The excitement that surrounds the upcoming 2024 model year is certainly palpable, and no other vehicle has as much buzz generating around more than Chevy. With the new edition of the off-road-ready Silverado 1500 ZR2 and the debut of the all-electric Silverado EV, which itself bears a strong resemblance to the Chevy Avalanche, it’s certainly going to be an impressive year. That said, in all the excitement flying around, many have neglected to mention that the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is just as impressive and versatile as its contemporaries. With new features and implements that are geared towards performance and prowess, we’re here today to stimulate the senses by way of the Silverado.
Firing on All Four Cylinders
If there’s one feat that Chevy has been successful at accomplishing multiple times, it’s the capacity to do more with less. One of the highly-capable powertrain options for 2024 is the 2.7L four-cylinder engine that Chevy now refers to as the TurboMax. Standard on most trims, the engine gives the gift of performance with 310 horsepower and the capability to produce 430 lb-ft of torque. Exclusively paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it allows for exceptional capability in a small package. It has the best payload capacity of any engine that the Silverado 1500 can be equipped with at 2,260 lbs, and can also tow up to 9,500 lbs with minimal difficulty.
A Base Trim That’s Anything but Basic
One of the difficulties facing many consumers, whether they’re in the market for a brand new vehicle or not, is the challenge of living within the confines of a budget. When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, having to settle for something of lesser quality is something no one wants to do. For 2024, Chevy has equipped the WT, or “work truck” trim, with a vast array of items that make it more desirable than it’s ever been before. First and foremost, you’ll have access to more technology thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as the peace of mind that comes with OnStar connected services. From the base trim up, all models of the Silverado come with a comprehensive suite of features known as Chevy Safety Assist. This package includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keeping and departure assistance, following distance indicators, and forward collision alert. This impressive array of standard safety features across all models illustrate that this is one year where Chevy rolls out the red carpet for its drivers.
The Road Belongs to the High Country
At the very top of the trim list for the Silverado 1500 is the highly coveted High Country. With advanced entertainment options and an interior that possesses all of the amenities that you would normally expect from a high-end luxury sedan, there’s nothing more refined and sophisticated that you can find in a pickup truck.
For the 2024 model year, the High Country trim gets much more than luxurious attributes, but also the chance to embrace the latest and greatest technological achievements from GM. Adaptive cruise control, one of the major breakthroughs to come out in recent years, is now standard on the High Country. This feature, which adjusts the vehicle’s speed to match slower traffic ahead, is ideal for the Silverado owner who makes it a habit to undertake lengthy stretches of highway driving. But that’s not all. GM’s semi-autonomous driving mode, known as Super Cruise, is now available for the trim, and makes the concept of hand-free driving a reality. Hundreds of thousands of pre-programmed roads from all over North America are already there. You just need to plot the course.
Fresh New Year, Fresh New Looks
For those who are looking to make a memorable first impression and exude confidence wherever they go, Chevy offers a variety of options to make the Silverado an extension of your unique personality. New colors are available for the 2024 model year, including new shades of blue and gray. Select trims also have the ability to be upgraded to a blackout appearance package. For those who never quite outgrew their goth phase or just have an affinity for the color black, this is what you’ve been waiting for. An all-black metallic exterior that matches the interior, along with a blacked-out logo and tinted windows, is more than enough to turn the Silverado into a raven.
Diesel Power Makes Another Impact in 2024
While the Duramax diesel powertrain has been a part of the Chevy Silverado for quite some time, it’s still something that we get excited over each year. Paving the way for the renaissance of diesel as a viable and effective fossil fuel, the 3.0L Duramax six-cylinder continues to prove just how effective it is. It offers the advantage of 495 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 13,300 lbs when properly equipped. The Duramax is also one of the most economical powertrains in terms of fuel consumption. Drivers can expect to achieve 24 MPG in the city and up to 29 on the highway. If that, alone, wasn’t proof of just how impressive diesel power is, the engine is now available to those who purchase the Silverado ZR2 for their off-roading excursions.
Active Exhaust Has Arrived for the 6.2L V8
The most potent offering of the four powertrains for the Silverado 1500, the 6.2L V8, can tow up to 13,300 lbs, and propels the vehicle forward with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Those who decide to utilize Chevy’s beefy powertrain have a new feature for the 2024 model year to take advantage of. Dual active exhaust will give a beefier and more robust sound for those who value performance. Don’t worry about annoying your neighbors, either. Valves in the exhaust will make it quiet and respectable as you leave your neighborhood early in the morning, enabling you to open the exhaust and let it rip when you get to the highway. This feature is also available for the Silverado’s sibling, the GMC Sierra. If you’re looking to make a statement this year and announce your arrival with gusto, Chevy has you covered.
Expecting More in 2024
Now in its third decade of production, the Chevy Silverado 1500 continues to excite and inspire countless drivers, critics, and enthusiasts. There have been a considerable amount of changes in the automotive industry since the Silverado first rolled off of the assembly line back in 1999. However, there’s one thing that’s remained consistent since then, and that’s the ability of the Silverado to go the extra mile for those who seek it out. With a host of powertrains that range from the economical to the potent, the Silverado 1500 continues to be the truck that more people rely upon for all of their activities, be they work or play. With all the anticipation regarding both the EV and ZR2 versions of the Silverado, it’s easy to overlook the 1500. However, as we’ve seen, there’s no stopping the drive and purpose of the ideal performer. No matter what trim you decide upon, Chevy has checked all the boxes so that you can expect more in 2024.