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Used Car: 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

Review Last Updated: 8/25/14

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available in a crew cab body style that test drivers said is large and spacious, though the Silverado’s interior build quality could be better.

With its standard V6 engine, test drivers said the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has enough power for light hauling. There are three available V8 engines, and reviewers preferred the largest two (5.3-liter and 6.2-liter) for their ample power. Silverado models with the base V6 and the 4.8-liter V8 have a four-speed automatic transmission, while those with the two larger V8s have a six-speed automatic. A V6-powered, rear-wheel drive Silverado 1500 gets an EPA-estimated 15/20 mpg city/highway, when is on the low end in comparison with similarly equipped rivals. A 2013 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3-liter V8 returns 15/21 mpg city/highway. Test drivers reported that the Silverado 1500 has a supple ride, and some added that models fitted with the available Z71 off-road package have poised handling. Critics noted that the Silverado has a big turning circle, which can make it hard to navigate through tight spaces. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Some auto critics commented that the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado's interior materials have a decent appearance, though others said that the look is dull, and that fit and finish isn't as good as it is in some competing full-size trucks. The Silverado 1500 regular cab can seat up to three, while the extended and crew cab models seat up to six. Reviewers said the front seats are comfortable and supportive, while the crew cab model's rear seats offer ample legroom. The 2013 Silverado is available with features that include Bluetooth, navigation, a USB connection, a Bose audio system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and a rearview camera. According to reviewers, the navigation system responds quickly to commands and the other dashboard controls are easy to use.

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The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 is very similar to the Silverado 1500, and reviewers were pleased with the ample power provided by its available 5.3-liter V8, as well as its straightforward dashboard controls. The Sierra 1500 also has an excellent reliability score for the class.

According to test drivers, the 2013 Ram 1500 has first-rate interior materials and an attractive cabin design. Reviewers were also impressed with the Ram 1500's strong base engine, which helps the Ram 1500 get great fuel economy for the class.

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