2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Key specs

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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

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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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


2018 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 with so many problems

JUNK!!! Makes me not want another Chevrolet!! 2018 Z71 Chevy Silverado 1500, loaded!! Never pulled anything but Service Trailer brake system, open and close driver side window comes up ABS, etc screen goes out, all goes dim lose power steering, then dies and power back up most of time, died on 95 in slow traffic!!! Dangerous!!!! Nvr no when it will happen!!! Latest was stabilizer, banging noise, at dealership $2800.00 later, total BS and this is to do with Stabilizer nothing to do with throwing codes loosing power and steering etc!!!!


Hope GM does a recall

The truck has been very reliable up to now and rides great and toes well however I am worried about the lifter problem with the motors that are in these as well as the torque converter in driveshaft all appear to be very common problems which GM has not decided to make a recall on yet


Don’t get one

I have a 2018 Silverado LT Z71 4x4 off-road. It has 67k miles and the transmission went out for no reason. No abuse and no towing. The AC also went out at 50k miles. Thank god I bought the extended warranty for $3400 which covered the $5400 transmission job. The interior rattles, cheap plastic, driver door speaker rattles. Rides super rough. Doesn’t know what gear to stay in. The V4 fuel mode sucks and destroys the lifters and doesn’t save any mpg. The ride of the truck is super rough especially when hitting pot holes. I think the only thing good about the truck is the looks.

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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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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