Many people in Fort Walton Beach, Wright, Crestview, Destin, Navarre, Panama City Beach, and Pensacola will have heard the saying, “you can’t get too much of a good thing,” and that philosophy has been taken to heart by the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The latest Silverado 1500 is available in nine trim levels with four engine options, three cab configurations, and three bed sizes, so there really is something to suit every light-duty truck shopper.
Although nine 2023 Chevrolet Silverado trim levels are available, you are limited to six of them if you want a rear-drive rather than a four-wheel drive model. But as well as choosing from that great range of trim levels, you also get to choose between Regular, Double, and Crew cabs, short, standard, and long truck beds, and four sensational engine options. Transmissions are a much simpler affair, however, as every model now gets a standard 10-speed automatic transmission, with the eight-speed unit being discontinued.
Something remaining familiar is the entry-level model WT trim level, but retail shoppers are likely to start with the Custom, LT, RST, Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, LTZ, or range-topping High Country models. If you prefer a rear-drive truck, the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, and ZR2 are off the menu as they all get four-wheel-drive as part of their standard specification.
The four 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 powerplant options begin with a 2.7-liter turbo-four that develops 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft., which many shoppers may find more than adequate. But if you want something bigger and more powerful, the next option is a 5.3-liter V-8 offering 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.
An excellent option for anyone planning a lot of regular towing with their new truck is the 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel, which puts 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque at the Silverado 1500’s disposal. Of course, many truck buyers want the most power available, and here that comes in the shape of a 6.2-litre gas V-8 that boasts 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Most versions of the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in their standard form send their power to the rear wheels through the excellent 10-speed automatic transmission, but every model is available with four-wheel drive if it still needs to be standard.
Regardless of how stylish a truck is or how many high-tech features it has, how much it can tow and haul will always be among the first things prospective buyers want to know. Maximum towing and hauling figures are crucial, and the 2023 Silverado 1500 has plenty to shout about. The 2023 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds when correctly specified, and the maximum payload is an equally impressive 2,270 pounds.
It isn’t essential to be a seasoned towing expert to take advantage of the 2023 Silverado 1500’s immense capability either, with many driver aids standard and available to assist with trailering and off-road driving. The ZR2 is a superb example with 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. The new Silverado can take the strain out of towing duties with features including 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.
Competition in the full-size light-duty pickup truck segment is incredibly fierce, with automakers constantly competing with each other to win over increasingly discerning shoppers. The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is right up there with the very best available. Come and see for yourself with a test drive today from Preston Hood Chevrolet at 212 Hollywood Blvd SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Alternatively, call us at 850-664-7000 for more information and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.