Written by Marco Carvajal
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD LT Trailboss model
I am test driving the Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss 4×4 pickup truck with pricing around $60 thousand for this LT Trail Boss model, but there are other Silverado trim models available at lower cost.
The 2024 Silverado is available in three base models, Silverado 1500 which is the model I am driving with a starting price of around $36,000 and which can go up to $70,000, Silverado HD 2500 with a starting price of $43,400, and finally, the new Silverado EV, for the first time fully electric, which will be available soon now in 2024.
The new Silverado line has a very striking and elegant new appearance, with an excellent design and body color, full LED lighting that includes fog lights, headlights and taillights, and large all-season wheels. The Silverado has one of the most functional beds of any full-size truck with a large cargo volume.
The Silverado was introduced in 1998 as a successor to the C/K line. The name Silverado comes from a trim model previously used by its predecessor.
This Chevrolet is one of the best-selling trucks in the United States with around 12 million units sold. Chevrolet is one of the many automobile brands owned by the large automobile group GM (General Motors), which also owns prestigious automobile brands such as Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac. The Chevrolet Silverado is similar to the GMC Sierra, also owned by GM. Both the Silverado and the Sierra are very robust and well-liked trucks.
The Chevy Silverado has been redesigned several times and represents the continued evolution of this segment. It features modern technology, many available features and settings, and several updates to its technology and security features.
The Chevy Silverado has become an American tradition, loved for its great performance, power, and great style. This Chevy is always ready for any adventure or difficult task. The Chevrolet Silverado is a classic truck that is here to stay and is a major player in the automotive industry. It sells hundreds of thousands of units each year. Also in other countries like my country of birth Costa Rica, the Silverado pickup has always been a very attractive car, especially for youth and when driving In the countryside, if you have a Silverado pickup truck then you can be very popular.
Competitors with trucks like the Ford F150, Nissan Titan XD, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra, or RAM 1500 are important players against the Silverado. The competition is tough and it is good for car buyers who end up getting better pickups with more standard features for a lower price.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD LT Trailboss
The Trailboss model that I am test-driving is an excellent model among the top-of-the-line Silverado variants, with a price near $60K.
The Silverado Trailboss has four engine configuration options. All these engines are very powerful:
- TurboMax engine combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the price varies in increments of approximately $2,000.
- 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission with precision electronic shifting
- 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission with precision electronic shifting
- 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission with precision electronic shifting.
If we choose the most powerful and most expensive engine, the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, then your Silverado can have a very strong power of 420 horsepower and 460 pounds of Torque.
- 420 horsepower [313 kW] at 5600 rpm
- 460 lb-ft of torque [624 Nm] at 4100 rpm
- Dynamic fuel management technology
- Combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission
There are two wheel options on the LT Trailboss model, the standard 18″ gloss black painted aluminum wheels, or the 20″ inch glossy black painted aluminum.
The Standard 18″ wheels come with 18″ Goodyear Wrangler Territory LT275/65R18C Mud-Terrain blackwall tires.
When you drive a strong and powerful car like the Chevy Silverado off-road, it is important to have excellent suspension. In this case, the LT Trailboss model comes with a Z71 Suspension with a factory lift of 2″. Monotube ranch shock absorbers provide more ground clearance, and improved approach and departure angles for a very smooth ride.
Among many extras and standard options, the Chevy Silverado LT Trailboss comes with good technology with a 13.4″ diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with built-in Google, includes a multi-touch screen, compatible with AM/FM/SiriusXM radio. Transmission of Bluetooth audio for music and phones.
This infotainment has wireless Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phones. Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones. You can customize and manage your vehicle’s entertainment settings and functions through the 13.4″ diagonal touchscreen. Use, control, and manage smartphone apps through the infotainment system with Voice Activated Technology for Phone making the Silverado more modern than ever.
In addition to the Infotainment system, the Chevy Silverado is complemented by the 12.3″ diagonal color driver information center, which includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information. Allows drivers to personalize vehicle functions, including warning messages, and vehicle information, and it looks great.
There are many other interesting and exciting features standard on this truck and many extra options that can be added for an additional cost. Including rear window defroster, dual-zone automatic climate control, USB ports, anti-theft unauthorized entry system, keyless entry and start, heated seats for driver and front outboard passenger, 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and other features that let you configure your Silverado just the way you like.
It is surprising and impressive how Chevrolet offers so many options and models for configuration when purchasing your favorite Silverado. This is a wonderful way to shop as a Silverado buyer, because it allows you to get exactly the type of pickup you need without having to adapt to just a few limited models and options available, as it can happen with other cars.
Capacity for 6 passengers
An interesting feature of the Chevy Silverado I am driving is that you can increase the capacity from 5 to 6 passengers with the 40/20/40 split front seat, with under-seat storage, the backrest of the center seat in the front that also functions as an armrest is foldable with storage, and can be transformed into a seat or area between the two passengers in the front, just move it around and your Silverado will have 3 front seats, increasing total capacity to 6 passengers.
Silverado 1500 versus Silverado 2500 HD
The model numbers 1500 and 2500 of the Chevy Silverado refer to payload capacity. The 1500 is a light pickup truck with a payload capacity of about 1,500 pounds, while the 2500 is a heavy pickup truck with a payload capacity of about 2,500 pounds.
The Silverado 1500 is a standard full-size pickup truck, while the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is a heavy-duty truck more optimized for towing.
In my case I am driving the 2024 Silverado 1500 truck that I really like because it has a more compact size and is more agile to drive in the city, it is easier to park, as well as to maneuver, but it is still a very large and robust truck.
The Chevy Silverado 2500 is larger which makes it more attractive to those who want more space and more power.
The 2500 model has a larger, more striking exterior with a length of 250 inches and a height of about 80 inches, compared to the Silverado 1500 model, which measures about 232 inches long and 78.3 inches wide. high.
The Silverado 2500’s bed length is also longer, at 82.30 inches, compared to the 1500’s 69.92-inch bed length.
2024 Silverado 1500 Configuration
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available in multiple configurations including various types of cabs and beds, it is available in two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Chevrolet offers many options on how to configure your Silverado, selecting the type of cabin, the type of bed, and a few types of engine, including Gasoline and Diesel, as well as four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The price range of the 2024 Silverado Pickup varies from approximately $36,800 to $71,185 depending on the type of configuration selected.
The famous and applauded 2024 Chevy is available with 3 types of cabins for 3 and 6 passengers:
- Regular Cab for 3 passengers
- Double Cab for 6 passengers
- Crew Cab for 6 passengers
The Chevy Silverado has 3 types and sizes of beds:
- 69.92 inch Short Bed
- 79.44 inch Standard Bed
- 98.18 inch Long Bed
Eight 2024 Silverado Models to Choose From
There are 8 Silverado models available to choose from and configure, several of these models are available in four-wheel drive, or for greater power and off-road handling I recommend the four-wheel drive configuration as well as various cab and bed type configurations.
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado WT
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado Custom
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado LT
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado RST
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ
- 2024 Chevrolet Silverado High Country
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD LT Trailboss feels like a very solid, strong, and fun truck to drive.
There are many pickup options on the market, and the Silverado is one of the most interesting options, however, the price is not the lowest, but it has the advantage of the flexibility of many configurations that allow you to accommodate your budget to your options.
The truck market in the United States is very competitive and among the Silverado, there are other brands that offer interesting options, but for those who like the Silverado, there is no other brand or discount pricing that is worth it, the Silverado has become a cult pickup truck that many love and would not change it for any other truck.
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