Chevrolet Silverado 1500

A light-duty, full-size pickup truck, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a variety of body styles and trim levels, along with some of the most robust V8 engines in the class.

Like rival full-size trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available with a wide variety of body styles, powertrains and trim levels. Thanks to this flexibility, the Silverado pickup is just as adept at serving as the weekday family car as it is at transporting home-improvement supplies or towing a boat on the weekends. If you want something fancy, there are always loaded-up versions that come complete with a rumbling V8 engine, flashy wheels, bucket seats and high-tech electronics features.

Earlier Silverado 1500 pickups have been praised for their usefulness and durability as work trucks but criticized for their bland cabin design and questionable interior quality. Recent versions of the Chevy Silverado feature richer interior materials and more precise panel fitments, yet remain tough enough for job site use. Of course, there are other compelling choices in the light-duty, full-size truck market, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a solid pick no matter how you use it.