2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado has moved upmarket without forgetting about its work-truck roots.

TheCarConnection.com scanned a wide range of available reviews on the new Chevrolet Silverado to pull together this conclusive review. In addition, TheCarConnection.com drove the Silverado to give an expert opinion and help find the best information and advice on how it matches up to the competition.

The Silverado is Chevrolet’s full-size, light-duty pickup truck. It was completely redesigned for 2007, and changes for 2008 are relatively minor. Like most of the other full-size pickup models, such as the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, and Toyota Tundra, the Silverado is available in a wide range of models—including three different cab styles, and two different interior designs—to suit the needs of everyone from contractors and farmers to style-conscious commuters who need towing or hauling ability for the weekend.

The engine range goes the distance to an all-aluminum, 6.0-liter V-8 cranking out 367 horsepower, though the popular 315-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 will offer enough power for most needs and comes with Active Fuel Management to help improve fuel economy. While the Silverado’s engines are fully competitive, its line of four-speed automatics is a bit behind the five- and six-speed competition. But for many shoppers, its steering and handling are at the top of the pack and help make the big truck feel less cumbersome on real streets.

Features are also a Silverado strong point; it can be optioned up with nearly everything that might be available in a luxury SUV.

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April 17, 2015
For 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

So disappointing it's not funny

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Worst vehicle I have ever owned. 86 and it starts tearing up lifters because of a gimmick GM calls AFM. Anyone looking at Chevy trucks, please do a little research and buy something else. I can't explain my... + 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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