So how much are you going to pay for that new Chevrolet Silverado that is about to hit the lot? It might not be what you think, and it depends on the trim…
Let’s start with the price decreases…
The 2019 Chevrolet Work Truck will start at $31,290 which overall is a $400 decrease from the current 2018 models. It will also come standard with the 4.3L v6 motor and 6 speed automatic. The new Silverado LT, one of the eight trims available in Chevrolet’s lineup, also saw a slight decrease of $700. This brings the starting price for the LT model down to $39,890. The LT is the first of the trims to come standard with the 2.7L Turbo Inline-4 accompanied with an 8 speed automatic. The RST trim is the only other model that will offer Chevrolet’s new motor.
The price increases, are they worth it?
With the extra equipment and technology advancements Chevrolet is offering, a price increase is actually appropriate and expected. First off, the LTZ trim saw an increase of $700 bringing it up to $45,990. Along with it, the High Country also increased $1,000 from the current models, making this trim start at $55,990. Given the increase in starting price for these models, you do get what you pay for. Both of these trims come standard with:
- 5.3L V8 – 8 Speed Transmission
- General Motor’s New Dynamic Fuel Management System
- Dual Exhaust
- Standard Blind Spot Warning
- Powered Tailgate
- Driver-selectable Stop/Start Technology
GM’s New Dynamic Fuel Management System allows the Silverado to operate with 17 different cylinder patterns to ensure optimal power and fuel efficiency ratios. This means that your new truck can now shut off any of the 8 cylinders as needed and not in groups. Previously, GM’s Active Fuel Management System would allow the motor to operate in groups, four in the V8 and two in the V6. The new DFM (Dynamic Fuel Management) system allows your motor to shut off any amount of the cylinders as needed.
Driver-selectable stop/start technology will also be available. This feature allows for the engine to stop while at a stop to save fuel when needed.
“It offers more interior and cargo room, higher towing and payload capabilities.”
– Brian Sweeney (Chevrolet’s Vice President)