We’re spending the week with the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the new-generation truck that’s built on the GM T1 platform. Our test pickup is equipped with the turbo-diesel 3.0L LM2 inline-six that’s part of the Duramax engine family, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission which transfers power through either the rear or all four wheels.
Our Silverado test unit is a Crew Cab High Country trim level with four-wheel drive and the short box. It’s painted in the Northsky Blue Metallic paint and equipped with the optional High Country Deluxe package ($4,300) which adds a set of 22-inch wheels, a power sunroof and Safety Package II.
The latter includes forward collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian braking technology, Intellibeam headlights (high beam assist) and adaptive cruise control with following distance indicator. It also includes GM’s Safety Alert Seat system which vibrates to warn the driver of possible impacts or collisions.
Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the features that are included in the High Country trim level:
- Chrome grille, tow hooks, exhaust tips, door handles and window trim.
- Chrome-contoured side steps
- Chevytec spray-on bedliner
- Model-specific grille with high gloss black mesh and chrome/bronze inserts
- High-intensity LED reflector headlamps and LED fog lamps
- Power tailgate
- Bose Premium sound system
- Heated and ventilated leather seats (front)
- Heated rear seats
- Trailering package with hitch guidance
- Rear axle with 3.23 ratio
Our 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is also equipped with the optional Technology Package ($1,875) which adds GM‘s Rear Camera Mirror, HD Surround Vision camera system, head-up display, Bed View Camera and an 8-inch infotainment screen with on-board Wi-Fi and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration. Our truck also wears 22-inch High Gloss Black wheels ($2,995, or $920 when the High Country Deluxe package is selected), which pair well with the optional front black Bow Tie ($140).
We will have the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax for a week. If you would like to know more about this truck beyond the spec sheet, ask your questions in the comments section below, and we’ll reply in a timely manner as part of the GM Authority interactive review.
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