2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owners Manual – A cargo bed made of shaped composite materials is a new choice for some versions of Chevrolet’s complete-size pickup.
This report covers the lighting-responsibility versions of the Silverado, which come in 1500 (fifty percent-ton) and 2500 (3-quarter-ton) series. The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado are redesigned for 2001 and are covered individually in the Silverado High definition document.
The composite cargo mattress made of thick plastic is optionally available on 1500 brief-bed models equipped with 4-wheel drive and the Z71 off-road package. Chevrolet states it weighs 50 pounds under a traditional metal cargo mattress, will not rust, and resists dings and scrapes much better than steel. GMC offers a business twin of the Silverado called the Sierra, which also becomes the composite cargo bed.
General Motors’ OnStar interaction system is set to be standard on the best-rack LT models in the spring.
The next large inclusion for the Silverado is anticipated to be 4-door team-cab models with four conventional doors that open towards the front side, matching a feature currently available on the competitor Ford F-150. GM’s heavy-duty pickups also offer this feature.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Exterior
The Silverado is available in 4 dimensions: regular cab and extended cab, each with an option of 6.5- or 8-feet freight mattresses. The new composite cargo bed is obtainable in the 6.5-foot length on extended-cab models.
Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are constructed from the same design. A Sportside freight mattress with flared rear fenders is optionally available in a position of the standard slab-sided cargo bed.
All prolonged-cab Silverados include four doorways. The rear doors open up toward the rear and cannot be opened unless of course the front doorways are opened up first.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Interior
Interior furnishings range from plain to deluxe. Vinyl seats are standard on base models, and the fabric is optionally available. Natural leather upholstery is standard on the LT cut degree – the most expensive model – and optional on LS models.
Regular-cab models come with a 3-place bench seat or a set of buckets. All extended-cab models have a three-place rear table and either two front buckets or a front side table that keeps 3.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Under the Hood
Four engines are available, starting with a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 that is regular on most two-wheel-drive 1500 models. Most customers choose one of the V-8s, a 4.8-liter with 270 hp or a 5.3-liter with 285 hp. A 6.0-liter V-8 with 300 hp is regular on 2500.
Four-wheel-push is available throughout the table, and two systems are offered. Insta-Trac enables changing inside and out of 4WD At the top of the move through a floor-installed transfer case. Autotrac transmits all the capability to the rear tires on sleek, dried out pavement and automatically exchanges power to the front side tires as required in wet areas. Traction control is a new option for two-tire-drive V-8 models.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Driving Impressions
Chevy’s complete-size trucks are competitive with the Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram in most famous locations, although Chevy’s design is more conservative and Ford currently offers crew-cab models. Although the V-6 and 4.8-liter V-8 are sufficient for such full-dimension tracks, most buyers will be more satisfied with the extra strength of the 5.3-liter V-8.