2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4x4 Crew Cab: Pros And Cons

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has seen mixed success since its introduction earlier this year. Our first drive, written by yours truly, was lukewarm at best. And when my colleague Jeff Perez got behind the wheel of a Trail Boss model down in Miami, well, that lukewarm tone cooled off considerably. Poor Jeff is still getting angry emails from Chevy fans after the Bowtie's bread-and-butter truck earned the second lowest truck score we've ever handed out.

Being the good guy that I am, I'm going to take some heat off Jeff and explain precisely where the Silverado goes wrong. There are certainly things to like on this truck, but it also has one big, fundamental flaw that simply doesn't afflict its rivals from Ford and Ram (and two others that do). And until Chevrolet can correct these glaring faults, the Silverado will continue to be our least favorite American half-ton.


2019 Chevrolet Silverado

While Jeff rightly dragged on the style of his Silverado Trail Boss, the aesthetics of the range-topping High Country aren’t nearly as offensive. The lower ride height, thinner side walls that come with the optional 22-inch wheels, and ample chrome creates less visual weight. Where the Trail Boss’s blacked-out grille gives the truck a nose-heavy look, the High Country benefits from the right balance of chrome and plastic trim. The air-curtain-like “blades” on the lower outb...