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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
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The Toyota Tundra includes more safety features than other trucks, along with more storage compartments and interior utility, though the materials inside aren't top-notch.

The V-8 engines powering the Silverado models are stronger and more economical than equivalent engines in the F-150—an undeniably strong selling point versus the Ford.

The softer styling of the Chevrolet Silverado sets it apart from the perceived machismo of competing models.

The Silverado's toughest competition comes from Dodge, where the all-new-for-2009 Ram gets a vastly improved ride, better handling, and some innovative cargo options; the Ram's engine lineup is strong as well.

The Ram's interior isn't quite up to the level of the Silverado's, but it's worth a look.

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7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
With work truck roots and upmarket style, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is very big and very versatile.
7.6
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TCC Rating
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  
$19,375$17,900$22,290
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 21 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 (Natl)
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
 
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