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Chevrolet has given a restored look to their superior Silverado 1500 pickup. This comes on the heels of General Motors showcasing redesigned Chevy and GMC pickups in 2018 to great success. The vastly improved 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT provides plenty of trim levels and a bevy of attractive options. How do six powertrains and eight unique trims sound? More than excellent! The question is which trim supplies the most for a driver’s needs? With various additions and available features for the new Silverado 1500, let’s get into what options might make the most sense among all the trims.
Step Into the Silverado
The Silverado begins with the Work Truck trim, powered by a standard 4.3-Liter V6 six-speed engine equipped with Active Fuel Management. Drivers that need a strong and durable ride for work, this is that solid option with its 7,400 towing capacity and solid handling. The larger 5.3-Liter V8 engine is available for this base trim. The Custom and Custom Trail Boss also come with the 4.3-Liter V6 engine and carry the same Active Fuel Management standard but can upgrade to the later 5.3-Liter V8 engine.
More Powertrain Options
The 2.7-Liter turbo 4-cylinder engine provides a fuel economy of 20 city mpg and 23 highway mpg. This powertrain offers more torque than the base engine and is a whole second faster from a 0-60 mph standpoint (6.8 seconds). This powerful engine is only available in the LT and RST trims. By comparison with other trucks, the Ford F-150 carries lower mpg than the Silverado, and the Silverado matches the Ram 1500 3.6-Liter V6 mild hybrid engine in terms of highway mpg. The 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque in the turbo is a strong engine offering 13% more efficiency with 14% more torque than the 4.3-Liter V6 engine 2018 Silverado. The cost to get the 2.7-Liter Turbo in the latest Silverado begins at $38,395 MSRP (plus destination fee).
The LT and RST trims can hold the 5.3-Liter V8 paired with 8-speed transmission with Dynamic Fuel Management or the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The great feature with the eight and 10-speed automatic transmissions are their unique damper that lowers vibrations from the cylinder-deactivating gas engines and the non-deactivating diesel. Dynamic Fuel Management allows every lone cylinder to be turned off as needed while driving. The Active Fuel Management does not reach every cylinder or allow for every cylinder to be closed, but rather works in groups. The difference is the smoothness factor, but a chip inside the Silverado spreads out the requirements for various cylinders to be used or not.
“The new Silverado 2.7L Turbo delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency. It’s fun to drive every day — quick from the start, and pulling hard under acceleration. With up to 23 mpg on the highway, the truck is efficient while still offering plenty of capability to tackle weekend projects and trips to the lake.” said Tim Asoklis, Silverado chief engineer.
The 3.0-Liter turbodiesel inline-6 engine might be the best choice depending on the needs of the customer. This powertrain includes the Dynamic Fuel Management and runs smooth. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and available in early 2019, this will be a hot topic powertrain when partnered with the Silverado. Other powertrain options include the 6.2-Liter V8 that boasts the 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque; the strongest among the 2019 Silverado line-up. Keep in mind, the choice of the powertrain is different than what makes up the vehicle inside. Let’s look over some of the options that come in the higher trims.
Silverado 1500 Facts
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST includes an upgrade over the LT model’s cloth seating and includes the power-release tailgate. The LT Trail Boss carries a 2-inch lift kit standard with the LT Trail Boss trim and offers several terrain modes to choose from (like if an owner wanted to go off-road or weather conditions making driving difficult). The starting price of the LT Trail Boss is $49,795 MSRP (plus destination fee). For those that want to have a larger infotainment screen, the LTZ carries an 8-inch screen, rather than the standard 7-inch screen.
The most luxurious High Country trim carries the 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed with Dynamic Fuel Management with options of both the 3.0-Liter Diesel Inline-6 10-speed and the 6.2-Liter V8 engine as well. The High Country includes standard heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A nice feature that owners will love is the wireless charging capabilities and included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. Leather-appointed seating with a two-tone color scheme seals the deal for an amazing interior. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD High Country Crew Cab begins at $57,795 MSRP (Plus destination fee). Now the only question is which trim and powertrain to try? We know a place to find out which one is most appealing.
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