Great interior; steering and handling almost feels like that of a car; impressive array of technology
Styling is too similar to the outgoing model
Although the Silverado was fully redesigned last year, it also has some updates for 2015. They include GM's latest OnStar system, which boasts Wi-Fi and 4G LTE mobile hotspot capability, along with a few minor changes such as an updated WT convenience package that now includes a backup camera and E85 capability for the truck's 4.3- and 5.3-liter engines.
It's hard to go wrong with any 2015 Silverado, provided that you buy the truck that's right for you. In other words, don't go with a bare-bones WT model if you'll spend most of your time hauling your family around town. Likewise, don't go with the High Country model if you'll be driving to jobsites. For us, the right truck is somewhere in the middle: an LT, or possibly an LTZ, with Chevy's high-tech MyLink system. We'd also go with the crew cab model to maximize practicality. Find a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for sale
Like all full-size trucks, the Silverado 1500 is offered with a number of body style configurations, engine choices, drivetrain options and bed sizes. We've simplified it here for shoppers interested in buying a Silverado, but choosing the truck that's right for you will involve more than just picking a trim level.
Base-level Silverado models use the WT (Work Truck) designation. Two trim levels are offered: the 1WT ($27,000), which includes only the basics, such as power locks, cruise control, air conditioning, vinyl upholstery and an AM/FM stereo without a CD player, and the 2WT ($29,100), which adds keyless entry, power windows, SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth. The 2WT also features Chevrolet's MyLink audio system with a 4.2-inch center-mounted color screen.
Shoppers who step up to the LT ($32,500) trim will have features such as steering wheel audio controls, a 6-speaker stereo, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cloth upholstery. The LT also offers more options than the WT, including features such as an alarm, a lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera and a forward-collision alert system.
The luxury-oriented LTZ ($40,200) is the next trim in the Silverado's lineup. Only offered in double cab or crew cab body styles, the LTZ includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, a remote starter, a memory system for the mirrors and seats, a rearview camera and an 8-in color touchscreen for the MyLink infotainment system.
Topping the Silverado lineup is the upscale High Country ($48,400), which features stitched leather seats, chrome trim on many exterior surfaces, a Bose audio system and cooled front seats. It also uses the truck's 6.2-liter V8, which is exclusive to the High Country model.
If you're interested in options, the Silverado has quite a few. Additional extras include a power sunroof, a navigation system, safety features such as forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems, cooled seating, power-adjustable pedals and a heated steering wheel.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles|
Ford F-150 -- The newly redesigned F-150 is strong competitor, offering V6 and V8 power, excellent capabilities, great gas mileage and a long list of trim levels that range from basic to luxury.
RAM 1500 -- Formerly the Dodge Ram, the RAM 1500 boasts muscular styling, HEMI V8 power and available air suspension. We also like its newly available diesel engine, which is now offered on light duty models.
Toyota Tundra -- The Tundra doesn't have the same wide-ranging lineup as the Silverado does, but it's getting close. Shoppers who pick the Tundra will find a refined, muscular pickup with many great standard features and options.