2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Review
The Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks on the road today. It’s been around for decades due to its power, towing capability, state-of the art features, and ever-changing style.
In this 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 review, our team at The Lake Dealerships will go over what makes this truck stand out on the roads of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte. After reading through this review, you’ll know for sure if this will be your next pickup truck.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Works Harder & Smarter
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 has three available engine options, all with the kind of power you’d expect in a hardworking pickup truck…
- 3L EcoTec3 V6: 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque
- 3L EcoTec3 V8: 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
- 2L EcoTec3 V8: 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
Each engine comes with active fuel management, direct injection, and variable valve timing, which all work to improve performance and fuel economy. Because of this, the vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 26 gallons and can achieve a best-in-class EPA-estimated 16 city/23 highway MPG.*
With the truck’s power comes the responsibility of being able to carry equipment from one job site to another. This is no problem for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, as it has a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,250 pounds.
With features like an integrated brake controller, tow/haul mode, and StabiliTrak® with trailer sway control, you’ll always keep your trailer attached securely to your truck while you’re driving. And with 5-foot, 8-inch; 6-foot, 6-inch; and 8-foot box lengths, as well as four standard lower tie-downs, you’ll be able to fit any size cargo within the bed of your Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Technology Features That Are One Step Ahead
The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is equally as smart as it is strong, and that’s apparent with its available technology features, like Chevy MyLink®.
This system comes with either a 7-inch or 8-inch digital color touchscreen, where you can store up to 60 different radio stations, contacts, and navigation destinations.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is ahead of the curve when it comes to its technology offerings. It’s the first full-size pickup truck to have both a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging. This way, no matter where you’re working, you’re sure to have a strong internet connection without worrying about your phone losing battery life.
And you can monitor your vehicle from any location with the myChevrolet™ mobile app. With this app, you can start/stop the engine, lock/unlock the doors, or view diagnostic information, all from your smartphone.
Make a Strong Statement with These Special Editions
You have the power to get to any job site easily and the technology features to enjoy the ride there. But what about pulling up in style? For those who crave a truck that stands out from the crowd, you’ll be glad to know that the 2018 Silverado 1500 has several special editions to go with your driving personality. They include…
- Redline: Comes with 20-inch black wheels with red accents, red tow hooks, and black mirror caps.
- Midnight: Has 18-inch black wheels, black Chevy bowtie emblems, and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® off-road tires.
- High Desert: Offers an all-new flexible, lockable storage system, along with lighted side storage boxes and a 3-piece removable Tonneau cover.
Take on Any Road in the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
It’s time to go to work. And with high performance and towing capabilities, innovative technology features, and a standout appearance, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the vehicle that’s ready to take on the streets of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.
When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of this impressive pickup truck, schedule a test drive at The Lake Dealerships. We look forward to working with you.
*EPA-estimated 16 city/23 highway MPG with available 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission (2WD) or 18 city/24 highway MPG with 5.3L V8 eAssist (2WD) (limited availability in select markets).