To our surprise, neither the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado or the 2019 GMC Sierra were offered with adaptive cruise control. It was a confusing decision from General Motors – in this day and age of active safety tech and semi-autonomous cars, adaptive cruise is an extremely common optional extra and is definitely something buyers of fancier trucks, like the Silverado LTZ or High Country, would want on their vehicle.
The General has smartened up for the new model year, however, adding a camera-based adaptive cruise control system to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and its GMC counterpart. On the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, the adaptive cruise control system is only offered as an optional extra on the Silverado LT, LTZ and High Country – no word yet on why it’s not offered on RST, Custom or Custom Trail Boss trims.
Chevy says the adaptive cruise control system “features a single high-mounted camera behind the rearview mirror that scans the road and uses proprietary software and algorithms to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead.” It has full traffic jam assist capability, bringing the truck to a complete stop when necessary and accelerating back up to cruising speed. The system is also integrated with the truck’s stop/start system to help optimize fuel efficiency.
As you likely already know, General Motors has also expanded the availability of the L87 6.2-liter V8 engine to the Silverado Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trims for 2020. In addition, the 10-speed automatic transmission is now available with L83 5.3-liter V8 equipped trucks, coming standard on the LT Trail Boss and as an option on the High Country.
Stay tuned for information on pricing and availability for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado lineup.