2007 Chevrolet Silverado

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Review

A dependable and sturdy work truck with excellent towing capacity.

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Overview

The Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size pickup truck that was introduced in 1998. It is Chevrolet’s flagship full-size truck, and it has a plethora of models available for each model year spanning several generations. There are over thirty Silverado base models to choose from for 2007. Within each trim level are the 4x2 or 4x4 models; the regular cab, crew cab, or extended cab models; and then different box lengths within each of these sub groups.

The Range

Body Styles: full-size pickup truck
Engines: 4.3-liter V-6, 4.8-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8, 6.0-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8 flex-fuel
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck, Chevrolet Silverado LT1, Chevrolet Silverado LT2, Chevrolet Silverado LTZ (Each model available as a 4x4 or 4x2, and with a regular, extended, or crew cab)

What's New

The 2007 Silverado receives a few exterior changes for a more rugged and athletic look. It gets a bigger cabin with higher quality materials. It also gets an increase in gas mileage and the maximum towing capacity goes up.

Exterior

The Silverado receives some cosmetic changes for the 2007 lineup, replacing the previous headlights with more traditional stacked headlights. These surround a larger grille on a front end that has been squared off. The windshield is at a smaller angle, increasing overall aerodynamics. The available trims include the Work Truck, LT1, LT2, and LTZ, plus there is a Z71 off-road package available. All wheels range from 17 to 20 inches. Bed lengths are five feet and eight inches, six feet and six inches, and eight feet even. These sizes are available with a cab style, but not with every powertrain.

Interior

The 2007 Silverado’s interior is high-quality—no more low-quality plastics. The LTZ receives the most refinement in this area. The control clusters are still simple and conveniently placed. However, the audio and air systems are a bit small. The front seats are now roomier, and the Silverado has more storage space than past models. The crew cab models have more legroom in the back and split rear seats, which can be raised for more storage space.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Silverado’s base engine is a 4.3-liter V-6. The midrange 5.3-liter, 315-hp V-8 is available as a regular gas engine or a flex-fuel engine, and the 367-hp, six-liter V-8 increases maximum towing capacity to 10500 pounds. All models run on a simple but solid four-speed automatic transmission. Outside of the powertrain, some changes include a switch to coil springs for the front suspension, and the switch to the simpler and more precise rack-and-pinion steering.

The Silverado handles well. The smaller models do surprisingly well in urban settings but are still powerful enough for smaller workloads. In terms of gas consumption, the larger options, of course, present a problem in heavier traffic.

Safety

All 2007 Silverado models get anti-lock brakes standard. The crew cab models have an electronic stability system standard, and this is also optional on the extended cabs. All models have required airbags standard and optional side curtain airbags. The front seatbelts have pretensioners. OnStar also come standard.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Silverado: 15/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • A quiet engine, even on heavy duty models
  • Bigger cabin
  • Upgraded interior
  • Towing capacity
  • Configuration options

You Won't Like

  • Stiff ride
  • Small controls

Sum Up

A dependable and sturdy work truck with excellent towing capacity.

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