The details about the refresh of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have been released. The model was shown at the latest Texas Fair Show and it was there where we were able to witness all the new details about this car. We cannot say that we are disappointed because we were expecting more, but the Silverado is still a useful model which brings all the details and utility that we have expected to get from it.
The interior has not change almost one bit so the exterior takes in the majority of the changes made for it. The inside will still offer a ton of amenities which are standard and useful for the users, but it is the exterior which carries more weight here when it comes to this year’s redesign.
Besides the fresh new look of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 the model also received a new set of powertrains. These are going to be featured only for mid-lever and high-lever models but it is still good when we know that we have more options to think about.
Our review covers all the basics about this model in detail and will help you get a better understanding about the car’s performance.
When will the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 be out?
The new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was showcased and will be officially released next year. The model has shown what it has now and we can say that it looks pretty good so come release date we can expect a lot of people to be very interested to buy this model.
What is the Price for the Truck?
The new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stays pretty much close to the price that it has now. The base model is offered at a base MSRP level of $28,290 for a single cab, standard bed configuration, while the Silverado Crew Cab with 4WD and the High Country trim is the priciest configuration that you can get and it comes available at $54,510.
What are the Exterior Changes?
The biggest difference for the exterior design of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are more angular curves. The grille and bumper design for the previous models used straight lines and now when it has been given a curved lower line and curved grille inserts it looks a lot more aggressive. It also adds HID premium headlights for the lower-spec WT and LT trims while the LTZ, LTZ/Z71, and High County trim levels get the LEDs. The LTZ and above trim levels have full LED exterior lighting and all levels come with LED daytime running lights.
The base WT trim will add a black plastic grille and black bumper. The LT version is loaded with chrome details and very large chrome wheels. The LTZ provides fuller LED headlights, turn signals, fog lights and taillights. This is also included for the High Country but it also adds bespoke chrome grille inserts. The most distinctive trim is the LTZ with the Z71 package which has a monochromatic look.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will only receive a software update and that’s it. But even with these scarce changes we are happy to see them finally arrive. A software update was something that we have been expecting to get a long time ago so the model will add Apple CarPlay for its mid and higher level trims and if you want Android Auto you can upgrade to 7-inch infotainment touch screen so you can use it.
The flat load floor behind the first-row of seats is still be available and the rear bench can be raised so more interior storage is made. Further additions are places for storing your things, cup holders, USB ports and 12-volt outlets and this time there is even a 110-volt AC power outlet as well.
With the update, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offer will not update the engine except only adding a new transmission system. The car will still use the base 4.3-liter V-6, mid-level 5.3-liter V-8, and the range-topping 6.2-liter V-8. All of the given engines will be paired with EcoTec3 technologies that comes with direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management. The standard transmission given here will be the six-speed automatic one while a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be provided additionally and optionally. Depending on the setup, the power ranges from 285 HP and 305 LB-FT to the most powerful of 380 HP and 416 LB-FT.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 0-60 mph Ability and Top Speed
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s acceleration ability will not change with this model. It will still be kept to around 8 seconds needed to get to 0-60 mph while the top speed is still limited to 115 mph.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fuel Economy Ratings
Depending on the engine type the fuel economy of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will vary, The V-6 version comes with 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway for the 2WD version and 17 mpg and 22 mpg for the 4WD one. The V-8 engine can consumes 16 mpg city and 23 mpg high and 2WD, while in 4WD it makes 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
Dimensions of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The dimensions for the updated 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stay the same. It is always unnecessary for an updated version to change the size and they stick with the old numbers here. Thus the car measures a length of 230 inches with a wheelbase of 143.5cinches. The width is 80 inches while the height is 73.9 inches both for 2WD and 4WD versions. The track is 68.9 inches in the front and 67.9 inches in the back for both versions also.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Safety Characteristics
The new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will not lose its perfect crash testing scores. The current version possesses a five-star rating given by the NHTSA agency and an overall “Good” rating from the IIHS and it intends to keep them for the upcoming model. Since all the parts related to safety have remained unchanged the scores will simply be transferred here and we remain with a completely safe and secure car. The added electronic safety systems that the Silverado 1500 has now include the Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Intellibeam high beam assist.
Rivaling Pickup Models
The segment of pickups and trucks is getting bigger and badder and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 needed a good update like this one to keep it moving and keep it competitive for a longer period. The changes brought here will make it not just a competitive one in the segment it will also take care of some of its flaws that most fans were complaining about. The most useful cars in this segment include the Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500.