2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
Some trucks did one thing better than the Silverado but none did everything as well. The technology involved with engine is amazing and the eight to four cylinder shift is not only seamless but transparent to the driver. Having small children I really appreciate the safety features. Although the truck was just picked up I have owned foreign full size trucks and the initial quality is every bit as good if not better.
I love the ability to put the truck in AWD instead of having to put up with the shortcomings of a 4WD option only. It saves the tires and removes another item of concern from the driver, especially in bad weather.
A sunglasses holder is standard on every other truck as are cup holders that come out of the dash. It should come standard with a venting rear window. Is there any reason a bed-liner isn't standard on a $38,000 truck?