2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Values
A new six-speed automatic transmission and a more powerful ethanol-capable V8 engine head the list of Chevrolet Silverado 1500 refinements for the 2009 model year. Regular cab, extended cab and crew cab trims are available with two-wheel or four-wheel-drive, depending on the trim. As Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photos show, there is a choice of three cargo bed lengths — short, regular or long — and four distinctive trim levels. A range of engines is available: a 4.3L V6 with 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which can be upgraded to a 4.8L V8 with 295 hp and 305 lb-ft, or a 5.3L V8 with 315 hp and 338 lb-ft. Optional on some trims is a 6.0L V8 with 367 hp and 375 lb-ft or a 6.2L V8 with 403 hp and 417 lb-ft. A four-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul setting comes standard on all Silverado 1500 pickups, while a six-speed automatic transmission is available on select trims. Properly equipped, a Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds. Fuel economy estimates range from 15 mpg city/21 mpg hwy and 17 mpg combined for a crew-cab XFE to 12/19/14 mpg for a 4WD Silverado 1500 equipped with the 6.2L V8.Read more Read less
The Chevy Silverado sees some important changes for 2009, including the availability of a new gas/electric hybrid model, as well as a new 6.2L Vortec V8 engine, which can run on E85 ethanol-blended fuel. Also new for that engine, is a 6-speed automatic transmission, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a rearview camera system. The 4-speed super-duty transmission has been deleted, as have the paint colors Dark Blue Metallic and Desert Brown Metallic. New standard features on LTZ models include a rear locking differential, trailer package and remote start. StabiliTrak stability control is now only available on V8 model Silverados.
Refinement; interior appointments; fuel economy; tow rating; available luxury features.
To cater to the wide range of customers and their uses for full-size pickups, Chevrolet is wisely offering two completely different interiors for the new Silverado, resulting in products that are both functional and luxurious. Prices are very competitive with other full-size trucks, and the new 6.2L Vortec V8, putting out 403 hp, outguns the Toyota Tundra's V8 as the most powerful engine in its class. With the highest tow rating among light-duty pickups (up to 10,500 pounds), and now with a new gas-electric drivetrain, the Silverado achieves a class-leading fuel economy rating of up to 22 mpg, the Silverado is very competitive among full-size pickups.