The 2019 model year brought us new GM full-size trucks from both Chevrolet and GMC. These new-generation rigs ride on the GM T1 platform and are powered by a variety of engine choices, ranging from two available 5.3L V8s (the 5.3L L82 V8 and the 5.3L L84 V8) or the 6.2L L87 V8, to the turbocharged 2.7L L3B I-4 and the 3.0L LM2 I6 turbo-diesel Duramax engine. On both the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is routed via one of three automatic transmissions – either a six-, eight-, or ten-speed, driving either the rear wheels or all four wheels.
We recently spent an entire week with the the range-topping High Country model, which aims to deliver the most luxurious Silverado experience, snapping this photo gallery in the process.
Our Crew Cab, Short Bed model was powered by the 3.0L Duramax diesel motor, ten-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel-drive, while being adorned in Northsky Blue Metallic paint, which provides a tasteful contrast with the truck’s various chrome bits.
One look at the front fascia sets this vehicle apart from the rest of the Silverado family due to its intensive use of chrome, signature bronze stripes and high gloss black mesh. The Silverado High Country also gets chrome-plated tow hooks and lower grille insert, providing that contrast with the body-color bumper we mentioned earlier.
Also take note of the optional black Chevy Bow Tie emblem, high-intensity LED reflector headlamps with LED signature curtain Daytime Running Lamps, plus LED fog lamps.
Our tester is also equipped with the optional High Country Deluxe package ($3,800) which adds a set of 22-inch polished or high gloss black wheels (ours had the black ones), a power sunroof, the GM Safety Alert Seat system that vibrates to warn the driver in case of dangerous driving events, plus Chevrolet’s Safety Package II bundle, which includes all of the active safety features currently available for the truck.
The side profile of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado High Country reveals the Silverado High Country badge on the front fender along with a few chrome elements, including a partial DLO treatment along with the door handles and running boards. Those large polished black wheels look nice, though we’re sure some would prefer more traditional / shiny wheels.
Also note the Duramax badge on the hood, signaling the straight six turbo-diesel Duramax engine that’s powering this truck.
At the rear, we see the debossed (stamped) tailgate with the CHEVROLET script, along with a body-color rear bumper with CornerStep, plus chrome-plated exhaust tips. Prominent Silverado and High Country badging can be found on the power tailgate.
Stepping inside, we instantly notice the High Country lettering in the headrests.
A closer look reveals that the cabin features softer and more premium materials spanning the dashboard and door inserts, as well as faux wood trim (we would have preferred to have authentic wood trim here).
The bronze theme from the front grille is carried over to decor on the steering wheel and center stack.
The instrument cluster gets an enhanced, 8-inch diagonal multicolor digital display, including analog speedometer and tachometer gauges.
Standard heated and ventilated front leather seats combine with a standard 8-inch infotainment screen with standard, built-in connected navigation incorporating all kinds of high-tech features, including:
- AM/FM stereo
- Bluetooth audio streaming for two active devices
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Enhanced voice recognition
- Additional memory for in-vehicle apps
- Cloud connected personalization for select infotainment and vehicle settings
- GM’s very useful trailering app
A 2020 Silverado High Country 1500 in 2WD form starts at an MSRP of $54,895 when powered by the 5.3-liter gasoline V8 and $57,390 when powered by the Duramax diesel. Opting for 4WD on the 5.3-liter brings that up to $58,395 and to $60,890 for the Duramax diesel. The 6.2-liter gasoline V8 is available exclusively with 4WD, with the combination starting at $60,890. Note that all prices cited exclude tax, title, license and dealer fees, and any additional equipment.