The Chevy Silverado LTZ

March 18th, 2020 by

A red 2020 Chevy Silverado LTZ is parked on grass and popular among trucks for sale in Albany, NY.

The letters LTZ may not mean much to you. You may have heard of them, but then again, you may have no idea what they stand for unless you have some context. However, if you are in the market for a high-quality pickup truck, then the letters LTZ should be exactly what you are looking for. I am sure you have heard of Chevrolet and its celebrated line of Silverado trucks. You probably also know that if you are looking for trucks for sale in Albany, then your best bets are Chevy Trucks. Nothing can handle the rough winters or blazing summers we often experience in the Capital District, quite like a Chevy Silverado. You can choose from the light-duty Silverado 1500 or the two heavy-duty powerhouses, the 2500 HD and 3500 HD. At DePaula Chevrolet, we offer the best deals on the full line of Chevy Trucks. The question you should be asking yourself is, “What is the LTZ package?” The answer, as you will see, is the perfect blend of luxury and dependability that you want and need in your truck.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Package

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ has a base MSRP of $43,000. This buys you a double cab with a standard bed. That is a lot of truck for the money. Need more room for you and your crew? You can upgrade to a crew cab with either a short or standard bed. Like all other Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks, you can choose between two-wheel drive, which will give you more towing capacity or four-wheel drive that will give you better control in inclement weather. Unlike many other truck manufacturers, Chevrolet puts you in the driver’s seat when choosing the configuration of your Silverado 1500 LTZ.

The 1500 LTZ features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with dynamic fuel management. This will produce up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The dynamic fuel management technology and standard auto stop-start will help improve your fuel efficiency, with the two-wheel drive LTZ providing 17 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on the highway, and a combined 20 MPG. The four-wheel drive LTZ slips just a bit, with 16 MPG in city driving, 22 MPG in highway driving, and a combined 18 MPG. Still, those are amazing figures for a truck of this size. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, with a 10-speed automatic transmission available as an upgrade.

Want some added speed for your 1500 LTZ? Chevy gives you the option of upgrading to a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, that will produce 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine also features dynamic fuel management technology and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Want some extra power to improve your towing capacity? You can choose to upgrade to a 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I6 engine. This provides 277 horsepower and an astounding 460 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo-Diesel also comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The rear of a red 2020 Chevy Silverado LTZ is shown on a dirt road.

The L in LTZ Stands for Luxury

The Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ is a truck that is truly premium. The luxury highlights start with chrome grille, bumpers, mirror caps, door handles, and beltline accents. This profile continues with 18-inch bright silver-painted aluminum wheels, and heated power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors. The 1500 LTZ then carries this into the cabin. The first things you are sure to notice are the gorgeous perforated leather-appointed front seats. Yes, Chevy makes a truck for serious enthusiasts that features leather seats. That’s not all. Both front seats are heated and feature 10-way power adjustments for you and your passenger. Heated rear seats are available as well. Even the leather-wrapped steering wheel is heated. This will be perfect for those long hauls on the cold winter days in Albany.

The luxury features don’t end there. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System comes standard with the LTZ package. This features an 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen, integrating key information and entertainment items into one convenient display. This includes Chevy OnStar, a 6-speaker audio system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, HD rear vision camera, plenty of USB ports, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Upgrades are available to add navigation and a Bose premium sound system to your Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System.

Form and Function Working Together

The LTZ package also includes many features that are sure to help with the functional part of your Chevy Silverado 1500. LED fog lamps, taillamps, and reflector headlamps are included in the LTZ. If you are into trailering, then the LTZ is the best choice for you as the Chevy trailering package comes standard with this model. This includes a trailer hitch, trailering hitch platform, and Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, which uses the HD rear vision camera to make it easier to hitch your trailer for towing. The LTZ also includes Durabed payload made of roll-form high-strength steel, able to handle your toughest loads. Finally, the advanced trailering system is also included. This provides you with a pre-departure checklist, trailer light sequencing, trailer maintenance reminders, trailer security alerts, trailer mileage, tow/haul reminders, trailer electrical diagnostics, and a trailer tire pressure monitoring system. This is everything you will need to use your Silverado 1500 LTZ to do some serious towing, with the ability to tow up to 9,600 lbs conventionally and 11,300 lbs with an additional package.

Heavy Duty Work Meets Comfort and Convenience in the Silverado HD LTZ

The dark grey front interior of a 2020 Chevy Silverado LTZ is shown.

Just like its kid sister, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD LTZ features prominent chrome accents and trim throughout its rugged and powerful frame. This carries over from the grille bar to the mirror caps and door handles. The HD LTZ also has LED headlamps, taillamps, daytime running lights, and fog lamps, an upgrade over other trim packages for the Silverado HD trucks.

The base MSRP on the Silverado HD LTZ is $50,500. This will get you one of the best features on the LTZ package, the EZ Lift tailgate. This helps you load and unload your cargo, a key feature on a truck of this size.

The Silverado HD LTZ comes with a 6.6-liter V8 direct-injection engine with variable valve timing. This engine produces up to 401 horsepower at and 464 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

A 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine is also available. This beauty produces up to 445 horsepower and an amazing 910 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. Drivers can choose between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, as well as a crew cab with either a standard or long bed.

When paired with the Turbo-Diesel engine, the Silverado HD LTZ can tow up to 35,500 pounds. This is one truck that is strong enough to handle the heaviest loads. And the best part may be the fact that you are doing it in a vehicle as luxurious as a Silverado HD with the LTZ package. Just like the Silverado 1500 LTZ, this heavy-duty truck with the LTZ trim has perforated leather front seats that are heated. You can also upgrade to heated rear seats if you don’t want the rest of your passengers to feel left out in the cold.

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