Coincidentally, the week we had the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Sport a friend asked, “What would you buy if you could only have one vehicle for everything?” After a week’s driving and trailer hauling, very close to first choice would be an American pickup.

They’re all so good now, you can’t lose. And as we found in the Chevy you can go anywhere and haul anything, and you pay no penalty for capability until you try to find an open space on the street to park. Nicely equipped versions like the Custom Sport aren’t cheap, but if you need a truck and you like the look of this one, it is really good.