Here are 5 Things to Know about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado:
1. It's a truck, so there are countless variations. There are three body styles, bed lengths and engines available. The latter include a 285-hp V6, a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8.
2. For 2015, the 6.2-liter is now standard with an eight-speed automatic that improves performance and fuel economy when towing. Unfortunately, the biggest engine is only available on the priciest trim levels, and the six-speed paired to the 5.3-liter suffers from widely spaced ratios that can hamper towing.
3. The Silverado feels suitably solid from behind the wheel, and we found it perfectly livable for daily commuting and long road trips. However, its ride and handling are outdone by the Ram 1500 and we were annoyed by its sluggish throttle response.
4. Unlike the old Silverado and the Ford F-150, the Extended Cab thankfully now features front-hinged rear doors. The Crew Cab's rear doors are a bit bigger now, but its leg- and headroom are pretty much unchanged. Up front, you have a choice of a three-spot bench or buckets seats with a handy console.
5. Cabin quality is vastly superior to previous Silverados, and is up to the class standards. The available Chevy MyLink system features a large touchscreen with big icons and customizable menus, but it can be slow to respond at times.
We gave the Chevy Silverado a B rating. Given all the different variations, we highly recommend reading our full review of it. Also, make sure to also consider the Ford F-150 and our top-rated pickup, the Ram 1500.