Chevrolet today introduced a larger, more capable, and less expensive 2019 Silverado LT. It also provides for better fuel efficiency.
The MSRP is up to $700 less than the outgoing model. The 2019 Silverado will have a new 2.7L turbo engine with 22 percent more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it will replace. It will also feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start technology, and active aero shutters.
The upscale High County also has new standard equipment, including the 5.3L V-8 with new dynamic fuel management, push-button start, and stop-start technology, among other features. Its MSRP will increase from the outgoing model by $1,000.
“For more than 100 years, Chevrolet has developed a reputation for building trucks that offer incredible performance, capability, and value,” says Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “The next-gen Silverado continues that tradition — offering more interior and cargo room, higher towing and payload capabilities, and a lower starting-at MSRP on our highest-volume model.”
The Z71 Off-road Equipment Package is now available on all models and includes off-road tuned Rancho twin-tube shocks, electronic hill descent control, and dual exhaust outlets for models equipped with V-8 engines. The new model also offers advanced safety features.
The 2019 Silverado is larger than the outgoing model but up to 450 pounds lighter. If offers six engine/transmission combinations and increased towing and payload capabilities.
Models equipped with the 5.3L V-8 and rear-wheel drive offer an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 19 combined. Models equipped with four-wheel drive and the 6.2L V-8 offer an EPA-estimated 16 miles per gallon city, 20 highway, and 17 combined.
EPA estimates for other engines are not yet available.