When some people think about trucks, all they picture are heavy-duty pickups designed to get work done and not much else. The great thing about the modern Chevrolet truck lineup, however, is that there really is a pickup model for pretty much anyone. With that in mind, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the perfect “just right” model that sits between the smaller Colorado and the heavy-duty Silverado HD trucks. If you want a truck that can get a lot of work done during the week and still have fun on the weekend, then this is the one for you. Although the Silverado received a major update and redesign in 2019, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is still a fantastic vehicle. What is perhaps most impressive about this truck is just how powerful it is, even though it is not a heavy-duty model.
When properly configured, you can get up to 13,400 lbs of maximum towing with the Silverado, or more than 2,000 lbs of maximum payload. The large bed and spacious cab options offer nearly 90 cu.ft. of available cargo space, all of which make this a great truck for getting some serious work done. And yet, there are a number of options and available features on the 2020 Silverado that also make it fantastic for having fun. The available Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine makes it not only powerful but very fun to drive thanks to its 10-speed automatic transmission. If you are interested in going off-road, then the available LT Trail Boss trim is your dream come true, designed for hitting the trail and still looking great around town. Come visit us at DePaula Chevy today and see for yourself everything the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 has to offer.
Max Towing Capacity
Engine Options and Power
There are five different engines available for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500, one of which has two different fuel management options, so you can actually think of it as six possible choices. This means you have a lot of freedom in how you want to set up your truck with the Silverado.
A lot of other trucks out there have just one or a few options, so you can easily end up getting way more than you want or not enough power – but the Silverado has just what you need. It starts with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that can provide up to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, which comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Then there is a 2.7L Turbo engine with active fuel management, which can produce up to 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. This comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and features auto stop/start technology to help with fuel economy. If you want more power, then there is an available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that can provide up to 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The standard version of this engine, on some trim levels, features dynamic fuel management and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Other trims have this engine available with active fuel management and a 6-speed automatic transmission instead, so keep that in mind when looking at different trim levels for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. There is also a diesel engine available for the 2020 Silverado: a Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel that offers up to 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with auto stop/start technology and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, there is a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with dynamic fuel management, which can provide up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with a 10-speed automatic transmission. If you want the best power and towing potential available on the Silverado, then this is the way to go.
Towing and Payload
Even though the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is not a heavy-duty pickup, it is still a full-size truck that you would expect to be able to get a lot of work done. Fortunately, it comes through in this department and offers some excellent performance when it comes to both towing and payload capacity. It is important to remember, however, that much of this will depend on the total configuration of any particular truck, including the cab size, bed style, and engine you choose. Be sure to look at the specs for any specific configuration you are interested in for precise numbers.
With the Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2020 Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing potential of up to 9,300 lbs when properly configured. This is fantastic, but there is actually a slightly better option. The more powerful 6.2L V8 engine, which offers the same torque as the Turbo-Diesel with more horsepower, has a maximum towing capability of up to 13,400 lbs when properly configured. This requires the max trailering package available from Chevy and 20-inch wheels to ensure the kind of performance you want from the Silverado 1500.
Much like the towing capacity of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500, maximum payload depends a great deal on how you configure the truck. Different engines and body options weigh different amounts, which all impact the potential maximum payload. With the right configuration to optimize weight, however, you can get a maximum available payload of up to 2,250 lbs with the 2020 Silverado.
Although the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 can get a lot of work done, it is also a great truck simply for getting around town or enjoying the weekend. The interior features reinforce the level of luxury and impressive technology that we have come to expect from Chevrolet over the years. Many of these features vary from one trim level to the next, however, so to keep things simple, let us take a look at the features in the High Country trim.
The 2020 Silverado 1500 High Country features a premium infotainment system with an 8-inch display and navigation, along with an HD radio, and a 7-speaker Bose premium sound system. The front bucket seats are leather-appointed, and both the front passenger and driver seats are 10-way power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated. There is driver memory with two programmable presets for the seat and mirrors, and the leather-wrapped heated steering wheel includes controls for the audio and phone systems.
The High Country's 8-inch digital driver information center is also customizable, along with a compass and 6-gauge driver cluster. You get keyless open and start, along with a remote start, a wireless charging area, and numerous USB and power connections. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country also features dual-zone automatic climate control, a universal home remote, and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Many of these features are available for upgrade on other trims as well.
Even if you are interested in a pickup truck for work, you should care about its safety features. The safety of yourself and others in your truck with you is the most important thing about any vehicle. Fortunately, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 has great standard and available safety features, though some of these vary from one trim level to another.
The 2020 Silverado 1500 features six airbags and StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control. Available safety features include electronic trailer sway control to help with towing, as well as hitch guidance with hitch view to make it easier to connect your truck to a trailer or camper. Other available features include front and rear park assist, an HD rear vision camera, and hill-start assist for when you start your truck on an incline.
You can also get a rear cross traffic alert, a lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, and a tire pressure monitoring system (which is standard). Finally, a teen driver system is standard in all Silverado models, which includes the ability to enable or disable certain features when a young person is driving. This can help reduce possible distractions and teach a young driver good habits to stay safe on the road.