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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 rating

7.2 / 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.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss as one of Edmunds' Best Off-Road Trucks and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Best Gas Mileage Trucks for this year.

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.

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 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab Short Bed (5.3L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD | 5-foot-8-inch bed).

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.2 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort7.0
Interior7.0
Utility8.0
Technology7.5

Driving

7.5
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.

Acceleration

7.0
The 5.3-liter V8 produces plenty of power when accelerating or climbing a hill, although its exhaust note isn't as pleasing as that of some other burly truck V8s. Acceleration with the standard 3.23 gearing is respectable. In our testing, the Silverado covered 0-60 mph in a respectable 7 seconds.

Braking

7.5
The brakes feel strong and predictable, with easy modulation and smooth response in stop-and-go traffic. Our truck's pedal travel did feel a bit long compared to rivals, though. At our track, it executed a 60 mph panic stop in 133 feet. This is a fairly typical distance for a full-size truck.

Steering

7.0
The Silverado has good straight-ahead sense and a nice chunky wheel. But the steering effort is a bit light in the Normal setting, and there's little sense of connection to the road. The Sport setting in the LTZ firms things up a little, but the vagueness remains.

Handling

7.5
Handling is secure even when the Silverado is equipped with the Z71 off-road package. Cornering response is predictable, and body roll is held nicely in check. But this truck's rear end is supported by leaf springs, so it can be upset by midcorner bumps, especially when the bed is empty.

Drivability

8.0
The V8 supplies plenty of low-end torque, and the transmission's eight available gears and smart shift schedule help keep it in the sweet spot. It's easy to drive the Silverado off the line smoothly, and it responds well to throttle commands.

Off-road

7.5
Our test truck had the Z71 off-road package, which amounts to upgraded tires and shock absorbers. But the Silverado feels big on tight trails, and its broad hood makes it tough to see obstacles. We have not yet tested the Trail Boss, but it should do better with its 2-inch suspension lift, lockable rear differential and more aggressive tires.

Comfort

7.0
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.

Seat comfort

7.0
The LTZ's leather seats seem long-wearing and durable but not exactly plush. The seat padding is firm, but the seats should be suitably supportive on longer trips. The rear seats are a bit flatter and firmer, though, and the backrest angle could be tipped back a degree or two.

Ride comfort

6.5
The ride is relatively smooth on the highway, with most small impacts neatly absorbed. But the damping isn't as good over larger swales and bumps, which can upset the ride and get the truck bouncing.

Noise & vibration

7.0
The Z71 tires make a little road noise and we did detect more wind noise than we expected, but neither one is offensive. Engine noise is nicely muted until you get hard on the throttle, at which point is gets a bit unpleasant — not because of volume but because it doesn't sound as nice as other V8s.

Climate control

8.0
The climate system can easily heat and cool the cabin, and the control layout is logical. If only some of the buttons were larger. We really like the truck's split-heated front seats (separate settings for the back and seat bottom), a GM exclusive feature. The rear seats are heated, too. Our LTZ test truck had rear vents on the back of the center console.

Interior

7.0
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.

Ease of use

7.5
The cabin switchgear feels similar to the outgoing design and is relatively easy to use. There are a few controls we'd change the placement of (the towing selector is one of them) but otherwise the interior layout is relatively simple and intuitive. It's definitely time to retire the column shifter, though.

Getting in/getting out

7.0
Most adults will need to use the grab handles to step up and in, which is typical for off-road-oriented full-size trucks. The front doors open wide and the rear doors have lots of lateral space to maneuver through. That said, the rear doors don't open quite as wide as we'd like when loading bulky items in the back seat.

Driving position

7.5
The power-adjustable seats have enough range of motion to accommodate almost any driver, and the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel offers plenty of adjustment range. If you're like us, though, you might find yourself choosing a higher seating position to see better over the hood.

Roominess

8.0
Front headroom and legroom are plentiful, even for those who are quite tall. The back seat of the crew cab is absolutely massive, too, with significant legroom. Three adults can easily fit shoulder to shoulder.

Visibility

7.0
A high seating position and big windshield should add up to a commanding view, but forward visibility is impeded by a hood that is both tall and broad. The windshield pillars are somewhat thick, too. All of this makes it hard to see where the corners are. The large outside mirrors give a good view of what's going on behind.

Quality

6.5
The Silverado's interior seems to value function over form. The buttons and dashboard plastics are made from materials similar to those in the previous-gen truck: sturdy but somewhat cheap-looking. There were no noticeable squeaks or rattles in our test truck, but the overall vibe is decidedly less modern than top rivals.

Utility

8.0
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.

Small-item storage

7.0
There are multiple pockets in the Silverado's boxy center console, but we'd expect more given that this truck has a column-mounted gear shifter. The door pockets are decent with deep bottle holders, but the central cupholders are a bit small.

Cargo space

8.0
The 60/40-split rear seat bottoms fold up easily to reveal a massive amount of storage space for luggage and other items you want to keep dry and locked up. The rear floor isn't perfectly flat, but it's close. All three domestic truck brands do well in this category, but the Ram earns the top spot.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
The back seat has two sets of lower LATCH anchors and three top tethers, so seats will fit in any of the three positions. Loading the seats (not to mention the kiddos) may be difficult due to the truck's ride height. But the tall cabin and the optional side steps helps will help with those tasks.

Towing

8.5
We tested a 5.3-liter V8-powered, short-bed 4WD crew-cab truck that had the standard 3.23 axle gearing, which results in a 9,600-pound tow rating. That is impressive for a truck equipped with a standard axle ratio. The tow rating would have been 11,400 pounds with the optional 3.42 axle ratio package, and it could have been as high as 12,100 pounds with the 6.2-liter V8.

Hauling

8.5
The Silverado's short bed is a bit longer, deeper and wider than those of rivals and it has more tie-downs. The Chevy's 12 tie-downs are now rated at 500 pounds each, a big improvement over the previous year. The max payload for our test truck was an impressive 2,020 pounds.

Technology

7.5
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.

Audio & navigation

7.5
The new Chevy infotainment system has crisp graphics and responsive touchscreen buttons. The simple menu structure and quick command responses make using the system easy. It's not a huge touchscreen, but it gets the job done. The standard six-speaker stereo system has only average sound quality.

Smartphone integration

7.5
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. Our smartphones connected to Bluetooth and indexed our music quickly. There are USB and USB-C ports on the dash, a USB port deep in the center console, and another in the rear seat area. It'd be nice to have a couple more ports, particularly in back.

Driver aids

6.5
Our truck had automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. None of these are standard, but they come in the Safety Package II. Adaptive cruise control is conspicuously unavailable, though.

Voice control

7.0
The merely competent voice recognition system understands basic commands like "Play Artist, Bob Dylan" but is less able to interpret natural language. Connect your smartphone and you'll get access to Siri and Google voice. Those systems work much better.

Consumer reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
IF WANT VEHICLE THAT WON'T DRIVE ALL THE TIME...
Disappointed ,01/18/2020
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.
1 out of 5 stars
2019 Silverado Nightmare.
Michael Smith,08/20/2019
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.
2 out of 5 stars
Wouldn't have it if it were free
Lady Faire,09/17/2019
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.
1 out of 5 stars
2019 silverado 1500 custom dbl cab, 2 wheel dr,
john,11/25/2019
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

Safety

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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

4 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 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 RolloverNot Rated

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Impressions

First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2.7L Turbo

Little Engine, Big Capability

Earlier this year, we got to sample the new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine in the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. During our limited time with the truck, we were pleasantly surprised by the four-cylinder's power delivery, though the transmission calibration didn't feel fully polished.

Now, nearly six months later, Chevrolet gave us an opportunity to drive a finalized version of this new powertrain out in the real world. We've already covered all of the changes in the new truck, so read our First Drive of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado if you'd like to know more.

Paving the Way for Smaller

Turbocharging for gasoline engines in trucks is becoming more popular. It started with Ford and its turbocharged V6 in the 2011 F-150. For the most part, we've readily accepted the benefits of turbocharging, such as torque down low in the rev range and, as long as you drive conservatively, greater fuel efficiency. But is a turbo four-cylinder one step too far?

Its 2.7-liter displacement is large for a four-cylinder. Advanced valvetrain technology, which offers adjustable timing and lift, and an optimized turbocharger layout help to produce 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Not that long ago, these were V8-worthy numbers. For instance, the old 5.3-liter V8 from the 2013 Silverado 1500 produced 315 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque.

Even with this much power, you'd think that a four-cylinder engine would have to work double duty to be useful in a big truck capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds or hauling up to 2,280 pounds. Chevy makes sure everything stays reliable thanks to careful monitoring and adjusting of the powertrain's temperature. An electric water pump and multivalve distribution system ensure components, such as the transmission and engine block, get up to temp quickly and then stay at the ideal operating temperature, promoting efficient engine operation.

Other technology that's already in use by Chevrolet includes cylinder deactivation and stop-start technology. The result is an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 19 to 21 mpg in combined driving, depending on drivetrain and body and cab configuration. With the 2019 Silverado's 5.3-liter V8, you're looking at a combined rating around 18 or 19 mpg. That equates to perhaps 10 percent better fuel economy for the four-cylinder.

How Is It in the Real World?

On the road, the four-cylinder engine is responsive. The weight savings compared to the V8 provides slightly nimbler handling. The engine sound is satisfactory at low rpm, though it gets raspier and uncomfortable to listen to as the revs climb to its 5,700 rpm redline. The whine of the turbo spooling up whenever you get on the gas lets you know serious work is going on under the hood.

What you don't hear, or even feel, is the switchover between two-cylinder and four-cylinder operation, or the switchover from the high-lift cam profile to the low-lift one. Depending on how deep you depress the accelerator, you're quickly met with either one or two sets of downshifts from the eight-speed automatic transmission and then a healthy and smooth surge of torque. It's all very smooth and, in some ways, superior to the relatively soft bottom-end power of the 5.3-liter V8. That engine's 383 lb-ft of torque peaks at a relatively high 4,100 rpm. In comparison, the 2.7's 348 lb-ft of torque is available at an ultra-low 1,500 rpm.

Over the course of a long driving route that took us over hills and through curves, with a little bit of city driving mixed in, we netted 23.5 mpg in our double-cab RST four-wheel-drive test truck. These numbers exceeded our expectations and compared well even against Chevrolet's smaller Colorado midsize truck. Once we get a test truck in the office, we'll have a chance to test towing and cargo-hauling capabilities.

Potential Struggles

Aside from the cylinder count, the other big hurdle for Chevrolet will be pricing. The Venn diagram subset of truck buyers who genuinely need the capability of a full-size truck but also want maximum fuel efficiency without having to pay a bunch more for a diesel is small. Most buyers would probably be better off with an easier-to-buy and easier-to-park midsize truck, such as Chevy's Colorado.

Chevrolet took a leap with this engine. It's just as advanced as anything found in the latest crop of German super sedans, and it works just as well, too. We think the turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is clever and is a pretty good insurance policy against rising gas prices. Now to see if buyers will give it a shot.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Drive

A New Turbo Four-Cylinder and Advanced Fuel-Saving Technology for the 5.3-Liter V8

A proving ground isn't the ideal locale to size up a new model, but we never turn down an opportunity to sample a preproduction vehicle. Sure, the vehicle may not be fully baked and the highly regulated environment limits what you can learn, but the very fact that you've come to a secure facility is a sign that the automaker is giddy about something. Such is the case with the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.

In this instance, our attention was directed at two important new engines that power the bulk of the 2019 Silverado pickup trucks you'll see in dealer showrooms this fall. The first is a new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that's the base offering on the most popular trim levels. Chevrolet also unveiled a significantly updated version of the 5.3-liter V8 that's optional on four-cylinder trims and standard on premium ones.

The Middle Third of a Six-Engine Lineup

Technically, the 2.7-liter four-cylinder is not the base engine. That distinction goes to the carryover 4.3-liter V6 that powers fleet and budget-oriented trim levels such as the Work Truck, Custom and Custom Trail Boss. At this level, last year's 5.3-liter V8 can be fitted as an option, but it lacks the updates we sampled. Both come mated to a six-speed automatic.

The 2.7-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic combination will nevertheless be the base drivetrain for most customers. This package comes on the bread-and-butter LT and the destined-to-succeed LT Trail Boss and RST trim levels. Don't be fooled by the cylinder count. This engine generated impressive thrust during our brief test drive, and the announced SAE-certified ratings of 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque feel right on the money.

The optional choice on these trims is an updated 5.3-liter V8 that differs from the carryover engine of the same displacement in its use of automatic stop-start, a new cylinder deactivation system called Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) and the eight-speed transmission. Just like the carryover one, the engine makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft when all eight cylinders are active.

This updated 5.3-liter V8 comes standard on the LTZ and High Country. The option for these premium trims is the fifth engine in the lineup: a 6.2-liter V8 with DFM and a 10-speed automatic transmission. This one's still under wraps, but we learned it'll make a cool 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. As for engine No. 6, all we know is that it's a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, it gets the 10-speed transmission and it's available as an option from LT on up.

Inside the Big Four

The new 2.7-liter four-cylinder is a clean-sheet design that was envisioned as a truck engine from the outset with the goal to make it as smooth as a V engine. We drove it before we knew what it was and pegged it as a turbo, but never figured it was a four-cylinder. Chevrolet's hit the bull's-eye on that score.

Such an engine needs balance shafts to pull off this feat, and this four-cylinder has them down in the oil sump. There's also a centrifugal pendulum absorber in its torque converter, which is a trick Chevy first applied to the Colorado's diesel engine. The engine block itself has been configured with an offset crankshaft that orients the connecting rods closer to vertical on the power stroke.

The lone turbocharger bolts directly to the head with no exhaust manifold in between. It's a dual-passage design in which the exhaust gasses spewing from the first and last cylinders combine to spin the turbine from one side while the middle two cylinders push from the other side. It's similar to a twin-scroll turbo, but not identical. Picture two kids pushing in unison on opposite sides of a merry-go-round instead of on the same side and you've got the idea.

There are also sliding camshaft mechanisms that provide two intake cam lobe profiles — one for cruising and another for full power. The middle pair of cylinders takes things a step further. The intake and exhaust cams for those cylinders each get an additional lobe profile that has zero lift. These circular lobes allow those two cylinders to be deactivated to save fuel during very light load driving conditions.

Our drive clearly demonstrated that this engine has guts. It gets the truck moving quickly, and it does so without any raw "four-banger" unpleasantries. But we're not convinced about the calibration of the eight-speed transmission, which demonstrated occasional indecisiveness. For now, we'll attribute that to the work-in-progress feel of many proving ground prototypes.

Dynamic Fuel Management

The cam-switching trick of the 2.7-liter is a good choice for that layout, but the V8 needed something more. Chevy's 5.3-liter V8 has had cylinder deactivation for some time, but it basically swapped between V8 and V4 modes by cutting off two cylinders from each back.

The updated 5.3-liter V8 comes with Dynamic Fuel Management, which can switch off one or more cylinders in 16 available patterns. General Motors engineers call it a fractional approach, and the idea is similar to a sprinkler timer that can water every day, every other day, every third day or every fourth day. They can cut it finer in between these examples by assembling those basic blocks in various combinations.

What results are seamless transitions that defy comparison to the old system. The previous V4 step-change was readily telegraphed to the cabin via changes in exhaust tone and vibration, so you didn't want to have it happen often. The DFM's considerably more graduated transitions can't be felt at all, and that allowed GM's calibration engineers to use it more liberally. They rigged an LCD display to show how it changes almost constantly, but we'd never have known had it been absent.

The point of all this is improved fuel economy, but Chevrolet has not yet released those figures. All of the work and complexity that went into DFM has to move the needle an appreciable degree, but we'll have to wait and see by how much.

A Better-Driving Silverado

While the engines were the focus of this activity, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 could not hide how well it rides and drives. Chevy didn't reveal any details about what was going on between the tires, except to remind us of things announced at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Silverado Crew Cab rides on a wheelbase that's been stretched by 4 inches, yet certain versions have lost as much as 450 pounds through the use of high-strength steel and lightweight materials.

Back-to-back drives told us more than any spec sheet. This truck's suspension breathes better and delivers a more polished ride than the old truck. It still uses a live rear axle and leaf springs, but the rear end is less skittish through bumpy corners. The steering feels more responsive and connected, and we could swear the ratio is quicker than before. The jury is out on the steering effort, though. One prototype was too light and another was just right — another likely case of unfinished prototype syndrome.

The new Silverado doesn't just ride better, it mostly sits better, too. A new tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel eases the search for the best driving position, and the front seats offer decent support. The cockpit does feel cozier than it really is, however, because of the vertical cliff of a dashboard. In back, the four extra inches of wheelbase produce abundant rear legroom. We're less jazzed about the Silverado's rear seatback angle, which reminds us of an airline seat before you hit the recline button.

Much More to Come

There's still a lot about the 2019 Chevy Silverado that we don't know. Fuel economy remains a big mystery, and we still lack basic facts about towing and payload. We'd like to tell you about the diesel, the 6.2-liter V8 and how they work with the 10-speed automatic, but we can't. We've not yet put a wheel on dirt, and we've only ever eyeballed immobile examples of the Trail Boss.

Even our driving impressions are inconclusive. This was a very brief drive in tightly controlled conditions away from any other traffic. Any acceleration stabs we made were completely devoid of context. We never climbed a grade or settled into a cruise for a solid hour to see if anything got under our skin.

What's needed is an extended drive in the random circumstances you can only find on real roads. That will come soon enough, as it looks like 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 information is destined to dribble out all summer. Come back for more on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 after we get more information and amass more time behind the wheel.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup First Look

100 Years of Building Trucks Has Led to This

As of this month, Chevrolet trucks have been part of the American landscape for 100 years. One of the ways General Motors is celebrating this anniversary is by rolling out a fully redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup. In keeping with the gravity of this important milestone, this is no half-baked warmed-over restyle. The truckmaker has gone all out and made numerous transformative changes.

For one, there's a lot more truck. The new Silverado 1500 stands an inch taller at the hood, and the driver's seat and roofline have been raised a like amount. The bed rails stand taller, too. In effect, there's more metal beneath the windows, and that makes for a more beastly truck. Additionally, the crew cab has been lengthened, and the wheelbase on which it sits has been stretched some 3.9 inches. Larger tires measuring 33 inches tall have been fitted to offset the extra visual mass.

But the increased visual mass does not mean actual extra mass. In fact, the new Silverado weighs a staggering 450 pounds less than the one it replaces. For one, a couple of inches have been chopped from the truck's nose and front overhang; the 3.9-inch wheelbase increase only results in 1.6 inches of added overall length. But the real savings come from a greater reliance on high-strength steel (extra strength enables the use of thinner material) and low-mass nonsteel materials. The completely new frame features optimized cross-sectional design and a greater reliance on high-strength steel alloys. The floor of the cab and bed uses high-strength alloys as well. And aluminum is the basis for all of the so-called swing panels: the doors, hood and tailgate.

Those taller box sides produce a deeper box, but GM engineers have also broadened the floor of the box almost 7 inches behind the wheel blisters and ahead of the tailgate. The result is the largest pickup cargo box volume of any full-size truck, no matter which bed length you look at. No less than a dozen fixed tie-downs good for 500 pounds each are present, with provisions for another nine movable ones. Access to the cargo is easier than ever because the corner steps are even deeper and easier to use with steel-toed work boots. And the tailgate can be equipped with a class-exclusive power open-and-close feature. Actual payload figures have not yet been revealed, however.

But the increased visual mass does not mean actual extra mass. In fact, the new Silverado weighs a staggering 450 pounds less than the one it replaces. For one, a couple of inches have been chopped from the truck's nose and front overhang; the 3.9-inch wheelbase increase only results in 1.6 inches of added overall length. But the real savings come from a greater reliance on high-strength steel (extra strength enables the use of thinner material) and low-mass nonsteel materials. The completely new frame features optimized cross-sectional design and a greater reliance on high-strength steel alloys. The floor of the cab and bed uses high-strength alloys as well. And aluminum is the basis for all of the so-called swing panels: the doors, hood and tailgate.

Those taller box sides produce a deeper box, but GM engineers have also broadened the floor of the box almost 7 inches behind the wheel blisters and ahead of the tailgate. The result is the largest pickup cargo box volume of any full-size truck, no matter which bed length you look at. No less than a dozen fixed tie-downs good for 500 pounds each are present, with provisions for another nine movable ones. Access to the cargo is easier than ever because the corner steps are even deeper and easier to use with steel-toed work boots. And the tailgate can be equipped with a class-exclusive power open-and-close feature. Actual payload figures have not yet been revealed, however.

Powering all this will be the job of six engine-transmission combinations. Chevrolet engineers are only ready to talk about three of them. The 6.2-liter V8 and 5.3-liter V8 engines remain, but both are so heavily revised that the representatives we spoke with referred to them as "all-new." They weren't ready to talk turkey about what was changed or how much power and torque they'll produce. But they did say that both use a revolutionary new cylinder deactivation system that can disable any number of cylinders from just one to as many as seven. We're not sure how they manage this without generating vibrations that can be felt in the cabin, but without going into any details Executive Chief Engineer Tim Herrick assured us this wouldn't be an issue.

The third engine is a diesel, a Silverado 1500 powerplant offering many have been clamoring for. It's a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine that uses a straight-six layout instead of a V6 arrangement. Tow rating and fuel economy figures have not been released, probably because the engine and transmission calibrations are not yet finalized. But GM hinted that Ford's new diesel F-150 might have something to worry about.

Speaking of transmissions, the 6.2-liter V8 and the 3.0-liter Duramax will both utilize a 10-speed automatic. The basis for this gearbox was jointly developed with Ford, but numerous hardware details and the final calibrations are GM's own. Still, the huge drivability benefits we've already experienced on the F-150 should apply to the new Silverado, as well. The omission of the 5.3-liter V8 from the 10-speed application list suggests it'll use the existing eight-speed, but that's not been confirmed. And the three other powertrains they didn't talk about remain a mystery.

Chevrolet will sell the 2019 Silverado 1500 in no less than seven trim levels sorted into three broad categories. The High Value bucket contains the Work Truck, Custom and Custom Trailboss. The High Volume group includes the LT, the RST and the LT Trailboss. At the High Content end of the spectrum, you'll find the LTZ and High Country. The RST is a new trim, and the new Trailboss is available in two price and content strata: Custom and LT.

The new Trailboss was teased a month ago in Dallas, and now we know something more about it. Both trim levels will ride on the same 2-inch lift and the Z71 package of Rancho off-road-tuned shock absorbers and skid plates. They'll both have a locking rear differential, and each will roll on 18-inch wheels shod with knobby Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires. Their 275/65R18 size is a bit of a mystery, though, because that works out to 32 inches tall — an inch shorter than the 33-inch rubber that props up most other 2019 Silverado pickups.

Inside, the new crew cab provides truly massive legroom. The front-seat figure is listed at 44.5 inches, and there are 43.8 inches in back. Our tallest editor found at least 6 inches of daylight ahead of his knees when seated behind another tall person. This one will be comfortable indeed for all concerned when cruising cross-country.

The driving position seems good and proper, and the straightforward gauges and controls make a lot of sense. We're less keen on the rest of the dash, which rises like a monolith in front of the passenger. The center stack is blunt-faced as well, and the stylists have somehow managed to make the 8-inch touchscreen look small. USB and USB-C inputs are provided, and they feed into a MyLink infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with more detailed information to come later.

We'll know more as time progresses throughout the year. Additional details will surely trickle out as we approach the fall 2018 launch date. There's a lot going on with the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GM was tight-lipped about much of it here at the unveiling. And it didn't say much about the 2019 GMC Sierra, other than we should expect it to be more different from the Silverado than ever. Stay glued to Edmunds in the coming months as we learn more and eventually take a test drive in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.

We'll know more as time progresses throughout the year. Additional details will surely trickle out as we approach the fall 2018 launch date. There's a lot going on with the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GM was tight-lipped about much of it here at the unveiling. And it didn't say much about the 2019 GMC Sierra, other than we should expect it to be more different from the Silverado than ever. Stay glued to Edmunds in the coming months as we learn more and eventually take a test drive in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.


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Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab Overview

The Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), RST 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Custom Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A), LT 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), LT Trail Boss 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), RST 4dr Double Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl Turbo 8A), LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A), and Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab models are available with a 2.7 L-liter gas engine or a 4.3 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine, with output up to 310 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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