Chevrolet Silverado LT Trailboss
Chevrolet Silverado LT Trailboss
Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2020 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab

Pros: Broad range of powertrains, models, and body configurations to choose from; passenger and cargo room; simple controls

Cons: Ride comfort still doesn’t match Ram 1500; front and side roof pillars impede visibility

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado adds a new turbodiesel 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine option that has 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Silverado also expands availability of its 6.2-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. The maximum trailering rating for the 1500 series increases 12,200 to 13,400 pounds. Available new features include adaptive cruise control, a bed-view camera, and a trailering package that includes cameras with up to 15 views. The Chevrolet Silverado is a full-sized pickup truck available in regular cab, extended cab (double cab), and crew cab configurations. Engine options include a 285-hp 4.3-liter V6, a 310-hp turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder, a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, and a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8. The 6.2-liter V-8 and a version of the 5.3-liter V8 engine have fuel-saving Dynamic Active Fuel Management system that can run on two, four, six, or eight cylinders as driving conditions warrant. Active Fuel Management can deactivate only up to half of the cylinders and is on the 4.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter turbo, a version of the 5.3-liter V8, and the turbodiesel. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine, certain 5.3-liter V8s, and the 6.2-liter V8. Other engines have a 6-speed or an 8-speed automatic transmission. (See chart below for transmission availability.) Full-time four-wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case is available.

Available features include power-opening and closing tailgate, head-up instrument display, push-button start, rearview camera mirror, and a camera that can be affixed to the back of a trailer to aid reversing. Available safety features include forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Although the current Silverado is slightly larger than the previous-generation model, it is up to 450 pounds lighter. The cargo bed is now almost seven inches wider between the walls to increase capacity. The Ram 1500 might still the best-riding full-size pickup, but the Silverado also rides quite well; it also has fine handling for a large pickup. With its wide range of powertrains and features, the new Silverado should have something to satisfy any full-size truck buyer.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 3 to 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA, Mexico
Base Prices (only select models listed)
WT reg. cab, 8.2-ft bed: $29,895
Custom Double Cab, 6.6-ft bed: $36,195
4WD LTZ Double Cab, 6.6-ft bed: $47,895
LT Crew Cab, 5.8-ft bed: $40,895
LTZ Crew Cab, 5.8-ft bed: $46,995
4WD High Country Crew Cab, 6.5-ft bed: $58,395

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
4.3-liter V6
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8 (Active Fuel Management)
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-21

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8 (Dynamic Active Fuel Management)
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-24

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
277
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-33