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2019 Chevy Silverado Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a brand new, fourth-generation redesign and it’s bigger and better than ever. In this 2019 Silverado review, we’ll take an in-depth look at what’s changed, as well as go through each trim level.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Exterior Updates

The Silverado 1500 has been updated with a smoother, modernized exterior. Its redesigned grille veers away from the chunky headlights of previous Silverados and instead features sleeker headlights integrated into the front grille. 

The 2019 Silverado is an imposing height at almost 2 meters tall, which leads to an impressive view and visibility, but be prepared for a good stretch when entering and exiting the vehicle. In general, the 2019 Silverado is simple and clean inside and out with easily manageable climate control and a quick-to-learn infotainment center. 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Adaptable Trims

The 2019 Silverado 1500 is available in eight different trim levels: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. Depending on the trim level, various cab and bed sizes and configurations are available.

No matter what utility you need, the price point you have, or creature comforts you want, the 2019 Silverado can adapt to best suit you.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Bigger but Lighter

The Silverado’s steel bed is what Chevrolet calls the “Durabed.” Since they’ve been known to run advertisements that point out the flimsiness of competing trucks’ aluminum beds, Chevrolet has doubled down on their durability and reliability. They claim that their updates have given the Silverado the largest truck bed in its class. 

While the Durabed is steel, other aspects of the Silverado like the hood and the tailgate have been upgraded to aluminum, meaning that although it’s larger, it’s lighter than its predecessors leading to improved fuel economy.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Features and Entertainment

Depending on the trim, the Silverado 1500 is available with a variety of modern entertainment luxuries such as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, GPS navigation and more. 

The Silverado is also equipped with several active safety features to help keep you and your passengers safe and comfortable. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Surround Vision 360-degree Camera System
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • IntelliBeam headlamps
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Cab and Bed Options

The Silverado 1500 is available in three cab styles:
The two-door regular cab (available on the Silverado 1500 WT only) seats three and can be had with the standard 6.5-foot-long bed, or the longer 8-foot bed. The four-door extended cab is only available with the standard 6.5-foot-long bed and seats up to six. The crew cab is available with the standard 6.5-foot bed or a shorter 5-foot-8-inch bed and adds full-size rear doors and some additional legroom for the rear seats.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Trim Breakdown

The 2019 Silverado 1500 also offers six different engines to choose from, also dependent upon trim level. 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck Review

The base Silverado 1500 WT is powered by a 285-horsepower, 4.3-litre EcoTec3 FlexFuel-Capable V6 gasoline engine with 305 pounds of torque. This engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado WT has 17-inch steel wheels. 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Review

The next trim level, the Silverado 1500 Custom adds 20-inch wheels, front tow hooks, and some other comforts like remote entry. 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss Review

Above the Custom is the Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss trim level, which is four-wheel-drive only and has 18-inch wheels and includes a trailering package and the Z71 off-road suspension package.

All three of these trims can be upgraded from the 4.3-litre V6 to a 355-horsepower, 5.3-litre EcoTec3 V8 engine. The 5.3-litre is which is optionally FlexFuel-Capable and features either an Active Fuel Management (AFM) system, which increases fuel economy.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Review

The next step up is the Silverado 1500 LT, where the standard engine is a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 310-horsepower and 348 pounds of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The LT also includes LED headlights, alloy wheels, audio controls in the steering wheel and in-car WiFi.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST Review

The Silverado 1500 RST has the same 2.7-litre engine as the LT, but includes more features like a power-locking and power-release tailgate, remote start, and USB ports in the second row.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss Review

The Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is similar to the Custom Trail Boss, with a few extras. The LT Trail Boss also comes standard with a 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine with 383 pounds of torque that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to what’s available with the LT trim, the LT Trail Boss has some additional add-ons, such as dual exhaust and the trailering and Z71 suspension packages from the Custom Trail Boss.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Review

The Silverado 1500 LTZ also comes standard with the 5.3-litre V8, along with most of the RST’s standard equipment. It also adds a higher-definition rearview camera (making sure you see every obstacle!), a trailer brake controller, two power outlets, and dual-zone climate control, as well as luxuries like leather upholstery and heated front seats with driver memory.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Review

The highest trim level is aptly named the Silverado 1500 High Country. In addition to the LTZ’s options, it adds 20-inch chrome wheels a spray-on bedliner, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats to help you stay comfortable, heated second-row seats, wireless phone charging and some additional safety features like blindspot monitoring.

Optional on the LTZ is a 420-horsepower, 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8 engine with 460 pounds of torque and with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM).

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review – Additional Upgrades

The Silverado also has a diesel option for LT trims and above. The 277 horsepower, 3-litre turbodiesel comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and produces 460 pounds of torque.

Many of the upper trim features are offered packages or stand-alone options for lower trim levels. Other available features include various axle ratios, off-road tires, larger wheels, and a sunroof.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is big and adaptable. Chevrolet listened to its customers and had their customer’s needs in mind with the redesign.