2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, wide spread ratio offers composed driving

2015-01-23 11:27:28
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, wide spread ratio offers composed driving
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L 4x4 8-Speed Automatic, wide spread ratio offers composed driving

The Ford F-150 pickup was the talking point for everyone with its path breaking aluminum body but Chevrolet did not lag behind. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is not just a show piece and has come top in the recently concluded light duty pickup trucks. The changes given to the 2015 Silverado are subtle but the 6.2 Liter V8 optional engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission of GM make this vehicle shine which is otherwise can be termed as traditional truck.


The option is available with the high profile LTZ and High Country trims and the L86 V8 is a beast making a tremendous 420hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and unleashing a classic snarl of the small block. The engine is also canny and shares its components with Corvette Stingray’s LT1 V-8 on aluminum construction, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing and direct injection.

When coupled with a earlier six-speed transmission the 2014 Silverado 1500 4x4 the L86 engine catapulted the truck weighing nearly three tons to a 5.4 seconds timing for the 0-60mph mark. it did the quarter in 14.1 seconds speeding at 99 mph. the 2015 version acquires a new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic which is similar in dimension with the six-speed but its greater in ratio which helps the vehicle to get low-torque as well as high-speed without facing any weight penalty consequences. The 2015 Silverado High Country the team tested was relatively lighter and weighed just 5658 which also made it the lighter than the 2014 model.

The new model does not match the thrust of the previous model by delivering 5.7 seconds for 0-60 and 14.3 for the quarter at the speed of 98mph. But the vehicle has improved in drivability and its shift actions have become smooth and quick. The new engine the 6.2 Liter is burly and has a nice sound to match it. It does not require large amount of revs to get it to the top speed and the automatic 8-speed transmission with wide spread ratio propels the truck with minimum fuss. This has also resulted in to improved fuel economy over the previous truck making it 16mpg over the last time’s 15 for the High Country and this figure is not less than impressive for a vehicle weighing 9200 lbs.

The new Silverado otherwise offers no change which transpires that it is still a sharper light-duty-truck   in its category. It may not possess the ability to hurl over bumps like the Ram 1500 with coil springs but it is quite live and offers car like drivability with its accurate and sharp steering and responsive handling. Lateral grip for the Silverado is 0.73g and it stops at 186 feet from 70-0 mph riding on Goodyear Eagle LS-2 20-inch tires. Inside it is quiet like that of a luxury car and the truck is very composed. The drawback of the eight-speed transmission is that it is now able to deliver just 99mph of top speed compared to the 110mph offered by the six-speed transmission. Price of the High Country can go up to $50 grand and the LTZ Silverado starts $40 grand onwards.

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