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Everyman Driver: 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Overview (VIDEO)

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size truck slotting above the midsize Colorado and below the larger heavy Silverado 2500. Three cab styles are available and two bed lengths are offered. Rear-wheel drive is standard while four-wheel drive is optional. A number of special-edition packages help make the 2018 Silverado 1500 more distinctive including the Black Out Edition, Special Ops Edition, and Redline Edition.

NEW FOR 2018

  • Custom now offered on crew cab
  • Exterior colors: Cajun Red Metallic and Havana Metallic
  • eAssist package now offered on LTZ in addition to LT; national availability
  • Tire pressure monitor system now includes tire fill alert
  • Rear-vision camera now standard on all models
  • MyLink 7-inch radio system now standard on WT model

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Silverado 1500 offerings include regular cab, double cab and crew cab body styles – all offered with 4WD
    • Models and trim levels include:
    • WT – available on all three cab styles and configurations
    • LS – available on all three cab styles and configurations
    • Custom – offered on the double cab and crew cab – 2WD and 4WD
    • LT – offered in 1LT and 2LT trims; 1LT available on all three cab styles and configurations and 2LT is available only with 4WD
    • LTZ – offered in 1LZ and 2LZ trims on double cab and crew cab; 1LZ offered in 2WD and 4WD; and 2LZ offered in 4WD only
    • High Country – offered exclusively on the crew cab – 2WD and 4WD
    • Regular cab models are offered with a 6’6” box or an 8’ box. Double cab models are available exclusively with the 6’6” box, while crew cabs are available with a 5’8” box or the 6’6” box
    • Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury and is offered exclusively in the crew cab body, with the 5’8” or 6’6” cargo box, with 2WD or 4WD. It is distinguished by a unique chrome grille with horizontal chrome bars, LED projector headlamps and body-color front and rear bumpers. Unique 20-inch chrome wheels with P275/55R20 all-season tires are standard. Inside, it features exclusive interiors of Saddle Brown or Jet Black with gray stitching, as well as premium leather front bucket seats with High Country logos on the headrests and more

  • Special-edition models and appearance packages are offered across the lineup:
  • Black Out Edition – available on WT
  • Special Ops Edition – available on WT
  • Rally 1 Edition – offered on Custom
  • Rally 2 Edition – offered on LT Z71 (2LT) with double cab or crew cab
  • Redline Edition – offered on LT Z71 (2LT) All Star with double cab and LTZ Z71 (2LZ) with crew cab
  • Midnight Edition – offered on LT Z71 (2LT) All Star with double cab and LTZ Z71 (2LZ) with crew cab
  • Realtree Edition – offered on LTZ Z71 (2LZ)
  • High Desert Package – offered on LT, LTZ and High Country
  • Z71 Package – offered on LT and LTZ
  • All Star Edition – offered on LT
  • Texas Edition – offered on LT and LTZ (offered in Ark., La., N.M., Okla. and Texas)
  • Segment-best 12,500-lb. max trailering rating for crew cabs, with available NHT max trailering package
  • Available NHT max trailering package features a 9.76-inch rear axle, heavy-duty rear springs, unique shock tuning, enhanced cooling and an integrated trailer brake controller to optimize capability and comfort when trailering; requires trailering mirrors
  • Available automatic locking rear differential reacts in milliseconds in low-traction situations to improve safety and confidence on wet, snowy or muddy surfaces
  • Available Snow Plow Prep package (regular cab only) includes power feed for backup and roof emergency light, 170-amp alternator, forward lamp wiring harness, provision for roof-mounted lamp/beacon, high-capacity air cleaner, underbody shield and heavy-duty front springs
  • Duralife™ brake rotors protect against corrosion, offering up to double the service life compared to conventional rotors
  • Available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate makes it easier to access the box. An internal torsion bar reduces the effort to raise and lower it, while a rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion when opening it
  • HID headlamps with LED signature lighting on WT, LS, Custom and LT
  • LED projector headlamps with signature lighting and LED tail lamps on LTZ and High Country
  • Capless fuel fill
  • Available spray-on bedliner
  • Standard active aero shutters
  • MyLink 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio is standard on WT and LS; 8-inch HD system standard on Custom, LT and LTZ
  • MyLink 8-inch system with navigation is standard on High Country and available on LT and LTZ
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot (includes three-month/3GB data trial)
  • Remote vehicle starting is standard on LTZ and High Country; available on LT
  • Remote locking tailgate is standard on LS, LT, LTZ and High Country; available on WT and Custom
  • Heated and vented perforated leather-appointed front bucket seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard on High Country and available on LTZ
  • Standard Teen Driver feature

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Six standard air bags, including frontal air bags, head-curtain side air bags for outboard passengers in all rows and seat-mounted side air bags for the driver and front outboard passenger
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control and hill-start assist
  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Enhanced Driver Alert Package is standard on High Country and available on LT and LTZ. Content includes Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high-beam control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

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