All 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trim Levels Compared | Valley Chevy

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trims & Options

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The 2018 Silverado 1500 is one of the best selling trucks in the United States because it offers an unbeatable performance, great value, and legendary Chevrolet dependability.

The Chevy Silverado was rated the Most Dependable Large Light Duty Pickup by J.D. Power and Associates. They came to this conclusion by surveying 36,000 2015 Silverado owners to ask them about whether they had any of 177 specific problems with their Silverados in the last 12 months. The study found that Silverado owners are less likely than owners of any other truck in the class to experience performance issues.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trims

The different 2018 Silverado trims also come with a variety of different engines. The 2018 Silverado block engines have Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing technology. This keeps the engines as efficient as possible while also generating a lot of power. The engine options across all trim levels include a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, and a 6.2L V8.

The Silverado has comfort features at any trim level to go with this best-in-class dependability and performance. The cabins are quiet and spacious. These trucks have every feature you need even at lower trim levels. At the higher trim levels, they still have all the necessary features you require, and they also have an abundance of extra features you’ll love.

Read more below to discover everything you need to know about these great trim levels and what makes each trim level unique. With eight options including premier versions and 54 total possible configurations, you’re guaranteed to find a Silverado that’s just right for you.

One vehicle missing from this list is the Centennial Edition Silverado. Click on the link to learn more about this special edition 1500 for 2018. Plus there will be a revamp of the 2019 Silverado 1500 to look for in coming months.

Silverado 1500 WT Trim

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The Silverado WT trim is a classic work truck. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, because bells and whistles don’t help you get the job done. Starting at only $29,695, this trim level gives drivers an unbelievable value for all the features and performance it does contain. It gets 21 miles per gallon combined from the standard 285 horsepower 4.3-liter V6 regular gas engine. This power gets delivered to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual technology for extra control when you need it.

The tailgate is manual, but it does lock. There are black accents across the exterior of the truck, which helps it hide dirt. The vinyl seating is another telltale sign that this truck is made for hard work. It also includes driver assistance features like a rear view camera and 3.5-inch driver information system.

WT Features:

  • 17-inch painted-steel wheel and all-season tires
  • Black bumpers, door handles, grille, and manual outside mirrors
  • CornerStep rear bumper and cargo area lamp
  • Full-size spare and spare tire carrier with lock
  • HID projector headlamps with LED signature lighting accents
  • Locking tailgate
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) Driver Information Center
  • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with outboard head restraints and center fold-down armrest with storage
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat (Crew Cab)
  • Full-width folding rear bench seat (4-door Double Cab)
  • Rubberized-vinyl floor covering
  • Vinyl seats
  • Six standard air bags†
  • Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guidance lines
  • Chevrolet MyLink† system with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen,
  • Bluetooth† wireless technology for phone
  • Daytime running lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and continuously Variable Valve Timing
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode, Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking
  • 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System† with Tire Fill Alert
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with DURALIFE™ rotors
  • StabiliTrak with Electronic Trailer Sway Control


Silverado 1500 LS Trim

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The LS trim adds more great features and keeps the starting price low at $31,795. It includes three free months of OnStar Guidance. It also comes with chrome styling on the outside and tinted glass. The wheels see an upgrade to stainless steel that compliments the chrome bumpers well.

Technology-wise, you start seeing comforts like power windows and power-adjustable outside mirrors. The mirrors are heated. Remote keyless entry makes the car more accessible in case of emergency, as you can get in with only a fob.

In addition to the WT features, you get the following.

LS Features:

  • Stainless steel clad wheels (Crew Cab models include 17" aluminum wheels)
  • Chrome front and rear bumpers and Chrome surround grille
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Chevrolet Connected Services Trial and OnStar Safety & Security Plan Coverage†
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot† with 1-month/3GB data trial, whichever comes first
  • Support for Apple CarPlay† with compatible phone
  • Support for Android Auto† with compatible phone

Silverado 1500 Custom Trim

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The 2018 Silverado Custom trim offers additional aesthetic features over the LS trim. Choose different packages to get your ideal look. Different looks like the Black Pack, Texas Edition, Street Package, and Rally 1 Edition make it easy to stand out from the crowd. This trim level starts at $35,595 with additional costs for the different optional packages.

With the Custom trim you get all the WT and LS features plus the following.

Custom Features:

  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Body-color grille surround
  • Body-colored headlamp bezels
  • Locking tailgate
  • Front recovery hooks
  • Chevrolet Connected Services Trial and OnStar Safety & Security Plan Coverage†
  • Available High Performance Suspension Package
  • Available Custom Convenience Package


Silverado 1500 LT Trim

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The LT trim takes the comfort and technology up another notch from the LS. The Silverado LT trim starts at $35,995 and includes all kinds of impressive features for that price. The exterior style gets a boost thanks to body-colored mirror caps and door handles, plus upgraded wheels.

The performance also improves from the EX-lift tailgate, larger color touchscreen, and Bluetooth technology. Extra seat storage, steering wheel controls, and split-bench seating make this truck more fun to be in.

Add the following specs and features to all those mentioned in the trims above.

LT Features:

  • Bright-machined aluminum wheels
  • Body-color door handles, mirror caps and side moldings
  • Chrome grille with chrome surround and black mesh
  • EZ Lift & Lower tailgate
  • Driver Information Center with 4.2-inch diagonal color display
  • Cloth 40/20/40 front split-bench seat
  • Chevrolet MyLink† with 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen and HD radio
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio†

Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Trim

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This trim level bumps the price to $41,395 and adds more great aesthetic and performance features. More front end features take on the body color at this level, adding more expressive detail to the head-on aesthetic. The appearance isn’t the only thing that gets an upgrade, as the Hill Descent Control, trailering package, and off-road suspension all join the picture at this level.

You get all the following features in addition to the LT trim.

LT Z71 Features:

  • 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires
  • Body-color headlamp bezels
  • Body-color grille surround
  • Chrome lower bumper appearance
  • Black recovery hooks
  • LED foglamps
  • Z71 Appearance Package (brushed metal Z71 door plate, unique gauge cluster and unique finish interior trim plates)
  • Heavy-duty automatic locking rear differential
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Trailering Package
  • Underbody transfer case shield
  • Z71 Off-Road Suspension with Rancho® monotube shocks

Silverado 1500 LTZ Trim

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This trim level starts at $43,695, and it’s easy to see exactly where that money goes. The interior of the cabin starts to feel luxurious thanks to heated leather seats and responsive climate control. Just so you don’t forget what you’re driving, the V8 now comes standard.

As if the LT didn’t come packed with enough bells and whistles. Add the following to the LT trim.

LTZ Features:

  • 18-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels
  • Chrome door handles, mirror caps, door moldings and beltline moldings
  • Chrome grille with chrome surround and chrome mesh
  • Full LED projector-beam headlamps, foglamps and taillamps
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 110v outlet
  • Heated leather-appointed bench seats and 10-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters
  • Theft deterrent system
  • Remote Vehicle Starter
  • Trailering Package
  • 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and continuously Variable Valve Timing

Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 Trim

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The LTZ Z71 starts at $48,295 and adds unbeatable off-road abilities. The appearance package makes a statement, and the performance backs it up. A locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control, tough bedliner, trailering package, and an underbody shield make this truck nearly unstoppable.

LTZ Z71 Features:

  • Z71 Appearance Package (brushed metal Z71 door plate, unique gauge cluster, unique finish interior trim plates, unique lower front bumper and unique chrome grille design)
  • Z71 Off-Road Suspension with Rancho® monotube shocks
  • Spray-On Bedliner
  • High-capacity Air Cleaner
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Heavy-duty automatic locking rear differential
  • Underbody shield for transfer case protection

Silverado 1500 High Country Trim

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The $53,395 starting price is well worth it for the best 2018 Chevy Silverado trim level available. You can’t tell if you’re driving a sophisticated and refined vehicle or a monster that was built for the job site. The answer is both. Chrome assist steps lead you into a cabin outfitted with premium leather over heated and ventilated seats. The spray-on bedliner with a brand logo is only one of many attractive touches. The enormous 20-inch chrome wheels will take you anywhere and look great doing it.

If we named it in a previous trim level, you can pretty much guarantee it made its way into the High Country.

High Country Features:

  • 6-inch chrome rectangular assist steps
  • 20-inch chrome wheels
  • Unique chrome grille
  • Cargo tie downs
  • Front and rear body-color bumpers
  • Polished exhaust tip
  • High Country Trim Package
  • Spray-On Bedliner with logo
  • Premium perforated leather-appointed heated and vented front bucket seats with 12-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Center floor console
  • Saddle or Jet Black interior color
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Chevrolet MyLink with Navigation†
  • Bose® premium performance audio
  • Enhanced Driver Alert Package
  • Wireless charging† capability
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode, Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking

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Where to Test Drive a New 2018 Silverado 1500 in Phoenix

Every 2018 trim level offers unique value and personality. At the lower end you have unbeatable prices. At the top, unbeatable performance, style and comfort. At any level, you get what you pay for and then some. Come test drive them all at your local Valley Chevy Dealer.

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