Used 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Regular 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.
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*Update 5/11/2021 After several replacement parts and recall notices and fixes, the issues STILL occur. At first it seemed like the might have resolved however, that is not the case. The vehicle still hard shifts when going from reverse to drive into the next gear. Sometimes it is delayed and sometimes it’s a hard jerking shift. The infotainment screen still blacks out, turns blue with some red lines, or splits the screen half black and half blurred. They’ve replaced it once - but these issues still happen. Most inconvenient when reversing but I do not reply on my backup camera at all. I purchased a 2019 Chevy 1500 Z71 in July 2019. Not too long after I noticed sporadic hardshifts. The past 4/5 weeks I have noticed delayed shifts and hardshifts. When shifting from reverse to drive, when shifting from park to drive, and on cold starts (this is Texas so its never really cold, especially in September and October). I feel it jerk forward sometimes when shifting from 1st to 2nd. A couple of times it jerked forward pretty rough after I went from reverse to drive. The lag from reverse to drive is scary. Again, it doesn't happen every morning - just sporadically. UPDATE: Dealership swapped out he screen and also ECM. Works better but still having intermittent issues - same issues just not as often. Our 2017 still has the same issues and 6 months later they still haven't fixed it.
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.