The Silverado 1500 features a standard frame rail system that provides structural reinforcement to the body panels.
The frame rails provide additional rigidity to the chassis, making the vehicle stronger than a comparable unibody construction.
The frame rails consist of two aluminum cross members that run along each side of the bed and connect at the rear of the cab.
The Silverado 1500 comes equipped with four wheel drive (4WD) and front-wheel drive (FWD).
The 4WD option is only available on the LT and LTZ trims. The FWD option is available on all trims.
The Silverado 1500 offers a choice between a 6.0L V8 engine and a 5.3L V8 engine.
Both engines produce 360 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque.
The 6.0L engine produces 395 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque while the 5.3L engine produces 365 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.