For the 2019 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado went through a full redesign, marking its fourth generation. In 2022, this light-duty pickup went through an interior and exterior refresh. With its freshening just a year old, we expect no changes to the 2023 Silverado 1500, save for the upcoming Silverado EV model.
On the outside, the 2022 Silverado refresh brought in an all-new fascia to give it a bolder appearance. The reset of the pickup remained mostly the same in this model year. We expect much of the same in 2023, but the EV model will likely bring in exclusive styling cues.
Inside, the Silverado is painfully basic, and a refresh in 2022 that brought a 13.4-inch touchscreen to LT and higher trims did little to address this. Chevy also added an available electronic gear shifter on the console in place of the old-school column shifter. Otherwise, the cabin was relatively unchanged, and we expect the same in the 2023 Silverado, save for exclusive design bits expected in the Silverado EV.
Under its hood, the current Silverado 1500 comes standard with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Up one notch is a 5.3-liter V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Topping the range is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both V8 engines pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. We expect these powertrains to carry on unchanged in the 2023 Silverado 1500.
There are few details on the 2023 Silverado EV’s powertrain, but General Motors’ battery arm confirmed over a 400-mile driving range and four-wheel steering.
The 2022 Silverado refresh’s biggest additions were standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, automatic high beams, and a rearview camera mirror. We expect these to remain standard in the 2023 model. The current Silverado has no IIHS safety ratings yet, but the 2021 model didn’t do too well due to a “Marginal” small-overlap score on the passenger’s side and “Poor” headlights. We expect these ratings to remain in the 2023 model.