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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Vehicle Overview
A cargo bed made of molded composite materials is a new option for some versions of Chevrolet’s full-size pickup.

This report covers the light-duty versions of the Silverado, which come in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado are redesigned for 2001 and are covered separately in the Silverado HD report.

The composite cargo bed made of heavy-duty plastic is optional on 1500 short-bed models equipped with four-wheel drive and the Z71 offroad package. Chevrolet says it weighs 50 pounds less than a conventional steel cargo bed, won’t rust, and resists dents and scratches better than steel. GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the composite cargo bed.

General Motors’ OnStar communication system is set to become standard on the top-shelf LT models in the spring.

The next big addition for the Silverado is expected to be four-door crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150. GM’s heavy-duty pickups also offer this feature.

Exterior
The Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cab and extended cab, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. The new composite cargo bed is available in the 6.5-foot length on extended-cab models.

Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same design. A Sportside cargo ...

Vehicle Overview
A cargo bed made of molded composite materials is a new option for some versions of Chevrolet’s full-size pickup.

This report covers the light-duty versions of the Silverado, which come in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado are redesigned for 2001 and are covered separately in the Silverado HD report.

The composite cargo bed made of heavy-duty plastic is optional on 1500 short-bed models equipped with four-wheel drive and the Z71 offroad package. Chevrolet says it weighs 50 pounds less than a conventional steel cargo bed, won’t rust, and resists dents and scratches better than steel. GMC sells a corporate twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also gets the composite cargo bed.

General Motors’ OnStar communication system is set to become standard on the top-shelf LT models in the spring.

The next big addition for the Silverado is expected to be four-door crew-cab models with four conventional doors that open toward the front, matching a feature already available on the rival Ford F-150. GM’s heavy-duty pickups also offer this feature.

Exterior
The Silverado comes in four sizes: regular cab and extended cab, both with a choice of 6.5- or 8-foot cargo beds. The new composite cargo bed is available in the 6.5-foot length on extended-cab models.

Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same design. A Sportside cargo bed with flared rear fenders is optional in place of the standard slab-sided cargo bed.

All extended-cab Silverados come with four doors. The rear doors open toward the rear and cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first.

Interior
Interior 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 model — 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 two front buckets or a front bench that holds three.

Under the Hood
Four engines are available, starting with a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 that is standard on most two-wheel-drive 1500 models. Most buyers choose one of the V-8s, a 4.8-liter with 270 hp or a 5.3-liter with 285 hp. A 6.0-liter V-8 with 300 hp is standard on the 2500.

Four-wheel-drive is available across the board, and two systems are offered. Insta-Trac allows shifting in and out of 4WD High on the move through a floor-mounted transfer case. 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. Traction control is a new option for two-wheel-drive V-8 models.

Driving Impressions
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. Though the V-6 and 4.8-liter V-8 are adequate for these full-size trucks, most buyers will be more satisfied with the additional strength of the 5.3-liter V-8.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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One of the best trucks made!

by 01 Silverado from Chicago IL on May 9, 2019

This truck is definitely worth every penny. Bought it for my first vehicle at 16 with 142,000 miles. After over 40,000 miles in a couple years I’ve only had small issues. Never has let me down. And it ... Read full review

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2001 Silverado 1500hd

by Comanche27 from Wentzville on December 28, 2018

Bought the truck with 215K miles on it (yea, I know). One owner, looks like it was garage kept it's whole life. So far so good. Will keep it pampered and clean as long as I own it. Big bodied truck, 6... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 15 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Silverado 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

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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