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2005 Chevy Silverado 1500

2005 Chevy Silverado
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Rumbling into 2005 with the same momentum with which it dominated 2004, the Chevy Silverado is one serious full-size pickup truck. It is built for work, for off-road driving, for on-road driving, for trips and for short stints. In other words, it can do a whole lot. That's probably one of the reasons why it was given "Best Buy" status from Consumer Guide this year.

There are a number of upgrades spread across the diverse 2005 Chevy Silverado lineup. One such improvement affecting the regular cab model is that front disc/rear drum antilock brakes are standard on all models.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab is offered in three trims: work, 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.

Work models are bare bones, and are designed to do precisely what their name implies. You won't be finding heated front seats or navigation system in these models, but you will be satisfied when a long, hard day's toiling is done.

Top-line LS models come with a nice array of standards. Some of the names on the list include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, a trip computer, an automatic day/night rearview mirror, a compass, an outside-temperature indicator and more.

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, the 2005 Chevy Silverado comes 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 195 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, the new brakes and daytime running lights.

2005 Chevy Silverado - New for 2005
Hybrid version of half-ton 1500 Extended Cab model
Higher output (310 hp/231 kw) Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 (available on 4WD Extended Cab w/standard box)
Power sunroof package (available late 2004 on Extended and Crew Cab models with Universal Transmitter and overhead console)
Front disc/rear drum anti-lock brakes standard on all models except with Quadrasteer
(QPR) P245/70R17-108S all-season blackwall tires standard on 2WD models
(QPO) P245/70R17-108S all-season, white-outlined letter tires available on 2WD models
(QVL) P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall tires standard on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
(QVM) P265/70R17, all-season, white outlined-letter tires available on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
Six -lug painted 17-inch x 7-inch steel wheels standard on Work Truck Models
Six-lug chrome-styled steel 17-inch x 7.5-inch (except 2WD Extended Cab and 2WD/4WD Crew Cab models)
3.23 rear axle ratio standard on 2WD models
145-amp alternator standard
Snow Plow prep package includes 160-amp alternator
New hood and grille design for Heavy Duty models
New exterior colors: Dark Blue Metallic (all except Silverado SS), Silver Birch Metallic (Silverado SS)

Fast Stats
Reg cab: 2 / 3
Ext cab: 5 / 6
Crew cab: 5 / 6
MSRP from
4.3L V6
4.8L V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
195 @ 4600
285 @ 5200
310 @ 5200
345 @ 5200
4-speed auto
 5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
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