The LTZ slots as the second-highest trim level for the 2019 Silverado, above the mid-range LT (along with its two derivatives – the RST and LT Trail Boss) yet below the range-topping High Country. Both the LTZ and High Country are targeted at “High Feature” pickup truck customers who want luxury-car refinement and appointments without sacrificing capability or durability of a pickup, according to Chevy. Coincidentally, these buyers happen to be the fastest-growing part of the pickup truck market.
Truth be told, Chevy’s decision to keep the LTZ name on the Silverado despite replacing it with Premier on the rest of its vehicle lineup globally remains baffling to this day. Sure, representatives told us that the LTZ moniker is somehow more relevant to Silverado customers… but something about that doesn’t sit quite right. Regardless, on with the tour.
On the outside, the 2019 Silverado LTZ is distinguished by chrome accents on the:
- Front grille
- Mirror caps
- Door handles
- Beltline (forming a hockey stick shape)
The model seen here is coated in Cajun Red Tintcoat paint and is equipped with the Z71 Off-Road Package, which adds the following features:
- 4WD model
- Off-road suspension
- Hill Descent Control
- Skid plates
- High-capacity air filter
- Z71 hard badge
We should note that opting for the Z71 package on the 2019 Silverado LTZ automatically adds:
- Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package (PDZ), which adds:
- 20-inch polished wheels
- P275/60R20 all-terrain blackwall tires
- Chevytec spray-on bedliner
- All-weather Z71 floor liners
- Max Trailering Package
- Dual exhaust
In other words, the 2019 Silverado LTZ without the Z71 package is not equipped with dual exhaust, but instead features a single outlet pipe.
In addition, the Z71 package on the LTZ model is not available in conjunction with 22-inch wheels, ship-thrus, or the Max Trailering Package (NHT). Instead, the LTZ comes standard with the regular trailering package (Z82), which includes a trailer hitch, 7-pin and 4-pin connectors and Hitch Guidance.
The 2019 Silverado LTZ is currently offered with two gasoline engines – a standard 5.3L V8 and an optional 6.2L V8. The upcoming 3.0L Duramax six-cylinder will likely be offered as an option once production begins in the next several months.
The base 5.3L L84 V8 engine is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Part of the second-generation GM EcoTec3 engine family, the L84 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. It’s mated to the enhanced 8-speed automatic transmission (RPO code MQE), which includes overdrive, tow/haul mode, Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking.
It’s safe to assume that the 3.0L Duramax LM2 diesel engine will also be offered on the 2019 Silverado LTZ once the motor is put into production in the beginning of 2019. Chevy has already announced that the all-new diesel straight-six will be mated exclusively to the 10-speed transmission.
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