2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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safety features than the others, along with more storage compartments and interior utility, while the Ram is sorely outdated, especially inside (it’s set to be replaced by an all-new 2009 truck).

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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado has moved upmarket without forgetting about its work-truck roots.
7.6
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.
MSRP From  
$17,590$17,900$22,290
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (SE)
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
333
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideReg Cab
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD