For 2023, Chevrolet’s legendary Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel receives an increase in performance with 35 additional lb.-ft. of torque and 28 horsepower, allowing for a max tow capacity of 13,300 pounds! The two V8 engine variants (5.3L and 6.2L) and 3.0L diesel are all paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that is equipped with powertrain grade braking, using the engine and transmission to maintain desired speeds when driving downhill, and cruise grade braking, downshifting to slow the truck as it drives downhill given it exceeds the set cruise control speed. The peppy 2.7L turbo engine is paired with an exclusive 8-speed automatic transmission and offers a 24% torque increase over the previous generation’s 5.3L V8.
Engine Options – Power, Fuel Economy, & Tow Rating
The Silverado is available in 3 cab (Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab) and 3 bed configurations (Short Bed – 69.92 in., Standard Bed – 79.44 in., and Long Bed – 98.18 in.). As of 2023, the Silverado offers the best-in-class bed cargo volume of 89.1 cubic feet. For those looking to extend the functionality of their bed, Chevrolet’s Multi-Flex tailgate triples as a bed stop, easy access bed step, and work surface.
Cab and Box Configurations
The previous model year Silverado (2022) received a handful of interior updates. Most noticeably, the LT trim level and above are equipped with a 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with Google Built-in (plus Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility), a configurable 12.3-inch Driver Information Center, and an available console-mounted Electronic Transmission Range Selector. Viewing the vehicle’s surroundings has never been easier with up to 8 available cameras and 14 unique views, all accessible through the high-definition infotainment screen. Owners can also configure their digital gauges to monitor everything from vehicle angle to tire pressure.
Every new Silverado comes standard with a suite of safety features known as Chevy Safety Assist.
Additional features such as Super Cruise, front and rear park assist, hitch guidance, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic braking, rear pedestrian alert, HD surround vision, and more are available, and in some cases standard, on most models. Given Chevy’s commitment to safety, It comes as no surprise that the 2023 model was given the NHTSA’s (the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program) 5-Star Safety Rating.
Overland junkies can rejoice as American Expedition Vehicles has collaborated with Chevrolet to create an all-new 2023 special edition Silverado model, the ZR2 Bison. The Bison is highlighted with custom high-quality steel integrated bumpers, complete underbody protection defended with rocker protection and skid plates, factory-tune off-road suspension, unique front and rear differentials, custom 18” wheels, and AEV branding touches throughout. Improvements in both the approach and departure angle were made to further lend to the ZR2’s off-road ability. Even with the off-road geared setup, owners will be happy to know that the Bison still behaves well on the road. As noted by Car and Driver, “the ZR2 favors the reality of a work week spent on pavement that ends with a muddy weekend. Its comfortable ride is a major benefit of its rugged suspension.” For those curious, Bison production is expected to begin in early 2023 and will be priced about $7,000 higher than the standard ZR2.
Work Truck: $35,600 | Custom: $42,900
LT: $47,000 | Custom Trail Boss: $51,800
RST: $51,200 | LTZ: $56,000
LT Trail Boss: $56,300 | High Country: $61,100