The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500‘s new pickup bed has a new name: Durabed. The brand announced on Friday that the improvements to the truck’s bed led to the new name, and the bed is the largest of any full-size pickup.
Every Silverado 1500 model features an increased bed size for 2019; the short box grows from 53 cubic feet to 63 cu ft; the standard box grows from 62 cu ft. to 72 cu ft.; and the long box is now 89 cu ft versus the 2018 model’s 75 cu ft. Chevrolet said the size increases come from widening the maximum width of the bed floor by seven inches.
Cargo box space outdoes the 2019 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500:
Further, the Durabed is now also made from higher-strength steel and measures in at 500 megapascals, up from 340 megapascals.
In addition to the larger bed, the Durabed features 12 fixed tie-downs and nine other movable tie-downs will be available to make for 21 total tie-down points. The 12 fixed ones can now hold double the amount of force before bending, too, at 500 pounds.
To ensure a truck for everyone, the Durabed will pair with all of Chevy’s four available tailgates: a standard manual gate, manual with lift assist, power lock and release liftgate and the first power liftgate available on the LTZ and High Country models.