Chevrolet announced pricing for the 2019 Silverado 1500, with the base Work Truck starting at $29,795 and the most popular LT Crew Cab asking $40,795, both prices including destination.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The starting price of the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the same as its 2018 predecessor, in spite of the new truck’s standard longbed bodystyle. Getting a longbed on a base 2018 Silverado would cost its owner $30,195, $400 more than the 2019 pickup.

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The 2019 Silverado 1500 Work Truck comes standard with a mostly carryover 4.3L V-6 producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Active Fuel Management comes on the V-6, a trait shared with the Work Truck’s optional 5.3L V-8/six-speed auto combination. These powertrains are also available on the Custom ($36,095) and Custom Trail Boss ($40,995).

The sporty Silverado RST, which also comes standard with the 2.7L turbo, starts at $40,295 for the double cab and $42,695 for the crew cab. Both the RST and LT are available with an optional 5.3L V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy numbers have only been revealed for the 5.3L/eight-speed and 6.2L/10-speed powertrains, with the former achieving 17 city/23 highway/19 combined mpg (matching the Ford F-150’s 5.0L V-8 in lock step). The latter hits a respectable 16 city/20 highway/17 combined mpg, which compares favorably to the Ram 1500’s Hemi V-8. Both engines improve upon their 2018 counterparts by 1 mpg city.

Payloads are up compared to their 2018 equivalents across the board. The base V-6 can handle a 400-pound-heavier trailer, while the 5.3L V-8 dispatches one weighing 11,600 pounds (up 400). Finally, the top-dog 6.2L V-8 can lug a 12,200-pound trailer, up 500 from 2018. And payloads for crew cab models are up 340 pounds, though Chevrolet doesn’t break out specific numbers model by model—the maximum payload a 2019 Silverado can handle is 2,500 pounds, achieved by the base V-6. These capability factors still can’t quite match those of the F-150, which hits a maximum towing rating of 13,200 pounds and a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds. But the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is still class-competitive.

Hitting showrooms later this year, Chevrolet’s 2019 Silverado 1500 looks like it’s loaded for bear, offering a wide variety of powertrains, aggressive pricing strategies, and a heart-of-the-market approach.

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