2020 Chevy Silverado

2020 Chevy Silverado

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Overview

The 2020 Chevy Silverado is Chevrolet’s offering as a pickup truck and its been around for a very long time and is instantly recognizable for any pickup truck lover. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is following that tradition as Chevy’s popular pickup truck with a striking exterior and tons of customizations both inside and out. The Chevy Silverado is offered with many power train choices which includes a fuel-efficient, torque-rich Duramax diesel unit as well as a powerful and quick 6.2 liter V8 and a Gas unit for more efficient running. Although not as comfy or smooth as its main rival, the RAM 1500, the Chevy Silverado will still surprise everyone with its quiet and smooth cabin.

The Chevy Silverado is also feature-rich with features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist which makes the living easier for the parents who may use this for a daily commute. Still, when compared to its rivals like the RAM 1500, Ford F – 150 and GMC Sierra 1500, the Chevy Silverado is on the expensive side but it has flexibility, customizability, and capability which will attract the Chevrolet loyalists and also some new buyers.

2020 Chevy Silverado
2020 Chevy Silverado
2020 Chevy Silverado Ratings
Overall
7.3/10
7.3/10
  • Features - 8/10
    8/10
  • Interior - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Exterior - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Fuel Economy - 7/10
    7/10
  • Safety - 6/10
    6/10
  • Engine & Performance - 7.5/10
    7.5/10

Pros and Cons

The Chevy Silverado van ticks many boxes as a pick-up truck should do but not everything is perfect with this. The van comes with its set of pros and cons as with all vans in the market. These pros and cons may play a major role in selecting your next pick up truck.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use infotainment
  • Most fuel-efficient diesel truck
  • Big and Versatile bed
  • A broad range of powertrain options

Cons

  • Bulky and Blocky exterior
  • Poor handling
  • Active safety tech on high trims only
  • Uninspired interior

What’s New in the 2020 Chevy Silverado?

  • 3.0 liter Duramax turbo diesel engine
  • 2.7-liter turbo 4 engine with 8 – speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • More driver and towing assists
  • 15 view trailering camera system
  • Maximum towing capacity upgraded to 13,400 pounds

These are the traits that are usually found with every pick-up truck and the Chevy Silverado also follows them with a big blocky exterior, poor handling, and big bed. But the interior could have been designed better for more ergonomic use and comfort as its rivals like the Ford F – 150 and RAM 1500 are better than the Chevy Silverado.

Trims and Features

Seven power train options across eight trim levels with regular, extended and crew cabs along with three-bed lengths. The Chevy Silverado comes with RWD as standard and 4WD is offered as an option.

TrimWork TruckCustomLTRSTLTZHigh Country
MSRP$29,895$36,195$38,495$40,395$44,595$54,595
Key Features17 – in steel wheels automatic headlights corner bed steprearview camera6 – speaker sound system20 – in alloy wheels heated power mirrors cruise control cloth upholstery carpeting17 – in alloy wheels automatic LED headlights automatic climate control 8 – in touchscreen cruise control OnStar and 4G LTE Wi-FI18-in wheelsLED foglights power-locking tailgate keyless ignition and entry two extra rear USB portsdual-zone automatic climate control8 – way power driver’s seat heated front seats heated tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Driver-side auto-dimming mirrors
parking sensors blind spot monitoring rear cross-traffic assist power tailgate ventilated front seats Bose audio upgrade

High Country

High Country represents the best Silverado has to offer, featuring an exclusive grille with a two-tone bronze and chrome finish. The 20 – inch wheels and wheel – to – wheel assist steps make a bold design statement. High-intensity discharge LED headlamps with signature curtain LED daytime running lamps. An industry-first power-up/-down tailgate enhances the capability.

LTZ

Chrome takes center stage on LTZ, from the grille and bumpers to the mirror caps, door handles and beltline accents. The appeal continues with 18 – inch Bright Silver – painted aluminum wheels. Outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors bring everything into focus.

LT Trail Boss

LT Trail Boss is one serious off-road machine, with all the features of Custom Trail Boss, plus the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management or the newly available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, a dual-outlet exhaust with polished tips and an auxiliary external transmission oil cooler.

RST

RST is street art, with body-color bumpers, center grille bar, and door handles matched with high – gloss Black mirror caps. LED lighting includes headlamps, daytime running lamps, taillamps, and foglamps. Standards include 18 – inch Bright Silver – painted aluminum wheels and the EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate.

LT

LT has that essential truck appeal with chrome bumpers, center grille bar and mirror caps complemented by body-color door handle and 17 – inch Bright Silver – painted aluminum wheels. LED headlamps and daytime running lamps add signature appeal.

Custom Trail Boss

The suspension on Custom Trail Boss has a 2-inch lift right from the factory. There’s also the Z71 Off-Road Package, Autotrac 2-speed transfer case and just about everything else you need for a day off the beaten path.

Custom

Silverado Custom steals the spotlight with body-color bumpers and center grille bar along with deep-tinted glass, signature LED taillamps and 20 – inch Bright Silver – painted aluminum wheels.

Work Truck

Silverado WT lives up to the legendary Chevrolet name stamped on the grille and tailgate. Its work truck resume starts with the rock-solid power of a standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine. You can also choose the available 2.7L Turbo or 5.3L EcoTec3 V8.

Which 2020 Chevy Silverado We Recommend?

The Chevrolet Silverado has seven power train options and eight trims levels which makes it very easy to find the perfect version for everyone. This added with three gearbox options which also includes a 10 – speed automatic transmission and 4WD is available as an option, Chevrolet has made sure that there is a Silverado for almost anyone who wants to get a pick-up truck. Among the right trims, we would recommend going with the RST as it offers both features you expect from a Chevrolet and the pick-up capability of the Silverado. The RST has looks better than other trims with body-colored bumpers and door handles. The standard equipment includes LED lighting, daytime running lamps, foglamps, 18 – inch alloy wheels, and power lock and releases tailgate.

Read the 2019 Chevy Silverado Review

2020 Chevy Silverado Performance

Engine

The 2020 Chevy Silverado is available with a handful of powertrain options. It comes standard with a 285 – horsepower V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination is fine for everyday driving and light work duty. Other engine options include a 310 – horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, a 277-horsepower inline six-cylinder turbodiesel, and 5.3 – liter and 6.2 – liter V8s that put out 355 and 420 horsepower, respectively. With a newly optional Performance package, the larger V8 can be boosted to 435 horses.

Acceleration

Of the two V8’s that are offered with the Chevrolet Silverado, the 420 hp 6.2 – liter is the choice between the two as it propelled the Silverado from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds which is really fast and impressive for a heavy pick up truck. And the smaller 355 hp 5.3 – liter did the same in 6.1 seconds which is equally respectable for the pick-up truck segment. The 310 – hp turbocharged 2.7 – liter four-cylinder unit through offering decent towing capacity took almost 7.0 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 mph. 

Ride and Handling

The Chevrolet Silverado is absolutely a huge truck, but it definitely does not feel like one when you are behind its wheel. The Chevrolet Silverado gives plenty of confidence when taking corners, and the steering feedback from the road is also good for a pick-up truck of its size amongst its rivals. But it can be really daunting to maneuver and park the huge Chevrolet Silverado in tight spaces but the work is made relatively easier with the help of the advanced camera system that made its debut with this year’s model. Ride quality is adequately good, but it definitely falls behind the luxury like experience which some of its rival trucks like the Fiat Chrysler’s RAM 1500 offers. At high speeds though, the Chevrolet Silverado struggles a bit when you hit bumps in the pavement as expected from a body – on – ladder pick up truck.

Braking

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is a pick-up truck and will spend most of its time doing heavy-duty tasks all day around. And this means that there is a lot of pressure on the brakes. Thankfully the braking system comes with 4 wheel disc brakes and 4 wheel ABS. ABS is offered as standard and it makes sure that the brakes never lock up considering the extreme conditions this van has to be driven on. The smooth and linear brake pedal works great in conjunction with the automated emergency braking system to keep the truck in control even on inclines.

2020 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado models with the new turbodiesel six-cylinder engine get an EPA – estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Those are the best numbers in the full – size pickup class, beating out the Ford F – 150 and its available diesel, which gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. When equipped with four-wheel drive, the diesel Silverado returns an estimated 23/29 mpg city/highway. The more powerful and quick V8 achieved 21 mpg which is impressive for a powerful motor.

2020 Chevy Silverado Exterior

Design and Dimensions

Leaner, longer, wider, and taller the 2020 Chevy Silverado is what most Americans will like out of their dimensions. Chevy has made it appear even broader and bolder, with a more prominent crossbar and squintier headlights than the predecessor. From the front, it looks pulled, smooshed and as blocky as usual as the older Chevy Silverado’s. The interior is solid but basic, and the new crop of full – size truck competitors are anything but basic. Along the sides, the fenders bulge noticeably front and rear, and the square-cut wheel cutouts have given way to rounded ones. The integrated steps in the rear bumper are bigger to accommodate the work boots.  Available in the regular cab with a long bed, crew cab in short bed, or the extended cab and the crew cab in standard bed, the model lineup consists of Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, High Country.

Exterior Features

  • Privacy Glass
  • Running Boards
  • Bed Liner 
  • Rear Defrost
  • Parking sensors
  • Powered tailgate

2020 Chevy Silverado Exterior Pictures

2020 Chevy Silverado Interior

Across the Chevrolet Silverado’s lineup, the interior quality is fine. The lower – trim models have noticeable hard plastics on the interior, while the upper-level trims have the plush leathers and nicer touches plastic materials on the inside. But the overall ambiance inside the Chevrolet Silverado is not as luxurious as what you will find in its comparably priced rivals like the Ford F – 150, GMC Sierra and Fiat Chrysler Ram 1500.

Seating and Comfort

The Chevrolet Silverado seats three people in the standard Regular Cab configuration. Double Cab and Crew Cab models max out to seat six. The front seats are also supportive and comfortable, and the cabin feels roomy overall. The Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab has a huge amount of rear legroom compared to the other configurations. The Chevy Silverado’s front seats are roomy but also pretty basic, and the truck has enough width to fit three across in the second row comfortably. The seats themselves are comfortable enough for your long drive with the family or when you have cargo on the back. 

Cargo and Luggage

The Chevrolet Silverado is available with three-bed sizes – 5 feet 10 inches, 6 feet 7 inches, and 8 feet 2 inches. Chevy claims that the Silverado has the most cargo volume amongst its rivals like the GMC Sierra, Ford F – 150, and Fiat Chrysler RAM 1500 in the full – size pick up truck class. The utility is also enhanced by a dozen standard cargo tie-downs on the back.  Options now include nine more removable tie-downs for more utility purposes, in – bed lighting, and a powered tailgate. The one and only downside to the Chevrolet Silverado’s immense beds are the high sidewalls. Shorter people might have huge trouble reaching over the sides to get at the cargo located on the bed floor. The Chevrolet Silverado also features some clever storage cubbies spread throughout the cabin.

Infotainment System

All the Chevrolet Silverado models come standard with Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 system, the worthy successor to the widely praised MyLink infotainment interface. The lower trim levels get a 7 – inch touch screen infotainment system, while the higher trims get a bigger 8 – inch touch screen infotainment system. Though it is not as futuristic as the 12 – inch vertical tablet styled to display in the Fiat Chrysler’s Ram 1500, it is definitely user – friendly with large buttons in the center console and a simple and ergonomic menu structure. Commands entered are processed very quickly, and common functions like navigation are easy to use as expected. It comes standard with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity integration. The center console has a plethora of large physical buttons and knobs for climate and audio controls. The layout is pretty straight forward, but some pieces on the right side of the dash can be a far reach for the driver and the hard plastics used inside the interior do not give the Chevy Silverado an upscale experience.

Interior Features

  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel 
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear Parking Aid

2020 Chevy Silverado Interior Pictures

2020 Chevy Silverado Price

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado starts at $29,895, which is about the right price for a full – size pickup. That price is for the base WT trim with a three-seat Regular Cab, rear-wheel drive, and a standard V6 power train. Most configurations of the Chevy Silverado starts at more than $30,000. The top of the line High Country trim of the Chevy Silverado will cost around $54,595.

Cost of Ownership

The approximate cost of ownership for the 2020 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 2.7L 4cyl Turbo engine with 8 – speed automatic transmission is listed as follows:

CRITERIAYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$841$870$901$932$965$4,509
Maintenance$307$514$542$1,969$953$4,285
Repairs$0$0$131$313$456$900
Taxes & Fees$2,430$111$111$111$111$2,874
Financing$2,405$1,934$1,431$896$324$6,990
Depreciation$8,173$1,825$1,727$2,026$1,917$15,668
Fuel$1,897$1,954$2,013$2,073$2,136$10,073
True Cost to Own®$16,053$7,208$6,856$8,320$6,862$45,299

This Cost of ownership data is based on a 5 – year estimate of the Chevrolet Silverado with 15,000 miles driven per year.

2020 Chevy Silverado Competition

The Chevy Silverado pick up truck has three main competitors. These include the GMC Sierra, RAM 1500 and the Ford F – 150.

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

If you like the Chevy Silverado 1500 but want a bit more of a luxury feel, or you just want a different grille up and name at the front, there is always the Sierra 1500 from GMC. The GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado are essentially the same truck underneath the skin, with just a few styling and equipment differences. One advantage for the GMC 1500 is its magic six-way tailgate that slightly increases utility.

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Vs. 2020 RAM 1500

The current top choice in the light-duty pickup truck segment is the Ram 1500. Compared to the Chevy Silverado, the Ram gives off a more modern vibe thanks to its bigger available infotainment touchscreens, higher-quality cabin materials, and smoother ride quality. The Ram also has a range of engines to choose from and high towing capacities. It’s definitely a favorite around the office for many buyers than the Chevrolet Silverado.

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Vs. 2020 Ford F – 150

The Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford F – 150 are well – matched long term rivals. Both offer comfortable interiors, robust towing and hauling capabilities, and a wide range of available trim levels. The Ford F – 150 feels a bit more nimble around turns, while the Chevy Silverado offers a smoother ride on the highway and a superior fuel economy than the Ford and the RAM.

2020 Chevy Silverado Final Verdict

If you’ve always been a Chevy person and want a new truck from the American brand, look no further than the new Silverado. The 2020 Silverado is markedly better than their predecessors in every way possible, maybe not better considering the new truck’s polarizing looks. The interior isn’t as nice as either Ford or Ram’s heavy-duty trucks, it’s not the segment leader in capability and it isn’t the best driving truck out there compared to its rivals like the Ford F- 150 or the RAM 1500. But the Chevy Silverado offers the most flexibility with seven power train options and eight trims making sure that there is a Silverado for almost anyone who is in the market looking for a pick-up truck. The Chevy Silverado also comes with 4 Wheel drive options and three automatic transmission options which also includes a 10 – speed automatic transmission along with the standard 6 – speed and an 8 – speed transmission. Go for the RAM 1500 or the Ford F-150 if you need better interior design and features but you will definitely enjoy the flexibility and capability of the Chevy Silverado if you get one.

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