One of the areas General Motors focused on most when developing the current-generation Chevrolet Silverado lineup was the bed. With a best-in-class cargo volume, box depth and box length at floor, along with a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and available power up/down tailgate, the automaker describes the Silverado’s Durabed as “the most functional bed of any pickup” currently on sale.
GM and Chevrolet recently put together a video highlighting all the ways the Durabed makes life easier for Silverado pickup owners. The video goes over the Durabed’s various sizes, mixed material construction and the aforementioned 12 fixed tie-down points, among other things.
Let’s start with the box sizes. As the video shows, the short-box Durabed has 9 cubic feet more volume than the previous-generation Chevrolet Silverado’s short box for a total of 62.9 cubic feet. The standard box has jumped more than 10 cubic feet for a total volume of 71.7, while the long box has grown by 12 cubic feet for a total of 89.1.
Some may already know about the Durabed’s 12 standard fixed tie-down points, but as the video points out, there are also nine optional movable tie-down points in the bed for those customers that may be seeking a little more utility. The 500-pound capacity of the fixed tie-down points is also double the capacity of the tie-downs on the old Silverado. Finally, the video shows off the Durabed’s external power outlet, CornerStep rear bumpers and available power up-down tailgate.
“The all-new Silverado has a larger, stronger and more functional truck bed for you to depend on, and yes, it’s still made of high-strength steel,” the video presenter says. “No matter how you use it, whether on the job site or for a home project, the Silverado Durabed provides more space and capability to get the job done.”
Check out the video embedded below for a more complete rundown of the advantages of the new Chevrolet Silverado Durabed.