If you're looking for a sport truck, pay the extra $9785 and get a two-door SRT-10. There just isn't any practical way to make a box nearly 19 feet long and six feet tall, weighing 5023 pounds, feel nimble. But this Silverado is reminiscent of the big honkin' Impala SS of yore, in that you can load it up with six people and do smoky burnouts all night long.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS
Base price incl dest $36,440
Price as tested $36,780
Vehicle layout Front engine, RWD, 2+2-door, 6-pass pickup
Engine 6.0L/345 hp/375 lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Curb weight, f/r dist 5023 lb, 58/42%
Wheelbase 143.5 in
Length x Width x Height 227.6 x 78.5 x 71.2 in
0-60 mph 6.7 sec
1/4 mile 15.1 sec @ 90.5 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 128 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.79 g avg
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14 / 16 mpg
What's Hot Tasteful tuner styling; passenger and payload utility; vintage V-8 soundtrack
What's Not Traction deficit; oafish maneuverability; plastic interior
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