The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that’s been one of America’s favorite trucks for many years. According to the Twin Falls Chevrolet dealer, there are some notable changes for 2020. Buyers can now get the Silverado 1500 with adaptive cruise control, and the Silverado’s new Advanced Trailering System is capable of showing up to 15 different camera views.
Perhaps the most significant change for this year is the availability of the new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine. This powerplant was expected to be released on the 2019 Silverado, but it was held up by the certification process. The Duramax is a straight-six, instead of the V6 you’ll find under the hood of Ford and Ram trucks. The advantage of a straight-six is they run smoother, are more balanced and generate more torque. We believe the Duramax diesel powerplant will be popular at dealers like the Twin Falls Chevrolet dealership.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 continues to garner accolades by automotive experts, with Autotrader writing: “The pickup truck competition is hotter than ever, with new and revised entries in the midsize, full-size and HD categories vying for attention. Chevy has answered with a Silverado lineup with a variety of engine choices, new transmissions, a widened trim palette and incremental improvements in almost every area of the truck. If this is a pickup truck war, Chevrolet is locked and loaded.”
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Buyers can get the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available in eight trim levels: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. Buyers can choose between Standard and Long cargo box lengths, as well as Regular, Double Cab and Crew Cab configurations.
There are now six engines on offer:
4.3-liter V6 with Active Fuel Management (ATM) develops 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission
5.3-liter V8 with ATM that makes 355 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission
2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with ATM that produces 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission
5.3-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) that generates 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, teamed to an eight-speed automatic transmission
6.2-liter V8 with DFM that puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, joined to a 10-speed automatic transmission
3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six that’s good for 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission
For 2020, the Silverado 1500 gets a boost in its tow rating, with the maximum capacity now a class-leading 13,400 pounds with the 6.2-liter V8 powerplant and the Max Trailering package. Towing features include the trailer camera mentioned earlier and the ability to virtually view the road behind you as if the trailer wasn’t there. The myChevrolet smartphone app provides even more trailering features.
The turbodiesel engine has a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 pounds, with a payload capacity of 1,870 pounds. With the 5.3-liter V8 engine, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 11,600 pounds, while the standard V6 provides up to 8,000 pounds of pulling power. The turbo-four allows the Silverado to tow a maximum of 7,200 pounds.