The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is going to be the largest heavy-duty pickup truck in its lineup. The medium-duty segment is larger, with 4500, 5500, and 6500 models coming next season. Whatsoever, buyers are usually an option for the Chevy Silverado 3500, instead of their larger siblings. Next year we will see some modest changes and updates. Functionality and safety come first, so major upgrades are in the cabin and under the hood.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 will have three engine options. Two of them are petrol units, and one is diesel. However, the appearance of the heavy-duty truck is bold and aggressive. Thanks to Premium color packages, buyers can make their vehicle more appealing. White Pearl Tricoat is going to be again the most attractive paint job. Plenty of accessories and features are waiting in the cabin. Although it is a working mule, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 will be comfortable and fun to ride.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engines
Under the hood of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we will find the lineup we already got used to. So, as the base solution, truckers will get a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8. The VVT powertrain is strong, potent, and reliable. The heavy-duty truck will gain 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the VVT system, the engine can perform better at low torque and high power ends.
The second petrol engine is also a 6.0-liter V-8 engine, but with a different configuration. A CNG/LPG capable drivetrain can deliver the same amount of power but have an option to use alternative fuel type. It is not available on dual-wheel configurations.
Last, but probably the most interesting engine for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel. The powertrain is a beast since it creates the class-leading torque output. With 910 lb-ft of torque, only new Ram 1500 with the similar engine can match it. It also adds 450 hp and a six-speed Allison transmission. The diesel mill delivers power to rear wheels, or all wheels, depending on buyers’ choice.
Petrol engines are less potent than the diesel unit. If horsepower and torque numbers mean not too much to you, then towing capacity of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 will be the best illustrator. Petrol and CNG versions are good for 15,000 lbs when the 5th wheel/gooseneck is working. Diesel version can tow maximum 20,000 lbs at their weakest configuration, while the top models in this segment go over 23,000 pounds.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 cab and bed configurations
The base configuration for all 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and 2500 trucks is a Regular Cab, Long bed, and single rear wheel. The cabin can take up to three persons. The box is 98 inches long and has a capacity of 76 cubic-feet.
From here, buyers can change cab size, bed length, and rear wheel configuration. Truck with the same cabin can have dual wheel setup. The double cab also offers long box and either single- or dual-wheel. Passenger capacity for this cabin is six persons.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab is the only to offer a short bed. Here, the box is 79-inch long. Cargo volume drops to 61 cubic-feet. We expect from 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 heavy-duty truck to pick up some features from its smaller sibling. The next-gen Silverado 1500 comes with a special six-way tailgate. Multi-functional doors can be useful for owners of Silverado 3500 as well, also luring more buyers with the modern feature.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 release date
Since the new Chevy Silverado 1500 hit the new generation, its bigger sibling will have to wait and leave the stage to little brother. Well, truckers who need 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 for heavy-duty tasks are not going to wait for a too long. We believe that carmaker will launch the next series of HD pickups as soon as we step into 2019.