What Are the Differences Between the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverado HD?
If you’ve been wondering how the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD differs from the previous year’s model, you’re in the right place. Here’s a brief overview of what’s new on the 2020 Silverado HD, to help inform your next purchase.
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The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is brawnier than the previous model year, thanks to a new gasoline engine option and transmission, as well as increased towing and hauling capacity.
Whereas the 2019 model has a 6.0-liter V8 as the base engine, the 2020 one has a more potent 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbo diesel engine with direct injection. Chevy has also introduced a new transmission for the 2020 model year — the all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission —
instead of the six-speed automatic of last year’s version.
Here are the respective specs for both model years:
- 2019 Chevy Silverado HD: 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque; 14,400 pounds towing capacity
- 2020 Chevy Silverado HD: 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque; 17,400 pounds
The 2020 model year also brings some cosmetic tweaks for the Silverado HD. The truck is bigger than last year’s iteration. It employs a 5.2-inch longer and 1.4-inch wider wheelbase and an additional 10.4 inches in overall length. Chevy has also added a power up/down tailgate and BedStep side steps for easier accessibility to the truck bed.
Cabin and connectivity
Inside, the cabin is a bit more roomy, due to the truck’s larger size. Both the 2019 and 2020 models both have a solid core of tech feature like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. However, the 2020 Silverado HD offers even more connectivity perks, including a variety of trailering apps and aids, wireless smartphone charging, audio upgrades, and extra USB ports. One of the most appealing features it adds is an in-vehicle trailering system with 15 available camera views.
Both the 2019 and 2020 versions of the Silverado HD are gratifying choices for the heavy-duty segment. The 2020 offers more towing strength, trailering tech, and connectivity perks than the previous year. However, you’ll get similar capabilities and tech perks on the 2019 version at a better price, since it’s been on the market longer.
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