Silverado Balances Features and Affordability in its Second Generation

2012 2nd Generation Chevy Silverado 2500hd

2012 2nd Generation Chevy Silverado 2500hd

With the 2007 model of the Silverado, Chevrolet unleashed the redesigned second generation of its trademark pickup truck. This vehicle earned the North American Truck of the Year award in 2007 and was named Truck of the Year by Motor Trend magazine in that same year. With an impressive range of trim levels, body styles, and available features, this iteration of Chevy’s classic full-sized pickup can be made to fit any budget and workload. Elgin and Schaumburg drivers should be able to find great deals on 2007 ? 2013 models of the Silverado at Biggers Chevrolet.

Trim Levels and Body Styles

The second generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab. With the regular and extended cabs, you’ll have the choice of either a 6½-foot bed or an extended 8-foot bed. With the crew cab, you’ll get a 5?-foot bed. For trims, the regular cab has options for the WT model and the LT, the extended cab opens up the LS and LTZ trims, and the crew cab offers the XFE (eXtra Fuel Economy) trim. You’ll also be able to choose between 2- and 4-wheel drive on almost all of these models.

Available Features

With the WT trim, you get air conditioning, vinyl seating, a 40/20/40 front bench seat, trip computer, tilt steering wheel, OnStar telematics, and a four-speaker audio system with auxiliary jack. The LS trim adds full-power accessories, keyless entry, CD player, satellite radio, and cruise control. The LT trim provides premium cloth seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a secure compartment with built-in power outlet. With the LTZ trim, the list of features expands to include 20-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, remote engine start, and more.

Power and Efficiency

There are four different engines available on the second generation Silverado, ranging from a 4.3L V6 that produces 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque to a 6.2L V8 that offers 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which can go from zero to 60 in a mere 6.6 seconds. If you’re looking for added efficiency, the XFE’s 5.3L V8 engine can give you a combined EPA estimated fuel-economy of 18 mpg.

Find Your Silverado at Biggers Chevrolet

Check out our selection of pre-owned vehicles today to find the perfect Silverado for you. You can also call us, or just come down to the dealership to test drive it yourself. We look forward to helping you find the right truck for you.