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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was new.


Interior: 8.2

The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado earns plenty of plaudits for its interior, which looks good, uses lots of high-quality materials, and provides plenty of space. However, it still lacks the luxurious appointments of rivals like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The Silverado's seats are roomy and comfortable, and the infotainment system is easy to use.

  • "Inside, the higher-line trim levels we drove were very nicely appointed with padded dash face, door tops, and armrests. Wood trim and two-tone color combinations are available to provide a richer look." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Chevy pulled out all the stops for the Silverado's engineering and model range, but its most upscale interior clearly trails the luxury of top competitors from Ford and Ram. While those pickups offer leather fit for a hand-tooled saddle and detailing like saddle-bag style map pockets and barbed-wire pattern floor mats, the Silverado High Country's interior holds no surprises." -- The Detroit Free Press
  • "The most glaring deficiency of the 2019 Silverado is its interior, which just isn't up to snuff compared to the most recent Ford and Ram offerings. A seven-inch infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a welcome piece of standard equipment, and optional bits like the segment's first head-up display, a surround-view camera setup and a rear-camera mirror are nice touches. But none of the materials have a premium feel, and the trim – faux wood in some models, an odd cross-hatch in others – looks cheap. Even the most expensive High Country, which replaces the aluminum-painted surround of the center stack with a bronze-painted surround, lacks the polish of Ford's Platinum and Limited trim levels." -- Autoblog


The Silverado seats three people in Regular Cab models and five or six people in Double and Crew Cab models. It comes standard with cloth upholstery and a front bench seat.

Leather upholstery, front bucket seats, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel are available. With the optional safety alert seat, the driver's seat vibrates in conjunction with the other active safety systems.

You immediately notice the space and quietness inside this Chevrolet. The redesigned 2019 Silverado has a larger cabin than the outgoing model. Both rows of seats offer plenty of room, even for tall adults. 

For installing child safety seats, Silverado models with rear seats have two full sets of LATCH connectors for the outboard seats, as well as an upper tether for the middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the system the second-lowest rating of Marginal for ease of use. The tether anchors can be hard to find and can be confused for other hardware. Also, the lower anchors are located too deep in the seat.

  • "With multiple adjustments and enormous travel fore and aft, Silverado seat positioning is a land of vast opportunity, even for NBA-sized folks. Likewise, comfort and refinement darn near match the marks set by a very good passenger car." -- New York Daily News
  • "All vehicles we drove were crew cabs, and Chevrolet says the redesign brings three more inches of rear legroom to those models, resulting in huge amounts of headroom and legroom front and back." -- Consumer Guide
  • "We spent the entire drive cruising with the radio off and never noticed any objectionable levels of road or wind noise. Color us impressed." -- Left Lane News

Interior Features

Standard features in the Silverado include a rearview camera, Teen Driver, and Chevy's Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Available features include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, remote start, two 120-volt power outlets (one located in the bed), three additional USB ports, wireless device charging, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and an upgraded Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch HD touch screen and navigation.

There is also a long list of active safety features, including a head-up display, a rearview camera mirror, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic braking, front pedestrian braking, a surround-view parking camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

Many trucks nowadays offer an obscenely long features list, and the Silverado is no different. Fortunately, its features are user-friendly. The infotainment system features a sharp-looking touch screen with an intuitive user interface, and there are redundant physical controls for some functions. However, some people will think the controls are a little hard to reach from the driver's seat.

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  • "The Silverado's new infotainment system combines crisper, more modern graphics and fonts with minimized latency between commands. While base models receive seven-inch touchscreens, many models will feature eight-inch units, and the available navigation system features single-line address entry and sharper-looking maps. … The new system isn't as visually impressive as the optional gargantuan 12-inch vertical Uconnect hub in the Ram, but it's plenty big." -- CNET
  • "Audio systems on these vehicles included volume and tuning knobs, with other settings being made through virtual buttons on the large dash screen. Climate controls include rotary temperature and fan switches, with mode being adjusted with individual buttons that allow defrost, dash, and floor vents to be activated simultaneously – a nice touch. The only down side here is that elements of the audio and climate systems that are far to the right might be a little out of easy reach for the driver." -- Consumer Guide
  • "From a usability stand point, we found the new controls to be intuitive and easy to use. Two USB-C charge ports are provided along with two USB-A and a wireless charging mat now large enough to fit most phones (which has been moved to the front of the console from the lid)." -- Truck Trend


The Silverado offers three bed lengths – 8-foot-2-inch, 6-foot-7-inch, and 5-foot-10-inch – but not every bed is available with every cab. The Silverado's bed is wider and deeper for 2019, making it the largest in the segment, according to Chevrolet. However, that extra depth comes from having higher bed walls, which some people might have trouble reaching over.

There are several fixed tie-down points throughout the bed to help with securing cargo, and there are locking bins for securing cargo. An available power-operated tailgate assists with raising the gate, and the optional in-bed 120-volt power outlet is useful as well. There's plenty of interior storage space for small items.

  • "The cargo bed is about seven inches wider between the walls, which increases bed capacity. It also provides space for accessory bedside bins with locking covers that allow you to carry good-sized items under lock and key. The bedside walls are also quite tall – another aid to capacity – though that means even average-size folks standing beside the bed might have trouble reaching over the walls to grab something off the floor of the bed." -- Consumer Guide
  • "An available power-operated tailgate opens and closes the tailgate via the key fob or a button on the dashboard. You can also close the tailgate by lifting your knee into it, as one might with both hands full. The electric motor takes over once you've nudged it up past a threshold angle." -- New York Daily News
  • "Just as importantly, Chevy was able to equip the 2019 Silverado with the largest truck bed in the segment. Compared to the last Silverado the short bed increases from 53 cubic feet to 63, the standard box swells from 62 to 72, and the long box goes from 75 to 80. There are also 12 fixed tie-down points in the bed, each of which is rated to hold 500 pounds, up from the 250 lbs of the old truck. Accessing all that space in the bed can be made easier by a power operated rear tailgate, but only on LTZ and High Country models." -- Autoblog

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