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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

The class of light-duty pickup trucks features many viable options. However, not many come close to the package of strong powertrains, interior and exterior space, and intelligent safety features of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. All of these points make it one of the most appealing options in its class.

If you are in search of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas, learn everything you need to about the sculpted pickup truck in this review by Baierl Automotive. 

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance Specs

Engine                                                Horsepower               Torque

4.3L ECOTEC® 3 V6                             285                         305 lb-ft

5.3L ECOTEC®3 V8                              355                         383 lb-ft

6.2L ECOTEC®3 V8                              420                         460 lb-ft

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a few different powertrain options that ascend in performance as you climb the trim level ladder.

The 4.3L ECOTEC® 3 V6 comes standard on the base trim and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It allows you to tow up to 9,800 pounds and a payload capacity up to 1,980 pounds.

Both the 5.3L ECOTEC®3 V8 and 6.2L ECOTEC®3 V8 available on higher trim levels are mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The latter option provides even better towing and payload capability in addition to the extra horsepower and torque you receive. That beast of a powertrain can tow up to an impressive 12,500 pounds and has a payload capacity up to 2,150 pounds.

Chevy Silverado Dimensions

The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is very spacious, allowing you and your passengers to sit comfortably. The standard cab option–the regular cab–offers an impressive 42.4 inches of headroom and 45.2 inches of legroom to the driver.

In terms of cab and bed length, there are three choices—regular, double, and crew—along with the available short, standard, or long cargo bed. The cargo beds range in size, from 69.6 inches to 98.4 inches, allowing you to carry all the items and tools necessary to complete your job.

Comprehensive Safety Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A rearview camera that is now standard for the 2018 model helps keep you and your passengers safe when reversing.

It has many available safety options, including the Forward Collision Alert that can help prevent frontal crashes by alerting you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly.

The available Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking System works in tandem with Forward Collision Alert to apply the brakes when it senses a front-end collision is imminent. Both available features can help avoid accidents and reduce the severity of a collision’s impact. 

The available Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning use a camera to monitor road lines when you drive over 37 MPH to keep you in your lane. The former will gently turn the steering wheel to guide you back to the correct lane if you drift outside without a turn signal. This feature can really help on long road trips where you may lose a little focus or get tired.

Review the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado in Person

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has an impressive array of powertrain options, ample interior and exterior space, and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. These features set it apart from most other light-duty pickup trucks in competition.

Are you a Pittsburgh or surrounding area buyer interested in test driving this great light-duty pickup truck? Contact Baierl Automotive to schedule a test drive today!


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