(4.3) 29 reviews
MSRP: $3,607$15,399
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 15-18
Engine: 195-hp, 4.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 8,100 lbs.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Our Take on the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Our Take

Last year’s freshening caused the full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to display more of a family resemblance to the company’s Avalanche and TrailBlazer sport utility vehicles. Two models join the lineup for 2004: a 1500 Crew Cab, which replaces the prior 1500HD series, and a 2... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton capacities
  • Heavy-duty versions available
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • V-6, V-8 or diesel V-8 engine
  • Optional Quadrasteer four-wheel steering

38 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.