2019 Silverado 1500 Durabed: Stronger, Bigger, and More Functional

Chevrolet has unveiled specifications for the 2019 Silverado 1500 cargo box, making it the largest pickup bed in the segment, by a pretty significant amount. The bed will also feature 12 fixed tie-downs with double the strength and providing more versatility for truck owners.

DETROIT — With best-in-class cargo volume, box depth, box length at floor, plus a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and exclusive power up/down tailgate, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the most functional bed of any pickup.

“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,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”

Every Silverado bed size has increased significantly in volume for the 2019 model year:

  Silverado Short Box Silverado Standard Box Silverado Long Box
2018 cargo box space 53 cubic feet 62 cubic feet 75 cubic feet
2019 cargo box space 63 cubic feet 72 cubic feet 89 cubic feet

The short-box’s volume is up to 20 percent more than any competitor’s short-box. Most of that increase was achieved by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly ten percent (seven inches), which is implemented across all three bed sizes.

For model year ’19, a higher-grade steel is being used in the construction of Durabed. The quality of the bed floor materials has improved as well, from 340 megapascals to 500 megapascals:

  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Ford F-Series 2019 Ram 1500
Bed material High-strength steel (500 MPa) Aluminum High-strength steel (340 MPa)

Some of the other dimensions in which Silverado now leads the class include:

Cargo box space  

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Ford F-Series 2019 Ram 1500
Short box 63 cubic feet 53 cubic feet 54 cubic feet
Standard box 72 cubic feet 62 cubic feet 62 cubic feet
Long box 89 cubic feet 77 cubic feet

Cargo box depth

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Ford F-Series 2019 Ram 1500
Short box 22 in. 21 in. 21 in.
Standard box 22 in. 21 in. 22 in.
Long box 22 in. 21 in.

Cargo box length at floor

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2019 Ford F-Series 2019 Ram 1500
Short box 70 in. 67 in. 67 in.
Standard box 79 in. 79 in. 76 in.
Long box 98 in. 98 in.

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. Together, these 21-total tie-downs are the most of any full-size pickup.

The accessibility of the tie-downs has also been improved. Tie-downs are now located at varying heights to offer customers greater versatility in what they can secure and haul.

The Durabed truck bed, standard on all 2019 Silverado 1500 models, also includes larger cutouts in the GM-exclusive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.

Durabed is also available with integrated, in-bed LED lighting and a 110/120-volt power outlet. A light at the top of the rear cab comes standard on all Silverado models

The 2019 Silverado 1500 will also be available with four 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 on High Country, the tailgate raises or lowers using the key fob, touchpads on the gate or button in the cabin. Includes lift assist, automatic release and power closing; power lockable

The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall.

We can’t wait to see the new Durabed comparison with our own eyes. What do you think is the most exciting improvement coming to the Silverado’s cargo bed? Let us know in the comments and make sure to follow Jeff Gordon Chevy on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to stay up to date on the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500’s arrival in Wilmington, NC.

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Re-Introducing the Chevrolet Colorado

It’s everything you expect from Chevy trucks and everything you didn’t expect from any small trucks. The 2015 Colorado will completely reinvent the midsize pickup. Built for a new generation with its own definition of adventure. It’s bold. It’s restless. It’s everything a truck should be, and more. The revived mid-sized truck won’t be available until Fall of 2014, but for now, we just can’t help but to keep looking at it. So what’s so special about it? A lot of things. Inside: The 2015 Colorado will be the first in its class to combine design features such as inlaid, triple-sealed doors, and thick windshield and side glass to help reduce wind noise inside, which helps keep the commotion of the outside world right where it belongs. A huge center console will provide easy, secure storage for your gadgets. Cockpit-style gauges and large, simple controls combined form and function for intuitive operation. Seats are shaped for maximum support and leg room. And a sculpted headliner provides extra space for taller drivers and passengers. Under the Hood: The Colorado is, of course, engineered to achieve outstanding fuel economy. The 2.5 liter I-4 and 3.6 liter V6 engines will use advance technology to boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. In both engines, Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) technology is utilized to optimize fuel economy. And joining the engine lineup the following year, the highly anticipated 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel (which no other North American competitor in its class has offered before.) To enhance the unrivaled towing and payload, the Colorado available 6-speed automatic transmission features a button-activated Tow/Haul mode on 3.6L V6 models, which will help minimize upshifting and downshifting. The Colorado will also allow you to have the option of the off-road Z71 package, of course. Outside: The Colorado will be available with in a Crew Cab or Extended Cab and offer the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and 4-wheel Duralife ABS brakes. And to help make your new Colorado yours, a bunch of custom accessories will be available to make the most of your time spent in your Colorado.

A standard two-tier box system provides an upper and lower storage area, perfect for hauling mountain bikes on top while leaving plenty of room for more gear below. The available Cargo Management System divides the box into modular sections for amazing bed flexibility.

And, for longer trips, you can get a dual rear-DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones to keep the rear passengers occupied and quiet. It’s got your back. And front. And sides… Colorado will include the 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty, FREE 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance, and a 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. All this plus included Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation programs for up to 5 years or 100,000 miles gives you the Best Pickup Coverage in America. Click here for more information on the Colorado from Chevrolet. Stay tuned for more news on the 2015 Colorado and its arrival. If you want to be one of the first to know about its arrival at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet or want to pre-order one, simply call us at (888)261-0090 and we’ll add you to the list! Or you can simply email us at sales@jgchevy.com! OR (last one) just fill out the contact form below.