Picking what pickup truck version to buy these days isn’t an easy decision to make as the best-selling vehicles in the US come in various options at all levels. A recently fully redesigned, light-duty Silverado isn’t an exception and this model can also be had in a hard-to-count number of variations. The newest half-ton Silverado is available with the V-6 and V-8 non-turbo engines, turbo-4 unit and with the recently added turbodiesel mill. The trim range is also large comprising the base Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and top-dog High Country. The range-topping 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country packs every premium amenity available in the inventory and can also be powered by various powertrain options including the V-8 units and new Duramax turbodiesel engine. In every application, it comes with the new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Bowtie brand introduced the fourth-generation, light-duty Silverado for the 2019 model year but added also various upgrades for the 2020 season. The newest version introduced the Duramax inline-6 engine which claims the class-best fuel economy and horsepower. The novelties are also the Adaptive Cruise Control and Advanced Trailering System.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country: Design
The last year all-new, half-ton Silverado is larger and lighter than before but more capable and efficient than ever as well. An improved structure plays a major role in that combined with reworked and newly introduced powertrains. The model gets also attention with the new, much-discussed styling.
The top-dog 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country shares the underpinning with other versions in the range while it comes in the crew cab style only. The model gets premium exterior touches to signal its high rank in the range. The much-discussed front comes with a unique chrome/bronze grille version mixed with the striking LED headlights and signature LED DRLs.
The part of the Silverado High Country are also standard 20-inch aluminum machined wheels and assist steps. Buyers can switch to larger 22-inch wheels available in various styles as an option.
The range-topping Silverado High Country employs high-quality materials and top-notch tech features combined with premium comfort amenities inside the cabin.
The front bucket seats are heated and ventilated while the second row is heated. The model packs also heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, Bose premium sound system, wireless charging and more.
The Chevy’s newest infotainment system comprises an 8-inch HD touchscreen with navigation. The system supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
At the safety level, the High Country relies on the front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country: Performance, Efficiency
The top-tier 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country comes with three powertrain solutions.
The model is equipped with the 5.3-liter EcoTec V-8 by default. The engine exploits Dynamic Fuel management technology and comes in pair with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 355 hp and torque of 383 lb-ft. This combination should return 16 mpg city and 22 highways.
Switching to the optional 6.2-liter EcoTec V-8 engine brings the power and torque to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft respectively. This engine is also linked to the 10-speed automatic transmission. With this engine under the hood, the fuel economy drops to 16 mpg city and 20 highways.
Buyers seeking better fuel economy can opt for the newly introduced 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel engine. The inline-6 should operate smoother and more balanced than the V-6 units in the rival models while delivering the same level of power. The Duramax-branded turbodiesel mill makes 277 hp and torque of 460 lb-ft. The fuel economy is up to 33 mpg highways with the rear-wheel drive. However, the diesel-powered High Country model is available with the four-wheel drive only which should deliver 23 mpg city and 29 highways.
The premium High Country version can also be equipped with the Z71 package which adds off-road-tuned Rancho shocks, skid plates, knobby tires, etc. for better off-road prowess.
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country: Availability, Price
The range-topping 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country with the base V-8 engine and 2WD starts from $53, 000. The larger V-8 and Duramax diesel-powered versions start just above $60, 000.