2019 Chevy Silverado: 5 Cool Facts You Should Know
Sure, you know all the basic stuff about the new Silverado. But have you heard about these cool little details?
By now, you’re probably seeing lots of 2019 Chevy Silverado pickups out there on the web. Heck, you’ve probably already spec’d out the one you want online. We’ve certainly seen a lot of the all-new Silverado, beginning with its unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show back in January. And now we’ve carefully analyzed every inch of this white beauty we saw at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, too.
We know that you’re already well aware of the basic facts regarding the new Silverado. Things like powertrain specs, towing and hauling capability, and the truck’s nifty new bed. Thus, we thought it would be prudent to skip all that general knowledge stuff and bring you five cool things you may not know about the 2019 Silverado. Which is actually kind of hard to narrow down, because this truck is chock full of incredible new features!
It’s the Most Aerodynamic Truck on the Market
We doubt that most truck manufacturers dedicate much development time to aerodynamics. But the new Silverado spent 1,000 hours in the wind tunnel, resulting in a 7% reduction in drag over the outgoing model. That means it’ll be more efficient, even before you factor in things like weight and powertrain options.
Smart Design Equals Money Savings
Most automakers place blind spot sensors in the taillights. Which means that if you break one, it’s going to cost you a lot of dough to replace. So the new Silverado has them in the side step portion of the bumper, way out of harm’s way.
The bed on the 2019 Silverado is a whopping seven inches wider on the inside than the outgoing model. But it isn’t any wider on the outside. So how’d they pull that off? The walls and floor panel are shaped from three different pieces, an improvement on the outgoing one-piece design that limited how deep the steel could go before it tore.
In the rear seat, you’ll find some nifty cubbyholes behind the cushions. They aren’t massive storage compartments, but they are quite handy.
The new Silverado’s wheelbase is four inches longer than the old one. That should hinder turning radius, but Chevy got around this problem by moving the upper control arms above the wheels to increase steering angle.