Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
List price range
$10,500 - $16,999

Pros

  • Roomy extended and crew cab models, strong V8 engines, innovative features, slick hybrid electric option.

Cons

  • Cheap interior materials, questionable build quality.

Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab for Sale

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
118,971 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Z71
Derrow Auto Sales
48.8 mi away
List$16,999
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
210,021 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
LS
Wild West Motors
50.5 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
177,632 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Z71
List$10,588
Est.Loan: $216/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
214,702 miles
Used 2005
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Z71
List$12,444
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Powerful drivetrains, stout underpinnings and unique options make the Silverado a pickup worth considering, but the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan have it beat when it comes to interior design and overall refinement.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Built to take it
z71gripper, 2/6/2012
I drove my Z71 for 120k miles and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Might be the best vehicle I will every own. I remember everytime I got behind the wheel I thought it can't be this good everytime. It never let me down. For one stretch of near 10k miles I didn't reset the full mpg meter and the gage leveled off at 18.7 mpg. That was excellent for a 5.3L Never did a repair other than a couple of minor jobs under warranty. Reliability was superior to any.
Remote start
Jerry Hobson, 1/6/2018
Only works 10’ from truck. Still does not work, Buy a Ram
2005 Chevrolet Silverado
Bill, 2/25/2010
75,000 miles on Vehicle: Replaced brakes at 15,000 miles, 40,000 miles, and 70,000 miles (I have not historically been hard on breaks); Replaced Torque Converter and rebuilt transmission at 40,000 miles; Replaced Intermediate steering shaft at 40,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 75,000 miles (grease repacked at 30,000 and 70,000). This is apparently a known issue with many models of GM vehicles. Replaced front wheel hub assemblies at 65,000 miles; Transmission clunk while turning at low speeds and accelerating from stop since truck was new. Told by two dealerships that this was a known issue that cannot be resolved. Cannot recommend this vehicle.
Best Truck I've Owned
Bruce B., 5/8/2006
I've owned a few Ford trucks and one Dodge truck. The ride of those doesn't compare to the smoothnest of the Chevy Silverado crew cab. Smooth ride, roomy interior. Nothing rattles or squeaks. It's just a very well put together truck.
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Marginal

More about the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Unless you've been in a coma for the last five years, chances are you already know what a hybrid is: a vehicle with both a gasoline and an electric motor that gets great gas mileage. Bzzzzt, wrong. In one sneaky swoop, GM has shattered that definition with the introduction of its first hybrid, the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid (and its twin, the GMC Sierra Hybrid). No longer reserved for tree-hugging vegetarians who drive too slow, the hybrid moniker can now be enjoyed by gun-toting, who-cares-about-gas-prices American pickup truck lovers.

As the hybrid hysteria continues to spread, so do the variations and mutations. The Toyota Prius has always been a full hybrid (meaning it can move under either gas or electric power or both combined), and the Honda Insight a mild hybrid (the electric motor only assists the gas engine), but they still fit the fuel-sipping, high-tech image.

Hybrid, American Style
For now, GM is dipping its toes in the hybrid waters with a more conservative approach, similar to Honda's system. It challenged its engineers to take one of its most ancient platforms, the full-size Silverado/Sierra pickup, and make it a mild hybrid — with benefits. Forget big fuel economy gains and high-tech multimotor powertrains, though. What the engineers spit out is a fully capable truck that shuts the engine off at a stop, uses regenerative braking to charge a small bank of lead-acid batteries and just so happens to double as a 2,400-watt generator.

Instead of a conventional starter and alternator, the Silverado Hybrid uses a 14-kilowatt electric motor/generator sandwiched between the engine and a compact torque converter. Though the motor doesn't provide propulsion (like Honda's IMA systems do), it does operate as a generator during coasting and braking. The icing on the cake here is that this whole setup fits in a traditional transmission case, and bolts right up just like a conventional powertrain. Under the backseat is a box with three deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. Other than a computer to manage the system, the only other major change is an electrohydraulic pump for the steering and brakes.

No Special Training Required
The Silverado Hybrid drives just like its non-hybrid counterpart, with a few variations. The gas engine is always running during acceleration and steady cruising, but shuts down while braking at speeds below about 15 mph. Release the brake pedal and the engine smoothly fires right back up.

In order to maximize charging potential, as well as fuel economy, GM programmed the conventional automatic to lock up the torque converter early, usually in second gear, and keep it locked even when the throttle is released. Thankfully, the idle stop feature can be defeated by pushing the tow/haul button — a lifesaver in crawling traffic and parking maneuvers.

Power up the Miter Saw
Remember we said this was a hybrid with benefits? One of which is electricity, baby, and lots of it. Four grounded AC outlets provide up to 2,400 watts of electricity, making this wannabe hybrid an all-out Swiss Army knife off the tarmac.

Rather than fool with a pollution-belching generator, a contractor can simply plug work tools into one of the outlets in the cargo bed. Likewise, one can haul their camper to the middle of nowhere, plug it into the truck and enjoy the luxury of electricity.

Worried about draining those batteries? No problem. Just start the truck, push and hold the power outlet button and everything but the engine shuts off. Get out, lock the door, set the alarm. She'll stay running to generate as much power as you need. The horn even beeps if the gas tank starts getting low.

The Mothership Silverado
Bottom line, we love miserly hybrids and their loving touch on the environment. But some people really do need larger vehicles, like pickups and SUVs. GM's mild setup in the Silverado Hybrid is an elegant solution to a handful of problems; and we see no reason why this technology, with appropriate variations, couldn't be applied to every single vehicle GM produces. It would be the PR slam dunk of the century. Scoff if you must, but we bet this seemingly half-hearted attempt at a hybrid is actually an indication of future mass-production hybrid technology.

Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr Crew Cab Z71 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 is priced between $10,588 and$16,999 with odometer readings between 118971 and214702 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LS is priced between $10,500 and$10,500 with odometer readings between 210021 and210021 miles.

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