2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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Chevrolet recently added a hybrid-powered version to its full-size pickup line, though it's only considered to be a "mild" hybrid as it doesn't use an electric motor to actually help power the vehicle. Rather, it employs a flywheel-alternator starter system that's used to shut off its 5.3-liter V-8 engine when the truck is stopped to realize about a ten-percent increase in fuel economy. While this amounts to only around a mile per gallon, the onboard electric motor can also be used as a portable generator on a job site or at the campground. Otherwise, the Silverado (along with its GMC counterpart, the Sierra) offers enough configurations to meet a wide range of buyers' needs. Available powerplants includes the standard 4.3-liter V-6, as well as optional 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, and 6.0-liter V-8 engines. Heavy-duty models can be fitted with a diesel V-8 or a big-block 8.1-liter gasoline V-8. A new-for-2006 VortecMAX performance package is available for light-duty trucks, and includes a 6.0-liter V-8 and enhanced towing package, with a limited-slip differential that's housed in a new, 9.5-inch rear axle, Also, the available Duramax 6.6-liter diesel V-8 is enhanced for 2006 with features that enable smoother, more refined performance with less smoke. A new Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission is available for heavy-duty models equipped with the Vortec 8100 V-8 or Duramax Diesel engines. A sporty SS version comes with the 6.0-liter V-8 and other upgrades; for 2006 it is available in a limited edition "Intimidator" version that honors the late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. Also for 2006, half-ton extended cab/short box models are added to the line, while a new dual-port grille design and power dome hood (similar to heavy-duty models) is featured on all light-duty models.

 


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May 12, 2015
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT1

I would definitely purchase another Silverado. I love it.

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My Silverado has 203,000 miles and still rides like a new vehicle. The only thing I would so differently in a new purchase is to get the 4WD model. I live on fifteen acres and use my Silverado to keep things... + More »
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February 16, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country

Overall pleased with the truck

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Overall I'm pleased with the truck. Having owned it for sever months I've come to find the stiff suspension is a bit punishing over bad pavement but otherwise smooth on average to good pavement. The 8 speed... + More »
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March 15, 2016
For 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM knocked it out of the park!

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I previously owned a 2007 Silverado Classic and loved it!! I was not a fan of the following generation, but with GM's introduction of the redesigned Silverado's, they've completely knocked it out of the park... + More »
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August 16, 2016
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT

Excellent truck

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My only beef with my truck is there is noise coming from the engine. It sounds like a belt noise. I have had it at my selling dealer 4 times in 21 thousand miles for normal service and have told the service... + More »
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July 4, 2016
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/2LT

Very pleased with my Silverado 1500

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I purchased my 2015 Silverado 1500 LT with the regular cab and long bed because I needed maximum space to haul antiques. The truck is equipped with the 4.3 V6 which is very responsive and handles my 7'x 14'... + More »
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March 11, 2016
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ

Seats are the most uncomfortable

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The seats are like seating on wood no cushion at all, and the back of the seat is the worst, cheap leather, no padding The worst 2015 Chevy Silverado I ever had been buying Chevy Silverado trucks every two... + More »
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September 7, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT

fuel mileage is terrible only getting 8.7 miles to the gallon pulling our camper.

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Truck looks good and drives and handles well when not pulling a trailer, but pulling our camper fuel mileage is an wher between 8.5 to 9.7 and it continously downshift. Beginning to wonder if this truck was... + More »
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September 5, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country

Regardless of the road surface...smooth as a Cadillac

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Lots of power and really comfortable... When pulling a trailer I got 12% better gas mileage than my buddy with his Ford EcoBoost...as we wre on teh same trip everything was equal...
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June 25, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ

This is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

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I have owned many vehicles, cars, Suburbans, trucks, mini-vans and SUVs and this is by far the best vehicle I have erver owned. It tows my 26' camper theought the Rocky mountains without issues and is a... + More »
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June 15, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is an Outstanding Truck

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Purchased this truck February 2015. Previously I had a 2011 Silverado. Just returned from a 10,000 Miles holiday and now feel I can make a more informed review of this truck. The ride and quiet interior of... + More »
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