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Compare the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2018 Silverado 1500

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Versus

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2.7L 4-Cylinder Turbo


4.3L EcoTech3 V6
8-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic
310 hp


285 hp
348 lb-ft


305 lb-ft

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Letting go of a good thing isn't easy, but Chevrolet engineers have rebuilt the Silverado from the ground up. For awhile, shoppers will have two Silverados to choose from. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pleases buyers with its tough engines, serious capability, and fun dash technologies. As the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado rolls out, it is promising better fuel economy, more performance, more capability, and even more technology. If you are in the market for a new truck, this is a good time to shop Pohanka Chevrolet.

Cabin Updates

Like the 2018, the 2019 will have three cab sizes, unlike other truck companies who have deleted the regular cab. The new wheelbase allows for three more inches of rear-seat legroom, and some models will have a flat rear load floor and hidden storage behind the rear seats. The seven-inch MyLink touchscreen is standard.

Bed Functionality

2018 Silverado beds are spacious and accommodating. The 2019 models are growing even bigger. A new wheelbase helped the beds gain another inch in length. Chevrolet has managed to increase the interior bed width by almost seven inches without increasing the truck’s actual width. Furthermore, while the 2018 models have a single U-shaped piece of stamped metal, three different stampings create the new walls and floor panel. As a result, the 2019 short bed, rated at 63 cubic feet, offers 20 percent more space than a competitor’s short bed truck. The 2018 Chevy has six tie-down loops for cargo, and the 2019 has doubled that to 12 fixed loops that can accommodate up to 500 pounds. The 2018 Silverado boasts Chevy’s CornerSteps for a quick step up into the bed. These have been enlarged for 2019, making it definitely big enough for your work boots.


The 2018 Silverado has EcoTec engines to keep fuel costs low. The 2019 Silverado goes a step further. It reduces weight to reduce fuel use. Built from the ground up, it shares few parts with the outgoing model. Steel is still the primary metal, just as it is in the 2018 edition. However, to reduce weight, aluminum is used in the doors, hood, and tailgate. 2019 Crew Cab models weigh about 450 pounds less than the 2018 models. The truck's frame is still fully boxed, but it has dropped 88 pounds. Engineers also managed to increase torsional rigidity by 10 percent. The bed floor is stronger due to a higher concentration of roll-formed steel. For better aerodynamics, an air dam redirects flow up front. At the back of the cab, the center high-mount stop light is now part of a molded plastic spoiler that has been sculpted for better airflow. It is partner to the tailgate Gurney flap which also contributes to aerodynamics. The resulting drag coefficient is seven percent better than before.

There's much more to say about the 2019 updates, and you can get answers when you test drive the 2018 or 2019 editions at Pohanka Chevrolet of Chantilly, VA.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.