Review Of The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500: Great Power And A Good Middle Ground

The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is mostly a carryover model, but exterior and interior upgrades since 2022 feel like they are brand-new.

2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500

The new generation 2022 Chevrolet Silverado arrived in 2019 model year, although the trucks new interior and most of its available engines are mostly carried over from the prior generation.

If you would like to maintain your belief in the General Motors-owned parent companys newest trucks, while also saving a bit of cash, the biggest truck last year was sold as The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado Limited (review separate).

With multiple options on the 6.2-liter V8, truck bed, and interior, there is really a 2023 Silverado model to suit just about every buyer. The array of engines–including the turbocharged four-cylinder, the twin V-8s, and the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel straight-six–means that there is a full-size Chevy Silverado 1500 that is suitable for just about any job or adventure.

A turbocharged 310-hp four-cylinder, two V-8s, and the Duramax turbodiesel, which has 495-pound-feet of torque, fill out the Silverados broad powertrain offerings.

Chevy (and GMC) are the only truck makers to offer two V-8 engine options, and you can get the Silverado with a 5.3-liter V-8 making 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft, or the 6.2-liter V-8 making 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft.

The 2023 version of Chevys Silverado 1500 is more powerful than ever thanks to an overhauled combustion bowl, returning turbocharger, new pistons, and, as an option upgrade, the 6.2-liter V8 makes 420 horsepower.

The 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 comes standard with the excellent 6.2-liter G.M. V8 making 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 4.3-liter V6 is the workhorse, providing lots of horsepower and torque to haul and tow. One advantage is that this is a highly potent engine, making the Chevy Silverado an excellent truck towing and hauling.

The small-block 6.2-liter V8 is capable of pushing the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 with its peak outputs of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

The 4.3-liter V6 is also known for longevity, making it a good choice for people looking for a truck that lasts years. The engine and drivetrain are improved as well, making the Silverado the most fuel-efficient V8-powered truck in the Silverado Class.

Refreshed for 2016, with new headlamps, an LED optional taillight, and new grille, Chevy continues its improvements on its full-size trucks.

The first appearance of the Silverado name on a Chevrolet truck came in 1975, slotting at the top of their trim hierarchy, which was Custom Deluxe, Scottsdale, and Cheyenne. Chevys ushering a few extra off-road goodies in the 2023 Silverado ZR2, such as sturdier skid plates for the engine and transmission cases.

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