Modern Features in Pre-Owned Chevy Silverado 1500
The Chevy Silverado 1500 has a strong customer loyalty base, thanks to the proven powertrains, powerful engines, and all-around toughness.

5 Modern Features in Pre-Owned Chevy Silverado 1500

When it’s finally time to buy another truck, you deserve a modern, powerful, and dependable pickup. Over the past couple of decades, one full-size pickup truck that meets that criteria and more is the Chevrolet Silverado. It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the first generation 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 rolled off the assembly line, and the third-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 launched almost seven years ago.

The third-generation Chevy Silverado 1500 was fully redesigned for the 2019 model year with an optional turbocharged inline-four engine, advancements in ride quality and interior fit, and other upscale features. While the newer incarnation of the Silverado 1500 replaced the old extended cab with a long double cab with standard rear doors, it still has that iconic Silverado look.

Like most popular pickup trucks, a 2022 Silverado 1500 can be pricey. But you can still enjoy the renowned dependability and get all the bells and whistles you want with a pre-owned Silverado—for much less than a new one. Buying a used Silverado at a reputable car dealership can result in a nice discount on the truck you’ve always wanted.

Top 5 Features of the Pre-Owned Chevy Silverado 1500


One of the most significant features in pre-owned Chevy Silverado 1500s is consistent reliability. Since the first-generation models, the Silverado has enjoyed a solid reputation for longevity and reliability. The Silverado 1500’s reliability ratings are impressive for a pickup truck, easily equal to the F-150 and superior to the RAM 1500, making it a top choice for getting your money’s worth. The 5.3-liter engine, 6.0-liter, and 6.2-liter V8s are three of the most popular favorites for dependability, and each provides competitive fuel economy.

Ride and Handling

Silverado’s are big, powerful trucks, so you might be surprised to find that one of the best features of a pre-owned Chevy Silverado 1500 is its surprisingly smooth ride and tight handling. The truck has an enormous payload capacity, yet it’s still easy to drive and manage tight spaces even with a full load. Whether you’re traveling on an interstate or a back-country road, you can count on the Silverado to get the job done with a smooth, stable ride.

Off-Road Performance

All Silverado 1500s are available with four-wheel drive, and most trims offer a Z71 package that includes a more rugged suspension that makes the Chevy 1500 a capable off-roader. Even without an off-road package, the standard beefy suspension handles the occasional uneven terrain fairly easily.

Towing and Hauling

Optionally-equipped Silverados can tow up to 13,300 pounds and haul up to 2,280 pounds, making this Chevy a heavyweight contender for the toughest truck. Standard Chevy Silverado 1500 models can also hold their own with around 2,000 pounds payload and about 9,000 pounds towing capacity.


Even the toughest pickup trucks need features that protect the vehicle and its occupants in a collision. That need is you’ll find the latest safety features in pre-owned Chevy Silverado 1500s. Year after year, the Silverado receives top crash safety ratings because of advanced features like an industry-leading six standard airbags and a high-strength steel roll cage.

How Does the Chevy Silverado 1500 Stack Up Against the Competition?

The Silverado has a lot going for it and is a truck worth considering, but how does the Chevy stack up against its competition? Here’s how the Silverado 1500 compares to three of the most popular alternatives:

Used Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

The Silverado has a better mechanical track record than the Ford F-150, but it has less towing capability and fewer trim options. The typically lower price tag of the Silverado, superior interior technology, and cargo capacity more than make up for the few shortcomings.

Pre-owned Silverado vs. Dodge Ram 1500

The Dodge Ram 1500’s styling is more dramatic than the Silverado’s, but older Rams don’t hold up as well, and their reliability and trade-in value fall short. However, the Ram 1500 once offered a diesel engine, something the Silverado nor Ford F-150 could match.

Used Chevy Silverado vs. Toyota Tundra

The Chevy Silverado and the Toyota Tundra are two of the best used full-size trucks you can buy today. While the Tundra edges out the Silverado in resale value and some reliability factors, the Chevy is more than a match in power and towing compared to the Toyota.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has a strong customer loyalty base, thanks to the proven powertrains, powerful engines, and all-around toughness. If you’re ready to enjoy the truck you’ve always wanted, don’t just find a Chevy 1500 for sale. Find the right truck for the right price from a Tucson car dealership that’s been a part of this community for almost 40 years.

Shane Vossough

There are good reasons people will buy their next used car in Tucson from Car Time Supercenter. But I think we are one of the most trusted used car dealerships mainly because we treat everyone like family. My family has provided quality, dependable local used cars to Tucson customers since 1984, and I'm proud to be a part of our continued success. Like many family-owned businesses, I grew up going to work with my dad. Falling in love with cars was natural because of my father's passion, and eventually, I came to love the car business just like him. I officially joined the Car Time Supercenter team in 2012, starting in the finance department. Over the past decade, I've learned the used car business and how to treat customers from my family and industry resources. Today, I oversee marketing, social media, inventory, and reconditioning, so I play an essential role in delivering local Tucson used car buyers the best experience possible. I also help our family business keep up with the times while providing old-fashioned customer service. From attending NADA classes to becoming Allstate certified for back-end products, I continue to learn and add skills to serve our customers better.