2019 Chevy Silverado: Charting the Changes

The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado is arriving at dealerships now, and it comes packed with plenty of changes. 

First off, there are two engines here which haven’t changed, the 5.3-liter V8 and the 6.2-liter V8. The smaller of the two makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque while the big 6.2 puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. What is new for both engines is an active fuel management system which Chevy says allows the truck to shut off any cylinder at anytime, which means it can cut down and run on just two cylinders to save fuel.

The big news for the powertrain is the addition of a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a new inline-six cylinder Duramax diesel, but those aren’t available to us just yet.

Big changes arrived for the bed on the new truck. Nine tie-down points are now available, each rated up to 500 lbs, while the bed walls have been pushed out a total of 7-inches to provide a much wider bed on the inside.

All of the hinged pieces (doors, tailgare and hood) on the truck are now made out of aluminum, helping the new Silverado save an average of 450 lbs. That tailgate is worth mentioning on its own, as it is now powered and can raise or lower itself at the touch of a button.

For all the off-road enthusiasts out there, Chevy has introduced the Z71 Trail Boss. This truck comes with a two-inch lift, Rancho shocks, a locking rear differential and red tow hooks.

Overall size has grown for 2019, with the Silverado gaining about 1.5-inches in total length, while the wheelbase has been pushed out by four inches. This is also helps the interior space, which has gained three inches in total.

Pricing for the 2019 Silverado begins at just under $30,000, while a luxury-trim High Country truck with the 6.2-liter V8 starts at $55,000.

If you want to see and learn about all the changes, make sure you watch the video above.