Largely carried over each year since it went on sale in 2007, the Chevy Silverado could use a style injection. Like its cousin, the GMC Sierra, the Silverado still looks tidy and neat--but in this case, it's maybe a little too neat, as the truck world around it has gone nuts with exaggerated, hypermasculine looks (Ram, F-150, Tundra).
The Silverado's a simple, plain-looking piece. The headlamps grew larger in this generation, and the gold bowtie has too. There's little else to make the Silverado stand out in a full-size crowd. The generic-looking banded grille and plain taillamps are echoes of the straight-edged cabin, and save for some metallic trim here and a deeper chin spoiler there, the entire Silverado lineup backpedals its talents behind an ordinary truck body. All that said, the look is aging well, where we don't think the Tundra and Titan have grown old with much grace.
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.