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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Reviews

4.6
Average based on 47 reviews
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Unreliable

by from Glen Burnie, Maryland on November 2, 2013

I bought this vehicle brand new almost 2 years ago. I was debating between the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. I decided on the Silverado because I researched the reliability of this vehicle and i...
I bought this vehicle brand new almost 2 years ago. I was debating between the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. I decided on the Silverado because I researched the reliability of this vehicle and it had a good history. Just last weekend my transmission failed. The vehicle is not even 2 years old and only has 42,000 miles. I took it to the dealer and the problem is under warranty. They have had my vehicle for 6 days and they have only removed the failed transmission. Sounds like they are trying to fix the transmission instead of simply replacing it. I bought a new vehicle so that I would not be spending time in a repair shop. I am disappointed with Chevrolet!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Love this truck

by from Louisville, KY on March 3, 2013

Had been looking at the GMC Sierra which I assumed was the same truck, but, I soon learned it is not. Not to rtake away from the Sierra because it is a true reliable performer, but the Silverado just ...
Had been looking at the GMC Sierra which I assumed was the same truck, but, I soon learned it is not. Not to rtake away from the Sierra because it is a true reliable performer, but the Silverado just has the lines that make it, in my opinion, a more powerful looking truck The LTZ model has many of the bells and whistles that I thought I would never enjoy at my price range, however, this one was put in my price range through some odd circumstances and I am ecstatic with my new truck. Would recommend this vehicle to anyone (that likes trucks).
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Uses car for Commuting

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chevy driver

by from Hendersonville, NC on November 15, 2012

I bought the 2011 crew cab used with about 18000 miles on it. I have the 5.3. I test drove the 4.8. I would not want that engine. I also drove the Dodge 1500. I was hooked on the chevy. Too me, they j...
I bought the 2011 crew cab used with about 18000 miles on it. I have the 5.3. I test drove the 4.8. I would not want that engine. I also drove the Dodge 1500. I was hooked on the chevy. Too me, they just rode better than the dodge. I also have a suburban that we have not spent a penny on for repairs. So I have faith in the chevy. It performs well on the interstate. It likes gas; but who buys a truck really concerned about gas milage? I love this chevy 1500 truck. I'm a chevy man because chevys have proven themsleves to me.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Good all around truck and commuter.

by from Phoenix, AZ on September 1, 2012

The Chevy Silverado is a very good all around truck. Towing capacity is very comparable to other 1/2 ton trucks. The 5.3l V8 is reliable and willing. However, throttle response in stock form is not as...
The Chevy Silverado is a very good all around truck. Towing capacity is very comparable to other 1/2 ton trucks. The 5.3l V8 is reliable and willing. However, throttle response in stock form is not as good as expected. This is resolved with a $120 Airaid Intake Tube. Well worth the price. Fuel economy is in the high teens for city driving in 2wd form. This I attribute to the 6 speed automatic. The Active Fuel Management may help, but I'm not convinced. AFM does occasionally cause a violent thud when activating at low speeds. Interior is comfortable in all forms. The option of a car-like interior in the LTZ package is nice, but I prefer the traditional truck interior in lower trims. Interior storage is very useful. My only complaint about the truck is the controls for the Driver Info Center - they should have been on the steering wheel or wiper stalk for easier use while driving. The aggressive exterior styling makes this truck look amazing and in my opinion is one of the best looking trucks on the market at this time. Overall I thoroughly enjoy this truck and can not think of any other currently on the market that I would replace it with.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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My First Truck

by from Illinois on August 21, 2015

I've owned many sports cars, and Jeeps. It was time to step up to a truck so, I have the ability to tow a trailer and race car. I picked up a used Extended Cab LT Z71 that was well kept after and will...
I've owned many sports cars, and Jeeps. It was time to step up to a truck so, I have the ability to tow a trailer and race car. I picked up a used Extended Cab LT Z71 that was well kept after and will have owned her for a month tomorrow. I am very impressed with the truck. Very comfortable inside, great ride and nice features. The 5.3L has a good amount of grunt, and the truck gets mileage than my previous Grand Cherokee that had a smaller V8, and the truck has over 1,000 lbs on the Jeep. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great value, down to earth handsome design

by from West Palm Beach on June 2, 2012

I just want to say that the blend of performance (the 5.3 model), styling and value make this a great truck. The fit and finish is second place to newer Fords and Dodges (own two of them as well) but ...
I just want to say that the blend of performance (the 5.3 model), styling and value make this a great truck. The fit and finish is second place to newer Fords and Dodges (own two of them as well) but it is certainly well-built. You really can't go wrong with any of these trucks nowadays as it seems that they've all stepped up their game. Already have 50,000 miles and have no problems. Towing on this truck seems oddly easy - almost effortless compared to Ford and Dodge. Best instrument panel and gauge design out of all current trucks, imo. Turquoise interior lighting never looked better.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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nice truck,but

by from Minnesota on March 27, 2015

This is my first chevy and I love it. The sales staff was very friendly and easy to work with. I really like the ride and the duel climate control in this truck. The reasons I can't give it five stars...
This is my first chevy and I love it. The sales staff was very friendly and easy to work with. I really like the ride and the duel climate control in this truck. The reasons I can't give it five stars is because My gas mileage is not as good as they claim it should be, and the aggravating, annoying, and frustrating almost weekly calls and junk mail from onstar and sirius satellite to sign up for there services.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71

by from Boca Raton, FL on August 1, 2015

After owning a 2005 F150 for 10 years, and going through 178,000 miles of expensive repairs, including two transmissions, I purchased a 2011 LT Z71. All I can say is this thing is great.
After owning a 2005 F150 for 10 years, and going through 178,000 miles of expensive repairs, including two transmissions, I purchased a 2011 LT Z71. All I can say is this thing is great.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Nice truck but fuel economy not meeting EPA rating

by from kansas on December 26, 2011

I expected to get better mileage with a small V-8 and 3.23 rear axle and 2WD Dealer says it will improve with miles but I'm not sure. It looks real nice on my driveway though so not all is lost.It may...
I expected to get better mileage with a small V-8 and 3.23 rear axle and 2WD Dealer says it will improve with miles but I'm not sure. It looks real nice on my driveway though so not all is lost.It may sit there when gas gets back to $4 a gallon.Too bad GM does not have technology to improve gas mileage on full size trucks
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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DIYER dream

by from upper marlboro md on July 4, 2012

I have the work truck and it is just what I need. Dependable,comfortable, power to go, plenty bed room, towing power if I need it, well layout interior. I am a DIY/landlord so I donot need the truck e...
I have the work truck and it is just what I need. Dependable,comfortable, power to go, plenty bed room, towing power if I need it, well layout interior. I am a DIY/landlord so I donot need the truck every day but I have haul tons of building materials to landscape materials. The truck has made all the jobs a breeze.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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