2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Photo
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

$8,965 - $32,999
Quick Take
With work truck roots and upmarket style, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is very big and very versatile. Read more »
7.6 out of 10
Browse Chevrolet Silverado 1500 inventory in your area.


STYLING | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

“cheesy mirrors”
Car and Driver

“The available luxury interior mimics that of Chevy's Tahoe and Suburban.”
Consumer Guide

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado shares elements, such as a steeper windshield, with the full-size Tahoe SUV, but this time the Silverado takes a slightly different tack in front, incorporatin “vertically-stacked headlamp elements, heavily flared front fenders, and the largest Bowtie badge that we’ve ever seen on a Chevrolet,” according to Autoblog. The front of the Silverado continues to differentiate itself with a look that was redesigned in 2007. With a different front end, headlamps, taillights, bedsides, and box designs, the Silverado’s styling varies significantly from that of its mechanically identical sibling, the GMC Sierra. “To our eye, the GMC looks stockier and brawnier than in the past, the Chevy perhaps a bit sleeker and aerodynamic,” says Four Wheeler. Autobytel considers the Silverado’s mirrors very useful: “With mirrors properly adjusted, small cars stand little chance of getting lost from view when merging, and the tall rear window affords a good look at what’s going on behind you.” Car and Driver, on the other hand, criticizes the Silverado’s “cheesy mirrors,” which occupy space in the driver’s peripheral vision.

Two different interiors are offered for the Silverado: the work-oriented Pure Pickup setup on the WT and LT, or the luxurious variation inside the LTZ. Reviewers appreciate both interiors but are critical of the LTZ’s carlike setup, pointing out that drivers wearing work gloves would have to remove them to use some controls. Consumer Guide sums up the difference: “The Pure Pickup interior places radio and climate controls high on the dashboard, just out of easy reach. The available luxury interior mimics that of Chevy's Tahoe and Suburban large SUVs, with controls mounted lower but in easy reach."


The 2009 Chevy Silverado pleases nearly everyone by offering two different interiors, but overall styling remains safe.

Next: Interior / Exterior »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.