Chevy trucks have been declared the best value truck brand by Vinctentric in its traditional Best Value Awards of this year. Chevy trucks won in three out of the six main pickup categories.
Vincentric is a firm that compiles, compares and analyzes information on the cost of ownership of pickup trucks during the first five years, taking into account a wide array of factors, such as depreciation, estimated fuel cost, maintenance, predicted repairs and so on. According to Pickuptrucks.com, this year Chevrolet dominated the competition.
“In the midsize segment, the Toyota Tacoma won, mostly because it is the vehicle likely to depreciate the least during five years. In the half-ton segment, the Ram 1500 just nosed ahead of the Tundra and the Ford F-150. We broke down the heavy-duty category by gas and diesel engines in the 2500 and 3500 segments. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 dominated, giving up the one-ton gas segment to its sibling GMC.”
Having been around since late nineties, Chevrolet Silverado retains most of its classic design without being afraid to incorporate modifications with every new model. For example, the current 2015 model was specifically designed to decrease potential collision repair costs, as reported by TruckingInfo.
“When we design trucks, we don’t only consider what features our consumers demand from a full-size truck,” explained Mark Szlachta, a GM serviceability design engineer. “We also approach the process with our technician hat on, ensuring we engineer a truck that is straightforward and cost-effective to repair.”
Vincentric is far from being the first to acknowledge the Silverado’s qualities – it is often considered to be one of the most successful pickup series ever made, despite some mishaps, as the one reported by The Inquisitr last year.
“The Chevrolet Silverado offers a somewhat conservative design, but boasts a lot of new features under and over the hood. Alan Batey, GM’s incoming president of GM North America, spoke about the recent recalls of 370,000 Chevrolet Silverados. A software problem has apparently been causing them to idle hot.”
This, however, didn’t preclude it from winning the title “Truck of the Year” at the North American International Auto Show 2014.
Chevrolet Silverado in particular and Chevy trucks in general are often praised for combination of cost effectiveness, pleasant design, sturdiness, reliability and constant striving for perfection – and it is the tendency General Motors is likely to keep for as long as possible.