Most complaints were centered around the 1500's gas consumption, even though it's rated highest in its class for mileage. The Hybrid trim performs much like the other trims in most road tests, but the transition from full electric power to gas involves a slight surge in both noise and inertia. It also has wide front and rear tracks that enhance stability and driving confidence through a more secure road feel. On the highway, it accelerates aptly and drops down to fourth gear without a pronounced delay. These include the Regular Cab, the Extended Cab, and the Crew Cab. I had to replace front suspension ball joint etc.
The transmission for the 4. A Hotchkiss-type rear suspension provides superior isolation and ride with a splayed arrangement for the shock absorbers. It can be easily folded up with one hand, without using a release handle, to provide an uninterrupted load floor. Unfortunately, I think there may be some numbers transposed from the source. The newest Silverado platform includes a fully-boxed frame for more chassis stiffness , coil-over-shock front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, and the result is a surprisingly maneuverable and comfortable vehicle. A large-capacity, double glove box is integrated into the instrument panel.
A six-speed automatic transmission is now paired with the 5. I recently installed a back up camera for convenience. A lengthy test drive over rough, washboard gravel roads revealed a quiet and composed cabin. StabiliTrak stability control is now only available on V8 model Silverados. Additional new safety and convenience features give Silverado customers a broader array of choices when selecting the truck to fit their lifestyle. This used to be straightforward when there were only two options — short bed and a long bed. The 09 Silverado comes standard with the notoriously leaky 3rd brake light and bad outer window jam seals.
Now it starts and dies immediately. I-4 and V-6 refer to the configuration and number of cylinders. New for 2009 are an available hybrid engine and a larger 6. The StabiliTrak electronic stability control system is standard on all models with V8 engines. Is the cover right at the beds end towards the rear window and an inch or so not covering the tailgate? What do you mean, narrow? The package also includes a heavy-duty rear axle, locking differential, heavy-duty cooling system and high-capacity transmission. Driving It Thanks to its rigid frame and advanced construction techniques, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado offers a markedly better ride-and-handling combination than many of its competitors. Safety A truck's height, weight, and sheer density add to its overall safety in an accident, but also increase the chance of a rollover.
Therefore, unlike prior years, bed accessories may not be interchangeable between a 2007-2013 Silverado and a 2007-2013 Sierra, unless those accessories fit inside the bed, where the dimensions and designs between Silverados and Sierras were virtually identical. Failed to get data, please try again. It has a broad, chiseled face, which accents a broad-shouldered stance and gives the Silverado a powerful, muscular presence. Still love the truck but it is starting to nickel and dime me to death. Therefore, aftermarket accessory manufacturers have referred to them with various different terms.
Silverado's pure pickup designThe Silverado's exterior design delivers on its reputation as the industry's strongest, most dependable and longest-lasting pickup truck. All retail models come standard with the OnStar 8. Similarly, an integrated trailer brake controller is now available on all regular cab models except the 4. The Work Truck is available in all cab sizes, with a 4. Taken in the context of the current market, the Silverado offers good resale value within its segment, higher than the projected residual values for the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150, on par with the Nissan Titan, but still below that of the Toyota Tundra. These trims still feature larger control knobs, plus a lockable in-seat storage bin that's large enough for a laptop computer and has a built-in 12-volt power outlet.
It is also designed to provide increased compatibility with other vehicles. The popular Z71 Off Road package offers unique body side identification. . New this year is an optional 403-hp, 6. The Pure Pickup interior adds features to its spartan predecessor, using higher-quality plastics for the controls.
It supports a smooth ride and confident handling while delivering segment-leading capability and power. To its credit, the new line of Active Fuel Management-equipped V8 engines offered in the Silverado give it segment-leading fuel economy. Failed to get data, please try again. There are three cab styles - regular, extended and crew cab - and three cargo box lengths: 5 foot 8 inches short , 6 foot 6 inches standard and 8 foot long. Failed to get data, please try again. Exactly what I was looking for.