Buyers can select from nine trims for the 2024 Silverado 1500: WT (Work Truck), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, ZR2, and High Country. There are several choices for what comes under the hood. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder (now dubbed the TurboMax) that produces 310 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft of torque. There’s also a 5.3-liter V8 making 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and a larger 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Chevy also offers the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder Duramax Diesel, making 305 horsepower and 495 lb.-ft. of torque.
Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the standard drivetrain for most Silverados. Four-wheel drive (4WD) is standard with the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, and ZR2 and optional on the other trims. An eight-speed automatic transmission manages the drivetrains connected to the TurboMax engine, while the other powerplants use a ten-speed automatic. Engine and drivetrain availability varies by trim, cab configuration, and bed length.
There are three cab configurations for the 2024 Silverado 1500: a regular cab (two doors, WT only), a double cab (two standard front doors with two smaller rear doors), and the crew cab (four standard doors). Chevy also offers three bed lengths: short (69.9 inches, crew cab only), standard (79.4 inches), and long (98.2 inches, regular cab only). Cab configuration depends on the trim and other factors.
The TurboMax four-cylinder engine is EPA-rated for 16-18 mpg in the city and 17-22 mpg on the highway. With the 5.3-liter V8, the Silverado is estimated to deliver 14-16 mpg around town and 18-22 mpg on the open road. The 6.2-liter V8 is rated for 14-15 mpg in the city and 17-20 mpg on the highway. The Duramax Diesel is estimated for 20-23 city/22-29 highway. The Silverado can tow up to 13,300 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 2,260 pounds. Fuel economy and towing/payload specifications vary based on engine, drivetrain, cab configuration, and equipment.
The work-focused WT includes single-zone air conditioning, a 40/20/40-split folding front bench, halogen headlights with automatic on/off, vinyl flooring, heated power side mirrors (regular cab only), a manual tailgate, black front and rear bumpers, and 17-inch steel wheels. The Custom is the next Silverado in the range. It comes with remote start, a trailering package, a ten-way power driver’s seat, a power locking and release tailgate, carpeted flooring, body-colored front and rear bumpers, rear privacy glass, a rear-window defogger, a manual-tilt steering wheel, an anti-theft system, four USB ports (two per row), and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Extra off-road capabilities are the key advantage of the Custom Trail Boss, which has a trail-tuned suspension, a two-inch factory lift, monotube shock absorbers, an automatic locking rear differential, skid plates, hill descent control, black exterior accents, and 18-inch wheels with mud-terrain tires. Upscale touches are the hallmark of the LT trim, which gets dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated driver’s and front outboard passenger seat, a ten-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar control, a heated and wrapped steering wheel, a 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, LED headlights, chrome front and rear bumpers, and 17-inch bright-finish wheels. The LT can be outfitted with leather upholstery and front bucket seats. The RST puts a sporty spin on the LT with LED fog lights, black exterior accents, body-color front and rear bumpers, and 18-inch wheels with a bright finish.
Chevy combines the features of the LT and the capability of the Custom Trail Boss with the LT Trail Boss. High-gloss black bumpers and other black exterior treatments help this trim stand apart from its stablemates. The Silverado goes premium with the LTZ and its perforated leather-trimmed seating, ten-way power front seats with heat and ventilation, driver’s memory system, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, heated power side mirrors with power-fold, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The Silverado’s off-road prowess increases with the ZR2. This extra-capable truck has a high-performance suspension with a factory lift and Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear locking differentials, large underbody aluminum skid plates, a two-speed terrain-mode transfer case, a spray-on bedliner, unique exterior and interior treatments, and exclusive 18-inch wheels. The High Country is the ultimate Silverado 1500. This top-of-the-range trim is equipped like the LTZ and adds heated rear outboard seats, a spray-on bedliner, a power-sliding rear window, additional chrome accents, and an exclusive grille.
All Silverado 1500s get Chevy Safety Assist for forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, following distance indicator, and automatic high beams. Rear cross-traffic braking, rear pedestrian alert, rear parking sensors, and trailer side blind zone alert are available on the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss and are included with the LTZ and higher trims. Adaptive cruise control is available on the LT and higher trims and is standard with the High Country. Front parking sensors come with the LTZ and High Country, while rear parking sensors, rear pedestrian alert, rear cross-traffic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane change alert with blind-spot monitoring can be added to the WT. The Safety Alert Seat (the driver’s seat vibrates during specific safety notifications) comes with the LTZ, ZR2, and High Country. Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology is an exclusive option with the High Country.
For infotainment management, the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss get a 7-inch touchscreen, while the higher trims get a 13.4-inch touchscreen with Google Built-In services. Both systems are supported by wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a multi-speaker audio system. A seven-speaker Bose system is optional on the RST and LT Trail Boss and comes standard on the higher trims. SiriusXM satellite radio is standard on most trims (it’s an option for the WT). All trims have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and OnStar/Chevrolet connected services.