Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD
Pros & Cons
- Strong V8 acceleration and towing ability
- Front seats are comfortable for long drives
- Cabin is pleasingly quiet at highway speeds
- Limited engine, cab, bed and trim availability
- Ride quality isn't as smooth as that of other trucks
- Mediocre-quality cabin materials
Which Silverado 1500 LD does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was completely redesigned for 2019. If you're looking for information about that truck, you've come to the wrong place. You see, Chevy has decided to keep the old truck around for another year. Renamed the 2019 Silverado 1500 LD, it's basically a carried-over version of the previous-generation truck with fewer cab, engine, trim level and feature content choices.
For starters, the Silverado 1500 LD only gets one engine: the 5.3-liter V8 with the six-speed automatic. For body configurations, there's only the double cab (four-door) with the short bed. There's only one axle ratio and trim levels number just three: Work Truck, Custom and LT. While it isn't a bare-bones truck, this is definitely not a luxurious rig. And it lacks much of the available safety and infotainment equipment you'll find on the all-new Silverado as well as the many engine and chassis improvements.
Nevertheless, this is still a strong, capable truck. It's not like the outgoing Silverado was woefully behind the times. So, although we definitely recommend considering the all-new model as well as its Ford and Ram competitors, the 2019 Silverado 1500 LD will get the job done for those who don't need or want a lot of frills.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD models
The 2019 Silverado 1500 LD is a full-size pickup available in just one cab style: the four-door extended (double) cab. It can seat as many as six and comes only with the standard 6.6-foot bed. There are three trim levels to choose from: Work Truck (WT), Custom and LT. The off-road-oriented Z71 package can be ordered in LT models with four-wheel drive.
All versions of the Silverado 1500 LD are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 horsepower, 383 pound-feet of torque) paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It can be ordered with rear- or four-wheel drive.
With the Work Truck, standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, xenon headlights, black front and rear bumpers, a rearview camera, air conditioning, cruise control, power door locks, a tilt-only steering column, vinyl seating, vinyl floor covering, and a 40/20/40-split front bench seat. Standard technology includes a 7-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet's MyLink interface, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system. The WT Convenience package offers keyless entry, a remote locking tailgate and power mirrors.
The Custom adds 20-inch wheels, body-colored bumpers and grille, heated power mirrors, deep-tinted glass, keyless entry, and power windows. The Custom can also be equipped with its own Convenience package that adds a remote locking rear tailgate, rubberized floor mats, a rear window defroster, satellite radio, and OnStar, which includes emergency communications and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. A version of the Convenience package known as the Texas Edition is available in the Lone Star state plus those that border it.
The LT trim is technically broken into 1LT and 2LT subtrims. Stepping up to the 1LT adds the Convenience package equipment, 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, cloth upholstery (with adjustable lumbar support for the driver), carpeting, vinyl floor mats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an upgraded driver information display, an 8-inch touchscreen, extra USB ports, HD radio, a CD player, and an auxiliary audio jack. The 2LT swaps out much of the chrome exterior trim for body-colored pieces and adds 18-inch wheels and LED foglights.
The Z71 package, which is available for the 2LT with 4WD, features 18-inch wheels, special shock absorbers, a heavy-duty air cleaner, hill descent control, underbody shields, recovery hooks, and a few unique exterior and interior styling tweaks. The Z71 Sport package, which is largely an appearance package, ditches much of the off-roading hardware and adds rear parking sensors, tubular assist steps and black-painted wheels. Available on either LT trim, the All Star package (also known as the Texas Edition in Texas) includes heated front seats, remote start, a 110-volt power outlet, an integrated trailer-brake controller and a spray-in bedliner.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab Short Bed (6.2L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD | 5-foot-8-inch bed).
Since this test was conducted in 2017, the Silverado 1500 has been completely redesigned. However, the 2019 Silverado 1500 LD is a pared-down version of the outgoing generation, which means that these findings from a 2017 model still broadly apply.
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Our experts like the Silverado 1500 LD models:
- Rear Vision Camera
- Displays an image of the area immediately behind the Silverado in the central touchscreen. It's standard on all trims.
- Rear Park Assist
- Sounds an alert as the Silverado approaches an object behind the vehicle.
- Stability Control
- Avoids vehicle rollover by using traction control and electronic trailer sway control during cornering.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD vs. the competition
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Redesigned for 2019, the newest Silverado has a lot of modern touches that the Silverado LD doesn't get. For starters, it boasts an updated interior, a lighter body and frame, and a new infotainment system, along with a lineup of diverse engine choices and body configurations. Unless you're truly in love with the old styling, we'd go with the newer Silverado in this matchup.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD vs. Ram 1500
Just like Chevy, Ram doesn't want to let go of its old pickup. Ram has kept the outgoing generation around, renaming it the 1500 Classic and offering a similar limited trim-level structure. Before either truck was redesigned for 2019, we preferred the Ram 1500 for its smooth ride quality, top-notch interior and brawny 5.7-liter V8. With these carry-over models being pretty much untouched, we'd still pick the Ram.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD vs. Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra offers a similar value proposition to the Silverado 1500 LD. It has a standard V8, decent hauling and towing capability, and all the basic necessities. There aren't a lot of frills on either truck. The Tundra has a few more available options and off-road packages to choose from, but you'd be served well by either option, especially as a basic work truck.
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Is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD a good car?
What's new in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD:
- The LD is a limited-production version of the old Silverado 1500
- It's being sold alongside the redesigned Silverado
- Available only as a double cab in WT, Custom and LT trims
- Optional 6.2-liter V8 is no longer available
- Continuation of the third Silverado generation introduced for 2014
Is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD reliable?
Is the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD?
The least-expensive 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD is the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $34,500.
Other versions include:
- LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $42,700
- Z71 LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $44,000
- Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $40,300
- LT 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $39,200
- Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $36,300
- Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $38,400
- Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $34,500