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Thick steering wheel, bench-style seat, shifter on the column, the Silverado is a no-nonsense truck with impressive off-road ability. The box is somewhat shallow, and consists only of painted metal, which will become scratched and corrode in short order. Some bolts protrude from the tailgate, and these can snag when sliding things in. Tie-downs are in short supply. The standard cab (not extended) harkens back to an earlier truck era, but may well be sufficient for everyday work needs. One thing’s for sure: the Silverado is just about unstoppable over rugged, demanding terrain, although the low range takes a little time to engage.

Technical Data: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic 4WD Regular Cab Long Box

Base price $23,225
Options $3,775 (dual zone manual climate control – $1,235; locking differential – $410; 4-speed automatic transmission – $1,450; LT245/70R17 all-terrain tires – $320; AM/FM stereo with CD player – $360; see for more details)
Freight $1,250
A/C tax $100
Price as tested $28,350
Engine 4.3L V6
Horsepower 195 hp @ 4,600 rpm
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Axle ratio 3.73
Transfer case Floor-mounted 2-speed transfer case
Tires LT245/70R17 all-terrain
Curb weight 2102 kg (4634 lbs)
GVWR 2903 kg (6400 lbs)
Payload capacity 801 kg (1766 lbs)
Max. trailer weight N/A
Wheelbase 3378 mm (133 in.)
Length 5636 mm (221.9 in.)
Width 1994 mm (78.5 in.)
Height 1872 mm (73.7 in.)
Box length 2479 mm (97.6 in.)
Box width between wheel housings 1270 mm (50 in.)
Rear load height 856 mm (33.7 in.)
Minimum ground clearance 213 mm (8.4 in.)
Fuel consumption City: 15.0 L/100 km (19 mpg Imperial)
  Hwy: 11.4 L/100 km (25 mpg Imperial)
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/150,000 km
Assembly location Oshawa, Ontario; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Pontiac, Michigan

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