2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MSRP $26,105 - $37,865

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Deciding on a work truck can prove to be a daunting task in the current climate as there are a plethora of options available right now. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab is one such offering from a trusted manufacturer that has stayed its course for as long as we can remember. This year Chevy has improved the towing and the hauling capability of this pick-up truck with comfortable and well-put-together interiors. All these characteristics provide it strength and the smooth daily riding experience

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Pros

Praise Worthy Ride Quality

Robust Powertrain

Spacious Cabin Design

Cons

Average Fuel Economy

Predominant Plastic Cabin Construction

Lethargic Gearbox

What's New?

Renamed Work Truck trim as LS Trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26105

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

top speed

125 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

262 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

305 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

205 in.

width

80 in.

height

74 in.

curb weight

4521 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

61 cu ft.

towing capacity

6100 lbs.

payload capacity

1950 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/24 mpg

highway range

624 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Work Truck$26,105 onwards

LS$28,570 onwards

Z71 LT$33,215 onwards

LT$33,955 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Deep Ocean Blue Metallic color
Deep Ocean Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


Chevrolet offers this vehicle with three engine options, a standard 4.3-L V6 gas, a 5.3-L V8 gas, and the most powerful one the 6.2-L V8 gas. The former two are mated with a 6-speed automatic while the latter 6.2-L is combined with the 8-speed automatic. This truck can tow anywhere from 6200 to 11,500 pounds depending upon the engine choice. 


9.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features

9.0/10

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab is available in a total of three trim levels and two-bed lengths- a 6.5-foot and the 8.2-footbed, which does give a decent level of customization options to the potential customer even though it is a Regular Cab Setup. The trims namely, the WT, the LS, and the LT are all fairly priced and do add value to the truck as you climb the trim ladder. Starting at $29,765, the Silverado 1500 Regular Cab can very well be a great fleet vehicle for many and we certainly expect it to do some great numbers.

Trim

WT

LS

LT

MSRP (SB- RWD)

$26,520

$29,765

$33,560

MSRP (LB-RWD)

$26,910

$30,155

$33,560

MSRP (SB-4WD)

$30,460

$33,705

$37,070

MSRP (LB-4WD)

$30,545

$34,005

$37,370

Key Features

17-Inch steel wheels

WT trim plus;

LS trim plus;

 

Tinted glass

Stainless steel finish wheels

Chrome grille inserts

 

Air conditioning

Chrome bumper & grille

E-Z lift/lower tailgate

 

Cruise control

Power & heated mirrors

Alloy wheels

 

Power door locks

Deep-tinted glass

Fabric upholstery

 

Tilt only steering column

Power windows

Adjustable lumbar driver seat

 

Vinyl seating

Keyless entry

Carpeting 

 

rubber floor covering

Bluetooth phone & audio connectivity

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

4-Speaker AM/FM sound system

MyLink audio system

Steering mounted audio controls

 

40/20/40-Split front bench

4.2-inch color display

6-speaker audio system

 

USB & AUX audio input

Satellite & Pandora radio

 
   

CD-player

 
   

Voice control functionality

 

We Recommend

Keeping in mind that the Regular Cab segment is primarily focused on attracting fleet buyers and site workers, cost efficiency trumps luxury big time. Due to this very reason, it would be the wisest decision to opt for the base WT trim as it manages to get you a strong mechanical truck that is devoid of any plush materials or features which could prove to be a challenge to maintain in the long run.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 4.3 L V6 that develops a healthy 285 bhp and 305 lbs. ft. of torque is the sole engine choice available in the Regular cab variant of the Chevrolet Silverado and it delivers decently impressive performance. When being driven around in a sedate manner, the truck appears to be plenty powerful with the overall NVH levels being average. Since most people would use this Regular Cab on job sites instead of out on the highways, the Silverado is strong enough to haul some loads and with a payload capacity of 1950 lbs and a towing capacity of 6100 lbs, it certainly delivers.

The 6-speed automatic gearbox is the standard gearbox across the range and it does deliver in terms of refinement as well as robustness. Even when put under load, the transmission provides smooth gearshifts. Yes, if you do stomp on the gas pedal, the gearbox could appear to be a little hesitant at times, but for its nature of the operation, it more than does the job.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab WT

2015 Ford F-150 Reg Cab XL

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg Cab

2015 RAM 1500 Reg Cab Tradesman

MSRP

$29,765

$27,225

$28,215

$26,855

Engine

4.3L, Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L, Naturally Aspirated V6

4.3L, Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

282 hp @ 6,250 rpm

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

305 hp @ 6,400 rpm

Torque

305 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

253 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm

305 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm

269 lb-ft @ 4,175 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

7.1

6.8

7.1

8.7

Quarter-mile (sec)

15.4

15.1

15.4

16.3

Top Speed (mph)

132

124

132

124

Payload Capacity (lbs)

1,950

1,960

1,950

1,520

Towing Capacity (lbs)

6,100

5,000

6,100

4,970

The Silverado and Sierra get the second most powerful engine that generates 285 hp just after the Ram 1500, which produces an awesome 305 hp, and to complement that power only Ram is mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. While Chevy, Ford, and GMC can haul max up to 1950 pounds whereas Ram is the only one with the lowest payload capacity of 1520 pounds. Silverado and Sierra get into a neck-to-neck fight with their corresponding 6100 pounds of towing capability but the other two, the Ford F-150 & Ram 1500 fall behind by at least 1000 lbs. 

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2015 Silverado Reg Cab is somewhat economical than its rivals. The 4.3-L V6 engine and the 6-speed automatic combination behave efficiently while cruising on the high speeds, If we are to go by the EPA estimates, the Silverado manages a segment average of 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in the combined conditions. For the most part, these figures are identical to its competition and the big 26-gallon fuel tank does provide it with a pretty healthy range.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab

2015 Ford F-150 Reg Cab

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg Cab

2015 RAM 1500 Reg Cab

MPG (City)

18

18

18

17

MPG (Highway)

24

25

24

25

MPG (Combined)

20

20

20

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

26.0

23.0

26.0

26.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

468/624/520

414/575/460

468/624/520

442/650/520

While looking at the data given above, we can say that all the vehicles claim almost identical fuel efficiency but the Ram 1500 is just behind by 1 mpg in the city driving conditions. With the bigger 26-gallon fuel tanks and a segment average fuel economy, both the Chevy and GMC manage to offer great numbers for the long-distance tank to tank range. There is nothing much to utter about driving under combined conditions as with the efficiency of 20 mpg, every truck arrives on the same page. 

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior

7.0/10

As is the case with most Regular Cab configurations of full-size pick-ups, the Silverado also misses out on a ton of convenience upgrades that are present in its other variants. Although when we did glance at the cabin with its price tag and purpose of use in mind, we were certainly impressed with the level of fit and finish on offer and most evidently space. The 40:20:40 split front bench is a common occurrence in most work trucks to accommodate an extra passenger to lug around the job site but for the major chunk of time, one would prefer using it as a pretty huge flip-down armrest that is extremely comfortable.

The overall comfort of the bench seat is decent although we would have preferred better lateral support. The updated dashboard design on the Silverado is an eye-catcher but the heavy plastic construction of the cabin wouldn’t fool anybody into thinking that you are driving an exorbitantly expensive truck. It’s disappointing to see that Chevy does forget to integrate heated and ventilated seats in their Regular Cab trims.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab

2015 Ford F-150 Reg Cab

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg Cab

2015 RAM 1500 Reg Cab

Seating Capacity

3

3

3

3

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

42.4 / 66.0 / 45.3

40.8 / 66.7 / 43.9

42.4 / 66.0 / 45.3

39.9 / 66.0 / 41.0

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

61.0

62.3

61.0

57.5

Although the Ford F-150 pulls ahead of a Chevy Silverado when it comes to Bed Volume, both the Chevy and GMC Sierra 1500 offer significantly bigger cabins than their peers which is a great plus. Either of the options has particularly impressive cabins in their Regular Cab configurations, but the rugged nature of the Chevy and the Ram especially does mean that they might outlast the rest. The cargo capacity of every other truck is practically the same besides the Ram 1500, that just a couple of cu-ft behind. Some of the notable interior features include:

  • 40/20/40 split-bench w/10-way power driver seat adjuster
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • 4.2-inch Driver Information Center
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Heated Mirrors

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Infotainment System

The 4.2 Inch MyLink Touch Screen is the only infotainment option available in the 2015 Silverado Regular Cab and offers a lukewarm experience. Yes, we do agree that an infotainment system isn’t on the priority list when cross-shopping work trucks, but we would have still appreciated it if the overall interface was a tad bit more polished. The lag can be excruciating at times and navigating can be a task in itself.

The four speakers that come in as standard are just about okay at their job but this is a similar story throughout the segment. The overall clarity is fine but the bass is severely lacking and as expected the concept of sound separation or sound stage is completely absent. The 6 speaker setup on the higher trims does improve the overall experience substantially and if one does want to drown out job site noises, maybe splurging isn’t a bad call. All standard, upper trim, and optional entertainment-related features are mentioned below:

  • Four-speaker AM/FM sound system
  • USB & AUX audio input
  • Bluetooth phone & audio connectivity (on LS trim)
  • OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi (on LS trim)
  • MyLink audio system (on LS trim)
  • 4.2-inch color display (on LS trim)
  • Satellite & pandora radio (on LS trim)
  • CD-player & voice control feature (on LS trim)
  • Steering mounted audio controls (on LT trim)
  • Six-Speaker audio system (on LT trim)

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Exterior

8.0/10

The exterior design could be the least of one’s concerns when looking for a fleet vehicle, but the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab is definitely a smart-looking truck. With an imposing silhouette that comprises a bold front end that has been recently redesigned to include a dominating front grille and the distinctive bow tie logo, the Chevy definitely looks the part. Yes, the higher trim iterations do make the truck look leaps and bounds better, but even in its regular cab configurations, the Silverado does have a strong road presence and certainly demands respect.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab

2015 Ford F-150 Reg Cab

2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg Cab

2015 RAM 1500 Reg Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,521

4,050

4,521

4,505

Length (in)

205.0

209.2

205.0

209.0

Width (in)

80.0

79.9

80.0

79.4

Height (in)

73.4

75.2

73.4

74.6

Ground Clearance (in)

8.2

8.8

8.2

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

119.0

122.0

119.0

120.0

Chevy and GMC lead the table with the highest curb weight while Ford has kept its F-150 lighter than its rivals. As per the outer dimensions of Chevy and GMC, it doesn’t matter which vehicle you pick as they both have the same dimensions. Silverado would be easy to turn on sharp corners due to its shorter wheelbase, whereas the ground clearance of 8.2 inches is the least when compared to its rivals. Some of the more noticeable exterior features are as follows:

  • Halogen reflector headlamps and fog lamps
  • Chrome Grille surround and front and rear bumper
  • EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Safety

6.0/10

Being built to a price does come with its own caveats and the entire Work Truck segment can sometimes be seen struggling in the Safety department due to this. Although many of the Silverado’s rivals do lack required safety features, the Silverado manages to score a perfect 5-star rating from the NHTSA and does feature some solid safety tech on-board. Yes, the Chevrolet Silverado doesn’t have the latest and greatest in terms of active safety tech, it still manages to be one of the safer options in its segment. Some Notable Safety Features are as follows:

  • StabiliTrak stability control system w/Proactive Roll Avoidance
  • Traction control w/electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • OnStar Directions and Connections plan for 6 months w/Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance & Roadside Assistance
  • Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger, and head-curtain side-impact airbags

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab proves to be an amazing bargain in the work truck category as it offers great interior space, robust mechanical prowess, acceptable safety features, and an imposing exterior profile. Nit Picking proves to be highly difficult when talking about the Chevy which does mean that recommending such a vehicle to potential buyers proves to be a cakewalk.

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