With the arrival of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras just around the corner, it won't surprise anyone to find out there aren't many changes to the trucks in their last model year. As factories carefully calculate their downtime for changeover to new body forms and stamping templates and line workers learn new and slightly modified procedures, GM is keeping the 2013 lineup as simple and predictable as possible. That means no big or medium-size changes.
Among the small changes in 2013 GM trucks, the Silverado half-ton will get two new colors: Deep Ruby Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic. Likewise, the GMC Sierra half-tons will also get two new colors: Sonoma Red Metallic and Heritage Blue Metallic.
Also, powertrain grade braking is now included in all six-speed automatic transmissions offered in the four different V-8 GM engines. (The V-6 option will continue to offer the four-speed.) This added feature can reduce brake rotor temperatures by more than 200 degrees on grade tests by downshifting transmission gears, thereby reducing brake applications during long downhill sections.
For the full options, specs, and features list for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, download 2013_PG_Chevrolet_Silverado_1500. For the full 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 options, specs and features list, download 2013_PG_GMC_Sierra_1500.