With an experience of more than 100 years of building trucks, Chevrolet introduces the new Silverado. This truck is bigger, stronger and lighter than it’s previous generations and is a great machine when it comes to getting the work done.
The Silverado is a series of full-sized heavy-duty pick-up trucks, manufactured by General Motors in 199.8 It has four generations so far, with the first generation produced from 1999-2007, second from 2007-2014, third from 2014-2019, and fourth, which is the current generation.
Though its design feels a bit dated, to zest up, Chevy offers this workhorse in various colors to choose from.
What’s new in the 2019 Chevy Silverado?
For 2019, the new Silverado offers the following changes –
- All-new design
- Double Cab available only in WT, Custom and LT trims
- Offers better fuel efficiency than the previous generation
- Variety of engine options to choose from
- Excellent Towing Capacity
- Optional Trailering Technology
- Advanced Safety Features
- Rear View Camera Mirror
- Interior Quality
- High Base Model Price
- Lack of Turbo-diesel engine
Trims available in 2019 Chevy Silverado
Silverado 1500 WT
- 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine
- 6-speed automatic transmission
- Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a color 7-inch touchscreen
- Rear Vision Camera
Silverado 1500 Custom
- Signature LED taillamps with LED stop lights
- 20 inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels
- Heated power outside mirrors
- Remote Keyless Entry
Silverado 1500 LT
- 2.7L Turbo engine
- 8-speed automatic transmission
- Heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking amps battery
- 4.2-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center and 4G LTE WiFi® hotspot capable
Silverado 1500 RST
- Argo bed LED lighting
- 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels
- Body-color Centre bar, bumpers, and door handles
- Black Bow-tie front grille
Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss
- Z71 Off-Road Package with a 2-inch factory suspension lift
- 2-speed Auto track Transfer Case
- Front and rear rubberized-vinyl floor mats
- Automatic locking rear differential
Silverado 1500 LTZ
- Integrated trailer brake controller
- Heated, power, driver-side auto-dimming, power-folding outside mirrors
- 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar
- Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen
Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss
- Dual-outlet exhaust
- 18″ 275/65R18C Mud Terrain Goodyear®Wrangler DuraTrac® Blackwall tires
- 4-way manual front passenger and driver seat
- First and second-row All-weather floor liners with Z71 logo
Silverado 1500 High Country
- Exclusive grille and Centre bar with two-tone Bronze and Chrome finish
- 20 inch machined aluminum wheels
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Bose® Premium Sound System
Which 2019 Chevy Silverado we recommend?
We recommend the 2019 Silverado 1500 LTZ which has an automatic transmission, offers fuel efficiency of 16 City / 22 Hwy. We like this variant as it not only covers almost every necessary feature required, but also offers a great number, both in terms of power and efficiency. Also, it feels just perfect for city drives and thus offers a great overall experience to the owner.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 has six types of different engines, which depends upon the trim levels. Silverado 1500 has 8 distinct trim levels: WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. From the base 285 hp V6 to the massive 6.2L V8 that churns out 420 hp, Chevrolet offers a wide array of motors to choose from.
The table below comprises of the engines of Silverado 1500:
|4.3L LV3 GM EcoTec3 4300 V6||285 hp (213 kW) @ 5300 RPM||305 lb-ft (414 N⋅m) @ 3900 RPM|
|2.7 L L3B Turbocharged I4||310 hp (231 kW) @ 5600 RPM||348 lb-ft (472 N⋅m) @ 1500 RPM|
|5.3 L L82 GM EcoTec3 5300 V8||355 hp (265 kW) @ 5600 RPM||383 lb-ft (519 N⋅m) @ 4100 RPM|
|5.3 L L84 GM Ecotec3 5300 w/DFM V8||355 hp (265 kW) @ 5600 RPM||383 lb-ft (519 N⋅m) @ 4100 RPM|
|6.2 L L87 GM EcoTec3 6200 w/DFM V8||420 hp (313 kW) @ 5600 RPM||460 lb-ft (624 N⋅m) @ 4100 RPM|
For the 0-60 mph test, the 2019 Silverado stands competitively against Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The Silverado Trail Boss was able to quickly accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds compared to the RST’s 6.6 seconds. For the quarter-mile test, it clocked 94.6 mph and took 15 seconds to cross the mark.
Ride and Handling
The 2019 Chevy Silverado gains in size and visual appearance but losses much weight-up to 450 pounds in few cases. In spite of posing many definite dimensions, it feels much lighter than it looks. Over the bumps and potholes, the ride has been improved and the added Sport Mode feature enhances the grip at corners.
Moreover, despite the size increase, the truck maneuvers easily. But the feel of brake pedals is neither persuading, nor paltry – it’s just kind of present. The steering experience is more drawn out than ever before and the steering response feels precise, which further enhances its driving experience.
The ride quality for both the 2019 versions of Silverado LTZ and Silverado High Country are alike. The only feature that escalates this experience is the 6.2L motor with the 10-speed transmission. This transmission feels a lot more refined and smoother than the regular one and makes shifting an easy task.
2019 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy
The 2019 Chevy Silverado equips the new 5.3L V-8 motor with the new Dynamic Fuel Management Mechanism, which uses cylinder deactivation to save gas and offers a combined MPG figure of around 17 mpg.
2019 Chevy Silverado Interior
The 2019 Silverado’s interior is well-outfitted, various colors to choose from, a variety of textures, and different materials at hand. Some of the interiors will differ according to the version of Silverado you choose. The next-gen Silverado gives space, satisfaction and solace to the very preceding level with a cabin with a benefaction of more rear leg board, storage capacity and elevated climate controls.
The 2019 Chevy 2019 Silverado has these dashboard features:
– Cut-outs for all vents, sensor, buttons
– Zig-Zag stitching
The 2019 Chevy Silverado’s Poly carpet Dashboard is custom-tailored and laid out to fit perfectly. The dash mat has various cut-outs for sensors. This protects and gives the best line of defense against inescapable cracking, fading, and searing of the cover. It has a zig-zag stitch, which is attached to the contour of the dash surface. The presence of Velcro attachments makes it easy to add or remove. Finally, it has a 1-year warranty.
The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado has an inclined panel inbuilt with the center console which doubles as a wireless phone charger. It is a clever feature that doubles as a wireless phone charger and enables at-a-glance notifications. The charging panel takes up about half of the console bin’s space.
Seat Quality & Comfort
Once inside the cabin, the driver’s seat proves to be a nice place from which you can appraise this ferocious beast. With a commanding view of the road, it offers a great feel to the driver. Riding as a passenger was less fulfilling since the low mounted right front seat gave no height adjustment. There are no power adjustments and comes with a lever to recline the seatback.
The rear cabin is extremely spacious and can easily accommodate 6-footers. From the headroom to shoulder space and legroom, it was as vast as Kansas Savanna.
It feels great to have a truck equipped with side step rails and windshield pillar mounted handles as they help in getting in. Once inside, it is easy to get a good driver’s position with the 10-way power adjustment seat. Heated front seats, as well as steering wheels, come in handy during longer strides.
However, the front passenger seat came with manual adjustments, which is a let down for what its price is. The front passenger seat is manually is adjustable and also doesn’t come with height adjustment. Yet, these few things aren’t noticeable due to the other qualities. In the rear cabin, passengers get a good amount of space to sit and relax. Though the seats are plain and flat, they are comfortable and easily accommodate adults.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado has updated styling, comes equipped with advanced technology and impressive capabilities. Inside this truck is the new standard Chevrolet Infotainment system, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto and 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot. Other standard features include a 7-inch colored touchscreen, AM/FM, Bluetooth connectivity and voice commands.
Chevrolet also offers some optional packages which add or replace the standard features with an 8-inch touchscreen. HD radio, and SiriusXM, OnStar services.
How much does the 2019 Chevy Silverado cost?
Prices of various Silverado trucks
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT||$28,085|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS||$30,110|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Custom||$33,945|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT||$34,945|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ||$42,040|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z7||$39,730|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71||$46,630|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country||$51,800|
Cost of Ownership
|Truck Type||The Silverado Work Truck||The Silverado Crew Cab Truck||The Silverado Double Cab Truck|
|True Cost to Own||$47,928||$56,221||$54,017|
|Total Cash Price||$37,451||$52,499||$45,542|
|Taxes & Fees||$2,774||$3,562||$3,159|
For every Silverado variant, the Work Truck gives a Depreciation value of $12,306, whereas the Crew Cab stands with $17,000 and finally, the Double Cab gives a Depreciation value of $16,383.
2019 Chevy Silverado Competition
When it comes to its durability, robustness, and practicality, the Silverado has many competitors in the market and it feels very irresistible to stop at one. So here is a comparison among the top 3 trucks – Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.
2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Ram 1500
When it comes to the interiors, the Ram 1500 paragons with upscale cabinet materials. It also has an excellent fuel economy, which increases its practicality quotient and it also offers a comfortable and smooth driving experience.
2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Ford F-150
For towing and hauling, Ford F-150 is an impressive option. Celebrated for its spacious seats and practicality, the F-150 is another great option to look at. Concurrently, the Silverado provides an elite cabin, high payload and tow rankings, packs a massive V8 engine, top-notch reliability and a wide list of standard features.
What do we think about the 2019 Chevy Silverado?
The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado is a great choice for the people who want a fierce and enormous vehicle with a dynamic character. Such a truck would be a win-win if it would be lighter as well as stronger at the same time.
Chevrolet, with the new Silverado, aims to deliver a truck that is bigger, stronger and lighter than ever before. With a wide choice of powerful engines to choose from and to its practicality, this truck is a great vehicle for everyday use, and even for week-long trips. Along with that, it comes with a legacy, which still can be felt in this new iteration.
Karan Harit has been writing quality content for a variety of online sources over a span of more than 3 years. His background in Mechanical Engineering makes him a specialist in many fields of science, but automobiles are his primary preference. Karan has an excellent knowledge base of tuners and exotics alike. He has also worked on various projects that involve modifying and designing cars, from Honda Civics to VW Golfs.