Winning a truck-of-the-year award from, say, Motor Trend magazine often looks a bit like a football game between equally matched opponents. In a football game, it’s usually the team that has the last possession that wins. In trucks, the last manufacturer to introduce a new model wins truck of the year. But hold on a moment. Chevrolet’s 2011 Silverado HD puts a damper on that theory.
Of all the “new” truck models on the market, the Silverado is the oldest of the bunch, having debuted in this body style in 2007, when it also won Truck of the Year. The Ford Super Duty is all new for 2011 and the new Dodge Heavy Duty came out in 2010. So, for the Silverado to come out on top is a big deal.