2019 Silverado Durabed… Bigger, Better, and Stronger

January 2nd, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Durabed Specs and features

2019 Silverado 1500 Durabed Specs and Features

Chevrolet has fully embraced the pickup bed as the heart of the truck, and the new beds in the 2019 Silverado are perfect examples of this shift in thinking. According to 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.” So what makes the new Silverado Durabed so much better? Cargo size, box space, tie-downs, iconic two tier loading system and well.. lets just take a look…

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How much bigger is the 2019 Silverado bed compared to the 2018 Silverado bed?

The truck bed volume for the Silverado has increased significantly in 2019 bringing the short and standard box up by 10 cubic feet each. While the Silverado Long Box was increased by 14 cubic feet from the previous 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

Here are the major differences between the 2019 and 2018 Silverado Bed:

2019 Silverado Truck Bed 2018 Silverado Truck Bed
Available Tie-downs 21 Total (12 Fixed) 8 Total (4 Fixed)
Tie-down Strength 500 lbs 250 lbs
In-Bed LED Lighting (in rear corners) (under bed rails)
110/120-Volt Outlet
Bed Material High-strength steel (500 MPa) High-strength steel (340 MPa)
Silverado Standard Box 72 cubic feet 62 cubic feet

Chevrolet Silverado Durabed Width Increase

How does the 2019 Silverado Durabed stack up to the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ram 1500?

The new Durabed leads the industry in many categories, including cargo box space. The Silverado’s short-box offers 63 cubic feet of volume up to 20% more than Ford or Ram’s equivalent short-box.

You might ask.. how did they do that?

Well, it was made possible by increasing the width of the Silverado’s truck bed floor by nearly 7 inches (6.75″ to be exact). To accomplish this, a multiple manufacturing process was used that stamps the inner bed and the wheel wells as two separate pieces. Chevy increased the volume for the truck buyers that truly use their trucks. This allows for Chevy owners to have a better hauling experience, getting more in one trip than the competition. Now, making a run for tools or material to the job site just got easier.

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

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.

2019 Silverado Bed Outlet Plug
Girl stepping into red 2019 Silverado truck bed  
2019 Silverado Truck Tailgate
Loading wood from a red 2019 Silverado

2019 Durabed Videos from Chevrolet



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