2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$7,648–$22,032 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Higher gas mileage
  • Interior quality
  • Access-door power windows
  • Sonar park assist
  • Body/suspension choices
  • Remote-start option

The Bad

  • Curtain airbags not standard
  • Stability system not standard
  • Few innovations
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Standard satellite radio
  • Available stability system
  • Adjustable pedals
  • 10,500-lbs. towing maximum
  • 170-degree access doors
  • Large storage consoles

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
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.

The most obvious difference in the new Silverado is a departure from the eyebrow-looking headlights of the previous model and a move toward more conventional stacked headlights flanking an enormous grille. The windshield is more swept back, yet the nose is taller and more squared off. The end ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Just bought this incredible truck!

by Anthony1903 from Newport nc on February 19, 2018

I needed a full-size truck to pull my boat and carry my family. This truck does it with ease! Loving it so far! Read full review


Very Happy with it.

by Curbansk8 from Buffalo, New York on February 6, 2018

This is my second new truck. Love the stylish look. Had my first on for ten years and put 165k on it. No problems. They are built to last. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 5 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
5 Star
5 Star
Front Seat
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.
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