Best Fuel Economy I have ever had in a Silverado!
May 8, 2019
1500 LT New Body Style. Overall A nice quiet ride and plenty of Power. 5.3 / DFM/ 8 sp Trans are Great.
Completely blindsided that the towing package did not come with integrated brake controller ! The factory version can't be added afterwards. My previous Silverado's all had them included with towing package. Now you have to be extremely careful to read the fine print on the sticker, if you expect Gm to include it, if its not listed as a separate item on the options added, you're hosed !
Xm radio is not automatic either anymore, and again not able to add a factory upgrade to get it afterwards. My bad for trusting Gm after owning about 20 Silverado's and Express Vans ! My 2016 and 2017 came standard in LT package with Xm built into the radio's.
The Express LT come with Standard 110v outlets too, NOT the 2019 1500LT. I thought I could add that too, according to GM, no way!
For a truck that has a sticker of over $45,000 , these items should have been on this truck! I should not have to spend over $50K to get items that used to be standard in LT packages !
I use this truck for work and towing a 4500 LBS enclosed Trailer sometimes. Work is not an option to check on this review format.
I don't always need my 2500 or 3500 trucks and vans that get 12 mpg. I blew it for not double checking on these items before I finalized the deal, GM blew it my deleting previously included options as a reasonable price point.
Reliability may be an issue too, erratic whine coming out of drivetrain that matches actual ground speed just started after 1200 miles. I owned a 2001 Silverado 2500 HD with 8.1 V-8 that died routinely on the highway for 2 to 3 hours at a time, Gm repurchased that after 6 months and too many crank sensor replacements to count. I hope after trusting GM and buying 12 more 2500 HD and 3500 HD Silverado's since then, I don't get to go thru the grief of another repurchase !