Your Guide to the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500

February 7th, 2024 by

A red 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed LTZ 4x4 parked in a driveway.

There is no denying that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of the most powerful and popular trucks on the road, yet many people fail to fully appreciate everything it has to offer. As a Chevy dealer, you might be surprised at how often we have people come to us who are interested in a Silverado but who are not sure which model will work best for them.

There is not simply one Silverado, as you have numerous configurations and a number of trims, engine options, and more features available inside and out. Thus, shopping for a 2024 Silverado 1500 means you have a lot of decisions to make, which can be overwhelming for some people—so today, we’re going to take you through all of these options with an overview of the Silverado 1500 to help you narrow everything down…

Cab & Bed Configurations

The first big decision you have is what kind of cab and bed you want because there are three cab sizes and three bed lengths available—though Chevy keeps things simple by allowing them in five total combinations. There is a Regular cab, which is the smallest option with just front seats inside it, then there’s a Double cab that gives you back seats (though these can be a bit cramped), and, finally, a Crew cab that’s your most spacious option.

For your payload bay, you can choose from a Short bed that’s about 70 inches long, a Standard bed that’s about 80 inches long, and a Long bed that measures more than 98 inches in length. You can get the Double cab only with the Standard bed, while the Regular cab is available with the Standard or Long bed, and the Crew cab can come with the Short or Standard bed.

Available Powertrains

Once you know which bed and cab you want, then you have what could be considered the biggest decision you need to make: which engine you need. There are four different engines offered on the 2024 Silverado 1500, from a standard 310-hp TurboMax engine to an available 6.2L V8 engine with 420 hp.

You can even get a powerful Turbo-Diesel engine on the Silverado 1500, giving you the freedom to get the kind of power and capability you need in your truck. This is a big decision that will affect your daily driving, so consider what kind of performance you need from your pickup and then choose accordingly.

Overhead view of the front of a blue 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2.

2024’s Trim Levels

Once you have these major decisions made, then it’s time for arguably the most challenging choice: which trim level is right for you. There are many trims available for the Silverado 1500, so you’ll need to spend a little time considering each one and what they have to offer. We’ll briefly go over them to give you a basic sense of what they have, but it’s worth taking some extra time to learn more about them before choosing the one that’s right for you.

The WT

This is the starting trim for the Silverado 1500 and a great choice for anyone putting together a fleet of trucks that you need to be able to count on for years. It’s available with either the standard TurboMax engine or a 5.3L V8, with some good features inside, but it’s rather basic compared to other trims.

The Custom

For most drivers, this will be considered the starting point for the Silverado 1500, and it comes with the TurboMax engine. The Custom has a 7.0-inch infotainment system with numerous USB ports and great features throughout the interior. You get some advanced tech in the Custom, like remote start functionality and a tailgate with power lock and release, making this a great choice if you’re not looking for anything too fancy.

The LT

On the other hand, if you do want some of the bells and whistles, then the LT is where you should start. It has a 13.4-inch infotainment display with Google built-in, plus a 12.3-inch color Driver Information Center. More niceties like dual-zone automatic climate control and a ten-way power driver’s seat are also included here, making this a powerful and sophisticated option.


The RST has many features similar to the LT, making it another terrific option for a surprisingly luxurious pickup. Where the LT has 17-inch wheels, the RST has 18-inch wheels, plus you get a wrapped steering wheel and more great interior details. The diesel engine is available for the RST (as well as the LT), so keep that in mind if you want reliable diesel power.

Closeup of the Super Cruise interface and steering wheel in a 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500.


For a luxurious vehicle without going up to the pinnacle trim, the LTZ is a terrific choice with stylish chrome details, as the front and rear bumpers, mirror caps, and door handles are all chrome. The LTZ features 20-inch wheels for a powerful silhouette, plus a power up and down tailgate and advanced safety features like Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking.

Two Trail Bosses

If you’re interested in an off-road truck, then Chevy offers a Trail Boss version of both the Custom and LT trims. These options give you many of the same features as their original kin, but the Trail Boss versions feature standard four-wheel drive, skid plates, and a Z71 suspension with a two-inch factory lift. These are both great options for hitting the trail, so your choice depends on the other features you want.

The High Country

As the pinnacle of luxury for the Chevy Silverado 1500, the High Country is a stunning truck with incredible features inside and out. You can get the powerful 6.2L V8 engine with this model, and a gorgeous exterior that includes 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, a power sliding rear window, and more. Inside, you’ll find a wireless charging pad, heated and ventilated front seats, and much more, creating an incredible truck you’ll look forward to driving each day.

The ZR2

For the ultimate off-road experience, you owe it to yourself to check out the Silverado 1500 ZR2 and the incredible capability it delivers. The ZR2 features a high-performance lifted suspension with Multimatic DSSV dampers, driver-selectable full-locking front and rear differentials, sturdy skid plates, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Mud-Terrain Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires. You also get stunning features inside—like heated and ventilated seats and the massive displays found in other models—so no matter where the trail takes you, you don’t have to leave comfort behind.

Gardeners loading materials into a grey 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Z71 in a driveway.

Go Further With a Special Edition

As you look at the different features and options available for the trim levels above, it’s worth considering a few special editions that are also offered. The ZR2 Bison Edition, for example, was developed in partnership with American Expedition Vehicles and includes unique skid plates and other impressive features.

For the RST trim, the Redline Edition features red and black accents that look stunning, while the Rally Edition has street-inspired details like black badging and emblems, high-gloss black wheels, and more. And if black is your thing, then check out the Midnight Edition (available on three trim levels) with its raised hood featuring a styled black insert, black appearance and badging, and black power-retractable assist steps.

We Can Help You Find the Perfect Chevy Silverado 1500

As you can see, the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a lot to offer and gives you plenty of decisions to consider and choose as you find the right truck with everything you want. This can become overwhelming if you’re not ready for it, and that’s why we here at Vermilion Chevrolet GMC will take you through everything the Silverado 1500 has to offer and make sure you get the right truck with the features you want. It’s our job to make shopping easier so you can get on the road in a truck you love quickly, with no regrets—only joy!

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