When you’re searching for a new pickup truck, there are a few classic and iconic brands to consider. And when it comes to American trucks, Chevrolet offers a diverse lineup and a truck for nearly every kind of driver.
For the 2020 model year, Chevy’s popular pickups are seeing upgrades, updates, and new features and options. From small trucks like the Colorado that are great for everyday driving to big, tough, and highly capable pickups like the Silverado HD, Chevrolet’s trucks are better than ever this year.
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Here’s an inside look into the lineup of different trucks available from Chevrolet in 2020.
2020 Chevrolet Colorado
Starting MSRP: $21,300
Fuel Efficiency: 20 MPG city / 30 MPG highway
Available Max Towing: 7,700 pounds
The base power source for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Total output stands at 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. Although this engine isn’t noted for its brute strength, many drivers will appreciate its competitive fuel efficiency. Drivers can choose from three different engines, including the GM exclusive Duramax 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine.
If you’re seeking class-leading performance, step up to the beefy V6 engine. On the road, this pickup truck gets high marks for its composed handling and smooth ride. It’s also rugged enough to travel through the wilderness.
Entertainment and Safety Features
Last year in 2019, a new Infotainment 3 interface was added to the interior of the Colorado. It’s quicker and more responsive than the previous MyLink system, and it’s standard on the 2020 Colorado. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration make this infotainment system even more rewarding. Aside from the base model, all the other trims can be equipped with a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot. Music fans will be interested in the available Bose premium sound system.
To make the Colorado a safer truck, Chevrolet has equipped it with a HD backup camera. Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are offered as well.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado
Starting MSRP: $28,300
Fuel Efficiency: 23 MPG city / 33 MPG highway (when equipped with the optional Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6 engine)
Available Max Trailering: 13,400 pounds
- High Country
- LT Trail Boss
- Custom Trail Boss
- Work Truck
The new Chevrolet Silverado comes standard with last year’s V6 engine, which pushes out 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. This engine is an ideal choice for everyday commuting. An all-new turbocharged four-cylinder has also hit the lineup, along with an optional Turbo-Diesel engine that improves fuel efficiency. It generates a solid 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque.
To enjoy more pulling power, step up to one of the available V8 engines. The 5.3-liter version develops 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, Chevy tuned the 6.2-liter engine to push out a monstrous 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. You can use the extra muscle to tow up to 12,500 pounds, which is noticeably better than the previous generation.
Secure handling makes this full-size pickup easy to drive. Models equipped with the Silverado’s more powerful V8 engine are especially quick. If you plan to venture off the beaten path, strongly consider the LT Trail Boss Trim. A two-inch suspension lift and skid plates help it to confidently topple rough terrain.
Entertainment and Safety Features
Like the midsize Colorado, the full-size Silverado features Chevy’s all-new Infotainment 3 interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support. While a 7.0-inch touchscreen comes standard, upper trims provide a larger 8.0-inch display. Some of the other standard equipment includes Bluetooth, a USB port, and a six-speaker stereo system. Of course, Wi-Fi connectivity is available as well.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado offers all the industry’s most popular safety innovations. Designed to vibrate when a road hazard is detected, Chevy’s Safety Alert Seat is a feature not offered by any of the Silverado 1500’s main competitors. You can also benefit from the OnStar communications system, which gives you easy access to emergency roadside assistance. Some of the other important safety innovations include low-speed automatic braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Starting MSRP: $34,100
Fuel Efficiency: The EPA doesn’t offer ratings for fuel economy on heavy duty pickup trucks.
Available Max Trailering: 35,500 pounds
The 2020 Silverado HD is available in both 2500 and 3500 options. Both are available with the following trim options:
- High Country
- Work Truck
Like every other heavy-duty pickup truck, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is engineered to haul massive loads. It can be equipped with two different engines. Your least expensive option is the standard V8 engine, which pushes out 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. You’ll be able to tow an impressive 14,400 pounds.
When equipped with a Duramax diesel V8 engine, the Silverado HD becomes an even more powerful workhorse. Chevy tunes it to generate 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Models equipped with dual rear wheels have a maximum towing capacity of 20,000 pounds.
Despite being such a big bruiser, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD inspires confidence on curvy roads. A well-weighted steering system and a wide stance help the truck to feel remarkably stable. Overall, the Silverado HD is a solid performer on the street.
Safety and Entertainment
The 2020 Silverado HD finally got updated and upgraded to Chevy’s all-new Infotainment 3 interface for the newest model year. Nevertheless, its MyLink touchscreen is simple to use. Even the base model offers Wi-Fi connectivity as an option. Some of the other premium upgrades include a Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, and a rear-seat entertainment system. Although the Silverado HD doesn’t offer automatic emergency braking, available forward collision alert and lane departure warning will help you to stay safe.
Chevy is expected to remain one of today’s best-selling truck brands. Whether you need a capable work vehicle or a luxurious highway cruiser, this American automaker definitely has you covered. Which model has caught your attention the most?