The 2007 Chevy Silverado got a complete redesign, and is built on a stiffer chassis. The 2007 Silverado also features an all-new interior that can be outfitted in a variety of ways. The new styling is bold yet still conservative. The main reason the new Silverado looks bolder is that it's three inches wider in front and an inch wider in the rear than the previous generation. The Silverado comes in regular, extended and Crew Cab body styles and offers short, standard and long cargo box lengths; there are eight powertrain combinations, five suspension packages and three trim levels. The older-generation trucks will continue to be sold as the 2007 Silverado Classic. The new Silverado is available in a range of body styles with a wide variety of engines, drive trains and suspensions designed to meet every need. The truck's major changes include exterior restyling, vastly improved interior quality, larger cabins, higher maximum towing and payload capacities and improved gas mileage.
First launched in 2004, the 2007 Chevrolet Colorado comes in two- or four-wheel drive. There is the option of regular cab, extended cab and Crew Cab body styles. Trim levels offered include base, LS, and step-up LT. The Xtreme edition includes the ZQ8 suspension, a unique body-colored front fascia with fog lamps, rocker extension moldings and monochromatic paint in a choice of four colors. Along with the standard 185hp 2.9-liter engine with variable valve timing, a 242hp 3.7-liter engine is also now available. The 2007 model got extensive revisions. Chevrolet swaps both engines for larger versions, netting a power increase of up to 10 percent. New wheel choices, a mild interior update and an improved transmission round out the major changes. Details within the cabin have been improved with chrome highlights. There is a choice of a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission control. In addition to the standard suspension, both a Z71 offroad performance suspension and a ZQ8 low-riding sport suspension are available. A Sun & Sound Package with a sunroof and in-dash six-CD changer is available for the LT edition. A Street Pack option adds a color-keyed appearance to base, regular-length extended cab models.
The Chevrolet Avalanche sport utility vehicle/pickup crossover was released in 2002. It is a special truck in that a midgate can fold into the four-door cab, extending the cargo bed to the back of the front seats. It gives owners seating for up to six occupants or a long cargo bed when one was required. The Avalanche offers an 8,000-pound towing capacity, making it an excellent choice for towing. Handling and ride quality are greatly improved for 2007, thanks to updated underpinnings. A major redesign gives the cab a more car-like look and feel, with a classier dash and more comfortable seats. The Avalanche is a unique vehicle because it successfully combines the hauling capacity of a long-bed pickup with the comfort of a five-passenger sport utility vehicle. It switches between these roles using its ingenious Midgate, a removable rear bulkhead between the passenger compartment and the pickup bed. Along with a hard, tonneau-like bed cover, the Midgate allows the Avalanche to be configured as a Tahoe-sized sport utility with a short bed. Fold down the rear seats and open the Midgate and it's like a pickup with an enclosed eight-foot bed. The Chevy Avalanche has been redesigned and re-engineered for 2007 and the new version is superior to its previous models. The new Avalanche gives taut handling. It's well designed throughout with impressive attention to detail. The previous-generation Avalanche was good. This new one is better.