It’s no secret that the current generation of the famous truck is close to the end, so the company decided to offer several special editions for the last year of production, including 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition.
This is one of the most interesting versions for of the current model. Basically, it is an optional package which includes various kinds of features. Rest of the truck remains the same. There is Silverado’s familiar look, which is present since 2014. The mechanical aspect of the car also remains completely the same, including engines. Considering all this, you will probably wonder if this version is worthy of additional money.
It is hard to give the right answer since this version is mostly about the improved visual appeal. In any case, 2018 Silverado LT Texas Edition will remain in the offer until the end of the year, until a new generation comes.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition is just like every other Silverado. There is a familiar styling, which dates from five years ago. Still, there are few tweaks in terms of visual appearance. There are a few badges that make it clear that this is a special edition model. Rest of the truck remains the same.
The mechanics of this version are completely the same. The truck rides on the very same GMT platform and features identical suspension as base LT model. On the inside, you will once again find few “limited edition” badges, but the overall design of the cabin remains unchanged.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition features
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition includes all the standard features that we can find in the base LT model, but also adds few more. Just like the classic LT model, it comes with standard features like body-colored side mirrors and door handles, vinyl floor mats, cloth upholstery and leather-wrapped steering wheel. When it comes to technology features, there is an 8-inch touchscreen with a familiar IntelliLink infotainment system with smartphone integration, HD radio, satellite radio and CD player. There are also things like steering wheel-mounted audio controls, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth, USB ports etc.
Besides all these standard features, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition adds several more interesting pieces of standard equipment. Some of them are remote start control, power-adjustable driver’s seat, LED lighting, unique badging etc. Also, the company’s familiar eAssist system is an optional feature. It is actually a classic start/stop system which turns off the engine when the vehicle is stopped. Also, this package includes a more powerful engine.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition engine
The base LT trim features V6 unit as the standard engine. On the other side, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition comes with a bigger and more powerful 5.3-liter V8 unit. This unit balances between power and efficiency very well and it is probably the best pick of all offered engines. It features a max output of 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Another advantage of this engine is that it comes in a pair with a newer 8-speed automatic transmission. With such amount of power, you can count on good acceleration numbers, but on a decent economy as well. In a combined drive, count on 17/18 miles per gallon.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition price
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT Texas Edition has been exclusively offered for this year model, along with several other packages. Compared to the base LT model that goes around 44.000 dollars, this one will cost you around 51.000 dollars.