Shopping in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro for a new full-size pickup truck is a serious business, and half-ton trucks don’t get much more serious than the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. With all the body styles, powertrains, drivetrains, trim levels, and standard and available features you have to choose from, whatever you need to achieve or wherever you need to be, you can rest assured that the Silverado 1500 has got your back.
Nine trim levels are available in the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado lineup, or six if a rear-drive truck is your preferred choice. Then you are presented with Regular, Double, and Crew cabs, short, standard, and long truck beds, and four available powertrains to suit a range of drivers and applications. You won’t have to decide between transmissions anymore, however, as the 2023 model year has consigned the eight-speed automatic to history, as every model now gets a standard 10-speed automatic transmission.
Trim levels begin with the hard-working, fleet-focused WT model. However, retail buyers will probably look to the Custom, LT, RST, Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ, or range-topping High Country trim levels. The three that are not available in rear-drive format are the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, and ZR2, which are all standard four-wheel-drive models.
Four engines are available for the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and the base powerplant is well worth considering. That standard unit is a 2.7-litre turbo-four producing a creditable 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft., which many prospective owners will find more than adequate. If power is required or desirable, a 5.3-litre V-8 powerplant with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. is the next step on the engine ladder.
When lots of regular towing is on your agenda, the 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel with its 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is going to be a strong contender. Last but certainly not least is the big-boy 6.2-litre gas V-8 that provides the Silverado 1500 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. Most models send their power to the rear wheels in the standard format through that 10-speed automatic transmission, but four-wheel-drive is available throughout the lineup.
The first thing most people want to know about any truck they’re considering buying is how much it can tow and haul. Towing and hauling capacities matter, and the 2023 Silverado 1500 brings some big numbers to the table. The maximum towing capacity of a properly configured 2023 Silverado 1500 is a massive 13,300 pounds, and the maximum payload is an equally impressive 2,270 pounds.
Harnessing the potential of this mighty truck has never been easier either, with a raft of available driver aids to assist with trailering and off-road driving. For example, the ZR2 features standard Multimatic DSSV dampers, rugged steel front and rear bumpers, an enhanced 2-speed transfer case with a Terrain Mode, large underbody aluminum skid plates for extra protection, and a hidden dual-outlet exhaust. Towing has never been easier thanks to the available Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Auto Grade Braking, eight cameras with up to 14 views, a segment-first available Trailering App with trailer profiles you can customize, and plenty more.
The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 competes in the most fiercely competitive segment of the auto market, and it has to be on the list of models to consider for any serious shopper. The Silverado’s capability stands up to the highest scrutiny, and almost any feature you can think of for a pickup is standard or available. Come and see for yourself with a test drive from GR Chevrolet Buick GMC at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for more details and arrange an appointment for a date and time that fits your schedule.