CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 FEATURES PEOPLE LOVE
After a complete redesign in 2019, we thought the Chevy Silverado 1500 couldn’t get any better. Then Chevy unveiled the 2020 Silverado. Along with all of the great updates made on the previous year’s model, the new Chevy Silverado provides a more spacious interior and state-of-the-art trailering technology for when you need to haul big cargo. Let’s take a look at what the new 2020 Silverado has to offer.
Engine and Fuel Efficiency
The standard engine for this vehicle is a respectable 4.3L V6 engine with 285 horsepower. This engine is historically strong and durable, lasting up to 300,000 miles. For those who need more power, you are able to upgrade to a 2.7L four cylinder engine with 310 horsepower, a 5.3L V8 engine with 355 horsepower, or even a 6.2L V8 engine with 420 horsepower. There is always a toss up between power and fuel efficiency, so it is a good idea to talk to your local car dealership and decide which engine is the best fit for your needs.
The 2020 Silverado WT has a city/highway mileage of 15/20 mpg. Upgrading to the Duramax model will boost you to 23/33 mpg, and certify that you are driving the most fuel efficient pickup on the market.
Most people buy trucks because of their towing power, and the Silverado 1500 certainly does deliver in this area. The lowest towing capacity is 7,000 lbs with the 2.7L engine, with maximum loads increasing as you upgrade to more powerful motors. These models can handle towing trailers, speedboats, and pontoons with ease. If you are needing to haul big loads, the Silverado 1500 HD can tow up to 35,500 lbs. Standard on all Silverado 1500 models is a hitch platform with a two inch receiver, a four pin connector and a trailer brake controller. You can opt in to Chevy’s max trailering package which includes upgraded rear springs and revised shock tuning for a smoother ride.
All Silverado 1500 models come with anti-lock brakes, blind spot and rear traffic alerts, and stability control that recognizes when your vehicle is nearing its handling limits. Higher-end models can be upgraded to include parking assistance, forward collision alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, and automatic braking. If you have a teenager in the process of driver’s education, the Silverado 1500 allows you to activate the built-in teen driver feature. This encourages safe driving habits including clicking the seatbelt before driving, excessive speed warnings and speed limits of 85 mph, limits on audio volume, and a driving report card so you can monitor your child’s driving without always being present.
From the 2019 to 2020 model, the Silverado gained an extra few inches of legroom so your passengers can enjoy a more roomy ride. The Chevy infotainment system includes a seven or eight inch touchscreen to control GPS and audio, multiple USB ports, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and compatibility with Apple and Android devices. If the Chevy Silverado 1500 has piqued your interest as it has ours, stop by Graff Chevy of Okemos and take a look first-hand at all this vehicle has to offer.