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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$16,443 — $34,687 USED
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2-6 Seats
18-21 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Eight-speed's gear ratios
  • Acceleration
  • Quiet cab
  • Memory foam seats
  • Braking, loaded and unloaded
  • Steel front bumper, plastic caps are gone

The Bad

  • Steering wheel not centered on driver's seat
  • Small windshield
  • No spotter mirror on right side
  • Expected more luxury for the price
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Connectivity, outlets
  • Optional Wi-Fi
  • Exciting performance

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

PickupTrucks.com editor Mark Williams is in Arizona at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for PickupTrucks.com's Annual Physical pickup comparison.

Vehicle Overview

Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit’s bread and butter. Last year Chevrolet played fairly conservatively with the Silverado’s first major redesign since the 2007 model. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 shares its platform with the GMC Sierra 1500, but there are significant styling differences to appeal to shoppers with different tastes. Competitors include the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

There are five trim levels: WT, LS, LT, LTZ and High Country. For truck buyers who need to tow 20,000 pounds or more there are 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty versions of the Silverado, which have been significantly updated for 2015.

(Skip to details on the: 2500HD and 3500HD)

New for 2015
Silverado 1500s with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system adds text messaging alerts and Siri Eyes Free mode, while 4G LTE internet connectivity is available through the OnStar communication system. A three-month/3-gigabyte data trial is included. Trailering side mirrors with backup lighting are available.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • Regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab body styles
  • Several box lengths available
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available trailer hitch receiver
  • Available remote start

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to six people in certain configurations
  • Available leather upholst...

Vehicle Overview

Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit’s bread and butter. Last year Chevrolet played fairly conservatively with the Silverado’s first major redesign since the 2007 model. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 shares its platform with the GMC Sierra 1500, but there are significant styling differences to appeal to shoppers with different tastes. Competitors include the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

There are five trim levels: WT, LS, LT, LTZ and High Country. For truck buyers who need to tow 20,000 pounds or more there are 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty versions of the Silverado, which have been significantly updated for 2015.

(Skip to details on the: 2500HD and 3500HD)

New for 2015
Silverado 1500s with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system adds text messaging alerts and Siri Eyes Free mode, while 4G LTE internet connectivity is available through the OnStar communication system. A three-month/3-gigabyte data trial is included. Trailering side mirrors with backup lighting are available.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • Regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab body styles
  • Several box lengths available
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available trailer hitch receiver
  • Available remote start

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to six people in certain configurations
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Air conditioning; available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • Base 285-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8
  • Available 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Six- or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD
The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado get new, stronger cargo boxes; new exterior styling that improves airflow over the engine for better performance in extreme conditions; and new interior styling.
What’s Special

  • Maximum payload of 7,374 pounds
  • Maximum towing capacity of 19,600 pounds with a conventional trailer hitch
  • Maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity of 23,200 pounds
  • Choice of V-8 engines that run on gas, diesel or gas/compressed natural gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
231 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Great choice for my first truck

by Kevin Leffew from Battle Creek mi on March 22, 2020

Truck meets all of my family's needs as fare as the interior. Looks great, sounds great, rides great, and everything works. I love my new truck Read full review

(5.0)

There's a reason you see Silverados everywhere.

by Jumping Jack Flash from Campbell, Ohio on February 11, 2020

I own the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Double Cab. It's the last year of the iconic dual front headlights. I also love the squared rear quarter wheel well look. The newer trucks don't even ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 15 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Silverado 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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