Let’s keep this one simple, shall we? There’s a new mid-level Chevrolet Silverado and – like me – you’re going to want it.
Let’s face it; we all want a loaded truck, with all the bells and whistles and barbed wire-trim stampings. What honest, hardworking fellow has $67,000 to spend on a luxury truck? Not me, and certainly not my coonhound, Ruger.
Smartly, Chevy looked to the middle of the market and decided throw us regular types a bone with this, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Custom. Starting at $33,820 … or $37,800 for the 4×4 it’s the truck you want for a price you can afford.
For that money, you get the essentials, with a couple extra tricks kicked in for good measure. A 355-horspower, 5.3-liter V8, which also happens to be the most efficient V8 in a pickup? You bet.
Chrome? Heaps of it. The Custom comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, a body-colored top cap above the front bumper, and chrome mirror caps and door handles.
Plus it has four doors, freedom-loving cloth seats, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, power windows and door locks, and Chevy MyLink with 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Oh and I guess I should mention, if you’re not singing the V8 tune, Chevy will sell you a Silverado Custom with the torquiest standard six-cylinder in a truck, the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6. So there’s that.
Champing at the bit to get ahold of this American beauty? Chevy dealers will be stocking them this month.