Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,488 - $17,410
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
195-367
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,488 - $17,410
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
195-367
Seats
3-6

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Reviews

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Overall very good truck for average person.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT w/1LT

My 2008 Silverado pickup is a comfortable ride, it does not ride like a work truck but more like an SUV. I have had several issues over the last few years where the air condition did not work properly and several switches quit working. For example, the window controls on the driver's side will only work for 2 of the 4 windows and the cruise control can be finicky. Overall, the truck performs pretty well, it takes off good and stops as expected. It is also pretty reliable, I have not had a situation where the truck left me stranded, ice only had 'comfort' related issues with the truck. The motor and engine and functional aspects work just fine. I like the features that are included, there are separate controls for the driver and passenger heat & ac. It only has the basic heat, ac, and radio controls on the dash and they are simple enough that I feel comfortable using them while driving.

- Christina F

Overall very good truck for average person.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT w/1LT

My 2008 Silverado pickup is a comfortable ride, it does not ride like a work truck but more like an SUV. I have had several issues over the last few years where the air condition did not work properly and several switches quit working. For example, the window controls on the driver's side will only work for 2 of the 4 windows and the cruise control can be finicky. Overall, the truck performs pretty well, it takes off good and stops as expected. It is also pretty reliable, I have not had a situation where the truck left me stranded, ice only had 'comfort' related issues with the truck. The motor and engine and functional aspects work just fine. I like the features that are included, there are separate controls for the driver and passenger heat & ac. It only has the basic heat, ac, and radio controls on the dash and they are simple enough that I feel comfortable using them while driving.

- Christina F

Extended door are wiped down plastic for easy clean up.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT w/2LT

I have no complaints with my truck. It gets the normal average miles on the highway of 25 and 17 in town. The suspension is good. And it handles really well in bad weather. Snow, ice, both at the same time. And with push button 4wd it makes it even easier. The seats are comfortable with a lot of elbow room between the driver and passenger. The seats in the back are comfortable with enough leg room so you do not feel cramped. If you need extra space the seats easily flip up to make for more room. Maintenance up keep us affordable for replacing parts like spark plugs brakes rotors etc. It tow boats and trailers without a problem and does not feel like it is bogged down if you haul heavy loads in the back. I love my Chevy and wouldn't trade it for the world.

- Emily H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$17,590 - $30,420
$31,955 - $38,950

Horsepower

Horsepower
195 - 315 hp
315 - 367 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 4.3L V6 MFI (195 hp [145.4 kW] @ 4600 rpm 260 lb
Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI (295 hp [220.0 kW] @ 5600 rpm 305 lb
Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI
VORTEC 4.3L V6 MFI
VORTEC 4.8L V8 SFI
VORTEC 5.3L V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI
VORTEC 5.3L V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
VORTEC 6.0L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI
MAX TRAILERING PACK

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.3 - 38.7 in.
34.3 - 38.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 - 40.6 in.
39.3 - 40.6 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
53.2 - 75.5 cu. ft.
53.2 - 75.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT245/70R17 - P265/70R17
LT245/70R17 - P275/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
119 - 157.5 in.
133.9 - 157.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.7 - 51.2 ft.
44.6 - 51.2 ft.

Width

Width
79.9 in.
79.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
195 - 315 hp
315 - 367 hp

Torque

Torque
260 - 338 ft. lbs.
338 - 375 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
430 - 500 lbs.
500 lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 - 34 gal.
26 - 34 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 18 mpg
15 - 18 mpg

City

City
13 - 15 mpg
13 - 15 mpg

Highway

Highway
17 - 20 mpg
17 - 20 mpg

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety