Significance:

As the second-best selling vehicle in America, Chevrolet has a lot riding on the Silverado, and the new generation doesn't disappoint. Chevy manages to strip 450 pounds off the truck by making more extensive use of aluminum, although the bed remains steel. Plus, a new 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine joins the powertrain range.

Cool Factor:

The Silverado's new styling gives it the best looking front end in the segment. Higher trims now feature an attractive combination of skinny LED headlights and running lights. Depending on the model, the grille either uses narrow chrome bars, body-color accents, or black mesh. 

Buyers can also show off to buddies by demonstrating the segment-first power tailgate.

How It Compares:

Better styling and updated powertrains will make the 2019 Silverado a compelling choice among buyers. It'll be able to work harder, too. Chevy manages to widen the bed by 7 inches, which makes carrying larger loads easier. Plus, the lockable storage bins over the wheel wells offer a secure place to carry smaller items.