Five Hot New Chevy Trucks To Watch
Some people have already started calling 2019 “The Year of the Truck,” and when you look at the lineup of new Chevy trucks rolling onto roads across America, it’s not hard to see why. These gorgeous trucks offer something for everyone and pack a tremendous amount of power and luxury into their sleek designs and elegant frames. Whether you are looking for something light-duty and relatively compact, or a heavy-duty monster to haul a thousand pounds of drywall, there is a Chevy truck for you.
The Chevy Colorado is the perfect midsize truck, with solid horsepower and excellent towing capacity, at a reasonable price with moderate dimensions. For those who need something more, the Silverado LD brings light-duty performance and functionality to the coveted Silverado lineup. Stepping up from there is the Silverado 1500, which gives greater power and performance in one of the most popular trucks on the road. Then there are the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, the all-powerful workhorses of the Silverado series, which can handle pretty much anything.
The 2019 Chevy Colorado – A Modern Midsize
The 2019 Chevy Colorado is one of the best new Chevy trucks on the road and is perfect for anyone looking for a midsize pickup that can still get the job done. It’s the most affordable Chevy truck, so it’s ideal if you are interested but you’ve never had a Chevy truck before and you’re not sure where to start. In particular, if you are concerned about gas mileage, which a lot of people are when it comes to trucks, this is a great choice in terms of fuel efficiency. It’s one of the most efficient midsize pickup trucks in America, offering up to 20 MPG city and 30 MPG highway when properly equipped.
And yet that fuel efficiency and midsize design doesn’t come at the sacrifice of power and performance. The available 3.6L DOHC V6 engine provides 308hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, creating up to 7,000 lbs. of towing capacity. But Chevy doesn’t just rest on its laurels with the Colorado, and there are five different trim levels available, including the baseline and the WT. You can also step that up to the Colorado LT, which includes remote keyless entry and an 8-inch Infotainment system or take it to the limit with the Z71, which includes an off-road suspension and wireless charging pad for mobile devices.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD – Light Duty, Major Performance
The Silverado series has long been one of the most popular choices for new Chevy trucks, and in 2019 this starts with the Silverado LD, designed as a light-duty option without sacrificing dependability or amazing performance. Despite its light-duty design, the Silverado LD includes a 5.3L V8 engine that offers 355hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, providing up to 9,400 lbs. of towing capacity. While other Silverado models include more options for the engine, this single choice keeps costs down and makes customizing an all-new Silverado easier than ever before. Although there are not multiple cab or box length options, you can choose between either a 4WD or 2WD configuration.
Three trim options are available for the Silverado LD, which creates a great choice for pretty much everyone. The WT is the standard package and includes 17-inch wheels, a CornerStep rear bumper, HID headlamps, and Infotainment center with a 7-inch display. The LT trim level builds upon this with an 8-inch display on the Infotainment center, EZ lift and lower tailgate, remote keyless entry, and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. Finally, the LT Z71 takes things a step further thanks to 18-inch wheels, LED fog lamps, a trailering package for better towing performance, and off-road suspension.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 – The Best Keeps Getting Better
The middle road when it comes to new Chevy trucks is the Silverado 1500, which gives drivers tremendous power and performance without breaking the bank. Customization is the name of the game with the Silverado 1500, including options for either a crew cab or double cab and a short or standard bed. There are also five different engines to choose from, culminating in the incredibly powerful 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine that offers 420hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. With the right trailering package, this creates a maximum towing capacity of over 12,000 lbs.
Customization goes way beyond just the configuration of the truck and its engine, as there are eight different trim levels available for the Silverado 1500. From the standard WT build that includes 17-inch wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen on the Infotainment system, and single-zone climate control, to the LT, with an 8-inch touchscreen display and 4G LTE Wi-Fi functionality. For off-road options, there is the LT Trail Boss that features 18-inch off-road tires, as well as the High Country, which has 20-inch wheels and an advanced trailering package.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD – The First Name in Heavy Duty
The 2500HD is the first of two heavy-duty options for the 2019 Chevy Silverado, and it offers enough power for the majority of truck owners. Thanks to the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine that provides 445hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2500HD has a maximum towing capacity of over 15,000 lbs. It even includes a Tow/Haul mode that adjusts the transmission to reduce shift cycling while towing or hauling a heavy load, particularly when on steep grades, while an available trailering package makes towing loads safer and easier.
New Chevy trucks are often recognized by all of their customization options and trim levels, and the Silverado 2500HD is no exception. There are four different box and cab configurations, consisting of crew or double cabs and standard or long boxes, along with three different engines and either 2WD or 4WD. Four different trim levels give you plenty of options without overwhelming with you too many choices or disappointing you with too few. The standard WT build has a 6-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch tires, and a 7-inch touchscreen Infotainment display, while the High Country has 20-inch wheels, a 6-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission, and an 8-inch display.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD – Ultimate Power and Performance
If the Chevy Silverado 2500HD is the heavy-duty truck for just about everyone, then the 3500HD is the heavy-duty for those who need the absolute highest level of power. The available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine provides 445hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque, creating a maximum towing capacity of more than 23,000 lbs. There are three configurations available for the 3500HD: a crew cab with standard box and single rear wheel, a crew cab with long box and single rear wheel, or a crew cab with long box and dual rear wheels for ultimate cargo capacity.
Just because you’re interested in heavy-duty new Chevy trucks, doesn’t mean you’re not also looking for customization options and the best luxury experience around. The Silverado 3500HD has eight different trim options – based on four different options that are each available in either a single rear wheel or dual rear wheel configuration. All of these options create a multitude of choices, such as the baseline WT trim level, which has a 7-inch color touchscreen, and air conditioning. By comparison, the high-end High Country has an included trailering package for better towing performance, an 8-inch color touchscreen, and dual-zone climate control.