2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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23 reviews
Available Price Range $5,251-$17,971 Trims4 Combined MPGN/A Seats 5-6

Our Take on the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Our Take

A hybrid-powertrain version of the Silverado full-size pickup truck is available to retail customers in select states for the 2005 model year. The "mild" hybrid, with an electric motor that keeps t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Half- , three-quarter- and one-ton capacities
  • Heavy-duty versions available
  • RWD or 4WD
  • V-6, V-8 and diesel V-8 engines
  • Available Quadrasteer four-wheel steering
  • Gasoline/electric hybrid model


Our Expert Reviews

Now SS stands for Super Smoke!Just introduced in 2-wheel-drive, the new 2005i Silverado SS boils the tires with all the authority of a John Force half-track burnout. This basic street-cred maneuver had been hopeless in the original Silverado SS with its all-wheel-drive setup. Sure, the AWD Silverado SS would jerk your neck pretty good on a brake-stand launch, and you might get a little bit of t... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Based on 23 reviews

Why won't Chevy fix this repeated problem

by Chevy does not treat the customer right. from minneapolis mn on October 22, 2011

The 2005 Chevy Silverado has a history of having the ABS sensors malfunction due to the rust build-up on the hubs. The ABS kicks on at slow speed because the computer cannot read the wheels turning...... Read Full Review

4 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 14 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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