Chevrolet Silverado LT Trailboss
Chevrolet Silverado LT Trailboss
Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2019 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab

Pros: Broad range of powertrains, models, and body configurations to choose from; passenger and cargo room; simple controls

Cons: Ride comfort still doesn’t match Ram 1500; front and side roof pillars impede visibility

CG Says: The Chevrolet Silverado is redesigned for 2019 on an all-new, larger platform; it gains new powertrain choices and a host of newly available technology features. The updated 420-hp 6.2-liter and 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8s have stop/start technology and a new fuel-saving Dynamic Active Fuel Management system that can run on two, four, six, or eight cylinders as driving conditions warrant. Silverado’s existing 5.3-liter V8 returns and also develops 355 hp, but it has Active Fuel Management that can deactivate only up to half of the cylinders. Also returning is a 285-hp 4.3-liter V6 with Active Fuel Management. Due later in the model year are a 310-hp turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline 6-cylinder. The diesel and 6.2-liter V8 have a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The turbo four and the 5.3-liter V8 with Dynamic Active Fuel Management have 8-speed automatics, while the 4.3-liter V6 and the old 5.3-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management have 6-speed autos. Full-time four-wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case is available.

Newly available features include power-opening and closing tailgate, head-up instrument display, push-button start, rearview camera mirror, and a camera that can be affixed to the back of a trailer to aid reversing. Available safety features include forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Initially, only crew cabs will be available, but extended- and regular-cab versions will join the line later. Although the new Silverado is slightly larger than the previous-generation model, it is up to 450 pounds lighter. The cargo bed is now almost seven inches wider between the walls to increase capacity. Carryover versions of the previous-generation Silverado will also be sold for 2019 as the Silverado LD (see separate review). The Ram 1500 might still the best-riding full-size pickup, but the new Silverado also rides quite well; it also has fine handling for a large pickup. With its wide range of powertrains and features, the new Silverado should have something to satisfy any full-size truck buyer.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 3 to 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA, Mexico
Base Prices (only select models listed)
WT reg. cab, 6.6-ft bed: NA
Custom Double Cab, 6.6-ft bed: $36,095
4WD LTZ Double Cab, 6.6-ft bed: $47,795
LT Crew Cab, 5.8-ft bed: $40,795
LTZ Crew Cab, 5.8-ft bed: $46,895
4WD High Country Crew Cab, 6.5-ft bed: $58,095

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-23

Optional Engine
4.3-liter V6
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-21

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8 (Active Fuel Management)
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-20

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8 (Dynamic Active Fuel Management)
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-24

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20