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Spotlight on the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

3 minute read

By Christopher Brown

Key Takeaways

  • The Silverado is still one of the most durable new trucks money can buy.
  • With seven trims, and four powertrain options available, there’s a Silverado for everyone.

The Silverado has long been the crown jewel of Chevrolet’s annual line up. Praised for both its form and function, the popular workhorse is beloved by GM enthusiasts of all kinds. The Silverado has a history of making itself at home on both the job site and the city streets. But how does Chevrolet’s latest update stack up against its unrivalled past?

Today, we set out to explore exactly that question. Read ahead to learn more about the brand-new, 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s performance, interior, safety features, infotainment and connectivity, and price. We’ll even share the latest deals and the most competitive monthly leasing options available.

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Performance

There’s a 2023 Silverado for everyone. That’s not just a marketing gimmick either. This year’s Silverado 1500 boasts seven distinct trims with a range of engines including:

More than just a pretty face, the Silverado 1500 has a max towing capacity of 13,300 pounds when equipped with the 6.2-litre V-8. As far as fuel economy is concerned, the numbers are a lot less impressive. The diesel powertrain’s estimated 33 mpg is the Silverado’s most efficient. However, the turbocharged four-cylinder clocks in at a measly 22 mpg on the highway.2

Interior

With so many trim packages available, the 2023 Silverado 1500 offers plenty of interior versatility. The base Work Truck trim offers a bare-bones interior with manual seats, windows, and locks. Fortunately, there are optional upgrades, such as a digital gauge, leather seats, and wood trim, that makes the interior feel more complete.

Every model comes equipped with a prominent infotainment system that uses a combination of touchscreen commands and physical knobs to simplify things. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and can even serve as a mobile hotspot.

Safety

This year’s new model earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA3 — and it’s easy to see why. The truck comes with:

Plus, the Silverado can even be fitted with a variety of helpful towing assists.

The fully-loaded High Country model includes the intuitive Super Cruise driving technology. Super Cruise is GM’s hands-free driving system, which can be used while pulling a trailer.

The Price Tag

How much the 2023 Silverado costs can depend a lot on the buyer’s preferred trim level. The base-level Work Truck trim starts at $35,845, while the fully loaded High Country trim rounds out the Silverado options at $62,845.

You can lease the Work Truck trim model right now for an estimated $329 per month with $5,279 due at signing. Moreover, the incentives don’t end there. You also may be eligible to receive $1,500 rebate and/or $1,000 cash allowance with the purchase of any Silverado 1500 model.4

The Silverado versus the Competition

The brand-new Silverado delivers much of what GM enthusiasts have come to expect. The 2023 is a tough truck with a wide range of models and impressive towing capabilities across all powertrains. The on-board safety features are top tier too.

Popular auto-authority Car and Drive has the 2023 Silverado 1500 rounding out the the 7th spot of their top pickup trucks of 2023, but we think that’s a touch too harsh.

The new Silverado’s 5-star safety rating is virtually unbeatable, and it’s price tag undercuts both its Ram and Ford equivalents. Boasting a 13,300 pound towing capacity, the Silverado 1500 can haul circles around the Toyota Tundra (max 10,000 ponds), the Ford F-150 (max 13,200 pounds), and Dodge’s Ram 1500 (max 12,750).5

The Silverado seems to lose points in the driving experience category. Though it can tow more, it doesn’t offer as smooth of a ride as the latest Dodge Ram, and its exterior and interior design isn’t for everyone.6

Conclusion

The Silverado has always been a crowd pleaser and 2023 doesn’t look to be any different. Impressive safety and driver-assistance features, a great infotainment system, and lots of trim options add tons of value and variety to this powerful full-sized pick-up.

This truck is built to last and priced to sell. Though it may not ride as smooth as some of its competitors, truck lovers will be hard pressed to find things that they don’t like about the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Reading about a new truck is one thing, but experiencing it firsthand is something else entirely. Call your local dealership and book yourself in for a test drive and see why every GM fan loves the iconic Silverado.