Affordable Trucks: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Even when it was first introduced, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offered a good value for a sturdy work truck. Now that it is a few years old and has experienced depreciation, the 2015 Silverado is even more affordable. According to some sources, the average price for this used pickup is between $18,000 and $37,000, depending on the trim and configuration.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Your Choice of Configurations

The 2015 Silverado is offered in a long list of configurations, making it even easier to find a used model that meets your requirements. You can choose a Regular, Double, or Crew cab. If you get a Regular Cab, it can have either the 6.5-foot truck bed or the 8.2-foot one. The Double Cab comes with just the first of these. However, Crew Cabs offer the 6.5-foot and a smaller 5.75-foot one. Depending on body style, you can also choose from six trim levels. There are also two drivetrains and three engines to choose from. The result is an overwhelming number of configurations, including many affordable options.

Highly Capable

As a work truck, the Chevy Silverado is incredibly capable. The three engines all have cylinder deactivation technology to enhance fuel economy in situations with low engine load. The active exhaust system counters the change in backpressure when activating or deactivating cylinders. If you spot a 2015 Silverado with the base 4.3-liter V6, it will have 285 horsepower along with 305 pound-feet of torque. Most of the models you spot for sale will feature the 5.3-liter V8 with 383 pound-feet of torque and 355 horsepower. This engine can tow as much as 11,500 pounds. Some trims also offer a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower, 450 pound-feet, and a 12,000-pound towing capacity. The first two engines work with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but the 6.2-liter uses a new-for-2015 8-speed automatic.

Truck Bed and Tailgate

Those who plan to make frequent use of the truck bed will appreciate the CornerStep rear bumper with hand-grip pockets on the Silverado. This model year of the pickup also changed the way the tailgate opens, using a damped motion. They also added LED lamps underneath the bed rails to improve visibility.

Inside the Cabin

Chevrolet understands that those with full-size pickups like the Silverado tend to spend a great deal of time in their trucks and ensured that the cabin is comfortable. Although you can still get a Regular Cab with just a single row of seats, you will be much more likely to find a Double or Crew cab. The Crew Cab has large rear doors with a B-pillar that moved forward, making it easier to get in and out. The Double Cab has front-hinging doors for similarly easy access.

Even with a used model, the seats in your 2015 Silverado should be in good shape thanks to the high-wear seat cloth options that can be anywhere from tough vinyl to piped leather. If you want, you will be able to find a Silverado with premium features, as well, including a heated steering wheel.

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