Over the past few decades, full size pickup trucks including the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado have outsold conventional cars in North America. Built to deliver impeccable strength and dependency, the Silverado is fully capable and highly configurable to meet your everyday needs. Equipped with the best in-class towing capacity and state-of-the-art technology, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is the ultimate work vehicle by day and road trip vehicle by night.
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2018 Chevrolet Silverado Overview
Otherwise known as the truck of the century, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is available in 8 different trims, 3 cab styles, 3 box sizes, and 9 special editions. Sporting a muscular front-end design with bold horizontal elements and a sculpted hood, the urban design of the Silverado is unlike any other.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Engine and Transmissions
Silverado owners can choose from several powerful engine options including one V6 and two V8 engines. Boasting the best in class torque, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado’s 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine produces a horsepower of 285 and an impressive 305 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 RPM. Depending on other equipment, the V6 can also tow up to a maximum of 7,600 pounds. Amongst the 3 engine options, the 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 is the most economical, managing 18 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine is capable of producing 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet at 4,100 RPM without the help of the eAssist Powertrain. In terms of fuel efficiency, the 5.3L V8 shares the fuel economy of the V6, offering 18 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway when using the eAssist Powertrain. When properly equipped, the 5.3L V8 even can tow up to 11,100 pounds which is good enough for most.
But if the towing capacity of the 5.3L engine isn’t enough for your everyday needs, then an upgrade to the 6.2-liter V8 engine will surely impress. Producing 420 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 460 pound-feet of torque at 460 RPM, the 6.2L V8 engine boasts a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds — the best in its class.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Technology
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado comes equipped with the following technologies to help drivers and passengers stay connected with the world wherever they are:
- OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
- Wireless Charging
- Chevrolet MyLink
Meanwhile, advanced safety features in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado include:
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Safety Alert Driver Seat
- Rear Vision Camera
- IntelliBeam® high beam assist
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- OnStar® Automatic Crash Response
- Trailer Sway Control
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