Chevy has finally pulled the curtains of its 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck. This has been something that was eagerly awaited, and although the model was for the most part kept secret at first, much of the detail about the exterior were still known. But then a lot of it weren’t. Many people have already seen the pictures of the 2018 Silverado 1500 but they still do not know the details about it. Only after the unveiling made at the Texas State Fare the people were able to see and find out all of the specs and details about it. As soon as it was done, we went on to do our thing and review the car.
But if you already know how the car looks, that is about it for the updates. No really, they have mostly caged the exterior of the car and decided to keep the inside absolutely the same. But this is a good thing as the vehicle was hampering for a change for a while now. We were hoping to see this much earlier but the designers in a way took their time and have only now updated the model and its looks. We actually like what we see and think that the vehicle has changed for the good as it adopts plenty of the features which people deemed necessary to change.
As for the inside, it is completely transferred, that is true, but it is not the same. They have updated all the necessary gadgets and software and have made this car much more contemporary. Modern people are going to like the additions made. The Silverado was starting to feel dated, but the inside was always good. The interior comfort and the spaciness are perhaps the best characteristics of the car. So it is no wonder that they decided to keep the majority of the car together. As far as updates go, this is something which was desperately needed. Modern audiences will need the new gadgets and the change in the equipment sounds great.
Finally, there are some updates made for the engines offer, but this only goes for the mid-models and high-trim level of the car. The base one still holds the same powertrain and capabilities as before. Whether this is good or not it remains to be seen, but the truck will still be boastful with a good performance.
Now when we got, the introduction out of the way we can review the car and talk about the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in detail, and also take a look at its release date.
When does the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Come Out?
The unveiling of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at the state fare also brought many new details about the car. The fans were excited and so were we as finally some solid information were released. We got to confirm all the rumors and even found out more details about the coming car. As for the release date goes, it has finally been stated that we are going to get the model by the fourth quarter of 2017. This makes the car available by the end of the year. It is much sooner than we have expected it to come and it people are already going to be able to order it. Chevrolet is making this car available as part of their future lineup of cars which are mostly going to hit the market within the coming year.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Price
As far as the price for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 goes, it will stay relatively true to the current one. The car is sold for a base MSRP of $28,290 as of now, so we are expecting the 2018 Silverado to go for no less than $30,000. The higher trims will be offered for a much higher price as it is expected and there are also going to be the usual configurations available as they were before. These include the Crew Cab with 4WD and the High Country version as well. If you wish to get these models than a price of more than $50,000 is necessary. The current base MSRP is $54,510 for the highest trim and we are looking at this price to expand a little bit.
Most of the Changes Featured on the Outside of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
As we said, they designers have finally decided to update the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 exterior. It has been a while and they have already decided to go against it and did not comply with the fact that the car needed to change. Now we see that the car has adopted a new bumper and a redesigned grille which comes with more angular lines that invoke an aggressive looking car. The curved design which was used before has become a little bit old in the tooth so it was necessary for it to change and become more modern looking.
The front end will also feature new headlight technology with premium HID ones used for the LT and WT trims while the LTZ, LTZ/Z71, and High County models will be fitted with LEDs. The higher trims come standard with LEDs regardless of the trim and LED daytime running lights are also going to be added.
There are going to be some other differences based on the trim levels. For instance the WT adds a black bumper and a plastic grille. The LT is covered with chrome and it also goes for its massive wheels which are additionally cladded in chrome. LTZs have a full offer of lighting equipment and the High Country is characterized by a bespoke chrome grille. If you add the Z71 package to go with the LTZ trim, you get one of the more distinctive looks for your car as it has a monochromatic look with color choices made for the exterior and the bumper.
Inside of the2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
We also mentioned that the interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be a complete carryover. But we also said that this needlessly does not have to mean that it is a bad thing. The current Silverado 1500 boasted with quite a good looking interior that is able to hold up for quite a while longer. So the important part here was to update the technology and make things as comfortable as they were.
The software update that the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 receives is a long awaited one. The fans have been hoping for this one to come much earlier than it happened. But it is still good that they finally decided to do it. With the update comes the available use of Apple CarPlay, but only for mid and high trim versions. But if you want to use the Android Auto you will have to choose for the optionally available 7-inch infotainment touch screen. These are mostly the updates that were made for the infotainment system.
Behind the first row of sets the Silverado will still be coming with a flat load floor. If you need added inside storage you can simply raise the bench and make the car function like that. Other additions include cup holders, 2-volt outlets and USB ports around and you even get a 110-volt AC power outlet.
Engine Offers for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The newest batch of 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models will come with the same engine variants that it had for the previous models. They have decided to go with the same batch of engines so you will find the 4.3-liter V-6 as a starting offer, the 5.3-liter V-8 one is used for the mid-range engines and the 6.2-liter V-8 will be the range-topping one. What is great for all three versions is that the model will come using EcoTec3 technology which will help either the performance of the engines a bit. The base versions of the car will still come with a six-speed automatic transmission and it will be something that is already familiar for the drivers. But higher trims have bene updated with an eight-speed automatic transmission available for higher trims. The output of the base one is 285 HP and 305 LB-FT of torque, while the mid one makes 355 HP and 383 LB-FT of twist.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
Being that the engine lineup does not change for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the specs and ratings are also going to remain the same. This especially geos for the acceleration and the top speed of the car. The previous model scored a time of 8 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph and so will this new one do the same. As far as the top speed of the car, it is limited to 115 mph and it is just enough for a vehicle like this one.
Fuel Economy Ratings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The same will happen with the fuel economy estimations for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. We can simply transfer the scores as they have not done anything to improve the ratings. The base engine will be able to produce a rating of 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway in the 2WD from and 17 mpg city and 22 mpg on the highway using the 4WD. The mid-range engine consumes 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway with 2WD and 16 mpg city and 22 highway with the 4WD.
Dimesons and Size
The size of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has not scheduled to change. They have announced that the model will keep the same numbers which it had before. There was no need to jump the board and try to expand the car now. The already familiar size and the specs which the model had will be turned. The changes on the outside are imminent and more than noticeable but the size is not one of them. The model will keep to a length of 230 inches, the wheelbase has a size of 143.5 inches, the height of the car remains at 73.9 inches and the width is 80 inches. As for the inside the passenger volume can range from 73 to 136 cu ft depending on the trim, and the same thing goes for the weight which goes from 4500 to 5300 lb.
Expert Safety Ratings for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will probably keep the safety records that the previous model has established. One thing that the Silverado has got going for it is the expert safety rating that it has been given. We are not expecting the 2018 Silverado 1500 to drop the 5-star potential that can vehicle has already gained with the previous models and it will all be things to the advanced technology that they are using. Generally saying, the model is not going to introduce any new and special and they are going to return with the stand set of safety specs. Forward Collision Alert, Intellibeam high beam assist, Lane Keep Assist and a full suite of airbags are the parts which enabled the Silverado to gain a 5-star rating from the IIHS and a Good safety rating from NHTSA.
Offered Alternatives in the Market
The newest updates brought to the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will probably help the car sell in the same manor that it used to do so far. The vehicle is probably not going to break any records but will help Chevy reached its planed quote. The previous season brought an increase in sales within the third and final quarter, if this trend contuse it will be a beneficial fact from the Silverado brand. The competition has been gearing up recently and the update given by Chevy comes in the right time. Other models that have been steady alternatives in the segment include The Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500. For now the popularity of Ford and its usefulness is unmatchable but Silverado still has a lot to offer. The updates will certainly modernize the car a bit and help it continue on rolling for a longer period of time.
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