Does this surprise any of the regulars on GM Truck Club that the quality of the Chevrolet Silverado has been affirmed by Consumer Reports.

While we still do think there is an built-in bias when it comes to consumer reports, dealing with the nature of how that publication gathers it's data, who it gets it from, how the questions are asked, and how the results are tabulated ... they are very often at least in the ballpark when it comes to giving people some idea for the reliability that people are likely to see from their vehicles.

Quote Originally Posted by Consumer Reports
In a heavy-metal duel of two top pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado’s excellent road-test score of 81 makes it the top-rated truck. But as one of our testers put it, “The second-place Ram 1500 is the better ‘car.’ ” Huh?This showdown between the redesigned 2014 Silverado and the updated 2013 Ram was neck-and-neck throughout. Each model won skirmishes along the way. And in the end, they finished one-two in the category, separated by only 3 points.

The Silverado edged the Ram in several areas important to many pickup owners. When typically configured, it has a significantly larger bed and more payload capacity, and it can tow more weight. The Silverado also has a lower step-in height than the Ram, aiding access. It handles a bit better in everyday driving (though no big pickup is particularly agile). And it delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 16 mpg overall, which is 1 mpg better than the Ram. That could save you about 50 gallons of gas per year.
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