Like a Rock: The Dependable and Capable Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

Are you looking for a tough, dependable truck near Fillmore? The Chevrolet Silverado is a proven pickup that offers drivers multiple engine choices, capable handling, and the ability to tow or haul a great deal of cargo. Plus, the Silverado 1500 offers a comfortable and spacious interior and a plethora of tech and safety features. The Silverado hosts a loyal line of fans, and it is one of the most recognizable trucks on the highway today. At the same time, many drivers near Simi Valley are purchasing a Silverado for the first time due to the highly trusted reputation of the brand.

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Performance

The Silverado offers drivers near Valencia many engine choices, including a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, two V8 gas engines, and a Duramax diesel engine. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder offers a surprising 420 pound-feet of torque while assisting drivers with fuel economy. There are two choices of V8 engines: one is a 5.3-liter V8 that provides 355 horsepower; the other is a 6.2-liter V8 that offers 420 horsepower. The Duramax diesel is a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with a reputation for powerful performance.

Drivers may choose from multiple automatic transmission options: a six-speed, an eight-speed, and a ten-speed.

The Silverado 1500 offers a top-rated towing capacity. The base model with the four-cylinder engine can tow up to 9,500 pounds, and this version of the Silverado 1500 offers a maximum payload of 1,870 pounds. The V8 engines will vary in towing capacity; drivers near Thousand Oak should know that the 5.3-liter V8 is rated to tow up to 11,500 pounds, while the 6.2-liter V8 can tow up to 11,500. The diesel engine shares the same towing capacity as the larger V8 engine.

Drivers should keep in mind that the maximum towing capacity for the larger V8 engine and the diesel is 2,280 pounds.

Trim Levels

The Silverado 1500 offers Fillmore drivers seven trim levels to choose from. These include:

  • Work Truck
  • Custom
  • LT
  • Trail Boss
  • RST
  • LTZ
  • High Country

Some drivers may notice that the Z71 trim is no longer offered. The Z71 trim is now an add-on package available to order with multiple trim levels.

  

Interior

The Work Truck and Custom trim levels offer drivers all the essentials, including vinyl seats, manual locks and windows, and manually adjustable front seats. However, drivers choosing the LT and higher trim levels will get the essentials and a variation on the dashboard design and a larger touchscreen for accessing the infotainment system. In the LT and other higher-level trims, the digital gauge cluster is a sprawling 12.3-inch-wide design, and everything on the dashboard is within easy reach of the driver.

Both drivers and passengers will enjoy that the cabin of the Silverado 1500 is so spacious. The extended and crew cab versions offer multiple storage cubbies in the doors and under the rear seat.

All Silverado trucks, regardless of trim, offer a touchscreen that gives drivers access to software that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, there are still physical knobs and buttons for the driver who prefers them. Amazon Alexa integration is available on some higher trims.

Safety

One benefit of choosing the Chevy Silverado is its availability of trailering add-on packages. The most feature-filled package is available on the High Country trim, and this package includes Super Cruise, adaptive cruise control that works when towing a trailer. However, standard across all Silverado trims is a forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.