The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 caused quite a stir when it was released. According to the Kansas City Used Chevy dealer, drivers across the country raved about this full-size pickup’s bold styling and secure handling. To optimize the Silverado 1500's performance capabilities, Chevy introduced an eight-speed automatic gearbox for the available 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that comes in a variety of cab and cargo-bed configurations in both two- and four-wheel drive. When you visit the KC Used Chevrolet dealer, you’ll find the Silverado 1500 in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Regular cabs have a 6.5-foot standard bed or an 8.2-foot bed. Extended cabs only get the 6.5-foot standard bed, and crew cabs come with a 5.75-foot short bed or the 6.5-foot standard bed.
Regular cabs can be had in Work Truck (WT), LS and LT trim levels. Extended cabs are offered in WT, LT, LS and LTZ trims. Finally, crew cabs can be had in all the trim levels just mentioned, plus the luxurious High Country and off-road-oriented Z71 trims.
The 2015 Silverado has a choice of three engines. With the ability to tow up to 7,600 pounds, even the base 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine proves to be a reliable workhorse. This block is standard on the lower trims and makes 285-horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The higher trims get a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, also connected to the six-speed automatic. Those looking for serious power can choose the 6.2-liter V8, which blasts out 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft., teamed with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This engine is capable of towing up to 12,000 pounds.
The automotive press praised the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “If you don't already like the 2015 Silverado for the mere fact that it's a Chevy, this pickup makes a compelling case for itself with a sophisticated yet intuitive infotainment system, refined interior and an available V8 engine with class-leading power output.”
The 2015 Silverado 1500 features seats that are supportive and comfortable. This is a major benefit for drivers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel. Heated and ventilated seats come standard on the luxurious High Country model There is also an abundance of room on the inside. Families will love the crew cab version, which provides a spacious back seat and four full-size doors.
Even the base Silverado WT trim includes plenty of features, including power windows, air conditioning and cruise control. Also standard is an audio system with a 4.2-inch screen and USB, SD card and auxiliary inputs. The LT trim adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, cloth seating, the EZ-Lift tailgate and locking under-seat storage. LTZ models get heated leather seats, an automatic locking rear differential, 10-way driver seats with outboard passenger adjustment, a rearview camera and the MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen with.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received the highest rating of five stars overall in NHTSA crash testing. The IIHS gave the Silverado the top score of Good in all its tests.