Whatever work or play you have in mind for a full-size light-duty pickup truck around Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, Radivlle, Regina, and beyond, there’s going to be a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for the job. It’s hard to overstate how many ways are available to configure the Silverado with its many body styles, powertrains, drivetrains, trim levels, and standard and available features.
No fewer than nine trim levels are available in the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado lineup, or five if you want to stick with the standard rear-wheel drivetrain. You can then choose between Regular, Double, and Crew cabs and short, standard, and long truck beds. After that, four different engines are available to choose from to suit a range of applications. One area where you no longer have to make a difficult decision is the transmission. And that’s because there’s no need to upgrade from the eight-speed anymore, as every model gets the 10-speed automatic as part of the standard specification.
Trim levels start with the no-nonsense WT and then progress through Custom, LT, RST, Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, ZR2, and LTZ trim levels before the lineup reaches its impressive pinnacle with the High Country.
Shoppers have four extremely strong engines to choose from with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The standard unit for the half-ton Silverado 1500 may be an inline-four, but it’s a 2.7-litre turbo that develops 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. that will be more than adequate for many owners. If you want or need a little more power, the next level of engine is a 5.3-litre V-8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft.
A great option for towing is the third engine in the lineup, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel that brings 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque to the party. Last but certainly not least is a 6.2-litre gas V-8 that puts out 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. Most configurations see the power go to the rear wheels in standard form through a 10-speed automatic transmission, but four-wheel-drive is available throughout the range. The 2024 model year sees a few enhancements, including the 3.0-litre Duramax engine now available as an option for the ZR2 trim level.
Before most people start thinking about the high-tech features they want for their new truck, they need to know what their chosen pickup is and isn’t capable of handling. That means towing and hauling capacities, and the 2024 Silverado 1500 can hold its head up with the best. The maximum towing capacity of a properly configured Silverado 1500 is 6,033 kg, and the maximum payload is an equally impressive 1,030 kg.
That’s a lot of capability, but the Silverado also offers many features to make handling those towing and hauling duties easier, as well as making off-roading accessible to less-than-expert drivers in such conditions. The ZR2 comes with standard Multimatic DSSV dampers, ultra-durable steel front and rear bumpers, an enhanced 2-speed transfer case with Terrain Mode, large underbody aluminum skid plates, and a hidden dual-outlet exhaust. Towing is made easier with available Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Auto Grade Braking, eight cameras with up to 14 views, and a segment-first available Trailering App with customized trailer profiles and more.
It might be a bit of a stretch to say the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can do everything, but it would probably be fair to say you can configure it to cope with just about anything. Discover the immense potential of the 2024 Silverado with a test drive from Barber Motors at 1 Government Rd, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, or call us at (306) 842-6531 for more information and arrange an appointment for a convenient time.