Here’s our first detailed look at the 2019 Silverado RST as it was driving on the gorgeous roads of Wyoming during the Silverado media drive in August.
The Silverado RST, or Rally Sport Truck, is new for the 2019 model. Based on the mid-range LT trim level, the purpose of the RST is to offer a unique, street-performance appearance with the following features:
- A unique grille with body color bars and high gloss black mesh inserts
- Body-color trim
- Full LED lighting (foglamps, headlamps, and taillamps)
- 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels, though customers can opt for wheels up to 22 inches in size
The model seen here is coated in the new Northsky Blue Metallic paint, which is a new color for the new Silverado. Notice the high-gloss black mirror caps and body-color door handles.
Typically, the 2019 Silverado RST comes with a single, side-facing exhaust outlet, but the new dual exhaust system can be had when ordering the Z71 Off-Road Package, which contains the following features:
- Off-road suspension
- Hill Descent Control
- Skid plates
- High-capacity air filter
- Z71 hard badge
Ordering the Z71 off-road package requires the Z82 trailering package, which includes a trailer hitch, 7-pin and 4-pin connectors and (CTT) Hitch Guidance. Opting for the trailering package also requires the G80 locking differential.
The 2019 Silverado RST is offered with two engines. The base is the all-new turbo 2.7L I4 L3B making 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque is the base engine, while the optional up-level engine is the 5.3L L84 V8 rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The L84 is part of the second-generation EcoTec3 engine family and features the Dynamic Fuel Management technology, which enables the engine to operate in 17 different patterns between 2 and 8 cylinders, depending on demand, to optimize power delivery and efficiency.
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