The Silverado is far and away the more popular of the two models, but truck buyers shouldn't overlook the Sierra just because there aren't as many of them. Top trim levels get some distinguishing features. Reasonably precise steering response gives the driver much appreciated confidence when driving at highway speeds. The front suspension uses a coil-over-shock setup and the rack-and-pinion steering gear is mounted to the engine cross member frame. Compared with the previous-generation pre-2007 models, the current frame is 234 percent stiffer in torsional rigidity, 62 percent more resistant to bending and 136 percent stiffer laterally. Regular cab models seat three people, while extended and crew cab models seat up to six.
The Hybrid may cost more, but it does offer a unique combination of power and economy. I can see 8mpg towing a trailer depending on how heavy it is, but I had an '08 Sierra set up like yours and I could do about 700 km on a tank on the hwy empty. . The sides of the cargo bed are higher than on previous models, and the exterior of the tailgate is sculpted, enhancing the rear view of the truck. The Sierra and Silverado Hybrids can run on battery power alone at speeds of up to 30 mph.
They're trying to tell me to monitor oil consumption. For 2009, a new six-speed automatic transmission that improves gas mileage is available. It also emits a pleasing V-8 rumble. I could actually watch my gas gauge move before, now not so much I'll let you know what the improvements have been after I run a tank or so through it. Handing is great, the traction control comes in handy with an empty bed as she had the power to kick out in wet weather.
At the moment they have had my truck for a week while trying to decide what to do. The Specs All Silverado and Sierra Hybrids are short-box crew cabs, with a bed length of just over 69 inches. All new Sierras benefit from much improved brakes over earlier models, whether they have the rear discs or drum brakes. Key features of the Denali trim for 2009 include heated and cooled perforated leather seats. After driving 2 different cars we settled on a Mercedes they had just got in. Though McCormick Place doesn't host the overwhelming number of world debuts that come to Detroit's Cobo hall, Chicago's convention center still plays host to a number….
Thanks for the tips Maxco. The Drive Our morning drive took us around San Antonio on mostly two-lane highways with lots of stop-and-go traffic and speeds generally under 55 mph. It can be easily folded up to provide an uninterrupted load floor. At high noon, when air conditioning was needed hey, this is the southwest, after all , our fuel economy dropped slightly to 19. I called the dealership to speak to somebody but they never got back to me. An upscale look is highlighted by narrow gaps between body panels, enabled by the new version's significantly stiffer frame.
In fact, we think the Z71 is the best suspension setup for comfort on the widest range of surfaces. We kept a light foot on the throttle and were able to maintain electric-only propulsion at speeds just above 20 mph. The standard cab is designed for fleet buyers and others who want a basic truck for work, budget play, or a clean slate for customization. The transmission shift is seamless and there is no hunting between gears or propulsion sources—and no hard-shift impacts under throttle either. I don't have a single complaint about it, beautiful truck, very reliable, very sex looking, fast, powerful, comfortable and great on gas for a pickup. The traditional layout, called pure pickup, has a driver-oriented dash layout with larger switchgear and door handles designed for work gloves. So this will probably make a little difference in the mpg.
Opt Opt Axle Ratio, 3. Sierra offers five distinct suspension systems, each tailored to suit specific driving requirements. Our lengthy test drive took us over rough, washboard gravel roads, yet the Sierra's cabin retained library-like calm and quiet. If you don't believe me go check it out for yourself. The Silverado and Sierra Hybrids are full-size pickup trucks that look, feel and drive just like any other Silverado. Thanks Jay and Amit, I am sending my friends and family your way!! If you still find the engine runs like crap you should check them, I have seen set of them cracking the porcelain almost immediately. For one, I don't drive it enough to monitor anything.
The V8 can also operate as a V4 under light load conditions to save fuel, and regenerative brakes are used to recharge the battery pack. Upper trims and option packages added features like power windows, locks and mirrors, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a Bose stereo, navigation, leather seats, front heated and ventilated power-adjustable seats and a backup camera. Are your tires inflated properly? The trucks are available with two different dashboard designs. Pulling down on the seat cushion makes the backseat usable again. There are limitations however, such as the biggest engine is limited to Crew Cabs, the 6-liter does not go in regular cab or extended cab long bed trucks, and manual transmissions are not offered.