2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$28,300

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Eight-speed transmission’s performance
  • Optional 6.2-liter V-8
  • Quiet cab
  • Seat comfort
  • Braking — loaded and unloaded
  • Composure while towing

The bad:

  • Steering wheel not centered on driver’s seat
  • Small windshield
  • No spotter mirror on right side
  • Ride quality with Z71 off-road equipment
  • Eight-speed automatic on higher trims only
  • 6.2-liter on higher trims only

10 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 7-inch touchscreen radio, backup camera now standard
  • Updated grille styling for heavy-duty High Country, Z71 models
  • Remote locking tailgate available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking available
  • Eight-speed automatic available with 5.3-liter V-8

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review: Our expert's take


What it is: Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit’s bread and butter, and when Chevrolet last redesigned the Silverado, for 2014, it took a conservative approach with the styling, sticking with a traditional streel frame and body. The Silverado 1500 shares its platform with the GMC Sierra 1500, but there are significant styling differences to appeal to shoppers with different tastes. Competitors include the Ram 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra. The Silverado comes in regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab body styles, and cargo-box lengths range from 5 feet 8 inches to 8 feet.


For truck buyers who need to tow 20,000 pounds or more, there are 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty versions of the Silverado.


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A backup camera and 7-inch touchscreen radio are now standard. The tire pressure monitoring system now includes a tire-fill alert.

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD

The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado were redesigned for 2015, when they received stronger cargo boxes, new exterior styling with improved airflow, and new interior styling. For 2018, High Country and Z71 versions get updated grille styling.

What’s Special

  • Standard 360-horsepower, 6.0-liter gas V-8
  • Available 445-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 910 pounds-feet of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 20,000 pounds with a conventional trailer hitch (3500HD with dual rear wheels)
  • Maximum fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing capacity of 23,300 pounds (3500HD with dual rear wheels)

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best looking Chevy Silverado ever!

Great looking and driving Chevrolet Silverado. Very roomy and equipped well. The paint quality and panels are very nice. The 4 wheel drive and towing package is very easy to operate.

3.3

good truck love it

good running line the body style just dont want the radio and heater to mess up like it has been they preformed programming hope it works hade codes

5.0

I want to drive all day

I am in love with this truck. I purchased this vehicle and its almost like brand new. It rides like a cadillac and is so comfortable to drive, i wish it took me longer to get to work.

See all 342 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

Compare the competitors

2019

GMC Sierra 1500

$29,600

starting MSRP

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