2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab
- Completely redesigned for 2019
- Part of the fourth Silverado 1500 generation introduced for 2019
Pros & Cons
- Several available powertrains for various towing/hauling needs
- Longer cabin provides excellent rear legroom
- Lots of in-bed tie-down points and massive bed capacity
- New touchscreen display is attractive and easy to use
- Interior design and cabin controls seem old compared to rivals
- Extra-large center stack takes up lots of cabin space
- Quality of some cabin materials is subpar
Which Silverado 1500 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.2 / 10
Full-size pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in America for a while now. They seamlessly blend maximum utility and family-friendly versatility and can be had as a bare-bones work truck all the way up to a decked-out luxury rig. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, redesigned from the ground up, represents the continuing evolution of this segment. It has lots of modern tech, a slew of available features, and all sorts of upgraded utility.
Underneath, the Silverado's frame has been built with a variety of steel materials. The doors, tailgate and hood are now made from aluminum rather than steel. So even though the 2019 Silverado is longer, taller and wider than before, it's lighter. The range of choices for under the hood include a V6, two V8s, a turbocharged four-cylinder, and even a diesel six-cylinder that is expected to come later in the year.
Inside, the Silverado 1500 has a familiar look. Chevy reorganized the gauges and switchgear, but most of the buttons and knobs feel as if they've been carried over from the previous generation. We do like that the optional 8-inch center touchscreen gets a new look with updated graphics and improved resolution. Also, the back seat in crew-cab models gets an additional 3 inches of legroom, making space for a cabin full of 6-foot-tall adults.
Despite the 2019 Silverado's familiar fit and finish, it's a very capable truck with more to offer than ever before. The multiple powertrains, varying trim levels and array of cabin configurations mean you can have one in just about any shape or form you want. We'd definitely recommend test-driving a few rivals, though, specifically the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Both rivals are appealing in their own ways.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup available in eight trim levels: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. Like most full-size trucks, the Silverado is available with varying cab and bed configurations depending on trim level.
The Silverado 1500 is available in three cab styles: the two-door regular cab (WT only), 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 (late availability). 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 it's available with the standard bed or a shorter 5-foot-8-inch bed.
The base WT is powered by a 4.3-liter V6 engine (285 horsepower, 305 pound-feet of torque) matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. As you might expect, the WT is pretty bare-bones. Standard equipment highlights include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a tilt-only steering column, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port.
Next up in the Silverado lineup is the Custom trim level that adds 20-inch wheels, front tow hooks, power and heated mirrors, deep-tinted glass, cruise control and remote entry. Above the Custom is the Custom Trail Boss trim level, which is four-wheel-drive only and has 18-inch black wheels, a trailering package and the Z71 off-road suspension package.
Building on the standard Custom trim level, the LT gets a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (310 hp, 348 lb-ft) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It also has LED headlights, a tailgate damper, alloy wheels, a steering wheel with audio controls, an upgraded driver information display, OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, and an 8-inch touchscreen. Further up the ladder, with the RST, you get a power-locking and power-release tailgate, in-bed lighting, remote start, rear window defrost and dual second-row USB ports.
The next trim level, the LT Trail Boss, is much like the Custom Trail Boss, with a few exceptions. The LT Trail Boss also comes standard with a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 hp, 383 lb-ft) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. And, on top of the standard LT trim, the LT Trail Boss adds some special exterior trim, dual exhaust, the trailering package, and the contents of the trailering and Z71 suspension packages.
Near the top of the lineup, the LTZ also gets the 5.3-liter V8 as standard, along with most of the RST's standard equipment. It also adds a higher-definition rearview camera, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trailer brake controller, two 120-volt power outlets, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, and HD radio.
Right at the top of the heap, there's the High Country trim level. In addition to the LTZ's equipment, it pads on 20-inch chrome wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a power-up-and-down tailgate, chrome side step rails, a spray-on bedliner, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-sliding rear window, wireless phone charging and lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Many 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, and a sunroof. Notably, the Max Trailering package features an integrated heavier-duty suspension calibration and a higher-capacity radiator. Also available are trailer monitoring systems that allow for trailer tire-pressure sensors or trailer rearview-camera connections.
Available only on the LTZ and High Country trims is a 6.2-liter V8 engine (420 hp, 460 lb-ft) that's paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
A few key packages offer varying safety equipment for the Silverado. The Safety package is available on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss and LTZ models, and it adds lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Safety package II is available only on the LTZ and the High Country. It includes everything in the standard Safety package equipment as well as forward collision warning with low-speed emergency braking, lane keeping assist, forward pedestrian detection with braking, automatic high beams, and a safety alert seat. The Technology package (available only on the LTZ and the High Country) adds an in-mirror rearview camera display, a driver head-up display and a 360-degree parking camera.
|Overall||7.2 / 10|
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out7.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
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I purchased a 2019 Silverado in July 2019 and it has developed a strange lurching motion while coming to a stop kind of feels like hitting a small pothole after doing some research GM has been aware of this and other issues with the 8 speed transmission for about 4 years now. I’m taking it back to the dealer to see if they can fix it I still like the truck but this issue is really disappointing and is starting to ruin my new truck buying experience so do your research before buying any GM vehicle with this transmission I have a LT double cab with the 5.3 V8 Updated on 1/29/2020, 6700 miles, the problems with the transmission have mostly gone away. I would say 95% of the time I drive the truck it shifts fine, and any rough shifts are more smoother now. I like everything else about the truck..the new design, the performance, the comfort and new tech features are great. It seems like anything you buy nowadays has some technical issues or doesn’t last as long as the old versions use to. Bottom line I would recommend the Silverado but if you’re looking to buy a new one, you might want to wait for the 2021 models as they’ll have the new GM 10 speed transmissions which are supposed new be better/newer than the 8 speed. I hope this info helps
- I purchased my beautiful 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Double Cab in June 2019 and LOVED it until a week later when I went camping out of state and next day the vehicle started yet wouldn't drive forward or reverse. When it finally did go forward, there was NO power steering. Then, when I turned it off blocks away to try to get the power steering to return; it would not drive again. I called ONSTAR and they were able to reset the computer so I could drive home. Dashboard message read "Trailer Brake Assist, Power Steering Reduced". I had NOTHING hitched to the vehicle. Then, over the next 5 months my truck has stranded me 9 times at all hours of the day/night with starting and not driving and with the same error message...so is VERY UNSAFE! The truck stranded me in a Chevrolet dealership parking lot and I was told they would NOT assist me with discovering the problem since I did NOT purchase it from them. Thanks to ONSTAR for being able to reset the computer for me so I could drive home. I was in Colorado stranded for two days after I got vehicle towed to Chevrolet dealership and was promised they would fix truck & yet when got there they did not have rental car they promised or willing to fix truck so I ended up getting very ill over next 6 weeks & had to seek medical attention 3 times. Thanks for NOTHING! - I took my Silverado to local Chevrolet dealership twice and they cannot get vehicle to duplicate the problems so are unable to fix it. When the truck had the issues, the Chevrolet dealerships were NOT willing to assist me so it has not been fixed yet after 7 months of purchasing it. Problems get worse...now I have had 2 accidents with the vehicle in 2019 costing $10,000 in repairs because of reduced power steering when turning and the vehicle stalling then lurching forward with increased acceleration when stepping on the foot pedal just to turn from almost a stopped position so I end up on a curb (forced my front bumper to fall off that will cost me $1,000 to replace) AND hit a sign in the parking lot (cost $9,000 in repairs). My truck stalled in my own driveway and then after ONSTAR reset the computer, it lurched forward into my garage and hit a board in front of it that pushed through my drywall...so now I have a hole in my garage also. - I called General Motors before and after the accidents and complained that my vehicle is a "LEMON" and that they need to take my vehicle back and get me a vehicle that is safe and that I can drive without any issues as I do like to travel and I plan on using the vehicle to move so it needs to be safe and reliable; especially after all of the money I spent to purchase it. I also complained to GM that their Chevrolet dealerships were unwilling to assist Chevrolet Owners when vehicles were under warranty and there were issues because we did not purchase them from their dealership and we needed assistance so hopefully they can put out a bulletin that this is NOT acceptable. Finally, GM did send an Investigator to take pictures of my vehicle and check the computer for any codes after it was damaged and in the repair shop for 40 days. I was told this delay was because GM was on strike and parts could not be obtained quickly and yet Chevrolet NEVER gave me a rental car. My insurance had to pay for the truck repairs and car rental for 30 days due to the accident and then I had to pay for the car rental for extra 10 days.it took to repair the truck. - I love the comfort of my Silverado truck and how safe I feel driving it, love that it has seat height adjustment (paid extra for this option since work truck does not include seat height adjustment for reduced price of truck), love comfort of back seat (slept in it late one night on trip), love length of truck bed to haul items and all the tie-downs to secure them, love all the storage areas (purchased under seat storage compartment for back seat with owner points that is wonderful to not get carpet dirty), love that windows do NOT fog up inside like most cars, love large backup camera, love steering wheel controls, love ease of stepping in and out of bed of truck, love good stereo reception, and all the ports to use for accessories. I HATE the stereo speakers in my Silverado...they cannot play music loud or they rattle and the sound is muffled so Chevrolet should provide better speakers for the amount of money that this Silverado costs so Owners can enjoy music while outside of the vehicle also. I did get notice that the 2019 Silverado 1500 truck was recalled due to some of my issues; yet MY VIN # WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL! WHAT? So, I am very disappointed in General Motors and Chevrolet right now until they can assist me with owning a reliable and safe vehicle and one that ALL Chevrolet dealerships will repair when there is an immediate need for it; like the one I was supposed to have purchased for a large sum of money in 2019.
Bought a 2019 Silverado Lt with a 5.3 and an 8 speed. Since the day I bought it? 2 days in had defected break switch. Could not get truck in gear. Radio has had 4 updates. Bluetooth dropping in out, display goes blank or goes a pretty rainbow if you are into that stuff. Had a water leak. Got new carpet. Replacing bumper because of bad Crome. And the transmission is junk. And I only have 5000 on it. It’s finally in its 3rd time for transmission so after this a lawyer. I like the truck? But definitely a no brained. Poorly built.
I had the use of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the double cab for 3 weeks while my truck was in the body shop. The truck cured me of ever wanting to own this vehicle. The cons: HUGE turning radius. The transmission KLUNKS every time it shifts gears. It drives like a pig. The pros: Nice backup camera. Great hand-free setup. Good gas mileage.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 videosFord F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado: Battle for Pickup Truck Supremacy
Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado: Battle for Pickup Truck Supremacy
[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: This is Edmunds exclusive three-way comparison of America's most popular pickups. We'll drive them on the road, take them to our track, tow an airstream trailer, and even put a quad in the bed. After all that, we'll tell you which one is the best. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: This is the all new Ram 1500 pickup. We've been big fans of the Ram for a long time because last time around, they added coil spring rear suspension, which made the ride just so supple, and it made really good towing stability. This particular example is a Laramie. It's a nicely equipped truck, it's not too expensive, and from here, you can add all sorts of interesting options. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: And this is the all new Chevy Silverado. It's redesigned from the ground up with different body and frame materials. It's longer, taller, and wider than the previous model. And what we've got here is the LTZ trim level. Now, this one's got the 5.3 liter V8, but it's also mated with the new 8-speed automatic. We picked it because we like it right in the middle of Chevy's line. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: The Ford F-150 is one of the top selling vehicles in America. It's well-known for its lightweight aluminum construction and a wide variety of trim and engine options. For our test, we have the mid-level lariat with a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: We're going to put these trucks through their paces to see which one is the best one you can buy. Let's get to it. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Getting into the F-150 is more like walking into an apartment than it is getting into a truck. For me, the truck is actually almost too big. I feel like I'm floating around in here, and I can't reach all of the soft spots. But I can reach all of the controls very easily with the exception of the trailer brake adjustment, which makes Dan really angry. The interior looks really nice from a distance, but as you get closer, the materials aren't as nice as they look. They're plasticky and hard. Two things I really like about this truck that I think are very unique are the way that the doors or cut. It gives a lot of visibility and it also looks interesting. I also like where the door handles are placed. They're tucked away in here, and you hit them from the top rather than pulling them from the side. It's pretty cool and they're really easy to use. Overall, I think that the interior is nice, but not exceptional. It's really something that's best viewed from far away. I bet it looks great in photos. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: So this is the inside of the all-new Silverado. There are some small changes, some things that are nicer. For instance, this touch screen is new. It's got new graphics that looks pretty good. And also this giant center console is new. And one of the things I like about this is it feels very at home for a truck. It's simple and everything is at an arm's reach. One of the things I'm not a huge fan of is how far out this dash feels like it sticks. Feels like it intrudes in the cabin a little bit, and also intrudes on this center console space. And also this little bin here, there's not much to organize it. Your things are just going to slide around. For instance, if your phone is mounted up here-- you hit a curb, it's just going to fall over. But basically, this is the Silverado's new interior and I'm a fan, but it doesn't wow me as much as some of the other competitors do. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: This new Ram is really impressive, and you see it the moment you get inside. One of the things I really like about this, and I'm surprised to hear myself say it, is this center console is amazing. All the actions here-- I mean, this is big. You could put a couple of purses and a laptop in here at the same time. You can put your drinks here. Look at this, my phone's plugged in, but it snaps in there with the cord attached. The other thing I like is the Uconnect system. Now, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto-- the 8.4 inch Uconnect and this one both have it. It's all really easy to use. There's swiping, and pinch zoom, and all of that stuff. Another unique feature is the sunroof. I'm not a huge fan though, because it's $1,300. It's quiet when it's open, but it does let in a lot of heat. Overall, the Ram 1500's interior is on another level. The other two trucks feel like they're catering to their existing buyers. This one looks like it's trying to win over new converts, and I think it will. All of these trucks are crew cabs. Ram used to be third place out of these three. But this year they've added four inches to the wheelbase, four inches to the length of the cabin-- they put all of it back here. But what's really good about the Ram is the seat back angle is much more pleasing, and they do this. Ah-- the others can't match this right now. But also, if that wasn't enough, we've got a center console-- a pretty big one. The whole center of the seat folds down, and there's a couple of cup holders here. The back seat area of the Ram has the other ones covered. [MUSIC PLAYING] TRAVIS LANGNESS: One of the main reasons people buy full-sized trucks is so they can carry around their toys. We've got this 750 pound Honda Rubicon. I'm going to load it into all three trucks and see how it goes. All right, so let's open up the Chevy power up, power down tailgate. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Woo, fancy. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Well done, Trav. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Thank you. So are you putting all the ratchets in the front, Dan? DAN EDMUNDS: I'm going to put one on each side in the front. And I'm going to go for the lowest hook down here just because that seems to be when I get the best angle. TRAVIS LANGNESS: OK. A lot of guys, if they get this further forward, they're going to bend it up halfway and strap it down, or a lot of people will just roll with it like this. DAN EDMUNDS: You could buy a longer truck. [LAUGHING] This crew cab-- if you get the quad cab, you're going to get a longer bed. ELANA SCHERR: I never realized that that was what quad cab meant. You can put a quad in it. DAN EDMUNDS: Well, I guess that's it. Touche. TRAVIS LANGNESS: All right. Well, let's take it out of the bed here and put it in the other trucks. DAN EDMUNDS: Going to need this. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Thank you. Safety first. DAN EDMUNDS: All right. ELANA SCHERR: Well done. All right, Dan, let's get the quad in the back of this one. DAN EDMUNDS: Yep. TRAVIS LANGNESS: So it's damped, but it's not a power tail gate. DAN EDMUNDS: Not power, this is just dampened. ELANA SCHERR: Also (GRUNTING) no step on this. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: All right, there we go. All clear. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Woo! TRAVIS LANGNESS: That was a little fast, man. ELANA SCHERR: You were right earlier, Dan. You said this bed was a lot shorter, and it really is-- like, you have almost the entire tire out. TRAVIS LANGNESS: These tires are completely on the tailgate. Which one has a better system in the back, you think? DAN EDMUNDS: The Chevy's lower tie downs, I like that a little better. But it's also got a slightly longer bed. Although neither one of them was long enough for this ramp to fit in with the tailgate closed without putting it in sideways. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Let's take it out of the Ford and put it in the Ram. DAN EDMUNDS: There you go. ELANA SCHERR: Oh, beautiful. DAN EDMUNDS: Like butter. ELANA SCHERR: Show off for me, Dan. (SURPRISED) What? Magic. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, right? If I had my hands full from Home Depot, I wouldn't have to put anything down. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah, but I still don't have a step. At least I have a little handhold on this one. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: We're good. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Nice! DAN EDMUNDS: All right, that was a little better. You only got a little bit of air. TRAVIS LANGNESS: The tie downs-- how well would you compare them to Ford? DAN EDMUNDS: Well, the thing about the tie downs is they're nice and low, so I like that. And they're really big. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah. Those are much larger than-- DAN EDMUNDS: Even the Chevy's TRAVIS LANGNESS: --Ford ones, especially in the rear. And this is sitting almost completely on the tailgate, right? ELANA SCHERR: I think it's right in between. I think the Chevy had the most room, and the Ford was the shortest. TRAVIS LANGNESS: Well, let's take the quad out of the back here and move on to the next test. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Expert level unlocked. [LAUGHING] So we successfully loaded the quad in all three trucks. Any of them would work. Do you guys feel like there was one that was a clear winner? TRAVIS LANGNESS: Yeah. I know it's the truck I brought, but I like the Chevy. The multiple tie downs, and the fact that you had that side-step on the tailgate to get in and out. I felt like that made it the easiest. ELANA SCHERR: I definitely liked the step. What about you, Dan? DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, I agree. But I do like the Ram's hooks because they're really low and they're really big. I was able to put two straps on them with ease. So, not bad, but yeah, the Chevy's a little better. ELANA SCHERR: Sounds like the Chevy wins this one. [MUSIC PLAYING] To do a full-on tow test on any one of these trucks would take the whole episode. But we wanted to illustrate some of the tow tech and how easy it is to use. To do that, we've got this Airstream 25FB-- it's the Flying Cloud. And it's about 25 feet long, about 6,500 pounds, and it'll be great to showcase what these trucks can do. [MUSIC PLAYING] [BEEPING] DAN EDMUNDS: I wonder where Travis and Elana are? They're leaving me to do all the hard work. Want a soda back there? ELANA SCHERR: (GROGGILY) Wha? [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: Good to go. The Ford works pretty well. The problem I found there is they've got this Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that they talk about, which sounds great, but it's theoretical because I can't use it on this trailer. This sticker is supposed to go somewhere in this area. And you can see the propane tanks are in the way, so I can't install this on the trailer, which means I can't use Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The Silverado, it's got a lot of power, but the camera wasn't my favorite. To me, the Ram is golden because it's got a much better camera that's easier to use. Time to roll. [MUSIC PLAYING] We then hit the highway and headed for the nearest hill. All three were able to pull it up the grade easily, but the F-150 felt more willing, while the Ram was the most stable in corners and cross winds. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Well, the F-150, or the F-series trucks, are the best selling trucks, right. We talked about that. And I can see why people like them. It's a really predictable truck, it does everything that you need it to do, it's quite quick. They have a ton of different options for engines and interiors, so you can find one that you like. The engine in this truck it is never working hard, which is not something I normally say about turbo V6s. Even if they have a lot of power, you're way on the throttle to make that happen. That is not how I feel here. I feel like you can use just a very small throttle application and be right up to cruising speed. There's a little bit of delay-- a little lag, mostly if you surprise it, and that might be in the transmission. DAN EDMUNDS: Now, that 10-speed here is really clever. I mean, you don't know that it has 10 gears to choose from, because it's really nice at picking the right gear at the right time. So you don't feel like it's shifting all over the place. So this is a really nicely sorted 10-speed. ELANA SCHERR: This is an extremely comfortable truck. You get a little bit of road feel, but not a lot. In fact, I think Chevrolet was a little more road feel, and definitely more road noise. One of the things that really stood out to me in this truck is how quiet it is in the cab. I think it's a good looking truck, and they also did a pretty nice redesign on the nose. And so, it's very striking. The lights in the grill are integrated really beautifully, and there's a lot of small details that you'll appreciate if you spend a lot of time looking at the truck. DAN EDMUNDS: They've got these huge mirrors, though. They're a little too huge. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah, the mirrors are ugly, and I already hit a bush with them, and not even on a small street. If you put this truck against the Silverado and asked me which one was more recently redesigned, I would think this was the newer truck and that was the older one. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah. ELANA SCHERR: I am a little bit proud that the truck that I brought has the best numbers at the track, and it also has the highest torque. So it's a 375 horse, but it is-- you ready for this? 470 torque. That has all the torques, and I win. TRAVIS LANGNESS: [LAUGHING] It's all the torques. DAN EDMUNDS: Wow, you do win. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That has a lot to do with the fact that this one is turbocharged while the other trucks are naturally aspirated. And one of the other things that's interesting about the track performance in these trucks is all of them stopped from 60 to zero in our panic braking test within feet of each other. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, that's pretty good. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That's pretty remarkable. DAN EDMUNDS: Those numbers were about five or six feet better than they were the last time these trucks were new. So there's been improvement over time. And that's good to see because trucks have always had the longest stopping distances. And they still do, but now, the gap isn't so big. ELANA SCHERR: Yeah. I feel like all the manufacturers are really recognizing that people use trucks for a lot of different reasons. I mean, towing toys, towing horses, but also just as daily drivers. And they're really working on making them safer, and more comfortable, and more pleasurable to drive. So that's nice. It's good to know that the audience is being heard. TRAVIS LANGNESS: I know this sounds weird, but the Ford is the most fun to drive for me. The handling and the steering, for me, are the best. But those may not be things that people that want a track are concerned with. DAN EDMUNDS: I like the Ford's powertrain-- it's really powerful. And the 10-speed automatic is just so nicely calibrated when you're towing, when you're not towing. I really like that. [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Travis, you've spent the most time of any of us in this truck. But to me, just getting in it, it doesn't look new. TRAVIS LANGNESS: That's the impression I not only got when I first saw the truck, but after 1,400 miles in the truck from Wyoming to Los Angeles. It doesn't feel completely redesigned. And also, under the hood it feels the same. So the 5.3 liter V8 gets a new fuel management system. And now, it's paired to the 8-speed automatic instead of the 6-speed, which has a little bit faster shifts and it's a little quieter on the highway. I like that it doesn't rev as high. ELANA SCHERR: Dan is going to hate me for this because there is no scientific way to measure it, but Travis how do you feel the truck jealousy is on this truck? And you know what I'm talking about. It's like, who's looking at it? TRAVIS LANGNESS: I do. I do. This one I feel like is particularly polarizing-- just the new Chevy look in general. It's got a lot of chrome on the front end. Some people love it, some people hate it. From the back on the sides, some people can't really tell the difference. And then, of course, the power tailgate in the back. You load all your stuff and you press the button, and they've got to push it up. There's a little bit of truck jealousy there, just a small amount. ELANA SCHERR: You nailed it when you said the front end is polarizing. I mean, it's got these weird origami folds, and like slots and tabs, which I guess are for aero, but they are unusual looking. DAN EDMUNDS: I mean, I like the new Silverado, but it doesn't feel like a brand new Silverado. It feels very evolutionary, not revolutionary. ELANA SCHERR: I'd be happy to drive it but I don't want to look at it. [LAUGHING] [MUSIC PLAYING] One of the things that I noticed about the Ram when I got in it was that the steering felt a little heavier, but in a good way. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, it has really good feedback. You really know which way the tires are pointed at all times. You get a really good sense of straight ahead when you're driving straight. You don't have to make a lot of corrections, you don't have to think about it. It goes where you want to go. And in corners it feels nice, when driving straight it feels nice. This is the best steering of the bunch by far. Whatever they've done, it works, and I like it. The ride comfort is nicely damped. It's quiet, there isn't a lot of road noise. The engine makes a noise you like to hear when you lay into it. But when you just cruise, it just fades into the background-- there's not a lot of wind noise. This thing is really nice riding. I mean, what you see is what you get. This truck has coil spring suspension which is really good. There's less friction when it hits a bump. The other thing I really like, the fenders are cut down real tight to the headlights, and it's really easy to see the corners of the truck. It feels like I could see it right in front of it, which is something I can't say for the other trucks. ELANA SCHERR: Is this the biggest engine you can get in a Ram? DAN EDMUNDS: It is. The 507 HEMI is the top of the range. There's two versions of it, though. They both make it 395 horsepower, which is more than the other to trucks, and 410 pound feet of torque. The 507 HEMI that we have here does not have the new eTorque system-- that's coming soon. And that system is a mild hybrid system that basically improves fuel economy. This one is good for 17 MPG combined, but the eTorque version will be good for 19 MPG combined, which is the same as the 3.5 EcoBoost. This is the 8-speed that Ram introduced in 2014 in the last generation truck about halfway through. And we really liked it then when it first came out. We had a long-term EcoDiesel with that transmission, and it was perfect. ELANA SCHERR: I can easily imagine the Ram engineers sitting together in a room and really saying what do truck buyers want, what do they need, and how do we give it to them, because that's what this truck feels like. DAN EDMUNDS: To me, the Ram is the best truck to drive. I really like the steering, the 8-speed transmission does everything I need it to do. There's plenty of power, and the link coil suspension not only rides nice, it's also really stable when you're towing. TRAVIS LANGNESS: It's definitely a classy look that I enjoy, not only parked in my driveway, but driving it on the highway. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: All three of these are solid trucks, and fans of each brand won't have any trouble if they buy a new one. But we've got to pick a winner. TRAVIS LANGNESS: In third place, we had the Chevy Silverado. It's completely redesigned and more capable than ever. But in our tests, it doesn't have quite what it takes to edge out the Ford and the Ram. ELANA SCHERR: We really liked all three trucks. But from the very beginning one stood out, and it wasn't the Ford. The F-150 might be the number one selling truck in America, but it turned out number two in our test. DAN EDMUNDS: That leaves the Ram 1500 as the winner of our test. It's Edmunds top-rated truck. The others may satisfy brand loyalists, but this one could win some converts. Well, that was fun. TRAVIS LANGNESS: I had a great time. We got to do it again, but first, dinner. GROUP: Tacos. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: For more videos like this, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. And check us out on Instagram and Facebook. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Director of Testing Dan Edmunds, Staff Writer Travis Langness and Special Correspondent Elana Scherr put America's top-selling vehicles through the ringer. We test the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 at the track, break down the differences between the interiors and even load an ATV into each truck's bed. We drove them in the city, drove them on the highway, towed a big Airstream trailer, and spent hundreds of miles behind the wheel of all three trucks to see which one comes out on top. Will the top-rated Ram 1500, the best-selling Ford F-150, or will the all-new Chevy Silverado be the new champ?
Features & Specs
|LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB|
2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A
|MPG||N/A city / N/A hwy|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Custom Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB|
4.3L 6cyl 6A
|MPG||14 city / 18 hwy|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||285 hp @ 5300 rpm|
|RST 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB|
2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A
|MPG||N/A city / N/A hwy|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|LT 4dr Double Cab SB|
2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A
|MPG||N/A city / N/A hwy|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 5600 rpm|
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 of an imminent front-end collision and can apply the brakes at low speeds.
NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Overall||4 / 5|
|Driver||5 / 5|
|Passenger||4 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Overall||5 / 5|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Overall||5 / 5|
|Driver||5 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||5 / 5|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Rollover||4 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. the competition
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150
Few automotive rivals are as evenly matched as the Silverado and the F-150. Both have an impressive array of powertrains, both are highly capable, and both have likable interiors. The F-150 feels sportier from behind the wheel because of its more responsive steering and handling. The Silverado, though, may be more comfortable on the highway, depending on trim level.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500
While the 2019 Silverado is certainly a desirable truck, the Ram 1500 could win over even the most die-hard Chevy enthusiast. Towing and hauling capabilities are close, as is payload capacity, but the Ram tends to edge it out in most battles. The Ram's interior also feels much more thoroughly redesigned, especially with the optional (and massive) 12-inch touchscreen.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Nissan Titan
The Silverado's recent redesign gives it a significant edge over the Nissan Titan. The Titan is a capable truck, but it's not nearly as versatile as the Silverado. The Titan only offers one engine and one axle ratio, while the Silverado offers several of each. The Silverado's interior also feels much more modern, and the switchgear is more readable and easier to use.
Is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a good car?
What's new in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:
- Completely redesigned for 2019
- Part of the fourth Silverado 1500 generation introduced for 2019
Is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 reliable?
Is the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
The least-expensive 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,200.
Other versions include:
- LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $40,200
- Custom Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $39,500
- RST 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $42,100
- LT 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $36,900
- Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $34,600
- Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $37,900
- Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $32,200
- Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) which starts at $35,500
- LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $46,300
- RST 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $38,800
- LT Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $45,900
- LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $43,000
What are the different models of Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
More about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
One of the most competitive vehicles in the United States, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been completely redesigned for 2019. The Silverado has new looks, a new frame, a new interior, and all sorts of new tech to compete with the modern trucks on the road today.
Under the hood, the new Silverado offers all sorts of options. If you'd like something simple and relatively inexpensive, you can get the same 4.3-liter V6 from the previous generation, still mated to the six-speed automatic transmission. The optional 5.3-liter V8 from last year's model is still available, too, also mated to the six-speed automatic. However, an updated version of the 5.3-liter V8 is now available (paired with an eight-speed automatic) as is an updated version of the optional 6.2-liter V8 (now paired with a 10-speed automatic).
Later in the model year, Chevrolet will also be offering a turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel-powered six-cylinder engine. With the optional 5.3-liter V8 and the eight-speed automatic, we've found the Silverado to have the same performance as the previous generation, making the run from 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. However, towing and hauling capability has improved significantly. Depending on the trim level you select, the Silverado with the 6.2-liter V8 is capable of towing more than 12,000 pounds.
If you're familiar with Silverados at all, you'll recognize many of the trim levels, with the exception of a few new ones. The base Work Truck (WT) and Custom models present a decent amount of basic equipment without the high price points of more luxurious trucks. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is a rearview camera. The midlevel LT and RST trim levels offer more functional equipment, while two new Trail Boss trims are equipped with some off-road features for owners who want to explore off the beaten path. For buyers who want a few more plush pieces, there's the top-level LTZ and High Country that boast all sorts of extras such as ventilated seats, multiple safety aids, and a first-of-its-kind power up-and-down tailgate.
Whatever trim level you choose, know that the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a highly capable truck with lots to offer. Use the Edmunds shopping tools to spec out the perfect Silverado for you.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab Overview
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Custom Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), RST 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), LT 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), RST 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), LT Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), and LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Silverado 1500 Double Cab 3.5 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 2019 Silverado 1500 Double Cab.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Silverado 1500 Double Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including LT, Custom Trail Boss, RST, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab here.
Our Review Process
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