The 2020 Silverado 1500 LTZ and High Country are two trim models that offer power, luxury, and more luxury. So what exactly is the difference between these high-end trucks? Our comparison guide takes a closer look. We’ll help you decide which pickup truck is best for you.
Which 2020 Silverado 1500 should I choose, the High Country or LTZ?
Both of these high-end Silverado trims have a lot to offer – especially in the way of upscale comforts and high-tech conveniences. But the one you choose will really have more to do with what you want and how much you want to spend.
In the LTZ, you’ll find an abundance of savvy utility features and modern comforts. It’s the second-to-highest trim level in the Silverado lineup, so while it is luxurious, it’s just not as luxurious as the High Country.
The High Country is the Silverado 1500’s top-trim model. It comes fully stacked with just about every imaginable feature, adding to the LTZ lineup with both more utility features and extra luxuries.
What features are available for the 2020 Silverado 1500 High Country and LTZ?
The LTZ includes the features that come standard on lesser Silverados (like the Infotainment 3 system, Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote start capabilities), but it also adds a lot of high-end flourishes. That means a higher-definition rearview camera to back out of a tight space with increasing precision. But it also means leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats for maximum comfort.
The High Country comes with all of the LTZ features, but it also adds even more modern luxury with seating ventilation and heated second-row seats. On the infotainment front, the seven-speaker premium Bose audio system offers next-level sound and the wireless charging pad makes it easy to keep that battery up to snuff. The High Country also helps you keep an eye out for danger, compliments of the blind-spot monitor and lane departure warning system.
What’s under these 2020 Silverado 1500 hoods?
Both the 2020 Silverado 1500 High Country and LTZ come standard with the same powertrain: a 5.3-liter V8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine pumps out an impressive 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque for sturdy towing and hauling capabilities.
The brand new Durmax turbodiesel engine is an option for both of these Silverado models. This 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel engine is designed to maximize fuel economy, but it also provides 277 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque for impressive truck duty.
What body style configurations are available for the High Country and LTZ?
For some buyers, choosing between the High Country and LTZ might come down to available body style configurations. Depending upon how much passenger and cargo space you require, you can choose between the crew cab, extended cab, standard bed, and short bed.
The High Country is only available as one of two different configurations. Note that this trim only comes with the crew cabin. But that’s not bad news – with its two rows of passenger space, the crew cab is a great pick for both hauling crews to work and families on vacation. With your High Country crew cab, you can choose either the standard 6-foot-5-inch bed or the short 5-foot-10-inch bed, depending on how much cargo space you require.
The LTZ is available in both of the above configurations as well as one extra option – the double cabin with the standard bed. The double cabin is slightly smaller than the crew cabin, with a narrower backseat space. But it’s still a good option for hauling extra passengers or cargo, with plenty of space to go around.