2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Styling

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Styling
The 2011 Chevy Silverado pleases nearly everyone by offering two different interiors, but overall styling remains safe and a little plain—plus, the Silverado's design is now one of the oldest among full-size trucks, with a little less obvious flair than the full-sizers from Toyota, Nissan, and Dodge.

The Silverado basically carries on with the same well-done body style GM introduced in 2007. With a simplified, cleaned-up, and larger bowtie grille, it's still a. It's still a good-looking truck, it's not as distinctive as the Dodge Ram, or as controversial as the Toyota Tundra or the Nissan Titan. The look is aging well.

Inside, the Silverado and its GMC Sierra sibling are unique among pickups in that they offer two different instrument panel styles. The "pure pickup" versions have a high dash with low-gloss black plastic and no center console for three-across seating. Upscale LTZ versions get a wide console, bands of wood grain trim, and metallic-painted pieces that look far richer and more appealing—and mimics that of Chevy's Tahoe and Suburban large SUVs. It's almost carlike compared to the more upright design on base versions, which also get larger door handles and controls to make operation easier for big hands with gloves.

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 now has one of the most aged designs among full-size trucks, but it still looks handsome.

Both interiors share large, clearly marked gauges and soft blue backlighting, a meaty steering wheel, and humongous cup holders tucked either into the dash or the fold-down armrest, or molded into the console.

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