The 2020 Chevy Silverado is the strongest and most advanced truck Chevy has ever made. Chevrolet has improved the design of its classic Silverado, making it more aerodynamic for better fuel efficiency and an overall better ride.
The Chevy Silverado features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. This system includes a 7-inch color touch-screen display, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, voice command, and Bluetooth audio streaming.
Standard on the Chevy Silverado is Teen Driver technology. This allows you to set a speed alert and a stereo volume limit for your new driver, it has a Buckle to Drive feature that will not allow the truck to drive until all of the safety belts are fastened, and even provides you with a report card after the new driver in your family has completed his or her trip.
There are three versions of the Silverado for everyday drivers: the Silverado 1500, and the two heavy-duty models, the Silverado 2500HD, and the Silverado 3500HD. The 2020 Silverado 1500 comes in eight different trim packages starting with the Work Truck. The other trims in order are the Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and the High Country. The 2500 and 3500 come in five different models: the Work Truck, the Custom, the LT, the LTZ, and the High Country, which is the ultimate in heavy-duty trucking luxury.
There are also four different configurations of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 for bed length and cabs. There is a two-door, two-passenger Regular Cab, featuring a 98.1-inch bed. There is also a four-door Double Cab with a 79.4-inch bed, with enough room to seat six passengers comfortably. Finally, there are two versions of the very popular four-door Crew Cab. There is a standard 69.9-inch bed, and an extended 79.4-inch bed. All Crew Cabs can accommodate up to six passengers. The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD comes with your choice of Crew Cab with a standard or long bed. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes standard in rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available for an upgrade.
This is the base trim for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. However, while it might be the base, it still comes with loads of features designed to help you get the job done right the first time.
People will know you mean business when you drive around the corner, and the "Chevrolet" name is pressed right in the middle of the grille. It also uses a 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine, which gives you the best of both performance and fuel efficiency. Of course, even as the base truck, you have the option of using a 2.7L Turbo or a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8. After all, you know what kind of work needs to be done, so only you can decide which engine will be best for the work at hand.
The Custom Chevy Silverado 1500 trim comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine. However, it gives you more paint options than what you would find with the base Work Truck. This includes new body-color bumpers, plus deep-tinted glass. The Custom will also include LED taillamps and larger 20-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels.
This is a special edition trim and is offered as a variant of the Custom trim. As a special edition, there are not as many of this particular trim available. However, if the Custom Rally is what you're interested in, McCluskey Chevy will help you track it down.
This trim swaps out the 4.3L V6 and opts instead for a 2.7L Turbo, combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission for seamless acceleration. It keeps the 20-inch aluminum wheels but instead uses a high-gloss black. It also includes black badging, black assist steps, a black hood, and tailgate rally strip, plus different tailgate lettering from the standard Custom trim.
The Custom Trail Boss trim uses the 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine that you find in the Custom trim. However, this particular design is made for off-roading potential. That is why it uses a 2-inch factory-installed lift to give you a higher profile over most of the other trims offered.
The Custom Trail Boss features a Z71 Off-Road Package, plus the Autotrac 2-speed transfer case. This package will add new tow hooks up front and additional under-body paneling to keep the underside of your truck safe from brush or rocks while you're driving.
The LT trim is truly the classic looking Silverado. You can almost see the long history of Chevy trucks when looking at this trim and the paint selections. It comes with the 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine, so you have plenty of power, but of course, you can always spring for one of the other engines when you want more power or improved fuel economy. The 6.2L V8 is available and the largest V8 engine you'll find in any pickup.
With the LT, the truck ditches the black grille and bumpers and instead opts for all chrome grille, mirror caps, and bumpers. It also uses 17-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels.
This trim will also come standard with the LED headlights and daytime running lights.
The RST trim comes with a number of small body tweaks you're not going to find on other trims. The body of the truck and the bumpers all match, which gives you a seamless looking presentation. The door handles and grille also come in the same color, so when you want a streamlined looking truck, the RST may be the trim you should go for.
It uses the 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine under the hood, while new LED lighting is installed around the grille. This particular trim will come with 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels, and a new EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate. If you use your tailgate often this power release is a nice feature and allows you to open the tailgate without being at the back of your truck.
The RST Rally Edition is one of Chevy's special edition trims. It comes with the same performance features as the RST, but it is built for speed as well as performance. In fact, you have three engine options to choose from when selecting the RST Rally Edition. This includes a 2.7L Turbo, the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, or the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. You really can make this truck your own with the different engine options. Add in the 22-inch high-gloss Black painted aluminum wheels, and you'll have a truck that truly stands out.
Do you want a truck that is built for any situation? Maybe you're going to go off-road, or perhaps you'll be stuck on the highway all day? No matter your situation or location, the LT Trail Boss has what you need. This is the true upgrade to the Custom Trail Boss, as you'll receive the two-inch lift and off-road features, but it also comes with the larger 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine (you can spring for the 6.2L V8 if you'd like as well). Toss in the dual-outlet exhaust, the undercarriage brush shielding, and the red tow hooks, and you have one great looking (and performing) truck.
Here is another special edition trim. It's the perfect combination of the Custom Trail Boss, LT, and RST, so if you're not sure which trim to go with, why not merge them together and opt for the LT Trail Boss Midnight Edition? Much like the Custom Trail Boss edition, it comes with a two-inch factory suspension lift, plus the Z71 Off-Road Package. However, unlike the Custom Trail trim, this one comes with a 6.2L EcoTec V8 engine. The wheels are slightly smaller with an 18-inch high gloss Black painted aluminum wheels. With the smaller wheels, you will have room for the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires.
This special edition also includes black dual-outlet exhaust tips, high-intensity LED headlamps, plus special black badging, assist steps, bumpers, and grille.
If a truck could look like a piece of fine jewelry, it would be the LTZ. Thankfully you don't need to treat this pickup as delicately, but it has that look that screams "high-end." From the chrome mirror caps, door handles, beltline accents, bumpers, and grills, to the 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels; this truck has it all.
For those times where you're in close spaces, the power-folding, and heated mirrors will fold in so you can fit into almost any parking space, plus street parking will be much easier. You won't have to worry about having to flip the mirrors in when you get in or out of your truck.
When looking at all the trim options to choose from, the High Country combines all the best features into one perfect truck. This design comes with its very own grille and two-tone finish. No other trim offers this look. It also has larger 20-inch wheels, plus a wheel-to-wheel assist step, so you can climb into your pickup without any issue. The HID LED headlamps give you the kind of lighting you need to see wherever you go, and the power-up/down tailgate gives you all the little bells and whistles that make this truck a true legend. Of course, you can also have the 6.2L V8 installed into your High Country for optimum performance.
There are five engine options available for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. The standard on the Work Truck, Custom, and even the Custom Trail Boss is a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces up to 285 horsepower at 5300 rpm, and 305 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm.
The standard on the LT and RST is a 2.7-liter turbo engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This turbo engine is capable of producing up to 310 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 348 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. This engine may be small, be it is fierce!
The Work Truck, Custom, LT, and RST also feature an optional 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This powerful V8 has a 6-speed automatic transmission and produces up to 355 horsepower at 5600 rpm, and 385 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm. The LTZ, LT Trail Boss, and High Country have a standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management technology to improve fuel economy. This is paired with either an 8-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission, and can produce up to 355 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 383 pounds to feet of torque at 4100 rpm.
There is also a 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 engine available for the LTZ and High Country. This can produce up to 277 horsepower at 3750 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The LT Trail Boss has an optional 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine can produce up to 420 horsepower on 5600 rpm, and 460 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD comes with a standard 6.6-liter V8 gas engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine features a maximum 401 horsepower at 5200 rpm, while producing 464 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. An optional Duramax 6.6 liter turbo-diesel V8 produces up 445 horsepower at 2800 rpm and 910 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. The diesel features an Allison 10-speed transmission.
One feature that makes trucks so practical is their ability to tow heavy trailers. The 2020 Chevy Silverado continues this tradition. When equipped with the standard 4.3-liter V6 on the Work Truck and Custom, the Silverado can tow between 7,400 to 7,900 pounds, depending on the truck’s configuration.
The 2.7-liter turbo on the LT and RST can tow up to a maximum of 6,600 or 6,800 pounds depending on configuration. The optional 5.3-liter V-8 increases this figure to a maximum of 9,500 up to 10,000 pounds on the regular cab. The 5.3-liter V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management is better, with trailering from a maximum 9,500 pounds to 11,600 pounds, depending on the truck’s configuration.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is the ultimate towing monster. The standard 6.6-liter V8 gas engine provides the ability to tow up to 14,500 pounds on the 2500HD and 16,800 pounds on the 3500HD, depending on truck configuration. The optional Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 gives you the ability to tow up to 18,500 pounds on the 2500HD, and 25,000 pounds on the 3500HD. The optional fifth wheel and gooseneck can increase the numbers on both of these 2020 Chevy Silverado HD models.
When you think of full-size, fuel economy is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 features great gas mileage for a truck of its size and power. The 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine has been estimated to provide up to 16 mpg in city driving, 21 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with DFM on the LTZ and High Country actually produces even better fuel efficiency on a more powerful engine. The EPA estimates that drivers should get up to 16 mpg in city driving, 21/22 mpg in highway driving, and a combined 18 mpg overall.
The best fuel economy is on the 2.7-liter turbo engine on the LT and RST. These have been rated to provide up to 20 mpg in city driving, 23 mpg on the highway, and a combined 21 mpg overall. Those are the kinds of numbers you’d expect on a sedan, not on a full-size truck like the Silverado.
The same holds true for the Silverado HD. The EPA found that the 2020 Silverado HD with a 6.6-liter V8 gas engine should provide 16 mpg combined, with 14 mpg in city driving, and 18 mpg on the highway. If you opt for the Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8, you can expect an estimated combined 25 mpg, with 23 mpg for city driving, and 29 mpg on the highway.