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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado is up for a redesign, and it’s clear Chevy isn’t holding back. Comparing the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the new model year impresses not only with its rugged design, but the midsize pickup truck is lighter while managing to shed 450 pounds. Less weight means faster acceleration and improved fuel economy – both great things to see in any vehicle segment.

With a starting MSRP of $38,395 for the LT trim, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is coming to us here at Radley Chevrolet with a starting price that is $700 less than the price for the 2018 model year. This, despite the redesign.

2018 Silverado 1500


2019 Silverado 1500

4.3-liter V6 Base Engine 4.3-liter V6
6-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
40.9 inches Rear Legroom (Crew Cab) 43.8 inches
N/A Diesel Engine Available 3.0-liter V6

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Trims

There will continue to be eight trims for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, as there were for the 2018 model year. The only model to offer the regular cab is the Work truck, while all others offer double or crew cabs. Custom and Custom Trail Boss follow, then you reach the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country trims.

Clearly, that’s plenty of options. Though you’ll notice that the 4.3-liter V6, which offers 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, is still the base for the Work and Custom trucks, the LT has a new 2.7-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 310 horsepower and 358 pound-feet of torque. The LT is often considered the base trim for consumers, while the other trims tend to appeal to those looking for a rugged but inexpensive option for work.

Other 2019 engine options include the 5.3-liter V8, which is also available on the Work, Custom and Custom Trail Boss trims, the 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V* and the new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel. The V6 engine options are paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission, while the new 4-cylinder and the 4.8-liter V8 are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The top two engine options, the 6.2-liter V8 and the 3.0-liter I-6 Turbo Diesel have a 10-speed automatic.

With so many configurations, it can be difficult to decide on a pickup truck just by glancing at the differences between model years. Stop by and visit us at Radley Chevrolet, located outside of Richmond VA, to take the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a test drive and learn more about features and capabilities.