Smart Reviews

2018 Chevy Silverado - Built to Last

For drivers looking for a truck that offers durability and power all-in-one, there’s no better option than the Chevy Silverado. As one of the best pick-ups on the market, the Silverado has long provided drivers with a quality driving experience and great reliability. Built to last, the Silverado will provide top-notch performance for years to come. This year, the 2018 Chevy Silverado seeks to improve an already fantastic experience with new technology, cool features and better performance, even offering an improved fuel economy. If you are looking for one pick-up this year that has it all, the 2018 Chevy Silverado may be just the thing for you. If you are interested in the 2018 Chevy Silverado, read on to learn more.

When it comes to the 2018 Chevy Silverado, performance is one of it’s most impressive attributes.  Knowing how important power and performance are to build the perfect pick-up, Chevy has designed a vehicle with three different engine options to choose from - with each engine option being more powerful than the last. The base model features a 4.3-liter V6 engine that generates up to 285 horsepower, providing sufficient power for most drivers and allows for strong acceleration and a terrific towing capacity. You’ll also find it’s plenty efficient, getting 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Paired with this V6 engine is a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. However, four-wheel drive is available for all models.

The two optional V8 engines available in higher-end trims are even more impressive. The 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine allows the Silverado to tow up to 11,100 pounds which is perfect for a trailer or boat. Also with this engine, there is no sacrifice to fuel economy, getting 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway - the same as the V6. Using start/stop technology that shuts off the vehicles engine when the car is idle, and regenerative braking, this V8 is exceedingly efficient compared to other options, giving you the most out of your V8. But if that’s not enough power, the 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers 420 horsepower and can tow up to 12,500 pounds, allowing you to haul a little more, while only seeing a minimal sacrifice in fuel efficiency. With the V8 engines comes an eight-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly in most environments.

Make no mistake, the Silverado’s interior is just as impressive as its performance. The standard split-bench seating fits up to three passengers comfortably, but drivers also have the option for front bucket seats that reduce passenger capacity to two while providing more headroom and legroom. Vinyl upholstery comes standard in the Silverado, but leather seating is available, as are heated and ventilated seats. In crew cab models, you’ll get even more passenger seating, LATCH connectors and a quiet cabin that minimizes road noise. Standard features include a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB ports and a teen driver monitoring system. Of course, there is also a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system which can be upgraded to an 8-inch model. Other optional features include a sunroof, HD radio, seven-speaker Bose audio, dual-zone climate control, smartphone integration and rear-seat entertainment. Other optional features include plenty of driver assistance features like parking sensors, forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist.