The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado was built with purpose, not just for its good looks.
Chevy has always been known to dominate in the amount of horsepower per cubic inch. Any racetrack will lend creed to this by Chevy’s pure dominance. The 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab LS has a small 4.8-liter V8 which produces 302 horsepower with 305 pounds foot of torque. This results in the ability to carry 1,708 pounds of payload or tow 4,400 pounds and accelerate from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds flat.
If that isn’t enough, the Silverado also has stability control that works with the ABS four-wheel disc brakes to prevent excessive body roll. Controlled by the ECU, the truck senses the beginning of excessive roll, as experienced in a panic maneuver or very hard turn. In response the stability control with the help of the ABS unit, the front and rear brakes on the side opposite the turn are engaged. This will shallow the turn and slow the vehicle making it difficult to roll over or lose control. This is hailed as a great piece of technology.
For the 2013 model year, the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Hybrid models receive a few minimal changes — the most notable of which are three new colors, including Deep Ruby Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, and Blue Topaz Metallic. Conversely, the Imperial Blue Metallic and Black Granite metallic colors are gone.
In addition, the 2013 Silverado gets a set of all-terrain tires (rather than the on-/off-road units found on the 2012 models), while a few LPO (Limited Promotional Option) options are discontinued, including the sliding bed divider, cargo management system rails, overhead utility rack, and the enough-to-make-a-rapper jealous deluxe chrome package.
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