2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Change Vehicle
of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Higher gas mileage
- Interior quality
- Access-door power windows
- Sonar park assist
- Body/suspension choices
- Remote-start option
- Curtain airbags not standard
- Stability system not standard
- Few innovations
- Standard satellite radio
- Available stability system
- Adjustable pedals
- 10,500-lbs. towing maximum
- 170-degree access doors
- Large storage consoles
The Silverado 1500 underwent a major redesign for 2007, and not a whole lot has changed for 2008 except the addition of standard satellite radio, new exterior colors and a new gauge cluster. The Silverado competes with other full-size trucks like the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan.
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Last year's major changes included exterior restyling, vastly improved interior quality, roomier cabins, higher maximum towing and payload capacities, and improved gas mileage.
The Silverado shares a platform with the Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs. These models were the first on this all-new platform. General Motors has tried to share the best attributes among these different models — and the sister trucks from the GMC brand — while keeping them distinct. Even for one model, the varieties are a lot to wade through: The Silverado comes in regular, extended and Crew Cab body styles and offers short, standard and long cargo box lengths; there are eight powertrain combinations, many suspension packages and four trim levels. Of course there's also rear- or four-wheel drive, as well as heavy-duty versions.
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