Greeted at the door with a friendly person. Once again, the Silverado prevailed, but only by a hair. The company has rolled out more and more options for Silverado buyers, doing everything it can to stay one step ahead of the pack. And, for those with an ecological bent, a Flex-Fuel E85-capable engine and two-mode hybrid model are also available. Minor quibbles aside, the Silverado gave us no reason to complain and plenty of reasons to love it. Unfortunately, inclement weather was predicted for our trip, necessitating the loading of luggage in the cab rather than the bed. It offers five suspension systems, each tailored to suit specific driving requirements.
The selection of cars are top of the line. But we had a great experience. Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera, a new version of OnStar which can direct the Navigation system around traffic, are all options. Instead, it looks tailored and subdued front to rear. Sales personal were professional and not pushy at all. Prices are very competitive with other full-size trucks, and the new 6. Both instrument panels are mounted low and farther forward for an increased feeling of spaciousness and visibility.
The newest Silverado platform includes a fully-boxed frame for more chassis stiffness , coil-over-shock front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, and the result is a surprisingly maneuverable and comfortable vehicle. And for those who want more power or towing capacity the 6. With the widest track in its segment, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is substantial but it eschews the bulbous but juvenile muscularity of some of its competitors. Frank mgr was completely transparent with the truck I was interested in and feel like the deal was very fair for a good condition older vehicle. This engine has variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management to maximize power output and efficiency. The Z71 is the option for those who plan to take their Silverado off-road, and for those wanting optimized street performance there's the Z60, which includes 20-inch wheels. The steering was nicely weighted and communicative and the manual shifting buttons on the shift column came in handy on long hills or when passing.
Taken in the context of the current market, the Silverado offers good resale value within its segment, higher than the projected residual values for the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150, on par with the Nissan Titan, but still below that of the Toyota Tundra. When conditions got snowy, the Silverado remained unfazed. When it came time to buy they had financing here for me with great rates. All new vehicles offered for sale are being offered by registered motor vehicle dealers. Big knobs In a welcome bow to those who work hard to earn their keep — and who live in frigid climes — the Silverado has knobs, switches and door handles that can be easily operated while wearing gloves.
If you need to tailor your pickup truck to your exact requirements, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado enables you to do just that with a wide variety of configurations, bed lengths and trim levels. The Silverado's V8 engine lineup offers Active Fuel Management technology, Flex-Fuel E85 capability and even a hybrid model. The Silverado rides on a fully boxed frame with coil-over-shock front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering unit. Though the current-generation Silverado's styling debuted several years ago, the truck still feels larger than you would expect in a half-ton. Upon our return to Los Angeles, we had traveled 1,364 miles and from sea level to nearly 4000 feet and back. I never even hauled a single thing in it it was practically a car and it kept falling apart. Climbing up the narrow, windy Feather River Canyon, the Silverado handled nicely and never felt underpowered or too wide for the road.
Most critics said the front seats offer ample space and comfort. While we expect the 4. All the cars where clean and serviced. The bin can accommodate a laptop computer and features a 12-volt power outlet. Folding the larger portion of the seat allowed us to a weeks worth of luggage for three people behind the drivers seat and still leave ample seating for a third passenger in the rear seat. Many vehicles look great on internet pics but upon 1st hand inspection and test drive are far from advertised and quite frankly junk. It offers significantly more power and torque pulling force with very little penalty in fuel economy.
The is mechanically identical to the Silverado, with the same powertrains and comfortable ride quality. It also has a higher towing capacity than the Silverado. Both two and four-wheel drive were offered when the Silverado was new. Features available on upper trims or as options when it was new include heated, power-adjustable front seats, a Bose stereo, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, a power sunroof and a backup camera. Even though i did not purchase a car here! While a 4-speed automatic is standard, a new 6-speed is also available. The 4-speed super-duty transmission has been.
Rear legroom is sizeable on extended cab models and ingress and egress are easy thanks to rear access doors that open 170 degrees. While few reviewers tested the Silverado with the base V6 engine, most tested models with one of the three V8 engines, and generally agreed that each engine offers ample power. Driving It Thanks to its rigid frame and advanced construction techniques, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado offers a markedly better ride-and-handling combination than many of its competitors. Both 2500 and 3500 models are available in two- or four-wheel drive, as well as regular, extended and crew cabs. The automatic four-wheel drive setting handled slippery roads nicely, and full four-wheel drive kept the truck from having any trouble with deeper snow. The stereo and small upper glove box, which requires two hands to open, were the only detractors from an otherwise nicely finished dash. Model value: To cater to the wide range of customers and their uses for full-size pickups, Chevrolet is wisely offering two completely different interiors for the new Silverado, resulting in products that are both functional and luxurious.
Some said that the back seats of extended cab models are a little short on passenger space, and most agreed that the crew cab is the best choice for those who regularly carry passengers. I was very skeptical of dealers looking for a pickup at this price as I knew it would need to be a older model and not perfect condition. After spending nearly 1400 miles in the 2009 Silverado, including a marathon 13-hour trip covering most of the length of California, we'd happily do it again. A six-speed automatic transmission is now paired with the 5. As part of the maximum trailering package, a 367-horsepower and 375 lb-ft , 6.