Video: Chevy Silverado Trail Boss – Get the Powerful 6.2L V8 and Save $11,000!

From basic to the most optioned!

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Is the best Chevy Silverado Trail Boss?

We get our hands on a 2020 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss 4×4. It’s red, just like our studio Trail Boss project truck. At first glance, they look very similar, but when you take a closer look, they are remarkably different. Is it really possible to get a powerful 6.2L V8 in the Trail Boss and save about $11,000 over a more optioned one?

For one thing, our 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss tester came with a smaller double-cab. Our Trail Boss project truck has the larger crew-cab configuration. The Trail Boss Custom comes with a 79.44-inch bed, ours has a smaller 69.92-inch bed.

The biggest difference are the engines. Our Trail Boss has a 5.3 liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The tester has a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Both have a 10-speed automatic transmission and both have a 323 rear end with a G80 mechanical rear locker.

Aside from the engines, these vehicles have major differences. A majority of those differences have to do with the details.

Our more expensive LT has heated leather seats and steering wheel along with a higher end infotainment system. Blind spot monitoring is part of the package. Other goodies, such as fog lamps, dampened tailgate, 400-watt in-bed outlet and higher end climate control system – among other things.

Both trucks have the same 4×4 mechanicals, but the LT also has a normal, sport and off-road mode for a more dialed-in off-road experience.

We purchased our Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss LT as a long term project vehicle and it’s being used for our No pavement Needed video series.

There are a lot of details Andre covers in this video. At the end of the day, the question is: would you pay $11,000 less for the 6.2 over the snazzier 5.3. What do you guys think?

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.