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Chevrolet has pulled the covers off its all-new, 2019 Silverado 1500 half-ton pickup truck. While Chevy teased the truck back in December at the Texas Motor Speedway at Chevy’s centennial celebration, the full details only became available at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Chevy also made sure everyone knew the 2018 Detroit show marked 100 years since the brand launched its first pickup.

The 2019 Silverado is completely new and shares almost zero parts from the outgoing truck. Even the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s are revised for increased efficiency. The truck’s fully boxed frame is now 88 pounds lighter but has 10 percent more torsional rigidity, and the truck’s overall weight has dropped 450 pounds when comparing crew cab V-8 models from 2018 and 2019. Chevy did this by using aluminum. Yes, after years of dogging Ford for building its trucks from recycled beer cans, Chevy has made the switch, too. But not every body panel made the transition – only the parts that swing, which includes the hood, doors, and tailgate. The rest is steel. This includes the bed floor, which Chevy says is made from higher-strength, roll-formed steel than before.

Of course, the interior has been completely revamped, too. You’ll find those details, along with so much more, down below.

Updated 06/29/2018: Chevrolet announced prices for the 2019 Silverado. Check out the "Prices" section for the full details.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.


  • New overall design
  • Seven percent more aerodynamic
  • New stronger steel alloy in bed floor
  • Reduced weight by 450 pounds in crew cab V-8 model
  • Trailboss adds two-inch lift & all-terrain tires
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Chevy has reworked the Silverado into something we’ve never seen before.

It’s clear Chevy has reworked the Silverado into something we’ve never seen before. There is no retro feel here – it’s completely new, and in our opinion, better for it.

Gone are the squared-off fender flares seen on Silverados since 1973. The rounded cues continue thanks to a swoopy character line on the front fenders and an arching window line on the rear doors. There are plenty of straight lines, too. The grille, beltline, and tailgate are all arrow-straight.

Chevy also improved functionality by making the cargo bed larger. The popular short box, standard with crew cab models, has 63 cubic feet of volume, which Chevy says is 20 percent more than its competitors’ 2018 short-bed trucks. The wheel wells have been pushed apart nearly seven inches, making it even easier to fit 4x8 sheets of plywood or drywall into the bed. Every Silverado comes with more and stronger tie-downs. There are now 12 fixed tie-down loops and each has been reinforced to hold 500 pounds before bending – double the capacity of the previous truck. In addition, there are nine movable tie-downs that offer more flexibility in cargo management.

To compete with the Ram’s clever RamBox system, Chevy now has dealer-installed storage boxes that install over the wheel wells and against the inner bed wall. They offer almost seven cubic feet of lockable storage. Other new features include task lighting in the bed and a 120-volt household power outlet near the tailgate. Chevy’s super handy CornerStep bumper is now larger to better fit steel-toed boots. The extra area also makes finding the step easier when climbing out of the bed.

The New Trim Levels

The familiar trim levels carry over for 2019, but Chevy has injected more visual separation between them. Chevy further defines the trims by grouping them into three categories: high value, high volume, and high feature.

The base Work Truck trim has “CHEVROLET” embossed on its black grille and along the tailgate. Modest, 17-inch wheels and black trim pieces finish off the look. This is the go-to trim for fleets and blue-collar work.

The Custom trim returns, too, offering a more upscale look to the basic Work Truck grade. It includes body-colored trim, 20-inch wheels aluminum wheels, LED taillights, and the availability of the new integrated dual exhaust in the rear bumper. The Custom trim can also be optioned with the new Trailboss trim. This takes the Custom and transforms it into a, well, boss on the trail.

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The Trailboss trim includes a 2.0-inch suspension lift, red tow hooks, and Goodyear Duratrac tires on 18-inch, double five-spoke black wheels in addition to the Z71 Off Road package

The Trailboss trim includes a 2.0-inch suspension lift, red tow hooks, and Goodyear Duratrac tires on 18-inch, double five-spoke black wheels in addition to the Z71 Off Road package, which adds the G80 locking rear differential, skid plates, and Rancho shock absorbers.

In the “high volume” category, Chevy offers the LT, a new street-performance trim called RST, and the LT Trailboss. The LT trim brings chrome on the bumpers, grille, and mirror caps, along with a Chevy bowtie on the grille. Upgraded LED headlights and daytime running lights are added, too.

The RST package takes the LT and transforms it into a more menacing street truck. It includes body-color trim; full LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights; and optional wheels up to 22-inches in size. Sadly, no performance or suspension modifications are included. As for the LT Trailboss, it includes all the same equipment found on the Custom Trailboss but features the LT’s more upscale appearance and interior equipment.

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The High Country trim is a cowboy’s dream. It includes a completely different front grille design with a two-tone chrome and bronze hue

For those wanting a luxury truck, the LTZ and High Country trims return for 2019. The LTZ comes with chrome accents on the bumper, grille, mirror caps, door handles, and the new “hockey-stick” beltline. The mirrors are upgraded to have power folding and heating. The High Country trim is a cowboy’s dream. It includes a completely different front grille design with a two-tone chrome and bronze hue. Things like the door handles and mirror caps share the body color, while the side steps are chrome.

The High Country also comes standard with Chevy’s new power tailgate. The motorized tailgate operates by pushing a button where the handle is normally located, or by pressing a button on the key fob or inside the cabin. The power tailgate is optional on the LTZ, as well.


  • Three cab sizes
  • Three new trim levels
  • Three more inches of rear-seat legroom
  • Updated in-dash technology
  • 7.0-inch MyLink is standard, 8.0-inch on higher trims
  • Flat rear load floor
  • Hidden storage behind rear seats
  • Finally push-button starting!
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The Crew Cab gains three inches in length and push-button starting is now included.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado’s interior is completely new, though it isn’t a massively drastic change from the previous Silverado. The dash features a two-tone design in upper trim levels, along with bucket seats and a full-length center console. Lower trims come with a black or gray dash and a 40/20/40-split bench seat. Impressively, Chevy has made the 7.0-inch MyLink infotainment system standard, even in the base Work Truck grade. The 8.0-inch MyLink system is optional in mid-level grades and standard in the LTZ and High Country trims.

The redesigned steering wheel looks more high-class but comes with familiar controls. The column shifter is about the only carry-over part in the truck. It still features a toggle switch for manually shifting gears and a button on the end for the Tow/Haul mode. A revised gauge cluster offers digital gauges vehicle stats, much like the out-going GMC Sierra.

The center stack’s redesign simplistically arranges the MyLink controls, HVAC knobs, and a row of toggle switches for ancillary equipment like parking sensors, auto stop/start, traction control, downhill descent control, and on those equipped with the power-operated tailgate, a button for raising and lowering. Integrated trailer brakes, USB and USB-C connection, a 12-volt power port, and a 110-volt household outlet take up the bottom rung.

Does the 2019 Silverado’s Dash Resemble A Porg?

The 2019 Silverado offers tons of storage space. The dashboard’s double glove box returns, there are pockets on the side of the center console, the under-armrest console is larger, and there are even secret storage boxes hidden under the cushions in the rear seat. Yep, inside the backrest of the rear seats in the extended and crew cab models are two, 10-liter bins designed to hold smaller items like tie-down straps or jumper cables. Another storage spot lurks under the folding seat bottoms in the second row. It holds 24 liters of stuff and is wide enough for a gallon of milk and long enough for fishing rods. Depending on the trim level, the Silverado comes with vinyl, cloth, or leather seats in various colors.

What’s more, the Silverado’s rear floor is finally flat, with nearly no humps or transmission tunnels to disrupts the storage of cargo. Another new (and very welcomed) addition is the rear HVAC vents. Both the flat floor and HVAC system help make the most of the 2019 Silverado’s extra three inches of rear-seat legroom thanks to the longer crew cab design.


  • Six engine/transmission combinations
  • Expected fuel economy improvements
  • Updated V-8s
  • All-new 3.0-liter Inline-six Turbodiesel
  • Eight- and 10-speed automatics
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Both V-8s are heavily revised and a new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel is available.

Despite the 2019 Silverado’s debut at Detroit, Chevy is being coy with powertrain details. The “official” news is the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s are “new” and a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel is coming. The 10-speed automatic will be the premium transmission, presumably making the current eight-speed automatic the standard gearbox.

Details of the V-8s include Chevy’s new Dynamic Fuel Management system that actively shuts off any number of cylinders – not just four – in order to save on fuel when full power isn’t needed. For example, the V-8 can run on six, four, and even two cylinders. We knew General Motors was developing this technology back in early 2015. Back then, it was called Dynamic Skip Fire. As for the exhaust note, Chevy says it has fitted the Silverado’s cabin with extra thick sound insulation to combat unpleasant noises when not in V-8 mode. Aside from Dynamic Fuel Management, the V-8s continue to employ direct fuel injection and variable valve timing.

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The big news, however, is the Silverado’s new 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel. The only information Chevy announced about the new engine is that it will pair exclusively with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. Beyond that, we only know this will be Chevy’s first inline six-cylinder since it ended production of the Trailblazer SUV and its 4.2-liter Atlas I-6 in 2009.

It is, however, easy enough to speculate Chevy’s new light-duty turbodiesel will have to be competitive against Ram and Ford’s 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesels. The Ram’s updated EcoDiesel will make 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, while Ford’s Power Stroke V-6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.

Naturally, the Silverado will come standard with rear-wheel drive, but part-time 4WD will be offered on every trim. The Trailboss will come standard with 4WD. As for the rear differential, the Silverado continues to use the G80 automatic locking rear differential from Eaton. It mechanically detects excess wheel spin and locks itself to power both rear wheels at the same speed. While convenient that the driver doesn’t have to do anything, both the new 2019 Ram 1500 and the current Ford F-150 offer electronic locking rear diffs that engage at the push of a button.

Fuel economy ratings have not been announced but we fully expect to see a jump in efficiency. Currently, the 2018 Silverado with the 5.3-liter V-8 and rear-wheel drive can achieve 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado engine lineup

4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.)
Work Truck Std. Avail.
Custom Std. Avail.
Custom Trail Boss Std. Avail.
LT Std. Avail. Avail.
RST Std. Avail. Avail.
LT Trail Boss Std.
LTZ Std. Avail. Avail.
High Country Std. Avail.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado capabilities

4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.)
Horsepower 285 355 310 355 420 TBA
Torque 305 383 348 383 460 TBA
Max towing 8,000 11,000 7,200 11,600 12,200 TBA
Max payload 2,500 2,430 2,280 2,190 2,100 TBA
EPA-estimates (city/hwy/comb) N/A N/A N/A 17/23/19 16/20/17 N/A


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Chevy set pricing for the 2019 Silverado at $29,795, however, that’s for the bare-bones, regular cab, work truck. Moving up to the double cab work truck or crew cab work truck increases your entry-level price to $33,695 or $36,095, respectively. If you want more than the bare bones, you’ll have to pony up at least $36,095 for the Custom double cab with a standard bed. Move up to crew cab, and you’ll pay $38,495. Prices go up incrementally from there, with the range-topping High-Country commanding $54,495. In double cab configuration, your range-topping model is the $44,495 LTZ trim level.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Prices

Reg Cab Long bed Double Cab Standard bed Crew Cab Short bed
Work Truck $29,795 $33,695 $36,095
Custom $36,095 $38,495
Custom Trail Boss (4x4 only) $40,995 $43,395
LT $38,395 $40,795
RST $40,295 $42,695
LT Trail Boss (4x4 only) $47,395 $49,795
LTZ $44,495 $46,895
High Country $54,495


2018 Ford F-150

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The biggest competitor in the half-ton pickup category is the F-150. It’s also the best-selling vehicle in America, regardless of vehicle category or price point. That’s saying something. Still, Chevy will have time to one-up the F-150, whose latest version debuted in 2017 as a 2018 model. The F-150 comes in literally hundreds of bed, cab, trim, drivetrain, and option combinations, making the truck incredibly customizable.

The powertrain list is long. It starts with a 3.3-liter V-6 as the base engine. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 are the mid-range engine choices, while the 3.5-liter EcoBoost is what Ford wants you to buy. Those getting the F-150 Raptor will automatically get a high-output version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that’s rated at an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Most models come with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission Lower trims get the six-speed automatic.

Ford’s latest engine is a new 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel. This new Power Stroke makes 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy and towing specs have not been announced, though the engine is expected to go on sale in late 2018.

Prices range wildly depending on trim and options. The base XL truck starts at $27,380, but a decked-out Limited trim with all the options checked will top $68,000.

Read our full review on the 2018 Ford F-150.

2019 Ram 1500

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The Ram 1500 also underwent a massive generational update for the 2019 model year. Like the Silverado, the truck is completely new from headlights to hitch and offers some tantalizing new interior features including a new 12-inch touchscreen. The new frame is lighter and stronger and the suspension has been revised for a smoother ride while boosting the Ram’s payload and towing capabilities to an impressive 2,300 and 12,750 pounds, respectively.

The 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 are both heavily updated and offer an available mild-hybrid system. It uses an electric motor in place of the alternator that receives power from a small battery pack to help provide low-end torque via the engines’ belt drives. On the V-6, the system will supplement 90 pound-feet of torque and an extra 130 pound-feet on the 5.7- liter Hemi.

Top-end horsepower and torque specs remain unchanged from the previous generation. The V-6 still provides 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The Hemi kicks out 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings haven’t been announced.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 will return in the new Ram, though the date has yet to be announced. Power levels have increased to 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

Of course, prices for the new 2019 Ram 1500 haven’t been announced, though we won’t have to wait long. Ram says the new truck will arrive in showrooms by the end of Q1 2018. Prices for the current Ram 1500 start at $26,495 for the base Tradesman trim and peak around $56,000, just to give an idea.

Read our full review on the 2019 Ram 1500


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Chevrolet has done a good job at revitalizing the Silverado. It shares almost nothing with the outgoing truck and improves on nearly every metric save (undoubtedly) on price. Its longer cabin provides more rear legroom and storage area, while rear HVAV vents and keyless starting bring the truck in line with its competitors.

Chevy’s new RST and Trailboss trim levels should prove popular among retail customers wanting a more stylish – and with the Trailboss, more capable – truck. The added interior storage compartment will make everyday life more organized, while the new cargo bed with its wider floor and reinforced tie-downs will make using the Silverado for truck stuff more effortless.

We can’t wait to hear more about the new powertrain upgrades, especially the new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, and how they improve the Silverado’s fuel economy. It’s an exciting time in the half-ton truck market, for sure. Ram’s new 1500 is extremely impressive and the revised-for-2018 Ford F-150 continues to be the most popular vehicle in America. It’s a tough race, but Chevy has an impressive new runner.

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    • Will likely be more expensive
    • 2019 Ram is also extremely impressive


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Most functional bed of any full-size truck, including class-leading cargo volume
Up to 450 pounds lighter from mixed materials use for improved performance
Six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel
Eight models, each with distinct personalities for different truck customers
DETROIT — Chevrolet introduced the next-generation Silverado today, exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918. The all-new Silverado sets the course for the next century of Chevy Trucks with the most functional bed of any full-size truck, weighs up to 450 pounds less for increased performance and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations to help each customer find their ideal truck.

“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model."

Larger, more functional and more capable bed

“Truck customers value capability and functionality above all else,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer of Full-Size Trucks. “Every truck — including the luxurious High Country — is a work truck with a job to do. As such, we set out to create the best tool for the job at hand, one that makes work more productive and more enjoyable, no matter what they call ‘work.’’’

The bed is the defining trait of every pickup, and bed construction has long been a strength of Chevy Trucks. To improve upon that strength, the 2019 Silverado 1500 bed features:

Best-in-class cargo volume: The 2019 Silverado offers the most cargo volume in every bed length, with the short-box offering 63 cubic feet of volume — up to 20 percent more than a competitor’s short-box. Most of that volume was created by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly seven inches. Chevrolet Accessories will offer storage bins that fit over the wheel wells, offering nearly seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space for short-box models, while easily accommodating a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood flat on the cargo floor.
Higher-strength steel floor: As before, the Silverado has a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed floor. For 2019 a higher-grade steel is used, with yield strength increased from 340 to 500 megapascals of pressure for optimal strength and mass.
More and stronger tie-downs: Silverado now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and their strength has doubled to 500 pounds of force before bending. Silverado also has nine moveable tie points for even more cargo flexibility.
More features: Silverado will be available with a class-exclusive power up/down tailgate that can be operated from the key fob, interior button or by hand. Other changes include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet and larger cutouts in the class-exclusive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.
With class-leading cargo volume and class-exclusive features, the new Silverado offers the most functional bed of any full-size truck, and more convenient hauling for cargo of virtually any size or shape.

Larger, lighter and more agile

The 2019 Silverado is larger than before, including a wheelbase that is up to 3.9 inches (100 mm) longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches (41 mm) longer, enabling both more cargo volume and more interior room for all cab lengths. Remarkably, it’s also lighter, weighing 450 pounds (204 kg) less than today’s truck when comparing crew cab V-8 models.

The weight savings comes from extensive use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing processes throughout the next-gen truck. This allowed Chevrolet to use the right material for the application and optimize every component for mass, durability, safety and functionality to meet our customers’ needs.

For example, the body is 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than before due to mixed materials use. All exterior swing panels (doors, hood and tailgate) are made of aluminum while fixed panels (fenders, roof and bed) are made of steel. The underlying safety cage uses seven different grades of steel, each tailored for the specific application.

The fully boxed steel frame is also 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than its predecessor, while offering 10 percent greater torsional rigidity. Eighty percent of the frame is made of high-strength steel varying from 2 to 5 millimeters in thickness, and every millimeter is optimized for performance using a variety of processes, including hydroforming, roll forming, conventional stamping and tailor-rolled blanking. As a result, frame sections, gauges, grades, processes and materials strategically vary to maximize strength, durability and stiffness without adding unnecessary mass.

Mixed materials also play a part in the all-new suspension. The front independent short/long arm suspension features new forged-aluminum upper control arms that are lighter and provide better wheel alignment than the stamped component they replace. The live-axle rear suspension is also redesigned, including new carbon-composite second-stage springs on LT models that save about 12 pounds (5 kg) per side over the steel springs they replace.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine/transmission combinations, giving customers more combinations of performance, efficiency and value to best fit their priorities. This includes new 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management that actively shuts off any number of cylinders, in a variety of combinations, depending on immediate needs to optimize fuel economy. The result of this industry-first technology is instant power when called for, and impressive efficiency.

The Silverado will also be available with an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel. Chevrolet offers diesel engines in more segments and models than any other brand, including Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD and upcoming Silverado medium-duty models.

Both the 3.0L diesel and 6.2L engines are paired with a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission as well as start/stop technology to improve fuel economy for optimum performance and efficiency.

No “one size fits most” trucks

“Truck customers told us they want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck, compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors. “That insight shaped our design strategy with eight distinct models, each with a unique personality to fit different customers, from the affordable Work Truck to the luxurious High Country.”

All models introduce a modern, powerful design with a strong dose of Chevy Truck DNA. For example, the “CHEVROLET” name stamped on the tailgate recalls iconic Chevy trucks of the 1950s and ‘60s, while the integrated dual exhausts and up to 33-inch tires reflect modern customer preferences.

The Silverado’s bold, modern design is also surprisingly aerodynamic. Key elements of the front grille are front functional air curtains, similar to those introduced on the sixth-generation Camaro, that reduce aerodynamic drag by routing air around the front wheel wells. The powerful side profile further enhances aerodynamics, including an integrated spoiler at the rear edge of the cab that directs air onto the tailgate lip, reducing wind drag from the bed. Changes like these result in a 7 percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency.

The 2019 Silverado offers eight trims (see descriptions, next page), designed for three distinct buyer profiles:

“High Value” customers want the capability of a full-size truck at a great value.
“High Volume” customers represent the heart of the truck market, requiring the capability of a full-size truck as well as the creature comforts of a passenger vehicle.
“High Feature” customers represent the fastest-growing part of the truck market and want luxury-car refinement and appointments without sacrificing capability or durability.
The eight trims also reflect another key differentiator for truck buyers: chrome.

“Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design,” said Rich Scheer, director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks. “Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without a chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too ‘flashy.’ Others want as much chrome as they can get.”

Accordingly, the eight trims are tailored to give customers a wide range of features and levels of chrome, enabling customers to choose the best truck for their personal preferences.

More functional and more connected interiors

The interior design was also strongly influenced by customer feedback. Because truck owners use their vehicles for both hauling cargo and transporting people, customers’ top priorities were more comfortable seating, more interior cargo storage and more functional, easy-to-use controls.

Accordingly, the cab has been stretched, with crew-cab models now offering 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom for an impressive 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.

New available storage options include two 10-liter bins integrated in the second-row seatbacks for holding small items like gloves or tie-down straps, as well as a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat that can secure everything from gallons of milk to fishing rods and tackle boxes.

Every surface has been designed for function and ergonomics, from the rotary knob textures to the infotainment screen angle. Even the luxurious High Country is subjected to stringent durability tests, including 100,000 seat-slide tests to make sure the supple seats meet the expectations of our toughest owners.

The Silverado was already the first pickup to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless phone charging and OnStar safety and security features. For 2019, that leadership will be improved with new safety and convenience features to be announced later this year.

Making the Most Dependable, Longest Lasting full-size trucks even more so

“Truck customers told us they depend on their trucks for much more than just transportation,” said Herrick. “Many use their trucks to earn a paycheck, or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Given how important trucks are to our customers, we set a lofty goal for exceeding the dependability and longevity of the current Silverado.”

To do so, the engineering team doubled many of the key validation metrics for the next-gen truck, making it the most-tested vehicle GM has ever produced. That includes accumulating a staggering seven million miles of real-world testing before the first Silverado is delivered to customers.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be on display at the North American International Auto Show through Jan. 28 in Detroit. Production of the 2019 Silverado will begin at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly plant, ranked the highest-quality plant in North America by J.D. Power and Associates, with customer deliveries beginning this fall.

2019 Silverado 1500 Trim Levels

High Value:

Work Truck features “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels for maximum durability. The interior features durable vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch color touch screen.
Custom features a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust.
Custom Trailboss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the Custom, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.
High Volume:

LT features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille and mirror caps, Chevrolet bowtie in the grille, LED reflector headlamps and signature daytime running lights. The interior features an 8-inch color touch screen and available leather seating surfaces
RST (new for 2019) brings a street-performance appearance to the LT, with body-color trim, full LED lighting (foglamps, headlamps and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.
LT Trailboss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the LT, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package, including locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.
High Feature:

LTZ features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, door handles and hockey-stick beltline as well as power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors. Leather interior trim is standard equipment.
High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish, body-color accents plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.
Note: Class-exclusive claims based on product information available at the time of publication.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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