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We beat the heat with a thorough test drive

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 8/21/2015 Senior Tester

I find thorough test drives under the conditions I plan on using a vehicle are important as part of an evaluation process. Looking at a vehicle and its controls/features is not as engaging or informative as actually driving it and checking the performance of its features. For a full size, crew cab pickup, I found the Silverado to be exceptionally quiet at 80 mph cruising(quieter than a Tundra, F150 or Ram), with comfortable, secure/stable handling. It also demonstrated good off pavement ability and had a well appointed cabin. I especially like the size and layout of the full center console on the model we ultimately purchased(Z71 LT w/5.3 not LTZ), as well as the Bose audio.My spouse and I took the Chevy for a thorough test drive on a hot day, used the AC(including the vents for the rear) and sat in all seating positions, including the back. Since our purchase, other rear seat passengers have found the AC in my 2015 Silverado Crew Cab creates a comfortable environment and the combination of the front/rear heat/AC vents work well to cool both front and rear seat occupants. Our friends also have a 2015 Silverado Crew and their two grandchildren enjoy the back seat with no complaints. Can you say AZ heat? Enough of our experiences, take a thorough test drive and discover for yourself.

Average Rating : 4

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