4) Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Similar in specifications to the GMC Sierra 1500, the Silverado retails in the US at a starting price of $27,585.
Interior comforts exceed what one would expect in a pickup. Triple-seal inlaid doors, an aerodynamic windshield and a tuned exhaust system minimize noise in the cabin. Seats with dual-resilient foam provide lasting comfort. Steering wheel-mounted buttons for cruise control and audio functions make multitasking convenient.
Among Chevy’s small block engines to equip the Silverado is the 4.3 litre V6. The standard Silverado packs a 6.2 litre EcoTec3 engine rated at 420 hp peak power and 460 lb-ft max torque. Employing advanced technologies such as active fuel management, direct injection and continuously variable valve timing, the engine achieves a harmonious balance between fuel efficiency and powerful performance.
The vehicle can tow up to 12,500 lbs and boasts an average fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city. An 8-speed transmission balances power and acceleration.