Silverado Outshines the Competition
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a long list of convenient features that make it far better than the competition. It's the first truck ever with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, so it can act as a hotspot for up to seven devices. This makes road trips much more pleasant because my kids stay entertained. Plus, I can be confident that the 2015 Silverado's advanced safety features will protect us before, during and after an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Silverado five stars, the highest possible rating. Engines and Transmissions The 2015 Silverado’s EcoTec3 motor is the most fuel-efficient gas pickup engine ever. It combines proven technologies like Active Fuel Management, Direct Fuel Injection and Variable Valve Timing to give the Silverado towing strength, high performance and fuel efficiency. No competitor features these three technologies on every engine. You can choose the 4.3-liter V6, with an amazing fuel efficiency of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. It also has the most torque of any standard V6 in its class. The 2015 Ford F-150's 2.7-liter V6 feels underpowered by comparison. The Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Even a Silverado four-wheel drive short crew cab gets 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The 6.2-liter V8 is perfect for towing, with a 12,000-pound capacity, the best in its class. Chevy's Trailer Sway Control works with Stabilitrak to automatically apply the brakes to the truck as needed when swaying is detected from a properly equipped trailer. A six-speed automatic transmission with cruise control is standard, and you can choose four-wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Interior The Chevy Silverado delivers a smooth, quiet ride with a loaded or empty bed, even over rough roads. Seats are spacious and comfortable and there are plenty of convenient cubbies and cup holders. The four-speaker audio system comes with a 4.2-inch color screen, up to five USB ports, an auxiliary jack and SD card slot. The optional Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system comes with a voice command system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Pandora Internet radio and Bluetooth. You can also add OnStar navigation, a rear window defogger, remote keyless entry, a 10-way power driver's seat and an AC power outlet. Crew Cabs and Double Cabs can also have optional dual zone climate controls and an 8-inch touchscreen. Advanced safety features include a rearview camera, optional front and rear parking sensors and optional lane departure and forward collision warning systems. Exterior and Trim Levels Body styles include regular cab, double or extended cab, and crew cab. The Chevy Silverado regular cab comes with either a 6.5-foot standard bed or an 8.2-foot bed. Extended cabs only come with the 6.5-foot bed, but you can also choose a crew cab with a 5.75-foot short bed. Regular cabs come in the Work Truck or WT, LS and LT trims. The extended cabs come in WT, LT, LS and LTZ trims, while the crew cab comes in all of those options, plus the plush High Country and off-road-oriented Z71 trims. The WT comes with 17-inch steel wheels and tinted windows. The LS adds stainless steel wheels, chrome bumpers and a chrome grille, heated power mirrors and power windows. The LT also has an "E-Z" lift and lower tailgate, alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cloth seats and six speakers for the audio system. The LTZ has 18-inch alloy wheels, remote starting, power folding mirrors, a power sliding rear window, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power driver and passenger front seats with two-way adjustable lumbar support and driver's seat memory settings. The High Country has a unique grille, 20-inch wheels, cargo box tie-downs, a spray-on bedliner, and a Bose audio system. No matter the trim package you choose, the Chevy Silverado is the truck to tackle any job.