2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Drive: All-New, Top to Bottom, Front to Back

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Our friends over at sister site PickupTrucks.com finally got to drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in multiple forms and have reported back on what the new half-ton truck has to offer.

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PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams put three Silverados through their paces: the entirely new RST all-wheel drive and Trail Boss Z71, and the returning top-of-the-line High Country. He also managed to return with shots of many additional trim levels, including the Work Truck version.


Driving the RST AWD equipped with a 5.3-liter V-8 instead of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine was an opportunity to see what a sports truck can do. Williams found the truck loved to run in Sport mode, which keeps the automatic transmission in a lower gear to keep engine rpm higher for added fun.

Trail Boss Z71

The Trail Boss Z71 is the new Silverado’s off-roading trim, and Chevrolet provided on- and off-road driving for journalists. While Williams praised the truck’s on-road chops, be sure to check out the action photos of it going over and through various obstacles — and Williams’ thoughts on how it performed.

High Country

The last truck tested was the luxurious High Country trim level. For this portion of the testing, Williams focused on the upgrades to the Silverado’s suite of towing features, from basics like truck-specific capacity information on the doorjamb to all sorts of cameras providing useful angles while getting a trailer hitched up.

These trucks ranged in price from around $50,000 for the RST to almost $65,000 for the High Country. Be sure to check out the full report at PickupTrucks.com.

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