This versatile truck gets the job done.

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Adventure waits around every corner, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has everything you need to get there. This popular truck from the GM family has been updated and redesigned for the 2019 model year, with a bold new look and capable off-road trims. A selection of five different engines means you can choose something that fits your lifestyle. Whether it's your morning commute, a busy job site, off the beaten path, or just on the campsite with loved ones, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a great fit.

Key Specs & Features

  • Three all-new engines paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, building on a pair of base engines.
  • Segment-exclusive power tailgate.
  • The all-new 2.7L turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined fuel economy in the standard cab, two-wheel-drive configuration.1
  • An eight-inch touch screen infotainment system is standard on most 2019 Silverado trims.
  • Mobile internet from a standard Wi-Fi hotspot using LTE/4G networks (subscription required).

Reasons to buy

1. Good towing and payload capacity

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has competitive towing and payload capabilities. When equipped with the new 5.3L V8 , the 2019 Silverado can tow up to an estimated 12,200 pounds when properly equipped.2 A two-wheel-drive regular cab 2019 Silverado with the new 5.3L V8 has an estimated maximum payload of up to 2,230 pounds.

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2. Keeping connected on the road

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado helps passengers stay connected while on the road. Available standard on any trim is a Wi-Fi hotspot powered by a 4G/LTE connection (subscription required). Standard on most trims is the latest Chevrolet 3 infotainment system, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen.

3. A great selection of engines.

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In addition to two engines carried over from the previous model year, there are three new gas engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Standard is a 4.3L V6 engine, with a 5.3L V8, a turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder, the all-new 5.3L V8, and an all-new 6.2L V8 options available.

4. Loaded with technology

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has a suite of drivers aids available. An available high-definition screen with towing guidelines should be useful for RV and trailer haulers. Rear cross-traffic alerting and front parking sensors can help you get in and out of tricky spaces. Forward collision alert, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring are also available on the LT trim and higher.

5. Bigger all around

Chevrolet made the 2019 Silverado longer and wider than the previous model year. At 210.7 inches, the 2019 Silverado regular cab six-foot box is 5.1 inches longer than the 2018 Silverado (205.6 inches). These added dimensions help the Silverado get its 63 cubic feet of cargo bed space.

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What You Need To Know

2019 Chevrolet Silverado trims

The 2019 Silverado is available in the following trims:

  • Work Truck: The base-level trim focused on the commercial market, featuring 17-inch wheels, cloth or vinyl seats, and an infotainment system with a seven-inch touch screen.
  • Custom: A unique trim that adds LED taillights, available dual exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and body-colored accents.
  • Custom Trail Boss: Building on the Custom, this trim adds off-road inspired features like factory two-inch lift, skid plates, a locking rear diff, Rancho® brand shocks, and 20-inch wheels.
  • LT: Adds to the Custom trim with LED headlights, a standard eight-inch touch screen, LED daytime running lights, and chrome accents.
  • RST: Is a sport upgrade to the LT trim, adding 22-inch wheels, body-colored accents and LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights.
  • LT Trail Boss: The off-road themed package for the LT trim features the same upgrades as the Custom Trail Boss.
  • LTZ: The LTZ trim includes leather seating, power tailgate standard, LED lighting, and chrome exterior accents.
  • High Country: For a ranch-style take on the LTZ trim, High Country adds two-tone paint, leather seating, standard power tailgate, and a Bose® sound system.


The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is available in the following colors:

  • Black
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Havannah Brown Metallic
  • Iridescent Pearl Translucent
  • Northsky Blue Metallic
  • Oakwood Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Grey Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic

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There are three engine choices for 2014 through 2018 Ram 1500 models: The standard 3.6L V6 engine, a 5.7L V8 engine, and a 3.0L turbodiesel engine. The Ram 1500 is equipped standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, and an available eight-speed automatic on SLT trims and above.

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In 2015, the F150 was redesigned entirely with aluminum alloy body panels and a choice of two optional EcoBoost engines: A turbocharged 2.7L V6 and 3.5L V6 engine. While the 2013 and later F150 has a six-speed automatic transmission, some 2017 and all 2018 or later F150s include a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Tundra

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The Bottom Line

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gives truck buyers many choices. Four new engines bring the total to six. There are up to seven different trim levels, including the off-road enthusiast's Trail Boss trim. Whether you're looking for a luxury truck, something to haul your RV, or a back-country off-roader, there's a Silverado waiting for you.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.2 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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