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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Reviews

4.2
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Nice Truck-Bad Gas Mileage

by from Wisconsin on February 26, 2010

We purchased our Silverado Crew Cab LT 4x4 pickup in August. We have not had any problems with it and it is a very nice truck. The Cab is very quiet with a good sound system. The only complaint that w...
We purchased our Silverado Crew Cab LT 4x4 pickup in August. We have not had any problems with it and it is a very nice truck. The Cab is very quiet with a good sound system. The only complaint that we have is that the gas mileage is not what it is reviewed to be. Combined city/hwy. we have been getting an average of 12.5mpg! Hope the gas prices stay low!
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Love this 2009 Chevy 1500 Silverado LTZ!

by from Greensboro, NC on December 12, 2011

I have been a Ford pickup man for 31 years and this is my first Chevy pickup. I drove a 2009 F-150 Lariat (interior seemed cheap) and a Dodge 1500 Laramie (already had interior rattles) before choosin...
I have been a Ford pickup man for 31 years and this is my first Chevy pickup. I drove a 2009 F-150 Lariat (interior seemed cheap) and a Dodge 1500 Laramie (already had interior rattles) before choosing the Chevy 1500 Silverado crew cab 4x4 LTZ. The Chevy was much better in driving comfort, handling, body quality and interior quality. The 20" wheels with the performance suspension handles very nicely. And I get 17.5-18 mpg driving around town (city/highway) and up to 21 mpg on the highway (the bed cover and K&N air filter help). Not bad for a big pickup! I am over 6'2" tall and the seats fit me quite comfortably. The only fault I can find is that the leather around the front seats have an exposed edge were it meets the pocket in the back (looks a little tacky, but not too noticable). Overall, I really love this truck! It is solid and so far I have had absolutely no problems.
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Good Job GM

by from Texas on July 20, 2011

I was a huge Ford truck man before owning my 2009 Silverado. I only keep trucks to 30k miles so my experience is on the newer end. I have owned Ford and Dodge and they both had issues before 30k. My S...
I was a huge Ford truck man before owning my 2009 Silverado. I only keep trucks to 30k miles so my experience is on the newer end. I have owned Ford and Dodge and they both had issues before 30k. My Silverado has had 0 issues and it's now been 31,000 miles. Not to mention the ice cold AC and a smooth ride that beats both the previoius Ford & Dodge.
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Great Truck

by from Florida on February 7, 2010

LT Crew Cab. Extremely powerful and comfortable. Very smooth 6-speed transmission. Great looking truck, much better than the competition. Don't miss this one
LT Crew Cab. Extremely powerful and comfortable. Very smooth 6-speed transmission. Great looking truck, much better than the competition. Don't miss this one
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nice truck

by from North tonawanda NY on August 30, 2011

2009 silverado Z71 LT2 5.3 4 speed auto minor problems (fog lamp harness crooded, blowing bulbs Some rattles) fixed at dealer. Has 44000 miles now. Two trips out west. Fair mileage for a 4X4 (19 mpg a...
2009 silverado Z71 LT2 5.3 4 speed auto minor problems (fog lamp harness crooded, blowing bulbs Some rattles) fixed at dealer. Has 44000 miles now. Two trips out west. Fair mileage for a 4X4 (19 mpg avg)Very comfortable. Have a vast dislike for colth seat materal. (shows all spots and is hard to clean.) 373 gear is great to tow,but rough on gas.
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1st 4x4 I have owned

by from Saskatoon, SK on January 19, 2011

Has great line of sight, not bad power (has 4.8) is quiet and handles well in these prairie winters. mileage is good if i am not speedy but he interior is lacking and the offset steering wheel makes m...
Has great line of sight, not bad power (has 4.8) is quiet and handles well in these prairie winters. mileage is good if i am not speedy but he interior is lacking and the offset steering wheel makes my shoulder sore on long trips. A higher up front end would make servicing better. wish i could order a 6 speed auto with the 4.8.
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Silverado

by from Garnet Valley, PA on February 20, 2012

The truck is a classic Chevy pickup. quality, solid, quiet, power, roomy. I love it. Wish it got a little better on gas - getting 15-18 mpg.
The truck is a classic Chevy pickup. quality, solid, quiet, power, roomy. I love it. Wish it got a little better on gas - getting 15-18 mpg.
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Smooth strong and Silverado

by from Lakeland FL on August 24, 2011

Bought a 2009 CPO Silverado LS in April. It had only been in service (based on Carfax report) for 12 mos. at time of my purchase. Got a great trade for my Ranger Supercab XL. The 4.8 Gen 4 motor is sm...
Bought a 2009 CPO Silverado LS in April. It had only been in service (based on Carfax report) for 12 mos. at time of my purchase. Got a great trade for my Ranger Supercab XL. The 4.8 Gen 4 motor is smooth and strong; nary a hiccup. Trans is an auto 4 speed, but very smooth and always predictable. Interior controls are the best in the biz. Other excellent prospects to try in that price range are Ram 1500 4.7 models. Priced very attractively in the Southeast.
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Get the right combination

by from Newark,OH on February 26, 2011

I bought a z71 w/ a trailer package and found that the towing is so much easier. The only problem I found was that gas mileage suffered, I went from 21 hyw in the one w/out to 17 w/ trailer tow packag...
I bought a z71 w/ a trailer package and found that the towing is so much easier. The only problem I found was that gas mileage suffered, I went from 21 hyw in the one w/out to 17 w/ trailer tow package. If I stayed @55 Hyw I got it up to 19. Anyone thinking they can get both need to think about why there is a trans. cooler, and what they are really doing with it. Buying it just for snow/family hauling should make sure they stay away from the Tow package and the 4.8/4.3 is all they need anyways.
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Great tow vehicle

by from Lemont, Il on December 26, 2012

I replaced a Chevy Colorado with this Silverado. Gas milage was less but the towing performance was much better I got a great deal on it. It has a lot more room, rides smoother, and pulls my boat much...
I replaced a Chevy Colorado with this Silverado. Gas milage was less but the towing performance was much better I got a great deal on it. It has a lot more room, rides smoother, and pulls my boat much better. I have the extended cab which gives me much more interior room.
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