The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the longest-lasting and most dependable full-size pickup with distinct traits that make it stand out from the crowd. While dependability, strength and durability are the DNA of every Silverado, the inbound edition becomes the most powerful in the lineup.
2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Revamped Design
We noticed that the automaker has replaced two exterior colors with new ones. The Siren Red Tintcoat and Pepper Dust Metallic sheds were deleted. This time, we’ve got Cajun Red Tintcoat and Havana Metallic. The exterior updates are rounded out by new Z71 and 4×4 decals on the lateral ends of the truck’s box. Most of the updates, however, are noticeable on the inside.
The inside of the revamped 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 gets a spectrum of standard features which were previously unavailable. For instance, all trims received the standard six-speaker audio system that substitutes the four-speaker system that came as standard on the 2014-2017 Silverado 1500 versions. We also have a standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system across all trim levels.
The system encompasses a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming, and AM/FM stereo with the seek-and-scan and digital clock. We also have a standard Rear Vision Camera and Tire Fill Alert added to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Another notable element is the 110-volt power outlet that becomes a free-flow option on this truck.
Finally, we have OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio on the 2018 Silverado 1500 custom convenience package. It includes rear-window defogger, remote keyless entry, remote locking tailgate and color-keyed carpeting with vinyl floor mats.
Under the Hood of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 works harder and smarter this time. The Silverado presents small block engines that come with three proven fuel-saving technologies. It includes Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. These improved tech features offer the perfect blend of capability and efficiency.
The first motor in the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a 4.3-liter V6 that generates 285 horsepower at 5,300 rpm. The best-in-class standard V6 produces 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm, and the towing capacity is recorded at 7,600 lbs. The engine records EPA-estimated figures of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The second option is a 5.3-liter V8 that knocks out 355 horses at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. Our insider hinted that the towing capacity is 11,100 lbs. while fuel economy was rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Also, the Crew Cab LT or LTZ comes with the eAssist powertrain that takes fuel efficiency a step further. It offers 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The supposed technology and improved aerodynamic pair with a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 so you can have the most out of every mile. The last engine option is a 6.2-liter V8 that churns out 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. We’ve had reports that claim the V8 has the towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. The fuel economy of the motor is said to be 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
MSRP and Release Date of the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 arrives in the fall of 2017 and goes on sale thereafter. According to recent order guides, Regular Cabs are likely to start at $28,000, while the Double Cab starts at $33,405. Crew Cabs will probably start at $37,830, whereas the High Country 4X4 is expected to top out at $57,000. All prices are inclusive of $1,295 destination fees.