• Dec 19th 2006 at 11:37AM
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The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado has captured the coveted calipers for being voted the Motor Trend Truck of the Year winner for 2007. This year's field of contenders included the Chevrolet Avalanche, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Cadillac Escalade EXT, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the GMC Sierra.

The one thing that really sums up emotions about the new Silverado is that GM has really done a good job of modernizing an American icon. The truck doesn't stray far from its roots, but combines a strong new look with excellent interior amenities, powertrains, and configuration flexibility.

There are three things that are considered when judging the trucks in this competition; Significance, Superiority and Value. These are the three categories that have come to the forefront as most important to consumers over the 48-year history of the Truck of the Year competition. Is the Silverado deserving over the crowd of other contenders? Motor Trend thinks so, but do you?

[Source: Motor Trend]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      You mean Playboy was wrong?
      • 8 Years Ago
      RE: #43 - agreed
      • 8 Years Ago
      Haha I have to laugh at #29. "The only vehicles worth seeing at Ford dealers are trucks and Chevy has a newer, better truck AND some decent cars, too." Chevy has some decent cars? I think the current Malibu is quite ugly and the quality of the SS model according to Car and Driver is abismal. The Impala might be the only car that is alroght, and it really isn't all that great. Ford has the Fusion, which has gathered lots of praise. The Face-lifted 500 with the Duratec 35 will without a doubt be better than an Impala. Ford's line up will be quite good with the redesigned Super Duty coming in January, the facelifted Focus, the facelifted 500, the Edge, the Fusion and of course the F-150. Ford's lineup is much better than Chevrolets. If you look at the Edge vs. the Chevrolet crossover, you tell me which one looks better, a rebadged Staurn or the Edge. I do agree with most people that domestic vehicles (especially Ford and GM) are gaining ground on the Japanese and maybe have even passed them in quality. Have you ever sat in a Fusion and then a Camry? The Camry's hard plastics on the dash and the ill fitting pieces on the door panels make me wonder what Toyota is doing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7 No, I'm not serious. That was sarcasm.

      I agree with #3 and #6
      • 8 Years Ago
      "37. what a joke.
      boycott american products"

      I'd not advocate any boycott, and none is necessary.

      if buyers know what the hell they are doing, they will not even come close to the onetime big 3 (and now the 3 biggest losers) dealerships.

      if anybody is actually boycotting anything, it is the IMPORT HAters that will not even consider ever buying a so-called import,

      and therefore they miss the opportunity to own a decent car once in their miserable lives (such as a US-made Honda Or Toyota), but prefer instead a MEXICAN MADE tired PT Cruiser or insignificant Ford FUSION.

      • 8 Years Ago
      "More evidence that the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award is worthless."

      Exactly. Just like the Honda Ridgeline.
      • 8 Years Ago

      "Pick a name and stick with it, please. I know, I know; you're just the messenger. Then start using a more appropriate name: Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf.

      Posted at 12:42PM on Dec 19th 2006 by Lithous"

      Hey retard:

      If you can't type my name, youc an simply call me Czar of all Russias instead.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #25-----------Think man, the Ridge line is a recreational truck, for the clown who wants a truck but doesn't need one. ------------------

      You do realize that you just described most GM and Ford owners. What you think they all have a use for a truck? They all are construction workers? Do you even realize that construction workers are covered in dirt and that is the reason they would not buy a truck with leater seats, DVD and a Nav system. Yet most pickups are just that.


      Most pickup owners are too fat to fit into a smaller car so they need bic trucks plus they need to make weekly trips to COSTCO because because fat kids ate a TON of food.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess its a good truck, but its boring looking. I mean come on, GM always been able not only to deliver a good useful truck, but a preatty one at that. (well except for the durring the 80s. But thats when GM was working hard on making there cars styalish instead.)

      Now don't get me wrong, there is definetly more to a truck then looking preatty. Its gotta be able to haul, tow, climb, and just keep working till the endless jobs are done. And GM has proven throughout the years that its trucks can do that just as well, (if not better) then any other truck manufacture in exsistance. (But thats not going to be debated here...)

      But its still kinda ugly, I guess GM needs some way to sell those Escalades EXTs...
      James
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've got two words for the designers of the new Full Size Chevy Truck ....."YOUR FIRED" When are you guys in Detroit finally going to get rid of the huge wheel well space that has haunted the looks of the Chevy/GMC trucks. The last time I looked the wheel is round.....DUH!! not squarish' . Who wants to see the unsightly wheel opening? Shouldn't it match the shape of the wheel? The Sides of the truck have no feature lines at all, just curved sheet metal with a body side molding stuck on some models. I work at GM and wouldn't drive the new Chevy Truck even with our so called "discount"...lol. Put some style back in the trucks for god sakes. Just like GM to drag their feet, when will we see the camaro? been talking and teasing the public long enough. Chrysler is blowing away GM when it comes to styling. I finish with the famous line from Mr. Trump...."To the GM Design Team, YOUR FIRED!......lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is harldy anything to brag about.

      Of the 5 eligible trucks, 4 are based on the GMT 900 SUV's!

      Only 1 non-GM in the whole lot!

      Big Deal!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "1. sure ;- )

      so how much did that cost GM?

      Posted at 11:43AM on Dec 19th 2006 by Zane Ryde"

      PRECISELY.

      You sure are no fool.

      Others: WISE UP.

      PS as long as MT accepts ADS by the losers in Detroit and their overseas competition, they will NEVER be able to make an unbiased judgement.
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