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“The elegant binnacle and console setup straddles the line between minimalism, and techie-modern.“

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“Its new interior not only has a more modern design, it's comfortable and functional, too.”

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Pricing and Specifications by Style
$17,590 $38,950
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Gas Mileage 15 mpg City/20 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 4.3L
EPA Class No Data
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 3
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style Regular Cab Pickup - Standard Bed
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7.6 out of 10
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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.


  • Smooth ride and crisp handling without payload sacrifices the features of a luxury SUV
  • Above-average fuel economy for the class


  • No factory-installed bedliner option
  • Four-speed automatic has fewer gears than competition
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