2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

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A cargo bed made of molded composite materials is a new option for some versions of Chevrolet’s full-size pickup.

This report covers the light-duty versions of the Silverado, which come in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado are redesigned for 2001 and are covered separately in the Silverado HD report.

The composite cargo bed made of heavy-duty plastic is optional on 1500 short-bed models equipped with four-wheel drive and the Z71 offroad package. Chevrolet says it weighs 50 pounds less than a conventional steel cargo bed, won’t rust, and resists dents and scratches better than steel. GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the composite cargo bed.

General Motors’ OnStar communication system is set to become standard on the top-shelf LT models in the spring.

The next big addition for the Silverado is expected to be four-door crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150. GM’s heavy-duty pickups also offer this feature.

The Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cab and extended cab, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. The new composite cargo bed is available in the 6.5-foot length on extended-cab models.

Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same design. A ... Read more

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Great truck.. if you can prevent rust

by Bryan from Erie, PA on March 5, 2018

My father and I have both owned the extended cab 4x4 versions of these. He worked his hard and never let him down for almost 175k miles. I bought my truck used with 139k miles. It appeared to be ... Read full review


Best p/u I have ever owned or driven

by Hl13044 from Santa Cruz, California on February 7, 2018

I drove this pickup 55 miles each way each day to and from work and it never let me down and it always carried everything I needed to haul I did this for over 2 years in the Bay Area Read full review

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The 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 15 recalls

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