Is a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado a Smart Buy?

I have a confession: I grew up driving a Dodge and now I drive an F-150—I was never a Chevy fan. But then I borrowed a Silverado from my boyfriend and he really liked the truck. When I started researching how the 2007-2013 GMC Sierra/Chevy Silverados would perform by modern standards, I was amazed. If you are considering the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, you will be happy to know that it is a reliable truck that is at home on today’s roads.

Is the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Reliable?

Every vehicle has quirks and components that may wear out before they should. But when 1A Auto wrote down the Most Common Problems with the 2007-2013 Silverado/Sierra, it didn’t list a single major powertrain failure.


Is the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado a good truck?

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is still a good truck by modern standards. It had a maximum towing capacity of 10,300 pounds, and was available with a four-door, full cab.

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | general motors

By modern standards, the truck’s steering is heavy, its driving can feel a little rough, and its six-speed automatic is lagging. Also, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is characterized by low fuel mileage. But it makes up for it with its exceptionally low maintenance costs.

When Nothin’ But Car Reviews conducted a recent review of a used 2011 Silverado, it concluded that the truck is at home on modern roads. Our Youtube reviewer was pleased with the truck’s ability to keep up with modern highway traffic and its lack of wind noise. You can see the entire review at the end of this article.

How much is the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado worth?

Accordingly, the average 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 retails for $14,926. That’s down to $17,414. Of course, there is a wide range of used truck configurations and conditions.

The interior of the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is highly decorated in leather and wood.
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | general motors

It is difficult to determine the value of a used minivan. One reason is that such a range of configurations was newly available. You can buy the 2011 Silverado with a V6 engine, short bed, and two-door cab. You can also configure it with a full crew cab, 6.0-liter V8 engine, all-wheel drive, and a leather interior. Unsurprisingly, the original MSRPs for this truck ranged from $21,235 to $42,160.

The condition of the used truck you buy also greatly affects its price. Many 2011 Chevy Silverados have done heavy duty as plow trucks, tow rigs, or work vehicles. Trucks in a particularly salty climate or suffering paint damage from the sun will also be worth less.

Today, a new crew cab truck with V8 engine and 4WD from any manufacturer starts at nearly $50,000. Considering you can configure a 2011 Silverado with the 6.0-liter V8 engine for a tow rating of more than 10,000 pounds, a crew cab, and all-wheel drive, a used 2011 Silverado in good condition can be a very smart purchase.

Next, read or watch how a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado with 160,000 miles lives up to modern standards in the video below:

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