2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trims

LS
Crew Cab
Avg. Price: $20,336

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab comes standard with a 4.8-liter V8 with 295 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/19 highway mpg. It comes only with a short bed, which measures 69.3 inches in length. Its maximum payload is 1,829 pounds, and maximum towing capacity is 4,700 pounds. The interior features cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback ability, single-zone climate control, power locks, cloth seats, and seating for six. The exterior features heated and power mirrors, remote entry, privacy glass, chrome wheels with all-season tires, traction control, and Chevy's StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System.

Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $22,544

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4WD shares a drivetrain and interior and exterior features with the rear-wheel-drive LS Crew Cab, but adds a four-wheel-drive system for better off-road and poor-conditions handling. The 4WD system adds 400 pounds to the gross vehicle weight, reduces the maximum payload to 1,787 pounds, increases the maximum towing capacity to 5,000 pounds, and slightly lowers mileage to 14 city/19 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard.

Ext. Cab
Ext. Cab 4WD
LT1
Base
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Avg. Price: $16,033

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 is the base trim for this middle-of-the-road trim level, a clear step up from the basic Work Truck and LS trims, but not at the luxury level of the LTZ. The LT1 comes standard with a 4.8-liter V8 with 295 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/19 highway mpg paired with a four-speed automatic with overdrive. Maximum payload is 1,953 pounds, and its maximum towing capacity is 5,200 pounds.

Exterior features include 17-inch chrome styled-steel wheels with all-season tires, power and heated mirrors, privacy glass, and a full-size spare. The interior features premium cloth seats with driver's lumbar support, cruise control, an adjustable, leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and passenger, single-zone climate control, an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback ability, traction control, and Chevy's StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System.

4WD
Avg. Price: $20,068

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 4WD shares a drivetrain, interior features, and exterior features with the rear-wheel-drive LT1, but some of the specs change with the addition of the four-wheel-drive system. Maximum payload drops to 1,694 pounds, maximum towing capacity increases to 5,994 pounds, and mileage dips just a little to 14 city/18 highway mpg. The 6.2-liter V8 is not available for this trim, but Chevy’s MAX trailering package is available. Front tow hooks come standard with this 4WD trim.

Crew Cab
Avg. Price: $21,783

Two extra forward-opening doors and seating for six are the obvious changes from the base LT1 trim to the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Crew Cab. This trim comes only with a short bed (69.3 inches long, compared to the standard bed's 78.7 inches). Maximum payload drops to 1,771 pounds, and maximum towing capacity drops to 4,671, but the mileage stays the same at 14 city/19 highway mpg. The interior and exterior features are the same as the LT1's.

Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $23,959

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Crew Cab 4WD shares a drivetrain (a 4.8-liter V8) and the exterior and interior features of the LT1 Crew Cab, but adds a four-wheel-drive system, which improves handling in tough conditions and changes some of the specs. The 4WD's maximum payload is 1,702 pounds, its maximum towing capacity is 5,400 pounds, and its mileage is 14 city/18 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard.

Ext. Cab
Avg. Price: $19,494

If you like the Silverado 1500 LT1's drivetrain and features, but need a little more interior room without wanting to drop all the way to a short bed in the back, then the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab is the trim for you. The LT1 Ext. Cab has two extra reverse-opening doors and seating for six, and comes with a standard 6-foot, 6-inch bed. The maximum payload for this trim (a number that varies with each change of cab or bed, not to mention drivetrain) is 1,847 pounds, and its maximum towing capacity (another constantly varying number) is 4,700 pounds.

Ext. Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $22,333

The addition of a four-wheel-drive system to the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD not only improves the vehicle’s performance in poor conditions, but it also modifies some of its specs. The 4WD's maximum payload is 1,773 pounds, down from 1,847 for the LT1 Ext. Cab with rear-wheel drive; maximum towing capacity is 5,473 pounds, up from 4,700; and mileage is 14 city/18 highway mpg, nearly identical to the LT1 Ext. Cab's 14/19. Front tow hooks come standard on all Silverado 1500 trims with four-wheel drive.

Ext. Cab LB
Avg. Price: $20,019

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab LB has all the same interior features as the LT1, and all the same exterior features, with the notable exception of the bed, which jumps from the standard 6-foot, 6-inch length to 8 feet even for this and all long-bed (LB) trims. The drivetrain also gets pumped up, as the LT1 Ext. Cab LB comes standard with a 5.3-liter V8 with 315 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/20 highway mpg paired with a four-speed automatic with overdrive. Its maximum payload is 1,805 pounds, and its maximum towing capacity is 6,600 pounds.

Ext. Cab LB 4WD
Avg. Price: $23,005

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab LB 4WD has all the same interior and exterior features and the same drivetrain as the LT1 Ext. Cab LB, and simply adds the four-wheel-drive system to the overall package. This addition obviously improves handling in all types of difficult conditions, off-road and on, and also changes some of the specs. The maximum payload drops to 1,654 pounds, but the maximum towing capacity jumps to a remarkable 7,300 pounds, which is near the top for the Silverado 1500 model. Front tow hooks come in addition to the other standard exterior features.

Ext. Cab SB
Avg. Price: $19,466

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Ext. Cab SB comes standard with a 4.8-liter V8 with 295 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/19 highway mpg paired with a four-speed automatic with overdrive. The SB in its name stands for short bed, which is 69.3 inches in length, compared to the standard bed's 78.7 inches and the long bed's 97.8 inches. Maximum payload for the short bed is 1,489 pounds, and the vehicle’s maximum towing capacity is 4,789 pounds. The rest of the interior and exterior features are the same as those of the LT1 base.

Ext. Cab SB 4WD
Avg. Price: $22,145

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado LT1 Ext. Cab SB 4WD has the same drivetrain (a 4.8-liter V8 with a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive), interior features (highlighted by power locks and windows and cruise control), and exterior features (including the 69.3-inch short bed) as the LT1 Ext. Cab SB, but adds Chevy’s four-wheel-drive system into the mix. The 4WD obviously improves the truck’s performance in tough conditions, but it also changes some of the specs. The maximum payload for this trim is 1,610 pounds, the maximum towing capacity is 5,500 pounds, and the mileage is 14 city/18 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard as well.

LB

If you like the feel and features of the LT1 but need extra room in the back, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 LB is for you. That LB stands for long bed, which in this case is 97.8 inches long, up from the 78.7 inches of the standard bed and the 69.3 of the short bed. The drivetrain remains the same as the LT1's (a 4.8-liter V8), but the additional inches in the bed change some of the specs. The maximum payload is 1,861 pounds, the maximum towing capacity is 5,100 pounds, and the mileage is 14 city/19 highway mpg.

LB 4WD
Avg. Price: $19,969

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 LB 4WD has all the same interior and exterior features as the LT1 LB and the same drivetrain, but it adds Chevy’s four-wheel-drive system for improved handling in tough conditions. The four-wheel-drive system also changes some of the truck's specs – maximum payload is 1,980 pounds, maximum towing capacity is 5,800 pounds, and mileage is 14 city/18 highway mpg. Front tow hooks also come standard for this trim.

LTZ
Crew Cab
Avg. Price: $25,023

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab is right near the top of the Silverado 1500 line. It has all the high-end interior features of the other LTZ trims - a premium seven-speaker Bose stereo, woodgrain finish, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, an electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror, defogger, privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather-appointed, powered and heated driver's and passenger bucket seats with lumbar supports and memory. Plus it has two extra forward-opening doors and spacious seating for six. The exterior has all the LTZ trappings as well - 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, keyless entry, remote start, foglamps, a trailer hitch receiver, and heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals.

The drivetrain is a 5.3-liter V8 with 315 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque paired with a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission, and gets 14 city/20 highway mpg. Maximum payload is 1,746 pounds, and maximum towing capacity is 8,646 pounds.

Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $27,149

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab 4WD has just about everything the Silverado 1500 line has to offer. It shares a well-appointed interior and exterior as well as a drivetrain with the LTZ Crew Cab, and adds Chevy’s four-wheel-drive system to enhance handling in tough conditions. Maximum payload increases slightly to 1,806 pounds from the rear-wheel-drive LTZ Crew Cab's capacity, and the maximum towing capacity decreases slightly to 8,506 pounds. Mileage stays the same at 14 city/20 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard.

Ext. Cab
Avg. Price: $22,977

The LTZ trim level is at top of the line for the Silverado 1500, and the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab can be viewed as the base model for this trim level, since it has the second-lowest pricetag among the LTZs at $34,660, just $300 more than the LTZ Ext. Cab SB (short bed). This six-seater has a 5.3-liter V8 with 315 hp and 338 lb-ft of torque, and paired with Chevy’s Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, it gets 14 city/20 highway mpg. Its maximum payload is 1,748 pounds, and its maximum towing capacity is 8,646 pounds.

The LTZ Ext. Cab interior features a premium seven-speaker Bose stereo, woodgrain finish, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, an electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror, defogger, privacy glass, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather-appointed, powered and heated driver's and passenger bucket seats with lumbar supports and memory. The exterior features 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, foglamps, a trailer hitch receiver, keyless entry, remote start, and powered and heated mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Ext. Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $25,085

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab 4WD features the same interior package and the same primary exterior package as the rear-wheel-drive LTZ Ext. Cab, but adds a four-wheel-drive system that enhances handling in adverse conditions and changes some of the vehicle’s specs. The LTZ Ext. Cab 4WD also replaces the six-speed automatic transmission of the RWD LTZ Ext. Cab with a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, which is paired with a 5.3-liter V8 to give the truck 14 city/19 highway mpg.

This truck's maximum payload is 1,813 pounds (down from the RWD LTZ Ext. Cab's 1,858 pounds) and the maximum towing capacity is 7,500 pounds (up from 6,700 pounds). Front tow hooks are standard with this and all Silverado 1500 trims with 4WD.

Ext. Cab LB

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab LB has all the same interior features as the LTZ Ext. Cab (including woodgrain finish, leather-appointed powered and heated seats, and a premium sound system) and the same exterior features (including 18-inch chrome-clad wheels and foglamps) and adds nearly 10 inches to the bed, making its bed 97.8 inches long. This trim also has a four-speed automatic transmission in place of the six-speed in the LTZ Ext. Cab. Its maximum payload increases to 1,830 pounds, but its maximum towing capacity decreases to 6,600 pounds, and the mileage is about the same at 14 city/20 highway mpg.

Ext. Cab LB 4WD
Avg. Price: $24,950

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab LB 4WD shares all the interior and exterior features and the drivetrain of the LTZ Ext. Cab LB, but adds a four-wheel-drive system to enhance performance in adverse conditions. Maximum payload drops to 1,706 pounds (down from the 1,830 of the rear-wheel-drive LTZ Ext. Cab LB), but the maximum towing capacity increases to 7,300 pounds (up from 6,600), and the mileage is about the same at 14 city/19 highway mpg.

Ext. Cab SB
Avg. Price: $23,960

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab SB shares all the interior features of the LTZ Ext. Cab (and there are plenty, including a premium sound system and powered and heated front seats) and most of the exterior features as well, including 18-inch chrome wheels and powered and heated mirrors with integrated turn signals. The two major changes are the bed – this trim gets the short bed (thus the SB in its trim name), which is 69.3 inches long, down from the standard bed's 78.7 inches – and the transmission is a four-speed automatic with overdrive, not the six-speed version of the LTZ Ext. Cab. The maximum payload for the LTZ Ext. Cab SB drops to 1,503 pounds, and the maximum towing capacity dips to 6,800 pounds.

Ext. Cab SB 4WD
Avg. Price: $25,293

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Ext. Cab SB 4WD shares all the interior and exterior features of the LTZ Ext. Cab SB and adds a four-wheel-drive system. The 4WD improves handling in difficult conditions and also affects some of the truck’s capacities. The maximum payload increases to 1,647 pounds (up from the 1,503 pounds of the rear-wheel-drive LTZ Ext. Cab SB), and the maximum towing capacity is 7,500 pounds (up from 6,800 pounds). Front tow hooks come standard.

Work Truck
Base
Avg. Price: $14,332

The most basic trim in the wide world of Silverado 1500s is the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck. This comes with the smallest Silverado 1500 engine, a 4.3-liter V6 capable of 195 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque, and gets 15 city/20 highway mpg when paired with its four-speed automatic with overdrive. The Work Truck’s maximum payload is 2,093 pounds, and its maximum towing capacity is 4,800 pounds.

This trim features 17-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, a full-size spare, automatic headlights, daytime running lights, an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback, 60/40 bench seats, one year of OnStar’s Safe & Sound plan, an adjustable steering wheel, front airbags with a passenger sensing system, head-curtain side impact airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes with an integrated brake controller, Chevy’s StabiliTrak, and what every work truck needs - vinyl seats.

4WD
Avg. Price: $16,907

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4WD adds Chevy’s four-wheel-drive system to its nuts-and-bolts Work Truck. This lowers the maximum payload to 1,858 pounds, down from the 2,093 pounds of the Work Truck, but raises the maximum towing from 4,800 to 5,000 pounds. It also lowers the mileage slightly to 14 city/18 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard with the Work Truck 4WD, but the front airbags, side impact head curtain airbags, and Stabilitrak are all only available options, not standard as they are for the Work Truck base.

Crew Cab
Avg. Price: $19,513

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Crew Cab adds a pair of extra doors and seating for six to the bare-essentials Work Truck trim, but little else. The only bed option for the Crew Cab is the 5-foot, 8-inch short bed. A 4.3-liter V6 with 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque is still standard and gets 14 city/19 highway mpg paired with the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The interior remains spartan, with vinyl seats, single-zone climate control, power locks, an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback ability, and front airbags with an on/off switch for the passenger airbag. The maximum payload for the Work Truck Crew Cab is 1,794 pounds (the Work Truck base can handle 2,093 pounds), and the maximum towing capacity is 4,694 pounds (instead of 4,800).

Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $23,028

The addition of Chevrolet’s four-wheel-drive system to the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Crew Cab 4WD naturally improves handling in difficult conditions, but it also increases the maximum towing capacity of the Work Truck base by 306 pounds to 5,000 pounds, although it does decrease maximum payload by 69 pounds to 1,725 and slightly lowers the mileage to 14 city/18 highway mpg. Front tow hooks come standard with all 4WD Silverado 1500 trims.

Ext. Cab
Avg. Price: $16,788

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab adds seating for six and a pair of reverse-opening doors to the nuts-and-bolts Silverado 1500 Work Truck. The Work Truck Ext. Cab still comes with a 4.3-liter V6, just like the base Work Truck, that's capable of 195 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and gets 15 city/20 highway mpg when paired with the four-speed standard automatic transmission with overdrive. The maximum payload drops from the base Work Truck's level of 2,093 pounds to 1,595 pounds, and maximum towing capacity drops from 4,800 pounds to 4,395.

Ext. Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $19,727

The interior and the exterior remain the same as the base Work Truck's, but there are some noteworthy drivetrain and performance changes for the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab 4WD. First, this trim comes standard with a more powerful engine – a 4.8-liter V8 capable of 295 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/18 highway mpg paired with the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The maximum payload is 1,796 pounds (up from the 1,595 of the rear-wheel-drive Work Truck Ext. Cab) and the maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds (up from 4,395).

Ext. Cab LB
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Avg. Price: $16,188

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab LB gets the additional cargo capacity of the long bed (97.8 inches long and 62.4 wide), and it also has a more powerful engine than the Work Truck Ext. Cab with the standard bed, but other than that, the interior and exterior remain the same as those of the Work Truck base. The Work Truck Ex. Cab LB comes standard with a 5.3-liter V8 with 315 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque that gets 14 city/20 highway mpg paired with the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The maximum payload for this trim is 1,828 pounds, and the maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.

Ext. Cab LB 4WD
Avg. Price: $20,107

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab LB 4WD has most of the same features and specs as the rear-wheel-drive Work Truck Ext. Cab LB, with the notable exception of the four-wheel-drive system, which allows for better handling in rough conditions. The 4WD does not alter the maximum towing capacity for this trim (5,000 pounds), but it does lower the maximum payload to 1,677 pounds from the 1,828 pounds of the RWD Work Truck Ext. Cab LB and slightly lowers the gas mileage to 14 city/19 highway mpg. As with all Silverado 1500 4WD models, this truck comes standard with front tow hooks.

Ext. Cab SB
Avg. Price: $16,695

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab SB is another of the many trim options for the bare-essentials Work Truck (to give you some idea, this straightforward trim has vinyl seats and no floor mats). The short bed is just 69.3 inches long and 62.4 wide. With a shorter bed Chevy figures it doesn’t need as much juice in the powertrain, so the Work Truck Ext. Cab SB gets the 4.3-liter V6 with 195 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque that gets 15 city/20 highway mpg paired with a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, which provides the best mileage of any Silverado 1500 trim other than the Hybrid. The maximum payload is 1,635 pounds, while the maximum towing capacity is 4,400 pounds.

Ext. Cab SB 4WD
Avg. Price: $19,446

Not only does the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Ext. Cab SB 4WD add a four-wheel-drive system to the Work Truck Ext. Cab SB, but it also gains some pop in the powertrain, with a 4.8-liter V8 capable of 295 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque and 14 city/18 highway mpg. Its maximum payload is 1,633 pounds, nearly identical to that of the rear-wheel-drive Work Truck Ext. Cab SB, but its towing capacity jumps 600 pounds to an even 5,000. Front tow hooks are standard on this 4WD trim.

LB
Avg. Price: $12,597

The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck LB comes with the same spartan features (vinyl seats, 17-inch painted steel wheels, no floor mats, a basic AM/FM/CD stereo, daytime running lights, all-season tires, and a full-size spare) as the Work Truck base and the same drivetrain (a 4.3-liter V6 paired with a four-speed automatic with overdrive to get 15 city/20 highway mpg and 195 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque). The only real change is the extension of the bed to 97.8 inches in length. Its maximum payload is 2,003 pounds, and maximum towing capacity is 4,700 pounds.

LB 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,451

The 2009 Chevrolet Work Truck LB 4WD has the same drivetrain as the rear-wheel-drive Work Truck LB (a 4.3-liter V6 with 195 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a four-speed automatic with overdrive), but the addition of the four-wheel-drive system slightly lowers its mileage to 14 city/18 highway mpg and its maximum payload to 1,746 pounds. Yet the 4WD increases its maximum towing capacity to 4,900 pounds. Front tow hooks come standard with all Silverado 1500 4WD trims.

XFE
Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $21,524