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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 18-19 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [219.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb.-ft. [452.3 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Standard with C*15953 Models only. Included with (PDU) Light Duty Power Package. -Not available with CK15753 Models)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Standard on Extended Cab Models only)
  • Transfer case, floor-mounted shifter (Standard with 4WD Regular and Extended Cab Models only. - Requires (AE7) Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench.)
  • Four wheel drive
  • Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps, includes rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 145 amps
  • Pickup bed, Fleetside box
  • Frame, ladder-type, hydroformed
  • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted
  • GVWR, 6400 lbs. (2903 kg) (Standard on C*15903, CK157*3 and C*15953 Models only. - Not available with (NYS) 4-wheel steering.)
  • Suspension Package, Solid Smooth Ride, includes 35mm piston twin tube shocks (must specify)
  • Suspension, front, independent (2WD Models include coil springs. - 4WD Models include torsion bars.)
  • Suspension, rear, semi-elliptic 2-stage multi-leaf springs
  • Tires, P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall (Requires 4WD Regular and Extended Cab Models
  • Tire, spare, full-size, 17" (43.2 cm) with steel wheel, located at rear underbody of vehicle
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 6-lug chrome-styled steel, includes chrome center caps and steel spare
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Steering, power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front hydraulic disc and rear drum
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe
  • Tools, mechanical jack and wheel wrench, spare tire assist hook, floor-mounted in back of cab

Exterior Features

  • Paint, solid
  • Bumper, front, chrome, with Gray lower
  • Bumper, rear, chrome step, includes pad
  • Air dam, Gray
  • Moldings, bodyside (Moldings are Black.)
  • Grille, Gray surround, with chrome accent bar
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite, includes flash-to-pass feature and automatic lamp control
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Lamps, dual cargo area lamps
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, foldaway, manual, Black, adjustable
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted, all windows
  • Windows, rear quarter swing-out (Standard with Extended Cab Models only)
  • Wipers, intermittent, front, wet-arm with pulse washers

Interior Features

  • Seat trim, vinyl
  • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and passenger manual reclining with outboard head restraints
  • Seats, rear bench, full width, folding, 3-passenger (includes child seat top tether anchor) (Requires Extended or Crew Cab Models.)
  • Floor covering, rubberized vinyl, Black
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable, includes brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, includes theft-deterrent locking feature
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSlock II
  • Instrumentation, analog, includes speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center, monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and passenger buckle up reminder, turn signal on
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes telltale in instrument panel cluster
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone, manual, individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player, includes seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, and Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Sound system feature, 4-speakers
  • Cupholders, front (Also includes rear cupholders on Extended and Crew Cab Models)
  • Cigarette lighter, on instrument panel
  • Power outlets, auxiliary, covered, 2 dash-mounted, 12-volt
  • Mirror, inside rearview, manual day/night
  • Visors, padded, Shale-colored, driver and passenger side with cloth trim, extenders, pocket on driver side and vanity mirror on passenger side
  • Assist handle, front passenger (Also includes outboard rear assist handle on Extended or Crew Cab Models.)
  • Lighting, dome lamp, reading, backlit instrument panel switches and door handle-activated illuminated entry
  • Coat hook, driver side (Also includes passenger side coat hook on Extended and Crew Cab Models.)

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front hydraulic disc and rear drum
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information)
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Reviews

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Chevy; reliable, dependable, built like a rock..

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

I bought my truck upon graduating college. I've always been a 'truck guy' and loyal to Chevy trucks. I drove it off the lot with 5 miles and was extremely happy. To this day I am very happy how my truck has treated me.. My truck has 240K miles and has never had a 'major' issue.. I have been pretty good with maintaining maintenance schedule. Till this day, I have my trucks battery changed 7 times, water pump 3 times, brakes serviced as needed,.. I've recently had its AC unit not work so I have to get that fixed before summer. Performance wise, my truck has done everything I've asked it. I've towed 'small weight' items. As far as reliability, I've never have it fail on me. Comfort wise, my truck is very comfortable and 'roomie'. The only downside is that since it's an older model truck, I currently have to connect my phone via an Auxiliary cable.

- Daniel D

Oh, the places we'll go

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

This is the second Silverado I've owned. I love this truck for an all purpose vehicle; I can do my grocery shopping or take my dogs to the dog park and moving things is a breeze! I haven't had any performance issues with it, and I get the oil changed and fluids check on a regular basis. I prefer the fabric seats over the leather. No special features, just a handy, reliable truck to get me from point A to point B.

- Stephanie K

Selling points of the Chevy Silverado

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

I am quite satisfied with the level of quality of my Chevy Silverado. It has enough and a little extra as far as performance. It is powered by a V8 engine which gives it the little extra that carries it down the road seemingly effortlessly, while not consuming any more gasoline than necessary. The design is stylish

- Don T

We love the towing capability! You can pull anything. Very handy.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

Our truck has been super reliable for everything. We love having the crew cab for extra passengers as well as plenty of space even for adults. I would highly recommend this vehicle for anyone who is looking for a family vehicle as well as the healing ability. You can pull anything behind it!

- Kathryn R

My basic truck and I cannot complain about it at all.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

I have no problems with my truck. It performs quite well of older model truck. I find it quit reliable to being a comfort when I drive it during errands. The features are quite basic to meet my standard in driving a truck to and from daily tasks. There is nothing I can complain about it.

- Miguel T

The good and the bad of owning a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

I have not had any problems. The only bad thing is it is a gas hog the body is starting to rust out a little bit because of the winter weather over the years. I keep routine maintenance on it changing oil brakes rotors.We had to replace the power steering coil and pump a few weeks ago.

- Valerie B

Our truck is reliable, dependable and sturdy.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

We love the dependability of our truck. It has gone through multiple family members and is still running strong with minimal issues. It is a comfortable ride and we have taken it on long trips. We also like having it for the ability to transport large furniture or loads.

- Kate L

Comfortable and easy to drive.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

Nice comfy leather seats, easy to sit in and still be comfortable during a long drive. Lots of room for children and animals. Drives smooth and gas isn't too expensive for a truck. Doesn't get up to speed very fast, but it does drive nice. Good truck for long trips.

- Rain O

Reliability with minimal upkeep.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base

The transmission has always had this clunk sound even from the first. We have 390,000 miles on this truck. We have replaced the motor, but the transmission is still the original one. The upholstery is in good condition with a small tear in the driver side seat.

- Kim R

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