(4.4) 64 reviews
MSRP: $8,438$23,474
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 16-17
Engine: 295-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 4,600 lbs.
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Our Take

The Silverado 1500 underwent a major redesign for 2007, and not a whole lot has changed for 2008 except the addition of standard satellite radio, new exterior colors and a new gauge cluster. The Silverado competes with other full-size trucks like the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra and Nissa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Curtain airbags not standard
  • Stability system not standard
  • Few innovations

Notable Features

  • Standard satellite radio
  • Available stability system
  • Adjustable pedals
  • 10,500-lbs. towing maximum
  • 170-degree access doors
  • Large storage consoles

44 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.