The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is an attractive truck, but it looks even better when you add the RST items to the mix. Think of this trim as a slight step up from the LT trim but not quite heading to the LTZ. You’ll have some sporty design elements and the qualities that make the LT an enjoyable trim level. Let’s see what the Silverado RST delivers.
What does the RST trim of the Chevy Silverado offer?
Chevrolet gives you the RST trim to be the sporty-looking version of this truck. You’ll have the visual appeal of body-colored elements all around this truck. The bowtie badge in the grille and mirror housings are painted black to give a nice contrast to the body-colored elements. This look allows this Chevy truck to be sportier than other trims.
In addition to these visual elements, the Silverado RST also has:
- LED fog lamps
- A 3.23 rear axle ratio
- LED taillights
- Optional 7-speaker Bose audio system
- Optional Rally and Redline packages for this trim
Which powertrains can you have in the Chevy Silverado RST?
All four powertrains are available for this trim level. If you’re looking for a Chevy truck with some choices and a sporty style, this could be the right one for you. The 2.7-liter engine comes standard for Double Cab versions, while the Crew Cab has the 5.3-liter V8 as its standard engine.
The four powertrains for this truck are:
2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 8-speed automatic transmission
310 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque
19 city/22 hwy mpg (RWD), 17 city/20 hwy mpg (4WD)
5.3-liter V8, 10-speed automatic transmission
355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque
16 city/21 hwy mpg (RWD), 15 city/19 hwy mpg (4WD)
6.2-liter V8, 10-speed automatic transmission
420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque
14 city/18 hwy mpg (4WD only)
3.0-liter turbocharged Duramax diesel 6-cylinder, 10-speed automatic transmission
277 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque
23 city/31 hwy mpg (RWD), 22 city/26 hwy mpg (4WD)
When properly equipped, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,400 pounds and carry 2,250 pounds in the bed.
How much does the RST trim cost?
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST starts at $50,900. This is $4,200 more than the LT trim, which it’s based on. There aren’t many options for this trim, but adding the Duramax diesel or larger V8 engines will increase the cost. You’ll also see the price increase from the Double Cab to the Crew Cab version of this Chevy truck.
Is this Silverado a good truck?
If you want your truck to wear a body-colored grille and bumpers, then the RST trim of the Chevy Silverado is right for you. If these things aren’t that important to you, save some money and drive the LT model or step up a little higher and see what the LTZ offers.
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