2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is Capable, Dependable and Efficent

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

 With a broad range of body styles and proven, fuel-efficient powertrains, the 2013 Silverado 1500 now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA,  can tackle just about any job a truck owner can imagine – from hauling equipment and a crew to a job site to towing a camper for a family vacation.

Reflecting the importance of low cost of ownership to full-size pickup customers, Silverado continues to offer proven V-8 power with an EPA highway estimate of 21 mpg for mainstream 2WD or 4WD models, and a 22-mpg highway estimate for the Silverado XFE.

Silverado’s capable, efficient powertrains have helped make it the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup, backed by a five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Silverado 1500 offers a full lineup of pickups to meet almost any need, including WT, LS, LT, XFE and LTZ models, as well as the unique Silverado 1500 Hybrid – the industry’s only hybrid full-size truck. Silverado 1500 models are available in three cab styles – regular, extended and crew cab – as well as three cargo box lengths: 5 foot 8 inches (short), 6 foot 6 inches (standard) and 8 foot (long).

Powertrain grade braking is now included in all six-speed automatic transmissions. This feature reduces brake rotor temperatures 100 degrees Celsius on grade tests by downshifting transmission gears, thereby reducing brake applications on long downhill conditions.

Silverado 1500 offers a comprehensive array of features that make it an excellent choice for towing and hauling, including:

  • StabiliTrak with trailer sway control and hill-start assist
  • Tow-haul mode for automatic transmissions
  • The new-for-2013 powertrain grade braking (both in and out of tow-haul mode)
  • Available Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Available max trailering package (10,700-pound / 4,853 kg maximum trailer weight rating)
  • Available rear vision camera.

Silverado’s full-size truck architecture enables a smooth ride and confident handling, without compromising the capability that is so important to pickup customers. A lineup of powerful small-block V-8 engines and six-speed automatic transmissions complement the strong chassis by enabling a maximum payload capacity of 1,937 pounds (838 kg). When equipped with the available max trailering package and the 6.2L V-8, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 10,700 pounds (4,853 kg).

For customers looking for enhanced fuel economy, the Silverado XFE (2WD crew cab) delivers an EPA-estimated 22 mpg on the highway, thanks to unique aerodynamic enhancements, a 5.3L/six-speed automatic powertrain and other details. It also boasts a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds (3,175 kg).

The Silverado Hybrid returns for 2013, delivering segment-leading fuel economy estimates of 20 mpg city/23 mpg highway, while offering the Silverado’s traditional capabilities – including a 6,100-pound (2,767 kg) towing capacity. Please see the separate Silverado Hybrid release for complete details and specifications.

Two new colors are added for 2013: Deep Ruby Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic.

Silverado design and exterior features

2013 Chevrolet Silverado Ext-Cab 

Silverado’s chiseled design and broad-shouldered stance reflect the no-nonsense capability that have defined Chevy trucks for nearly 95 years, and give Silverado a confident, firmly planted stance. Design details include a power dome hood, flared rear fenders, vertically stacked reflector-optics headlamps and Chevrolet’s iconic bow tie emblem in the grille.

A chrome bumper is standard on LS, LT and XFE trim level models, while LTZ trim level models receive body-color front bumpers. The large, grab-style door handles are designed for easy use with gloves.

Highlights of Silverado’s standard and available exterior features include:

  • Fog lamps are standard on LTZ and available on LT and XFE
  • Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors including auto-dimming, integrated signal indicators, ground lights and curb-tilt feature are standard on LTZ
  • Heated, power-adjustable vertical camper-style outside mirrors are available on LT, XFE and LTZ. Manual-folding camper-style mirrors are available on WT
  • EZ-Lift tailgate (spring-loaded) is available on WT, LT, XFE and LTZ models.
  • Locking tailgate is available on WT, LT, XFE and LTZ models
  • A range of 17-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch wheels is offered. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard on all models. Eighteen-inch wheels are included with the Z71 package. Twenty-inch wheels are available on LT, XFE and LTZ
  • Dealer-installed accessory wheels include 20- and 22-inch designs
  • LS Package is available on WT models and includes chrome-styled steel wheels, chrome front bumper and chrome grille surround
  • Chrome Essentials Package is available on LT and LTZ models. Content includes a polished exhaust tip, chrome recovery hooks, chrome door handles, chrome mirror caps and chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Exterior color choices include: Black, Blue Granite Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Deep Ruby Metallic, Summit White, White Diamond Tricoat, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic and Graystone Metallic.

The Z71 appearance package is available on LT and LTZ extended cab and crew cab models. Content includes the Z71 suspension package, 18-inch aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires, fog lamps, body-color lower front fascia and grille, outside mirrors and door handles, unique Z71 decal, bright aluminum Chevrolet sill plates, Z71 gauge cluster, chrome recovery hooks, and Rancho front and rear shocks.

Dealer-installed accessories are available for Silverado 1500, including tonneau covers, chrome packages, bed liners, utility racks and more.

Silverado interior standard and available features

2013 Silverado LTZ Interior

Silverado features two interiors to meet the diverse needs of customers. The WT, LS and LT trim levels feature the “pure pickup”interior and the LTZ trim level features the luxury-inspired interior similar to Chevrolet’s full-size utilities.

WT, LS and LT trim levels feature larger controls and door handles that are easier to use with gloves. A large-capacity, double glove box is part of the instrument panel. LTZ models feature a luxury-inspired interior with a unique instrument panel, door panels, larger-capacity center console that offers 20.1 liters of undivided storage and other distinct trim.

A stadium-style rear seat with a 60/40-split design and folding center armrest is standard on crew cab models and available on extended cab models. It can be easily folded up with one hand, without using a release handle, to provide an uninterrupted load floor. Alternatively, either section of the split seat can be stowed independently, allowing room for both cargo and a rear-seat passenger.

Rear access doors open 170 degrees for easy entry to the rear seat/storage area of extended cab models. Power-operated rear side windows lower completely into the 170-degree access doors, providing 100-percent openness on LT and LTZ models. Additional interior features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on LTZ and available on LT and XFE; single-zone manual climate control is standard on WT, LS, LT and XFE
  • Navigation radio with AM/FM stereo, MP3-compatible CD/DVD player and USB port is available on LTZ models
  • Bose premium speaker system with subwoofer mounted in the center console is standard on LTZ and available on LT and XFE
  • Rear-seat entertainment system is available on LTZ crew cab and includes a rear-seat DVD player, remote control and two sets of wireless headphones
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on LS, LT, XFE and LTZ models and available on WT. SiriusXM NavTraffic feature is available on LT, XFE and LTZ
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity is standard on LTZ models and available on WT and LS
  • Power-adjustable pedals are available on LT, XFE and LTZ models
  • Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets are standard on all models and mounted on the instrument panel
  • Remote vehicle starter system is standard on LTZ and available on LT and XFE models
  • Leather-trimmed front seat trim is standard on LTZ and available on LT and XFE models
  • Front bucket seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters are standard on LTZ models. Front bucket seats with six-way power adjusters are available on LT and XFE models
  • Rear 60/40-split folding bench seat is standard on crew cab models
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on LT, XFE and LTZ models and available on WT and LS
  • Power-operated sunroof is available on LTZ crew cab models
  • Power-operated rear sliding window is available on LT, XFE and LTZ models.

Silverado’s interior color and trim combinations include Ebony, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium and Dark Titanium.

Silverado powertrains

Silverado models are powered by an efficient lineup of proven engines, led by Vortec small-block V-8s. These engines build on 57 years of V-8 experience and billions of real-world miles, while also including advanced technologies such as Active Fuel Management (AFM) and variable valve timing (VVT) to optimize performance and efficiency. Three FlexFuel engines are available – and partnered with fuel-saving AFM – giving customers the choice of powering their truck with E85 ethanol, gasoline or a combination of both fuels.

Silverado 1500’s engine offerings include:

  • 4.3L V-6 (LU3), rated at 195 hp (145 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (351 Nm).
  • 4.8L V-8 (L20), E85-capable with iron block; rated at 302 hp (225 kW) and 305 lb.-ft. of torque (412 Nm).
  • 5.3L FlexFuel V-8 (LMG), E85-capable with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp (235 kW) and 335 lb.-ft. of torque (452 Nm).
  • 5.3L FlexFuel V-8 (LC9), E85-capable with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp (235 kW) and 335 lb.-ft. of torque (452 Nm).
  • 6.2L V-8 (L9H), with E85 FlexFuel capability, an aluminum block and variable valve timing, rated at 403 hp (300 kW) and 417 lb.-ft. of torque (565 Nm). This engine is available in crew cab and extended cab models.

Silverado chassis and suspension

Built on GM’s full-size truck platform, the Silverado incorporates features such as a fully boxed frame – with a hydroformed front section – coil-over-shock front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering.

Silverado is offered with five suspension systems, each tailored to suit specific driving requirements:

  • Z83 – Delivers a solid, smooth ride with monotube front and twin-tube rear shocks
  • Z85 – Designed for enhanced handling and trailer towing, with monotube front and rear shocks
  • Z71 – Delivers enhanced off-road capability; features monotube front and rear shocks
  • Z60 – Designed for maximum street performance and offered with 20-inch wheels
  • NHT – Designed for maximum towing capacity; it includes monotube rear shocks, 17-inch wheels and off-road tires, and high-capacity rear springs.

A stiff frame reduces vibrations transmitted to the passenger cabin, while the strength and accuracy of the fully boxed frame also enable precise mounting and tuning of chassis and suspension components. Wide front and rear tracks – 68.1 inches (1,732 mm) front/67 inches (1,702 mm) rear – enhance handling and vehicle stability for a more confident road feel.

Additional chassis and suspension details include:

  • A coil-over-shock front suspension delivers linear handling characteristics on all road surfaces
  • A rack-and-pinion steering system provides precise control and strong on-center feel
  • A Hotchkiss-type rear suspension provides superior isolation and ride with a splayed arrangement for the shock absorbers
  • Four-channel ABS is standard on all models and is linked to the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system to help mitigate rollover crashes
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control with electronic trailer sway control and hill-start assist is standard on all models
  • Autotrac electronic transfer case is standard on LT and LTZ models and available on WT and LS
  • A GM segment-exclusive automatic locking rear differential is standard on XFE and LTZ models and available on WT, LS and LT models
  • Integrated trailer brake controller is available on all models (except when equipped with the 4.3L engine).

The Z71 suspension is available on LT and LTZ models. Content includes high-pressure, gas-charged monotube shocks, on/off-road tires, off-road jounce bumpers, front recovery hooks (2WD), a durable skid plate and high-capacity air cleaner.

The NHT max trailering package is available on LT and LTZ extended cab and crew cab models. Content includes the 6.2L V-8 engine, heavy-duty automatic locking rear differential, Z85 suspension, 9.5-inch rear axle, 3.73 axle ratio, 17-inch aluminum wheels and on/off-road tires and four-wheel disc brakes.

Silverado safety and crash-avoidance features

Silverado has a strong body structure to absorb crash energy and provide a protective “safety cage” around occupants. Standard head curtain side air bags with rollover protection are featured for all seating rows, while standard seat-mounted side-impact air bags for driver and right-front passenger provide thorax and pelvic protection. The roof-mounted head curtain air bags include design features that provide increased rollover protection and occupant containment.

Additional safety features include:

  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system helps reduce the risk of rollover crashes by keeping the vehicle in the driver’s intended path by applying throttle, braking or a combination of both
  • Standard high-capacity brake system with four-channel ABS featuring smooth, quiet operation, longer pad life and more resistance to brake pulsation
  • Standard front safety belt pretensioners minimize forward movement during a collision. Load-limiting retractors cinch the belt more tightly
  • Standard tire pressure monitoring system
  • Standard remote keyless entry (RKE) system provides a second function for the red panic button. Drivers can use it to locate their vehicle without sounding the panic alarm.
  • Available rearview camera system designed to provide the driver with
    a view of people or objects in the rearward path of the vehicle

OnStar details 

Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on Silverado. OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.

OnStar’s RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle. A new, opt-in service called FamilyLink allows subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by checking the location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle location alerts.

Silverado also features new OnStar button icons. Drivers will notice an updated look for the Hands-Free Calling button, blue OnStar button and red Emergency button.

More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.

2013 SILVERADO 1500 REGULAR CAB SPECIFICATIONS

 Overview

Models: C/K 10703: regular cab standard box, 2WD and 4WD

C/K 10903: regular cab long box, 2WD and 4WD

Body style / driveline: 2/3-passenger regular cab, 1/2-ton, 2- and, 4-wheel drive light-duty pickups available with 6-foot 6-inch and 8-foot (2 m and 2.4 m) box
EPA vehicle class: full-size truck
Manufacturing location: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Key competitors: Ford F-Series, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

Engines

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3) Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)
Type: 4.3L V-6 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 262 / 4300 293 / 4807 325 / 5328
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88 3.78 x 3.76 / 96 x 95.5 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Ignition system: direct composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.2:1 8.8:1 9.9:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 195 / 145 @ 4600 302 / 225 @ 5600* 315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 260 / 353 @ 2800 305 / 414 @ 4600* 335 / 454 @ 4400* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded or E85 regular unleaded or E85
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5600  6000  6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor
EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 2WD: 15 / 20

4WD: 14 / 18

2WD: 14 / 19 (gas)

4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

*SAE certified.

 

Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 4L60 Hydra-Matic 6L80
Type: four-speed automatic six-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.06 4.03
Second: 1.63 2.36
Third: 1.00 1.53
Fourth: 0.70 1.15
Fifth: 0.85
Sixth: 0.67
Reverse: 2.29 3.06
Final drive ratio (std. & avail.): 3.08, 3.23, 3.42 and 3.73 3.08 or 3.42

 

Chassis / Suspension

Front: 2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers
Rear: solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks available
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion (2WD and 4WD)
Steering ratio: 19.2:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3.5
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m)
      2WD/4WD Reg. Cab Standard Box: 39.7 / 12.1
      2WD/4WD Reg. Cab Long Box: 44.3 / 15.4

Brakes

Type: power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm)
disc/drum brakes: front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30

rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)
disc/drum brakes: front: 301.2 / 1944

rear: 172.4 / 1112

 

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size & type: 17 x 7.5-in. steel

17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel

17 x 7.5-in. cast aluminum

18 x 8.0-in. cast aluminum

18 x 8.0-in. chrome-clad aluminum

20 x 8.5-in. chrome-clad aluminum

Tires: P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

LT245/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

LT265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-season, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

P275/55R20 touring, blackwall

 

Dimensions

Exterior

  Regular Cab, Standard Box Regular Cab, Long Box
Wheelbase       (in / mm): 119 / 3023 133 / 3378
Overall length   (in / mm): 205.6 / 5222 224.5 / 5702
Overall width    (in / mm): 79.96 / 2031 79.96 / 2031
Overall height  (in / mm)
2WD: 73.6 / 1869 73.5 / 1867
4WD: 73.8 / 1875 73.8 / 1875
Track (in / mm)
 Front: 68.1 / 1732 68.1 / 1732
 Rear: 67 / 1702 67 / 1702
Min. running ground clearance
2WD: 7.7 / 195 8.2 / 208
4WD: 9.1 / 231 9.5 / 241
Ground to top of load floor           (in / mm)
2WD: 34.7 / 881 34.7 / 881
    4WD: 33.9 / 861 33.9 / 861
Step-in height
2WD: 22.6 / 574 22.6 / 574
4WD: 22.6 / 574 22.6 / 574
Approach angle (deg)
     2WD: 14.6 15.4
     4WD: 15.6 16.3
Breakover angle (deg)
     2WD: 24.4 21.5
     4WD: 24.4 21.8
Departure angle (deg)
     2WD: 25 24.1
     4WD: 24.2 23.3

Interior

  Regular Cab
Headroom (in / mm): 41.5 / 1054
Legroom (in / mm): 41.3 / 1049
Shoulder room (in / mm): 65.2 / 1656
Hip room (in / mm): 62.5 / 1588

 

Curb weight & payload (with 5.3L)

GVWR         (lb / kg) Base Curb Weight         (lb / kg) Max. Payload       (lb / kg) Weight Distribution    (% front / rear)
2WD
Reg. Cab Standard Box: 6400 / 2903 4643 / 2106 1757 / 797 59 / 41
Reg. Cab Long Box: 6400 / 2903 4765 / 2161 1635 / 741 60 / 40
4WD
Reg. Cab Standard Box: 6400 / 2903 4850 / 2200 1550 / 703 61 / 39
Reg. Cab Long Box: 6800 / 3084 5006 / 2270 1794 / 813 61 / 39

 

Cargo box

Regular Cab, Standard Box Regular Cab, Long Box
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 60.7 / 1719 75.5 / 2138.2
Length at floor (in / mm): 78.7 / 1999 97.8 / 2479
Width at floor (in / mm): 62.4 / 1586 62.4 / 1586
Width between wheel housings (in / mm): 50.6 / 1286 50.6 / 1286
Tailgate width (in / mm): 61.5 / 1564 61.5 / 1564
Inside height (in / mm): 21 / 553 21 / 553

 

Capacities

Regular Cab, Standard Box Regular Cab, Long Box
Seating: 3 3
Fuel tank (gal / L): 26 / 98 34 / 129
     
Vortec 4.3L Vortec 4.8L Vortec 5.3L
Engine oil (qt / L): 4.5 / 4.3 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 12.6 / 11.9 13.4 / 12.7 14.9 / 14.1

Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg)
Reg. Cab, Std. Box: 2WD: 9100 / 4128 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

4WD: 8900 / 4037 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Reg. Cab, Long Box: 2WD: 10000 / 4536 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

4WD: 9800 / 4445 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 EXTENDED CAB SPECIFICATIONS

 Overview

Models: C/K 10753: extended cab standard box, 2WD & 4WD
C/K 10953: extended cab long box, 2WD & 4WD
Body style / driveline: 5/6-passenger Extended Cab, 1/2-ton, 2-and 4-wheel drive light-duty pickups available, 6-foot 6-inch, and 8-foot (2 m and 2.4 m) box
EPA vehicle class: full-size truck
Manufacturing location: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Key competitors: Ford F-Series, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

Engines

Vortec 4.3L V-6 (LU3) Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)
Type: 4.3L V-6 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 262 / 4300 293 / 4807 325 / 5328
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88 3.78 x 3.76 / 96 x 95.5 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Ignition system: direct composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.2:1 8.8:1 9.9:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 195 / 145 @ 4600* 302 / 225 @ 5600* 315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 260 / 353 @ 2800* 305 / 414 @ 4600* 335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded or E85 regular unleaded or E85
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5600 6000 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 2WD: 15 / 20 2WD: 14 / 19 (gas)

4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

 

Engines (continued)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9) Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L9H)
Type: 5.3L V-8 6.2L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 325 / 5328 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.9:1 10.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

403 / 301 @ 5700*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

417 / 565 @ 4300*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded or E85 premium recommended not required; or E85
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6000 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

2WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

4WD: 12 / 18 (gas)

*SAE certified.

 

Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 4L60 Hydra-Matic 6L80
Type: four-speed automatic six-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.06 4.03
Second: 1.63 2.36
Third: 1.00 1.53
Fourth: 0.70 1.15
Fifth: 0.85
Sixth: 0.67
Reverse: 2.29 3.06
Final drive ratio (std. & avail.): 3.08, 3.23, 3.42 or 3.73 3.08 or 3.42 or 3.73 (w/ enhanced trailering)

 

Chassis / Suspension

Front: 2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers
Rear: solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks (available)
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion (2WD and 4WD)
Steering ratio: 16.73:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):
 2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Short Box: 44.6 / 13.6
 2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Standard Box: 46.9 / 14.3
 2WD/4WD Ext. Cab Long Box: 51.2 / 15.6

Brakes

Type: power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS; or power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm)
disc/drum brakes: front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30

rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

with 4-wheel disc: front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30

rear: 13.5 x 0.79 / 342.9 x 20

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)
with disc/drum brakes: front: 301.2 / 1944

rear: 172.4 / 1112

with four-wheel disc: front: 257 / 1656

rear: 113 / 732

 

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size & type: 17 x 7.5-in. steel

17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel

17 x 7.5-in. cast aluminum

18 x 8-in. aluminum

18 x 8-in. chrome-clad aluminum

20 x 8.5-in. chrome-clad aluminum

Tires: P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

LT245/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

LT265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-season, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

P275/55R20 touring, blackwall

 

Dimensions

Exterior

  Extended Cab, Standard Box Extended Cab, Long Box
Wheelbase (in / mm): 143.5 / 3645 157.5 / 4000
Overall length (in / mm): 230.2 / 5847 249.2 / 6330
Overall width (in / mm): 79.9 / 2031 79.9 / 2031
Overall height (in / mm)
2WD: 73.6 / 1869 73.5 / 1871
4WD: 73.7 / 1872 73.6 / 1869
Track (in / mm)
 Front: 68.1 / 1732 68.1 / 1732
 Rear: 67 / 1702 67 / 1702
Min. running ground clearance
2WD: 8.9 / 226 9 / 230
4WD: 9 / 228 9.3 / 240
Ground to top of load floor           (in / mm):
2WD: 33.8 / 859 33.5 / 851
4WD: 33.4 / 848 33.1 / 841
Step-in height
2WD: 22.6 / 574 22.6 / 574
4WD: 22.6 / 574 22.6 / 574
Approach angle (deg)
     2WD: 15.6 15.3
     4WD: 15.8 15.5
Breakover angle (deg)
     2WD: 18 19.6
     4WD: 17.8 19.3
Departure angle (deg)
     2WD: 22.8 24
     4WD: 22 23.3

 Interior

  Extended Cab, Front Extended Cab, Rear
Headroom (in / mm): 41.2 / 1046 39.2 / 996
Legroom (in / mm): 41.3 / 1049 34.3 / 871
Shoulder room (in / mm): 65.2 / 1656 65.3 / 1659
Hip room (in / mm): 62.5 / 1588 61.9 / 1572

 

Curb weight & payload

  GVWR            (lb / kg) Base Curb Weight         (lb / kg) Max. Payload (lb / kg) Weight Distribution    (% front / rear)
2WD
Ext. Cab Standard Box: 7000 / 3175* 5092 / 2309* 1908 / 865* 58 / 42
Ext. Cab Long Box: 6900 / 3130** 5259 / 2385** 1641 / 744** 59 / 41
4WD
Ext. Cab Standard Box: 7200 / 3266* 5365 / 2433* 1835 / 832* 59 / 41
Ext. Cab Long Box: 7000 / 3175** 5487 / 2489** 1513 / 686** 60 / 40

*6.2L with six-speed transmission and NHT trailering package

**5.3L with six-speed transmission

 

Cargo box

Extended Cab, Standard Box Extended Cab, Long Box
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 60.7 / 1719 75.5 / 2138.2
Length at floor (in / mm): 78.9 / 2003 97.7 / 2483
Width at floor (in / mm): 62.4 / 1586 62.4 / 1586
Width between wheelhousings (in / mm): 50.6 / 1286 50.6 / 1286
Tailgate width (in / mm): 61.5 / 1564 61.5 / 1564
Inside height (in / mm): 21 / 553 21 / 553

 

Capacities

Extended Cab, Standard Box Extended Cab, Long Box
Seating: 3/3 3/3
Fuel tank (gal / L): 26 / 98 34 / 129
       
Vortec

4.3L

Vortec

4.8L

Vortec

5.3L

Vortec

6.2L

Engine oil (qt / L): 4.5 / 4.3 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 12.6 / 11.9 13.4 / 12.7 14.9 / 14.1 12.6 / 11.9

Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg)
Ext. Cab, Std. Box: 2WD: 9700 / 4400 (6.2L and 3.42 axle)

4WD: 9400 / 4263 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Ext. Cab, Std. Box with NHT enhanced trailering pkg.: 2WD: 10700 / 4853 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

4WD: 10400 / 4717 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

Ext. Cab, Long Box: 2WD: 9500 / 4309 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

4WD: 9300 / 4218 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB SPECIFICATIONS

 

Overview

Models: C/K 10543: Crew Cab Short Box, 2WD, 4WD and AWD
Body style / driveline: 5/6-passenger Crew Cab, ½-ton, 2-and 4- wheel drive light-duty pickups available with 5-foot 8-inch (1.7 m) box
EPA vehicle class: full-size truck
Manufacturing location: Silao, Mexico
Key competitors: Ford F-Series, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan

Engines

Vortec 4.8L V-8 FlexFuel (L20) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9) Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L9H)
Type: 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8 5.3L V-8 6.2L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 293 / 4807 325 / 5328 325 / 5328 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.78 x 3.76 / 96 x 95.5 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil near plug, composite distributor, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 8.8:1 9.9:1 9.9:1 10.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 302 / 225 @ 5600* 315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

315 / 235 @ 5200* (gas)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85)

403 / 301 @ 5700*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 305 / 414 @ 4600* 335 / 458 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 475 @ 4400* (E85)

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

417 / 565 @ 4300*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded or E85 regular unleaded or E85 regular unleaded or E85 premium recommended not required; or E85
Maximum engine speed (rpm):  6000  6000  6000 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor
EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 2WD: 14 / 19 (gas)

4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

XFE: 15 / 22

2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

2WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

4WD: 12 / 18 (gas)

AWD: 12 / 18 (gas)

*SAE certified.

 

Transmissions

Hydra-Matic 4L60 Hydra-Matic 6L80
Type: 4-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.06 4.03
Second: 1.63 2.36
Third: 1.00 1.53
Fourth: 0.70 1.15
Fifth: 0.85
Sixth: 0.67
Reverse: 2.29 3.06
Final drive ratio (std. & avail.): 3.08, 3.23, 3.42 and 3.73 3.08 or 3.42 or 3.73 (w/ enhanced trailering)

 

Chassis / Suspension

Front: independent coil-over-shock; monotube shock absorbers
Rear: solid axle with semi-elliptic, variable-rate, two-stage multileaf springs; splayed shock absorbers; monotube shocks (available)
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 16.73:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m)
2WD/4WD Crew cab short box: 47.2 / 14.4

Brakes

Type: power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS; or power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel ABS
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm)
with disc/drum brakes: front: 12.99 x 1.18 / 330 x 30

rear: 11.61 x 2.36 / 295 x 60

with four-wheel disc: front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30

rear: 13.5 x 0.79 / 342.9 x 20

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)
with disc/drum brakes: front: 301.2 / 1944

rear: 172.4 / 1112

with four-wheel disc: front: 257 / 1656

rear: 113 / 732

 

Wheels / Tires

Wheel size & type: 17 x 7.5-in. steel

17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel

17 x 7.5-in. cast aluminum

18 x 8-in. aluminum

18 x 8-in. chrome-clad aluminum

20 x 8.5-in. chrome-clad aluminum

Tires: P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall

P265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

LT245/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

LT265/70R17 all-terrain, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-season, blackwall

P265/65R18 all-terrain, blackwall or white letter

P275/55R20 touring, blackwall

Dimensions

Exterior

  Crew Cab, Short Box
Wheelbase (in / mm): 143.5 / 3645
Overall length (in / mm): 230 / 5847
Overall width (in / mm): 80 / 2032
Overall height (in / mm)
2WD: 73.8 / 1875
4WD: 73.7 / 1872
Track (in / mm)
 Front: 68.1 / 1732
 Rear: 67 / 1702
Min. running ground clearance (in / mm): 9 / 229
Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):
     2WD: 32.9 / 836
     4WD: 33.7 / 831
Step-in height
2WD: 22 / 561
4WD: 22 / 561
Approach angle (deg)
     2WD: 15.3
     4WD: 15.5
Breakover angle (deg)
     2WD: 19.3
     4WD: 19.6
Departure angle (deg)
     2WD: 22.8
     4WD: 23.1

Interior

  Crew Cab, Front Crew Cab, Rear
Headroom (in / mm): 41.2 / 1046 40.5 / 1029
Legroom (in / mm): 41.3 / 1049 38.7 / 983
Shoulder room (in / mm): 65.2 / 1656 65.1 / 1654
Hip room (in / mm): 62.5 / 1588 65.4 / 1663

 

Curb weight & payload

  GVWR         (lb / kg) Base Curb Weight (lb / kg) Max. Payload     (lb / kg) Weight Distribution (% front / rear)
2WD:
Crew Cab Short Box 7100 / 3220* 5163 / 2342* 1937 / 878* 57 / 43
Crew Cab XFE 6700 / 3039** 5052 / 2291** 1648 / 747** 57 / 43
4WD:
Crew Cab Short Box 7300 / 3311* 5410 / 2454* 1890 / 857* 58 / 42

 *6.2L with six-speed transmission and NHT trailering package.

**5.3L with six-speed transmission.

 

Cargo box

Crew Cab, Short Box
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 53.2 / 1506
Length at floor (in / mm): 69.3 / 1760
Width at floor (in / mm): 62.4 / 1586
Width between wheelhousings (in / mm): 50.6 / 1286
Tailgate width (in / mm): 61.5 / 1564
Inside height (in / mm): 21 / 553

Capacities

Crew Cab, Short Box
Seating: 5 or 6
Fuel tank (gal / L): 26 / 98
     
Vortec

4.8L

Vortec

5.3L

Vortec

6.2L

Engine oil (qt / L): 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 13.4 / 12.7 14.9 / 14.1 12.6 / 11.9

Trailering

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg)
Crew Cab, Short Box: XFE: 7000 / 3175 (5.3L and 3.08 axle)

2WD: 9700 / 4400 (6.2L and 3.42 axle)

4WD: 9500 / 4309 (5.3L and 3.42 axle)

Crew Cab, Short Box w/ NHT enhanced trailering pkg.: 2WD: 10600 / 4808 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

4WD: 10400 / 4717 (6.2L and 3.73 axle)

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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