2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 TOWING UPDATES AND FEATURES
According to a poll of 7,000 Silverado customers conducted by Chevrolet, 60 percent named towing as a major consideration when purchasing their ride. This is precisely why making sure the towing experience is convenient, reliable, and thoroughly capable of handling the kind of weight that pickup truck drivers like to throw around is important. Towing received a lot of attention from Chevy during the development of the latest Silverado. Let’s go over some of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing updates and features.
Towing apps and assistance systems
All 2019 Chevy Silverado models will include access to the myChevrolet app, which provides such trailering features as a pre-departure towing checklist, a glossary of towing terms, and more. This app will also allow drivers to do a light test to make sure that the trailer and the truck are properly connected, which used to be a two-person job!
The Advanced Trailering System comes standard on Silverado LTZ and High Country trims, and is an available feature on the LT, RST, and Trail Boss trims. This feature is designed to make the overall towing process go much more smoothly. It includes three assistance systems to help drivers: Auto Parking Brake Assist, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, and the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
The 2019 Silverado has the largest pickup truck bed available.
Auto Parking Brake Assist works to help erase the nuisance of lining up your truck and trailer hitch perfectly only to then see it shift when you put the truck in park. Hitch Guidance with Hitch View adds dynamic guidelines to the Rear Vision Camera in order to better line up the hitch with more precision, making the entire process easier. The Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System, an optional feature, monitors the tire pressure of the trailer tires.
The Advanced Trailering System also comes with an app that allows you to track the mileage, fuel economy, and transmission temperature of the truck while it is towing. Trailer Theft Alert, which is an industry first, can blare the truck’s lights and the horn if the harness of the trailer is disconnected from the truck.
The 2019 Silverado models will also offer the Trailer Camera Package which uses three cameras to provide a 270-degree view of surroundings. Chevrolet has also created a trailering label for the driver’s side door jamb that includes information that is needed to calculate the truck’s specific capabilities, taking the guesswork out of the process.