A full-size, light-duty truck is a great choice if you want a pickup that can handle a lot of work and tow your boat or camper around on the weekend. The 2020 Chevy Silverado, also called the Silverado 1500, is undoubtedly one of the best trucks on the road and is a fantastic option for a full-size model. Do not let the “light-duty” label fool you, however, as this pickup can deliver tremendous power and performance for its class, making it the perfect option for both work and play.
It all starts with six different engines for you to choose from, which makes it easy for you to get just the right amount of power for what you need without going overboard or falling short. This ability to get what is “just right” is really what the 2020 Chevy Silverado is all about, with eight different trims and numerous configurations that you can choose from. Whether you are mostly focused on being able to haul a huge amount of weight behind you, or you really want a pickup that can handle some off-road trails, there is a Silverado that is perfect for you.
And yet, Chevrolet has not forgotten about the importance of interior comfort and technology features, with amazing options that will make you feel right at home from the very first moment you sit behind the wheel. Of course, the 2020 Chevy Silverado is also a tremendously safe truck with numerous standard and available safety features that will help protect you and your loved ones on the road. Come see the 2020 Silverado for yourself at Blossom Chevrolet and let us help you find the perfect pickup for what you need.
One of the best things about the 2020 Chevy Silverado is that it has so many options for you to choose from, including eight different trims and six engine possibilities. To really get a sense of everything it can do, let us take a look at these engines and see what they have to offer.
The starting engine on the 2020 Chevy Silverado is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that provides up to 285 hp and up to 305 lb-ft of torque, which comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. There is an available 2.7L Turbo engine that offers up to 310 hp and up to 348 lb-ft of torque, which comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine is standard on a couple of trims and available on others.
From there, you can choose from two different versions of a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine on the 2020 Chevy Silverado. Both of them provide you with up to 355 hp and up to 383 lb-ft of torque. One features active fuel management and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other has dynamic fuel management and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission on some models and a 10-speed automatic on others.
If you want the best towing capacity possible, then there is a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine available that offers up to 420 hp and up to 460 lb-ft of torque, which comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for an incredible overall driving experience. Finally, there is a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I-6 available, which provides you with up to 277 hp and up to 460 lb-ft of torque. This diesel engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and provides a fantastic combination of high towing capacity and excellent fuel economy.
While the 2020 Chevy Silverado might not be able to deliver the kind of towing and payload that its larger, heavy-duty siblings can, it still certainly gets the job done. This is the most powerful Silverado 1500 Chevy has produced and offers tremendous performance. Actual ratings will depend on the trim and engine you choose, along with other configuration options, so keep that in mind.
When properly equipped, the 2020 Chevy Silverado can tow up to 13,400 lbs through a conventional hitch. This requires the right trim and overall configuration, with the available 6.2L V8 engine and the max trailering package, but if you want the best towing possible, then that is the way to go. Even if you choose a different configuration and engine, however, the Silverado can handle at least 7,000 lbs of towing, and most combinations offer a much higher maximum towing.
Much like with towing, the maximum payload that the 2020 Chevy Silverado can handle will depend a great deal on its overall configuration. Different cab and bed sizes and the engines available can all impact the weight on the truck’s frame, which changes your maximum payload. If properly configured with a regular cab, long bed, and with the 4.3L V6 engine, the Silverado can get up to 2,250 lbs of maximum payload. Other configurations will be lower, but even with a different setup, you can still pile a lot of cargo onto the Silverado.
While a luxurious interior might not be your top priority when choosing a truck, you should still get great features inside of any vehicle you choose. The starting trim of the 2020 Chevy Silverado, the Work Truck or WT, features a 7-inch infotainment system, a 6-speaker audio system, and 4-way manually adjustable front split-bench seating. It has a 3-inch monochromatic driver information center, single-zone climate control, and a USB port for connecting devices to your truck’s sound system. This is a fine way to start, but you can get much more at higher trims.
The highest trim of the 2020 Chevy Silverado, the High Country, features an 8-inch Infotainment display with Navigation, HD radio, and a Bose 7-speaker premium sound system. It has a pair of 10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats, which are heated and include perforated leather detailing, along with a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with mounted controls. The High Country also has an 8-inch full-color digital driver information center, keyless open and start, remote start, numerous USB ports, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and a wireless charging pad for compatible devices.
With six other trims to choose from, you can get a wide range of features that fall between these two options, and there are plenty of available packages and options too. In other words, you can get the interior that is just right for what you need.
Any truck you choose should be able to keep you safe, whether you need it for work, play, or anything else that you do. The 2020 Chevy Silverado has a number of excellent standard and available safety features. To keep things simple, let us look at what you get at the highest trim, the High Country.
The Silverado High Country features StabiliTrak electronic stability and traction control, numerous airbags, and an HD rear vision camera. It has both front and rear park assist, along with hitch guidance with hitch view, which makes it easier to align your vehicle with a trailer or other object you need to tow. The High Country also features a rear cross traffic alert, a lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
If you have a young person that is learning to drive, then you will be interested in the Teen Driver system that comes standard on the 2020 Chevy Silverado. This system lets you indicate a key fob as belonging to a teen driver, and it will automatically activate and deactivate certain systems when that person is driving. This helps encourage safe habits and reduce the potential for distractions that can be so dangerous for drivers. Plus, there is an in-vehicle report card you can check to see how your teen driver is doing, which points out areas for improvement so you can help reinforce safe habits for a young driver.