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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.6

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado has a well-built and comfortable interior. Buyers can choose from two basic interior packages. The base "pure pickup" interior has few features but durable materials that are easy to clean. Chevy also offers a more luxurious interior which it shares with the Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, which has the option of luxury accents like leather seating and a Bose stereo. Both basic interior packages can be enhanced with individual options as well as option packages, though some reviewers say the competition offers more day-to-day livability in its interiors.

  • "The instrument panel was redesigned last year to give the cabin a more open feeling. Seams are few and the textures are appealing." -- Kansas City Star
  • "The Silverado cab is spacious and well-organized." -- Cars.com
  • "While nobody will mistake the new Silverado interior for a Lexus, even two years in it still has a purposeful appeal we can appreciate." -- Jalopnik
  • "Despite its work-truck intentions, the materials on Silverados with the Pure Pickup interior don't look bargain basement. The luxury interior has dressier trim. Despite ample use of hard plastics with the luxury trim, the ambiance is still upscale." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Silverado's interior has very good fit and finish, though on base models the overall look is rather dull relative to the competition. The Silverado LTZ improves things greatly with a unique upscale dash and door panel treatment, a full center console and attractive wood grain and metallic accents...." -- Edmunds

Seating

Reviewers were generally impressed with the seating in the Silverado, though many felt that the backseat of the extended cab isn't particularly spacious. The crew cab model's full-size backseat received better reviews.

  • "Ample adult room. Bucket or bench, the [front] seats are comfortable if somewhat lacking in side support." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Silverado's front bucket seats are more comfortable than those you'll find in the F-150, though the leather quality isn't quite up to par. It's certainly a step above the vinyl-with-a-touch-of-leather Dodge slaps in the Ram, however." -- Left Lane News
  • "The back-seat area in my extended cab test Silverado was cramped, and the seat was too upright for much comfort. Opt for the crew cab version for a more comfortable back seat." -- MSN
  • "The rear seat in crew-cab models is quite comfortable, and the seat cushions can be flipped upward for a nearly flat load floor." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Because of the number of trim levels and option packages offered on the Silverado, it's possible to have a pure workday interior or a more luxurious cabin. No matter what interior set up or features are chosen, reviewers agree that the interior is well-laid-out and built solid

Though the base WT model comes with only an AM/FM stereo, upgraded entertainment options are also available. The 1LT model has an upgraded AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and an auxiliary MP3 player jack, and the top-of-the-line LTZ model has an in-dash six-disc CD changer with auxiliary MP3 player jack and a Bose speaker system. An optional rear-seat DVD player is also available on the Silverado. Though options can quickly inflate the Silverado's price, and aren't always available on the base trims, many of the Silverado's optional features, like a remote starter, were reviewer favorites.

  • "Classic and elegant, the Silverado's interior is light on trendy chrome and silver-painted plastic. It's a design that will age well, even if it's a little conservative for some buyers today." -- Left Lane News
  • "The overall ambience is akin to that of a luxury car." Road and Track

Cargo

Interior cargo space in the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado depends on the type of cab you get and the various interior options. While regular cab models have few interior storage options, reviewers like the extended and crew cab's extra storage space. Storage space for smaller items is available, but depends on the trim level that buyers select. While some other competitors offer in-floor storage bins, the Silverado does not.

  • "In extendeds and crew cabs, the rear seat cushion flips back against the seatback leaving a large cargo area with a nearly flat floor." -- Consumer Guide
  • "When you need to haul cargo inside the Crew Cab, the whole rear bench can be folded up to expose a perfectly flat interior load floor." -- Road and Track

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