2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Full-size pickups have been hit hard by the recession and new fuel-economy rules.

No brands are more aware of this than Toyota and Nissan.

The Toyota Tundra was new for 2008 and hasn't sold well; its unusual styling debuted not much before the financial crisis unfolded and killed half of all truck sales.

Nissan's Titan simply failed to launch-introduced a few years back, sales are tottering below 20,000 units, despite its rorty V-8 engine and factory-outfitted bed options.

The real competition for the big Chevy is GM's own, nearly identical GMC Sierra; the Dodge Ram, which rides smoothly and has a standout style, inside and out, to go with hugely capable towing and hauling numbers; and the Ford F-150, which claims to have the highest towing numbers in the land, though they're teamed to a dullsville look that's relieved somewhat by a luxe interior.

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The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Silverado Hybrid honor their work-truck roots, but know how to play up to rich folk.
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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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The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota.
MSRP From   
$20,850$17,900$24,390$22,290
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (SE)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
3363
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing CabReg Cab
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD