2018 Chevy Silverado Performance
The Chevrolet Silverado has been one of the most popular pickups in the United States for a long time. The release of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 should solidify the model’s position as a best-seller this year. With its confident handling and bold styling, this full-sized truck is a hit at the Concord Chevrolet dealer and dealerships throughout the country.
If you’re looking for versatility, the Silverado fits the bill; it can be configured to suit just about any purpose. If you’re looking for a powerful work truck, a tough pickup for towing a trailer, a capable truck for off-roading or a comfortable cruising vehicle, you should place the Silverado 1500 at the top of your shopping list.
Concord Area Chevrolet Dealer Technology
New for 2018, the Silverado 1500 gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a rearview camera. The eAssist package, which was previously only offered in California, is now available all over the country. Your Concord area Chevrolet dealers can get this package on the LT and LTZ models. It includes a stop-start system that boosts fuel economy when driving in the city.
Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system has a large touchscreen, while a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot keeps passengers connected. Other optional features you’ll find in the Silverado 1500 include a rear-seat entertainment system, a premium Bose audio system and navigation
Safety is paramount for Chevrolet, so it’s not surprising the 2018 Silverado 1500 received the top score of five stars overall in NHTSA crash tests. Standard safety gear for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado includes Chevrolet’s Teen Driver setup, which allows parents to set limits for things like the volume of the audio system and the vehicle’s speed. Available driver assistance features include automatic forward braking, a safety alert seat, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, and lane keep assist.
2018 Silverado Interior and Power
Kelley Blue Book gave the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 high marks, writing: “Even with its recent styling upgrades, the Silverado's look remains tastefully conservative, which for many truck buyers is a good thing. For these folks, the measure of a pickup's value is in how much it can haul, tow and carry. Chevrolet's Silverado has a higher trailering rating than the Tundra, and a host of new safety features to challenge the F-150.”
There are three available cab styles offered in two- or four-wheel drive configurations: a two-door regular cab, a four-door extended (Double) cab and a crew cab. The regular cab is available in Work Truck (WT), LS and LT models, while extended cabs come in WT, LS, Custom, LT and LTZ. The Crew cabs can be had in all the trims listed above, as well as the High Country model. An optional off-road Z71 package is available on four-wheel-drive LT and LTZ trims.
The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that generates 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant enables the Silverado 1500 to tow a maximum of 7,600 pounds. Also on offer is a 5.3-liter V8 that’s good for 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is capable of pulling up to 11,100 pounds. Finally, there’s a 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out an astounding 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. Maximum towing capacity for this block is an incredible 12,500 pounds. A six-speed automatic is standard on all models other than the High Country, which gets a standard 8-speed automatic gearbox.