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2004 Chevy Silverado

2004 Chevy Silverado
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2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended and Crew Cab - Review
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 SS - Review
2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 - Review
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Chevrolet's best-selling vehicle is a full-size pickup that exhibits all the traits the manufacturer wants to be known for. It is powerful, agile, versatile and durable-certainly features you would like in a working truck.

The 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab is the entry-level model of a vehicle that is offered in a wealth of different configurations. It starts things off not with a putter, but with a bang. Last year the Silverado got a fresh front end; this year a few new models are introduced in other categories.

Available Models
The 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab is offered in two trims: base and LS. 1500 extended cabs and crew cabs, 2500s and HD models are all covered in individual reviews.

Interior Features
The regular cab has two doors and can sit three with a front bench seat. While most of the attention is reserved for the cargo bed, the interior cabin isn't forgotten by any means.

The 2004 Chevy Silverado has an advanced multiplexed electrical architecture that enables the driver information center to monitor and report on as many as 34 system functions, including service indicators for "Ice Possible" and "Door Ajar." In other words, the driver is at the head of the control center.

Steering-wheel controls are available, letting owners personalize several functions and safely access infotainment options. They also provide easy access to the OnStar system, which is optional with LS models.

Exterior Features
Regular cab Silverado models are available with conventional 6.5 and 8.1-ft Fleetside cargo beds or a 6.5-ft flare-fender Sportside box.

As usual, 2004 Chevy Silverados come with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations. The standard engine with 1500 regular cabs is a 4.3-liter Vortec V6 with 200 horsepower at 4600 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm. 5-speed manual transmission is standard; 4-speed automatic is optional.

There are two optional engines available as well: a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 with 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm and a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 with 295 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The latter is offered only with 4-speed automatic transmission.

4WD 1500 models can be equipped with a special Z71 Off-Road Package. This includes 46-mm gas-charged shock absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, specific stabilizer bars, a skid-plate package, a high-capacity air cleaner and Z71 decals.

Safety and Security
Standard safety equipment includes dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and daytime running lights.

New for the 2004 Chevy Silverado

New half-ton 1500 Crew Cab in either 2WD or 4WD (mid-year introduction)
New three-quarter-ton 2500 Series short-box Crew Cab, rated at 8,600 pounds (3,870 kg) GVWR, in 2WD or 4WD


Work Truck Package now available on all models except 2500 Crew Cab
Base now includes cruise control, power door locks, black bodyside moldings, uplevel wheels where applicable, chrome bumper, and AM/FM stereo with CD player
Z71 Off-road Package now includes: cruise control; high capacity air cleaner; rear defogger; power door locks; carpeting; remote keyless entry; rearview mirror; AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette player; leather-wrapped steering wheel; power windows; fog lamps; color-keyed grille; deep-tinted glass
New exterior colors include Sandstone Metallic, Silver Birch and Sport Red Metallic (replacing Pewter Metallic and Dark Carmine Red Metallic)
OnStar standard on LT
P265/70R17 on-/off-road blackwall tires available on 4WD 1500 Z71 Models
P265/70R1, on-/off-road white outlined-letter tires available on 4WD 1500 Z71 Models
Available six-lug polished cast aluminum 17-inch x 7.5-inch wheels, including steel spare

Fast Stats
Regular cab 2/3
Extended cab 5/6
MSRP from
4.3L V-6
4.8L V-8
5.3L V-8
6.0L V-8
200 @ 4600
285 @ 5200
295 @ 5200
300 @ 4400
345 @ 5200 (SS)
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
auto 4.3L: 16/20
man 4.3L: 17/23
auto 4.8L: 16/21
man 4.8L: 16/20
auto 5.3L: 16/21

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