year. They're all pretty terrific. The Chevy Silverado offers plenty of choices in light-duty pickup variations, just like the competition, though only the Silverado and GMC Sierra offer a hybrid. Silverado is aging relative newer Ford and Ram offerings but can still be counted on to get the job done.

G.R. Whale contributed to this report from Southern California; with NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Larry Edsall reporting from Phoenix.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Chevy Silverado WT Regular Cab, standard bed, 4WD ($25,); LT Extended Cab, standard bed, 2WD ($30,); LS Crew Cab 4WD ($35,); LTZ Crew Cab 2WD ($39,); Silverado Hybrid, Crew Cab, 2WD ($39,)
Engines:hp liter V6; hp liter V8; hp liter V8; hp liter V8; hp liter hybrid
Transmissions:4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):dual front airbags, side-curtain airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, daytime running lights, tire-pressure monitoring system, anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,
Assembled in:Pontiac, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oshawa, Ontario; and Silao, Mexico
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Chevy Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4x4 ($42,)
Standard equipment:leather front seats reclining and heated with way power, dual-zone automatic temperature controls, in-dash 6CD with Bose speakers, turn signal indicators in exterior mirrors, heated windshield wash, driver information center, power windows, locks, mirrors, remote keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperature display, inch wheels, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, fog lamps, spare tire lock, heavy-duty trailering equipment, automatic locking rear differential, body-colored bumpers
Options as tested (MSPR):LTZ Plus Package ($) includes power-adjustable pedals, universal gate opener, rear park assist, locking/EZ lift tailgate and rear wheelhouse liner
Destination charge:$
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:liter V8
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm): @
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm): @
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:15/21 mpg
Wheelbase: in.
Length/width/height:// in.
Track, f/r:/ in.
Turning circle: ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:// in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:// in.
Cargo volume:N/A
Payload: Lbs.
Towing capacity: Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, coil springs
Suspension, r:solid axle, leaf springs
Ground clearance: in.
Curb weigth: lbs.
Tires:/70R17
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc, ABS
Fuel capacity: gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of March 5, Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: - www.chevrolet.com
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Chevrolet Silverado

Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Silverado is a range of trucks manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand. Introduced for the model year, the Silverado is the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K model line. Taking its name from the top trim level from the Chevrolet C/K series, the Silverado is offered as a series of full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and medium-duty trucks. The fourth generation of the model line was introduced for the model year.

The Chevrolet Silverado shares mechanical commonality with the GMC Sierra; GMC ended the use of the C/K nomenclature a model generation prior to Chevrolet. In Mexico, heavy-duty versions of the Silverado use the Chevrolet Cheyenne name. Competing against the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan, and Toyota Tundra, the Silverado is among the best-selling vehicles in the United States, selling almost 12 million examples since its introduction.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Silverado nameplate made its debut for the model year, becoming the top trim level on all Chevrolet C/K trucks,[1] slotted above Custom Deluxe, Scottsdale, and Cheyenne. At the same time, GMC C/K trucks used variations of the Sierra name (Sierra, Sierra Classic, Sierra Grande, and High Sierra). Today, Chevrolet still uses the CK and the CC in their current model codes.[citation needed]

For the GMT model architecture, Chevrolet retained the C/K model nomenclature, with GMC branding its full-size line as Sierras. While sharing chassis and bodies, the model chronology of the Silverado and Sierra are different, with five generations of the Sierra and four of the Silverado.

In , at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, Chevrolet unveiled the first medium-duty Silverado, expanding the model line to a , , and chassis cab. Largely the successor to the GMT chassis, the medium-duty Silverado is exclusive to Chevrolet, with no plans for an equivalent GMC version.

First generation Silverado / Second generation Sierra (–)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation
 Chevrolet Silverado -- jpg
Also&#;calledChevrolet C/K (South Korea)
ProductionJune –
DesignerWayne Cherry (, )
Ken Sohocki (, )[2]
PlatformGM GMT platform
EngineVortec ( L) V6
Vortec ( L) V8
Vortec ( L) V8
Vortec ( L) V8
Vortec ( L) V8
Vortec ( L) V8
Transmission
Wheelbase
  • &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • &#;in (3,&#;mm)
LengthStandard Cab, Short Box:
  • &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Standard Cab, Long Box: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended Cab, Short Box: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended Cab, Long Box: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
  • Crew Cab, Short Box: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Hybrid: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Width&#;in (1,&#;mm)
Height
  • 74&#;in (1,&#;mm)
  • 77&#;in (1,&#;mm)
  • Hybrid 2WD: &#;in (1,&#;mm)
  • Hybrid 4WD: &#;in (1,&#;mm)

The GMT Silverado/Sierra and pickup trucks were released in August as models. The "classic" light-duty GMT C/K trucks were continued in production for that first year alongside the new models, and the Heavy-Duty GMT pickups (alongside the GMT SUVs) were continued until , with the new GMT Silverado/Sierra HD (Heavy Duty) released a year later. A small refresh for models was introduced in , bringing slight design changes and an upgrade to the audio and HVAC controls. The later GMT production unit used the name Classic to denote the difference between the first and second generation trucks.

Development[edit]

In January , GM began development on the GMT pickup program with numerous teams coming together. By the end of , a final design was chosen and finalized for production in June at 36 months ahead of scheduled start in June Development sign-off was issued in late , with pre-production and series production commencement in June [3][4]

Light duty[edit]

There are a number of models of light-duty Silverados and Sierras, including the half-ton, SS, and Hybrid.

The light-duty trucks use the name. They are available in three cab lengths, 2-door standard/regular cab, 3 or 4-door extended cab, and front-hinged 4-door crew cab. Three cargo beds are available: a &#;in (1,&#;mm) short box, &#;in (1,&#;mm) standard box, and a &#;in (2,&#;mm) long box. The short box is only available with the crew cab and extended cab.

For the first year, only the regular cab and a 3-door extended cab were available, along with the Vortec V6, Vortec V8, and the Vortec V8. In , a driver's side door option became available for the extended cab, giving it four doors, and the crew-cab body was added to the lineup in Output on the L engine also increased to &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m).

The L Vortec V8 was standard on the and was added for the Heavy Duty models, rated at &#;hp (&#;kW), with the GMC Sierra C3 getting an uprated &#;hp (&#;kW) version of this engine. The Silverado Z71 got an optional lighter composite box, with a suspension package for towing, but lacked the high-output engine. The C3 became the Denali for , and Quadrasteer was added.

GM introduced a reworked version of the Silverado and Sierra in , with a new front end and a slightly updated rear end. In the Silverado received another facelift, similar to the HD version introduced in HD models. In addition to that, Chevrolet has deleted the "Chevrolet" badge off the tailgate that was used from to Its SUV counterparts retained the use of the pre-facelift sheetmetal. During the model year, all light-duty GMT pickups reverted to front disc/rear drum brakes as a cost-cutting measure; heavy duty trucks and the SUVs retained their 4-wheel disc brakes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Silverado an overall "marginal" score on the frontal offset crash test for poor structural integrity and poor dummy control, although no injuries were recorded on the dummy's body regions.[5]

GMC Sierra C3/Denali[edit]

Sierra Denali with Quadrasteer

GMC created an upscale version of its Sierra in called the Sierra C3. It used all-wheel drive with a final drive gear ratio and included the L Vortec LQ4 V8 rated at &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb•ft ( N·m) of torque at rpm coupled to a 4L60E-HD four-speed automatic transmission along with other upscale equipment. For , the name was changed to Sierra Denali, but the specifications remained essentially the same except for the addition of Quadrasteer and GM changed from the 4L60E-HD to the 4L65E in conjunction with a final drive gear ratio.

The Denali is rated for towing 9, pounds (4,&#;kg) and hauling 1, pounds (&#;kg) in the cargo box.

The Sierra Denali was initially equipped with Delphi's Quadrasteer system as standard equipment. It was a 4-wheel steering system that greatly reduced the truck's turning radius and improved lane changing while towing. General Motors dropped Quadrasteer from the Sierra Denali after the model year and its entire lineup after due to poor sales of this expensive option.[6]

Chevrolet Silverado SS[edit]

Launched in early , the Silverado SS is a high-performance pickup truck built by Chevrolet. It is based on the Silverado Extended Cab with Fleetside Box and features upgrades in the drive train and both exterior and interior appearance. It was equipped standard with the liter Vortec High-OutputV8 rated at &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at rpm coupled to a 4L65E four-speed automatic transmission. This was the same engine used for the second generation Cadillac Escalade. Chevrolet and GMC advertised this engine as the Vortec High Output and later as the "VortecMAX", while Cadillac calls it the "HO ". The SS debuted in with a standard All Wheel Drive setup with a final drive gear ratio and 4 wheel disc brakes. In , in an attempt to increase sales, a 2-wheel drive version became available (the 2WD SS also lost its rear disc brakes in favor of drums, as did the rest of the 1/2-ton GMTs). was also the first year the sunroof was available in the SS line up. In , the AWD variant was dropped and the rear wheel drive was the only driveline layout available. In a further effort to reduce cost, buyers could also choose cloth interior and/or a bench seat. The Silverado SS also comes with the Z60 performance suspension and 20&#;inch aluminum wheels. All the SS trucks in both 2 wheel drive and AWD used the torsion bar style front suspension for better handling. SS themed trucks were only available from the factory in Black Onyx, Victory Red, and Arrival Blue Metallic from to In , Arrival Blue Metallic was dropped from the color choices and replaced with Silver Birch Metallic.

Intimidator SS[edit]

In , Chevrolet released a special edition Silverado SS under the name "Intimidator SS" (licensed by Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) to honor the late Dale Earnhardt. The truck came with several minor appearance upgrades (rear spoiler, embroidered headrests, Intimidator custom badging), but was essentially a standard Silverado SS. Of the 1, scheduled trucks, only were made (the remaining were sold as Silverado SS "classic" body style trucks before the MY changeover. These trucks were only available in Black Onyx exterior but could be ordered with cloth or leather interior. Also features[7]-

Vortec High Output/Vortec Max[edit]

GMC Sierra with VHO package

The Vortec High Output option was first introduced in to a limited market (mainly consisting of Texas and several surrounding areas); it was available nationwide for MY It was available for both the Chevy and GMC series trucks. This special edition package (under option code B4V) included several options previously not found on the standard model, most notably the LQ9 L V-8 engine (the same used for the Silverado SS, the – GMC Denalis and the Cadillac Escalade). The LQ9 motor was rated at &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at rpm, which was the same specifications shared in the SS models. The B4V package could only be ordered on extended cab standard box 2WD trucks. They were all built at the Canadian assembly plant and were equipped with the Z60 High Performance suspension package, in addition to the M32 = 4L65E transmission, GT4 = rear gear, and G80 Gov Lock as standard equipment. The models were equipped with the standard 10 bolt rear end. The models were upgraded with the larger 14 bolt rear end under RPO option AXN. The package also included one style of the newly introduced GM 20&#;inch wheels installed from the factory. This marked the first time the LQ9 engine was available for a two-wheel drive application. Unlike the previous years with the SS Package, interior choices ranged from basic cloth to fully loaded. There were also more exterior color options available with this package.

In , the Vortec Max trailering package became available. The Vortec Max package was added to the option list with an array of similar features and new badges, and at its core retained the LQ9/4LE powertrain. However, the Vortec Max package differed from the Performance edition in that it also came with a variant of the Z85 Handling/Trailering suspension, as well as inch wheels and tires under the option code NHT (and was available on 4x4 models in addition to 4x2 trucks) versus the Z60 High Performance Suspension and inch wheel and tire package of the regular B4V (which was limited to 2 wheel drive trucks). This was because the Vortec Max package was intended for max trailer towing, while the Performance Edition was intended more for customers who wanted the Silverado SS mechanicals without the visuals of the SS. It was also made available (in addition to the extended cab) in the light-duty 4-door crew cab models. Towing capacity with the VortecMax Trailing package was 10, pounds.[8]

Hybrid[edit]

The engine compartment of a GMC Sierra Hybrid

GM launched a hybrid version of the Silverado/Sierra in , becoming the first ever GM hybrid passenger vehicle. Known within GM as the Parallel Hybrid Truck or PHT, it is not actually a parallel hybrid by the current definition, but a type of micro hybrid design. The electric motor housed within the transmission flywheel housing, serves only to provide engine cranking/starting, battery charging, and powering accessories. The engine automatically shuts down as the truck comes to a stop and uses 42 Volt electric power to the starter/generator unit to restart the engine as the brake pedal is released. Besides the typical 12&#;V automotive battery the PHT uses three additional 14&#;V valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries mounted under the rear seat to store and provide power. The truck uses a L Vortec V8 for primary propulsion power. These trucks were also purchased back from customers for more than what they were worth in the late s.

The PHT features four volt 20&#;amp AC outlets, two in the bed and two inside the cab under the rear seat. These are particularly interesting to the building/construction contractor market, since they often require AC power when on the job. Additionally, the extra reserves of power for the accessories make this truck well-suited to that market, where trucks often sit at idle for hours at a time.

Availability was extremely limited at first, with commercial buyers getting the first allotment. Later in , the truck was offered at retail in Alaska, California, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada. For &#;07 the truck was generally available to retail buyers throughout North America. The Parallel Hybrid Truck was discontinued for the model year with the release of the GMT truck line. Starting in , General Motors offers a second generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra equipped with a Two-Mode Hybrid powertrain and CVT.[9]

Heavy duty[edit]

Motor vehicle

GMT Heavy Duty
 Chevrolet Silverado HD.jpg
Production
PlatformGM GMT platform
Engine L Vortec V8
L Vortec V8
L DuramaxV8
Transmission4-speed 4LEautomatic
5-speed Allison automatic (–)
6-speed Allison automatic (–)
5-speed NV manual (– )
6-speed ZF S manual (– and )
Wheelbase&#;in (3,&#;mm)
&#;in (3,&#;mm)
&#;in (4,&#;mm)
&#;in (4,&#;mm)
&#;in (3,&#;mm)
LengthRegular Cab, Long Box: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Extended Cab, Short Box: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Extended Cab, Long Box: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Crew Cab, Short Box: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Crew Cab, Long Box: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Width
  • SRW: &#;in (2,&#;mm)
  • DRW: &#;in (2,&#;mm)
Height–&#;in (1,–1,&#;mm)

The HD variant was a heavy-duty light truck. It was a strengthened version of the Silverado/Sierra light-duty, and was available in the HD, HD, and HD models. The HD, introduced in , offered a Vortec V8 with &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at rpm with a Hydra-Matic 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. The HD also offered the LB7 Duramax V8 with &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at rpm, the LLY Duramax V8 with &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb·ft ( N·m) at rpm, and the LBZ Duramax V8 with &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb·ft ( N·m) at rpm. Also available was the Vortec V8 with &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at rpm.

The HD had an available five-speed (six-speed for – models) Allison transmission with the Vortec and Duramax The Silverado offered the same engine/transmission features that the HD, however it was usually equipped with "dually" twin wheels at the rear and had a stronger suspension. The HD models were primarily used for towing and high-weight cargo. The Chevrolet Silverado HD came in at #2 in a study by iSeeCars.com ranking the top 10 longest-lasting vehicles. The Silverado HD had % of vehicles over , miles, according to the iSeeCars study.:[10])

For , GMC introduced a new limited edition Sierra Professional. Built as either a or HD Extended Cab Standard Box model with two and four-wheel-drive, the Professional was the ultimate contractors truck. The center console area provided an area to store PDAs, cell phones and laptop computers as well as extra charging points for them and an area to hang file folders. There were also extra storage trays and larger cupholders throughout the cab, including one temperature controlled cupholder. The exterior featured lower body cladding, Professional badging, and a full-chrome grille. These trucks also featured a standard bedliner, box-rail protectors, in-bed power outlet, and many optional accessories suited to tradesmen (ladder racks, toolboxes, etc.). The series came standard with the L Vortec V8, but the L V8 could be ordered with an option credit if so desired. HD models came with the L Vortec V8 only. All trucks had the four-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode. Customers could choose from either SLE or SLT decor. The base price for a 2WD with SLE decor was $29, was the final year the Professional was offered.[11]

Towing capacity for the HD is rated at 10, pounds (4,&#;kg) and can haul 3, pounds (1,&#;kg) in the bed depending on options. Towing capacity for the HD is rated at 16, pounds (7,&#;kg) with the gasoline L V8 with rear and can haul 3, pounds (1,&#;kg) in the bed depending on options. Towing capacity for the HD is rated at 16, pounds (7,&#;kg) and can haul 5, pounds (2,&#;kg) in the bed depending on options. The addition of 4 wheel drive tends to reduce the towing and carrying capacity by to &#;lb (&#;kg), depending upon year and model. Other factors, such as options, can also affect these numbers.

Engines[edit]

Model Year Engine Power Torque
L Vortec V6&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm
&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm &#;lb-ft ( N-m) at rpm
HD/HD/HD L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ LQY&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ LQQ&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ LRW&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ LRZ&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ LQR&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Duramax (LB7/LLY) V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ MTX&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
– w/ ATX&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Duramax (LBZ) V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
GMC Sierra C3 L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
GMC Sierra Denali
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
Chevrolet Silverado SS
Chevrolet Silverado Vortec High Output
Chevrolet Silverado VortecMAX
  • – (Classic) Chevrolet Silverado crew cab

  • The Allison attached to the L Duramax Diesel

  • Silverado Regular Cab

Second generation Silverado / Third generation Sierra (–)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation
GMC Sierra crew cab.jpg
Also&#;calledVIA VTRUX
GMC Sierra
Chevrolet/GMC C/K
ProductionSeptember –
AssemblyGM Fort Wayne Assembly, Indiana
GM Flint Truck Assembly, Michigan
GM Oshawa Truck Assembly, ON
Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
DesignerWayne Cherry ( )[12]
Platform
Engine LV6 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13][14]
LV8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13]
L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13]
L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13] (–)
L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13] (–)
Transmission4-speed 4LEautomatic[13][14]
4-speed "2-Mode Hybrid transmission" 2ML70 (Hybrid)[14][15]
6-speed manual (Mexico only)
6-speed 6L80automatic[13][14][16]
Wheelbase
  • Regular cab/' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Regular cab/8' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed & crew cab/' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/8' bed: &#;in (4,&#;mm)
Length
  • Regular cab/' bed: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Regular cab/8' bed: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed & crew cab/' bed: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/8' bed: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Width
  • Regular & extended: &#;in (2,&#;mm)
  • Crew: 80&#;in (2,&#;mm)
Height
  • Regular & extended: &#;in (1,&#;mm)
  • Crew: &#;in (1,&#;mm)
  • Hybrid 4WD: &#;in (1,&#;mm)

The all-new GMT generation of the Silverado/Sierra arrived in the last quarter of as a model. It features a redesigned exterior, interior, frame, and suspension as well as power increases on certain engines. It takes styling cues from the GMT SUVs and the Chevrolet Colorado pickups. Like the GMT SUVs, these pickups also have greatly improved aerodynamics over their predecessors like steeply raked windshields and tighter panel gaps which improve fuel economy. The GMT models were continued through badged as "Classic", just as the GMT models continued for two years after the GMT's introduction.

The new Silverado earned the North American Truck of the Year award for and was Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for Like its predecessors, the new Silverado offers buyers a choice of two-door regular cabs, four-door extended cabs (with front-opening rear doors that now open degrees similar to the Nissan Titan) and four-door crew cabs. GM also offers the trucks in the traditional two- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

For the model year, the Sierra Denali shares the same billet grille from the other Denali models, and also has the same dash as the SUV's. The Sierra Denali was initially the only half-ton pickup that had a L engine with &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque coupled to a six-speed transmission. This truck is also an optional all-wheel-drive vehicle and goes 0–60&#;mph (0–97&#;km/h) in seconds.

The Generation III small block V8 engines offered in the GMT trucks were replaced in the GMT series by the Generation IV small block V8 engine family, featuring upgrades such as increased power and Active Fuel Management on the L and L V8s. A new high performance liter V8 (with &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque) was introduced with the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Denali line, and was made available in the Silverado for MY

After skipping the model year, with being the last for the GMT hybrid line, a two-mode hybrid model was introduced in late as a model. General Motors discontinued the Silverado Hybrid due to poor sales along with the GMC Sierra Hybrid, Chevy Avalanche, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, and Cadillac Escalade EXT after the model year even though it was the one of the two first hybrid pickup trucks ever manufactured.[17] Available in either two- or four-wheel-drive, the Sierra Hybrid is powered by a liter V8. It's joined by two kilowatt electric motors supplied by a nickel–metal hydride battery pack under the rear seat. On its own, the V8 is rated at horsepower and pound-feet of torque. GM engineers say that combined output with the electric motors is &#;hp. The unique transmission houses the electric motors along with three different planetary gear sets and four traditional clutches.[18]

There were two dash options offered in this model Silverado and Sierra: a luxury-inspired dash that closely mimics the dash in their GMT SUVs, and a more traditional upright dash to make room for a passenger seat in place of a center console.

As of , GM full-size trucks were no longer sold in United States and Canada with manual transmissions; they were only offered in Mexico in the Silverado V6 engine and Silverado [19]

All Silverado & Sierra 1/2-ton models received a revised bumper and shortened front fascia for the model year, and extended and crew cab models equipped with the Vortec V8 received a new six-speed 6L80 automatic transmission. The Vortec V8 was made available for LTZ and SLT models. Bluetooth was added to the equipment list, becoming standard on Denali, SLT, and LTZ and optional on SLE and LT, as was an optional rear vision camera. An integrated trailer brake controller, first available on the Silverado and Sierra HD for , is now an option on series trucks. The XFE package was new for , available only on Silverado Crew Cab LT 2 wheel drive models, it included the L Vortec V8, soft tonneau cover, aluminum wheels, and low rolling resistance tires.

A refresh followed with all models, including new interior door panels (which moved the handle forward and added an additional cup holder) and a six-speed automatic transmission on regular cab models with the L V8 was also made standard. The Vortec V8 was given wider availability, now being optional on LT and SLE extended and crew cabs, completely supplanting the light-duty Vortec V8 in the process. The new Z71 Appearance Package was optional on LT and LTZ, it included: body-color grille and front fascia, body color door handles and mirror caps, unique Z71 box side decals, chrome sill plates, and a unique Z71 gauge cluster. Two new exterior colors were added: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic.

For , the Sierra and Silverado received another refresh. This time the Silverado was given new grille and front fascia treatments for both LT and LTZ models. A newly redesigned touch-screen navigation radio was optional on LTZ, SLT, and Denali. Trailer sway control and hill start assist are now standard on all models. Cooled seats were made optional on LTZ and SLT and the woodgrain trim was replaced with brushed aluminum.

  • Chevrolet Silverado Single Cab in Chile

  • Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

  • Chevrolet Silverado LTZ extended cab

  • GMC Sierra Denali Crew Cab

Motor vehicle

GMT Heavy Duty
Chevrolet Silverado jpg
Production
DesignerWayne Cherry ()
PlatformGM GMT platform:
GMT (Chevrolet Silverado)
GMT (GMC Sierra)
Engine L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13]
L Duramaxdiesel V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[13]
Transmission6-speed 6L90automatic[13][14]
6-speed Allison automatic[13]
6-speed manual (Mexico only)
Wheelbase
  • Regular cab: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/8' bed: &#;in (4,&#;mm)
  • Crew cab/' bed: &#;in (3,&#;mm)
  • Crew cab/8' bed: &#;in (4,&#;mm)
Length
  • Regular cab: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/' bed: &#;in (5,&#;mm)
  • Extended cab/8' bed: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
  • Crew cab/' bed: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
  • Crew cab/8' bed: &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Width80&#;in (2,&#;mm)
&#;in (2,&#;mm) (HD DRW)
Height76&#;in (1,&#;mm)

The L big-block V8 is no longer offered on the Heavy Duty models, and no replacement has been announced. The 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission is standard in all Heavy Duty models. The Allison transmission is paired with the optional Duramax V8 diesel.

As of the GMC and Chevrolet Heavy Duty models have being upgraded with a new fully boxed high strength steel frame from front to rear improving stiffness by 92% with bigger rear springs, larger engine and transmission mounts and new hydraulic body mounts to improve the ride. The front suspension incorporates new upper and lower control arms and new torsion bars tailored to one of five different gross axle weight ratings. Upper control arms are constructed from forged steel that is both stronger and lighter than the previous arms, while the new lower arms are cast iron to maximize load capacity. Using a unique torsion bar for each gross weight rating allows for better control over vehicle height, resulting in improved handling and better alignment for reduced tire wear. These improvements allow for up to a 6, pound front axle weight rating, allowing all 4wd trucks to accommodate a snow plow.

Additional front suspension enhancements come from new urethane bump stops, two per side. The upper shock mount has been changed from a single stem mount to a two-bolt design to eliminate the possibility of squeaks and thumps.

The rear suspension design uses asymmetrical leaf springs that are wider and capable of greater load handling. The design features 3-inch wide leaves, with front and rear spring sections of different lengths to reduce the twisting that can result in axle hop and loss of traction. The HD uses a two-stage design with a rating of 6,&#;lb (2,&#;kg), and HD models have a three-stage design with 7,&#;lb (3,&#;kg) and 9,&#;lb (4,&#;kg) ratings on single and dual-wheel models, respectively.

  • Chevrolet Silverado HD crew cab

  • GMC Sierra Denali HD

  • GMC Sierra HD SLT crew cab

  • Chevrolet Silverado HD crew cab

Engines[edit]

Model Year Engine Power Torque
L Vortec V6&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
HD/HD L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L Duramax V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (1,&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
Silverado XFE L Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
Silverado Hybrid

Production location switch[edit]

For the model year of the Silverado/Sierra, the production of crew cab models partially moved from Silao, Mexico to Flint, Michigan.[20]

Safety[edit]

The Silverado comes standard with four-wheel ABS. StabiliTrak and side curtain airbags are optional on certain trim levels.

NHTSA crash test:[21]

The IIHS gave the Silverado a "Good" score in their frontal crash test, however models equipped with or without optional side curtain airbags received a "Poor" rating in the side impact test.[5] For models the side structure was strengthened, side torso air bags were added, and side airbags became standard, with the upgrades the IIHS side impact overall rating improved to "Acceptable", while the overall side structure rating is improved from "Poor" to "Acceptable".[22] The crew cab variant of the Silverado is also rated "Marginal" in the IIHS roof strength test.[23]

Electric version[edit]

In developer of the Chevrolet Volt and former vice chairman Bob Lutz joined VIA Motors in developing electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra called VIA VTrux.

Third generation Silverado / Fourth generation Sierra (–)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation
Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4x4 ().jpg
Also&#;called
  • GMC Sierra
  • Chevrolet Cheyenne (Mexico)
  • VIA Vtrux Truck
  • Chevrolet Silverado LD ()
Production
  • – ()
  • – ( and )
Model&#;years
  • – ()
  • ( LD)
  • – ( and )
AssemblyGM Fort Wayne Assembly, Indiana
GM Flint Truck Assembly, Michigan
GM Oshawa Truck Assembly, Ontario
Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DesignerKevin O'Donnell ()[24]
PlatformGMT K2XX
EngineLV3 EcoTec3 L V6 &#;hp (&#;kW)[25]
L83 EcoTec3 L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[25]
L8B EcoTec3 L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[26]
L86 EcoTec3 L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)[25]

LY6 Vortec L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)
LML Duramax L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)

L5P Duramax L V8 &#;hp (&#;kW)
Transmission6-speed 6L80automatic[25]
8-speed 8L90 automatic
WheelbaseRegular 6'6": &#;in (3,&#;mm)
Regular 8': &#;in (3,&#;mm)
Double 6'6" & Crew 5'5": &#;in (3,&#;mm)
Crew 6'6": &#;in (3,&#;mm)
Crew 8': &#;in (4,&#;mm)
LengthRegular 6'6": &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Regular 8': &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Double & Crew 5'5": &#;in (5,&#;mm)
Crew 6'6": &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Crew 8': &#;in (6,&#;mm)
Width80&#;in (2,&#;mm)
Height&#;in (1,&#;mm) – &#;in (1,&#;mm)
Curb&#;weight
  • 4,–4,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Regular Cab)
  • 4,–5,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Double Cab)
  • 5,–5,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Crew Cab)
  • [27]
PredecessorCadillac Escalade EXT
Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4x4

On December 13, , the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado, along with the related GMC Sierra were introduced in Detroit, Michigan, later making their public debut at the North American International Auto Show. GM dropped the platform and changed to K2XX. The third generation Silverado has three gas engine options: &#;L EcoTec3 V6, &#;L EcoTec3 V8, or &#;L EcoTec3 V8. Chevrolet's MyLink touch-screen multimedia interface system will be available on most models. It will have A2DP stereo streaming technologies, Bluetooth hands-free telephone, USB hookups, and an input for an AppleiPod or iPhone. When connected via the USB port, an iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus will be able to stream music from Pandora Radio. A Bose premium audio system, as well as a Bose surround sound audio system will be available on most models. OnStar will be standard on all models.

Underneath, the Silverado rides on a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with hydroforming technology; truck cab's frame is built with high strength steel as well. The third generation Silverado uses aluminum on the hood, for the engine block and for the control arms in order to save mass. The truck's bed is made of roll-formed steel instead of stamped steel used by other manufacturers in order to save weight and gain strength. The third generation Silverado introduced the upmarket High Country edition which includes saddle brown leather interior, which is Chevrolet's first entry into the luxury market. A revised front end features styling cues from the s-era Chevrolet C-Series Trucks, and, on Z models, a Z badge was added to the front grille. The first production Silverado completed assembly on April 29, The Silverado went on sale in May as a model, with the Silverado HD Series being available in early for the model year. On January 10, , a recall was issued for , Silverado and Sierra pickups due to a fire risk.[28]

The American model version of the Chevrolet Silverado /HD/HD and the Chevrolet Silverado High Country was introduced to the Philippines market by Chevrolet Motorama Show late November as a MY, along with the MY Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Express Van, Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Colorado.

On January 14, , The Silverado, along with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, received the North American International Auto Show's Car and Truck of the Year awards.[29]

For , this generation of Silverado was officially exported to Australia and converted to the right-hand-drive and Australian Design Rules (ADR) by General Motors Australian subsidiary, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV). In the past, several independent specialists imported and converted Silverado and GMC Sierra for Australian and right-hand-drive markets. The HD and HD were fitted with litre Duramax diesel V8, the sole engine choice for Australia. No version was offered.[30][31]

[edit]

For the model year, the L Ecotec3 was paired with the new 8-speed 8L90 transmission, offering a wider ratio spread with more closely spaced gears, quicker shifts, and improved acceleration and fuel economy.[32] The Silverado / HD models continue to use the L L96 flex fuel capable Vortec engine combined with the 6l90e transmission, installed with engine oil and transmission fluid coolers for hauling/towing applications.[33]

The GMC Sierra HD/HD were the first "heavy-duty" trucks to offer an Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), a Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) available together as part of the available Driver Assist Package. The Driver Assist Package was standard equipment on the GMC Sierra HD/HD Denali, and optional on most other Chevrolet Silverado HD/HD and GMC Sierra HD/HD models. Other new options for the Silverado and Sierra HD/HD models included an eight-inch, full-color, reconfigurable LCD Driver Information Center (DIC) screen (for Sierra HD/HD Denali models only), a Volt AC household-style power outlet, up to six available USB ports, an available eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a power-sliding rear window with integrated defroster

In midyear , Chevrolet and GMC made enhancements to the all-new Silverado HD/HD and Sierra HD/HD. Some of these enhancements included a new OnStartelematics system with 4GLTE Wi-Fi capabilities, new wheel designs, new exterior paint color options, new exterior tow mirror designs, a USB port added the glove compartment of trucks equipped with a front bench seat, DURALIFE brake rotors, the availability of dual and amp alternators for models equipped with the L Duramax Turbodiesel V8 engine, an off-road information screen added to the instrument cluster of 4X4 models equipped with the Z/71 or All-Terrain Packages (the latter is a GMC-only option), a Bi-Fi Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) option for models equipped with the L Vortec gasoline V8 engine, a new All-Terrain Package available on SLE and SLT Double Cab and Crew Cab models (for GMC models only), a standard heavy-duty locking rear axle for all models, and the removal of HD Radio from the "up-level" IO5 and IO6 infotainment systems. A Regular Production Option (RPO) Code of "AVF" in the upper glove compartment distinguishes early-build models from their successors.[34]

Special Editions[edit]

For , Chevrolet introduced Special Edition for the Silverado truck series. They are in the following series of Rally Edition 1 and 2, Midnight Edition, Custom Sport Edition, Custom Sport Plus Edition, Black Out Edition, and Texas Edition.[35]

facelift[edit]

Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71
Chevrolet Silverado LT rear

For , the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra received its first mid-cycle refresh. The refreshed Silverado and Sierra received a new grille, new headlights and new front fascia, with design influences from the Chevrolet Colorado, as well as all-new LED tail lights on the Silverado LTZ and High Country, GMC Sierra SLT and Denali trim levels while the Chevy Silverado LT trim levels and below still have the pre-facelifted incandescent taillights along with the GMC Sierra SLE trim levels and below. Silverado LTZ and High Country, as well as Sierra SLT and Denali models equipped with LED headlights, can be optioned with the Intellibeam high-beam assist system. On October 1, , HD Radio was added to the Silverado, Sierra, and their HD level models. The Silverado/Silverado HD will add HD Radio to their 8-inch MyLink system as a standard on the LT and LTZ trims, while the Sierra/Sierra HD will include the feature in its IntelliLink system as a standard on all its trims. Silverado and Sierra models optioned with the 8-inch touch screen feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Trucks ordered with bucket seats and center console now feature a wireless charging pad on the console lid.[36] New color options for the Silverado include: Iridescent Pearl Tricoat ( only), Autumn Bronze Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat and Red Hot. Sierra's new colors include: White Frost Tricoat ( only), Mahogany Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat and Cardinal Red.

[edit]

For the model year, Silverado and Sierra HD models equipped with the L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 (L5P) received a new front hood with air intake vents. Gasoline-powered models now have a capless fuel fill. Sierra HD now features standard HID headlamps on all trim levels. New colors include Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic (Chevrolet) or Dark Slate Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic (GMC). Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray interior trim is added for Silverado High Country. Low-Speed Mitigation Braking is added to the Driver Alert Package for both Silverado and Sierra.[37]

All Silverado and Sierra models receive slight changes to their MyLink (Chevrolet) and IntelliLink (GMC) infotainment systems. The interior backlighting on GMC Sierras changes from red to blue. Silverado and Sierra Double and Crew Cabs also get a few new safety features, including GM's Rear Seat Reminder,[38] and Teen Driver Mode.[39]

eAssist Mild Hybrid[edit]

Starting in , GM offered an eAssistmild hybrid version of the L V8 engine in the Silverado LT and Sierra SLT, but only in the state of California. The engine came with an 8-speed automatic transmission and has the same horsepower and torque as the regular V8.[40] For , it was also available in Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. For , it became available nationwide and was also offered in the Silverado LTZ.[41]

Silverado SSV[edit]

In late , Chevrolet released the Silverado SSV (Special Service Vehicle) to complement its lineup of law enforcement vehicles. The SSV Silverado is available in Crew Cab form with either the short (') or standard (') cargo box. The L EcoTec3 V8 is the only engine option, and the truck is based on WT trim. It features beefier brake rotors, upgraded oil coolers, high output alternator, auxiliary battery and an upfitter friendly interior.[42]

Special editions[edit]

GMC[edit]

In , GMC introduced the Sierra All Terrain X, which is equipped with a liter V8 engine with performance exhaust, bumping output up from to horsepower. On the exterior, the Sierra All Terrain X features black 18 inch rims fitted with larger /65R18SL Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac MT tires, black bed-mounted sport bar, LED off-road lights, and blacked-out accents.[43]

After introducing the Sierra All Terrain X full-size pickup and the Canyon All Terrain X small pickup, in GMC extended the same formula to its heavy-duty pickup family with the Sierra HD All Terrain X.

Available on four-wheel drive Sierra HD crew cab models in either Black Onyx or Summit White exterior colors, the Sierra HD All Terrain X package provides a unique, premium mix of specialized exterior trim and off-road special equipment, uniquely paired with GMC's high-level of refinement and technologies.

All Terrain X's customized appearance starts with a unique body-color grille surround, which flanks a distinctive grille insert that's unique to All Terrain. Body color door handles, front and rear bumpers, and bodyside moldings provide a distinctive monochromatic appearance, while black accents, including belt moldings, front bumper skid plate, and B-pillar accents, enhance its bold attitude.

Sierra HD All Terrain X models also include unique eighteen-inch black-painted aluminum wheels – fitted with rugged LT/65R18 Goodyear Duratrac MT-rated tires – along with four-inch black sport side steps, black heated and power-folding trailering mirrors with integrated turn signals and LED guidance lamps, a spray-on bedliner, and a distinctive black bed-mounted sport bar, which is designed to support available GMC Accessories LED off-road driving lamps.

Inside, the Sierra HD All Terrain X also features GMC IntelliLink with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, Teen Driver, remote-locking tailgate, remote starting system, Rear Vision Camera, adjustable pedals, leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and wireless mobile device charging.

Sierra HD All Terrain X's strong, bold appearance is matched by equally strong engineering underneath its surface. A liter gasoline engine is standard, but the all-new, next-generation liter Duramax Diesel turbo-diesel V-8 is also available. More powerful and refined than ever before, this latest Duramax Diesel delivers &#;hp and &#;lb-ft of torque – providing plenty of power to trailer with confidence.

For added confidence off-road, the Sierra HD All Terrain X also includes the Z71 off-road suspension package, which adds front underbody and transfer case skid plates, twin-tube Rancho shocks, hill descent control, and off-road information graphics in the Driver Information Center. An Eaton automatically locking rear differential () is also standard equipment.[44]

Chevrolet[edit]

For that year, Chevrolet has added and dropped some of the Special Editions for the Silverado truck series. They are in the following series of Rally Edition 1 and 2, Midnight HD Edition, Midnight Edition, Custom Sport HD Edition, Realtree Edition, Custom Sport HD Edition, and Special Ops Edition.[35]

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Special Edition[edit]

Chevrolet[edit]

There were several addition to this year's Special Editions for the Silverado series shown in boldface. They are the following series of Midnight, Midnight HD, Rally 1, Rally 2, High Desert, Custom Sport HD, Realtree, Special Ops, Alaskan (Available on HD series only), Redline and Black Out. The remaining Special Edition listed in the Chevrolet Silverado brochure were All Star Edition and Texas Edition.

New for was the High Desert option package. This package brought a new innovative lockable storage system into the bed of the Silverado Crew Cab model. The system includes a three-piece hard tonneau cover, dual lockable storage bins on each side of the truck bed, and a removable bed divider to keep items separate and from moving around the truck bed while the vehicle is in motion. Avalanche-like plastic fairings were also added to the rear of the cab. The High Desert package was available on both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive LT, LTZ, and High country trim levels. It was not available on LTZ models with the Z71 off-road package. LT models with the High Desert package receive the same LED taillamps as the LTZ, and High Country trims. Magnetic Ride Control is optional on High Country High Desert.

  • High Country High Desert Edition

[edit]

Special Edition[edit]

To commemorate the th anniversary of Chevy Trucks, GM introduced special edition models of the Chevrolet Silverado and the smaller Chevrolet Colorado.[45]

Chevrolet[edit]

Chevrolet introduced the Centennial Edition Chevrolet Silverado for Available only on Crew Cab Short Box LTZ Z71 configuration, the Centennial Edition added Centennial Blue Metallic paint, inch painted-aluminum wheels with chrome inserts and special years Chevrolet Bowtie emblems.[46] In addition to the Centennial Edition, the remaining Silverado Special Editions were virtually unchanged from the last year model.[47][48]

Silverado LD[edit]

Chevrolet continued production of the third-generation Silverado for , which was sold alongside the all-new, fourth-generation Chevrolet Silverado Renamed the Chevrolet Silverado LD ("LD" for Light Duty), production of the previous-generation truck moved from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Oshawa Car Assembly, Ontario, Canada. Only available in a Double Cab/Standard Box configuration, the Silverado LD ended production in December [49]

The first-generation Chevrolet Silverado was sold alongside the second-generation Chevrolet Silverado for the model year as the Chevrolet Silverado Classic, and and versions of the truck were also sold alongside their successors, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC also offered versions of their Sierra trucks as the Sierra Classic for as well, and will do the same for , offering the predecessor generation model as the GMC Sierra Limited.[50]

Engines[edit]

Model Year Engine Power Torque
L LV3 GM EcoTec3 V6&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L83 GM EcoTec3 V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L8B GM EcoTec3 V8 (eAssist)&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L86 GM EcoTec3 V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
HD/HD L L96 Vortec V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L LML DuramaxV8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (1,&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L5P DuramaxV8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (1,&#;N⋅m) @ RPM

Fourth generation Silverado / Fifth generation Sierra (–present)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Fourth generation
 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, front jpg
TypeFull-size pickup truck
Also&#;calledGMC Sierra
Chevrolet Cheyenne (Mexico)
HSV Chevrolet Silverado (Australia)
GMSV Chevrolet Silverado (Australia)
Production–present () –present ( and )
Model&#;years–present () –present ( & )
AssemblyGM Fort Wayne Assembly, Indiana
GM Flint Truck Assembly, Michigan
Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (GM Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd)
DesignerTyler Moffett[51]
PlatformGMT T1XX
EngineL3B L TurbochargedI4
LV3EcoTec3 L V6
L8BEcoTec3 L V8
L82EcoTec3 L V8
L87EcoTec3 L V8
LM2 DuramaxDiesel L I6
Transmission6-speed MYC Automatic ()
8-speed 8L90 automatic
speed Hydra-Matic10L80 MF6 automatic
Curb&#;weightSilverado
  • 4,–4,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Regular Cab)
  • 4,–5,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Double Cab)
  • 4,–5,&#;lb (2,–2,&#;kg) (Crew Cab)
  • [52]

On December 16, , Chevrolet unveiled the all-new, fourth-generation Silverado at its Chevy Truck Centennial Celebration Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The reveal of the all-new Silverado was not expected until early For its debut, the Silverado was airlifted via helicopter onto a stage, where it was introduced to a crowd of Chevrolet truck owners and enthusiasts, as well as to the automotive press. Chevrolet NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr also spoke at the event. In addition to the reveal of the Silverado , multiple Chevrolet trucks of different generations were on display as well.[53]

The model shown at the reveal was the Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss, which is a factory-modified version of the Silverado LT Z Distinguishing features of the Trail Boss from other Silverado trim levels are its gloss black front fascia, black rear step bumper, black Chevrolet "bow-tie" emblems on the front grille and rear tailgate, gloss black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, large off-road tires, altered suspension, "Trail Boss" decals on the sides of the pickup box, front bumper-mounted center fog lamps, "Z71" emblems on each front fender, and red-painted front tow hooks.

The formal unveiling of the Silverado took place at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan on January 13, , exactly years after Chevrolet delivered its first trucks to customers on January 13, The model was unveiled as a Silverado LT Trail Boss 4X4 model.

Sales to customers began in August as an early model year vehicle with a base price of $32, MSRP.[54][55]

The Silverado features a more sculpted exterior design, with front headlamps that integrate into the front grille, which also incorporate LED Daytime Running Accent Lamps (DRL's).[53]

Silverado has been launched in Australia for the first time for model year. Holden Special Vehicles (to be renamed as General Motors Specialty Vehicles for ) has started the conversion to right-hand-drive and Australian Design Rules. The L V8 engine is the sole engine choice at the launch.[56][57]

Trims[edit]

The Silverado will be available in eight distinct trim levels: WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.[58] Two more Silverado trims were exhibited at SEMA [59] with the High Country and LTZ. They include the RST Off Road and RSTStreet which will be added into the Silverado trim lineup.

All trim levels include a next-generation touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming via A2DP, power windows and door locks (on Double and Crew Cab models), air conditioning, and a rearview backup camera system. Additional features available on select trim levels include GPS navigation, SiriusXMSatellite Radio and Travel Link, OnStar with 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi, a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers, keyless access and push-button start, a remote starter system, heated and ventilated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-assist technologies, a multi-angle camera system, and heated rear seats.

Special Editions[edit]

For , the Rally and Midnight Special Editions return after being absent for the model year. Rally Edition is available on Silverado Custom and RST trims. The package features black Rally Stripes on the hood and tailgate, black CHEVROLET tailgate lettering, and black assist steps. The Midnight Edition features Bucket Seats with Console, special headlamp bezels, black dual exhaust tips, and black assist steps. The Midnight Edition is only available on the LT Trail Boss trim level.[60]

In January , Chevrolet and Realtree announced the Silverado Realtree Edition. This is the second-time Chevrolet and Realtree have teamed up to produce a special edition Silverado truck, having done so for The model is based on a Silverado Crew Cab Custom Trail Boss, adding inch black wheels and Realtree camouflage graphics inside and out.[61]

Engines[edit]

The all-new Chevrolet Silverado (and its twin, the GMC Sierra ) offers a choice of six different engine options, dependent upon trim level. The base engine on lower trim levels is the horsepower, L EcoTec3 FlexFuel-Capable V6 gasoline engine. Standard on mid-level trims is an all-new, horsepower, L Turbocharged Inline Four Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine that is the smallest engine available on a half-ton pickup, and features cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. Optional on most trim levels is the horsepower, L EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine, which is optionally FlexFuel-Capable, and features either a carryover Active Fuel Management (AFM) system, or a brand new Dynamic Fuel Management system (DFM), which now can shut off up to 6 of 8 cylinders. The availability of either AFM or DFM is dependent on trim level, with WT and Custom trucks available with AFM, and LT and above trucks standard with DFM. Optional on upper-level trims is a horsepower, L EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM). An all-new, horsepower L Turbocharged I6 Diesel engine is also slated to become available in mid, although availability of this engine has been delayed due to EPA certification. All engines are paired to either a 6-speed, 8-speed, or speed automatic transmission, with a choice of either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive (4X4 is standard equipment on Silverado Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss trims, and optional on all other Silverado and Sierra models). For , availability of both the L EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine and the speed automatic transmission will expand to most Silverado and Sierra trim levels.

According to EPA ratings, rear drive Silverado models with the liter turbo-four engine can achieve 20/23 mpg city/highway.[62]

Model Year Engine Power Torque
L LV3 GM EcoTec3 V6&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L3B TurbochargedI4&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L3B Turbocharged High Output I4&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L LM2 DuramaxI6&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L82 GM EcoTec3 V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L84 GM Ecotec3 w/DFMV8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L87 GM EcoTec3 w/DFMV8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
HD/HD L L8T V8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) @ RPM
L L5P DuramaxV8&#;hp (&#;kW) @ RPM&#;lb⋅ft (1,&#;N⋅m) @ RPM

Infotainment system[edit]

Standard features include a next-generation infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Waze mobile app can now be compatible in its infotainment system through the use of CarPlay.[63]

A seven-inch infotainment system is standard on Chevrolet Silverado W/T, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss models, as well as the GMC Sierra Base (Sierra) model, while an eight-inch infotainment system is standard on the Silverado LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country models, as well as the Sierra SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. SiriusXMSatellite Radio, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, HD Radio, GPS navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link, and a multi-angle camera system are all available depending upon the trim level selected. For , Silverado and Sierra models add SiriusXM L compatibility.

Payload and towing[edit]

Crew cab Silverado models increase in payload up to 14 percent, or pounds.[64]

Trailering features equipped for the model includes an industry's first VIN-specific trailering and payload label and an in-vehicle towing app on its GM infotainment system.[65]

Safety[edit]

Advanced, active safety features included in the Chevrolet Silverado are:

  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • IntelliBeam headlamps, high-beam assist
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Surround Vision degree Camera System

Variants[edit]

Chevrolet Silverado HD[edit]

Chevrolet released three all-new Silverado models, including the Silverado HD and HD, in [66] Chevrolet debuted the truck at GM's Flint, Michigan plant on February 5, [67][68] The trucks had made their arrival at the dealerships in the late summer of

Payload and Towing[edit]

The Silverado HD can tow up to 35, pounds (16,&#;kg) in a regular cab dual rear wheel configuration with the Duramax L L5P turbodiesel V8 engine.[69]

GMC Sierra[edit]

The fifth-generation GMC Sierra was unveiled in Detroit on March 1, The Sierra will differentiate itself from its Chevrolet Silverado counterpart by offering unique features, such as a two-piece tailgate, a pickup bed constructed from carbon fiber, a 3" x 7" multi-color Heads-Up Display, a rear-view mirror backup camera system, and a luxury Denali trim level. The Sierra will also feature its own distinct exterior styling, though interior styling will be similar to that of the Chevrolet Silverado [70]

There are six functions of GMC Sierra's Multi-Pro Tailgate including a primary tailgate load stop for large items. Its inner tailgate can be a load stopper, a full-width step, and a work area by dropping down the load stop or provide easy access to the bed just by folding down the inner tailgate.[71]

Powertrains include improved versions of the current L and L EcoTec3V8 gasoline engines, as well as the same L Duramax Turbocharged Diesel I6 engine that will also be available in the Chevrolet Silverado An all-new, ten-speed automatic transmission will come as standard equipment on gasoline-powered Sierra models. Availability of the previous L EcoTec3V6 gasoline engine was not announced at launch.

All trim levels include a next-generation touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming via A2DP, power windows and door locks (on Double and Crew Cab models), air conditioning, and a rear view backup camera system. Additional features available on select trim levels include GPS navigation, SiriusXMSatellite Radio and Travel Link, OnStar with 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi, a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers, keyless access and push-button start, a remote starter system, heated and ventilated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-assist technologies, a multi-angle camera system, and heated rear seats.

The GMC Sierra went on sale in September as an early model year vehicle at GMC dealerships nationwide.

Regular Cab[edit]

Initially unavailable at launch, the all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra regular cab configuration went on sale in early Only available with an 8&#;ft (&#;m) pickup box, with a choice of two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive and the L EcoTec3

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Silverado

From the May issue of Car and Driver.

Heavy-duty diesel pickups are the true workhorses of America, with engines making as much as pound-feet of torque and the might to tow an entire fleet of B-Spec racers to the track at once.

Until recently, the towing capabilities that manufacturers claimed for each model were largely conjured up independently in a very public game of chest-pounding one-upmanship. But the Society of Automotive Engineers has lent newfound conformity to towing numbers with the creation of its J recommended practice, already adopted by the players here. SAE J adds credibility to tow ratings by clearly defining the procedures used to determine them.

The key element of J’s various tow-vehicle acceleration and climbing requirements, which the SAE modeled on real-world roads, is the so-called Davis Dam test, an mile ascent near the dam on the Arizona-Nevada border. Here, a truck has to climb feet without dropping below 40 mph. Averaging a five-percent grade on Arizona’s Highway 68, the desolate mountain route combines challenging inclines with scenic vistas of the Colorado River, the Davis Dam itself, and the snowbird gambling retreat of Laughlin, Nevada. Along with the surrounding desert roads, it’s the perfect setting for evaluating the latest crop of modern-day draft horses.


A Dam Site More Accurate

The impetus for this test came when these truck manufacturers began abiding by SAE standard J, a procedure for determining trailer weight ratings. The standard comprises tests for launching, grade climbing, acceleration, handling, braking, cooling, and overall durability. Several tests are conducted on the mile stretch of Arizona State Route 68 known as the Davis Dam Grade. The SAE standard stipulates that laden trucks must climb feet of elevation without dropping below 40 mph. Oh, and they have to keep the air conditioning on. Duallies get it easier—they only have to maintain 35 mph.


The top-spec rigs on this page start at about $50, in four-door, four-wheel-drive luxury trim and, with diesel engines and all the extras, surpass the base price of an Audi A7 luxohatch. More than just work trucks, these overachieving cowboy Cadillacs embody the bigger-is-better ethos, heaping on extra helpings of attitude for their devoted followers. The stakes here are high, the bragging rights incalculable.

Last year saw a wholesale update of the segment, with General Motors reinventing the dirty bits of the Chevrolet Silverado (and GMC Sierra), including a stronger, boxed frame and fortified underpinnings, as well as revisions to the Allison six-speed automatic ($) and the liter Duramax V-8 turbo-diesel ($), now good for horsepower and pound-feet of torque.

Not by coincidence, Ford gave its nearly four-ton F-series Super Duty a new liter Power Stroke diesel V That engine—a $ option (along with its six-speed automatic)—features a lighter, compacted-graphite-iron block, outboard intake ports, and a novel twin-compressor-wheel turbocharger in the cylinder valley. An even horsepower and pound-feet are the results. Ford also modified the frame, suspension, and steering, and fitted a new chrome face bearing a blue oval that may or may not have started life as a serving platter.

JAMES LIPMAN

Chrysler, to keep up, also boosted the torque of the venerable hp, liter Cummins diesel inline-six ($) in its big Ram trucks to pound-feet in late Featuring an upgraded six-speed automatic ($), it is the only powertrain here to use an NOx adsorber rather than urea injection in its exhaust to meet current federal emissions regulations.

To make the trucks actually break a sweat, we enlisted the help of  Titan Trailers of Waterville, Kansas, which graciously supplied us with three tandem-axle, hydraulic dump trailers. We then loaded them with crushed rock for a gross trailer weight of 12, pounds each.

Hitching up was easy with the trucks’ integrated trailer-brake controllers and rearview cameras, so we hit the Davis Dam, the open desert, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway to see which pulled best.

Third Place: Ram

Having two fewer cylinders and the lowest tow rating (12, pounds) from a conventional frame-mounted hitch (these trucks can handle much more with a fifth-wheel hookup in the bed) put the enormous Ram Mega Cab at a disadvantage. Whereas the Ford and Chevy were barely fazed by their trailers’ weight, the Ram’s Cummins six would occasionally groan under the load and labor to accelerate on steep grades.

HIGHS: Spacious and luxurious cabin, classic big-rig sounds, cowboy-chic details.
LOWS: Classic big-rig sounds, harshest ride, clumsiest steering, feels the least powerful.

The pound Ram’s second run to 60 mph and its in the quarter-mile were each more than a half-second off the pace of the second-quickest Ford. To see how the rigs performed when caned, we repeated acceleration tests with the trailers attached, and the Ram again trailed the Ford, by and second, respectively.

The Ram also brought up the rear in observed fuel economy over miles (9 mpg with the trailer, 12 without) and lateral grip ( g), and it elicited moans from test drivers for its slow, cumbersome steering, stiff ride, and the occasional harsh shift.

But the Ram is unfailingly honest about its mission. “It sounds like it belongs at a truck stop,” noted senior editor Tony Quiroga. “The other two seem to hide their diesel sounds like they’re ashamed of their truckishness. Not the Ram.”

Despite being quieter than previous examples and generating the same 67 decibels as the Ford Super Duty at a mph cruise, the Ram’s noise levels at idle (50 dBA) and wide-open throttle (72 dBA) were each several ticks higher than the muffled Ford’s and noticeably louder than the Chevy’s. It made all the classic diesel sounds, too, including an authentic Class 8 truck growl with the exhaust brake at work. Depending on how much you embrace the rest of the truck’s over-the-top vibe, the experience can be either grating or enticing.

The Mega Cab Ram’s comfort and convenience, however, were universally praised, from its limo-sized cabin (despite oddly low official interior measurements) to its Laramie Longhorn saddle-leather seats with a reclining rear bench. The Ram also brings great ergonomics and storage, including the handy RamBox bed compartments ($). Country-western detailing abounds, but we could live without the decorative filigrees and buckles on the seatbacks. Your fondness for the Ram’s interior will exist in direct proportion to the size of  your belt buckle.

Despite feeling strained at times by the heavy load, the Ram revealed strengths in other performance metrics. The brakes hauled this truck-and-trailer rig down from 70 mph in a best-of-test feet. And the effectiveness of the exhaust brake and the transmission’s tow-haul mode meant that we rarely had to tap the brake pedal to maintain a safe speed down the steep descents near the Davis Dam.

THE VERDICT: A polished, wheel fantasy camp that comes up a bit short.

Fans of the Cummins and long-haul luxury will find the Ram more than satisfactory, but it needs more muscle under the hood to excel in this company.

Ram Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab
hp turbo-diesel inline-6, 6-speed automatic, lb
Base/as-tested price: $51,/$64,
Bed dimensions, l/w/d: // in
Tow rating, as-tested/max: 12,/15, lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: sec
1/4 mile: sec @ 82 mph
1/4 mile towing 12,lb trailer: sec @ 67 mph
Braking, 70­–0 mph: ft
Braking, 70­–0 mph, towing 12,lb trailer: ft
Roadholding, ft-dia skidpad: g
C/D observed fuel economy/towing 12, lb trailer: 12/9 mpg

Second Place: Ford F

The first thing we noticed about the Ford F was its quietness. In fact, this diesel monster is more hushed at a mph cruise and wide-open throttle than the last Lexus ES we tested.

HIGHS: Quiet-yet-powerful engine, great visibility, posh interior, thoughtful touches throughout.
LOWS: Feels tall and huge, weakest brakes, most expensive.

JAMES LIPMAN

Our second observation was how strong the F King Ranch felt on the move. Under full boost, the pound Ford repeatedly blasted up the grades on par with the Chevy.

The numbers tell the story, with the pound-lighter Silverado consistently ahead at 60 mph and the more powerful Super Duty narrowing the gap considerably by the quarter-mile mark—both with and without the six-ton trailer along for the ride. In tomph and tomph acceleration, the two came in dead even at and seconds, respectively.

Backing the new Power Stroke V-8 is a revised TorqShift six-speed automatic and an exhaust brake that engages only when the tow-haul mode is activated (the Silverado and the Ram have dedicated dash buttons to enable exhaust braking). The transmission works well: It holds the proper gear while climbing and helps to slow the truck’s mass on downgrades. However, we noticed we had to apply the brakes often on descents to keep a steady speed.

The towering Ford impressed us by returning the best skidpad figure ( g) at the track and tying the Chevy for fuel efficiency at 15 mpg unloaded, 10 mpg with the trailer. It required, however, a shocking feet to stop from 70 mph. That’s two truck lengths plus about six feet longer than the Chevy. Not good.  And that’s before we hooked up the trailer.

The rest of the truck exhibited a solid balance of capabilities, including the best visibility, the lowest tailgate height, and the only bed with a retractable step ($), a grab handle, and a factory-installed fifth-wheel mounting accommodation ($).

Inside, there’s ample storage, a comprehensive information screen in the cluster, and enough rear-seat space for three Carhartt-clad roughnecks. Our full-fancy test example, with its King Ranch package ($) plus the King Ranch package with Chrome ($), had enough open-range glitz and cowhide to almost justify its near-$65, asking price, the highest in the test. Noticeably absent was a navigation system, which would have added a larger monitor for the rearview camera and another $ to the sticker.

THE VERDICT: An admirable balance of power and refinement.

The F’s overall blend of grunt, civility, and usefulness indeed deserves a tip of the old Stetson, but it wasn’t enough for top honors.

Ford F Super Duty King Ranch 4x4 Crew Cab
hp turbo-diesel V-8, 6-speed automatic, lb
Base/as-tested price: $51,/$64,
Bed dimensions, l/w/d: // in
Tow rating, as-tested/max: 14,/16, lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: sec
1/4 mile: sec @ 85 mph
1/4 mile towing 12,lb trailer: sec @ 69 mph
Braking, 70­–0 mph: ft
Braking, 70­–0 mph towing 12,lb trailer: ft
Roadholding, ft-dia skidpad: g
C/D observed fuel economy/towing 12, lb trailer: 15/10 mpg

First Place: Chevrolet Silverado

None of these trucks is remotely sporty, but the Silverado was clearly the most energetic of the group. At pounds, the Chevy was significantly lighter than the two others and was the easiest to maneuver in tight quarters. Plus, it offered the best ingress and egress. The Duramax V-8 and the Allison six-speed automatic transmission worked together to amazing effect, never seeming out of breath or in the wrong gear on grades.

HIGHS: Excellent engine and transmission, responsive steering, easiest to maneuver.
LOWS: Dated cabin feels bland and cheap even with top-end LTZ trim, poorest visibility, smallest back seat.

JAMES LIPMAN

One of the quickest GM diesel trucks we’ve sampled, the Silverado walked away in the unloaded-acceleration tests, hitting 60 mph in a carlike seconds and the quarter in at 89 mph. Those figures grew to and seconds, respectively, with the trailer attached, but the second-quickest Ford was still in the Silverado’s mirrors.

In the mountains, the Duramax always had power in reserve, as well as the best transmission programming and exhaust-brake setup for controlled descents sans wheel brakes. It was, ­however, the only truck to exhibit any untoward bucking movements from the trailer’s inertia.

The Silverado was also the only truck to pull a subfoot stop from 70 mph ( feet), and it teetered through the slalom more quickly than the others, at almost 40 mph. It was aided in this endeavor by the quickest and most responsive steering, as well as the only independent front suspension. Stopping prowess from 70 mph with the load ( feet) and overall noise levels were midpack, and it tied the big Ford for best fuel economy.

Where the Chevy disappointed was in the area not addressed by the most recent update, namely the cabin, which has changed little since its debut. “This would be a cheap interior in a $30, truck,” noted one test driver. Compared with the others’ opulent fittings, the Silverado was a dismal place to sit: an expanse of chintzy, dark plastic; the least comfortable front seats; and the tightest rear quarters. While it was the only truck here with a back seat that folds up to make a flat load floor, it received additional demerits for a lack of clever storage, as well as a comparably small, low-res information screen in the gauge cluster. A detailed touch-screen navigation system ($) was its primary saving grace.

But those shortcomings didn’t overshadow the truck’s great drivability and pure brute strength. Moreover, the ­Silverado carried the lowest base and as-tested prices by a couple of grand and the least flash, which is nice if  you happen to be put off by the rhinestone glint of the other trucks.

THE VERDICT: A hot-rod workhorse in need of an ergonomic rethink.

Given each brand’s historically loyal tribes, most buyers will make up their minds regardless of how things play out on paper. And the segment’s fierce competitiveness won’t let one player get too far ahead for too long. But right now, in this class of high-end haulers, the Silverado gets our nod for the best of what matters.

Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 4WD Crew Cab
hp turbo-diesel V-8, 6-speed automatic, lb
Base/as-tested price: $46,/$62,
Bed dimensions, l/w/d: // in
Tow rating, as-tested/max: 14,/16, lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: sec
1/4 mile: sec @ 89 mph
1/4 mile towing 12,lb trailer: sec @ 70 mph
Braking, 70­–0 mph: ft
Braking, 70­–0 mph towing 12,lb trailer: ft
Roadholding, ft-dia skidpad: g
C/D observed fuel economy/towing 12, lb trailer: 15/10 mpg

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