Versatility is a big reason why buyers prefer the most popular trucks. A great example is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It offers eight trim levels, three body styles, six powertrains, and many other options. By comparison, its rival, the Ram 1500 offers six trim levels and three engine options.
To make things a bit more complicated, Chevy has redesigned the Silverado for 2019 and has also made some tweaks among its trim levels. Given all of this, it might be challenging for buyers to sort out the starting price of the Silverado they want. Depending on the trim level and options they choose, buyers could pay anywhere from around $30,000 to over $55,000.
To get a better idea of what the starting prices are of the different versions of the Silverado plus their features they offer, read on.
Work Truck (WT) – $28,300
The base model Silverado is a no-frills model that has a single cab style with a long bed. The WT is the only Silverado that offers a single cab but is also available in a double cab. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available.
Its EcoTec 4.3-liter V6 engine makes 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can upgrade to a 5.3-liter V8 that delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado’s towing capacity ranges from 7,400 to 7,900 pounds, depending on the engine.
The WT has a blacked-out grille, bumpers, and trim plus 17-inch wheels. Inside, buyers can choose between cloth and vinyl seats. Remote keyless entry, a USB port, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen are standard, as is Chevy’s Infotainment 3 system with Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Standard safety features include front and rear parking assist, lane change alert with blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alerts.
Custom Trail Boss – $39,500
The Custom Trail Boss is an off-road variant of the Custom trim level, which is the next trim level up from the WT. The Custom Silverado adds an all-body-color theme to the WT as well as 20-inch aluminum wheels and LED taillights for a starting price of $34,600.
New for 2019, the Custom Trail Boss costs almost $6500 than the Custom, mainly because of the standard Z71 off-road package. It includes everything a driver needs for hooning about the trails: AWD, locking differentials, skid plates, and Duratrac tires. A 2-inch lift and red tow hooks to the Custom Trail Boss complete the look.
And like the WT and the Custom, the Custom Trail Boss has a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers also can opt for the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine for more power.
LT – $36,900
The LT is positioned in the middle of the Silverado lineup. Like all Silverados except the Trail Boss trims, the LT comes standard with RWD, with AWD as an option. A standard 2.7-liter turbo inline-four engine that makes 310 hp sets the LT apart from all other Silverado variants except for the RST.
Exterior styling for the LT includes a split-bar chrome grille and mirror caps plus 17-inch aluminum wheels. LED headlights enhance the LT’s value. The 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is another upgrade. Buyers who want to add a luxurious touch can opt for leather upholstery.
The LT Trail Boss is the LT offroading variant that starts at $48,300. It has all the Trail Boss goodies packaged at the LT trim level. The 5.3-liter V8 engine is standard.
LTZ – $43,000
The LTZ is the LT luxury variant that shares the standard 5.3-liter V8 with the other trims at this level. Chevy also offers the 6.2-liter V-8 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and the turbo-diesel straight-six as options in this trim.
The carmaker has also added more chrome on the LTZ’s exterior and leather seats inside. An advanced towing package that includes an HD rearview camera and hitch guidance is standard.
An eight-speed automatic transmission is also standard on all LT trims and a 10-speed automatic is available on the LT and LTZ.
RST – $38,800
Like the LT, the RST has 2.7-liter turbo inline-four engine that comes standard. The RST is Silverado’s sporty version that boasts all-body-color trim and full LED lighting from its headlights to its cargo bed. It comes standard with 18-inch aluminum wheels but buyers can opt for wheels as big as 22 inches.
High Country – $53,000
The top-of-the-line Silverado comes with the 5.3-liter V8 engine standard. As with the LTZ, buyers can upgrade to the 6.2-liter V8. The High Country has some fancier touches such as bronze and chrome accents gracing its front end and big 20-inch aluminum wheels. Chrome has also been added to the side steps, which is unique to this trim.
This variant shares the advanced towing package with the LTZ. A feature that is standard only the High Country is a tailgate that is powered by remote control. Other variants, such as the LTZ, offer this feature only as an option.