2018 Chevrolet Silverado
The carmaker always trying to give hands-on competition is Chevrolet. The brand has a long-time history of giving good competition, in every car type or every model. Chevy itself being one of the biggest cars manufactures in the world is always upfront in providing its customers with the exact thing they need. So it was no surprise that the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado came ready to excel.
Maintaining their service, Chevrolet introduced their massive pickup truck series mainly to give big-time competition to GMC, Toyota Tundra, and Ford F-150. Chevrolet not staying behind brought up the Chevrolet Silverado with such exciting features that one truly wants to buy it. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is the topic for this discussion.
2018 Silverado and its Value:
The Chevy Silverado is a pickup truck – and not just a pickup truck, a massive pickup truck. It is monstrous and surely extremely muscular. Muscular enough to pull thousands of pounds on daily basis easily. This pickup truck is known for its massiveness and its extraordinary design that makes anyone rethink whether it is a pickup truck or not. The Silverado is well known for its shape, its design, the range of exterior colors, and of course its outstanding performance that makes this pickup so demanding and valuable everywhere.
|Engine||Gas V6 and V8, 4.3L|
|Power||285hp @ 3900rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic transmission|
|Torque||305lb-ft @ 3900 rpm|
|Dimensions||205.57″ length, 73.97″ height|
Pickup trucks are always very expensive. The reason mainly being first of all its massiveness, they are big built with fine metals such that they are durable enough for tough situations. Further, the interior too of these cars is specially made, such that they provide ample comfort that too in rough conditions. With all of this comes the big, powerful, and muscular engine that to able to crawl and pull this heavy machinery anywhere without any hindrances.
After these considerations, the starting MRSP for this car is $28,300 and goes up to $55,600. A huge price variation can be seen plus the price itself is a lot for a pickup of this type, but one thing is for sure this pickup truck will prove to be worth every dollar paid.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Models and Prices:
Just as Ford makes sure to offer a wide range of options to their customers, similarly Chevrolet too gave 10 trim levels for its 2018 Silverado, these are; LTZ, LT, WT, LS, Custom, 1LT, 2LT, 1LZ, 2LZ, and High Country.
The Silverado comes in numerous variants and options to choose from. All of this being the differences in size, that is the lengths of the trucks, the number of doors, engine types and differences, performance differences, etc. the round figure of the available trim levels in this Chevrolet truck option is almost 53, surely an excellent figure!
Starting from the custom model, the Custom variant of this car has 6 total styles. It has a 285.0-hp, 4.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Flex Fuel Capability) engine. Rest all things keeping the same, the variation in it comes in the body lengths and drivetrains. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Service Manual is needed for a mechanic to properly assess and repair the truck. The drivetrain is FWD or 4WD whereas the lengths are either 143.5″ or 153″.
The high country comes in 4 styles. Its engine is very powerful that is 355.0-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engines (Gasoline Fuel). This means that it’s low on mileage but for sure gives considerable power. The rest differences of it are the same as the custom truck.
The LS has a total of 10 styles. It has both the engines available, the same as Custom and High Country. Rest the length differences and of course the drivetrain differences. Another distinct feature is the Crew Cab and Double Cab feature.
The LT has remarkable variations of 15 styles! All of the rest are pretty much the same as mentioned above but what is highlighted in this model are the more available lengths such as that 119” and 133”.
The LTZ again varies according to the variations that have been mentioned above. The same goes for the Work Truck variant (WT). this variant as per the trend has the similarities and differences that are mentioned above. The difference between the Regular Cab and Crew Cab is being seen.
What’s new to Safety
Considering the priority of safety, it has been improved by front and rear parking sensors that will help give you lane keep assist with lane departure warning if needed, forward collision warning as well as low-speed automatic forward braking. It will also provide with safety alert seat (which vibrates in coordination with other safety features) and automatic high-beam headlights.
What’s New in Technology
The infotainment features have seen to change. Summarizing this, the new Chevy Silverado has shown improvements in Easy-to-use touch-screen infotainment systems firstly. A very good user interface with good reactions. For those less technologically inclined, Chevrolet Silverado owner’s manual provides plenty of support and guidance for utilizing the tools. Then another factor that they offer is the quiet and comfortable cabin that is unavailable in many of the new pickup trucks being made.
Pricing at a Competitive Level
Another big plus point for this shape specifically was of Lower average prices than most rivals. This is a rare phenomenon since trucks are expensive, and including the Potent V6 and V8 engines, the price of this car seems to be pretty cheap when compared to other massive trucks and it for sure gives them a backlash.
Towing and Payload
Lastly are its good towing and payload capacities, which along with the powerful engine is made possible and is said can carry up to 3400 pounds or more.
Good or Bad?
After finalizing an opinion over this car, both sides should be rationalized out. First is the engine options available, then the comfort it has to provide, excellent braking skills, transmission performances, and whatnot. The noiseless cabin does not even make you feel that the heavy-duty engine is turned on or not. But, a potter mirror on the right side is a must for this car.