Reviewing Silverado Midnight Edition

September 14th, 2015 by

The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 was already one heck of a car, and it’s made that much more impressive with the addition of the Midnight Edition trim. For $1,300, buyers can opt for a variety of special features, led by an all-black body.

If you’ve considered shopping at your local Lexington Chevy dealer, take a look at our post below. We may not only convince you to opt for the Silverado, but we may convince you to add the special trim…

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As Steve Wheeler of TheAdvocate.com describes, the Midnight Edition trim is highlighted by the “all-black front end with a body- colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lights.” If you’ve been seeking the blackest car on the market, this is the one for you. That’s not it for the “midnight” effects, however. There are also “black side moldings, 18-inch black painted allow wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires, special Z71 badges on the doors and a black spray-in bedliner.” Ever the gold bow tie logos have been swapped for black.

The actual Silverado isn’t just a standard edition, either. Available in either a double cab or crew cab, the truck includes the off-road package, which comes with improved “off-road suspension, a locking rear differential, hill descent control and a trailering package.” As Wheeler explains, the trim also include rear park assist and heat power mirrors.

The Silverado was already an impressive vehicle, and the success could be attributed to any of the company’s three EcoTec3 engines: the 4.3-liter V6 (which can produce up to 285 horsepower and 305 ft-lbs of torque), 5.3-liter V8 (355 horsepower, 383 ft-lbs of torque) and 6.2-liter V8 (420 horsepower, 460 ft-lbs of torque). The 6.2-liter engine is also capable of towing up to 12,000 pounds, and it delivers a 15 city/21 highway mile per gallon fuel efficiency. Wheeler commended the vehicle for it’s easy-to-operate truck bed and it spacious, quiet cabin.

The base Silverado is available for $26,000, and you’re looking at at least an extra $1,300 for the Midnight Edition. The test truck that Wheeler got to drive, which include the Z71 package, four-wheel drive and the midnight trim, came in at $56,165.

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If that’s in your price range, head down to Dan Cummins’ dealership in Paris, Kentucky. The helpful staff will find the right Chevy vehicle for you, and you can easily be riding out of the lot in your new Silverado in no time!