Intro: The Chevrolet pick-up truck has always had a reputation for being strong and reliable. The 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 builds on that reputation with its broad stance, sturdy drivetrain and superior fit and finish. Trim levels for the Silverado 1500 include the base Work Truck, LS, LT and the rang-topping LTZ.
Features: The Silverado seats from 3 to 6, depending upon cab configuration. Though a rough and tumble work truck, the Silverado can be fitted with upscale features including dual zone climate control, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary/USB jacks and XM radio with three trial months of service.
Performance: The Silverado is offered with a choice of four engines ranging from a 195 horsepower 4.3-liter V6 up to a 403 horsepower 6.2-liter V8. Power is sent to the rear wheels or available 4-wheel drive through either a 4 or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is $21,945. A top of the line 4-wheel drive crew cab LTZ model starts at $42,440. The Silverado is backed by a generous 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: The Chevrolet Silverado has always been a rugged American workhorse. The 2012 Silverado 1500 combines a strong appearance, accommodating interiors, and a range of powertrains to make it a great choice for work or play.