The 2019 Chevy Silverado vs. The 2020 Chevy Silverado
A lot can happen in a year. You’ve probably found that out one of these past years as you, yourself, have matured. Maybe you’ve graduated and moved across the country. Perhaps you’ve taken on a completely unexpected role in your job. Or, maybe you’ve even added a new member or two to your family.
When it comes to vehicles, we don’t always expect a lot to change from year to year. However, the difference between the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverado is significant enough to say that cars can make big changes, too. But even with these changes, we can’t say that one year was better than the other. What we can say is both cars are different enough to be worth looking at, but similar enough that Chevy fans will get the same performance and style they’ve come to expect from their trucks.
If last year wasn’t your year for significant change, don’t worry. With the help of Zeck Auto and our line of new and used Chevy Silverado pickup trucks, we can make a big difference in the way you drive, haul, and show yourself off. Consider getting a 2019 or a 2020 Silverado if you’re in pressing need of a truck change.
What Made the 2019 Chevy Silverado So Good
For many reasons, 2019 was an excellent year for the Chevy Silverado. Among them, Chevy focused their changes on making the truck better than ever for drivers.
One of the first things addressed was the fact that many people used the Silverado for towing jobs. Although previous years showed it was more than sufficient when it came to doing that job, there was no denying that its hauling ability sometimes compromised its speed and fuel efficiency. The Silverado has always been a sturdy and durable truck, and much of what gave it that durability was its weight. With the 2019 model, Chevy cut down on the weight of the truck, which gave it a little more fuel efficiency in and of itself. They also added new engine options, including their dynamic fuel management (DFM) technology.
Changes to the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
This year, the Chevy Silverado 1500 saw quite a few new changes that made it exciting for fans of the truck. As if the overall style and performance variations of the year before were not enough, the 2020 version came swinging into the new decade with class and visible optimization efforts.
First of all, there were a few changes to the overall appearance of the truck. The Silverado 1500 saw front-end design tweaks, which changed the aesthetic from classic boxy truck look to something a lot beefier yet more stylized. Additionally, Chevrolet was able to keep the weight and fuel changes from the year before and add on to the size, bringing back the giant that preceding years highlighted. Additionally, this year’s Silverado came with two new trim options – The Silverado Rally Edition and Midnight Edition (These are available on the Silverado 2500, as well).
But Chevy didn’t stop with the appearance of the truck. We’re in a new decade full of ever-expanding technology, so it wouldn’t be right if Chevrolet didn’t address changes to technology. It added vertical trailering mirrors, which help those towing back out and into spots better. Also, to help with trailering, the 2020 Silverado includes HD surround vision, with up to fifteen different camera angles. Adaptive cruise control was put into all versions of the Silverado, including the 1500 and 2500, which uses cameras and computer algorithms to predict danger spots while driving with cruise control on.
Finally, the Silverado 1500 also saw an even more significant improvement in its capabilities. 2020 saw the addition of inline-4, V-6, and V-8 engines to better improve performance and handling on this light-duty version of the Silverado. The gas mileage was slightly improved, with 15-20 city capabilities and 20-40 highway capabilities. And on some trim options, Chevy now offers a ten-speed automatic transition with terrain control options.
Changes to the Chevy Silverado 2500
If you think that the changes to the Silverado 1500 sound exciting, you won’t believe the changes that have been made to the Silverado 2500.
First of all, most of the technology that is now available on the Silverado 1500 is also available on the 2500 class. This means that hauling large trailers, like horse trailers and large RVs, is even easier with this hauling-optimized truck. The inclusion of all the new trailering technology on both the 1500 and the 2500 was created to make the Silverado that much safer while driving. However, the 2500 has done even more to overhaul the safety features. In addition to the trailering mirrors and cameras, the 2020 Silverado 2500 includes completely redesigned front, overhead, and side-passenger airbags.
The interior and safety were two of the most notable upgrades to the all-new Chevrolet Silverado. However, the 2020 Silverado also saw a drastic revision to its exterior looks. The 2020 edition now has a smoother, more intricately-sculpted front end that harkens it back to earlier generations of the vehicle. The hood now comes down in a slant over the headlights, and a chrome “Chevrolet” bar breaks up the high beams and the low beams. The 2020 Silverado 2500 still has the air intake scoop, though it has been better integrated into the look of the hood. Additionally, the vehicle itself is slightly less boxy, though still maintains the tough look that Silverado fans love.
Both the 2019 Silverado and the 2020 Silverado are forces of nature. They perform above and beyond your standard pickup truck, and even though each edition is drastically different, both are worth your time and consideration.
If you are looking for a new, dependable pickup truck, Zeck Auto can help you out. We offer 2019 and 2020 models of the Chevy Silverado in all trims and class sizes. If you live in the Moore, Norman, Purcell, or Oklahoma City area, stop by to test drive a Chevy Silverado.