Chevrolet releases comparison specifications for the new 2019 Silverado 1500 bed. It’s referred to as the “Durabed”. While it may be a fancy name, it describes a new design that allowed GM to move the inner bed panels further out to the outer panels. In turn, this allows for more cargo volume. How much more? Here are the measurements that Chevrolet provided in a recent press release.
Chevrolet states that the new 2019 Silverado beds are approximately 16-18% larger than on previous generation 2018 Silverados.
How does the new bed compare to competition? Once again the new 2019 Silverado beds are approximately 16-18% larger than comparable beds on the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500. Note: measurements for Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan were not provided.
Chevrolet also says that the maximum payload capacity for the new Silverado is 2,500 lbs. This is less than that of a Ford F-150 (rated at approx. 3,270 lbs). It is more than the maximum payload of a 2019 Ram 1500 (rated at 2,300 lbs).
Here are all the other numbers we currently know about the upcoming 2019 Silverado truck lineup. This includes power, payload, towing, fuel economy estimates, and pricing.