There are hundreds of American vehicles that can claim their importance in running the country, but few can be found in the very backbone of what it takes to build the United States. The Chevrolet Silverado has been considered the American workers truck since its beginning 16 years ago, and it has become stronger than ever for the toughest days. For a week we had the honor of testing out a Silverado Z71 Crew cab and experiencing why Chevrolet prides themselves on such an exquisite truck.
Outside of the Silverado you see a bold, masculine style that is built around the image of a laborer’s strength. It hosts high clearance, stable maneuverability, a durable bed and steps in all of the right places. The Z71 we received was cocoa color and boasted an EZ lift and lower locking tailgate, 18” bright machined aluminum wheels, wheelhouse liners and much more.
Inside of the new Silverado you find a more high-end interior. Leather heated seats, power options and many other luxury options seamlessly come together in a truck built to get dirty. The vehicle sent to us had everything we could ask for, right down to an 8” touch screen radio and GPS display.
Of course, a long lasting truck can’t just look tough, it needs the mechanics and performance to match. The Silverado is equipped with a 5.3-Liter V8 Ecotec engine running 355 hp through a six-speed automatic transmission. Comfort and peace of mind is increased with Z71 off-road suspension and hill descent control to ensure the best performance while towing or coasting on any path.
The Z71 is a truck built for the farm, for the woods, for long runs to town or for anything else you could possibly ask for. We recommend this truck to the worker who expects a day full of heavy lifting and getting dirty, or for the truck enthusiast that just wants a great bang for their buck. For just $50,475 this one could be yours. Get to your local dealer to test drive one today.