Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab
Which Silverado 1500 does Edmunds recommend?
While most buyers will be fine with the midlevel LT or RST trim level, we think the premium LTZ and High Country trims are the most appealing in the Silverado lineup. They provide safety equipment you can't get on the less expensive trims, and they come with almost all the standard interior tech you can ask for. They're also the only two that offer the optional 6.2-liter V8. Of the two, we'd probably opt for the LTZ. It includes most of the High Country's standard equipment in option packages, so you can pick and choose what you want.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- 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
- Completely redesigned for 2019
- Part of the fourth Silverado 1500 generation introduced for 2019
|Overall||7.2 / 10|
The 2019 Silverado 1500 is a nicely balanced and easy-driving truck that's better than the generation it replaces. The 5.3-liter V8 now comes exclusively with the eight-speed automatic, which is a boon to general drivability.
The Silverado feels suitably comfortable for long trips on the open road. The seats aren't quite as plush as those in its main rivals, but the shape and support are there. It rides smoothly overall, but the damping feels inadequate at times. The automatic climate control system is able to keep everyone comfy.
The Silverado's massive crew cab means there's plenty of space for four or five adults. Access to both rows is relatively easy, but the rear doors don't open as wide as we'd like. Up front, the center console is easy to use, but it feels plain and dated although it's brand-new.
The new Silverado can tow quite a bit (even with the standard axle ratio) and it has a big bed with impressive capacity and an abundance of tie-downs. There's a good amount of in-cabin storage if you fold-up the rear seat bottoms, but it lags behind rivals when it comes to small-item storage in the cockpit area.
While the Silverado is available with a lot of high-tech features, most of them are limited to the top-trim LTZ and High Country models. Smartphones connect quickly and those systems respond to commands well, but the native Chevy voice controls are subpar.
Most helpful consumer reviews
LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
- 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.
LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
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.
LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
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.
Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
have 14 problems already....hood paint-dripping off interior hood-looks like ice sickles and excessive paint on hood, brake pad wear- had fixed was computer glitch(maybe)- still indicating excessive wear, tailgate uneven, all 4 doors do not fit right due to poor install weather proofing, the body that connects the hood to the outside of windshield is off 1/2 inch indicating may have been torqued to hard or frame problems, interior weatherproofing coming apart, climate control does not work properly, volume control will not turn off, drivers seat sinking in-cheap foam material, two interior roof speakers don't work, infrequent sound in roof possibly electronic device not properly installed, muffler leaking(says it's normal), eco-v-8 gas milage is not as advertised-about 3-4 mile less per gallon in city and on hwy, would have to leave NEW truck up to 2 weeks for repair as it would need to be sent out to body shop and trim specialist, huge inconvenience, hoping for buyback, if not, this chevy man is gone to ford. In the model section it does not have a custom eco-v8 model listed so chose the first custom on the list
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Silverado 1500 models:
- 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.