Silverado Trim comparison - LTZ vs High Country - McGrath Auto

Silverado Trim Breakdown

The Chevy Silverado is easily one of the most recognizable pickups on the road today. The Silverado has a long history of impressive performance and timeless style that few truck brands can rival. The Silverado lineup has a trim for all truck buyers and here we are breaking down the two highest trim levels, the LTZ and the High Country. Both trims have unique design cues and different standard features that we will layout for prospective buyers.

Performance Overview

Silverado trim breakdown - performance

Powerful V8 Engine

Both the LTZ and High Country trims share the same powerful 5.3L V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management and Stop and Go technology. Both trims also come standard with an 8-speed transmission. The main performance difference between the trims is the 10-speed transmission that is only available on the High Country.

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with DFM

Horsepower: 355

Torque (lb.ft.): 383

Max Towing: 11,600 lbs.

Max Payload: 2,202 lbs.

10-Speed Transmission

The 10-speed transmission available on the High Country trim and gives the truck added responsiveness and smoother shifts. This results in a great driving experience that responds to driver input quickly.

Engine Options

Silverado 6.3L V8 Engine

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with DFM

Best-in-Class Towing and V8 Horsepower
This powerful V8 pairs with a 10-speed transmission and boasts best-in-class V8 horsepower and best-in-class 13,400-lb. maximum towing capability.

Silverado Duramax Diesel

DURAMAX 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6

Impressive 460 lb.ft. of Torque and combined 28 MPG
The legendary DURAMAX diesel gives truck buyers unique benefits with a quiet andpowerful engine. This engine also gets 23 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG.


Silverado 2020 Lineup

Unique Styles

The newly designed Silverado has a unique combination of modern lighting and a timeless bar grill that stands out on the road. These Silverado trims both have a high-end style that features chrome accents but also have their own unique look. Keep reading to see the main exterior differences between these top-tier trims.

Silverado 6.3L V8 Engine


The grill and bumpers of the LTZ are all chrome, giving it a classic luxury style. The mirrors and door handles are also fitted with chrome so the LTZ has a high-end look from all angles. LED headlights and daytime running lights come standard as well which adds to the combination of modern yet classic.

Silverado Duramax Diesel

High Country

The High Country has a unique look that is sure to stand out on the road. The two-tone, chrome and bronze grill gives this trim a signature style that has a timeless feel. The bumpers and mirrors are both body color, adding some style to the trim. Upgraded High-Intensity LED headlamps are standard the High Country.

Wheel Options

Shown here are the 2020 High Country standard 20 inch machined aluminum chrome wheels. The LTZ is fitted with 18 inch 6-spoke chrome wheels but both trims can be fitted with 22 inch wheels in chrome as well as black for an eye-catching look.

Silverado Wheels LTZ vs High Country

Learn More About The Chevy Silverado

Check out more content on the Silverado! View our breakdown of two other popular trims, the LT and RST, or learn more about the newly designed 2020 Silverado. McGrath prides itself on our car knowledge and we do our best to answer any questions that may come up in your car search. If your question isn't answered online, feel free to contact us over the phone, over text, or even through our website chat feature.

Silverado LT
vs. RST
2020 Silverado
Truck Loan

Interior and Technology

Silverado 2020 Lineup

Stylish Cabins

The character of the trims is shown outside as well as inside with different material options and different cabin layouts. Other than the seating material, the main difference customers will notice is the center counsel that is standard on the High Country as opposed to the 40/20/40 front seat configuration with fold-down middle seat. This adds to the luxury feel of the High Country as well as gives truck buyers more organized storage space.

Silverado LTZ Interior


The LTZ has two leather interior colors available, the Gideon with Dark accents shown above and a jet black leather option. Both leather options have a quality perforated leather that adds comfort and a high-end feel.

Silverado High Country Interior

High Country

The High Country has two leather interior colors available as well, the two-tone Black and Umber shown above and an all jet black leather option. The interior also has High Country branding on the headrests giving the interior a signature look and feel.

Infotainment System

The LTZ comes with a 6 inch Infotainment System standard while the High Country comes with the 8 inch version with navigation. The LTZ can also have the 8 inch configuration with the technology package equipped.

Silverado interior features - Infotainment
Silverado interior features - Heated Seats

Back Seat Controls

The High Country center counsel gives the back seat more comfort and control with standard rear heated seats. This also features a 120 volt outlet, a USB port, and a future proof USB-C port.

Silverado 2020 LTZ vs High Country
LTZvsHigh Country
$43,300Starting Price$53,300
Black or Gideon GreySeating MaterialBlack or Umber with Black
6 inch DisplayInfotainment System8 inch Display with Navigation
4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
Automatic Climate Control
AvailableBose Soundsystem
AvailableFront Center Counsel
AvailableVentilated Front Seats
AvailableFront Bucket Seats
AvailableHeated Rear Seats
AvailableSpray-On Bed Liner
AvailableUp/ Down Power Tailgate
AvailablePark Assist
AvailableLane Change Alert
Heated Steering Wheel
Remote Start
StabiliTrak - stability control system
Silverado trim breakdown features

Comparison Summary

You can't go wrong with either of these Silverado trims, both have the same capable engine and high-end feel. The High Country gives truck buyers luxury features and unique style that is sure to stand out on the road. LTZ has a high-end look and great comfort in an affordable package with some great features.

In addition, both trims can be upgraded to more powerful engines to accommodate your towing and hauling needs. There are plenty of configurations and packages available to add extra features onto each trim as well. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our experienced staff.

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