DETROIT — Today, Chevrolet announced that the 2019 Silverado LT will be larger, more capable, more fuel efficient and feature a starting at MSRP that is up to $700 less than the outgoing model.
“For more than 100 years, Chevrolet has developed a reputation for building trucks that offer incredible performance, capability, and value,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “The next-gen Silverado continues that tradition — offering more interior and cargo room, higher towing and payload capabilities and a lower starting at MSRP on our highest volume model.”
The 2019 Silverado LT crew cab has a starting at MSRP $700 less than today’s truck, even with new standard equipment including an all-new 2.7L Turbo engine with 22 percent more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it replaces, an eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start technology and active aero shutters.
The upscale and comprehensively equipped High Country also introduces a host of new standard equipment, including the 5.3L V-8 with new Dynamic Fuel Management, push-button start, stop-start technology, active aero shutters, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Advanced Trailering System, enhanced LED exterior lighting, dual exhaust outlets and class-exclusive power up/down tailgate — and a starting at MSRP increase of only $1,000.
Other available equipment introduced on the 2019 Silverado includes:
- Z71 Off-road Equipment Package is now available on all models (and standard on Trail Boss models, which also feature a factory-installed 2-inch lifted suspension, Rancho™ monotube shocks, and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires). The Z71 package includes:
- Off-road tuned Rancho™ twin-tube shocks.
- Electronic hill descent control.
- Two-speed transfer case and automatic locking rear differential.
- Skid plates for engine oil pan and transfer-case protection.
- Heavy-duty air filter.
- 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
- Dual exhaust outlets for models equipped with V-8 engines.
- Advanced, active-safety features, including:
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert*.
- Front and Rear Park Assist*.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert*.
- Forward Collision Alert* and Following Distance Indicator*.
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking*.
- Front Pedestrian Braking*.
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning*.
- Safety Alert Seat*.
- IntelliBeam headlamps, high-beam assist.
- Advanced technology features, including:
- GM-exclusive, 3 x 7-inch configurable color head-up display.
- 8-inch configurable driver information center.
- Surround Vision*.
- Rear Camera Mirror*
As a result, the Silverado offers an additional 3 inches of cab length for all configurations and up to 4 cubic feet more interior volume. It also offers the largest cargo volume of any full-size truck in short-bed, standard-bed, and long-bed models. In fact, at 62.9 cubic feet, the Silverado short bed offers more cargo volume than the standard bed of the Ford F-150.
Despite the larger footprint, the Silverado is up to 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing truck (crew cab, short-bed models with the 5.3L V-8 and Max Towing Package), due to advanced manufacturing and the use of mixed materials.
The 2019 Silverado lineup also offers more choices than ever, including six engine/transmission combinations that give customers different combinations of performance, efficiency, and value, as well as increased towing and payload capabilities:
- Crew cab Silverado models increase in payload up to 14 percent or 340 pounds.
- The 4.3L V-6 now offer a maximum of 8,000 pounds towing, up 400 pounds (regular cab, rear-wheel-drive models).
- The 5.3L V-8 with Max Towing Package now offers a maximum of 11,600 pounds towing, up 400 pounds (double-cab, rear-wheel-drive models).
- For 2019, the 6.2L V-8 is now exclusively offered with four-wheel drive. Equipped with the Max Towing Package, it now delivers a maximum of 12,200 pounds towing, up 500 pounds from a similarly equipped 2018 model (double-cab, four-wheel-drive models).
city fuel economy, for an improvement of 1 mile per gallon based on EPA estimates.
Models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 and rear-wheel drive offer an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 23 highway and 19 combined. Models equipped with four-wheel drive and the 6.2L V-8 offer an EPA-estimated 16 miles per gallon city, 20 highway and 17 combined.
EPA estimates for the other engines, including the all-new 2.7L Turbo and all-new Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel, are not yet available. However, both engines are expected to offer customers even greater fuel efficiency choices.