Chevrolet Silverado 1500 VIN Lookup
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Completely redesigned for 2019, the Silverado's power delivery became smoother and more responsive, and fuel economy improved. The redesign introduced a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter straight-six engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The ride was stiff but the cabin quiet. Handling remained sound and secure. The infotainment system was user-friendly, and rear-seat room in crew-cab versions was vast. New trim variants like the Trail Boss and High Country offered a range from off-road capability to luxury. Advanced safety features, such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, became optional on high-end trims. In 2020, suspension tweaks improved the ride, and adaptive cruise control was introduced. The 2021 update included wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and advanced safety equipment became standard in 2022.
The third-generation Silverado 1500, quieter and smoother than its predecessor, brought a more spacious cabin and the handling of a luxury car. The redesign was criticized for not differentiating enough from the previous model, which Chevy addressed with a 2016 refresh. The redesign included moved hinges to the front of the extended cab’s rear doors and added a pillar, making the cab more rigid. Fuel economy improvements came from cylinder deactivation and an eight-speed automatic transmission for higher-end engines. The optional Driver Alert Package added safety features, but blind-spot warning wasn't offered until later.
The 2007 redesign of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 focused on refinement, with a new front frame design, coil-over shock front suspension, and rack-and-pinion steering. New V-8 engines provided more power and efficiency, some featuring cylinder deactivation for increased fuel economy. Safety features not previously seen on Chevrolet trucks, such as stability control and side curtain airbags, were introduced. The ride remained too buoyant, and rear-seat space was unremarkable, but the crash test scores improved. A two-mode hybrid version was also briefly available starting in the 2009 model year.
In 1999, the full-sized C/K1500 pickup was renamed the Silverado. This generation marked a significant improvement over the dated C/K model, offering powerful, efficient engines, a more inviting interior, and enhanced braking and handling. Although the ride was stiff and choppy, the extended-cab models received a fourth door in 2000, enhancing accessibility. The Z71 trim line was noted for its harsh ride, but other trims offered a more comfortable experience. The interior trim was modest, and the Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system was introduced in 2004 and 2005 as an expensive option.