Though all the body work was all-new for 2001, the Silverado styling is clearly evolutionary, not revolutionary. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-950-2438 -. Each is available with the truly impressive Allison five-speed automatic transmission. It's quick and it's comfortable. Quicker acceleration performance when towing is the objective. We like changing into our driving suits in the back seats at races or putting on a pair of waders when fishing in cold weather.
As well as the transmission and a few sensors. Cabs, safety and security Regular, four-door, extended and Crew Cab sizes have significant interior room and outstanding seating comfort. Coming soon is a redesigned 2003 Silverado with much bolder styling. It produces 40-50 more horsepower and 25-35 more lb-ft of torque than the competitions largest gasoline V8s. A convenient shift pattern allows the shift lever to be moved forward for reverse and straight back for first, making it easier to maneuver quickly in tight spaces. It feels substantial in your hand. Heavy-duty pickup trucks don't get any better than the heavy-duty Silverado line.
Introduced last year, this 8. Many of us, however, still tend to refer to the Silverado 1500 and 2500 series as the half-ton trucks see separate nctd. Sharp creases have been rounded off and smoothed over. The new Duramax 6600 diesel is smooth, quiet, and powerful. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
They are quite roomy, among the roomiest available. In the latter, the torque converter clutch engages in second, third, fourth and fifth gears to avoid excessive heat buildup when the truck is heavily loaded. A full-size spare is standard. The big Vortec 8100 V8 delivers 455 pounds-feet of peak torque at 3200 rpm. I've taken it off roading once and it did very well. I have 116K on it and have loved driving it. Its aluminum cylinder head is similar to that of the L56 Corvette.
With a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch, trailering capability increases to an astounding 15,800-pound 6804-kg maximum. If You Dont Have One Get One!! Compared with the previous-generation, the current Silverados look like they were driven through a giant sander. Dual cone synchronizers in second and third gear provide extra capacity. It has full electronic control of shift timing points, five forward speeds, and helical-type planetary gearsets for quiet operation. I dont feel that the newer silverados would even come close in comparison.
It had 228k miles on it when I purchased it. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Introduction The Chevrolet Silverado is the second-best-selling pickup in America, but that still adds up to a lot of trucks. And, of course, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. All offer identical front-seat space. The auto got around 12 to 15mpg and the stick gets 14 to 17mpg.
With a weight-distributing platform hitch and 4. Tow a 5th wheel 38ft camper through the mountains and am surprised how well it works without an exhaust brake. Semi-elliptic multi-leaf rear springs operate in two stages on pickups and in three stages on one-ton chassis cabs. Many of us, however, still tend to refer to the Silverado 1500 and 2500 series as the half-ton trucks see separate nctd. It has advanced features such as an engine oil life monitor and a limp-home mode. The new powertrains were validated for an extended operating life of at least 200,000 miles 322,000 km.
The extended cab has the industrys largest rear-door openings. Dynamic rear proportioning shortens stopping distances by transferring front and rear brake bias to the tires with the best grip. A Handling and Trailering package is standard. Suspension, f: Independent Suspension, r: live axle Ground clearance: 7. Two monster engines are available in addition to the standard 6.
It would pull anything you wanted it too barring you had enough money to pay for the fuel. My particular model was a snow plow prep with all weather floors, bench seat with no arm rest and a very bland interior. OnStar adds safety and security features such as automatic air bag deployment notification and emergency assistance with remote location. In fact, these trucks are downright comfortable. General Motors completely re-engineered its heavy-duty pickups last year.
Their heavy-duty components are stronger than those typically found in one-ton truck transmissions, providing exceptional durability. A Trailering Equipment package provides the weight-distributing hitch platform, eight-wire trailer harness with mounted connector and a jumper harness with a plug-in for the electric trailer brake controller. Leather interior, heated seats, onstar and 4wd. The Vortec 8100 also provides best-in-class gas engine acceleration. These were all at the cost of the truck running until it hit 250K miles.