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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS
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The Silverado’s softer styling—especially inside—stands apart from its chief competitors, nearly all of which have more imposing, macho styling.

The Silverado’s V-8 engines are more powerful yet also more economical than equivalent engines in the F-150, but the engine lineup is more powerful than for the light-duty F-150, and it's more fuel-efficient.

The new Tundra includes more safety features than the others, along with more storage compartments and interior utility, while the Ram is sorely outdated, especially inside (it’s set to be replaced by an all-new 2009 truck).

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS2008 Chevrolet Silverado 15002008 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT Trunk2008 Ford F-1502007 Toyota Tundra 2007 Toyota Tundra
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The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado has moved upmarket without forgetting about its work-truck roots.
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The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (Natl)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideReg Cab
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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