The 2015 Chevy Silverado comes in dozens of configurations including regular and double cab, longer or shorter beds and four-wheel or two-wheel drive. The truck offers two engine options, a 4.6-liter V-6 or a 5.6-liter V-8.
Bed lengths come in 5.5, 6.6 and 8.2 feet. The Silverado's roomiest option is the crew cab, which is designed to carry a work crew.
All Silverado models come with six-speed shiftable transmission, front independent suspension and stabilizer bars. The V-8 engine achieves 355 horsepower at 5,600 revolutions per minute and 383 foot-pounds of torque at 4,100 revolutions per minute. The V-6 puts out 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 305 foot-pounds of torque at 3,900 rpm. The V-8 gets about 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway, while the V-6 gets about 18 to 24 mpg. The regular cab comes with the V-6 engine only.
The LTZ model instrumentation includes a tachometer, trip computer, external temperature display and a compass. The work truck has just a clock, trip computer and tachometer. All models come with cruise control, adjustable steering wheels and air conditioning. The work truck and more expensive models have a memory-card slot, USB computer connection and auxiliary audio input.