Review Recap: 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

January 31, 2010

Our parent site here at AllPickupTrucks.com is The Car Connection, and the auto-review experts at The Car Connection have had the chance to evaluate the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Silverado Hybrid models. Here's what they had to say.

The truck earned a 7.6 out of 1o on our experts' scale, earning praise for its ride, handling, its payload and towing capabilities, and its large array of available trim configurations. Demerits were handed out for an ever-upward creeping sticker price and the lack of a factory bedliner.

Marty Padgett, TCC's executive editor, describes the Silverado thusly: "From work truck to luxury hauling appliance, the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Silverado Hybrid suit a lot of truck buyers. It's a perennial best-seller, and even in these days of frugality, the Silverado is a good choice for truck buyers who don't need to splurge, but may want to."

Padgett compliments the Silverado's user-friendliness: "Powertrain performance and hauling capability are where the Silverado lineup shines. It's one of the easiest full-size pickups to drive, with more communicative steering than other trucks and a wide range of refined, responsive engines." He also lauds the trucks' interior space: "There's ample space and comfortable seats across the front. Either a bench or bucket seats are fitted; with the bucket seats comes a center console with an agreeably styled dash, big gauges, and big controls that can be operated when wearing gloves," Padgett writes.

The bottom line, according to the TCC is: "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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