2007 Chevrolet Silverado Review

Chevrolet completely redesigned the Silverado for the 2007 model year. So far, it looks to be a pretty nice machine. At least, Motor Trend was impressed enough to name it the 2007 Truck of the Year. As with all domestic full-size trucks, you can get the Silverado in just about any configuration you can imagine. Sometimes I wonder if there are just too many choices.

The new Silverado impressed Motor Trend – but Motor Trend isn’t the American public. Is the new Silverado good enough to beat the F-150, Titan, and the new Tundra? Read on to find out.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Specs

  • WT , 1LT, 2LT, LTZ trims
  • Engines ranging from 4.3 liter V6 good for 195 HP, up to a monster 6.0 liter V8 good for 367 horsepower, and an earth-moving 375 lb-ft of torque
  • Three cab sizes – regular, extended, or Crew
  • 3 bed lengths – 5’8″ , 6’6″, or 8′
  • Your choice of 2WD or 4WD

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews

The Truth about Cars reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and is alarmed by the handling – ‘Push the Silverado hard in a corner and it’ll fight back like an over-eager stuntman at a Boar’s Nest bar fight. Steering feel is decent, with precise turn-in. But the off-road Z71 suspension tuning is hardly an on-road driving enthusiast’s best friend. Winding country roads quickly unleash Titanic body roll and endless understeer.’

Top Speed reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and praises the back seat accommodations – ‘The rear seats for crew cab and extended cab models are improved with more supportive cushion material, firmer support structures and revised seat back angles. Extended cab models offer more legroom. Standard on crew cab models and available on extended cab models is a new, stadium-style rear seat with a 60/40-split design and folding center armrest.’

New Car Test Drive reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and writes – ‘The suspension did a nice job of providing stability and also soaking up the rough surface of the gravel road, even in areas which featured a surface you might better call rocky than graveled. But it also was sure-footed and the V8 provided more than sufficient power on winding two-lane roads that climbed from the desert into the mountains.’

Joe Wiesenfelder of Cars.com reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and writes – ‘Antilock brakes are standard on all models. The StabiliTrak electronic stability system is standard on Crew Cabs and optional on extended cabs but not available on regular cabs. In addition to the required airbag complement, side curtain airbags are optional for all three body styles. They deploy along all the side windows in the event of a side impact or a rollover.’

Autoweb reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and writes – ‘A brand new truck with an old four-speed automatic transmission is disappointing, as is the dual glovebox on the Pure Pickup interior trims – not very much space, and it’s a little hard to use. Negatives also include the lack of a real effective tailgate-assist mechanism, and the absence of a composite-lined bed. Yes, there is an optional rail system, but without a protective sleeve inside the bed it likely won’t take long for your Silverado to show its age.

The Car Connection reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and writes – ‘The Silverado, particularly in LTZ trim, is the full-sizer I’d use to haul drywall to New Orleans , then point it toward Mona Lisa or Irene’s for dinner. Where the F-150 feels built to a price, and the Titan and Ram seem dated with their daring, the Silverado is the quintessential blue-collar pickup done with white-collar style.’

Jalopnik reviews the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and writes – ‘When unladen and fitted with a V8 engine, particularly the big 6.0 liter V8 VortecMax the trucks have serious drive-your-ass-into-your-seat acceleration. Still, they seemed to lack the confidence-inspiring pull to drag 10,500 lbs. around town on a regular basis. Such is the job of the heavy duty versions.’

Published on December 27, 2006 in Chevrolet

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