Chevrolet stepped up their game with this pickup truck that offers eight different trim levels, one for every kind of driver. Whether you need your truck for towing, driving around family, hauling goods on (or to) the job site, or just off-roading, Chevy has created something within those trim levels for you. Here the different trim levels have been broken down into three main categories: High-Value, High-Volume, and High-Feature, so you know what to expect when you walk onto the dealer lot for your new 2019 Chevy Silverado.
High-Value trucks are the more basic models which include the Work Truck, the Custom, and the Custom Trail Boss. These models might not cost you much, but they get the job done and include a lot of features you wouldn’t expect on a base or lower trim. The grille sets these models aside from the rest with a sleek new look other drivers will envy. On all of the High-Value trim levels “CHEVROLET” has been stamped out where the classic bowtie emblem usually rests.
The Work Truck is the only trim level out of the trim levels that is available as a single cab. Even though its seats only have the option of being made from vinyl or cloth, it still comes with a seven-inch touchscreen. This trim has halogen headlights, steel wheels, and black bumpers for the Chevrolet grille logo.
The prices here ultimately depend on the powertrain, cab size, and bed length, and there are two engines to choose from. The 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 285 hp. On the other hand, there is the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission that has up to 355 hp. This trim has a starting MSRP of $32,200 if you opt for the 4.3L engine with FWD and the regular cab.
The Custom is just a slight step above the Work Truck, as there are only minor changes. Unlike the Work Truck, on this trim level, the bumpers and trim are painted the same as the body of the truck, and it has 20-inch silver painted-aluminum wheels. Rather than the halogen lights taillights that the Work Truck had, the Custom trim has LED taillights. Both engines that were available on the Work Truck are available on this trim. For this trim level, there is a starting MSRP of $34,600.
The Custom Trail Boss comes with the Z71 off-road package. On the exterior of this Silverado, we see features like bumpers, grille, and trim, having a glossy finish, rather than the previous matte finish. The wheels are at 18 inches, which is a bit smaller than on the other trims but the Z71 package offsets the difference in size. The Z71 package includes off-road suspension, hill descent control, skid plates, a 2-speed Auto-Trac Transfer case, a duel exhaust among other features. This model has a starting MSRP of $39,500.
Onto the High-Volume category, here you will find the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss. Where the brand name, Chevrolet, was stamped onto the front of the grille of the High-Value trucks, the classic Chevrolet bowtie emblem replaces it.
The LT has a very traditional Silverado appearance in comparison to the other trim levels in this model year due to the split-bar grille. Although this is the most basic out of the High Volume 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickups, it is anything but basic. It still comes with standard LED headlights, a leather seat option, and an eight-inch touch screen. You will also have heated power mirrors, tailgate with EZ Lift and lower assist, and drivers of this trim will have the option of upgrading to the Texas Edition. The Texas Edition provides additional conveniences such as dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, a trailering package, and many other additions.
The powertrain options are a bit different than the High-Value category. The first of the powertrain offered on the LT is the 2.7L Turbo engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and it has 310 hp. The other powertrain option is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with DFM with an 8-speed automatic transmission that has 355 hp. The LT starts at $36,900.
The RST is geared more towards street performance with a sportier exterior appearance than the other Silverado 1500s in this model year. The lights, including the headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps, and cargo area, are all LED lights. On top of that, what is most unique about the RST is that for the first time in its class, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be offered. The engine offerings are the same as the LT, but this model has a starting trim of $38,800.
The LT Trail Boss is pretty much just a more impressive and luxurious version of the LT. There are quite a few cool convenience features that are offered but are not necessary for everyday use such as a steering wheel that is leather-wrapped and all-weather floor mats. LED cargo bed lighting is another feature that isn’t super important; however, we also get lift assistance, power lock, and release with the tailgate. This model starts at $48,300, almost $10,000 more than the LT.
It’s pretty obvious that the High-Feature pickup trucks are the in the high-end category of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 trims. There are two trims in this category: the LTZ and the High Country, and they both come with extravagant chrome accents on their grille and body.
The LTZ is covered in chrome. This trim level is high-tech and high quality and includes a surplus of amenities such as auto-dimming, power folding mirrors, heated seats and steering wheel, an HD rear vision camera, and automatic climate control among plenty of others. This model has the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that other trims had but has the option for a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with 420 hp. On this trim, drivers have the option of upgrading to the max trailering package to increase the towing capacity to 12,500 lbs. This trim starts at $43,000.
The High Country is the last trim level and the most expensive of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500s. It has an even combination of body and chrome exterior colors for a perfectly accented truck. Not only does it have the highest quality components, but it serves as a status symbol. It has all of the up to date technologies and more than the LTZ and the LT Trail Boss, but what is particularly impressive is the premium Bose sound and infotainment system. It has 7-speakers with a RichBass woofer and has an 8-inch infotainment system with navigation and an HD color touchscreen.
Yes, the High Country trim is expensive, but worth it if you have the finances. It has unmatched power, convenience features, and safety features compared to the other trim levels. This model, in particular, will set you back $53,000 which is not much compared to other models in its class.
They’re All Great
All of the models that are a part of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 line are of great quality and design, its just a matter of what extras you want to have. All models come equipped with Android Auto and Apple Carplay as well as Teen Driver technology, which are what most other manufacturers have on higher trims. Whether you choose the Work Truck or the High Country, nobody can really blame you for selecting a Chevy.