2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 MODEL
$28,300 - $32,900

6.8

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: November 6, 2019


Pickups and how Americans take them, this story goes way back. The utilitarian nature and do-it-all nature has won American hearts decades over. RAM to Ford to Chevrolet and the Japanese, they all offer a wide variety of mix and matches in the pickup segment. This year Chevrolet brings the newly developed model of its icon as a competitor to the light-duty pickup market. New grounds up model, an altogether new platform but not forgetting the essentials.

This time, Chevy offers 8 models to choose from along with six powertrains options and a host of other options like cab size, bed size, engine, etc. The base trim offers an option to choose between either a 4.3L V6 engine or a more powerful 2.7L Turbo engine, which adds another $5000 to the bill.

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Pros

Bigger than outgoing model

Lighter chassis

Plush front seating

V6 in the base variant

Cons

Average ride quality than its rivals

Ride quality could be better

Quality of interiors is average

What's New?

All new design


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28300

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

top speed

98 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

262 cu.in.

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

305 lbs.-ft @ 3900 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13.6

dimensions

wheelbase

139.6 in.

length

229.5 in.

width

81.1 in.

height

75.6 in.

curb weight

4257 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

10100 lbs.

payload capacity

2250 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13.9 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

7.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

208 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/17/21 mpg

highway range

588 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Black color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Havana Brown Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Northsky Blue Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Red Hot color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Shadow Gray Metallic color
Black

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

7.3

Exterior

7.2

Safety

7.9

Final Verdict

6.8

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck

Work Truck

power
285 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
17 combined

$28,300 - $32,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $28,300 MSRP (16/17/21) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V-6, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 3
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $32,900 MSRP (15/17/20) 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L, V-6, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 3

Expert Review

6.8

Overall Rating


Pickups trucks have been an American-favorite for a long time. Maybe it's the tough nature or its multi-purpose usage which makes it an all-rounder. These trucks symbolize the American ideology of taking on any challenge.

For over 2 decades, the Silverado has served the American people thereby becoming a mass favorite. For this year, Chevrolet has completely redesigned the truck from scratch. Also with a new design, Chevy has introduced a completely new model list to choose from, along with some additional choice of configurations ranging from cab size to engine and transmission.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Rear Three-Quarter View

7.5/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.3/10
Interior

 

7.2/10
Exterior

 

7.9/10
Safety

 
 

6.8/10
Final Verdict

 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features

7.5/10

The WT is the base trim and accompanies all the standard highlights. The CUSTOM variation accompanies some extra highlights like LED taillights and 20" silver-painted combination wheels. It comes with two engine options 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine and 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine starting from $29,895 and $31,290 respectively.

Trim

WT

MSRP

$28,895

Key

Features

Ecotec3 4.3L V6

 

7' diagonal color touch screen

 

Chevrolet graphic grille and tailgate

 

Blacked out grille

 

Durable with 12 tie-downs

We Recommend

The WT trim with the 4.3L V6 is amply powerful and will cater to most of your day-to-day requirements. You can also opt for 4WD and the Z71 package if you have some off-roading action in mind.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"Smooth-riding, well-controlled, and powerful with either V-8, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is pleasant to drive while it gets work done." -Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The only trim is the WT with a standard 4.3L V6 engine which churns out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque along with a 6-speed automatic transmission. 5.3 L engine can be taken as an option at a little premium.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT Regular Cab 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Cab 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

MSRP

$29,895

$36,000

$35,295

$35,190

Engine

Ecotec3 4.3L V6

3.3L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

Transmission

6 speed A/T

6 speed A/T

8 speed A/T

6 speed A/T

Horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

290 hp

305 hp @ 6400

278 hp @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft)

305 @3900

265

269 @ 4800

265 @ 4600

The Silverado comes packaged with a 4.3L factory which produces 285 hp, yet when F-150 and Ram 1500 comes into the picture, it is by all accounts a little underpowered as Ram's motor delivers a monstrous 305 hp, which makes it a pioneer among its opponents. The Tacoma's standard 3.5L engine produces 278 hp, which places it toward the stopping point.

Acceleration

For the most part, these trucks are either utilized as a day by day driver or for towing and transportation. In any case, because of their overwhelming weight and enormous motors, they can't be driven on tracks like a sportscar.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT Regular Cab 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Cab 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

0-60 MPH

7.0 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

Quarter mile

15.2 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

Ecotec3 4.3L V6

3.3L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

Emission (Tons/year of CO2 emissions @ 15k mi/year)

8.4

8

8.8

7.1

While the truck feels powerful because of a massive engine under the hood, the gas pedal feels slightly heavy and not as satisfying as some its rivals have.

Braking

Braking feels good and responsive. The brakes work with lots of feedback and you feel very intuitive while pressing that pedal.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Crew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

13.8

14.9

10.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.7

14.8

10

Curb Weight (lbs)

4965

4529

4798

4425

60-0 MPH (ft.)

129

121

124

142

The braking on the Chevy is surprisingly good and very linear but the pedal travel is long where competition is sorted in this part.

Ride and Handling

The ride feels quite balanced and powerful due to the presence of a highly responsive steering mechanism which makes it return quickly to its actual position and keeps the confidence level of the rider high. The body roll is significant but the smooth ride overshadows this con.

The truck's handling is well responsive and feels balanced, though the steering feels at a heavier side. The braking performance is also great on this truck. Also, due to the extra weight reduction done by the engineers at Chevy, the ride feels light and not so taxing.

Towing Capacity

An estimation of towing for pickups is taken something like 9000 lbs. In spite of the fact that these trucks have a number not exactly the normal, the Ram packs the post position with the most towing ability of 7730 lbs, intently followed by the F-150 with 7700 lbs.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Crew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Towing Capacity (lbs)

7400

7700

7730

6400

The Silverado gets the third place with 7400 lbs and with 6400 lbs, the Tacoma finishes at the last with the least towing capacity.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fuel Economy

3.0/10

A good truck gives you more miles per gallon. The Ford using light materials is the most fuel efficient here. Be it city, be it highway.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Cab 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

MPG (hwy)

20

25

24

22

MPG (city)

15

20

19

18

MPG (combined)

19

21

21

21

Tank Capacity (gal)

24

26

23

21.1

Even the fuel tank capacity of the ford is greater than what all of its rivals offer. The Silverado finishes at the last with the least numbers, though it has a big tank capacity to make up up for the lost numbers.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior

7.3/10

"A versatile bed and a smartly designed interior make the 2019 Chevy Silverado a workhorse." - The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

The interior of the Silverado offers a spacious cabin with a set of 1 row it can accommodate 2 or max 3 passengers comfortably. The interior is basic and the seats are very comfortable. Minimally bolstered at the right places and the design is very simple. The Chevy offers a generous amount of leg and headroom.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Crew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

2

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

43/66/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

41/66/41

39.7/58.3/42.9

To increase the comfort for the rider during trips, Chevy offers heated seats in the upper trims. The cabin feels quiet and insulated from the outside noise, but slight engine sound is audible inside the cabin. When at high speeds, the grunting sounds of the massive v6 do enter into the cabin but don't affect the ambiance much inside the cabin.

Infotainment

Chevrolet offers all standard features with the base trim. The upper trims get an advanced instrument panel and a choice of either an 8' color touchscreen or a vibrant 8' HD touchscreen which displays sharp images is also engaging. The dashboard is a single monolith in all of the trims with numerous buttons present on it.

The upper trims also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep the rider entertained while driving. The dashboard is completely redesigned which feels intuitive yet familiar to use. The quality of plastics used in the dashboard feels above average and sturdy.

Cargo space

The amount of cargo space is very generous at 62.9 cu.ft compared to its rivals taking the crown from the RAM 1500. Ford takes third place at 52.8 cuft. and Tacoma offering the least space at 45.6 cu.ft.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Crew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Maximum interior cargo volume (cu.ft.)

62.9

52.8

61.5

45.6

Cargo capacity in Silverado's cabin is flexible and can be changed by putting the rear seats down. Some trims up in the tree offer 60/40 split.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Exterior

7.2/10

"A square-jawed grille dominates the 2019 Chevy Silverado's look on the outside, but inside it's all business with smartly placed controls." - The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

Silverado is redesigned from the ground up. It has a lighter construction and now refreshed than the outgoing Silverado. Losing 450 lbs. is much in truck maths. This doesn't mean it loses it a butch look.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL Regular Cab 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Curb weight (lbs)

4965

4529

4798

4425

Length (in)

231.9

231.9

229

225.5

Width (in)

81.2

79.9

79.4

74.4

Height (in)

75.4

75.6

77.7

70.6

Ground clearance (in)

8.0

8.5

8.8

9.4

Wheelbase (in)

157

145

140.5

140.6

The Crew Cab version of the Silverado boasts an amazing 157' wheelbase, which makes it the longest truck among its rivals. The Toyota Tacoma can be considered as a good option for off-roading as it has the highest ground clearance value of 9.4'.

Exterior Features

  • Chevrolet graphic grille and tailgate
  • Blacked out grille, bumpers
  • 17' ultra-silver painted steel wheels
  • Corner step rear bumper
  • Cargo tie downs (12)
  • Incandescent tail lamps including turn signals
  • Black door handles
  • Tailgate and bed rail protection cap

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Safety

7.9/10

With regards to the security of riders, Chevrolet attempts its best to oblige a large portion of the wellbeing highlights to make the vehicle safe so the travelers feel safe while driving. The base WT trim accompanies these highlights as standard.

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak
  • Stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control
  • Daytime running lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • 6 airbags
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • Rear vision camera
  • Teen driver
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

The truck has not been tested for IIHS and NHTSA tests.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Competition

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab WT 4WD v/s Ford F150 XL Regular Cab 4x2

The F-150, when set against the Silverado. Be it value, control or even mileage, the F-150 demonstrates to be an extraordinary choice. In any case, when load space, inside and outside dimensions are taken into view, the Silverado gets the spotlight. Both the trucks have their very own advantages and disadvantages. F-150 is for the individuals who need an increasingly down to earth truck with better day to day drivability. The Silverado then again, is for the individuals who need a truck with good going mud wading capacity and extraordinary payload space alongside roomy insides to go with.

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD v/s Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab 4x4

Ram is a genuine competition to Silverado. Back to basics, reasonable price, power output and its towing abilities. If you can compromise from the cabin space and cargo area for that extra miles and good power, Ram is the machine to go with.

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD v/s Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD

Silverado is far better than Tacoma. Toyota is still very un-adequately powered, small on dimensions, only ground clearance is where it shines. The Silverado proves to be a bang for its buck but if your budget has a ceiling, then go for the Tacoma that has some stats lower than its American rival.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Final Verdict

6.8/10

With its most recent offering, Chevrolet presented its famous truck, the Silverado, which has been totally updated for 2019. Chevrolet additionally offers an invigorated trim rundown to give its clients and steadfast fans a reasonable thought regarding different variations of the truck.

Regardless of whether utilized as an everyday driver or an off-roader, the all-new Silverado is an ideal truck for some truckers and devotees. This diesel guzzler accompanies a major engine that makes it fit for taking on any landscape. However, with its adversaries lacking a more dominant motor, the Silverado can be named as an ideal escape truck.