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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The 2020 Silverado is taking a page from the 1990s. Back then, you were able to get a Silverado 1500 with a V-8 diesel. But since then, Chevy has stopped offering a diesel half-ton truck, and the Silverado 1500 has had an all-gasoline engine since; until now. 

The Silverado 1500 for 2020, takes the vehicle in 7 seconds from 0-60 mph- at least the Silverado RST Duramax. It has an outstanding performance, and it completed a quarter-mile at 90.7 mph in 15.4 seconds. Talk about fast! 

The numbers are close to what the Ford F-150 diesel 4×2 delivers. The F-150 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. The F-150 ran the quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds at 88.9 mph. 

The 1500 Duramax 2WD can tow up to 7,600 pounds. If you think about it those numbers aren’t bad, and it feels even better when you’re driving it. The vehicle has lots of torque and the diesel engine is buttery smooth. 

When it comes to pulling the trailer, it pulls effortlessly and the 10-speed automatic transmission shifts swiftly. The Silverado doesn’t struggle when pulling all that weight and going uphill it performs flawlessly. Talk about effortless. 

On the 1500 Duramax, Chevy is offering its invisible trailer technology for those who do a lot of towing. It uses the camera that is installed on the back of the trailer which works with one the rear cameras that’s on the trucks’ rear and creates an image on the infotainment screen; which allows for the view of the rear (without the trailer) to be seen. When the trailer is so big that it blocks your rear visibility, this is a nice feature indeed.     

The updates on the vehicle are noticeable. Diesel engines are known for being obnoxiously louder than their gas counterparts, but that’s not the case with the Duramax. The engineers of the vehicle made sure that the engine was quiet and they made improvements to the trucks NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) to have a smoother ride.    

Although there aren’t many updates on the interior, the updates made are nice additions considering the lack of a new interior. New on the vehicle is an 8.0-inch touchscreen which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a new HD rear camera that projects a better image when the driver is backing up to a trailer. 

As with all Silverados, there are new additions to the bed. There is the standard CornerStep which is built into the bumper which gives the Silverado an advantage over its competitors and there’s also a three fixed tie-down on each corner. The bed also adds more volume to the truck; the designers added 3.5 inches on each size which accommodates larger objects. 

The Silverado Duramax RST 2WD starts at $28,300 (plus destination fee). The LT starts at ($38,000 plus destination fee), the LTZ starts at $43,000 plus destination fee), and on the High Country starts at $53,000 (plus destination fee). The 3.0-liter Duramax is available on each trim for an additional $9,395 upcharge. Many people are happy that Chevy is offering a diesel engine in the Silverado 1500 and the engine’s performance and capability is an added bonus as it makes it stand out from the crowd.  

You can search the inventory of Chevy Silverado’s at Miami Lakes Automall.  Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if the Chevy Silverado is the truck for you. 

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