Chevy’s 2019 Silverado Brings The Heat To Full-Size Truck Segment

Chevrolet’s 2019 Silverado pickup was unveiled just in time to take on the new-gen RAM 1500 and Ford’s updated F-150 bestseller.

This year’s Detroit Auto Show is packed full of iconic nameplates that wouldn’t even frown when faced with any sort of rough terrain. From the previously-mentioned pickup trucks, all the way to the new G-Wagen, running out of tarmac shouldn’t be a problem.

Compared to its predecessor, the 2019 Silverado is less conservative and features stronger character lines. For a more rugged look, go for the LT Trailboss which adds the suspension lift, locking rear diff and skid plates.

Unlike the exterior, the cabin of the all-new Silverado isn’t too different than it was before, influenced strongly by customer feedback, while packing an extra three inches of rear leg room for crew-cab models.

Power unit choices will include new 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 options, as well as a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel, where the latter could end up to be the best performing diesel in the segment, according to GM exec, Mark Reuss. This could mean that it will feature higher power and torque numbers than Ford’s new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6, rated at 250 horses and 440 lb ft (596 Nm).

Just like Ford’s diesel, the Silverado’s will also be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

In total, Chevrolet will offer eight different 2019 Silverado versions, plus a wide range of engine and transmission combinations in hopes of helping customers find their ideal pickup.


  • kachuks

    That fender that wraps under the headlight of the Ram and this one that’s doing whatever the hell it’s doing, are both styling misses. They just look weird.

    • Bullitt2605

      I agree that front fender line needs to go.

      • kachuks

        Unfortunately, it’s grown on me in the past day or so “RAM”.

        This one on the Silverado looks like they’re just flinging whatever s*** on the wall and hoping it sticks.

        • Bullitt2605

          I think instead of curving the line down if it just continued back to form one continuous line it would look good.

  • Frank Yoster

    I personally think Ram stole the truck show

    • rodriguez256

      Out of all the new trucks shown, I pretty much like the Ranger the best. Actually, I only liked the Ranger.

      • Frank Yoster

        Fair enough:)) i saw many of them in thailand and vietnam..buddy they are big and look solid.

  • Bash

    After seeing the new RAM, i don’t like this anymore.

  • SteersUright

    Good lord what a horrid interior. Was it even updated at all? Looks straight out of 2004 outside of an updated infotainment screen. Whats with all the nasty painted silver accents in there? Does that ever look good to anyone? To me, looks terribly cheap and in fact, especially ruins the the look of the steering wheel.

  • SteersUright

    Seems only Ford’s F-150 remains as the only good looking truck in the segment with whats happened to the Ram and Silverado.

  • OdysseyTag

    Should have had a Ram/Silverado tug-of-war on the showroom floor 🙂

  • Victor Ferreira

    I absolutely love the exterior. Makes me miss my ’14. But I do think that in the interior department, RAM stole the show. That huge screen is impressive, even if the round gear selector is stupid.

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