The Most Advanced Silverado Ever

December 13th, 2019 by

A black 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is driving on a city street near Bethlehem, PA, at night.

Chevy trucks have a long history of success, dating back to General Motors first pick-up, which was introduced in 1930. Since then, the auto industry has certainly come a long way. The unprecedented power and innovation found in new Chevy trucks is something the original manufacturers at GM could never have imagined. The 2020 Silverado is a great example of this, fully loaded with best-in-class features and capability.

The new Silverado 1500 has an astounding max trailering capacity of 13,400 pounds and a max payload of up to 2,250 pounds. It adds a new diesel engine option to its line-up of powerful engine choices that are already available. At Raceway Chevy, we are so excited to share this new powerhouse with you. Let us take you out for a test drive and give you a feel for what it can do. Here are some of the details on Chevy’s latest masterpiece.

Engine Options

Multiple engine options can be fitted to the 2020 Silverado 1500, depending on your power and towing needs or fuel-efficiency preferences. The first option is a 2.7-liter turbo engine producing 310 horsepower (at 5600 rotations per minute). This can pull 348 pounds per foot of torque (at 1500 rotations per minute). It comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

To beat out the competition with the best fuel economy of any pick-up on the market, the 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine is your best bet. This engine produces 277 horsepower and 460 pounds per foot of torque. It provides 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on highways. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and includes a diesel exhaust brake system.

A few variations of EcoTec3 engines are also available for the 2020 Silverado. The first is a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 pounds per foot of torque. Another similar option is the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. This produces 355 horsepower and 383 pounds per foot of torque. Both of these engines use Chevy’s Active Fuel Management technology and are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a version of the 5.3 liter EcoTec V8 that comes with Chevy’s Dynamic Fuel Management technology.

Drivers can upgrade to a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 pounds per foot of torque. This employs the Dynamic Fuel Management technology for efficient power. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and rated best-in-class for V8 power and towing.

A Duramax logo is on a black hood of a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Trim Levels

For 2020, the Chevy Silverado 1500 comes in eight different trim levels, including the Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country. Customization doesn’t stop at choosing your trim. The Silverado comes in a range of cab bed lengths and powertrains options. The two-door regular cab, four-door extended (double) cab and a crew cab with four regular doors. There are three different bed sizes to choose from, depending on your cab selection. An eight-foot bed is the longest, followed by a 6.6-foot bed and the smaller 5.8-foot bed.

Despite being a more basic model, the Work Truck still comes with Bluetooth, a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Bumping up to the Custom trim adds power mirrors that are heated, cruise control and front tow hooks. For off-roading, the Custom Trail Boss trim holds supreme with four-wheel drive and the option to add a trailering package and Z71 off-road suspension package.

As you move higher up the trim levels, the touch screen gets bigger, the engines get more powerful, and you can find luxury features like leather seats, dual zone automatic climate control and a navigation system. For the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, and LTZ, you can choose the optional Safety Package, which provides advanced technology like lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

In addition, on the LTZ and High Country, the Safety Package II brings forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, forward pedestrian detection with braking, and a safety alert seat to the already provided features in the original Safety Package. The LTZ and High Country as also eligible for the Technology Package, including a head-up display, a 360-degree parking camera, a bed-view camera, and provisions for two trailer cameras.

Exterior Features

The new Silverado 1500 is available in a variety of ten colors ranging from the vibrant Red Hot and Cajun Red Tintcoat to the more subdued Northsky Blue Metallic and Havana Brown Metallic. Each trim is designed with its own personality and style. The Work Truck is a classic Chevy truck with the iconic Chevy logo stamped on the grille and tailgate. The Custom trim takes style a bit more seriously with signature LED taillamps and 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. A center grille bar along with deep-tinted glass and body-color bumpers adds an extra touch of class. For a two-inch lift, the Custom Trail Boss elevates your truck above the rest right from the get-go.

A red 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is driving on a wet road.

The LT glows with chrome bumpers, center grille bar, and mirror caps. Flashy 17-inch bright silver-painted aluminum wheels and illuminated LED headlamps and daytime running lamps make this truck truly shine. The RST has high-gloss black mirror caps and slightly larger 18-inch bright silver-painted aluminum wheels. Its EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate make it the perfect companion for all your cargo. It has body-color bumpers, center grille bar, and door handles, along with LED lights in the headlamps, daytime running lamps, fog lamps, and taillamps.

The LT Trail Boss gets its bragging rights based on what’s under the hood. Whether you add your choice of the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management, or the large 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, it’s an off-roading dream. A dual-outlet exhaust with polished tips and an auxiliary external transmission oil cooler keep this beast running at its best in all conditions. The LTZ is filled with stylish details, starting from its 18-inch bright silver-painted aluminum wheels to appealing accents on the mirror caps, beltline, and door handles. The power folding and adjustable mirrors (which are heated) complete the refined look of this desirable trim.

Finally, the High Country stuns with a sleek two-toned bronze and chrome finish. Its bold 20-inch wheels and exclusive grille mark the height of design in Chevy trucks. Wheel to wheel assist steps the industry’s first power up and down tailgate enhance its accessibility. Signature curtain LED daytime running lamps, paired with high-intensity discharge LED headlamps make the High Country shine like no other.

Making Your Choice

Not sure which trim to choose? Raceway Chevy located in Bethlehem, PA, has a great selection of the latest top-of-the-line Chevy trucks, along with several desirable used options to try. Check them out in person to decide which trim best suits your lifestyle and personal taste.

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