Review: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is destined to remain one of today’s best-selling rides. Not only does Chevy’s popular full-size truck deliver a strong performance on the road, but it also introduces some exciting new technologies. Let’s take a look at what the 2019 model brings to the table.

Powerful Engine Lineup

Silverado buyers can now choose from the following options:

  • 6.2L V8
  • 5.3L V8 (available in 6-speed automatic Active Fuel Management or in Dynamic Fuel management with 8-speed automatic)
  • 4.3L V6
  • 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel
  • 2.7L Turbo

With a total output of 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, the 4.3L V-6 engine proves to be a worthy choice. For the drivers who demand a bit more performance, they can upgrade to one of the available V-8 engines. While the 5.3L version cranks out 355 horsepower with 383 pound-feet torque, the larger 6.2L engine develops a monstrous 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Previous 6.2L Silverado models have been clocked at a blistering 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds, making them some of quickest trucks in the segment. The new 2019 model, when equipped with the optional towing package, can pull up to 12,500 pounds!

The other two options are the 2.7 Turbo, providing 310 horsepower with 348 pound-feet of torque and the 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

Smooth Driving Dynamics

On the road, the new Chevy Silverado proves to be remarkably responsive. While still a full-sized pickup truck, the 2019 Silverado releases can be up to 450 pounds lighter than previous models. A well-tuned steering system gives drivers an extra sense of control. Whether switching lanes on the interstate or traveling on a rural road, the Silverado remains stable at all times. Ride comfort is also quite impressive. The suspension system does a great job of absorbing small bumps in the pavement.

Gas Mileage

Although the Silverado is a full-size bruiser, it still has the ability to return solid gas mileage. Expectations for the 6.2L V8 are 16 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 20 for the highway, and a combined 17 mpg. The 5.3L V8 option boats city 17 mpg, 23 mpg on the highway, and a combined 19 mpg, making it slightly more fuel efficient than the 6.2L option. The 2.7L Turbo is rumored to have an average 20 mpg and 23 mpg on the highway. The pickup’s strong fuel efficiency is a big advantage for the drivers who need to commute on an everyday basis.

Off-Road Capabilities

Chevy pickup trucks have always been known for their durability. Meanwhile, the optional Z71 Off-Road package is a must for traveling in extremely rough environments. Several rugged enhancements are included with the Z71 Off-Road package. While skid plates help protect the truck’s undercarriage, off-road shock absorbers help drivers to maneuver on challenging terrain. Some of the other upgrades consist of hill descent control, low-range gearing, and an heavy-duty air filter.

Muscular Styling

Longtime fans of the Chevy Silverado love its muscular profile. Models can come with a stylish grille and eye-catching headlamps to help set them apart from the competition. People will also notice the truck’s powerful-looking hood. Chevy also offers several exciting appearance packages that can really customize a truck’s appearance.

Quality Interior

Over the years, Chevy pickup trucks have become known for their high-quality interiors. All of the interior materials are designed to withstand the test of time. While the standard cloth upholstery is tough, premium leather upholstery gives the cabin a more luxurious appearance. Heated and ventilated seats come equipped on certain models as well. Automotive critics have also raved about the Silverado’s exceptional amount of passenger comfort. Adjustable lumbar support helps drivers to remain relaxed for hours at a time. Featuring a spacious backseat and full-size doors, the crew cab version is the perfect choice for families.

Tech-Filled Cabin

Chevy now offers more high-tech goodies than ever before. Interested individuals can choose models equipped with touch screens (7 inch with Custom and 8 inch with LT), which can link to the MyLink infotainment system. Aside from the MyLink interface’s user-friendly design, it now benefits from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone technologies. It also offers a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot. Everyone will be able to easily access the web. Bluetooth technology is yet another feature that promises to keep drivers satisfied on a daily basis. Meanwhile, music fans will like the Bose sound system. For the drivers who have children, the rear-seat entertainment system may prove to be a must-have feature.

Safety Profile

Buyers can expect the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado to provide an amazing level of crash protection. In fact, it has already received an overall rating of five-stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA).

Several features help to make this pickup secure, including an ultra-powerful braking system. Most of the Silverado models come standard with an award-winning OnStar communications system. When cruising around town, the low-speed automatic braking system will provide an extra degree of protection. Some of the other safety innovations include a vibrating Safety Alert seat, lane departure warning, and a new Teen Driver mode. Parents can effectively use the Teen Driver mode to keep track of their youngster’s driving habits and even put a cap on their speed.

Conclusion

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado certainly provides plenty of quality options for interested individuals. Those looking for superior towing capacity, high-quality entertainment systems, and decent gas mileage for a pickup can find something within the several trims, engines, and other features provided by the new Silverado.

This article has not been reviewed by Chevrolet.

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