We’re in a 2019 Chevy Silverado RST Crew Cab with a 5.3-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic, and the all-new body structure is immediately apparent. There is a oneness between the cab and the bed, and the truck feels solid. Planted to the pavement. The steering effort is just right, and the ride is smooth without being floaty. The interplay between the V-8 and the transmission is exceptional. Hit the gas and the truck surges forward, building speed fluidly, with butter-soft upshifts. Now in its second century of making trucks, Chevy has shown with the new Silverado just how far it has come from its days making simple, humble work vehicles.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/08/13/the-2019-chevrolet-silverado-makes-driver-and-truck-feel-like-one