The All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado is delivered to customers exactly 100 years after the first trucks from Chevrolet started to roll out. This Silverado offers the most functional bed out there compared to any other full-size truck and actually weighs up to 450 pounds less so that the performance is even better. There are many different trims and engines to choose from so that you can find the truck that fits you best.
The bed of a truck is one of the main features that any potential owner will want to look at. The 2019 Silverado 1500 has the best-in-class cargo volume no matter what bed length you choose. The short box gives you 63 cubic feet of volume. This was made possible by widening the bed floor by almost seven inches. Chevrolet accessories will also give the customer storage bins over the wheel wells so that a 4×8 piece of plywood can easily lay down on the cargo floor.
There is now a stronger piece of steel being used for the floor that gives you 340 to 500 megapascals of pressure so that you have a great amount of strength at your disposal. The Silverado now offers you twelve fixed tie-downs that hold up to 500 pounds of force before they will bend and has nine moveable tie points so that you have even more flexibility depending on what you need to haul.
Another new and exciting feature is the power up/down tailgate that you will be able to operate from an interior button, the key fob, or with your hand. There will also be task lights, a 120-volt outlet, and cutouts that are larger for the CornerStep bumpers so that you can use them even if you are wearing steel-toe boots.
While the 2019 Silverado is larger than it has been in the past it is also lighter than before. It has a wheelbase that is up to 3.9 inches longer and the length is 1.6 inches longer, which gives you more cargo room as well as more room for the interior. It weighs 450 pounds less than other crew cab V8 models available to you today. Chevrolet was able to use a different combination of materials in order to give you this lighter truck. Because of the materials used, the body is 88 pounds lighter than before. This is partially because all of the swing door panels are made of aluminum while all of the fixed door panels are made of steel. The safety cage underneath the vehicle is made of a mixture of steel grades.
You will also notice that there are mixed materials that make up the all-new suspension. The front part of the suspension actually features aluminum upper control arms that replace arms that were stamped before. Another redesign is on the live-axle rear suspension. It has composite second-stage springs on the LT models and will save you twelve pounds of weight on each side.
Six Engine and Transmission Options
The all-new 2019 Silverado will give you six different engine and transmission combinations from which to choose. Included in these options are the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 engines that have Dynamic Fuel Management that will shut of different cylinders in different combinations depending on what you need for fuel efficiency.
The Silverado will also be available with the new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel. Both of the 3.0-liter and 6.2-liter engines come paired with the all-new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. You will also get the start/stop technology so that you can get the greatest fuel economy and performance out of your new truck.
The Silverado offers great combinations that mix both classic and modern features no matter what model you choose to go with. The name style that is on the tailgate incorporates the trucks that are from the 50s and 60s while the dual exhaust and tires that can go up to 33-inches incorporate more of the modern feel.
The front grille includes functional air curtains that rather remind you of the ones introduced by the sixth-generation Camaro. This will help with drag because it re-routes the air to the front-wheel wells. The spoiler that is located at the rear edge of the cab re-routes air to the tailgate lip that contributes to the aerodynamics of the truck as well. Because of all of these changes, there is a 7% increase in the efficiency of the aerodynamics.
A Look Inside
Many customers were looking for comfortable seating, more space for cargo storage and controls that are easy to use. The cab is actually larger because of these suggestions. There are three more inches of rear legroom for a total of 44.5 inches of legroom in the front and 43.8 inches in the back. The second-row seatback offers 10-liter storage bins and there is a 24-liter storage tray located under the second-row seat.
The surfaces have been re-imagined so that the function and ergonomics are at the forefront. Everything has been taken into consideration from the texture of the knob buttons to the angle that the infotainment screen sits at.
The Silverado already boasts the fact that it was the first pickup to offer the 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and other features of technology and now they will be adding new safety features and new convenience features that will be announced later in the year. There has been a ton of testing done on the truck to make sure that it is ready for its customers and it has been driven over seven million miles before it was revealed to anyone.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado offers eight different trims to its customers and they are separated into ‘High Value’ customers, ‘High Volume’ customers and ‘High Feature’ customers. The ‘High Value’ customers are simply looking for a truck that has many capabilities but still has a great price. The ‘High Volume’ customers are looking for a truck that is not only capable but also offers them the comforts and features you would see in a passenger vehicle. The ‘High Feature’ customers are the ones that want a luxury vehicle that is also capable and durable enough to get the job done. Another feature that is important to customers when picking a truck is chrome and all of the eight different trims have different configurations of chrome to offer.
2019 Silverado 1500 Trim Level
- Work truck features include ‘CHEVROLET’ written across grille and tailgate, blacked out trim and 17-inch wheels, vinyl or cloth seats and a seven-inch color touchscreen.
- Custom features include 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, body-color styling theme, LED signature taillights, and integrated dual exhaust.
- Custom Trail Boss features include off-road equipment, a two-inch suspension lift, Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires, the Z71 Off-Road Package with 18-inch wheels, Rancho shocks, locking rear differential, and skid plates.
- The LT gives you chrome accents on the front grille, bumpers, and mirror caps, a bowtie on the front grille, daytime running lights and LED reflector headlamps, 8-inch color touchscreen and leather seats available to you.
- The RST gives you the street-performance appearance that you find in the LT, body-color trim, full LED lights and tires that go up to 22-inches and are all-season.
- The LT Trail Boss gives you off-road equipment that is added to the LT, 2-inch suspension lift, Z71 Off-Road Package, skid plates, 18-inch wheels, locking rear differential, Rancho shocks, and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.
- The LTZ has chrome accents, power folding/heated outside mirrors and leather interior.
- The High Country gives you a front grille design with two-tone chrome that has a bronze finish, body-color accents, chrome assist steps and power up/down tailgate.