2011 Chevy Silverado
What’s New: The 2011 Chevy Silverado
sports the latest Onstar 9.0 system that now has speech recognition and improved audio quality.
The ride is smooth and quiet; nice seats; more powerful V8′s; better standard safety equipment.
Large turning radius; blah interior; cabin storage is skimpy. Wimpy
The 2011 Chevy Silverado
is available in a standard, extended, and crew cab body style with either the 6.5 foot or 8 foot long bed. The crew cabs only come with the 5-foot-8 bed.
The regular cab can be built in the Work trim (baseline) or the LT trim and the crew cabs and extended cabs can come in the LS trim all the way up to the LTZ trim. The Work trim is bare bones but includes air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, a trip computer, OnStar, 40/20/20-split front vinyl seat, and a CD/MP3 stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. If you want to get the power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, and satellite radio then you should go with the LS trim.
The LT trim gets you premium cloth seating, upgraded speakers, auto dimming rear-view mirror, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. With the LTZ comes alloy wheels, automatic climate control for dual zones, a dash with wood and metallic accents, leather seating, memory settings for the driver seat, adjustable and heated front buckets, audio controls in the steering wheel, Bluetooth, Bose audio system and CD changer, and a remote engine start.
If you’re looking at towing packages there’s the Z71 Off-Road package that includes skid plates and off-road suspension. There are a few other packages that off 18 and 20 inch wheels, navigation systems with real time traffic updates and rearview camera, better audio systems, DVD systems in the rear seats, power folding mirrors that are heated, power sliding rear window, sunroof, rear park assist and a cargo management system. (Pictured left is the 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500)
2011 Chevy Silverado Specs:
The 2011 Chevy Silverado
is available with four different types of engines:
- Work trucks come standard with the 4.3 liter V6 that puts out 195 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. There is the option of upgrading to the 4.8 liter V8 getting you 302hp and 305 lb-ft of torgue or a 5.3 liter V8 for 315hp and 335 lb-ft of torque.
- The LS is only offered with the 4.8 liter V8 (302hp and 305 lb-ft of torque).
- The LT will have either the 4.8 or 5.3 as standard and the LTZ will come with the 5.3 as standard.
- If you’re lucky then you can get the 6.2 liter V8 as an option as this thing puts out 403hp and 417 lb-ft of torque and runs excellent.
The models that come with the V6 and 4.8 liter V8 come with a four speed automatic with a tow and haul mode whereas the 5.3 and 6.2 are matched to the six speed automatic. The 6.2 liter Silverado’s made it from zero to sixty in 6.6 seconds and can tow up to 10,700 pounds. Not bad for a full size truck.
The Work and LS trims that come with 4WD have the traditional floor mounted selector for the transfer case whereas all the other 4WD models have the Autotrac. Autotrac is the feature that automatically engages 4WD when the computer detects the wheels spinning.
Some safety features that come standard include antilock brakes which are disc in the front and drum in the back and stability control. Standard airbags are also included on the front side and side curtains. The Max Trailering package adds in four-wheel disc brakes.
In crash tests, the 2011 Chevy Silverado
received the highest rating of five stars in frontal collisions and earned a top score of “Good” for frontal offset crash protection and “Acceptable” for side impact testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing.
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, we’ve got you covered there too. There are many different parts and accessories that you can choose from here on FSC.