Underneath The Hood Of The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado

As an industry leader in full size pickup trucks, much is expected of the latest edition of the Chevrolet Silverado.

Let’s take an in depth look at what the latest heavy duty truck from Chevrolet has to offer and whether or not you should invest in the newest Silverado.

Price

The standard retail price for the Silverado WT is $28,300, while the premium High Country trim will cost you approximately $61,690.

Performance

The Silverado WT comes with a 4.3 V6 engine, with 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. You can also select additional engines, with the premium engine being a 6.2 litre V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Silverado is also surprisingly agile and handles like a much lighter ride. It’s transmission and suspension remains smooth in all conditions. 

In terms of towing capacity, the no frills entry-level Silverado can tow an impressive 10,000 pounds. With the right customization, however, it can tow a monstrous load of 13,400 pounds. This means the Silverado has the top towing capacity of its class.

In terms of fuel economy, EPA estimates have the Silverado’s Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine doing 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The 5.3 litre V8, on the other hand, does 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. This largely means making a tradeoff between fuel economy and power.

Interior And Infotainment

While the work model is fairly bare bones, the Silverado can be customized to include more features.

With its power-adjustable seats, the Silverado is a comfortable ride for up to five passengers, providing plenty of legroom and cargo space .Buyers can choose between three bed sizes; 5 feet, 10 inches, 6 feet, 7 inches, and 8 feet, 2 inches. 

The more basic trims do underwhelm in terms of design, however, with the upholstery comprising hard plastics. For leather upholstery, you will have to spend a hefty additional sum.

All Silverados come with standard tech features such as the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a large touchscreen interface, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.

Yet again, more advanced features such as wireless smartphone charging, built-in navigation, and a Bose sound system require an additional investment.

Safety

The Silverado is rated four out of five stars overall by the NHTSA. Notably, it earned five stars in the side crash test.

This vehicle comes with an array of safety features such as forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, a surround-view camera system, and front and rear parking sensors.

The Bottom Line

While it may not be the most luxurious pickup truck on the market, the Silverado proved itself a reliable choice, with great performance, towing, and safety features. So long as you’re not looking for a luxurious interior, the Silverado should prove a stellar choice.