Are you currently in college or a young professional who wants a car? Do you want a vehicle that doesn’t just get you from Point A to Point B but one that can be used for pleasure as well? How about a vehicle that can be used for work or school during the week and go off road on the weekends? Interested? Well if you are then the Chevy Silverado is the truck you are looking for!
The Chevy Silverado is Chevrolet’s premier full size truck. It offers a large variety of options to the full size market and is available in a few different types of trim, ranging from a Sport truck to a V6 Work truck to a Heavy Duty Work truck and even a hybrid!
The Silverado's body style hasn't changed much since last year however; there are a few subtle changes with the design. The biggest of these changes is the small face lift to the front end and a new updated grill. The grill is now a chrome mesh grill and monochromatic surround. The overall design of the Silverado has always been timeless, maintaining a simple but rugged and masculine look.
The interior of the Silverado has two different options available. The first is the standard interior which is a basic with standard seats, a head unit and a good amount of space. The second option is the upscale luxury interior; which includes leather power seats, automatic climate controls, navigation, bluetooth, and a backup camera. The luxury interior also has wood trim along the dash and audio controls on the steering wheel.
The Silverado has a few different cab and bed options available for the 2012 model year. The smallest bed available is 5’8” and is available on the crew cab and hybrid version of the Silverado. The standard 6’6” bed is an option that is available on all of the cabs. The last option is 8’ bed which is available on all cabs except the Hybrid.
Though the powertrain for the Silverado has not been updated for 2012, the truck still has some of the most reliable and best choices for power. For those looking for good fuel economy, the 4.3-liter V6 has 195 horsepower and manages to get 15 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. The Silverado also includes several different V8 engine options, the first being a Flex Fuel 4.8-liter V8 which pumps out 302 horsepower. Moving up, a 315 Horsepower Flex Fuel 5.3-liter V8 is outfitted with a cylinder deactivation feature to improve fuel economy. The last option is a mighty 402 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine which is only available in the LTZ trim.
Does the 2012 Silverado have a lot of changes from last year’s model? No. But does it really need them?
Even though innovation is a great thing why rush to change something that works? The 2012 Silverado may not have many changes it is still an affordable and useful truck. It makes the perfect vehicle for commuting, work or hobbies!