There’s nothing like a reliable pickup truck to get you around town and get the job done. When it comes to choosing a pickup, Chevrolet’s Silverado line is legendary because of its strength, durability and high-quality engines. The 2020 Silverado has a whole lot to offer at a reasonable starting price.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet’s 2020 Silverado 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck—available in gas or diesel models—that proves its excellence with a wide diversity of engine choices, transmissions and styles including the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country models. The best thing about the 2020 lineup of Silverados is the many options of powertrains—seven in all—as well as the smooth operability and driving, massive towing capability and decent price. This is a top-notch range of trucks that won’t disappoint.¹
Under The Hood
The 2020 Silverado features a new diesel engine on the LTZ, High Country, RST, and LT models. These trucks use 10-speed automatic transmission and have either four wheel drive or rear wheel drive options available. In terms of power, the 3.0 liter Duramax engine fires up to 277 horsepower and generates over 460 lb-ft of torque with a 5,100 rpm redline. This truck is a serious beast and even more powerful options are available in some models if you upgrade.¹
Good On Fuel
The Chevrolet Silverado range generally offers around 20 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. Specific numbers vary depending on what model you get, but the fuel efficiency is very reasonable for a powerful truck.²
Thankfully the Silverado has many state-of-the-art safety features that will ensure you stay safe on the road, parking and everywhere in between. This includes advanced technology to prevent rollovers, a camera that looks out to the rear of the truck and some models that warn you about your blind spot when you are trying to pass in a lane. You can also get add-ons with full 360-degree vision to stay even safer.
Pricing & Technology
From the RST to the High Country, Silverado’s 2020 lineup has something for everyone. With a good design and exceptional powertrains, every model of Silverado has unique features that will be a perfect fit depending on the driver. Starting in 2019 Silverado revamped all of their models in terms of technology, engines, body and powertrains and 2020 brings it to a new level of excellence. With the RST four-wheel-drive 2.7 liter engine model starting at $46,000, the Silverado is also at an affordable price point. The RST accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds, so this vehicle can travel fast when you need it to as well.
Thinking About Getting a Silverado?
If you are thinking about buying a new Silverado, there are a few important things to know. First of all, do your research carefully. The Silverado truly has a lot of different models, so it’s important to compare the differences between each of them and decide which makes the most sense for your needs. Car dealers are always offering special offers and promotions depending on the time of year, so there could be opportunities to secure a discount on a new Silverado as well. A search online can go a long way in helping to find these promotions.
Also, when you are ready to make an offer, don’t be afraid to negotiate. Car dealers almost expect some level of negotiation and if you simply buy the car for the price they offer on the lot, you’re much more likely to be getting ripped off. To get a better idea of a good price to pay, TrueCar.com and Edmunds.com offer market averages that should be fairly accurate.³