The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been one of America’s best-selling trucks. Customers at the Chevrolet dealer in Pinehurst love the Silverado’s classic looks and extreme capability. For 2019, the Silverado gets an update that keeps it competitive with rivals in its class, with a selection of engines that delivers plenty of power for towing and hauling heavy payloads.
According to Pinehurst Chevrolet, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is versatile, with eight trim levels on offer: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. We’ll go over the Silverado’s trim levels and examine the features of each one.
The base WT trim is available as a two-door regular cab. The WT employs a 4.3-liter V6 engine developing 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Silverado 1500 WT comes with 17-inch steel wheels, a tilting steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo system with a USB outlet, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Starting with the Silverado 1500 Custom trim, buyers can choose between four-door extended (Double) cab and crew cab body styles. The Custom includes 20-inch wheels, heated power mirrors, cruise control, remote entry, tinted glass and tow hooks in the front.
Custom Trail Boss
The Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss is ideal for off-roading. This trim is only offered with four-wheel drive and includes 18-inch black wheels, a gloss-black finish, a two-inch suspension lift and red tow hooks. Also included is the Z71 Off Road package, which comes with Rancho shocks, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a locking rear differential and skid plates.
The LT trim is powered by a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It comes with a split-bar chrome grille, LED headlights, OnStar with a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. Leather seats are optional.
The Silverado RST’s all-body-color trim gives this model a sporty look. It includes full-LED lighting, remote start, a rear window defroster, and a power-release and power-locking tailgate.
LT Trail Boss
The LT Trail Boss is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, teamed to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with many of the features of the Custom Trail Boss model, plus unique exterior trim, dual exhaust, and the Z71 Suspension and Trailering packages.
The LTZ trim comes standard with the 5.3-liter V8. Buyers can also choose the upcoming optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel. The LTZ adds chrome just about anywhere you could put it, and gets standard leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver-seat memory, HD radio, a higher-definition rearview camera, a navigation system, a trailer brake controller and two 120-volt power outlets. The LTZ and the High Country can get the optional 6.2-liter V8 that achieves 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Silverado High Country sits at the top of the lineup. It gets the features of the LTZ, plus 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome side step rails, a power-up-and-down tailgate, a power-sliding rear window, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a spray-on bedliner, front and rear parking sensors, a Bose audio system with seven speakers, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and wireless phone charging.