2019 SILVERADO 1500 DURABED IS LARGEST FULL-SIZE PICKUP BED
Most Functional Pickup Bed
The 2019 Silverado 1500 has the most functional bed of any pickup.
With best-in-class cargo volume, box depth, box length at floor, plus a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and an exclusive power up/down tailgate, the 2019 Silverado provides a lot versatility.
Tim Herrick, Executive Chief Engineer, Full Size Trucks, General Motors notes, “The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience. We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”
For 2019, every Silverado’s bed size has increase significantly in volume for the model year. The short box has gone from 53 cubic feet to 63 cubic feet. The standard box’s cargo space has increased from 62 cubic feet to 72 cubic feet. Finally, the long box’s cargo space has improved from 75 cubic feet to 89 cubic feet.
Also for the 2019 model year, Chevrolet is using a higher-grade steel in the construction of Durabed. The quality of the bed floor materials has improved as well, from 340 megapascals to 500 megapascals.
Silverado Leads Pickup Bed Class
The Silverado 1500 offers the most pickup bed space available when compared to the 2019 Ford F-Series and 2019 Ram 1500.
Short Box: 63 cubic feet
Standard Box: 72 cubic feet
Long Box: 89 cubic feet
2019 Ford F-Series
Short Box: 53 cubic feet
Standard Box: 62 cubic feet
Long Box: 77 cubic feet
2019 Ram 1500
Short Box: 54 cubic feet
Standard Box: 62 cubic feet
Long Box: N/A
The Silverado now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and the strength of each of these has doubled from 250 lbs. to 500 lbs. of force before bending. An additional nine moveable tie-down points are available as well, for even more cargo flexibility. In total, 21 tie-downs make it the most of any full-size pickup.
Four Tailgate Variants
The 2019 Silverado will also feature four available tailgate variants.
- Standard Gate: a manual gate with no lift assist; manually lockable (with Key)
- Standard Gate with Lift Assist: a stamped gate that includes lift assist; manually lockable (with key)
- Power Lock/Release: includes lift assist and automatic release; power lockable
- Industry-Exclusive Power Up/Down: available on the LTZ and standard High Country trims. The tailgate lowers and raises using the key fob, touchpads on the gate, or with a button in the cabin. Includes lift assist, automatic release and power closing; power lockable.
As you can see, the redesigned 2019 Silverado features a larger pickup bed that offers more cargo space than the competition, and four different tailgate options to choose from. The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall, so be sure to check back for more updates.