2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD

2019 MODEL
$34,500 - $44,000

6.9

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


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Keshav Katyal Content Writer Updated on: November 8, 2019


Pickup trucks in America have come a long way since their inception. Americans love their pickups because of their all-purpose nature and practicality. Many famous brands like Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, etc. have always tried to leave a mark with their offerings.

With the introduction of the latest generation of the Silverado, GM has given its answer to its competitors out there. The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD has been redesigned from scratch with an all-new platform and the availability in 8 trims with six powertrain options to choose from. The latest iteration of this iconic truck offers a vast area of choice for cab, engine, trim level and features. The base trim comes with a 4.3L V6 engine and also offers an option to choose from a more powerful 2.7L Turbo engine, which makes the buyer shell out an extra $5000.

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Pros

Beefed up dimensions

Lightweight chassis

Comfortable Front seats

Base trim starts with a V6

Cons

Ride quality inferior to its rivals

Cabin material feels mediocre

What's New?

All new exterior design

Double Cab available only in WT, Custom and LT trims

Offers better fuel efficiency than the previous generation


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34500

bodystyle

4dr Double Cab

passenger capacity

6

top speed

98 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

325 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 lbs.-ft @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.8/67.6

dimensions

wheelbase

143.5 in.

length

230 in.

width

80 in.

height

73.9 in.

curb weight

5103 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

9400 lbs.

payload capacity

1860 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

15/17/22 mpg

highway range

572 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

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Absolute Black

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

4.5

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.8

Safety

7.5

Final Verdict

6.9

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Work Truck

Work Truck

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$34,500 - $38,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $34,500 MSRP (15/17/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
Work Truck 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,400 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Custom

Custom

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$36,300 - $40,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Custom 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $40,300 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
Custom 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $36,300 MSRP (15/17/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD LT

LT

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$39,200 - $42,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $39,200 MSRP (15/17/22) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $42,700 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Z71 LT

Z71 LT

power
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$44,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Z71 LT 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $44,000 MSRP (15/17/21) 355 hp @ 5600 rpm, 5.3 L, V-8, regular unleaded
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

Expert Review

6.9

Overall Rating


Pickups have always been a favorite of American people. Whether it’s the masculine personality or practicality, Americans have always been in awe of these trucks. Like their attitude, these trucks can take on anything. The latest offering by Chevy is a complete redesign from its predecessor and is built from the ground up on a new platform. This truck has served the Americans for over 2 decades and has been a favorite among many truckers and enthusiasts.

With the latest Silverado in the market, Chevy is offering a lot of flexibility in the configurations from cab layouts to bed size and engine & transmission. In spite of that, the Silverado is not the only truck that has received a major upgrade. There are rivals like the Ford F-150 that have stayed at a constant pace of updates to keep up its position as the best-selling pickup in America, whereas the Ram 1500 has received an overhaul similar to the Silverado. Then we have the Toyota Tacoma, a truck that refuses to separate from the classic utilitarian roots. With such a diverse range of competition, it could be really interesting how the Silverado 1500 LD holds out.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Rear Three-Quarter View

7.3/10
Features

 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.0/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 

7.5/10
Safety

 
 

6.9/10
Final Verdict

 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Features

7.3/10

Like the regular Silverado, the 1500 LD has its options for the drivetrain, but it gets away from the tedious collection of trims and limits to just three. The Work Truck is the least expensive and comes with a 7-inch infotainment display. However, it is also the one with the weakest pulling power. The Custom upgrades on it with various interior and exterior upgrades to choose from. The LT boasts a turbodiesel engine that gets you a lot of torque and miles per gallon of fuel simultaneously. It also boasts various creature comforts, making the cabin feel next to luxurious.

Trim

WT

CUSTOM

LT

MSRP

$33,695

$36,095

$38,395

Key Features

Ecotec3 4.3L V6

Ecotec3 4.3L V6

2.7L Turbocharged I-4 engine

 

7" diagonal color touch screen

7" diagonal color touch screen

8" diagonal color touch screen

 

Chevrolet graphic grille and tailgate

20" silver painted wheels

Chrome center bar, bumpers, and mirror caps

 

Blacked out grille

LED taillamps

LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps

 

Durable with 12 tie-downs

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Body-colored door handles

     

17" bright silver-painted aluminum wheels

We Recommend

To get a bang for your buck, we recommend the LT variant as it offers a powerful engine along with a great infotainment system and some additional exterior features which make this truck look striking and aggressive. For those who want better off-road performance, it would be great to add in the Z71 package.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Engine and Performance

8.5/10

"The 5.3-liter V8 is certainly a strong motor, and braking performance is good in this segment, but the Silverado's responsiveness and handling leave something to be desired" - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The WT and CUSTOM variants come with 4.3L V6 mill producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque along with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The upper variants come with either, a 2.7L engine producing 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque along with 8-speed automatic transmission or a 5.3L V8 producing 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque along with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet also offers an optional 6.2L V8 engine along with a 10-speed automatic transmission with higher variants.

The Silverado's 4.3L V6 feels quite lively, strong and powerful. It produces a good amount of power and gives out an extra burst of power when needed. The engine feels more powerful while going uphill and while in the city, it feels balanced.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

MSRP

$36,995

$34,695

$35,295

$32,045

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 Chevy offers a big 4.3L mill which produces 285 hp, but when compared to the F150 and Ram 1500, it seems to be a little underpowered as Ram's motor churns out 305 hp making it the leader in among its rivals. The Tacoma's optional 3.5L V6 motor produces the least amount of power placing it in the last place.

Acceleration

While these trucks are mainly used as a daily driver or for some utilitarian work, these trucks are not meant to be driven on tracks as a replacement for supercars.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

0-60 MPH

6.0 sec

N/A

7.5 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter mile

14.4 sec

N/A

15.8 sec

15.2 sec

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

8.0

8.8

7.1

Acceleration feels powerful but the gas pedal has an average feel which is not as satisfying as some of its rival cars have.

Braking

The brake system feels quite responsive, all thanks to the well-tuned brake pedal. The brakes have a linear progression so the braking power depends on the amount of effort applied on the pedal.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

13.8

14.9

10.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.7

14.8

10.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

4693

4529

4798

4095

60-0 MPH (ft.)

129

119

124

140

Ride and Handling

All thanks to the big 4.3L mill, the ride feels powerful and gives strong vibes to the rider. The steering wheel is quite responsive but feels heavy when compared to the new Ford F-150. The quick return mechanism of the steering wheel makes the rider feel confident about the ride. At mid-corners, the body roll is quite significant which makes the Silverado unsettled, but the overall ride is smooth.

The brake pedal is well-tuned, which makes the brake system very responsive. The linear progression of the brake pedal keeps the driver-focused. Kudos to Chevrolet for making this truck 450 pounds lighter than the previous generation, the ride doesn't feel laborious.

Towing Capacity

The typical towing capacity for the pickup trucks is taken somewhere around 9000 pounds. The Chevy bags the first place with the highest towing capacity of 9200 pounds and gives a tough competition to its rivals. Ram 1500 comes 2nd with 7730 pounds of towing capacity.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

Towing Capacity (lbs)

9200

7700

7730

6800

The F150 takes the 3rd place with 7700 pounds and the Tacoma takes the last place with the least amount of towing capacity of 6800 pounds.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Fuel Economy

4.5/10

Many people look for a car which gives a great combination of fuel economy and performance. The F-150 proves to be the most practical truck in terms of fuel economy as it gives maximum mileage for both on city roads (20 mpg) and on highway (25 mpg).

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

MPG (hwy)

21

25

24

23

MPG (city)

15

20

19

20

MPG (combined)

17

21

21

21

Tank Capacity (gal)

26

26

23

21.1

The Silverado takes the last position with the least mileage of 15 (city) and 25 (highway).

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Interior

6.0/10

"The instrument panel, central touchscreen, and array of buttons and knobs are attractive, well-labeled and easy to use"- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The new Silverado offers a comfortable set of 2 rows which can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Chevrolet has provided cloth seats instead of leather seats but is comfortable due to minimal side bolstering. Both the front seats and the rear seats are quite roomy and comfortable. There is a generous amount of leg space in the rear seats along with the headroom. The rear also has AC vents and USB ports for charging.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

5

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

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

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

39.9/64.9/35.2

40.4/65.9/43.6

39.7/65.7/34.7

38.3/58.9/32.6

To increase the comfort during long road trips, the upper trims get a heated driver's seat. The cabin feels insulated and quiet compared to other trucks but slight engine noise does come inside. When at high speeds, the grunting sounds of the engine make their way inside the cabin. The ride is quite comfortable than traditional trucks.

Infotainment

The base model comes with a standard instrument panel. The upper trims come bundled with an advanced instrument panel with either an 8" touchscreen or a crisp and vibrant 8" HD touchscreen. The dashboard is a big monolithic piece with numerous buttons on it.

The upper trims also come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The dashboard feels quite intuitive yet familiar to use. The plastic used in the dashboard feels sturdy and not cheap.

Cargo space

The Chevy offers a generous amount of boot space (71.7 cu.ft.) which can easily fit 2 motocross bikes, therefore it takes the pole position, followed by the Ram 1500 with 61.5 cu.ft. The F-150 takes the third place with 52.8 cu.ft followed by the Tacoma finishing at the last with just 38 cu.ft. of cargo space.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

Maximum interior cargo volume (cu.ft.)

71.7

52.8

61.5

38

The rear seats of the Silverado can be folded down to increase the cargo space. The upper variants have a 60/40 split rear seatback.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Exterior

7.8/10

"The Silverado is 1.6 inches longer with a wheelbase stretched by 3.9 inches and is also wider and taller. And even though it still uses a lot of steel, it has dropped up to 450 pounds" -Motortrend

Dimension and Weight

With the introduction of the new Silverado, Chevy has completely redesigned this truck from the bottom. It has beefed up the dimensions and also added a few features as standard. The WT features 17" steel wheels along with xenon headlamps, black front, and rear bumpers.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado WT 4WD

Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4x2

Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4x4

Toyota Tacoma SR 4WD

Curb weight (lbs)

4693

4529/

4798

4095

Length (in)

231.7

231.9

229

212.3

Width (in)

81.2

79.9

79.4

74.4

Height (in)

75.6

75.6

77.7

70.6

Ground clearance (in)

8.8

8.5

8.7

9.4

Wheelbase (in)

147.5

145

140.5

127.4

The Silverado rolls on an impressive 147.5-inch wheelbase and measures 231.7 inches end-to-end. This truck has a similar length when compared to the F-150, but is the widest truck with a width of 81.2 inches.

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 LD Safety

7.5/10

Chevrolet takes the safety of the passengers very seriously. The new Silverado comes bundled with a host of necessary features as standard. The base (WT) trim comes with all these standard features and the higher trims come with these features along with some advanced safety features.

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak
  • Stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control
  • Daytime running lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • 6 airbags
  • Rear vision camera
  • Teen driver
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

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

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Competition

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

The Ford F-150 gave a tough competition to the new Silverado in almost all of the segments listed above. Performance-wise and from a price point, the F-150 proves to be a great truck, but when Towing capacity, interior, and other aspects are considered, the Silverado takes the lead. Both the trucks are great but if you are more into camping and take a ton of stuff along with you, then the Silverado is for you and if you can let go of some extra towing capacity for great fuel efficiency, then the F-150 is a perfect choice.

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

The Ram 1500 is a truck for those who want a combination of performance and practicality. With some impressive figures in hand, the Ram takes the lead in terms of performance and fuel economy. The main reason why the Ram wins here is due to the presence of the extra horses and the extra miles with the same price tag as that of the Silverado.

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

Chevrolet Silverado takes a clear victory when pitted against the Tacoma as in almost all of the segments, the Silverado came out to be a clear winner. The Tacoma feels quite underpowered, small and less spacious compared to its American rival. The Silverado here really gives a bang for the money spent on it, but if you are on a tight budget and can let go of all the extra figures, then the Tacoma is for you.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Final Verdict

6.9/10

With the latest iteration of this iconic truck, Chevrolet has introduced a redesigned trim list which gives a better insight into the truck and gives a powerful 4.3L V6 in its base variant. Chevy's latest offering is quite different from the previous generation which was miserably behind the times.

In this battle of bases, the new Silverado performed well though at some points its rivals gave it a tough competition, but overall it came out to be a perfect truck for a person who will go out on family trips or to the supermarket.

This brute comes with a ton of raw power and muscle and leaves most of its rivals in the dust. Despite its dimensions and power output, the truck has a flexible nature and can give a great performance irrespective of the situation. Overall this truck is perfect for a person who wants a perfect amalgamation of performance and practicality.