Chevy Silverado: The Best Model Years to Buy Used

March 25th, 2019 by

Chevy Silverado at Rocky's Auto Credit

If you’ve ever owned a Chevy truck, you probably still own a Chevy truck. This brand inspires loyalty and there’s a reason for it: durability. These trucks are workhorses that just don’t quit. If you’re in the market for a used Chevy Silverado, make sure you’re looking at the best years. Here are some details about the best Silverado models available.

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

While the Silverado 1500 is offered in four trim levels, the LT is well equipped and works well for all intended purposes. The 143.5-inch wheelbase complements the 230 inches of length. With over 19 feet of truck and 61 cubic feet of bed volume, the 2015 Chevy Silverado can handle a 1,850-pound payload and has a towing capacity of 9,200 pounds. The strength of this model can accommodate any of your pet projects.

The available engines on this beast will have you struggling to
decide which one you really need. The 4.3-liter V-6 has 285 horsepower while
the 5.3-liter V-8 has 420 horsepower and the 6.2-liter V-8 has 420 horsepower.
Most options come with a six-speed automatic transmission but the V-8 is also
available in an eight-speed automatic. All that power paired with OnStar
connectivity, a 4-inch color touch screen, and back-up camera makes the 2015
Chevy Silverado 1500 the best used model to buy.

2014 Chevy Silverado

The 2014 Chevy Silverado underwent a full redesign after 2013,
both internally and externally. With a fully revamped cabin and a more durable
structure, this model is one of the best to buy new. The strengthened structure
is lighter than previous models but rated safer as well.

The 2014 Silverado has two engines available, the 5.3-liter V-8
with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and the 6.2-liter V-8 with 420
horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The EPA-estimated mileage on the
smaller engine is 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway while the larger engine
estimates a 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. Not a great commuter vehicle, this
truck is built for heavy lifting and has the power to do so.

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

The earlier models of the Chevy Silverado 1500 feature a comfortable cab with cushioned seats and the option of ventilated or heated seats. The Crew Cab also features 60/40-split folding rear seats for additional cargo space if needed. With the same wheelbase and length measurements, the Silverado is known for its maneuverability and versatility.

Available engines on this model are the 4.8-liter V-8 with 302
horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, the 5.3-liter V-8 with 315 horsepower
and 335 pound-feet of torque, and the 6.2-liter V-8 with 403 horsepower and 417
pound-feet of torque. The towing capacity on the 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 is
10,700 pounds.

The Chevy Silverado is an iconic truck that puts in work for many years. Do your research into this hard-working truck and find the year that works best for your needs. Stop by Rocky’s Auto Credit for a test drive and you can even call on your own today.

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