2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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of the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Base trim shown.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's full-size pickup was redesigned for 1999, and this year's major change is the addition of four-door versions of the extended cab.

All 1999 extended-cab Silverados and early 2000 models came with two conventional front doors and a third door on the passenger side that opens to the rear. Production of a rear-opening fourth door on the driver's side started in December, and all extended-cab models now come with four doors.

GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the four-door feature for its extended-cab models. Silverado and Sierra come in 1500 (half ton) and 2500 (light-duty three-quarter ton) payload ratings. General Motors' heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickups are the Chevy C/K and GMC Sierra Classic, which are built from an older design.

For the 2001 model year, both Chevy and GMC plan to introduce crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150.

Exterior
Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cabs and extended cabs, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same basic design. A Sportside cargo bed with flared rear fenders is optional, in place of the standard slab-sided cargo bed.

The rear doors on extended-cab models cannot be opened unless the front doors ...
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's full-size pickup was redesigned for 1999, and this year's major change is the addition of four-door versions of the extended cab.

All 1999 extended-cab Silverados and early 2000 models came with two conventional front doors and a third door on the passenger side that opens to the rear. Production of a rear-opening fourth door on the driver's side started in December, and all extended-cab models now come with four doors.

GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the four-door feature for its extended-cab models. Silverado and Sierra come in 1500 (half ton) and 2500 (light-duty three-quarter ton) payload ratings. General Motors' heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickups are the Chevy C/K and GMC Sierra Classic, which are built from an older design.

For the 2001 model year, both Chevy and GMC plan to introduce crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150.

Exterior
Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cabs and extended cabs, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same basic design. A Sportside cargo bed with flared rear fenders is optional, in place of the standard slab-sided cargo bed.

The rear doors on extended-cab models cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first, and they must be closed before the front doors are shut.

Interior
Inside the cab, furnishings range from plain to plush. Vinyl seats are standard on base models and cloth is optional. Leather upholstery is standard on the LT trim level — the most expensive — and optional on LS models.

Regular-cab models come with a three-place bench seat or a pair of buckets. All extended-cab models have a three-place rear bench and either a front bench that holds three or two buckets.

Under the Hood
Four engines are available, starting with a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 that is standard in two-wheel-drive 1500 models. Most buyers choose one of the optional V-8s: a 4.8-liter with 270 horsepower or a 5.3-liter with 285 horsepower. Both V-8s have 15 horsepower more than last year's models. The 5.3-liter V-8 is standard on 2500 models and a 300-horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 is optional.

Four-wheel drive is available across the board and two systems are offered. Insta-Trac allows shifting in and out of 4WD High while moving. Autotrac sends all the power to the rear wheels on smooth, dry pavement and automatically transfers power to the front wheels as needed on slippery surfaces.

Performance
Chevy's full-size trucks are competitive with the Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram in most key areas, though Chevy's styling is more conservative and Ford already offers crew-cab models. Chevy makes four-wheel antilock brakes standard — they are optional on the F-150 — and its extended-cab models are roomier than Ford's or Dodge's.

 
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Consumer Reviews

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(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(2.0)

IT RUNS FINE 147000 MILES NO FRAME LEFT RUSTING

by JCDCLELAND from WVA. on August 13, 2018

WORST CHEVY I EVER HAD RUST RUST RUST EVERY WHERE RUST RUNS FINE 147000 AND CAN NOT FIND A FRAME FOR IT CHEVY SHOULD SEND ME A KNEW FRAME FREE Read full review

(4.0)

A truck for a simple man.

by Datu Bago from Fort Pierce, Fl on August 11, 2018

My truck is a 2000 1500 4.8 engine LS. Love the overall appearance. short bed, regular cab. Just fits my needs. Tow my 17 ft fishing boat very easily. Gets me to my hunting area and can handle the ... Read full review

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The 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 20 recalls

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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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