Shopping for a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
All of the features a pickup owner expects
I was most impressed by the hybrids' tonneau cover
Sticker prices for versions fitted with leather seating surfaces, a sunroof and navigation systems creeping over $45K
At a base price of about $21,000, the 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 can be ordered in very basic work-truck form, with only an AM/FM radio that can even be deleted, vinyl seats, roll-up windows, and manual door locks.
At the other extreme, the Silverado can be fitted with a huge variety of options, including Bluetooth connectivity; XM and NavTraffic; OnStar with navigation; a DVD navigation system; leather upholstery; a power sunroof; a power sliding rear window; and all sorts of cargo liners, carpets, covers, tools, and snap-ons to make the bed work harder. As Autoblog observes, you'll find "sticker prices for versions fitted with leather seating surfaces, a sunroof and navigation systems creeping over $45K."
The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid includes "all of the features a pickup owner expects," according to the Detroit News. Silverado Hybrid pickups start from about $39,000 and come equipped in a simpler cloth-seat version with dual-zone climate control; remote keyless entry; and steering-wheel audio controls. There's also a $48,000 leather-lined edition with Bluetooth, DVD navigation, and a high-end audio system with XM NavTraffic. Automobile reports the "premium trim package adds leather trim, power front bucket seat adjusters, a center console, a Bose sound system with navigation, a hard bed cover, and several minor convenience items."
USB connectivity has been added to most Silverado audio systems for 2010.
Basic work editions of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado cut to the truck chase, but luxury versions pile on the equipment to SUV standards.