The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 remains one of the most recognizable trucks in the game, with a stylized exterior and tons of customization options. The Chevrolet offers a smorgasbord of powertrain options that stand out for fuel efficiency, rich in Duramax diesel torque, as well as a fast and power 6.2-liter V-8. While the Silverado does not drive as smoothly as its city rival, the Ram 1500, its quiet and comfortable cabin will surprise even those who grew up driving trucks. Similarly, its litany of high-tech driver assistance, such as adaptive cruise control and rail maintenance assistance, will please parents who use their Silverado for more than just towing or off-road. Of course, even the most expensive model cannot compete with more luxurious alternatives, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 still has the capacity and configuration capability to satisfy Chevy loyalists.
Although Chevy introduced a new Silverado for 2019, the company collects numerous improvements for 2020. The changes stand out by making the 6.2-liter V-8 and 10-speed automatic transmission more widely available throughout the line. . The 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder Duramax diesel engine also finally joins the list of options. Elsewhere, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 gains more pilot and trailer assistance. These include the new adaptive cruise control available, as well as the shared camera technology with the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD.
Work truck: $ 29,895
Custom: $ 36,195
LT: $ 38,495
RST: $ 40,395
LTZ: $ 44,595
High Country: $ 54,595
The vans serve a wide variety of potential buyers due to their great flexibility and wide spectrum of features. Even so, our ideal version is as capable of transporting building materials as families and their stuff. As such, we recommend the medium-level LT model with the 5.3-liter V-8, the crew cabin, four-wheel drive and the standard bed length. These last three options push the starting price to $ 45,890. To make that investment worthwhile, we would add some options. The Z71 Off-Road package improves the look of the truck and its trail capabilities. Similarly, we would choose the Convenience package, which includes a driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, remote start, heated steering wheel and leather, and more.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
From the stripped work truck model to the luxurious High Country, the Silverado can be equipped in many ways. The base models offer nothing more than the essentials, including manually adjustable front seats, manual locks and windows and vinyl seats. Uploading the range unlocks all kinds of goodies, including a front screen, ventilated front seats and wireless charging for smartphones. The Silverado also has ingenious storage cubicles scattered throughout the cabin. While the Chevy lacks the innovative multifunction tailgate and the carbon fiber reinforced cargo bed that is available in the half-ton saw, its range of different bed lengths will certainly satisfy the traditionalists.
Infotainment and connectivity
Every Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 is equipped with a touch screen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a mobile hotspot. Higher equipment levels receive a larger 8.0-inch touch screen and more desirable features that include a Bose audio system, built-in navigation, wireless charging for smartphones and more.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
A range of engines, including a V-6, two V-8, a turbocharged four-cylinder and a six-line diesel, means there is a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 for any job. Of the two V-8, the 420 hp 6.2 liters is our choice; In our tests, it motivated the Silverado at 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, while the smallest 355 hp 5.3 liters needed 6.1 seconds. The 2.7 hp turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder still offers a decent towing capacity, but needed 7.0 seconds to hit 60 mph. On the road, the big truck drives smaller than it is; the handling is surprisingly agile, and the suspension offers a smooth ride. Those looking for the toughest Silverado 1500 will appreciate the Trail Boss model that features a 2.0-inch lift, twisted tires and other improvements that make taking the road less easy and entertaining.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
Don’t expect the Silverado 1500 to save you money on the fuel pump, but some of its various powertrain options are more efficient than others. The optional diesel should be the most economical, with EPA estimates as high as 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the gas-powered four-cylinder is rated at 19 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. Although the EPA estimates that the 5.3-liter V-8 with four-wheel drive will gain 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, our real-world tests revealed that it was more efficient than the smaller Silverado engine. The V-8 achieved 21 mpg on our 200-mile road test route, while the turbocharged four-banger returned 18 mpg.
Safety features and driver assistance
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 obtained unsightly crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Even so, the Silverado can be equipped with a great driver assistance technology. Key security features include:
> Front collision warning available and automated emergency braking
> Bliind spot monitoring available and rear cross traffic alert
> Lane departure warning available and lane maintenance assistance
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Chevy covers the half-ton Silverado with a competitive warranty that does not match the long coverage of the Nissan Titan. However, each Silverado 1500 has a complimentary scheduled maintenance visit.
> The limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
> Free scheduled maintenance is covered for the first visit