Consumers have a lot of options when it comes to the pickup truck segment, but just because you’re inundated with an overwhelming amount of choices doesn’t mean there isn’t a clear winner. Chevrolet has been an industry leader across the automotive market for well over 100 years. Beyond building great cars, Chevrolet has also consistently released vehicles that are functional and affordable. One of their best-selling vehicles, the Silverado, is a perfect example of a model that embodies Chevrolet’s values. As a crown jewel in Chevrolet’s lineup, the Silverado 1500 is designed to simplify life for its owner.
Chevy understands that the needs of truck drivers are complex. They need a pickup that can handle work life and home life that's designed to meet their rotating needs. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is here to answer the call. Chevrolet has always tackled combining practical design with capable performance, helping the brand usher in its unbridled reputation for automotive innovation. With plenty of choices available to the consumer, including nine trim levels, beautiful exterior colors, options packages, accessories, and more, consumers can dial into the perfect Silverado. Choose from simple and built for work to off-roading capable to luxury with the Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, ZR2, and High Country trims.
Chevrolet has made some improvements to the 2023 Silverado 1500 while maintaining those attributes that helped it climb to popularity. The Silverado 1500 ZR2 model has been elevated with the addition of the ZR2 Bison Edition. Another change for the 2023 model year is the available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine that now has more horsepower and torque, which can be added to the Custom, Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country trims. This Duramax engine comes with new pistons, a stronger combustion bowl, and updated fuel injectors. Other updates include advanced trailering technologies and a standard Durabed that’s strong, durable, and ready to exceed your expectations.
The 2023 Silverado 1500 is all about choosing the options that best suit your needs. That extends to having several choices for your perfect powertrain. Get the right amount of power and performance you want without sacrificing the efficiency you need. Pick from a turbocharged I-4, the Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6, or one of two available V8 configurations. Every engine comes paired with a high-performing, rugged chassis and impressive handling. The Silverado is ready to work as hard as you do. With tons of helpful features that make it easier to drive, haul, and go off-roading.
The base engine in the lineup is a 2.7L Turbo High-Output I-4 engine. It delivers 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The turbo configuration contributes to this engine’s speedy pickup and is the most fuel-efficient of the gas-powered options, with an average of 19 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway, fairly generous figures for a truck of its size. The eight-speed automatic transmission seamlessly moves through gears, giving you a smooth experience every time.
Moving to the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 gets you 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The other optional V8 is a larger 6.2L EcoTec3 with an output of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both V8 engines come with a 10-speed automatic transmission setup. Finally, you can opt for the newly improved inline-six Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6. The diesel option delivers 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque with a ten-speed transmission. The Duramax diesel engine is the most fuel-efficient of all, getting an EPA-estimated 24 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.
We can’t talk about truck performance without discussing towing capacity and payload. While towing capacities vary greatly depending on the engine, trim, and configuration, the 2023 Silverado 1500 offers a maximum of 13,300 lbs of trailering weight and maximum 2,260 lbs of payload. However, even the smallest I-4 Silverado can still handle up to 9,500 lbs of towing capacity.
Thanks to Chevys’ various technological advances, towing has never been easier. Get the most out of towing with the available Trailering App and myChevrolet Mobile App with Trailering. The app allows you to customize trailer profiles, use your pre-departure checklist, run Trailer lighting diagnostics, and monitor tire pressure and temperature. The available advanced trailering features include Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, hitch area lighting, Electric Parking Brake, hookup assist, integrated trailer brake controller, and Trailer Theft Alarm.
One of the most valuable qualities of a pickup truck is its capability. The 2023 Silverado 1500 is loaded with technologies that help it deliver peak performance whether you’re venturing on your daily commute or engaging in an off-roading adventure. Besides having a generous suite of standard safety and driver assistance features, there are even more great options to add depending on trim and available extras packages for help with towing and off-roading. You can outfit the Silverado to your exact specifications and let it do the hard work for you.
When it’s time to go off-roading, you’ll love the standard StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and Traction Control. This system includes Hill Start Assist Steering to help stabilize your Silverado when traveling on steep inclines. Other standard towing assistance features include Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking. Since Chevrolet knows their drivers prioritize safety, the 2023 Silverado 1500 also comes with a suite of standard safety features referred to as Chevy Safety Assist. This includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam automatic high beams, and Following Distance Indicator. The options include available Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert, Power Up/Down Tailgate, or the available Multi-Flex Tailgate.
Chevrolet designed the 2023 Silverado 1500 to be comfortable and packed full of convenient features. It is designed with soft yet durable materials that can handle whatever you throw at it. While the Work Truck model is for simplicity and pure functionality, as you move up in trim levels, you get a wide selection of luxury-feeling add-ons that will elevate your Silverado to the next level. Even at the most expensive High Country trim, the Silverado never loses its sense of practicality. Across every model, the Silverado has a generous amount of space to comfortably fit you, your passengers, and all of your belongings. Each truck has enough cargo space to accommodate a long road trip with your suitcases, camping supplies, sporting gear, and more. Plus, the Silverado offers a range of bed sizes to satisfy every driver.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado is built to keep you entertained on the go. Every model supports connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you can take advantage of a mobile hotspot. The infotainment center has a combination of physical knobs and a touchscreen that’s simple to customize. The infotainment layout feels intuitive and allows you to adjust settings without distracting you from driving. Starting with the LT trim and up, the infotainment center features a horizontal 13.4-inch touchscreen that comes with Google-powered voice assistant, available Amazon Alexa integration, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Every Silverado, including the WT base model, has a keyless remote start. Depending on the trim, seats come upholstered in vinyl, cloth, or leather.
Drivers looking for simplicity and minimal features can opt for trims like the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. These three trim levels offer helpful features like EZ lift power and release tailgate, 40/20/40 split front bench seat with upholstered armrest storage and under-seat storage, and durable, easily-cleaned vinyl or cloth seats. Higher level trims like the LTZ, ZR2, and High Country feel more upscale with features like the eight available cameras with fourteen different views, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bose premium seven-speaker audio system, bed view camera, and authentic open-pore wood trim throughout the cabin.