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2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) 1500 Extended Cab

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) 1500 Extended Cab Review

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It's hard to let a good thing go, especially when it's making money hand over fist. Perhaps that's why Chevrolet is reticent to let go of the long-running Silverado platform. Despite the arrival of the all-new 2007 Silverado, the old model will continue in all its glory, re-badged as the Silverado Classic. Like its twin, the GMC Sierra Classic, the Silverado Classic will continue as a full-line pickup with 1500, 2500 and 3500 models available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab configurations. Also remaining in the lineup are the Hybrid Silverados, featuring an electric starter motor between the engine and transmission to help save fuel by allowing the engine to shut down when stopped, and the high-performance SS models.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a serious work truck that can haul loads of dirt or tow a horse trailer, there is a Silverado Classic with your name on it. The Silverado Classic's interior can be quite plush, but the price starts to climb when it's so equipped.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you are not used to piloting a large pickup, the Silverado Classic may be a bit too much truck for you. The Silverado Classic also lacks some of the newer conveniences, such as GPS navigation and side-curtain airbags.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Silverado (Classic) 1500 Extended Cab

Driving Impressions When Chevy people say their trucks are "like a rock," they're not kidding. The Silverado Classic is as rigid and inflexible as an iron rod. Even over unpaved roads, the...

truck's suspension remains composed enough to keep most vibrations out of the cabin.
When not burdened with a heavy load, the Silverado Classic's performance is practically muscle-car quick, especially when accelerating from a standing stop.

The four-speed-automatic transmission delivers crisp, precise shifts and features a Tow/Haul mode that limits gear hunting when towing or navigating steep elevations.
The Silverado Classic's improved power steering results in less play and a heavier feel that delivers more feedback to the driver. The brakes, too, have been improved with a much firmer pedal feel that requires far less travel to engage the beefy disc brakes.

OnStar
Though it might not seem like a big deal, the OnStar system can be a life saver, literally. Should the airbag deploy, OnStar is immediately notified and contacts you to determine if assistance is needed.

SS Model
The 367-horsepower, high-performance SS model combines the utility of a pickup with the heart of a NASCAR racer.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) 1500 Extended Cab Details
Interior

The Silverado Classic's interior is nice, but starting to show its age. A large amount of black plastic on the dash face and the lower-quality plastics used on the dash and door make the interior look a bit generic. On the other hand, the Silverado Classic's seats are wonderfully comfortable, especially when covered in leather. Those who regularly carry two or more people will want to choose the Crew Cab for its roomy rear seat; the Extended Cab is best used for shorter trips or, better yet, as a secured storage area.

Exterior

Chevy trucks are always easily recognizable, no matter how old. The Silverado Classic maintains this tradition with a boxy middle section tempered by rounded edges and the familiar Chevrolet split grille. Even though its design is older than the F150 and Dodge Ram, the Silverado Classic strikes a powerful stance, especially when outfitted with the Z71 package.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Base Work Truck models come with a V6 engine, tilt steering wheel and steel wheels. The 1LT adds cruise control, CD player and air conditioning, and 2LT and LTZ models get more standard features plus a V8 engine. Various models can be equipped with even larger engines, including a 5.3-liter or 6.0-liter V8.

Optional Equipment

Options for the Silverado Classic are too numerous to list. Beyond the various bed lengths, wheelbases and cab configurations, you can opt for the StabiliTrak stability management program, a number of off-road and towing packages and the OnStar telematics system. The SS package adds a 6.0-liter high-output Vortec V8 with 20-inch chrome wheels, high-performance suspension, 3.73 rear axle and automatic locking differential.

Under the Hood

The Silverado Classic's line up offers a wide variety of engines, allowing the consumer to choose between economy and power or a combination of both.

4.3-liter V6
195 horsepower @ 4600 rpm
260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD automatic), 16/23 (2WD manual), 15/18 (4WD automatic), 15/20 (4WD manual)

4.8-liter V8
295 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
305 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD), 15/19 (4WD)

5.3-liter V8
295 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
335 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/21 (Hybrid 2WD), 17/19 (Hybrid 4WD), 12/16 (E85 2WD), 11/14 (E85 4WD), 16/21 (Gasoline 2WD), 15/19 (Gasoline 4WD)

5.3-liter V8 L33
315 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
338 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD), 15/19 (4WD)

6.0-liter V8
300 horsepower @ 4400 rpm
360 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 (2WD), 14/17 (4WD)

6.0-liter V8 (SS and VortecMAX)
367 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/16

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 1185 Ratings for the 2007 - 2013 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

you get what you pay for

By on Thursday, July 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "It's a nice riding truck. Comfortable to drive in"

Cons: "VERY,VERy poor quality in my opinion"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Purchased this new in Feb 09 about 10K - front rotors warped (warranty covered about 15K - rear brakes sticking (warranty covered At 20k I find the rims are corroding terribly. They are pitted, coating came off in spots. about 37k - check engine light small evap leak (dealer said gas cap.. hah $150 Very next week - check engine light AGAIN -same code(dealer said now fuel pump leaking - warranty) DID I NEED THE CAP, PROBABLY NOT! Dealer insisted it was bad anyway About 38k - power door locks failing. $100 About 50k - power window switch bad. not fixed yet AT 52K noticed rust on bottom edge of tailgate AND on the inside of the rear bumper About 58k - Front wheel bearing bad, wheel darn near fell off $395. This took out the front brake pads and rotor for another $300 NOW.... while doing my periodic checking of fluids etc.. I find the tranny a quart low :( (and it ain't leakin) So, YOU tell ME how you'd rate it! Then, to top it all off, I contacted GM to discuss these issues on two separate occassions when I had the problems around the 36K mark with the door locks and gas cap, looking for at least some partial help. On both occasions they convinced me to take it to the dealer for diagnosis and 'then we'll talk'. My fault for trusting their word. Never heard back from them either time and I had to contact them again after about a month to see 'what's up with this'. Both times they said 'sorry, can't help you' So, personally, after owning Gm vehicles for 30 years, I'm done with them."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great truck with towing package

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am the second owner and it's my first truck. It quickly became one of my favorite vehicles I've owned. MPG's are good for a full size truck, even better if you add a Diablo Intune with a custom ECU program. Gives better HP and torque as well. It has more than enough power stock, but who doesn't like more? I like the looks of this truck vs other trucks of the same year, except for maybe the Tundra. Honestly I like the Tundra more, but people want way too much for used ones. For the price, the Silverado is a better deal. However, the interior leaves much to be desired. It's very dreary with nothing nice to look at except loads of black plastic. Seats are quite comfortable and if you have the jump seat it provides a great place to rest your arm or do paperwork. The three cup holders is great in theory, but do not hold larger drinks very well. Better hope your drink has a cap on it or is in a can. Large fountain drinks do not stay in very well if you have to take a corner or stop abruptly. I had a large drink fly out and dump between the passenger side door and seat while going around a round-about on a Navy base. That was lovely. There's plenty of storage as well and adding a tool box under the rear seat makes the space very useable unless you want to put a sub-woofer down there. Overall, a really great truck. I have not had a single issue with it."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Chevy Silverado is the best.

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased the truck new in 2008 and the only maintenance required, besides oil and filter changes, was front/rear brakes and battery. No mechanical problems."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great pickup!!!

By on Monday, July 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, easy to drive, smooth ride, looks great."

Cons: "Gas, turning radius and LT interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"A really good strong pickup truck, I prefer chevy's over ford's. Has a good amount of power for the 4.8 version. The interior is the best, but thats if you get the LT model. The gas consumption can get 14 mpg city if you keep the RPM's at 2000-2500"

Great truck, gets lots of comments

By on Sunday, July 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Design, color, load capacity"

Cons: "Cab is small"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The only drawback I have is, as compared to the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 I had, the cab is not all that comfortable. Both my previous Dodge and my current Silverado were very comparable in equipment and options, but the Dodge cab was just enough longer front to back, that the seats had more adjustment room."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

100,000/PLUS AND STILL GOING STRONG!

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,145

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable, sturdy"

Cons: "poor gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"OVERALL, HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT TRUCK. Did have issues with front end having to do with 4WD. No fit and finish problems to speak of, though. Do wish the mileage was higher (getting a hair less that 20mpg on hwy., 17mpg in town.)"

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