More impressive in almost every way than the vehicle it replaces, the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's interior oddly doesn't match up to the competition. More luxurious features and materials are kept for the sibling GMC Sierra 1500.
Versus the competition:
If you want the widest powertrain choices or you need your pickup to be safe and secure when towing and hauling, this is your truck. However, if you want state-of-the-art interior quality, luxury material choices and layout, you might have to look closer at Ford and Ram.
Here’s a quick recap of the important aspects engineers touched in the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Chevy started with a larger and lighter frame using more high-strength steel than ever before and increased overall torsional rigidity (good for extra payload and towing capacities), saving 88 pounds in process. The doors, hood and tailgate are now aluminum for extra weight savings, as well.
All cabin configurations have been redesigned to provide more room and storage, with the most popular crew-cab model getting 2.5 inches of additional rear legroom.
New Trim Packages
High-volume models include the well-equipped LT, the street-performance-oriented RST (which will offer the class’s first turbocharged four-cylinder engine) and a more feature-friendly LT Trail Boss 4×4, which has all the Trail Boss features but can be more luxuriously optioned. Each of these trim levels sports the traditional Chevy Bow-Tie emblem on the grille.
In the high-feature category, where chrome accents dominate, Chevy offers the LTZ and top-of-the-line High Country for buyers who want all the bells and whistles.
More Safety All Around
The new Silverado has more safety technology than ever before, including (depending on trim and ordering packages) radar-based rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping and departure warning systems, low-speed auto braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, surround vision on a bigger and brighter touchscreen, a new color head-up display measuring 3 by 7 inches, and a new trailering system to help inform and educate users no matter their experience. The new trailer app includes: auto brake assist when hitching up a trailer; more detailed trailer profiles to help with proper brake controller settings; a trailer theft alert if unplugged; trailer tire pressure and temperature data; gross combined weight rating, maximum tongue weight and exact curb weights for your specific pickup; and an in-cab truck and trailer-light check test program.