Before you come after us, we knew the Silverado 1500 was a good truck. It is strong and well-rounded. However, it is not the best. Critics ranked the Ram 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra ahead of it, for obvious reasons. See what hinders the back.
Three potential drawbacks to the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2023 1500 features significant improvements over the previous generation to offer. It has improved interior quality, improved ride and the diesel engine delivers more power. But it is still lacking.
We shared that the Silverado impresses with its direct steering and responsive handling. However, it feels more trucky than its competitors. It’s not as comfortable or polished as the other options.
For that reason, the team recommends taking the Ram 1500 or Ford F-150 for a test drive if you’re considering the Chevy Silverado as your next daily driver. The difference between each brand is noticeable.
2. The Silverado’s top interior is limited
It has a much better interior with higher quality materials and updated technology, which is great. It can stand up to other luxury vans with wood grain and plush leather upholstery.
It is only available on LT and above models. The Work Truck, Custom and Custom Trail Boss models still have the old interior. It’s full of hard plastic and other cheap materials.
In fact, the standard WT trim has vinyl upholstery, manual windows, manual locks, and a two-speaker audio system. The Ford F-150 at least has standard power windows to make it feel like a truck from this century.
Although we’ll share that higher trim levels are just as comfortable with heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, and a power sliding window.
3. The Silverado could have more engine options
The 2023 engine offers four powerful engine options. But it doesn’t have a hybrid setup like the Ford F-150 PowerBoost or Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.
Autoblog found the Silverado’s engines to be less fun although the Duramax diesel is impressively quiet and quick. The 2.7-liter turbo and diesel engines are recommended on both V8 options.
Also, there is no supercharged 700-horsepower V8. But the new ZR2 off-road model is a beast. The F-150 Lightning has an electric powertrain, and the Ram 1500 and Silverado are trying to catch up.
There are a lot of great things to say about the Silverado 1500. It’s not the best. Other trucks are more comfortable, have better standard interior features, and offer more powertrain options.