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The New 2019 Silverado 1500: Now Available in Olathe, KS


For the 2019 model year, Chevrolet designers and engineers collaborated in a complete redesign of the already capable Chevy Silverado 1500. This new fourth-generation Silverado has been re-imagined from the ground up. It is a lighter, more fuel-efficient full-size pickup that is still as powerful as ever.


Best of all, it’s now available for lease and sale at our Olathe Chevy dealership! Here’s what you can expect when you slide into the incredibly comfortable seat of the all-new Silverado this winter.


With the mid-size Colorado so capably serving those with slightly more modest needs, the Chevy design team was free to make the all-new 2019 Silverado larger.

Compared to the 2018 version, the 2019 model’s wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer, its overall length extends an extra 1.6 inches, and it’s 1.2 inches wider than the third-generation version. Those are best-in-class numbers, folks. The new Silverado bed is also a full 7 inches wider, further expanding upon its cargo volume by 20%. (It comes with 12 tie-downs for added convenience and safety.)

There are eight models to choose from, some weighing up to 450 pounds less than previous versions. Still, its body is sleeker than ever, accentuated by four bold new grille designs.

Interior Comfort

In the cabin, you’ll find that the steering wheel is fully squared for the first time. An all-new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system comes with either a 7-inch or HD 8-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard, while 4G LTE WiFi and trailer tire-pressure monitoring are available. Rear-seat crew cab passengers now enjoy up to 2.5 inches more legroom.


What’s most important to you? Towing and hauling capacity? Torque? Fuel economy? It’s easy to marry one of these five Silverado engines to your must-haves:

  • The standard 4.3L V6, rated at 285 hp at 5300 rpm with 305 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L turbocharged inline-four, rated at 310 hp at 5600 rpm with 348 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.3L V8, capable of 355 hp at 5600 rpm with 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L V8, rated at 420 hp with 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L turbo-diesel inline-six (new, to be rated)

Both eight-cylinder engines feature a new Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) system. While the previous Active Fuel Management system allowed for the use of just four cylinders in low-demand situations, DFM cylinder deactivation uses as few as two cylinders when conditions permit.

The 6.2L V8 is only available in the LTZ and High Country.

The new turbocharged six-cylinder diesel is an all-new design that some call the “Baby Duramax.”

Of course, there are both rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive models available. Select from regular, extended and crew cab options to match interior space with your needs, as well. For those with clearance and other considerations, it is possible to get a two-inch suspension lift right from the factory. Just ask your Olathe Chevy dealer for more information.


Fuel Economy & Towing

Combined EPA ratings range from 17 mpg to 22 mpg. The most fuel-efficient setup delivers an EPA highway rating of 26 mpg.

The Silverado delivers towing and payload capacity in spades:

  • 2.7L I-4 turbo: max towing is 7,200 lbs and max payload is 2,280 lbs
  • 4.3L V6: max towing is 8,000 lbs and max payload is 2,500 lbs
  • 5.3L V8 with DFM: max towing is 11,600 lbs and max payload is 2,190 lbs
  • 6.3L V8 with DFM: max towing is 12,200 lbs and max payload is 2,100 lbs
  • The specs for the all-new 3.0L turbo diesel (early 2019 delivery) are still to come.

For those with serious towing needs, the optional tow package even includes a camera system that displays close-up views of the trailer and hitch for up to eight seconds at a time on the infotainment screen. Plus, the handy Drive Mode Selector knob gives you the option of choosing your…well, drive mode to match certain terrain or conditions.


Check Out the 2019 Silverado at McCarthy Olathe Chevrolet

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will perform for you from the streets of downtown Kansas City to the country roads outside of Olathe and everywhere in between. This we guarantee. To get a glimpse of the new Silverado, head to our Chevy dealership at 675 N Rawhide Rd in Olathe, KS. You can reach our Chevrolet sales team at 913-324-7200 to discuss your Silverado financing or leasing options, as well.


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