Exterior:Blue Granite Metallic
Silverado benefitted from some significant revisions for 2005. Lower-profile tires on 17-inch wheels provided better handling than before. A gas/electric Hybrid option promised lower operating cost with V8 performance. A sporty SS model debuted, for buyers who value muscle-car acceleration and handling over towing/hauling capacity. More minor changes for 2005 included dual electric cooling fans, which are quieter and more efficient than the engine-driven fan used previously; while aerodynamic refinements to the front end and running boards reduced wind noise and promised a slight improvement in fuel economy. Chevrolet announced no changes for 2006.
Those who value a smooth-riding truck with a low load height should compare a two-wheel-drive Silverado to the other full-size pickups; lifting heavy equipment into the back of high-riding trucks is hard on the back.
The choice for best full-size pickup is not as clear as it was four years ago, when the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra appeared to be the leaders of the pack. Since then, Ford has introduced an all-new F-150, Dodge has re-engineered the Ram, Nissan has rolled out the appropriately named Titan, and Toyota has joined the fray with the biggest Tundra ever. There isn’t a dog among them. All are superb in their own way.
The Chevy Silverado stands tall among a superb crop of newer full-size pickups. Roomy cabins, comfortable seats, a comfortable ride, and powerful engines make the Silverado a great work truck.
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