Here is an excerpt from Luisa Navarro’s article at CNNMoney:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Consumer Reports has named the Chevy Silverado 1500 its “top-rated truck.”
The vehicle trumped Dodge’s Ram 1500, which came in second-place, the magazine announced on Tuesday.
The Silverado, made by General Motors (GM, Fortune 500), has a more ample cargo bed, several hundred pounds of greater payload capacity, and can also tow a heavier trailer — up to 11,200 pounds, the magazine said.
Plus, the Silverado’s easy-to-raise and lower tailgate, corner bump steps, and a lower step-in height make it more convenient for some consumers, it said
The magazine also found that Chevy’s truck delivered the best-in-class fuel economy of 16 mpg overall — one mpg more than the Ram.
Consumer Reports is considered to be the single most influential publication among car shoppers. Unlike other auto review outlets, the magazine doesn’t accept any advertising and it buys all the cars it tests, rather than relying on cars provided by manufacturers.