When the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was announced, people immediately knew what they were getting. The model is a pretty straightforward truck, it is very good-looking and can perform well under various kinds of conditions and circumstances. It is probably one of the more popular options when it comes to full-size trucks in the market.
The updated version of the 2018 Silverado was announced, but do not expect to get many changes. It will carry over from the previous line almost unchanged. Almost all the details are similar and there are only a few thigs which were modified. It still starts as a LT model and goes all the way to the LS, with the customizable LT, LTX and High Country options available as well, but for a much higher price.
The pictures that we got at first got us thinking whether this truly was an updated version of the 2018 Chevy Silverado, mainly because of the similarities with the previous one. But we soon realized that they decided to tone down the changes. The model is not that old and the features are already good enough so there was absolutely no need to go deep into the details. The release date has been set and this is our review to help you get reacquainted with this model.
What is the Release Date of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado?
The release date for the upcoming refreshed 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is set for the end of 2017. Although this model is being offered as a 2018 version, its release is still being prepared for the upcoming year when we are going to get to see the car in action for the first time.
The price list for the upcoming fleet of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado cars will be the same as before. The starting price for the base version is 27,585 dollars as a base MSRP price, and the highest priced car is the High Country, which is offered at 54,952 dollars.
The exterior design of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a very familiar one. The front end is still tall and blunt, which is a design that was originally taken from the bigger heavy-duty Chevy models. The truck has a big-rig sort of a design to it that makes it stand out in the pickup truck segment. The aggressive look is topped off with high shoulders and a squared-off appearance with the wheel-well design to go with it.
Although the model looks very boxy and has a brick like appearance, one would never guess that the car is able to be very aerodynamic for its shape. But this car has managed to introduce some active grille shutters which helps it smoothen the transfer of air and regulate the airflow thorough the car so it also is able to maximize the fuel efficiency.
The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is simple but it has a refreshing look as the layout does not complicate things too much. They decided not to overcomplicate things on the inside and the car-like appearance was scraped for a more traditional truck-like approach. The instrument panel is upright and also simplified and while a control panel is placed just left of the steering wheel to make it easier to reach, it does not clutter the dash too much with overwhelming controls. Also, all the buttons and knobs are conveniently sized so you can operate them easily even with glowed hands.
The same story goes under the hood of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. It retains the three engine options and two transmission choices from the last model. Base trucks use a 4.3-liter V-6 engine, available both as a V-6 and a V-8 version, which make 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque and can also tow a load of 4,700 pounds. The most popular engine choice is the 5.3-liter V-8 engine which besides being able to produce 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque also has the capacity of towing 11,500 pounds. The transmission choices fall to a 6-speed automatic or an 8-speed automatic choice.
0-60 mph Acceleration Ability
The acceleration of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado can still be considered as being very good. The model will be able to accelerate to 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, a stat which remains unchanged compared to the last version. It will also be able to provide us with a top speed of 99 mph as governor limited.
Fuel Economy Specs
The new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado will also carry over the fuel economy specifications to the new version as well. This actually makes it able to spend the amount of fuel which is pretty decent for the segment. The Silverado has always been considered as a model which can provide very decent rates when it comes to consuming fuel compared to other pickup truck that have appeared in the segment.
The 5.3-liter V-8 engine version also has an EPA rating of 16 mpg city, 23 highway, 19 combined with the 6-speed automatic, while the 4WD models are labeled at 16/22/18 mpg. People using the 6.2-liter V-8 have a score of 15/20/17 mpg with 4WD, while the V-6 version provides us with 18/24/20 mpg.
What are the Dimensions of the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado?
The dimensions of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado will likewise remain the same. There was no growth needed for now and the only applicable changes in the size of the car will be saved for a different period. It is expected for the enhancements in size to be implemented for the next-gen models. For now the length remains at 205.5-239.5 inches, the wheelbase is 119.0-153.0 inches, the height is 73.5-74.0 inches while the width is 80.0 inches. The scores change depending on whether you use the Silverado 1500, 2500 or 3500 versions. That is why the curb weight also ranges between 4500-5300 lb.
Safety Scores and Specifications
The previous model has very good safety scores, so these are going to be transferred to the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado version as well. The previous car added some evolutionary pieces and made the scores even higher and better. But the new one will inherit the equipment which made it so great. The federal testing provided it with a 5-star overall rating for the Silverado while the IIHS gave it an overall “Good” score. The new 2018 model will get the same kind of specifications which includes stability control systems and trailer sway control, as standard equipment which is followed by a set of airbags, including dual-stage front and side impact airbags, as well as side curtain airbags. The advanced safety equipment includes active lane control, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights, front and rear park assist, and a seat-mounted alert system.
What are the Rivaling Cars?
The vehicles which are going to closely follow the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado are numerous but they also have their case to offer in the segment. The models will provide us with their own take and some will have advantages in certain parts while others will not, That is what actually makes this segment a very interesting one so prospects like the Ford F-150, GMC Sierra, Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra are some of the best models that one can purchase in the segment.
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