America loves pickup trucks, and that’s the reason why we need to review this beast of a machine. It is General Motor’s best option for the segment and has been roaring in the segment. The truck offers you everything that you might wish from a pickup truck.
The Chevrolet Silverado is offered to you in three different engines as well as bed sizes. If you have something particular in mind for your next pickup truck then the Silverado might have something up its sleeves. Although, it stands a great competition against equally great options like Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, and RAM 1500. Therefore, let’s see whether the truck deserves all the noise it is getting or not. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado price of 8 trims that start from WT trim for $36,195 to High country trim at $53,395
Driving & Performance
The driving & performance capability of the Chevrolet Silverado is certainly a mixed bag of thoughts that you may while driving it for the first time. The truck can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of 6.4 seconds. Although, it certainly lag in the handling aspect in comparison to the competition.
In order to access the full power of acceleration in the truck, you need to hit the throttle hard. The moment you do so the impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine is truly at your service. The handling of the car is something that is really hard to figure out. Firstly, it is a bit too stiff even for a normal truck and the steering feels unpredictable from the driver’s seat. It truly is not good enough, especially while taking corners. Although, the centering of the steering wheel to its normal place is pitch perfect.
The brakes are decent for the segment. It can come to a complete halt from 60 to 0 in a matter of 125 feet. It has a level of rolling while taking down mid-bumps maybe because of its hard throttle. The engine although does a really great job of getting out of the traffic. Its off-road capabilities are great with high ground clearance, four-wheel drive, and also the great turning radius makes it way more capable.
It is a spacious one which gives ease of access to its riders as well as passengers the most they can ask for. The instrument cluster is nicely placed and can be accessed very easily. The touchscreen, the knobs, the button each and everything placed inside the vehicle is very attractive.
Their competitors in the segment that are bigger than the Silverado yet the vehicle doesn’t lag in terms of space. You can easily fit three adults in the rear without any problem whatsoever. Some of the plastics that are used inside the truck feel cheap. Although, the cabin inside feels much modern in comparison to its competition. It is a fairly good truck in terms of the interior if you are considerate about it.
The front of the truck looks neat and might appeal to most of the pickup truck lovers. It has a really big face with headlamps that complements and completes its face. The design of the truck doesn’t feel that overwhelming although has an intrinsic masculine appeal to it.
Talking about the size, it has some presence on the road. It is surely something that at least a truck lover would appreciate. The truck looks classic and has a sort of square shaped design. You can also get the bed of the truck as per your likeness. Overall, it looks the way it should look.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a decent number of safety features for you to be confident while driving it on the road. It has numbers of airbags that offer support in case of unwanted collision from all side for the drivers as well as the passengers. You can also see the tire pressure hands on and this is offered to you as standard.
The optional safety features include for Chevy silverado 1500 are Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane-Keeping Assist. The truck has been tested for IIHS and NHTSA. All the rating that came out ranges between average to good, therefore, the vehicle is pretty dependable.
The car has relatively bad handling, especially in comparison to its competitors. There are various options that the trucks offer so suggesting one would be difficult. Although if you are looking for some decent power then go for the WT and LS trims. Although, if you are looking for some great features then go for the LT variant.