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2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

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The big news this year for the extended cab version of the ½-ton Silverado is an optional high-output version of the V8 engine under its hood. Customers that choose this upgraded motor will be rewarded with a 15 horsepower increase.

On the other side of the equation is the crew cab, which blends interior space and comfort with all the hard-working attributes of a Chevy pickup. It benefits from the same features that all 2005 Silverados receive, like the 3.23 rear axle ratio that is standard on 2WD models and a new 145-amp alternator.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab is offered in four trims: work, base, LS and LT. The crew cab is offered in LS and LT trims. 1500 regular cabs, 2500s and HD models are all covered in individual reviews.

Interior Features
Both extended cabs and crew cabs include a 3-person rear bench seat. With a front bench seat, they can handle a total of six passengers.

With top-line LT models, you are treated to some very fine appointments. Some of those that help increase the comfort are the OnStar System, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats, a Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and steering-wheel radio controls.

Exterior Features
Extended cabs are available with 6.5 and 8.1-ft Fleetside cargo beds. Crew Cabs come only with the short Fleetside. An optional 6.5-ft flare-fender Sportside bed is also available.

New tire choices for 2005 include P245/70R17-108S all-season blackwall tires as standard on 2WD models, with P245/70R17-108S all-season white-outlined letter tires as an option. P265/70R17 all-season blackwall tires are now standard on 4WD regular and extended cab models, while P265/70R17 all-season white outlined-letter tires are available.

2005 Silverado 1500 extended cabs with a short bed receive a 4.3-liter Vortec V6 with 195 horsepower at 4600 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm. 5-speed manual transmission is standard; 4-speed automatic is optional.

Extended cabs with a long bed have a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 with 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm (optional with short bed models). All LT models, plus crew cabs, use a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 with 295 horsepower at 5200 rpm (310 with the upgrade) and 330 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. It is offered only with 4-speed automatic transmission.

4WD 1500 models can be equipped with a special Z71 Off-Road Package. This includes 46-mm gas-charged shock absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, specific stabilizer bars, a skid-plate package, a high-capacity air cleaner and Z71 decals.

Safety and Security
Standard safety equipment includes dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and daytime running lights.

2005 Chevy Silverado - New for 2005
Hybrid version of half-ton 1500 Extended Cab model
Higher output (310 hp/231 kw) Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 (available on 4WD Extended Cab w/standard box)
Power sunroof package (available late 2004 on Extended and Crew Cab models with Universal Transmitter and overhead console)
Front disc/rear drum anti-lock brakes standard on all models except with Quadrasteer
(QPR) P245/70R17-108S all-season blackwall tires standard on 2WD models
(QPO) P245/70R17-108S all-season, white-outlined letter tires available on 2WD models
(QVL) P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall tires standard on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
(QVM) P265/70R17, all-season, white outlined-letter tires available on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
Six -lug painted 17-inch x 7-inch steel wheels standard on Work Truck Models
Six-lug chrome-styled steel 17-inch x 7.5-inch (except 2WD Extended Cab and 2WD/4WD Crew Cab models)
3.23 rear axle ratio standard on 2WD models
145-amp alternator standard
Snow Plow prep package includes 160-amp alternator
New hood and grille design for Heavy Duty models
New exterior colors: Dark Blue Metallic (all except Silverado SS), Silver Birch Metallic (Silverado SS)

Fast Stats
Reg cab: 2 / 3
Ext cab: 5 / 6
Crew cab: 5 / 6
MSRP from
4.3L V6
4.8L V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
195 @ 4600
285 @ 5200
310 @ 5200
345 @ 5200
4-speed auto
 5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
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