With so many different options to choose from, picking the right Chevrolet Silverado configuration and trim level isn’t always that easy. The differences between these models might not be that obvious, so it’s important to test for any possible differentiating factors. And that’s exactly what we get in the following video, which pits the off-road-oriented Silverado Trail Boss against the more luxurious Silverado LTZ Z71 in a heads-up drag race.
Hosted by The Fast Lane Truck, the video is pretty lengthy, clocking in at 14 minutes, 20 seconds. Nevertheless, there’s a good amount of info to be had when comparing these two Chevrolet Silverados.
The question, of course, is this – which is quicker in the sprint to 60 mph?
Let’s start with the Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss. Under the hood, this dirt-conquering pickup is equipped with the naturally aspirated L84 5.3L V8, where it produces 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The ‘eight connects to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission and drives all four wheels.
Then we have the Chevrolet LTZ Z71, which is also equipped with the naturally aspirated L84 5.3L V8, 355 horsepower, 383 pound-feet of torque, and 4WD. However, the LTZ gets the GM eight-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to the Trail Boss’ 10-speed.
There’s a few other variables to add to the equation as well. The Chevrolet Silverado LTZ is fitted with 20-inch wheels and Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner tires, which is a more street-friendly setup compared to the 18-inch wheels and knobby Duratrac rubber on the Trail Boss.
It’s an interesting comparison, and the results may be a bit unexpected. Following a few runs down the drag strip, the video hosts also conduct a fuel efficiency run, and compare the tow ratings for both models.