The Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab made the cut even though Toyota’s Tundra scored better on the performance scorecard. What made the Silverado pick-up stand up as compared to the powerful Tundra? Reliability. The redesigned Tundra from Toyota outscored the Silverado in the performance test but the first year reliability of the 4WD V8 version of the Tundra scored below average. ESC is a standard on all the crew-cab models, so the presence of this feature help makes the Silverado score better on the scorecard of CR. The Silverado pick-ups that are available in the market may fetch anywhere from $27,000 to $39,000.
The GMC’s Sierra Crew Cab actually shared the honors with the Silveradp 1500 since these two vehicles share the same design and construction. CR noted the improvement on the new Silverado and added that;
It achieves a nice balance between work attributes and livability, including a generous payload rating, a comfortable ride, improved interior quality and steering feel and easy access.
Thanks to the Silverado, another American brand cracked the Consumer Reports listing after a two year absence.