I'm actually shopping for a truck. What I found out is that the 1500 Silverado dosent have 4 disc brakes. It has drums in the rear. I was surprised because the competiton has 4 standard disc brakes. The security for my family is important and disc brakes has better performance than drum. The other thing that I found out is that XFE 1500 silverado which makes better gas mileage and cost around $2.000 more. Your actually paying 2000 more just for a smaller axle ratio.