The 2019 Chevy Silverado has the biggest pickup bed of all trucks everywhere.
Everyone is impressed with the new Silverado, from the amazing 6 engines to choose from to the bewildering 8 different trims (although, still not quite Dodge Challenger levels of trims). Now, Chevrolet has decided to toot the Silverado’s horn even louder thanks to a bed with best in class cargo volume.
They call it the Durabed.
Dura is quite understandable--it stands for durable, which denotes the Silverado’s use of high-strength steel in their bed’s construction. Ford switched to aluminum to save on weight, but Chevy is sticking with steel rated to a tensile strength of 500 MPa. That’s up from 250 MPa on last year’s Silverado.
Durabed is also quite spacious. The 2018 Silverado had 53 cubic feet in the short box compared to 63 cubic feet in the 2019 model--a 20% increase. It’s the same story for the regular box and long box as well: from 62 to 72 cubic feet and from 75 to 89 cubic feet, respectively. That’s more volume than either the Ford F-150 or the Ram 1500.
Most of this massive gain in space comes from widening the floor of the bed by 10% compared to the previous year. That’s about seven inches in width, meaning the bed will hang over the wheels a little more.
Size and strength isn’t the only thing the Silverado has going for it. There’s also a class-leading 12 tie-down locations with 9 more moveable tie-downs available. There’s also the power up/down tailgate to get into and out of the bed with the press of a button, as well as in-bed LED lighting to make it easier to see what you’re doing.
Perhaps best of all, there’s a 110/120-volt power outlet for powering your tools or your tailgate party. Either way works just fine.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado hits dealers this fall.