Boxed and hydroformed frame rails give Silverado a strong, rigid platform. The Silverado's load floor is 31. The back seats in Crew Cab models are very comfortable, similar to the rear seats in a Suburban or Tahoe. People talk about horsepower, but torque ratings better reflect how the truck will perform. Perfect Truck For All Needs — This truck was a limo, a moving truck, a hauler, a camping tent, a bus, there is nothing that this truck can't do. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.
Manual sliders are used to adjust the temperature The available electronic climate controls are better, featuring two large knobs for driver and passenger. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Four wheel drive works really well. Watch as I explore what is on the surface of this engine and maybe you'll learn something. But its powertrain wasn't particularly smooth.
But forget about smoke or any serious rubber calling cards on the asphalt. The top of the lid features a nice rubber-lined indention handy for small items, though it would be even better if the rubber was an insert that could be removed for cleaning. The cab is stiffened by a magnesium beam behind the instrument panel and a lateral steel beam between the magnesium beam and the right side of the dash. Silverado's large door openings make getting in and out easier, and the door handles are big and easy to grab. I am not happy with my dealings with the chevy dealers. Those are benefits of its stiff frame, which minimizes noise and vibration from the running gear.
Before purchasing this truck, I test drove the other brands, but the Chevy rode better and felt better going down the road. The standard front bench seat can seat three, giving Extended Cab and Crew Cab models capacity for six people. While Quadrasteer helps around town, it is truly a superb feature when towing trailers. Headlamps and taillamps turn on automatically when it gets dark. Pro-Tec tailgates can support a lot more weight than steel tailgates.
I bought it because I needed a strong tow vehicle, and it had both the Z82 and Z85 options without any of the off-road or four wheel drive options to weigh the truck down, allowing me to tow a heavier travel trailer. After 135000 miles the only thing I have replaced was the thermostat. Silverado is available in several load ranges, but this review focuses on the light-duty 1500 series, which offers payload ratings from 1,215 to 2,040 pounds. Handling was ungainly and the ride was stiff. I even replaced it with a new one. It is, as the advertising tagline says, like a rock.
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado? The 2005 models are available with a new generation of OnStar called Gen 6 designed for improved hands-free operation, thanks to more intuitive dialing and improved voice recognition. Aerodynamic refinements to the front end and running boards reduce wind noise and promise a slight improvement in fuel economy, Those who value a smooth-riding truck with a low load height should compare a two-wheel-drive Silverado to the other full-size pickups; lifting heavy equipment into the back of high-riding trucks is hard on the back. The plastic around the back tail gate handle falls off on a lot of them. The nonadjustable seatback-mounted shoulder belts were also uncomfortable for some drivers. .
The Silverado is a full-size truck in a compact world, and Quadrasteer helps address that. Aerodynamic refinements to the front end and running boards reduce wind noise and promise a slight improvement in fuel economy, Those who value a smooth-riding truck with a low load height should compare a two-wheel-drive Silverado to the other full-size pickups; lifting heavy equipment into the back of high-riding trucks is hard on the back. Interior quality was also below par. The optional Ride Control Suspension is designed to enhance control when pulling a trailer. Optional bucket seats are more comfortable and adjust every which way. Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado? The entire rear seat assembly can be removed with a wrench and lifted out through the door when cargo capacity is more important than passenger space. The rigid chassis allows the suspension to soak up and manage bumps and ruts and tar strips.
For 2005, most Silverados come with wider, lower-profile tires on 17-inch wheels, promising better handling than before. No, Chevy will not step up and replace the intermediate steering shaft. The seats are extremely comfortable we just purchased a new Chevy and the seats in the 2017 Chevy don't compare to the seats in our 2005 Chevy. Roomy cabins, comfortable seats, a comfortable ride, and powerful engines make the Silverado a great work truck. The seats are big and cushy, though we don't always find them comfortable for long trips. The bucket seats are separated by a deep center console that holds lots of stuff. The V6 is surprisingly powerful enough to do most anything you need except for heavy towing demands 5000lbs and up.