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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
Models: • C/K 10543: Crew Cab Short Box, 2WD & 4WD
Body style / driveline: 5/6-passenger Crew Cab, 1/2-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: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Silao, Mexico
Engines
  Vortec 4.8L V-8 (LY2) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG) Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9) Vortec 5.3L V-8 (LH6)
Type: 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8 5.3L V-8 5.3L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 293 / 4807 325 / 5328 325 / 5328 325 / 5328
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cylinder OHV, 2 valves per cylinder OHV, 2 valves per cylinder OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
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 Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.1:1 9.9:1 9.9:1 9.9:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 295 / 220 @ 5600* 320 / 240 @ 5200* 315 / 235 @ 5200* 315 / 235 @ 5200*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 305 / 414 @ 4600* 340 / 461 @ 4200* 338 / 458 @ 4400* 338 / 458 @ 4400*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded E85 and/or regular unleaded E85 and/or regular unleaded regular unleaded
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6000 6000 6000 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O sensor
EPA estimated fuel (city / hwy): economy 2WD: 14 / 19
4WD: 14 / 18
2WD: 14 / 20
4WD: 14 / 19
2WD: 14 / 19 (four-spd)2WD:14 / 20 (six-spd)
4WD: 14 / 19
2WD: 15 / 20
4WD: 14 / 19 (four-spd)
4WD: 14 / 20 (six-spd)
Engines cont'd
  Vortec 5.3L V-8 (LY5) Vortec 6.0L V-8 Vortec Max (L76) Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L9H)
Type: 5.3L V-8 6.0L V-8 6.2L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 325 / 5328 364 / 5967 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cylinder OHV, 2 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing OHV, 2 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 coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection Active Fuel Management; sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.9:1 9.6:1 10.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 315 / 235 @ 5200* 367 / 274 @ 5600* 403 / 301 @ 5700*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 338 / 458 @ 4400* 375 / 508 @ 4300* 417 / 565 @ 4300*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded (premium recommended but not required); or E85 ethanol
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6000 6000 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O sensor
EPA estimated fuel (city / hwy): economy 2WD: 14 / 20
4WD: 14 / 19
2WD: 14 / 19
4WD: 13 / 18
2WD: 13 / 19
4WD:AWD: 12 / 19
Transmissions
  Hydra-Matic 4L60 Hydra-Matic 6L80
Type: 4-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.06 4.04
Second: 1.63 2.36
Third: 1 1.52
Fourth: 0.7 1.15
Fifth: -- 0.85
Sixth: -- 0.66
Reverse: 2.29 3.06
Final drive ratio (std. & avail.): 3.23, 3.42, 3.73 and 4.10 3.42

Source: General Motors


2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab - Dimensions
Dimensions - Exterior
  Crew Cab, Short Box
Wheelbase (in / mm): 143.5 / 3645
Overall length (in / mm): 230 / 5844
Overall width (in / mm): 79.9 / 2031
Overall height (in / mm)
2WD: 73.8 / 1875
4WD: 74 / 1880
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: 33.5 / 851
4WD: 33.8 / 860
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
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 wheel housings (in / mm): 50.6 / 1286
Tailgate width (in / mm): 61.5 / 1564
Inside height (in / mm): 21 / 553
Dimensions - Interior
  Crew Cab, Front Crew Cab, Rear
Headroom (in / mm): 41.2 / 1048 40.5 / 1030
Legroom (in / mm): 41.3 / 1049 39 / 991
Shoulder room (in / mm): 65.2 / 1657 65.1 / 1655
Hip room (in / mm): 64.3 / 1635 65.4 / 1663

Capacities
  Crew Cab, Short Box
Seating: 5 or 6
Fuel tank (gal / L): 26 / 98
  Vortec 4.8L Vortec 5.3L Vortec 6.0L Vortec 6.2L
Engine oil (qt / L): 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7 6 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 13.4 / 12.7 14.9 / 14.1 14.4 / 13.6 12.6 / 11.9


2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab - Curb Weight & Payload
  GVWR (lb / kg) Base Curb Weight (lb / kg)* Payload (lb / kg)* Weight Distribution (% front / rear)
2WD
Crew Cab Short Box 6800 / 3084 5156 / 2338 1644 / 745 58 / 42
4WD
Crew Cab Short Box 7000 / 3175 5286 / 2397 1714 / 777 58 / 42
*5.3L w/ 4-spd transmission

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
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, 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel ABS; or power-assisted, front disc/rear drum, 4-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
4-wheel disc: front: 301.2 / 1944
rear: 172.4 / 1112
Total swept area (sq in / sq cm)
disc/drum brakes: front: 301.2 / 1944
rear: 172.4 / 1112
4-wheel disc: front: 257 / 1656
rear: 113 / 732
Wheels/Tires
Wheel 17 x 7.5-in. steel
17 x 7.5-in. chrome-style steel
17 x 7.5-in. polished cast aluminum
18 x 8-in. chrome-clad aluminum
20 x 8.5-in. six-spoke polished aluminum
Tires P24570R17 all season blackwall or white letter
P265/70R17 AL2, blackwall or white letter
P265/70R17 on/off road, blackwall or white letter
P265/65R18 all season, blackwall or white letter
P275/55R20 AL2 touring blackwall

Trailering
Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg):
Crew Cab, Short Box 2WD: 9600 / 4354 (5.3L w/ HD cooling, 6-spd and 3.42 axle OR 6.0L w/ HD cooling, 6-spd and 3.42 axle)
4WD: 9500 / 4309 (5.3L w/ HD cooling, 6-spd and 3.42 axle OR 6.0L w/ HD cooling, 6-spd and 3.42 axle
Crew Cab, Short Box (w/ enhanced trailering pkg.) 2WD: 10600 / 4808 (6.0L w/ 3.73 axle)
4WD: 10400 / 4717 (6.0L w/ 3.73 axle)
* SAE certified.

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