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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

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The highly-anticipated and highly-hyped 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has arrived, and it brought a new generation of full-size pickup with it. Chevy gave its pickup truck a full redesign, from its chassis construction to its trim levels to its powertrains.


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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

What’s New for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the first of a whole new generation of the Silverado name, This includes an extensive exterior redesign, with a new front grille, more aerodynamic side sculpting, a longer wheelbase, and a new bed, which Chevy dubbed the Durabed. Under the skin, the 2019 Silverado 1500 features a new mixed-material construction with a high-strength steel frame, in all shedding 450 pounds compared to the previous model.

For power, the Silverado 1500 uses five different engines: a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8, a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 6.2-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel (though the last of these was not available at time of writing). The V8 engines use brand-new Dynamic Fuel Management technology, though the 5.3-liter only uses it in higher trims.

The Silverado 1500 now comes in eight total trim levels, broken into three groups. The High Value group includes Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss models. The High Volume group includes LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models. Finally, the High Features group includes LTZ and High Country models.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Exterior

The new front fascia and Durabed dominate the exterior of the 2019 Silverado 1500. In particular, the Durabed gives the Silverado best-in-class bed width and length for standard and short boxes, leading them to brag that the short box offers more cargo volume than the competition’s standard box.

Chevy adds a number of features in each of the Trail Boss models to improve the Silverado’s off-road prowess. These include a skid plate, hefty off-road tires, and a factory lift kit.

As for body styles, at time of writing the 2019 Silverado 1500 comes in three configurations: Double Cab, Standard Bed; Crew Cab, Short Bed; and Crew Cab, Standard Bed.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

  • Capless Fuel Fill, Durabed, 17-inch spare tire, 17-inch Ultra Silver painted steel wheels, Black manual outside mirrors, 12 fixed cargo tie-downs, CornerStep rear bumper, Daytime Running Lamps, Halogen reflector headlamps, Cab-mounted integrated cargo-area lamps, Locking tailgate, Tailgate and bed rail protection cap, Incandescent taillamps

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom

  • 20-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels, Black recovery hooks, Deep-tinted glass, Heated power outside mirrors, LED taillamps, Polished exhaust tip

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss

  • Two-speed Autotrac Transfer Case, Automatic locking rear differential, High-capacity air filter, Skid plates, 18-inch Mud Terrain Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® blackwall tires, 18-inch high-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, Black front-grille Bowtie, Performance Red recovery hooks, Trailer hitch, 2-inch receiver hitch, Four-pin and seven-pin connectors, Seven-wire electrical harness and seven-pin sealed connector for trailer lights, Z71 Suspension with 2-inch factory lift, 17-inch spare steel wheel with black finish

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

  • Heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking amps battery, 17-inch Bringt Silver painted aluminum wheels, Tailgate with EZ lift and lower assist, Incandescent taillamps

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

  • Two-speed Autotrac Transfer Case, 3.23 rear-axle ratio, Automatic locking rear differential, Dual-outlet exhaust, High-capacity air filter, Skid plates, 17-inch spare steel wheel with black finish, 18-inch Mud Terrain Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® blackwall tires, 18-inch high-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, Black front-grille Bowtie, Cargo bed LED lighting, LED fog lamps, LED taillamps, Performance Red recovery hooks, Power-lock and –release tailgate with EZ Lift assist, Trailer hitch, 2-inch receiver hitch, Four-pin and seven-pin connectors, Seven-wire electrical harness and seven-pin sealed connector for trailer lights, Z71 Suspension with 2-inch factory lift

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST

  • Single-outlet exhaust, 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels, Black recovery hooks, 3.42 rear axle ratio

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

  • 23 rear axle ratio, Automatic locking rear differential, Heated power driver-side auto-dimming power-folding outside mirrors, Rear wheelhouse liners, Trailer hitch, 2-inch receiver hitch, Four-pin and seven-pin connectors, Seven-wire electrical harness and seven-pin sealed connector for trailer lights

Exterior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

  • Dual-outlet bumper-integrated exhaust with polished outlets, 20-inch Painted aluminum machined face wheels with Light Argent pockets, 6-inch Chrome rectangular wheel to wheel assist steps, Chevytec spray-on bedliner, Chrome recovery hooks, LED reflector high-intesity headlamps with LED turn signals and LED signature Daytime Running Lamps, Power-Up and -Down Tailgate

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance

The 2019 Silverado 1500 has five total engines, but has only released information on the four gas engines so far. Their performance numbers are as follows, in order of increasing strength.

  • 4.3-liter V6 — 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder — 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3-liter V8 — 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2-liter V8 — 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Efficiency

The fuel efficiency numbers for the 2019 Silverado 1500 vary somewhat based on a number of factors, including the engine, the drivetrain configuration, and the fuel-efficiency technology used. So, the figures are as follows, grouped by engine and transmission.

4.3-liter V6 with Active Fuel Management™ and a six-speed automatic transmission

  • 2WD: 16/21/17 MPG City/Highway/Combined
  • 4WD: 15/20/17 MPG City/Highway/Combined

2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic

  • 2WD: 20/23/21 MPG City/Highway/Combined
  • 4WD: 18/21/19 MPG City/Highway/Combined

5.3-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management and a six-speed automatic

  • 2WD: 15/21/17 MPG City/Highway/Combined
  • 4WD: 15/20/17 MPG City/Highway/Combined

5.3-liter with Dynamic Fuel Management and an eight-speed automatic

  • 2WD: 17/24/20 MPG City/Highway/Combined
  • 4WD: 16/22/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined

6.2-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management and a 10-speed automatic

  • 4WD: 16/20/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior

Like the previous generation, the interior amenities of the 2019 Silverado 1500 vary widely based on the trim level, from the sparser Work Truck to the high-luxury High Country. Even the Work Truck, though, includes some interesting features, including the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a Rear Vision Camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear seat occupancy reminder.

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Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

  • Four-way manual driver seat, Four-way manual front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split-bench front seat, Inside rearview manual day/night mirror, Manual-tilt steering column, Power door locks, Power windows with rear express-down, Rubberized vinyl floor covering, Vinyl seat trim, Single-zone climate control
  • 12-volt auxiliary front power outlet, 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic Driver Information Screen, Six-speaker audio system, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, Bluetooth for phone and infotainment system connectivity, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with color touch screen, Exterior Temperature Display, Six-gauge instrument cluster, Rear Vision Camera, Rear seat occupancy reminder, Teen Driver, Single USB port

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom

  • Carpeted floor covering, Front and rear rubberized-vinyl floor mats, Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise Control, Remote Keyless Entry

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss

  • Hill Descent Control, Hitch Guidance

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

  • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with covered armrest storage, Semi-automatic single-zone manual climate control, Steering-wheel mounted controls
  • Automatic Stop/Start, 4.2-inch diagonal color Diver Information Center, Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity, Compass, OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capable, Two USB ports

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss

  • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with under seat storage, First- and second-row all-weather floor liners with Z71 logo, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Rear window defogger, Steering column lock control
  • Hill Descent Control, Hitch Guidance, 12-volt auxiliary rear power outlet, Keyless Open and Start, Remote Start, Theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system, Two second-row charging-only USB ports

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST

  • Front and rear rubberized-vinyl floor mats

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

  • 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, 10-way power front passenger seat, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Heated driver and front outboard passenger seats, Heated steering wheel, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Manual tilt and telescoping steering column, Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Advanced Trailering System, Integrated trailer brake controller, 120-volt box-mounted power outlet, 120-volt instrument-panel power outlet, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8-inch diagonal HD color touch screen, Driver memory system, HD Radio, HD Rear Vision Camera, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror, SiriusXM® Radio trial, Trailer Tire Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System, Two front USB ports and one SD card reader

Interior features available on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

  • Front bucket seats, Front carpeted floor mats, Front center console, Heated second-row outboard seats, Leather-appointed rear seat with storage package, Power sliding rear window with rear defogger, Rear carpeted floor mats, Ventilated driver and front-passenger seats
  • 8-inch-diagonal digital Driver Information Center, Bose®seven-speaker Premium Sound System, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation and 8-inch-diagonal HD color touch screen, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Universal Home Remote, Wireless Charging

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Safety

The 2019 Silverado 1500 includes the normal array of safety systems as standard equipment, including three-point seatbelts, a system of six airbags, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Interestingly, it also includes a Rear Vision Camera in every trim, GM’s Teen Driver software, and a rear seat occupancy reminder system, again all as standard equipment.  Beyond that, the 2019 Silverado 1500 offers more advanced available systems like Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blinds Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Six airbags
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Rear seat occupancy reminder
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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