2019 Chevy Silverado Gets New Trims, New Prices
Many were excited to see the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. As America’s second most popular full-size pickup truck, we were all anxious to see what the new model would have to offer. One of the exciting new aspects of this new model is the option for customization. The 2019 Chevy Silverado introduces eight different trims and six engine options that allow the vehicle to be customized for the needs of every driver, no matter what they might be.
Here, we’ll take you through every trim and cover the basics of each one’s power, performance, and price. That way, you can start planning for the 2019 Silverado’s launch later this year. After you check out this impressive lineup of trucks, you won’t want to settle for anything less.
The Work Truck is the base trim for the 2019 Chevy Silverado. This trim starts at $29,795, which is actually $400 less than the equivalent 2018 trim. The base model features a regular cab, long bed, and rear wheel drive. As a base engine, it has the 4.3-liter V6, which gets 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, it can tow up to 8,000 pounds and has a max payload of 2,500 pounds.
Also available on this trim is the optional 5.3-liter V8 engine. This engine will increase your power to 355 horses and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. It also increases the max towing capacity to 11,000 pounds.
The 4.3-liter engine is also standard on the Custom trim. This trim is available in either a double cab or a crew cab, as are all the trims from here on out. The double cab has a standard bed, while the crew cab has a short bed. The MSRP for the double cab Custom trim is $36,095 and is $38,495 for the crew cab version of the trim.
Also available for this trim is the 5.3-liter V8.
Custom Trail Boss
Standard on the Custom Trail Boss trim is the 4.3-liter V6. Like the previous trim, it also comes in either double cab or crew cab versions, with the double cab featuring a standard bed and the crew cab featuring a short bed. However, unlike the previous trim, the Custom Trail Boss comes standard with four-wheel drive. The double cab starts at $40,995, and the crew cab will set you back $43,395.
The 5.3-liter V8 is likewise also available for this trim.
Starting at $38,395, the LT actually sees a $700 price drop from the previous year. The 4.3-liter V6 is standard on the LT, but there are three optional engines you can choose from for this trim if the standard engine just won’t cut it.
The first engine that is available for this trim is the brand new 2.7-liter turbocharged I4. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine gets 310 horsepower and 348 torque. It can tow 7,200 pounds and has a max payload of 2,280 pounds.
One of the other engines available for the LT is the 5.3-liter V8, and the stats are covered above.
The final engine option for the LT trim is the new 3.0-liter I6 diesel engine. Unfortunately, specs on this engine are still unknown as far as power output and hauling are concerned.
The RST trim is identical to the LT trim in terms of its engine options. The only significant differences are in design and starting price. The RST is designed to be a sportier trim of the 2019 Chevy Silverado and starts at $40,295.
LT Trail Boss
The 5.3-liter engine that is optional on all the previous trims becomes standard equipment on this and the next trim. All-wheel drive only, the LT Trail Boss can only accommodate this engine, so your options for customization are pretty slim here. This trim starts at $47,395.
Unlike the previous trim, the LTZ has numerous options available for customizing the engine. Like the LT Trail Boss, the 5.3-liter V8 is standard; however, you can upgrade to the new 3.0-liter diesel I6 or the hefty 6.2-liter V8. The 6.2-liter V8 is the most powerful engine in the lineup, offering 420 horses and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The towing capacity on this baby is also impressive; tow up to 12,000 pounds with the 6.2-liter V8. The LTZ starts at $44,495.
The High Country is the most premium 2019 Chevy Silverado you can buy and is packed full of innovative and luxurious features. It’s also the only trim to come exclusively in a crew cab with a short bed. The 6.2-liter V8 is the standard engine on this baby, though you also have the option of the 3.0-liter diesel if you prefer. Starting at $54,495, the price tag on the High Country is about $1,000 more than the previous model year’s.
Special Features and Packages
A notable feature on the 2019 Chevy Silverado is the new Durabed, a bed constructed from high strength, roll formed steel to give you the kind of toughness you expect from a Chevy. Features of the Durabed are best-in-class cargo box volume, available 120-volt outlet and LED lighting, 12 fixed tie downs, and a CornerStep bumper with larger footwells than before.
One important package for the new Silverado is the Advanced Trailering package, perfect for those who regularly need to hitch up their trailer and go. This package includes access to a trailering app with theft alert and trailer tire pressure monitoring, hitch guidance with hitch view, hitch area lighting, Trailer Light Test, and auto electric parking brake assist. This package comes standard on the LTZ and High Country.
No matter what you need, the 2019 Chevy Silverado offers a trim and multiple options for customization that will help you meet all of your needs. Enjoy your new 2019 Silverado in fall of 2018.