As General Motors approaches the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado launch date later this year, we now know the 2019 Silverado price point will start at $29,795, the brand announced on Friday.
The figure nets buyers a Work Truck model with two-wheel drive, a regular cab and a long bed. A crew cab/short bed model will ring in at $36,095. For those looking for a basic workhorse, the Work Truck model is the ticket. The pickup sticks with the 4.3-liter V6 engine, producing 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, offers a max towing capacity of 8,000 pounds and a max payload of 2,500 pounds. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy estimates are not available for the engine yet.
Moving along, every other 2019 Silverado model comes in double-cab configuration and a standard bed, and starts at $33,695 for a Custom trim ($38,495 for a crew cab/short bed). Pricing for the trim hierarchy is as follows for double cab/standard bed first and crew cab/short bed second:
- Custom Trail Boss (4×4 only): $40,995, $43,395
- LT: $38,395, $40,795
- RST: $40,295, $42,695
- LT Trail Boss (4×4 only): $47,395, $49,795
- LTZ: $44,495, $46,895
- High Country: $54,495 (crew cab only).
Frugal-minded truck buyers will note the volume-selling LT model is actually $700 less expensive than the outgoing truck, despite a new 2.7-liter L3B turbocharged four-cylinder engine and other new equipment. However, the first engines GM will produce for the 2019 Silverado are the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines with Dynamic Fuel Management technology.