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Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.7
Safety: 9.4
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has composed handling, a spacious interior, potent engines, and great safety and predicted reliability ratings.

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable, hushed ride
  • Roomy cabin
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Muscular engines
  • Touch screen occasionally sluggish

New for 2015

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission replaces six-speed in 6.2-liter V8 models
  • Available Wi-Fi hot spot

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

Is the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a Good Used Truck?

The 2015 Chevy Silverado is a terrific option if you’re shopping for a used full size pickup truck. The Silverado’s upscale interior, user-friendly tech features, and smooth ride make it a pleasant truck to drive every day. It’s more than capable of hard work, too, thanks to its robust towing, payload, and reliability ratings.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance and Interior

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with three engine options: a 285-horsepower V6, a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, and a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. The V6 offers ample muscle for most jobs, though the 5.3-liter V8 is a better option. It feels brawnier and zips the Silverado up to speed more assertively. Its fuel economy – up to 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway – lags the V6 by only 2 mpg in the city. Both are paired with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) are available. The 6.2-liter V8 is the ideal choice for heavy-duty work. It’s paired with a refined eight-speed automatic transmission, which enables confident acceleration even with heavy cargo in tow. Fuel economy drops minimally to 15 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway. The Silverado can tow up to 12,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Trailering package.

The Silverado 1500 handles more like a crossover SUV than a pickup truck. Its suspension smooths out bumps and yields a comfortable ride, even over rough pavement. The Z71 Off-Road package, available on LT and LTZ models, offers added performance in the dirt with retuned shocks, extra skid plates, and hill descent control.

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The Chevrolet Silverado seats three in Regular Cab models and up to six in four-door Double and Crew Cab models. The pickup’s front seats are plush and provide excellent comfort over long drives. The Double and Crew Cabs both offer generous head- and legroom in the first and second rows, though Crew Cabs benefit from an extra 6.3 inches of rear legroom. Chevrolet offers the Silverado with 8-foot, 6-foot-6-inch, and 5-foot-8-inch bed lengths. Payload ratings range from 1,660 to 2,270 pounds, depending on model. All models have a CornerStep rear bumper, which features a handy step on either side.

The Silverado’s cabin feels upscale and well-built, regardless of trim level. The interior stays especially quiet at highway speeds. Most materials have a quality look and feel, and the dashboard successfully blends a crisp design with a simple control layout. Chevrolet equips all models with a 4.2-inch display screen and a USB input. Available features include an 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, navigation, Siri voice recognition, and a rear-seat DVD player. Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system is very user-friendly, and its simple on-screen menus are complemented by well-placed dashboard buttons. That said, the system can occasionally be slow to respond.

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Used 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Prices

The price of a used 2015 Silverado ranges from about $23,100 for Work Truck (WT) models to around $41,000 for High Country models. The price will vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We’ve researched 25 reviews of the Chevy Silverado 1500 alongside hard data points like safety scores and total costs of ownership to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

The Chevy Silverado has solid predicted reliability, earning a score of four out of five from J.D. Power and Associates. This places it among the more reliable vehicles on the road.

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How Safe Is the Silverado 1500?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a perfect five-star rating in overall, front, and side impact testing, as well as four stars in rollover testing. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the pickup the highest rating of Good in its four tests.

The Silverado is available with a number of advanced safety features. The Driver Alert package (available in LT, LTZ, and High Country trims) adds front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and GM’s Safety Alert seat (which vibrates to warn drivers of a potential hazard). A rearview camera is optional in all trim levels and standard in LTZ and High Country models.

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Should I Consider Another Used Silverado 1500?

The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 marks the second year of the pickup’s third generation. Updates for 2015 included the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission (6.2-liter V8 only), a Wi-Fi hot spot, and Siri Eyes Free. You’re apt to save money with a used 2014 Silverado, but you’ll have to do without these features.

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Which Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Is Right for Me?

Chevrolet offers the 2015 Silverado 1500 in three body styles (Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab), three bed lengths, and five trim levels (WT, LS, LT, LTZ, and High Country).

The Silverado WT (or Work Truck) has a 4.2-inch AM/FM radio display, a USB input, cruise control, air conditioning, power doors, power windows (Double and Crew Cabs), a locking tailgate, and a front bench seat. The Silverado LS and LT trims add keyless entry, satellite radio, a CD player, Wi-Fi, OnStar, and Bluetooth. The Silverado LTZ adds an 8-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, remote start, a towing package, leather, and heated front seats. The Silverado High Country adds navigation, parking sensors, and heated and ventilated front bucket seats.

You may want to shop for a certified pre-owned Silverado. For all of its certified pre-owned vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles and provides a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Other Trucks to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or 2015 Ford F-150?

The Chevy Silverado and the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 are both great options for used truck shoppers. Both pickups are roomy inside, rated to tow roughly 12,000 pounds, and offer potent V6 and V8 engines. The F-150’s advantages include a superior 3,300-pound max payload, slightly higher fuel economy, and more advanced driver assists like blind spot monitoring and parallel park assist. The Silverado takes an edge with its higher-quality interior and better reliability rating.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or 2015 GMC Sierra?

The 2015 GMC Sierra and its Silverado twin share nearly all of the same components. Both offer strong reliability, upscale and roomy interiors, user-friendly features, and hefty payload and tow ratings. One of the Sierra’s few differences is its available Magnetic Ride Control suspension, which provides a smoother ride and more composed handling. While both are great pickups, you’re likely to find comparably equipped used Silverados for less money.

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