Advertisement
Go
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Features
BASE INVOICE
$21,307
BASE MSRP
$22,195
On Features
The 2012 Chevy Silverado runs the gamut from luxury family pickup to bare-bones work appliance.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Chevrolet Silverado 1500 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

FEATURES | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

easy-to-use HVAC and entertainment controls and a great screen that is especially helpful when in use as the backup camera
AutoWeek

one area in which the Silverado is showing its age is in the race for crazy storage options
Jalopnik

no door pockets, no under-floor bins—and the front door pockets were the smallest in this trio, as well as the flimsiest
Car and Driver



The overwhelming array of body styles, bed lengths, and drivetrains is enough to make a Silverado shopper weary before they set foot in a dealer. Ah, but it doesn't end there--the Silverado's features list spans just as much of the automotive realm, with work trucks lining up on the same order sheets as $50,000 hybrid trucks with real-time traffic and DVD entertainment systems.

The basic Silverado's a spartan workhorse, though. It comes with few creature comforts: the windows wind up by hand, the locks lock that way too, the bench seats are covered in vinyl, and the AM/FM radio goes away if you want to save a hundred bucks. That's one extreme. The other extreme--with lots of steps between SL and SLT between--piles on luxury hardware like satellite radio with NavTraffic; navigation; OnStar; leather seating; a power sunroof; a power sliding rear window; Bluetooth; a USB port for media players; and of course, dozens of cargo-securing features, down to the bedliner itself.

Options and features are more selective on the Hybrid edition. The base version has cloth seats; steering-wheel audio controls; a USB port; and remote keyless entry. The upscale edition has leather; Bluetooth; navigation; and satellite radio.

Last year, GM updated the Silverado's OnStar system to version 9.0. It now includes automatic crash response, crisis assist, and stolen vehicle slowdown, with a one-year subscription to the Safe and Sound plan.

Conclusion

The 2012 Chevy Silverado runs the gamut from luxury family pickup to bare-bones work appliance.

« Prev: Safety Next: Fuel Economy / MPG »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

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.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.