Differences between the 2020 Silverado 1500 and the 2020 Silverado 2500

April 25th, 2020 by

2020 Silverado 1500 and the 2020 Silverado 2500

Chevrolet has introduced an exciting line-up of trucks for 2020, and the Silverado 1500 and Silverado 2500 are two of the most popular options. Both offer impressive performance, and both are able to handle just about any kind of terrain or to haul heavy loads. Both trucks are great options for work vehicles, or you can have fun with weekend camping, off-roading, or other activities.

A closer look at the specs on each of these popular trucks will help you to determine which might be right for you:


One of the most important things that truck buyers usually want to know is what kind of engine comes with the truck and what kind of power it puts out. Both versions of the Silverado deliver more power than the average truck.

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 4.3-liter V6 engine that puts out 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have plenty of power behind your wheels with the 1500. But if you want (or need) a little more, you can bump up tot the optional V8, or you can get even more power with the Silverado 2500. The 2500 comes with a 6.6-liter V8 that puts out 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have enough power to take on any job before you.


Your truck may be able to handle the load you have to haul, but it may not always have enough space in the bed to carry what you need to haul. Or it may have a tiny cab that makes driving uncomfortable.

Both the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado 2500 offer a large cab that is going to be spacious for most needs. Plus, you will have options to get the configuration you want for the bed and cab. You’ll be able to seat up to six people in both trucks, depending on which configuration you choose, and you can opt for an extended cab that gives you space for all your gear. Overall, the Silverado 2500 is a bigger truck than the 1500, which might prove cumbersome on the road or when navigating parking spaces.

Convenience Features

Both trucks come with convenience features that enhance your driving experience. The Silverado 1500 comes with features like auxiliary power outlets for charging devices, wi-fi hotspot capability, a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry and start, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, among other features. On the Silverado 2500, you’ll get the same features, plus Bluetooth streaming, cruise control, dual-zone automatic temperature control, driver seat memory, HD radio, HD rear vision camera, heated seats, and much more. You’ll enjoy a lot more creature comforts with the Silverado 2500.

Both the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 are exceptional trucks that have a lot to offer. But if you need a little more power or want more convenience features, the Silverado 2500 may be the better choice for you. Visit Betley Chevrolet today to explore what each of these great trucks has to offer and to take a test drive. Our friendly and knowledgeable associates will help you find the perfect truck to fit your needs and your budget.