Blending Technology with Tradition
To be relevant in the full-size truck segment, adapting is the name of the game. The Chevrolet Silverado, which was all-new for 2014 with a new stable of fuel-efficient engines and a much-needed revision of the interior, continues to provide capability, tried-and-true V8 power and creature comforts for 2015. The truck is offered as a regular cab, double cab (with four full doors instead of the traditional extended cab layout) or crew cab. It doesn't offer flashy options like a turbocharged V6 or diesel power, but those who opt for the 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood will also get an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Far from being like the noisy, clattery truck cabins of the past, the 2015 Silverado boasts the quietest interior in the segment, one that is nearly as quiet as that of a midsize sedan. It also benefits from extensive comfort and convenience touches. The High Country trim levels ups the ante even further, slathering leather and contrast stitching all over the cabin.
A few impressions from our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado full review: "Road and wind noise are nicely quelled at highway speeds, while this full-size truck's suspension soaks up everything short of a sinkhole. Steering is light and precise, with responsiveness that belies the Silverado's portly dimensions."
Build and Price
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado starts at just over $27,000 and is a hair under $60,000 for a Silverado High Country with all the amenities. Build and price your own 2015 Chevrolet Silverado right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
V8 power, V6 fuel economy
Chevy's 5.3-liter V8 variant boasts fuel-saving features like direct injection, cylinder deactivation and continuously variable valve timing. All of these are respectable in their own right, but the real star of the show here is the cylinder deactivation, which is a standard feature on every Silverado equipped with this engine. Just like the name indicates, the V8 engine knocks off cylinders 1, 4, 6 and 7 to get better fuel numbers under light loads. This strategy is good for getting within 1 mpg of Ford's EcoBoost V6 engine in both city and highway ratings.
KBB.com visitor Ben has been happy with his Silverado, noting, "Have hauled and pulled one time with it, and the truck preformed great. It's a very comfortable ride. I love the double cab design so much better than the previous models' "suicide doors" extended cabs. I do have some little nit-picky complaints about the new infotainment system Chevrolet has implemented, but all in all, this is a great truck." Read more consumer reviews of the new Chevrolet Silverado.
Other Pickup Trucks
The Silverado is the second-best-selling vehicle in the country, after the Ford F-150, but that doesn't mean it's the right truck for everyone. There are plenty of great choices in the pickup segment. Check out our Pickup Truck Buyer's Guide to get to know all about these trucks.
Photo Gallery: Chevrolet Silverado Inside and Out
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