Used Chevy Silverado 1500 For Sale in Leavenworth, KS
Chevy Silverado 1500 History and Awards
Chevrolet has been making pickups for over a half century. The first type of medium sized Chevy pickups were called the C/K series. The C/K series was replaced with the modern name brand of Silverado starting in 1999. Chevy Silverados are one of the more popular vehicles in America, particularly in places that have lots of ranches or construction businesses.
Impressive Appearance Over Time
The first Chevy Silverado began a modernized curve design for the headlights and the grill. Sheet metal forming methods had improved, and it was no longer necessary to make trucks that were very box shaped. From 1999-2002, the Chevy Silverado had two small curve headlights on each side. It was generally shaped like a truck, but with more rounded corners than early pickups had. The overall design of the grill and headlights was also shared by the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUV's.
From 2003-2006, the Chevy Silverado got a more aggressive headlight and grill design that was shared with the Chevrolet Avalanche pickup SUV hybrid vehicle. The headlights were more serious looking and split with a darker bar in the middle. The overall shape of the truck remained the same as in the earlier years. From 2007-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado had a new two headlight design that eliminated the bar through the headlights. This enabled larger headlights to be fitted, giving the pickup a simpler and more modern looking front end. From 2014-2018, the Chevy Silverado had a headlight arrangement that again changed the grill to split the headlights with a bar. The pickup was remade to have a slightly boxier shape, but it still was mostly curved.
The Chevy Silverado went through engine changes over time. The first versions of the Chevy Silverado offered a 4.3 L V6, and various V8 sizes from 4.8 L to 5.3 L. As the pickup adapted to modern technology, changes took place to its power plant. The 2012 Chevy Silverado 5.3 L V8 had an option that allowed for extra fuel economy. Cylinder deactivation is something that mechanical engineers recently invented. This helps large vehicles like the Chevy Silverado use their engines more efficiently. The modern 2018 Chevy Silverado will have several engine options tied to an effective 6 speed automatic transmission. Some dealerships will be offering the Chevy Silverado with a small electric motor attached to the gasoline engine. This will help it achieve better fuel economy. An optional 8-speed transmission might also make the Chevy Silverado even more efficient.
If you would like to drive a Chevy Silverado to see if it is a good vehicle for you, just call to schedule a test drive. Sales staff can walk you through the features of the pickup to see if it matches your needs.
*MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.