The full-size truck segment has always been especially contentious. Every year, trucks are the top three best-selling vehicles in the U.S. and those top three alone -- Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Truck -- represented more than two million sales last year. When that many vehicle sales are on the line, finding an edge is key. For 2017, the Chevrolet Silverado has two aces up its sleeve: it has the best projected 5-Year Cost to Own, and best-in-class towing capacity.
The Chevrolet Silverado doesn't have diesel or turbo options. It takes the more traditional path toward work duty: three cabs, three bed lengths, 2WD or 4WD, and a choice of three engines -- one V6 and two V8s. With that, you can build whatever truck you want for towing and hauling, and still have a truck that's comfortable and versatile enough for family, friends, and weekend duty. You can even get features like Apple CarPlay connectivity, the Teen Driver safety suite (standard), and the Enhanced Driver Alert Package, which includes low-speed automatic braking, forward collision alert, and more.
And, as KBB's expert review explains, "Despite its boxy design, there is an eerie lack of wind and road noise when driving the full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickup, a testament to just how far GM's suspension and body engineering technologies have come. Over big dips, the suspension does an admirable job soaking up impacts."
You can get into a Silverado for less than $29,000, but opt for the super-premium High Country and tow your RV to the lake in the ultimate style and comfort. Whatever model you choose, the Silverado offers the added value of low 5-year cost-to-own performance.