2015 Silverado Truck of the year
The 2015 ChevySilverado has completed the General Motors’ pickup truck trifecta for truck of the year award honors. The new Silverado joins the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado by earning PickupTrucks.com’s Truck of the Year award. This award is just the latest in a long line of awards picked up by Chevy vehicles for the 2015 model-year. PickupTrucks.com used a five-person team to evaluate each of the competing trucks in terms of overall performance, ergonomics, available technology, suspension/ride, quality of the interior/exterior and value. Testing took place on the popular off-roading track, Davis Dam.
PickupTrucks.com wasted little time in choosing the available equipment for the 2015 Silverado they wanted to test. They opted for a version of the 2015 Chevy Silverado featuring the EcoTec3 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that is capable of making 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This is the largest and most capable engine choice shoppers at Don Wheaton can choose for their Silverado. Additionally, this is also one of the most fuel-efficient 400-plus-horsepower V-8 engines available thanks to technology like direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. This engine also features an auxiliary transmission cooler to ensure class-leading towing under the harshest conditions.
“The Silverado with the new powertrain is an impressive example of both brute strength and refined comfort,” PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams said in a Chevrolet Canada press release. “No matter what kind of heavy loads we threw at the truck, the ride and road feel were smooth and confident.”
The press release did not specify exactly how the tested version of the 2015 Silverado was outfitted beyond the size of the engine. We do know that the truck used the newly available eight-speed automatic transmission and that powertrain is capable of towing nearly 12,000 tons under the proper conditions. Since the Silverado went through a radical redesign in 2014, we also know that the truck retains class-leading fuel-economy, with the potential to score up to 16 L/100km in the city and 11 L/100km on the highway.
If you would like to take a closer look at the PickupTrucks.com Truck of the year, please contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today to schedule a test drive.