Used Chevrolet Silverado
Find an Extensive Selection of Solid Used Chevy Silverado Pickups in Elgin, Near Schaumburg
The Chevy Silverado has pushed the boundaries as the premier Chevy truck since 1999. As the Silverado brand grew, so did its reputation as a top performing, rugged workhorse with refined design and amenities. Through the years, the Silverado has been an innovator of truck comfort and performance. It has won many prestigious awards in the process. Take one test drive, and you’ll realize why Chevy Silverado has truly distinguished itself from the rest. You’ll find an excellent variety of top used Chevy Silverado models in Elgin, minutes from Schaumburg, at Biggers Chevy.
A Solid Performer Since its Inception
While the name “Silverado” has been used to designate trim levels of Chevy trucks since 1930, the Chevy Silverado officially made its debut in 1999. Throughout its history, the Silverado has remained mechanically similar to the GMC Sierra. The first generation Silverado was available in classic Light Duty and rugged Heavy Duty designations. The first generation also encapsulated many innovations and special models, such as the Dale Earnhardt Jr. licensed Intimidator SS, the performance-driven SS model, and the Vortec Max version. The first generation of Silverado also featured a hybrid model launched in 2004. This hybrid truck was the first ever passenger model hybrid produced by General Motors.
Silverado’s Second Generation is Packed with Modern Features
The second generation of Silverado was introduced in 2007 and featured a full redesign. The redesigned model included radical changes to the body style, suspension, powertrain, and interior. In 2007, the Silverado garnered both Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the Year Award and the North American Truck of the Year Award by taking cues from other models and elevating them. It had better fuel economy, improved aerodynamics, and enhanced door functionality. The 2011 model was further improved with a 92% stronger steel frame and hydraulic body mounts for a smoother ride. Also in 2011, the Silverado became “American-Made” once again when production moved to Flint, Michigan from Silao, Mexico.
Altogether, the second generation include five trim levels—the 1500, the 2500HD, the 3500HD, the XFE, and the Hybrid. The 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD were all available from 2007-2013, while the XFE was available in 2009 only, and the Hybrid was available from 2009-2013. Each model featured different powertrains through the years:
- The 1500 powertrains included a 4.3L Vortec 4300 V6 with 195 hp, a 4.8L Vortec 4800 V8 with 295 or 302 hp, a 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8 with 315 hp, a 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 with 367 hp, or a 6.2L Vortec 6200 V8 with 403 hp.
- Both the 2500HD and the 3500HD featured a 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 with 353 hp or 360 hp, and a 6.6L DuraMAX V8 with 365 hp or 397 hp.
- The XFE and Hybrid both included a 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8 with 332 hp.
The Totally Redesigned Third Generation of Silverado Aims to Impress
2014 brought the debut year of the third generation. The all-new, fully redesigned 2014 Silverado was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The third generation includes a new body style, improved structure, and significantly advanced technology. The new fully boxed high-strength steel frame is built with hydroform technology. The structure also includes a roll-formed steel bed and an aluminum hood and engine block. The new structure overall is lighter and stronger. The boosted available technology on the Silverado includes:
- Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen interface
- A2DP stereo streaming
- Bluetooth integration
- iPod/iPhone port
- Bose Premium or surround sound system
- OnStar technology
The 2014 Silverado offers three trim levels with several powertrain options. In addition to the standard 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD, the Silverado High Country option was produced as a high-end luxury truck and includes features like saddle brown leather interior and premium tech. Each trim level offers different powertrain options:
- The 1500 offers a 4.3L LV3 GM EcoTec3 4300 V6 engine with 285 hp, a 5.3L L83 GM Ecotec3 5300 V8 engine with 355 hp, or a 6.2L L86 GM EcoTec3 6200 V8 engine with 420 hp.
- The 2500HD and 3500HD both offer either a 6.0L LY6 Vortec 6000 V8 engine with 360 hp or a 6.6L LML Duramax V8 engine with 397 hp.
Each model year of the Silverado brings significant advancements and equally unprecedented value. With many trims, model years, and options, you’re sure to find a used Chevy Silverado that suits your needs and budget.
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The auto market is filled with used Silverados, but at Biggers Chevy, we hand pick outstanding vehicles and offer them to you at a fantastic value. Contact us now to get behind the wheel, and test drive a beautiful used Chevy Silverado in the Elgin and Schaumburg area at Biggers Chevy today!