2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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What’s new

  • Rearview camera and 7-inch touchscreen now standard across the board
  • eAssist package available nationwide on LT and LTZ trims
  • Part of the third Silverado 1500 generation introduced for 2014

Pros

  • Quick acceleration and strong towing ability from the V8 engines
  • Front seats are comfortable for long drives
  • Cabin is pleasingly quiet at highway speeds
  • Long list of available options allows for extensive customization

Cons

  • Feels heavier from behind the wheel than its competitors
  • Cabin materials feel cheaper than those in rivals
  • Eight-speed automatic is available only with V8s on upper trim levels
  • Ride quality isn't as smooth as that of some other trucks in the class


Which Silverado 1500 does Edmunds recommend?

The WT and LS trims are great for buyers planning on using this pickup as a simple gear hauler, but it's best to skip those (and the Custom trim) and go straight to the LT if you're looking for a few creature comforts. Cloth upholstery, a larger touchscreen, satellite radio and tailgate dampers are all standard on the LT, while two available packages add a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a rear window defogger, among other upgrades. The LT also opens the door to other options that you can't get on lower trims, such as a navigation system and the city-friendly eAssist package.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

It's pretty easy to figure out why the Chevrolet Silverado is General Motors' best-selling vehicle. Americans love pickups, so there's that. But Chevy does its part by offering a huge range of Silverado configurations. It's sold with three cab layouts, three bed sizes and three engine choices across six distinct trim levels. Whether you want a bare-bones work truck or a luxurious cruiser, there's probably a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for you.

A number of notable additions for 2018 further bolster the Silverado's wide-ranging appeal. They were options last year, but a rearview camera and 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on even the humble Work Truck trim. The eAssist package, which adds an engine stop-start system for improved fuel economy in city driving, is now available nationwide — the package was previously sold in a limited number of California dealerships.

The Silverado isn't as new as the Nissan Titan, as light as the Ford F-150, or as comfortable as the Ram 1500. But Chevy's bread and butter does most things well and should command a high spot on your shopping list of potential pickups.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as one of Edmunds' Best Pickup Trucks for this year.

Trim levels & features

Like most full-size trucks, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is not only sold in a number of cab and bed configurations, a bevy of trims and options packages are also available.

The Silverado 1500 full-size pickup is available in three cab styles: the two-door regular cab, the four-door extended (Double) cab and the crew cab. The regular cab seats three and can be had with either a 6.5-foot-long standard bed or an 8-foot-long bed. The extended cab can seat up to six and comes only with the standard bed. The crew cab adds full-size rear doors and increased rear legroom and is available with the standard bed or a shorter 5-foot-8-inch bed. All cab and cargo bed configurations can be ordered with two- or four-wheel drive.

Regular cabs are limited to the Work Truck (WT), LS and LT trims. The extended cabs come in WT, LS, Custom, LT and LTZ trims, and the crew cab comes in all the aforementioned trim levels as well as the plush High Country. The off-road-oriented Z71 package can be ordered in LT and LTZ models with four-wheel drive.

The WT is powered by a 4.3-liter V6 engine (285 horsepower, 305 pound-feet of torque) matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Its standard features list includes 17-inch steel wheels, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, black front and rear bumpers, manually adjustable mirrors, a bed light, a rearview camera, air-conditioning, cruise control, power door locks, a tilt-only steering column, a driver information display, 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 with a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, and smartphone compatibility via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The standard equipment changes slightly depending on the cab configuration. Extended-cab models get a full-width folding rear bench, while crew cabs have a 60/40-split folding bench. Extended- and crew-cab models get power windows, while regular cabs get manually operated windows. Front tow hooks are standard with four-wheel-drive models.

The LS adds stainless-steel finish wheels (crew-cab models get alloys), chrome bumpers and grille, power and heated mirrors, deep-tinted glass, remote locking and unlocking, OnStar (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi), and power windows for the regular cab.

The Silverado Custom is similar to the LS but receives special exterior trim, front tow hooks and 20-inch chrome wheels (Onstar and remote locking and unlocking are deleted but can be added back by selecting the Convenience package).

From the LS, stepping up to the LT adds a tailgate damper, alloy wheels, body-colored door handles and mirrors, cloth upholstery (with adjustable lumbar support for the driver), carpeting, vinyl floor mats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, an upgraded driver information display, and an 8-inch touchscreen with HD radio, satellite radio and a CD player. Double- and crew-cab models with front bucket seats also get a floor-mounted console with wireless phone charging.

Under the hood of the LTZ lies a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 hp, 383 lb-ft) matched to either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic, depending on configuration. Its additional features include chrome exterior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights and taillights, a heavy-duty locking rear differential, front tow hooks, a seven-pin wiring harness connector, a trailer hitch, remote engine start, a security system, power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps, auto-dimming driver and rearview mirrors, a power-sliding rear window with defogger, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power driver and passenger front seats with heating and two-way power lumbar adjustment, and driver-seat memory settings.

The luxe High Country includes a unique grille, 20-inch chrome wheels, front and rear parking sensors, chrome side step rails, cargo box tie-downs, a spray-on bedliner, a trailer brake controller, a heated steering wheel, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, a navigation system, ventilated front bucket seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment, power-adjustable pedals, carpeted floor mats, wireless phone charging and the contents of the Enhanced Driver Alert package (see below).

The Z71 package, which is available for the LT or LTZ with 4WD, features 18-inch wheels and off-road-oriented hardware such as special shock absorbers, a heavy-duty air cleaner, hill descent control, underbody shields, recovery hooks, and a few unique exterior and interior styling tweaks.

Many of the features on the upper trim levels are offered on the lower ones as packages or stand-alone options. Other available features, depending on the trim level and configuration, include various axle ratios, off-road-oriented tires, larger wheels, tow mirrors, power-retractable side step rails, a power sunroof, LED cargo box light and a rear-seat entertainment system with a DVD/Blu-ray player. Notably, the Max Trailering package features an integrated trailer brake controller, heavier-duty suspension calibration and a higher-capacity radiator. For the ultimate hot-rod Silverado, a 6.2-liter V8 engine mated to an eight-speed auto is available on LTZ and High Country trims, producing a stonking 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Another key option group is the Enhanced Driver Alert package, optional on the LT and LTZ and standard on the High Country. It includes a lane departure warning and prevention system, automatic high-beam control, forward collision warning with low-speed emergency braking, a safety alert seat, and front and rear parking sensors.

There are also the All Star Edition and Texas Edition options packages, whose highlights (depending on the package) include 20-inch wheels, one of the available towing groups, remote starting, a power driver seat and, of course, unique badging. Choosing an LT crew-cab model with the All Star Edition or LTZ crew cab with the Sport package opens the gate to the eAssist package. It adds a fuel-saving engine stop-start feature with an electric motor charged by regenerative brakes. Also included is the 5.3-liter V8, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a tonneau cover and LED cargo box lights.

Several styling packages are available, depending on body style and trim level. These include the Special Ops, Realtree, Midnight, Rally 1, Rally 2 and Centennial Edition packages.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Crew Cab Short Bed (6.2L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD | 5-foot-8-inch bed).

Driving

3
The optional 6.2-liter V8 is certainly an impressive engine, and braking performance is good in this segment, but the Silverado's responsiveness and handling leave something to be desired. Competitors do it better.

Acceleration

3
The pedal is poorly tuned and has a detent at the bottom of travel before you hit full throttle, presumably for fuel economy. Put the hammer down and the Silverado really goes. The 6.2-liter V8 has a powerful presence, but the transmission shifts take time. Zero to 60 mph takes just 6.4 seconds.

Braking

3.5
The brakes feel relatively soft in casual driving, but they have a linear progression of pedal effort and an average amount of travel. In Edmunds testing, the Silverado was able to stop from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is good performance for the segment.

Steering

3
The steering is heavy, even for a truck and especially when you compare it to the newest Ford F-150. The steering wheel returns to center quickly and feels good in your hands. But from the driver's seat, there is absolutely zero sense of what the front wheels are doing.

Handling

3
The Silverado gets easily unsettled by midcorner bumps and has a lot of body roll due to its considerable weight. This isn't a truck that maintains composure well, and its mild all-terrain tires, which squeal around most corners, are a constant reminder.

Drivability

2.5
The massive torque from the Silverado's largest V8 does a good job of getting you off the line but only when you nail the accelerator. Otherwise, the throttle feels somewhat ponderous at times, and the eight-speed transmission can be clunky and hard-shifting.

Off-road

3
Four-wheel drive, relatively high ground clearance, and decent approach and departure angles make the Silverado pretty capable off-road, but its sheer size means it won't be getting into many tight spaces. Buyers who want more off-road ability should check out the Z71 package.

Comfort

3
Though it's not class-leading when it comes to comfort (the Ram 1500 gets that distinction), the Silverado is still a very livable truck. We found this High Country model to be a very friendly road-trip companion but less comfortable in the city over broken streets.

Seat comfort

4
The High Country's seats are pretty plush. Because of the seat's minimal side bolstering, most drivers will get comfortable easily and stay that way for nearly any duration. A wide range of adjustment helps, too.

Ride comfort

2.5
Ride comfort is good on the open highway, second only to the air suspension underneath the Ram. But the optional suspension fitted to this High Country trim level (the High Desert package) makes for poor ride quality over bumpy city streets. We wouldn't recommend it.

Noise & vibration

3
Aside from some wind noise due to the Silverado's boxy shape, there isn't much noise making its way into the cabin. A pleasant rumble comes from the 6.2-liter engine under the hood but only when you're accelerating hard. Otherwise, it's quiet compared to other trucks.

Climate control

3.5
It takes a while to get the A/C blowing cold, but it operates well once it's going. The awesome split-heating seats, which can heat the bottom and back cushions independently, should be on every car. Heated-ventilated front seats are standard on the High Country and perform well.

Interior

3.5
The Silverado's crew cab offers plenty of room and easy access to both rows. The instrument panel, central touchscreen, and array of buttons and knobs are attractive, well labeled and easy to use but they look a bit dated compared to more recently redesigned trucks in the class.

Ease of use

3.5
The Silverado's instrument panel has handy configurable screens and the central MyLink infotainment touchscreen system works well, but it can be a bit of a reach within the wide cabin. Buttons and knobs are large and intuitively laid out.

Getting in/getting out

3.5
Optional retractable side steps help you get in and out quite a bit, but they can also hit you right in the shins if you aren't paying attention. The door openings are suitably large for simple entry, with grab handles all around to help you climb in.

Driving position

4
Silverado LTZ trims and above (including our High Country) get a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The High Country also gets power-adjustable pedals and eight-way power-adjustable seats with four-way lumbar adjustment. Drivers of all sizes should have an easy time here.

Roominess

3.5
While competitors may edge out the Silverado a bit on interior dimensions, this crew-cab truck never feels small. You can seat three adults in the back seat without issue, and adults of all sizes should fit comfortably up front.

Visibility

3
Large windows and a large windshield should mean great forward visibility, but the unnecessarily tall hood is hard to see over and the side mirrors aren't as tall as we'd like. The blind-spot mirror bubble is a nice idea but it's too small to see much. The good and the bad average out.

Quality

3
Compared to the new F-150, some of the Silverado's plastics feel cheap. Construction quality is fine, and we didn't notice any squeaks or rattles. But the cabin is less modern than those of top rivals. A side-box storage bin opened at highway speeds due to a big crosswind, shaking our confidence.

Utility

4.5
As is the case with most full-size trucks, the Silverado is very utilitarian even at its base trim levels. With the High Country, there are a few cool features such as the bed dividers and side-box storage. But they seem a bit like afterthoughts; they aren't as well-integrated as some rival systems.

Small-item storage

5
Pockets, pockets, pockets! The interior features a big center console, nearly a dozen cupholders, and a glovebox that could hold about 10 pairs of bulky work gloves. This is where full-size trucks like the Silverado shine. Only the Ram 1500 is better and just by a small margin.

Cargo space

4
The rear-seat bottoms fold up easily to create a flat in-cab storage space. The High Country bed has a removable water-resistant tonneau cover and a fold-up divider. The divider's usefulness is debatable: It impedes loading larger items but improves storage as it turns the bed into a big trunk.

Child safety seat accommodation

4.5
Two sets of lower LATCH anchors and three top tethers mean you can definitely fit three child seats in the back, depending on their width. Placing the seats may be difficult due to the ride height, but side steps and a tall cabin will help with that.

Towing

4.5
Our test truck's 9,200-pound tow rating is competitive for the class. Equipped with the 3.42 axle ratio via the Max Trailering package, a 12,500-pound tow rating is possible with the 6.2-liter engine.

Hauling

3
The High Country's 1,770-pound payload capacity is decent but not class-leading. Hauling in the High Country's tonneau-covered bed will be difficult thanks to three panels that need to be removed one at a time. Side-box storage helps with small items but infringes on the bed width quite a bit.

Technology

3
While it's aesthetically pleasing and has a simple layout upfront, Chevrolet's MyLink system isn't our favorite. There were some usability issues during our test, combined with difficulty pairing our devices and initiating voice commands. Mobile web is a strong point, though.

Audio & navigation

3
More modern systems from rivals mean the Chevy's audio and navigation systems seems a bit dated. The MyLink system has logical menus but can be slow to respond. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto seemed to have more reliable navigation than the Chevy system, so we relied on those.

Smartphone integration

2.5
Our experience with smartphone devices was poor, with even the USB dropping connections over the course of the test. We generally liked the interface when it was functioning, but it takes quite a bit of time to load music. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto work best and are standard on all trims.

Voice control

2.5
Multiple attempts to use the Silverado's built-in voice controls fell short, with a success rate of about 50 percent. It was easier to use the knobs and touchscreen controls. That said, Siri and Google Voice can be accessed if you've paired your smartphone by holding the talk button longer.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Glad I switched to Chevy from Ford
Bob Sterling,01/08/2018
No surprises when I bought this truck. I came well equipped even though I bought at the low end (LS trim).
Silverado Lover
Paul Meeker,08/06/2018
The 6 cylinder has plenty of power (285 bhp) and is capable of hauling most anything (light to medium range). I would recommend the 5.3L and towing package for very heavy loads though. The truck handles great and the interior is quiet.
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 video

CARLOS LAGO: I'm Edmunds senior writer Carlos Lago. And here's a features rundown of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. For 2018, the Chevy Silverado gets a standard rear view camera and a seven-inch touchscreen. Otherwise it returns mostly unchanged. Like other pickups, the Silverado 1500 is offered in regular, double, and crew cab body styles paired with short, standard, or long beds. There's also a broad range of trim levels to choose from. We're partial to the mid-level LT trim that adds some creature comforts and is also eligible for far more options than supporting models. We also like the available V8 engines that improve performance and towing abilities. Unfortunately, the eight-speed automatic transmission is only offered on top trim levels. Compared to other trucks, the Silverado feels heavy, likely due to some slow throttle response and handling limitations. It does get high marks for towing, though. Maxing out at 12,500 pounds when properly equipped. On paper, the Silverado's rear seats aren't as spacious as the competition. But you'd still have no problem getting three adults in the crew cab. The interior is well-built and free of creaks. But the plastic materials look and feel cheap when compared to the new Ford F-150 On the technology front, the Silverado scores points for including a Wi-Fi hotspot. But we're not so hot on the Chevy MyLink infotainment system. We prefer using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are also standard. Some suspension options tend to make the ride quality too stiff over bumpy roads. We gave the standard suspension a much better grade, especially on the highway. The Silverado 1500's top competitors include the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Nissan Titan. Bottom line, the Silverado 1500 isn't as new as the Titan, as light as the F-150 or as comfortable as the Ram 1500. But Chevy's bread and butter does most things well. And whether you want a bare-bones work truck or a luxurious cruiser, there's probably a Silverado for you.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features Rundown

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a highly versatile full-size pickup that functions well as a rough-and-tumble workhorse, a plush people mover and everything in between. This jack-of-all-trades truck doesn't excel in any particular area, but it's a solid choice in a competitive segment. In this video, we highlight the key features that matter most. From mpg, interior space and technology to design and comfort - these pros and cons will help steer you toward a perfect car.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$28,675
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
MSRP
$28,285
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
MSRP
$32,525
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
MSRP
$34,510
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Silverado 1500 safety features:

Rear Vision Camera
Displays an image of the area immediately behind the Silverado in the central touchscreen. Standard on all trims.
Front and Rear Park Assist
Sounds an alert as the Silverado approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.
Forward Collision Alert
Warns the driver if a potential front collision is detected. Can apply the brakes at low speeds.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.9%

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. the competition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 is just as diverse as the Silverado 1500 and offers a similar range of available bed lengths, cab sizes, powertrains and trims. Both pickups stack up against each other in a very competitive fashion. In general, we think a little higher of the Ford because of its turbocharged engines and more premium interior in top-tier trims.

Read Edmunds' long-term road test of a 2018 Ford F-150 on our Long-Term Road Tests Page.

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

With underpinnings that date back to 2007, the Toyota Tundra is the oldest full-size pickup on the market. But don't count this veteran out: It offers a standard V8 engine and several advanced safety features even if you just stick with the base SR model. However, it's not as refined or customizable as rivals, and it can't tow as much either.

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Full-size trucks can tow and haul a lot, but if you need a vehicle with even higher limits, you'll have to go with a heavy-duty pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. It looks the same as the Silverado 1500 on the inside, but the sturdier frame, beefy suspension and more powerful engines give it a higher maximum tow rating.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for Sale

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2018 Z71 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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MSRP$67,290
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Rocky Ridge Custom Package. Cajun Red Tintcoat 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT LT2 4WD 6-Speed Automatic EcoTec3 5.3L V8 Flex Fuel 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT In Red Tintcoat, 6-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Black Cloth. Rocky Ridge Alpine Package Includes: 4 Suspension Lift, 20 Off-Road Wheels, 35 All-Terrain Tires, Four Wheel Alignment with Road Force Balancing, Hypertech Calibration, Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust with Flow Master Mufflers and Stainless Tips, Painted Slim-Line Fender Flares, Color-Keyed Bow Ties, Power Side Steps, Alpine Front Door Emblems, Rocky Ridge Tailgate Emblem, Rocky Ridge Windshield Banner, Red Brake Caliper Covers, Undercover Bedcover, and a 3 year / 36,000 Mile Warranty.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2018 LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT In Silver Ice Metallic, GM Certified Pre-Owned, BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY, LOCAL TRADE, NON SMOKER, CLEAN CARFAX, CARFAX Certified 1-Owner, 4WD, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive, 4WD, Dark Ash/Jet Black w/Cloth Seat Trim, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote Keyless Entry, Remote keyless entry, Single Slot CD/MP3 Player, Traction control. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Certified. Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * Warranty Deductible: $0 * 24 months/24,000 miles (whichever comes first) CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan and 3 days/150 miles (whichever comes first) Vehicle Exchange Program * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 72 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * 172 Point Inspection 4D Double Cab Odometer is 1069 miles below market average! 16/22mpg
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2018 High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
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MSRP$63,345
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Black 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country 4WD 8-Speed Automatic EcoTec3 6.2L V8 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Saddle Leather. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 10/01/2018, $1,500 - GM Down Payment Assistance Program. Exp. 10/01/2018

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Z71 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Z71 LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Z71 LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Z71 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Z71 LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), High Country 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LT 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Z71 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Z71 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LT 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), High Country 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LS 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Z71 LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LS 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Crew Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Silverado 1500 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Silverado 1500.

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Edmunds Scorecard

Overall3.5 / 5.0

Driving

3.0 / 5.0

Acceleration3.0 / 5.0
Braking3.5 / 5.0
Steering3.0 / 5.0
Handling3.0 / 5.0
Drivability2.5 / 5.0

Comfort

3.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort2.5 / 5.0
Noise & vibration3.0 / 5.0
Climate control3.5 / 5.0

Interior

3.5 / 5.0

Ease of use3.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.5 / 5.0
Driving position4.0 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Visibility3.0 / 5.0
Quality3.0 / 5.0

Utility

4.5 / 5.0

Small-item storage5.0 / 5.0
Cargo space4.0 / 5.0

Technology

3.0 / 5.0

Audio & navigation3.0 / 5.0
Smartphone integration2.5 / 5.0
Voice control2.5 / 5.0
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,100. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,964 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is11% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,315. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $8,501 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is24.8% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,070. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $5,242 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is17.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,905. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,649 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is11.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,745. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,054 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,054 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,691.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is24% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 5 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,680. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,563 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,563 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,117.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is32.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,005. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10,759 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,759 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,246.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is30.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,490. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $8,589 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is26.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 2 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,705. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,427 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) is10.8% below the MSRP.

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