5 Things You Should Know about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
In the pickup segment, a few key players have had a stronghold on most of the market for ages. The Ram pickup, the Ford F-Series, the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado are among the bestselling vehicles in North America. And since each manufacturer wants to stand out, every new generation of a pickup is launched with plenty of fanfare. Who will come out ahead? Here are five things you should know about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Six drivetrains Yep, believe it. The 2019 Silverado 1500 comes with your choice of six engines and up to eight variants trim levels. There will be two V8 engines (5.3L and 6.2L), a V6 (4.3L), a four-cylinder turbo (2.7L) and a turbo-diesel inline-6 (3.0L). Two variants of the 5.3L V8 will be on offer, including one with dynamic fuel management. Which one would you choose?
A steel and aluminium structure Unlike the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet decided to keep a steel chassis. However, the engineering team used aluminum for all “exterior swing panels”—such as the hood, doors and tailgate—to help the vehicle shed some weight. The box is still made of steel to ensure that that workers have a solid pickup at their disposal.
An impressive 2.7L four-cylinder turbo The four-cylinder turbo is capturing a lot of attention. It promises 310 horsepower, 348 lb.-ft. of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission, up to 7200 lbs. (3265 kg) of towing capacity, and a payload of up to 2280 lbs. (1034 kg). With all this, the four-cylinder is almost as powerful as the 5.3L V8 offering 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.
17 different combustion cycles The same 6.2L engine that powers select GM products now comes with dynamic power management technology, which allows the engine to alternate between 17 different combustion cycles to improve fuel efficiency.
Simple multimedia system Unlike many vehicles from other manufacturers that come with extremely complex and impractical multimedia systems, the 2019 Silverado 1500 offers a user-friendly solution that our journalists found surprisingly simple. Hats off to GM!