Feel the Power: Specs for the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

April 21st, 2015 by

Chevy Silverado Hauling LumberIf you’re in need of a rugged pickup with impressive towing capacity and palpable power, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 should be at the top of your list, because its specs far outshine the competition. This truck is nothing short of spectacular when it comes to performance, whether yours has the base engine or the top-tier powertrain, plus all the features and configurations in between.

Entry-Level Engine

Standard on all 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks is a 4.3L V6 that churns out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, proving incredibly powerful for a base engine. You can opt for either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. With automatic transmission, towing capacity maxes out at 7,600 pounds when your pickup is properly equipped – but this also depends on the body style you select.

Mid-Level Engine

LTZ configurations of the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 improve on power with a 5.3L V8 engine that generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. An automatic transmission is again standard, and you get to choose between two- or four-wheel drive. Trucks that run on this powertrain can haul anywhere from 6,200 pounds to 11,500 pounds.

Optional Top-Level Engine

If the two former engines don’t offer enough power or sufficient towing capacity to meet your needs, a 6.2L V8 is available with the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 topmost trims. This produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. When equipped properly, this V8 can tow 9,100 pounds to an astounding 12,000 pounds.


The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has three excellent engine offerings, but the nifty features available to outfit your pickup punch the power up a notch. The Z71 trim, for example, has been equipped with features like:

  • Hill descent control
  • Recovery hooks
  • Special shock absorbers
  • Underbody shields
  • And more!

The Max Trailering package gets you heavy duty suspension calibration and an integrated trailer-brake controller, so no matter what you’re hauling, you’ll always remain in control.

Drive the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 at Tom Gill Chevrolet

At first glance, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has specs that seem utterly impossible. It’s not until you’re behind the wheel, revving up to hit the road, that you can completely understand it. That’s why you should plan your visit to Tom Gill Chevrolet, located at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Let our staff know you’re coming, or just swing by! We’ll have the new Chevy Silverado 1500 ready for you!