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Watch Steve Go Off-Road In This Silverado Trail Boss

There’s never been a better time if you’re in the market for off-road pickup truck. Available in a wide range of sizes and prices there something out there to fit just about every need. And now Chevy is providing their own version of go anywhere power with the all new Silverado Trail boss.

So here’s the Silverado primer: the box holds more, thanks to a widening of the bed floor by nearly 7”. The use of mixed metals and advanced manufacturing processes has cut weight – 450 pounds to be exact. And the V8 uses a new version of cylinder deactivation that can shut down any number of pots to optimize fuel economy.

This all-new Silverado is also bigger in virtually every measure than the outgoing model, including an additional 3” in cab length producing enormous rear seat legroom. Plus, it offers the most cargo volume on the market regardless of bed size.

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One of Chevy’s goals was to create 8 distinct models, each with a unique personality. They’re divided into three trim levels: High Value, High Volume and High Feature.  This new LT Trail Boss is positioned at the top of the High Volume grouping and pairs a 2” suspension lift with the Z71 Off Road Package – now with a real badge of its own.  That means this truck clears nearly 11”and includes an automatic locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks and 18” wheels with Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

If you can’t recognize a Trail Boss by its 2” lift, just look for these red recovery hooks up front; they’re the only Silverados that get them.

These off-road assist steps are an $895 option but don’t skip them; most people are going to need them to climb on in. And though they’re built tough we still removed them before hitting the trail. Out here, with mud, deep water, rocks and shale, the Trail Boss always felt invincible.  Just as it is on-road, the suspension does a heroic job of keeping the occupants in a quiet cocoon free of excessive jounce and head sway.

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