Are You Willing To Spend $80,000 On a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado RST?
The truck comes equipped with over $30,000 worth of accessories right from the dealershipby Sidd Dhimaan, on
These days, people find stock vehicles to be boring and generally add stuff to make them more personal and exclusive. Last year, Jeep had said that a customer spends an average $800 on accessories on a Wrangler and $1,000 on a Gladiator. This shows that people love spending money on add-ons and accessories for their vehicles.
Then there are also some folks who spend almost the same amount of money on accessories that they spent on the vehicle itself. Here’s one such example of a $40,000 Chevy Silverado RST with extra accessories worth $38,000.
What Are The Changes On The Outside?
Chevy Dude gives us an in-depth look at the truck and all the mods made to it. The truck is painted in a matte gray shade. Honestly, it looks pretty darn good. Even the fenders, bumper, grille slats, and bowtie logo are painted in the matte grey shade. The hood comes with functional air vents for the engine to breathe better.
The truck rides on 20-inch Black Widow wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Baja Champion tires. The calipers are painted in grey as well. A six-inch lift kit further adds to its aggressive and sporty avatar. This truck also comes with wheel-to-wheel Black Widow steps. At the rear, the exhaust tips are painted in black. As for the truck bed, the dealer has also offered a spray-in bedliner.
The Cabin Feels Premium
On the inside, the seats receive leather upholstery with Black Widow logo embroidered on the headrests and white contrast stitching.
The armrests on the door pads and the sides of the center console are painted in the exterior shade but in a semi-gloss texture. On the floor, the dealer has installed all-weather mats. The truck also comes with the Convenience Package 1 and 2 that include:
- Front bucket seats
- Heated seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
- Upgraded stereo system
- XM radio
- Power sliding rear cabin window
- Bose audio system
- Trailer hitch
- Trailer brake controller
Since the truck is lifted by six inches and got bigger tires and wheels, a speedometer calibration is done to make sure the readings are not misleading or incorrect. The stock speedometer is swapped for a Black Widow gauge as well. Other than this, there are the standard USB ports and the USB C-type ports all around the cabin.
What Powers This Beast?
This particular example comes packed with the 5.3-liter, V-8 engine that makes 355 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque.
Power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Other than the high capacity air filter, there wasn’t much mentioned about the changes under the hood. The truck is said to be equipped with the Z71 package, but it has a lot of add-ons, like 20-inch wheels instead of 18-inch, etc. So, we don’t know all that’s featured here from the package. In general, the Z71 package includes:
- Off-road suspension with Rancho shocks
- 18-inch wheels
- All-terrain tires
- Autotrac two-speed transfer case
- Skid plates
- Heavy-duty air filter
- Automatic locking rear differential
- Hill Descent Control
- Surround Vision
- Eight-inch configurable driver information center
- Head-up display
- Rear camera mirror
|Type:||5.3L V-8 VVT DI with Active Fuel Management|
|Bore & Stroke (in / mm):||3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92|
|Block Material:||Cast aluminum|
|Cylinder Head Material:||Cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing|
|Fuel Delivery:||Direct high-pressure fuel injection with Active Fuel Management|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||355 / 265 @ 5600 (SAE certified)|
|Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):||383 / 519 @ 4100 (SAE certified)|
How Much Does It Cost?
The RST trim with the 5.3-liter mill is priced at $47,990 before the $6,000 rebate. With all these add-ons, the truck’s price comes up to $78,339. However, the dealership is offering a discount of $8,000, which brings down the price to $70,339. Good deal?
The Silverado RST looks unique and features a lot of sweet add-ons. However, it all boils down to your needs and requirements. There is a lot of after-market stuff despite it being sold from the dealership. There is no word on the warranty of those accessories. The discounts make it look tempting, but as I said, it comes down to your preference.
If you had $70,000 at your disposal, would you buy a budget truck and spend the rest of the amount on mods, or would you get a premium offering worth 70 grand and keep it stock? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.