2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

MSRP $34,800 - $55,600

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 15, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 model year of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab gets some updated design and body dimensions. However, it offers 8 Trims and 50 plus configurations. Gadar 2 powertrains are on offer and it comes within a price range of $28,285-$55,275. Facing stiff competition from rivals such as the Ford F-150 Ram 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500, The Chevy stands strong as it puts up some decent stats on the chart.

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Wireless charging pad for smartphones

Full LED Headlamps and taillamps

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay


Rivals are better equipped

Sluggish engine

Harsh ride

What's New?

Mild Hybrid System

10 special editions showcasing Individuality


vehicle bio

base price



3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity


top speed

155 mph


rear wheel drive

engine type


262 cu.in.


285 hp @ 5300 rpm


305 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm


6 speed shiftable automatic


suspension front

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

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension



143.5 in.


230 in.


80 in.


74.2 in.

curb weight

5036 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.


passenger volume

39.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

53.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

9400 lbs.

payload capacity

1840 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13.9 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph


standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy


18/20/24 mpg

highway range

816.0 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance


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Work Truck$34,800 onwards

LS$36,600 onwards

Custom$36,700 onwards

LT$39,700 onwards

LTZ$44,700 onwards

Z71 LT$45,199 onwards

Z71 LTZ$49,400 onwards

High Country$52,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in Black color

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Engine and Performance


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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

With a lineup of eight trims and 50 odd configurations, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a price range of $28,285-$55,275. It offers two powertrains across the 8 trims. The basic powertrain being a 4.3L V6 with a generation of 285 hp. The other engine is a 5.3L V8, generating 355hp. It further delivers a fine acceleration and fuel economy, in comparison with its rivals.

2018 Chevy Silverado

The interiors of the Chevy are extremely spacious compared to substitute options available. The cabin feels more like a car, despite being a pick-up truck. It gets a good host of infotainment features and a very supportive seating arrangement. With a superior ride quality and exterior design, the Chevy makes a valuable pick-up truck to consider. It is further complemented with its safety offering and warranty offering.


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy




2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Features


"The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ranks in the middle of the competitive full-size pickup truck class." - Cars.USnews

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers 7-trims and approximately 50 configurations for its pickup truck. With variations in its luxury offered inside and the cargo bed size, the Price range varies from $28,285-$55,275. The trims offered are Work Truck, LS, Custom, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

The configuration varies with the bed size and seating arrangements, and the offerings are Crew Cab, Double Cab, Regular cab, etc. Furthermore, as you climb the trim ladder, you will get access to better features both inside and outside.

Trims WT LS Custom LT LT Z71 LTZ LTZ Z71
Starting MSRP $36,195 $37,995 $38,095 $41,095 $41,395 $46,095 $48,295
Features   Adds to or replaces features offered on WT: Adds to or replaces features offered on LS: Adds to or replaces features offered on LS: Adds to or replaces features offered on LT: Adds to or replaces features offered on LT: Adds to or replaces features offered on LTZ:
  17-inch painted-steel wheel and all-season tires Stainless steel clad wheels (Crew Cab models include 17″ aluminum wheels) 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels Bright-machined aluminum wheels 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels Z71 Appearance Package (brushed metal Z71 door plate, unique gauge cluster, unique finish interior trim plates, unique lower front bumper, and unique chrome grille design)
  Black bumpers, door handles, grille, and manual outside mirrors Chrome front and rear bumpers and Chrome surround grille Body-color grille surround Body-color door handles, mirror caps, and side moldings Body-color headlamp bezels Chrome grille with chrome surround and chrome mesh Z71 Off-Road Suspension with Rancho® monotube shocks
  CornerStep rear bumper and cargo area lamp Remote keyless entry Body-colored headlamp bezels Chrome grille with chrome surround and black mesh Body-color grille surround Chrome door handles, mirror caps, door moldings, and beltline moldings Spray-On Bedliner
  Full-size spare and spare tire carrier with lock Onstar with 3 months trial of the Guidance Plan Locking tailgate EZ Lift & Lower tailgate Chrome lower bumper appearance Full LED projector-beam headlamps, foglamps, and taillamps High-capacity Air Cleaner

We recommend

At a fair price point that would return equal value-for-money, we would recommend you to go for the LT trim. It comes priced at an MSRP of $41,095 and offers all the features of the WT, LS, and Custom trim, along with its own add ons.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Engine and Performance


“The optional 6.2-liter V8 is certainly an impressive engine, and braking performance is good in this segment, but the Silverado’s responsiveness and handling leave something to be desired. Competitors do it better.” – Edmunds

Offered with two powertrains across the seven trims and fifty-odd configurations, the Chevy Silverado 1500 gets a basic engine of a 4.3-liter 6-cylinder. The other engine offering being a 5.3L 8-cylinder engine. The output of which is 285 HP and 305 lb-ft of torque, and 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque respectively. Both the engine offerings get a 6-speed automatic transmission. FWD and 4WD drivetrains are available based on the configuration you pick.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F-150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Starting MSRP $36,670 $37,755 $35,195 $36,710
Engine 4.3L Naturally Aspirated V6 3.3L Naturally Aspirated V6 3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6 4.3L Naturally Aspirated V6
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Power (hp@RPM) 285 hp @5300RPM 290 hp @6500RPM 305 hp @6400RPM 285 hp @5300RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 305 lb-ft @3900RPM 265 lb-ft @4000RPM 269 lb-ft @4175RPM 305 lb-ft @3900RPM

With respect to the competition, we have the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ram 1500 that churn out more power than the Chevy Silverado. This is despite the fact that they both offer engines with lower displacements, the 2018 Ford comes equipped with a 3.3-liter engine while the RAM hosts a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The GMC Sierra 1500 is at par with the Chevy Silverado, this is because they belong to the same parent, General Motors.

Acceleration of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pickup trucks aren't meant for race tracks, having said that, the 2018 Chevy Silverado offers only an average acceleration time of 7.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. It further records 15.1 seconds to run the quarter-mile. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 equipped with the same engine configuration gets the exact same acceleration timings.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
0-60 MPH (seconds) 7.4 sec 6.1 sec 7.6 sec 7.4 sec
Quarter mile (seconds) 15.1 sec @ 88 mph 14.7 sec @ 95.0 mph 15.6 sec @ 87.7 mph 15.1 sec @ 88 mph
Engine 4.3L 3.3L 3.6L 4.3L


(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.8 8.0 8.8 8.8

Compared with its competition, we have the 2018 Ford F-150 with a 0-60 mph reading of 6.1 seconds. It is the fastest in class and also measures a quarter-mile timing of 14.7 seconds. The Chevy and Sierra follow the Ford ranking second. The 2018 Ram 1500 ranks in the last position with the timing of 7.6 seconds for the 0-60 mph, and a quarter-mile timing of 15.6 seconds.

Handling and steering of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

With regard to the driver experience offered, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is probably the most comfortable. It's interiors are nothing less than that of a car, despite being a heavy-duty pickup truck. The experience is not limited only to the cabin feel but is even carried out to the way it drives. The 2018 Silverado is extremely stable even in corners and at high speeds. Adding to the already good driving experience is its responsive steering and acceleration, simply fantastic.

Braking of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets a set of 13.0-inch rotors for the front wheels and a set of 13.6 insulators for the rear wheels. Weighing 5036 pounds, it is no easy task to bring this truck to a stop. In terms of distance, it takes 124 feet to go from 60-0 mph. The Silverado features ventilated disc brakes and this aids in its performance.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Brake Front(in) 13.0 13.8 13.2 13.0
Brake Rear(in) 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.6
Curb weight(lbs) 5036 4769 4945 5232
60-0 MPH (ft.) 124 121 123 124

When compared with its competition, the Ford F-150 features larger rotors and a better brake performance in terms of distance covered to come to a standstill. Even the RAM 1500 performs better than the General motor brothers, however, the difference is of just one foot. With a distance of 121 feet, Ford proves to be the best.

Towing Capacity of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

With an ability to tow 9400 lbs the Chevy Silverado puts up a decent figure on the chart. Furthermore, it has a class-leading payload capacity of 1840 pounds. It goes without saying that even the GMC Sierra 1500 offers a similar towing capacity and the exact same payload ratings.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Towing Capacity (lbs) 9400 12,700 10,220 9200
Payload Rating (lbs) 1840 1680 1820 1840

The Ford F-150 has the best in class towing capacity, measuring 12,700 lbs. It is followed by the 2018 RAM 1500, with a measure of 10,220 lbs. The Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra get only 9400 lbs and 9200 lbs each of towing capacity. 

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Fuel Economy


“The Silverado sends a mixed message when it comes to its fuel economy: The EPA numbers are near the top of the class, and, in our testing, its real-world highway fuel economy proved to be excellent. However, its two V-8s score lower EPA fuel-economy ratings than the Ford F-150’s EcoBoost V-6.” – Car and Driver

Chevrolet Silverado has a big thirsty engine which affects the fuel economy figures. It gives 18 MPG in the city cycle, 24 MPG in the highway circle and 20 MPG in the combined driving cycle. In comparison, Ford F150 has an excellent fuel economy. 20 MPG in city, 25MPG on the highway and 22MPG in combined city and highway driving cycle.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
MPG (city) 18 18 17 17
MPG (highway) 24 23 25 22
MPG (combined) 20 20 20 19

Sierra 1500 is almost identical with Silverado in fuel economy ratings. Ram has the lowest mileage in the city run but on the highway is at par with F150’s 25 MPG. This is due to the fact that it has an 8-speed automatic transmission as compared to 6-speed automatic available in the rest of the competition.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Interior


“Base models of the 2018 Chevy Silverado benefit from the same sensible layout, ample storage, and nicely textured plastics as the rest of the lineup. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits for paying more; move up the trim ladder and you’ll get even higher-end materials, and the top-of-the-line High Country lays on the luxury nice and thick.” – Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

All the pickup trucks in consideration accommodate 6 individuals. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado comes equipped with several tech integrations, right from buttons on the steering wheel to a sophisticated gauge cluster and screens. With regard to the seating, 2018 shaving offers the most comfort and passenger space. Unlike the other pickup trucks, it even features a spacious second row of seats. The measures of which are mentioned below.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Passenger capacity 6 6 6 6
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)



42.8/66.03/45.27 40.8/66.7/43.9 41/66/41 42.8/66.03/45.27
Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)





39.9/65.7/40.3 38.7/65.8/34.6

Both the vehicles from General Motors get adequate passenger room for all the 6 individuals it can accommodate. They also rank 1st for the same, the GMC Sierra follows the Silverado 1500 and takes the second position. Chevy ranks first solely because it offers a spacious second row of seats. The Ford and RAM rank subsequently in 3rd and 4th position for their interior passenger space.

Infotainment of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Entertainment on the Silverado is anchored by the

  • Chevrolet MyLink interface
  • 6- speaker audio
  • Voice-activation technology
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • USB data port to name a few.
  • The 7-inch touchscreen feels a bit dated in comparison to others, but it does come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which helps in scrolling through features of the phone on the car’s infotainment. Like Google and Apple are constantly updating their software to fix bugs and other issues, it will display on the screen. As for the Silverado infotainment well, it doesn’t get that many updates.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Exterior


"The versatile 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can be outfitted to suit just about any need, from basic work chores to weekend recreation to daily driving." - Car and Driver

Dimensions and Weight of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

With a muscular body frame that is aggressive and sporty to look at, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 measures a length of 230 inches and a height of 74.17 inches. It is the widest pickup truck in its class measuring 80 inches across. It also gets one of the best ground clearance at 8.7 inches. The GMC Sierra records similar dimensions with a tweak here and there.

Models 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 2018 Ford F150 2018 Ram 1500 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
curb weight(lbs) 5036 4769 4945 5232
Length(in) 230.0 231.9 229 229.5
Width(in) 80.0 79.9 79.4 80.0
Height(in) 74.17 77.2 77 73.9
Ground clearance(in) 8.73 9.4 7.6 8.9
Wheelbase(in) 143.50 145 140.5 143.50

Up against its competition, the Ford F-150 measures the best in class ground clearance at 9.4 inches. It further records the best in class height at 77.2 inches. With the wheelbase of 145 inches, it is also the best for this aspect. The 2018 Ram 1500 has dimensions similar to the Chevy Silverado in terms of its ground clearance, wheelbase, length, and width. However, it gets a height similar to that of the Ford, measuring 77.0 inches.

Exterior Features of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • New exterior colors like Cajun Red, Havana, etc.
  • Dual Sunroof
  • Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
  • Off-Road Assist Steps
  • Front And Rear Black Bow-Tie Emblems
  • Black Molded Splash Guards

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Safety


"The 2018 Silverado 1500 earned the highest rating of Good in four Insurance Institute for Highway Safety categories: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats." - Cars.USnews

Safety ratings of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

In order to review the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado for its safety offering, we took a look at the NHTSA ratings. It was awarded a perfect 5 out of 5 stars as its overall rating. It continues to score 5 out of 5 stars in the frontal crash aspect as well as its side crash. However, with regard to the rollover safety ratings, it scores 4 out of 5 stars.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

To cross-check the safety reviews we also look into the IIHS safety scores. With most of the aspects scoring a "Good" grade we find the small overlap front: driver side scores a "Marginal" grade. It further scores a "Poor" grade for its Headlights and Latches ease of use.

Safety features of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

With regard to the safety features, the Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 model year, comes loaded, a brief list of the same is given below:

  • StabiliTrak, a stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Airbags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and head-curtain and seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System
  • OnStar Delete
  • Rear Vision Camera (Deleted with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert (does not apply to spare tire)

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Competition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Vs 2018 Ram 1500

The 2018 Ram 1500 features an engine with a lesser displacement but manages to deliver more power than the Silverado 1500. However, surprisingly it is the Chevy that has a better acceleration performance with regard to the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile timing. In the aspect of brake performance, both these pickup trucks perform almost the same and so is the case with the fuel economy offered. The interiors of the Chevy are more spacious and offer more comfort with technological aids. With respect to value-for-money, it is the 2018 GMC Sierra that is better, offering better luxury inside.

2018 RAM 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Vs 2018 Ford-F150

Up against the 2018 Ford F-150, the power output is almost equal. With the Ford offering 5hp more. This 5 hp translates to fabulous acceleration performance, setting back the Silverado by a significant margin of 1.3 seconds. Ford also proves its prowess for brake performance and delivers a decent fuel economy. Moving to the interior aspects, Chevy and Ford fight a tough competition amongst each other.

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Sierra and Silverado are actually brothers. They are same under the skin which means even they lag in every department as compared to rivals. It’s absolutely based on person’s choice which exterior they find attractive. However, they differ in terms of towing and payload capacity. Also in terms of pricing, it is the Chevy that is better.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Final Verdict

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is offered in seven trims and approximately 50 configurations. Offered with two powertrains, a 4.3L V6, and a 5.3L V8, generating 285 HP and 355 HP respectively. Further, there are two drivetrains, an FWD and a 4WD, these are offered as per the configuration selected. With an above-average acceleration performance, fuel economy, and interiors, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a pure value for money offering.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado


2018 Chevrolet Silverado FAQs

How many trims are offered for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado?

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in a total of 7 trims.

At what price is the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado offered?

The 2018 Silverado is priced at an MSRP range of $28,285-$55,275

How well can it tow?

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado can tow up to 9400 lbs.

Is the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado a reliable vehicle?

Yes, the 2018 Chevy Silverado comes with a fine warranty package, the details of which are:

  • Basic warranty: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Drivetrain warranty: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Free Maintenance warranty: 2 yr./ 24000 mi.
  • Hybrid components warranty: 8 yr./ 100000 mi.
  • Roadside warranty: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Rust Warranty: 6 yr./ 100000 mi.

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