The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is undoubtably versatile. This full-size pickup has long been one of America’s favorite trucks for a good reason. Buyers at dealerships like the Pocatello Chevrolet dealer can get the Silverado 1500 configured as a bare-bones work truck, a powerful towing and hauling machine, a capable off-road vehicle or a comfortable daily driver. With so many different configuration combinations, there’s a Silverado 1500 for every need.
The 2020 model year brings a few changes to the Silverado 1500, including more engine choices, more space in the cabin and more standard features. Customers at the Chevrolet dealer serving Pocatello appreciate the new Vertical Trailering Mirrors, which help with towing chores. The 2020 Silverado has a maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds, making it the leader in its segment. Perhaps the most notable change for 2020 is a new available diesel engine. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in eight trim levels: Work Truck (WT), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country. There are three cab styles and three bed sizes. We’ll look at the Silverado 1500 trim levels and explain the different features of each one.
Silverado 1500 Work Truck (WT) Powering the Silverado 1500 WT is a 4.3-liter V6 engine that puts out 285 horses and 305 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Standard features include air conditioning, 17-inch steel wheels, cloth or vinyl seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, and a stereo system with six speakers.
Silverado 1500 Custom Move up to the Custom trim, and you get all the features that come with the WT trim, plus a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps, power and heated mirrors, front tow hooks and cruise control. An integrated dual exhaust is available.
Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss The four-wheel-drive Custom Trail Boss model starts with the features of the Custom and adds off-road gear and a blacked-out look. Standard features include a 2-inch lifted suspension and the Z71 Off Road package. The latter features off-road tires, a locking rear differential, Rancho shocks, 18-inch black wheels, hill descent control and skid plates.
Silverado 1500 LT Climb a rung up the trim-level ladder to the LT, and you’ll get a standard turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that’s good for 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The LT comes with daytime running lights, LED headlights, an 8-inch color touchscreen and a tailgate damper.
Silverado 1500 RST The RST comes with everything found on the LT, plus an exclusive street-performance look, body-color trim, 22-inch wheels, in-bed lighting, remote start, and a power-locking and power-release tailgate.
Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss The LT Trail Boss trim is motivated by a 5.3-liter V8 engine that achieves 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The LT Trail Boss comes with all the features of the LT and adds several off-road features and a blacked-out look. Standard features include the contents of the Z71 suspension and trailering packages, as well as 18-inch black wheels and a 2-inch lifted suspension.
Silverado 1500 LTZ The LTZ trim level gets a number of creature comforts, including a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-folding and heated mirrors, navigation, an upgraded rearview camera, two 120-volt power outlets and a trailer brake controller.
Silverado 1500 High Country The High Country trim gets all the equipment of the LTZ, plus lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-up-and-down tailgate, a spray-on bedliner, a wireless phone charger and a premium seven-speaker Bose stereo system.
A 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel engine is optional. This block makes 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an optional 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. Both engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic. Four-wheel-drive High Country trims outfitted with the 5.3-liter V8 get this transmission as standard equipment.