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?