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2006 Chevrolet Silverado LD Full-Size Pickup Truck

Description: Full-Size Pickup Truck
Base MSRP Range: $15,840 - $36,165
Invoice Price Range: $14,969 - $33,091
Where built: USA

Chevy's full-size Silverado LD truck series is extensive, with pickups cast in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (three-quarter-ton) weight classes and rigged with various cab sizes, plus short or long box and standard Fleetside body or rakish Sportside. New models for 2006 include a Silverado 1500 Extended Cab with short box in LT trim, and a gas-electric hybrid version.

Hybrid power combines a Vortec 5.3-liter V8 with a 120-volt electric motor to improve fuel economy numbers by 10 percent. Silverado engines begin at a 4.3-liter V6 pumping 195 hp or a 4.8-liter V8 for 285 hp. The 5.3-liter V8 earns 295 hp (or 310 hp for the 4WD Silverado 1500 Extended Cab), while a 6.0-liter V8 makes 300 hp. For even more juice, there's Silverado SS packing a high-output version of the 6.0-liter V8 hiked to 345 hp. The latter also goes with a new VortecMAX Performance Package.