Alabama drivers deserve the best trucks on the market, and we are very happy to offer just that here at Guntersville Chevrolet. A truck can really upgrade your life. The right truck can help you excel at work if you’re involved in construction or a similar profession. With friends and family, a truck can expand the number of vacation locations that are possible thanks to its towing ability and high payload limits. When you can pack in everything you need plus hitch a camper to the back, there’s no destination in America that will be off-limits to you and yours. The ideal truck makes your life more fulfilling.
Right now, the best option on the market is the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ. This trim of the Silverado will let you tow whatever you need while providing excellent infotainment features, incredible trailering technology, and an impressive suite of driver-assist tools so that your stress levels are zero whenever you take to the road. You will be impressing all your passengers and causing envy on the freeway when you’re behind the wheel of your Silverado 1500 LTZ. Let’s take the time to walk you through its specifics so that you understand why you need to come down to visit us so you can take the Silverado for a test drive.
The heart and soul of any pickup truck is its engine. From acceleration to towing, the engine is what makes or breaks all aspects of a pickup's performance on the road. A truck can look great but still fall flat if its engine isn’t up to par. That’s why you want to know you’re picking out a truck that gives you an engine that puts all others to shame.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ comes standard with a 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 engine, which puts it ahead of many other trucks right out of the gate. This engine offers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The fun does not stop there, though. You can upgrade to the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which garners 305 hp and 495 lb-ft of torque. If horsepower is really important to you, there’s the available 6.2L Ecotec3 V8 engine that offers you 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. All three engines come with a ten-speed automatic transmission to boot.
These stats are key, as a lower-performing engine means your truck will struggle when you’re trying to get going, especially if you’re towing. One thing you don’t want is a truck that drags when you have a trailer hitched. That not only makes for a frustrating ride but also a dangerous one. Therefore, the Silverado’s numbers should be a relief to anyone with such concerns. To make sure the powertrain stays strong, the LTZ trim of the 2023 Silverado 1500 features standard external oil coolers for the engine and transmission. When you are hauling a heavy load, and your engine has to work overtime, this addition makes sure the oil stays cool so that performance remains at its peak.
When you buy a truck, one of the first things you likely check is its towing and payload limits. If you go for the 2023 Silverado 1500 LTZ, those numbers are going to be sky-high. Should you decide on the 3.0L Duramax or 6.2L V8 engine, the 2023 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 lbs. That’s almost three times the curb weight of the pickup. You can rest easy when you’re traveling with your trailer, too. The LTZ comes standard with an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, which helps improve the braking ability of your trailer so that you don’t feel your trailer is not braking at the same speed as your truck. The maximum payload rating is also top-notch at 2,260 lbs. Any trip you take will be far easier since you’ll be able to pack onboard whatever you could want.
For laborers, these numbers speak for themselves. There’s no job that will cause trouble, no mission you cannot undertake. You’ll be an invaluable part of the workforce. If you plan to use your truck more for vacations or just work around the house, you might wonder how much capability you truly need. It’s a fair question, but we’ve found that folks don’t realize what they’re missing out on until they suddenly realize they can tow a boat, ATVs, a camper, and more. Not only have your destinations increased, but what you can get up to when you reach those destinations also improves. Now, you can go dirt bike riding when you reach your campsite or bring a boat down to your lake house.
With the 13.4-inch touchscreen that is standard on the 2023 Silverado 1500 LTZ, you’ll have access to up to 14 views from eight external cameras so that you always know what’s going on in the vicinity of your truck. This is important in any situation, but doubly so when you’re towing. Plus, the camera footage will be crystal clear thanks to the standard HD Surround Vision on your LTZ.
There’s a lot of entertainment tech for you to enjoy while you’re sitting in your perforated leather-appointed driver's seat. Naturally, you can connect your smart devices via wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so that talking on the phone, listening to your playlists, and catching up on podcasts is easily done. The sound will also be excellent, thanks to the Bose Premium Sound System that’s standard on the LTZ. You’ll have great clarity due to this seven-speaker system and feel like you have the front row at a concert.
For comfort, you can use the LTZ’s dual-zone automatic climate control. This allows both the driver and the front passenger to select their own preferred temperature. No more will you have to worry that you and your passenger have different climate preferences; each of you can have the temperature you desire without affecting the other. There is also a driver memory feature that will recall all of your ideal settings after you let someone else drive your truck.
All 2023 Chevy vehicles come with the Chevy Safety Assist suite, which includes intuitive, helpful driver-assist tech that makes certain you and yours stay as safe as possible. From Lane Keep Assist to Forward Collision Alert, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ will have your back when you’re on the road.
However, the LTZ trim has some features that are unique to it. Standard Front and Rear Park Assist stands out as particularly helpful since this tool can sense if you are about to hit something outside of your view when you are parking. The In Vehicle Trailering App will keep you updated on your trailer’s mileage and maintenance so that you know your trailer is in as good condition as your truck. There’s also Hitch Guidance with Hitch View so that you can keep an eye on your trailer connection. This makes the LTZ a particularly smart purchase for drivers who plan to tow often.
Lastly, the 2023 Silverado 1500 LTZ comes standard with Rear Cross Traffic Braking. This system alerts you to vehicles to your left and right when you’re backing up. If you want, you can even have it automatically hit the brakes if it senses a collision could be imminent. When it concerns safety, the LTZ trim does not fool around. You’ll be able to place your confidence in your vehicle, and your passengers can place their confidence in you.