Given the versatility of today's pickup trucks, it's no wonder they are consistently among the top-selling vehicles of all types. A great example is the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Whether the task is a family vacation with a boat in tow or hauling building materials home for the next big project, Chevy's talented truck is ready to take it all on. The Silverado's lineup includes everything from a minimal frills regular-cab work truck to an upscale crew cab that can transport up to six adults in supreme comfort.
As far as powertrains are concerned, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers the expected V6 and V8 options, the latter including a burly 6.2-liter mill. Though one doesn't typically buy a pickup truck for blistering acceleration, it is nonetheless impressive to note that a Silverado crew cab with 4WD and the 6.2 V8 takes just 6.4 seconds to sprint to 60 mph. More practically speaking, towing capacities for the Silverado range from a maximum of 7,600 pounds with the V6 on up to 12,500 pounds with the 6.2-liter V8.
Buyers who would like V6 fuel economy from their V8-powered truck may consider the eAssist package. Available on the LT and LTZ trim levels and working in concert with an added electric motor, regenerative braking and an automatic engine stop-start system, eAssist creates a mild hybrid version of the popular 5.3-liter V8 and squeezes an additional mile or two out of every gallon of gasoline.
The Silverado family offers a large variety of trim levels. The aptly named Work Truck trim has vinyl seating and floor covering, yet it is a far cry from base trucks of years past since it includes air-conditioning, cruise control, a 40/20/40-split front seat, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay among its standard features. The LS is better equipped, with power and heated mirrors, deep-tinted glass, remote locking and unlocking, and OnStar. The Silverado Custom is an appearance package that further adds 20-inch wheels and tow hooks, among other exterior upgrades.
Shoppers looking for superior passenger comfort should start at the LT trim, as it adds creature comforts that include a tailgate damper, alloy wheels, cloth (rather than vinyl) and an 8-inch touchscreen with HD and satellite radio and a CD player. The LTZ adds a 5.3-liter V8, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a trailer hitch, auto-dimming driver and rearview mirrors and leather upholstery. The top-dog High Country boasts a unique grille, 20-inch chrome wheels, front and rear parking sensors, chrome side step rails, a navigation system and ventilated front bucket seats. A variety of options packages are available, further equipping the Silverado with additional appearance, performance and luxury upgrades. Stand-alone options are similarly plentiful.
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What options are available on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
Available Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2018 Submodel Types: Crew Cab, Double Cab, Regular Cab, Extended Cab, SS
Available Trims: LT, Work Truck, Z71 LT, LTZ, LS, Z71 LTZ, High Country, LT1, Custom, Z71, Base, LT2, LT3, SS
Exterior Colors: Summit White, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Red Hot, Blue Granite Metallic, Deep Ruby Metallic, Victory Red, Tungsten Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Siren Red Tintcoat, Brownstone Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Graystone Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Silver Birch Metallic, Sheer Silver Metallic, Taupe Gray Metallic, Sport Red Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Slate Gray Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, Dark Green Metallic, Havana Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic, Desert Brown Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Rainforest Green Metallic, Slate Grey Metallic, Arrival Blue Metallic, Dark Cherry Metallic, Forest Green Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Indigo Blue Metallic, Light Pewter Metallic, Dark Carmine Red Metallic, Fairway Metallic, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Blue Ray Metallic, Medium Charcoal Gray Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Concord Metallic, Onyx Black, Wheatland Yellow (Fleet)
Interior Colors: Jet Black cloth, Jet Black leather, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents cloth, Ebony premium cloth, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents vinyl, Cocoa/Dune leather, Ebony leather, Dark Titanium cloth, Saddle leather, Jet Black/Dark Ash cloth, Cocoa/Dune cloth, Dark Charcoal, Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray Piping and Stitching leather, Ebony cloth, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents leather, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Light Titanium/Ebony premium cloth, Tan, Dark Titanium vinyl, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium premium cloth, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium leather, Graphite, Jet Black/Dark Ash vinyl, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere leather, Jet Black/Dark Ash leather, Light Titanium/Ebony leather, Light Cashmere/Ebony cloth, Medium Gray, Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere leather, Ebony premium leather, Light Cashmere/Ebony leather, Light Titanium/Ebony cloth, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere premium cloth, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere premium leather, Light Cashmere/Ebony premium cloth, Tan leather, Dark Charcoal leather, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium premium leather, Medium Gray leather, Tan premium cloth
Popular Features: Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, 6ft Bed, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, AWD/4WD, Aux Audio Inputs, Rear Bench Seats, 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity, Towing Hitch, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Back-up camera, Power Driver Seat, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Leather Seats, Auto Climate Control, Remote Start, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Headlights, Mobile Internet, Heated seats, Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Alarm, Parking sensors, Navigation, 8000lb Towing Capacity, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Standard Cab, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Stereo, 8ft Bed, Sunroof/Moonroof, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, 6000lb Towing Capacity, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Rear Entertainment System, 3500lb Towing Capacity