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2018 Chevy Silverado

Meeting the Family: 2018 Chevy Silverado Lineup

The 2018 Chevy Silverado is without a doubt the most impressive and intimidating line of trucks to be manufactured by Chevy. One of the things that makes the 2018 Chevy Silverado so intimidating is that it was engineered as part of a family. The Silverado 1500 along with the 2500 and 3500 Silverado HD are a full set that together dominate the truck industry. These three Chevy-bred Silverado models just seem to evolve from each other in order to get bigger and more systematically powerful. They are under one name, but they all are threatening in their own unique style. So, here is a rundown of this mafia adjacent family.

 

Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the anything, but baby sized, baby of the Silverado family. Weighing in at around 6,500 to 7,200 pounds the dimensions of the Silverado 1500 are 206-240 inches in length 80 inches in width and 74 inches in height.

The 2018 Silverado 1500 has four Ecotec3 engines with varying powertrains.

  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine (285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque)
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 eAssist engine ( 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque)
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with (355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque)
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine with (420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque)

 

All of these options come with an Aluminum block, Active Fuel Management, and Direct Injection. All but the 5.4L eAssist engine comes with Variable Valve Timing. With that kind of power, the baby of this household can hold its own by towing 5,500 to 9,400 lbs.

 

The 2018 Silverado 1500 starts at $28,300 and offers eight trim level selections for optimal customization:

  • Work Truck ($39,395)
  • LS ($41,195)
  • Custom ($41,295)
  • LT ($44,695)
  • LT Z71 ($46,595)
  • LTZ ($49,295)
  • LTZ Z71 ($50,795)
  • High Country ($56,695)

 

Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Momma bear makes an appearance as the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. If you thought that baby 1500 was big at around 7,000 pounds, Momma 2500HD throws that weight aside at around 9,300 to 9,900 pounds. The dimensions also get a slight boost to 224-258 inches in length 80-81 inches in width and 78 inches in height.

 

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes with two engine options.

  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine (360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque)
  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine (445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque)

 

The Vortec offers FlexFuel and Variable Valve Timing, while the Duramax offers D20-diesel compatibility, exhaust brakes, engine block heater, and capped fuel fill. With this kind of power, the momma of the group can tow an adrenaline packed 13,000 to 14,500 lbs.

 

The 2018 Silverado 2500HD starts at $34,400 and offers four trim level selections:

  • Work Truck ($39,595)
  • LT ($44,895)
  • LTZ ($50,695)
  • High Country ($57,095)

 

Chevy Silverado 3500HD

It time to introduce the big daddy godfather of them all the 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD. Compared to momma 2500HD, daddy 3500HD weights in a couple of thousand pounds more at around 9,700 to 11,400 pounds. The dimensions receive a slight boost once again with the Silverado 3500HD being 225-259 inches in length 80-96 inches in width and 76 inches in height.

 

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD comes with three engine options:

  • Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine (360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque)
  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine (445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque)
  • 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous CNG/­LPG capable engine (360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque)

 

In additions to the two engines the Silverado 2500HD has, the Silverado 3500 adds the 6.0L V8 SFI engine which is capable with CNG and LPG fuel options as well as gas. With this kind of power, the Godfather of the family can haul a massive 13,000 to 14,500 lbs.

 

The 2018 Silverado 3500 HD starts at $35,500 and offers eight trim level selections for optimal customization:

  • Work Truck single rear wheel ($36,895)
  • LT single rear wheel ($40,895)
  • Work Truck dual rear wheel ($45,095)
  • LTZ single rear wheel ($49,595)
  • LT dual rear wheel ($51,095)
  • LTZ dual rear wheel ($55,695)
  • High Country single rear wheel ($57,195)
  • High Country dual rear wheel ($61,295)

 

The Silverado 3500 HD offers every trim in single or dual wheel in order to give drivers a choice of control for their beast of a truck.

 

Runs in the Family

All three members of the 2018 Chevy Silverado family have similar configuration options. For all three Silverado models, you can get regular, double, or crew cab. Regular is the basic two-door truck set up, double is two regular sized front doors and two smaller back seat doors, and crew is four regular sized doors which makes for a massive and convenient truck. All three models also allow the choice between a short box which is around 69 inches, a standard box which is around 78 inches, and a long box which is around 97 inches. The only major configuration difference is that the 2018 Silverado 3500 HD also gives rear wheel options between double or single rear wheels.

The 2018 Chevy Silverado family from baby 1500 to the godfather 3500 HD are all powerful, bold, and handsomely engineered to perfection. Every one of the models could kill in the market all own, and it’s, and have for that matter, but as a family, they are truly unstoppable. When the day comes to a close, you may be intimidated to sit at the dinner table with this household, but they are definitely a group you want on your side if you want to dominate the roads.

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