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We Took a Family Road Trip Across Texas in the 2019 Chevy Silverado!

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Disclosure: We were loaned a 2019 Chevy Silverado by Chevrolet to test and review on a recent family road trip. All opinions shared here are our own. #Chevy #Silverado #FindNewRoads

Don’t forget to watch our full video review and detailed look inside the Chevy Silverado at the end of this post! You can also find that video here.

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More Storage Space Inside the 2019 Chevy Silverado

We recently had the opportunity to test drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab LT All Star Z71 on a family road trip to Dallas and we loved it.

The 2019 Chevy SIlverado’s interior feels luxurious and comfortable, especially for longer trips. There is tons of foot room and head room in the cab, not to mention all of the extra storage space for the kids toys, tablets, gear, snacks and whatnot. We never ran out of space! There is even a large storage space under the rear seats where you can store wet gear, like beach towels or muddy shoes. That was a nice plus.

I can’t say enough about how spacious it was. This vehicle has A LOT of room for a pickup truck. There is a ton of storage under the rear seats, behind the seatbacks and even on the floor.

There are also a ton of compartments and storage areas up front for the driver and front-seat passenger. This is super important when traveling with kids especially since you’re constantly stopping and shifting things around in the vehicle.

More storage space upfront means you can have everything on hand, right when you need it. Like these antibacterial wipes, some snacks or zoo passes.

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We took a week-long road trip with the kids and our cat, and still had plenty of room left in this spacious pickup for groceries, luggage and more. And if that’s not enough, there is so much more storage space available in the truck bed.

Secure Truck Bed Storage Options

Chevrolet has also done a great job of offering accessories to help you maximize the usability and storage of your truck bed for activities other than work. Just check out this short box camping tent and storage cargo net.

One of the issues that we came across while traveling was the lack of a cover on the 2019 Chevy Silverado truck bed. This forced us to either carry all of our luggage up to our room or store it in the cab each night. Not ideal.

Luckily, Chevrolet already has a solution to this problem. If you’d like the ability to transition your truck bed into a more secure “trunk” where you can store luggage or other large items while traveling, they’ve got you covered with this retractable tonneau cover.

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2019 Chevy Silverado Rear Seat Reminder

The 2019 Chevy Silverado has some great safety features, including Rear Seat Reminder. This is a great feature for busy parents and travelers who want to ensure that they don’t leave children, pets or important items behind.

How It Works: Rear Seat Reminder doesn’t detect objects, people or pets. Instead, it remembers if a rear door is opened and closed during or just before a trip, and reminds you to check the backseat. When you turn the vehicle off, both visual and audio reminders will alert you to look in the backseat.

As the temperatures rise outside, it’s super important to have safety technology like this to help keep our most precious cargo safe. We were traveling during some of the hottest days in Texas and were glad to know that Rear Seat Reminder was looking out for us.

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Advanced Towing Technology

The new trailering technology makes hitching a trailer a breeze. If you’re a family that travels a lot or lives an active lifestyle, you’ll love this feature. Tow ATVs, boats, RVs, etc. with ease.

We didn’t tow any items this time around, but it’s great to know that this truck could handle it or help us tow out a friend or neighbor in the event of a natural disaster.

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2019 Chevy Silverado Final Thoughts

This is a spacious, heavy-duty vehicle that’s built to last and versatile as a work truck or family vehicle. It sets high on the road and drives really smoothly on the highway.

Overall, I think my favorite features in this truck were the storage options, the cooled seats (man do you need this in Texas!) and all of the modern safety features, like the rear seat reminder (alerts you when you leave something in the back seat), heads up display, surround vision cameras, rearview mirror camera, cross-traffic alerts, and more.

It also feels roomy and comfortable in both the front seat and back seat. There is a ton of storage throughout the vehicle and lots of modern features and safety technology that make this truck an excellent daily driver for families.

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Of all the features in the 2019 Chevy Silverado, the cooled seats have got to be one of my favorites. If you’re jumping into a screaming hot car, especially if you’re in the south during the summer months, this is an essential feature.

Little ones tend to get overheated very easily, so I do wish there were more cooling features in the backseat for the kiddos. Cooled seats and a second air vent for each of the rear passengers would be amazing.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take long for the front vents to cool the whole vehicle down and keep it icy cool for the entire trip.

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I also loved the inclusion of OnStar, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is super convenient for directions, making phone calls hands-free or playing your favorite music.

Chevy Silverado has been one of our favorite trucks for quite some time and it is really exciting to see how far it’s come. The Silverado is a great family truck, a great work truck, and a reliable daily transport.

For a detailed look inside of the 2019 Chevy Silverado, watch the video below.

2019 Chevy Silverado Video Tour (Interior & Exterior)

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