2023 Chevy Silverado 1500: Important Truck Specs Haven’t Changed Despite Fresh Powertrain Upgrades

If you’re looking at the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and you begin to hear a train chugging away in the background, don’t be alarmed. That’s simply the Silverado showing you that it’s chugging along with very few changes. This useful and trusted pickup truck has only minor changes going into the 2023 model year.

What powertrain changes are found in the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500?

Finally, the antiquated 6-speed automatic transmission is dropped from the Chevrolet truck lineup. This transmission wore out its welcome, and Chevy sent it packing. This leaves two better transmissions; an 8-speed unit and a 10-speed model.

Are there any other changes for this Chevrolet truck?

Red 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
Red 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Chevrolet

The 2023 version of the Silverado half-ton pickup also brings some new paint colors and a new protective film. Kelley Blue Book tells us the new paint colors are Radiant Red Tintcoat, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Harvest Bronze Metallic. The protective film offered covers the front end to make it easier to clean and help protect the front from damage at the job site or on the trails.

What engines are available for the 2023 Silverado?

Four engines and two transmissions are found in the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup. These engines and the trims using them are:

2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 8-speed automatic transmission

310 horsepower,420 lb-t of torque

19 city/22 hwy mpg RWD, 18 city/21 hwy mpg 4WD

Trims: WT, Custom

5.3-liter V8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission

355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque

17 city/21 hwy mpg RWD, 16 city/20 hwy mpg 4WD

Trims: Standard; LTZ, High Country, Optional; WT, LT, RST, Trail Boss

6.2-liter V8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission

420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque

16 city/20 hwy mpg (4WD only) (premium fuel recommended)

Trims: Standard; ZR2, Optional; RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country

3.0-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel 6-cylinder engine, 10-speed automatic transmission

277 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque

24 city/29 hwy mpg RWD, 22 city/27 hwy mpg 4WD

Trims: Optional; Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, High Country

How much does this Chevrolet truck carry and pull?

2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing a trailer at a job site
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing | Chevrolet

The maximum towing capacity of the Chevy Silverado is 13,300 pounds. This tow rating is reached when using either the 6.2-liter V8 or Duramax diesel powertrains. The payload maximum is 2,300 pounds for this full-size Chevy truck.

Is there something special about the Silverado High Country?

The High Country trim is the most luxurious model of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500. This trim is the only model that offers the GM Super Cruise feature. This feature was first seen in Cadillac models and has made its way down the GM lineup to Chevrolet. Super Cruise allows you to enjoy hands-free and feet-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of North American highways.

How much does the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 cost?

Black 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 with DRLs activated
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Chevrolet

The Silverado comes in several different trims, which gives you a large price range to choose from. The starting price of every trim is:

  • Work Truck (WT) – $35,600
  • Custom – $42,600
  • LT – $46,700
  • RST – $50,900
  • LTZ – $55,700
  • High Country – $60,800
  • ZR2 – $69,800

You don’t have to worry if you missed out on the 2022 Silverado. The 2023 version has only minor changes, making it a better truck. Could this be the new full-size Chevy truck you love to drive every day?

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