2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup: Much Improved for work or play!

By Autoreviewman

General Motors fourth-generation 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup is much improved in every way, with a bigger and better choice of powertrain combinations, more technology, and new features compared to the old model. GM has also introduced the first power liftgate that can be moved up or down with the key fob, interior button, or manually. There is a larger corner step to access the bed and the 21 tie downs.  The 2019 Silverado boasts segment leading cargo volume in the three bed lengths. Also note, the bed floor is nearly seven inches wider than the competition and deeper. An optional accessories bin fits over the wheel wells, providing nearly seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space   There is multitude of options in different packages including towing equipment,  heated front seats, and heated steering wheel, Bose audio, sliding rear window side steps, and a spray-on bedliner and folding tonneau cover.

We tested the four wheel-drive Silverado Z71 Trailboss model with a cool black-out front grille and matching black wheels, equipped with the new 5.3-liter, the DFM V-8, engine which makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. There was also a 2-inch suspension lift, and off-road tires The Silverado is rated to haul up to 2,190 pounds (993 kg) with the 5.3-liter DFM engine or 2,100 pounds (952 kg) with the 6.2-liter engine. It can tow up to 11,600 pounds (5,262 kg) with the 5.3 or 12,200 pounds (5,534 kg) with the 6.2. Max payload capacity is 2,500 pounds (1,134 kg) with the V-6.

There has been a plethora of improvements when it comes to the interior cabin. Back seat passenger are also well catered for, with the  rear cabin  gaining an additional 3 inches of legroom, and more storage including two bins integrated into the back of the rear seats.

On the road, the Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 powering, makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and offers tremendous acceleration. The new Dynamic Fuel Management system enables the V8 to run on two to eight cylinders depending on engine load.   To sum up, the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado makes for an excellent work, leisure and sport truck with its all-around improved refinement, comfort and technology. Highly recommended.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD LT Trail Boss Z71 (Crew) Priced from $49,795 plus options

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