2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Silverado 1500 Photos
By now, we've sampled quite a few versions of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, including a truck with the new 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four. It's a solid truck overall, though the Autoblog staff is still split when it comes to some of the details. That said, most of us seem to agree that the off-road focused Trail Boss is the best of the bunch thanks to its upgrades and burly styling. In addition to the Z71 off-road suspension with a 2-inch factory lift, this truck is loaded with a number of options. The $1,420 convenience package adds USB ports (including type-c), more power outlets, a larger infotainment screen and a Bose sound system. Other options include leather for $985, a spray-on bedliner for $635 and $240 for the trailering package. All in, this crew-cab tester costs $57,285. Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore: The Trail Boss certainly has a commanding presence, and the design makes a statement. It's almost overstyled. It takes a little brain recalibration to digest a truck with this many curves and such attitude. I like it. The pictures don't do it justice. The headlights are bigger than they appear and the blacked-out grille is sinister. The newest generation of the Silverado has polarizing style, but I think it's best executed in the Trail Boss. The truck drove as I expected. I had a great view of the road. It was comfortable. The off-road tuning and huge tires made for a slightly jouncy experience. I didn't find a trail, but I did jump a curb (whoops), which was no problem. I imagine this capability translates well to actual off-road settings. Other thoughts: Chevy has spruced up the interior for the 2019 Silverado, and it's familiar but fresher. The 5.3-liter Ecotec V8 sounds good, has plenty of power and reminds me why I like traditional V8s. Overall, the new Silverado is solid, and the Trail Boss might be the coolest version. The @Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss. It's in charge, to say the least. pic.twitter.com/q2mmAhCHbQ — Greg Migliore (@GregMigliore) December 10, 2018 Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder: This truck is a little rough around the edges, which I suppose is fine for one built for off-road capability. With its two-inch lift and Rancho shocks, the ride is a little choppy, but not uncomfortable. I liked having a commanding view of the road without feeling like I was absolutely towering over everyone (that can be fun, but seems superfluous for daily driving and I'd rather blend in). Steering the thing takes a bit of effort, too. I felt like I had to wrestle it around corners. The 5.3-liter V8 equipped with GM's Dynamic Fuel Management (which allows for a number of combinations of cylinder deactivation) is plenty potent. It exhibited some weird harmonics, though, under full throttle — a sort of pulsing sonic vibration that added to its rough character. I'm not sure if that's because of the fuel management; I'd have to get into one without it to find out. I'm not …
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By now, we've sampled quite a few versions of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, including a truck with the new 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four. It's a solid truck overall, though the Autoblog staff is still split when it comes to some of the details. That said, most of us seem to agree that the off-road focused Trail Boss is the best of the bunch thanks to its upgrades and burly styling. In addition to the Z71 off-road suspension with a 2-inch factory lift, this truck is loaded with a number of options. The $1,420 convenience package adds USB ports (including type-c), more power outlets, a larger infotainment screen and a Bose sound system. Other options include leather for $985, a spray-on bedliner for $635 and $240 for the trailering package. All in, this crew-cab tester costs $57,285. Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore: The Trail Boss certainly has a commanding presence, and the design makes a statement. It's almost overstyled. It takes a little brain recalibration to digest a truck with this many curves and such attitude. I like it. The pictures don't do it justice. The headlights are bigger than they appear and the blacked-out grille is sinister. The newest generation of the Silverado has polarizing style, but I think it's best executed in the Trail Boss. The truck drove as I expected. I had a great view of the road. It was comfortable. The off-road tuning and huge tires made for a slightly jouncy experience. I didn't find a trail, but I did jump a curb (whoops), which was no problem. I imagine this capability translates well to actual off-road settings. Other thoughts: Chevy has spruced up the interior for the 2019 Silverado, and it's familiar but fresher. The 5.3-liter Ecotec V8 sounds good, has plenty of power and reminds me why I like traditional V8s. Overall, the new Silverado is solid, and the Trail Boss might be the coolest version. The @Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss. It's in charge, to say the least. pic.twitter.com/q2mmAhCHbQ — Greg Migliore (@GregMigliore) December 10, 2018 Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder: This truck is a little rough around the edges, which I suppose is fine for one built for off-road capability. With its two-inch lift and Rancho shocks, the ride is a little choppy, but not uncomfortable. I liked having a commanding view of the road without feeling like I was absolutely towering over everyone (that can be fun, but seems superfluous for daily driving and I'd rather blend in). Steering the thing takes a bit of effort, too. I felt like I had to wrestle it around corners. The 5.3-liter V8 equipped with GM's Dynamic Fuel Management (which allows for a number of combinations of cylinder deactivation) is plenty potent. It exhibited some weird harmonics, though, under full throttle — a sort of pulsing sonic vibration that added to its rough character. I'm not sure if that's because of the fuel management; I'd have to get into one without it to find out. I'm not …
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Engine 4.3LV-6
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy
Seating 3 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Power 285 @ 5300 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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