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When it comes to work trucks, Chevrolet has one of the best offerings with its Silverado pickup. It’s also the most affordable in the brand’s lineup. While it comes with many available features, you can be sure you’ll have to pay quite a bit more for the items you may really want, like 4WD.

How much more will you have to pay to bring power to all four wheels vs only two? Do you really need 4WD? Let’s take a look at the 2023 Chevy Silverado Work Truck model, answer those questions and see what else you get as far as features go. 

Chevy Silverado: 4WD vs 2WD

The 2023 Chevy Silverado Work Truck model offers two engines. The first is a 2.7-liter turbo high output unit (standard) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The other option is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, which comes with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, according to Chevrolet

If you purchase a 2WD version, you can expect to pay $43,895 to start. The V8 model comes with a price tag of $45,835. When you opt for the 4WD version, you’ll pay $47,195 for the 2.7-liter engine and $49,135 for the V8, which is a price increase of almost $4,000. 

It’s not just for the base model, either. Upgrading to the Custom trim will run you $47,795 for the 2WD version and $51,195 for the four-wheel drivetrain. The LTZ costs $59,095 to $60,040 on the two-wheel drive model. Adding 4WD will cost in the range of $62,395 to $63,540.

Is 4WD necessary on the Chevy Silverado Work Truck?

Pickup truck owners often choose a four-wheel drivetrain to handle slippery road conditions or take on off-roading terrain. With the Silverado Work Truck model, the question of whether 4WD is necessary is a valid one. 

To determine if you need this system, you’ll be looking at a few different factors. One is your location. Do you live where winter brings a significant amount of snow or icy roads? Then it’s in your best interest to add a four-wheel drivetrain to your purchase if you can budget the extra $4,000 or so for it.

What else does the Chevy Silverado Work Truck trim offer?

Besides the two engines mentioned above, you’ll also get four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, 17-inch Ultra-Silver painted steel wheels, all-season tires, Durabed liner, and Intellibeam headlights. 

Some of the features include an Automatic Stop/Start system, brake pad wear indicator, push-button start, electronic stability control system, six-speaker audio system, tire-pressure monitoring, and 4-way manual adjustable driver’s seat.

When it comes to driver assistance aids, the 2023 Chevy Silverado offers a few standard ones. Those include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-keeping Assist with Lane-Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Forward Collision Assist. You’ll also get the Teen Driver package, which will help you customize the settings for your younger driver to ensure safety. 

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Work Truck trim allows you to get 18 mpg on city roads and 21 mpg when traveling on the highway when you choose the 4WD version. For the 2WD model, you can expect 1 mpg more in the city and highway. 

The 2023 Chevy Silverado offers many trim levels, but the most affordable version is the Work Truck model. This comes with many features, including 4WD, but expect to pay nearly $4,000 more to get it. 


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