Should you’re opting for the 2019 Silverado 1500 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Silverado 1500. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Silverado 1500 happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Silverado 1500 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Silverado 1500, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Silverado 1500’s journey and driving experience start to fall in line with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2019 Silverado 1500’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Silverado 1500 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Silverado 1500 additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Silverado 1500 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Silverado 1500, which pushes the 2019 Silverado 1500 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.