What Are the Different Configurations of the Silverado?
As part of Chevrolet’s truck lineup, the Silverado has several configurations available. One of its popular options is the Silverado 1500, which is a full-size pickup truck. Another option is the recently overhauled heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado HD series, including both the 2500 and 3500. These two models now come with higher tow ratings, upgraded powertrains, and new high-tech features. Use this guide to help you narrow down your Silverado options.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Named the third-best full-size pickup truck by U.S. News and World Report, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a powerful engine, stellar towing capacity, and spacious interior. With a total of eight trims, three cab styles, three bed lengths, there are plenty of options found with this truck.
The three cab styles include Regular, Double, and Crew. The Regular cab configuration allows for three people to sit comfortably, while the Double and Crew can seat six. As the biggest cab yet, the Crew has plenty of space that even people sitting in the second row can stretch their legs. The size of the bed depends upon the cab configuration. The longest bed, which measures 8 feet and 2 inches, is only available with the Regular cab. The standard bed is 6 feet, 7 inches, and you can find this option with the Double and Crew cabs.
With the Crew cab, the maximum payload is 2,130 pounds, while the Regular cab can carry a maximum of 2,280 pounds. The shortest bed offered is 5 feet, 10 inches, and it only comes with the Crew cab. If you’re looking for the best bed for hauling, go with the base model Regular cab as you can carry up to 2,250 pounds with this option.
The eight Silverado 1500 trims include these stellar features:
- Work Truck: This trim comes standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system on a 7-inch color touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Its 4.3-liter V-6 base engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but you can opt for four-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, but an eight- automatic is available.
- Custom: This trim adds heated outside mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, and power windows and locks. For infotainment, you receive a six-speaker stereo system and the same 7-inch color touch-screen display, but an available upgrade includes satellite radio, OnStar, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
- LT: The midrange LT trim comes with an 8-inch color touch-screen display, two additional USB ports, OnStar, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot. You can see the roadway better with this trim, thanks to its LED headlights and signature daytime running lamps. This truck comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission with the 10-speed being an optional upgrade.
- Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss: These two off-road-oriented configurations are four-wheel drive only and have many of the same features found on the Custom and LT trims, but they include several upgrades, such as skid plates, upgraded shocks, a lifted 2-inch suspension, off-road tires, and an automatic locking rear differential. You also gain additional power through an upgraded 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
- RST: This trim features keyless entry and start, cargo area lighting, and LED lights for the headlights, taillights, and fog lights.
- LTZ: Featuring a luxurious interior, this trim includes leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel, and 10-way power-adjustable front seats. For technology, it includes an 8-inch touch-screen display, two power outlets, and HD radio. Enjoy remote start, proximity keyless entry, and hitch guidance software.
- High Country: As the top-of-the-line trim, the High Country comes standard with ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a power-sliding rear window. For technology, you get an 8-inch driver information display, navigation, wireless device charging, and a Bose premium stereo.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
Completely redesigned for 2020, the Silverado 2500 HD takes its inspiration from the light-duty Silverado 1500 as it also has three cab options. The updated chassis on the 2500 HD improves your driving experience and saves weight. All of its trims can tow a maximum of 14,500 pounds and carry a payload of 3,762. Power for all trims comes from a 6.6-liter V-8 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that produces 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.
These are the five trims available:
- Work Truck: Its 17-inch steel-painted wheels help you navigate through difficult terrain, while the hitch guidance and rearview camera ensure that you remain safe.
- LT: This sleek trim includes deep-tinted glass, an assisted lift tailgate, a 4G LTE hot spot, and OnStar.
- Custom: Sitting atop 20-inch aluminum wheels, the Custom trim includes LED taillamps and cruise control.
- LTZ: With 18-inch aluminum wheels, this trim includes keyless entry, LED fog lamps and daytime running lamps, HD radio, and a power outlet.
- High Country: As the highest trim of the 2500 HD model, the four-wheel-drive High Country builds upon the LTZ trim and includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, wireless charging, cargo bed LED lighting, and a power tailgate. Safety features available are rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assist, and lane change alert.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
As part of the fourth generation of Silverado 3500 HDs, the 2020 model year has significant towing and payload capacities compared to previous models. The heavy-duty 3500 HD comes in four trims, two bed options, and three cabs. The new base 6.6-liter V-8 engine produces 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, but you can upgrade all trims to a 6.6-liter diesel V-8 engine that produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Here are the highlights of the four trims:
- Work Truck: As the base trim, the WT has a 7-inch touch-screen display as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
- LT: Stepping up to this trim includes a Wi-Fi hot spot, power locks, and the Trailering Package with a hitch.
- LTZ: This trim features numerous standard features found optional on the lower trims, including LED headlights, an assisted-lift tailgate, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
- High Country: The top trim includes unique exterior styling, leather upholstery, a Bose audio system, power tailgate, and heated and ventilated front seats.
With so many configurations for the 2020 Chevy Silverado, you might need a little help from the experts to decide which is best for you.
Stop by Sweeney Chevrolet today to schedule a test drive so you can experience one for yourself.