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2020 Chevrolet Model Year Changes


Keep your browser pasted here for all the 2020 changes for Chevrolet models. So far we have Blazer, Bolt, Camaro, Colorado, Corvette, Equinox, Express, Impala, Malibu, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, Sonic, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse and Trax. How much more could there be? A lot!


2020 Chevrolet Blazer

A new mid-range engine nestles between the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and the 3.6-liter V6 (193 and 308 horsepower, respectively): the GM corporate 2.0-liter turbo Ecotec 4-cylinder, with 230 horsepower (estimated). Like the original engines, it is backed by a 9-speed automatic. All-wheel drive will be offered on the 2.0-liter, unlike it's non-turbo 4-cylinder little brother. The new engine will be exclusively offered on Blazer LT, the 3.6-liter is standard on RS and Premier and optional on LT. Blazer L makes do with the 2.5 and front-wheel drive.

The automatic start/stop system on all Blazers will now have a cancel switch.

LED headlights are now available on RS and Premier, an upgrade to the standard xenon high-intensity discharge lights that are still standard on all models.

A Redline Edition is now offered on the Blazer LT, including black 20-inch wheels with red hash marks, red-outlined black badges, a black grille and other trim.

Hitch Guidance, a system that draws a line on the back-up display to assist in lining up a trailer hitch, now includes Hitch View on RS and Premier models, where the camera can zoom in on your hitch to make last minute corrections to mating to the hitch easier.


2020 Chevrolet Bolt

Range is up by 21 miles as the affordable long-range EV from General Motors can now go 259 miles on a full charge according to the EPA. The change was due to an improvement in the chemistry of the batteries, so the weight and size of the battery pack stays the same.

Rear view camera or Surround View (Premier) are now high-definition for a better view of that grocery cart you're about to smash into.

Cayenne Orange Metallic and Oasis Blue are two new colors for 2020 and the grille on all Bolts is now a high gloss black. The starting price remains the same: $37,495 including destination.


2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Everyone remembers the special Camaros with V8 engines: 302 V8 Z28, SS350, SS396, Z28 350 LT1, all the way up to the late model Z28 with the 427 small-block and the ZL1 with the supercharged 6.2 V8. When the original Camaro was introduced in 1966 as a 1967 model, it offered 8 engines, including 6-cylinder engines, but it didn't take a special package or badge to get a V8. 327 V8 engines were a regular production option in a number of different states of tune. Later, in 1969, a 307 going to get groceries V8 was offered. For the 2020 model year, a V8 option has returned, one that doesn't require the "SS" or "ZL1" badge. It comes in the "LT1" package and includes the same 6.2, 455-horsepower aluminum V8 as the SS. It includes the performance suspension and four 245/40R20 all-season tires, skipping the staggered summer-only tires on the SS. The LT1 also skips rev-matching for its manual transmission, leaving that to SS and ZL1 models. This new model allows Camaro buyers to step up to a V8 at a more affordable price: $34995. To keep things simple, features like memory seats, heated seats and ventilated seats aren't available on the LT1.

The optional 3.6 DOHC V6 exchanges its optional 8-speed automatic transmission for a ten-speed.

The Camaro SS gets a refreshed front and and a new hood vent insert.

A Tire Fill Alert is new to the Camaro and standard; it simplifies setting proper tire pressure by beeping the horn when the pressure is correct as you adjust the pressure in each tire.

A Redline Edition is now offered on LT and SS models. It includes black-painted aluminum wheels with red hash marks, black badges with red outlines, redline stripes (hashmarks) on the fenders, red seatbelts and premium floor mats. A Shock and Steel Special Edition includes various carbon fiber, satin and black accents, high-performance Brembo brakes with yellow calipers and premium floor mats.

Previously, only limited production 6-caliper brakes were offered with red-painted calipers. Now they are available on 4-caliper brakes. Orange is also available, now, as well.


2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Tire Fill Alert is new to the Colorado; this standard feature simplifies setting proper tire pressure by beeping the horn when the pressure is correct as you adjust the pressure in each tire.

A remote locking tailgate is now optional on Colorado Work Truck and standard on LT, Z71 and ZR2.

Safety Package, previously only offered on LT is now optional on Z71 and consists of Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

The optional up-level touchscreen infotainment system with navigation is redesigned with improved response.


Red 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The last front-engined Corvette has been built. A new mid-engined Corvette is coming! With a 6.2 V8 and 490 horsepower (495 with the performance exhaust system in the Z51 performance package) it goes from Zero-to-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds! On all-season tires. A brand-new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission is exclusive to the eighth generation Corvette. 

GM's smooth magnetically adjustable suspension is offered as is a nifty trick: adjustable steering stops. These steering stops are constantly updated depending on cornering load allowing a tighter turning radius. On Corvettes with the system, the turning diameter is reduced by almost two feet.

Our favorite part: no lane departure warning is offered; no lane keeping, no adaptive cruise control or self-parking.




/2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The biggest change is the discontinuation of the Diesel engine. First it was reported that the diesel would only be offered in front-wheel drive models, but EPA certification and other paperwork see the diesel scrubbed completely for 2020.

Spurred by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert becomes standard. Also now standard: Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking and IntelliBeam Headlights (automatic high beams). This package was not only optional for 2019, but only available on Premier models.

The previously low-speed only automatic braking was upgraded to all speeds and pedestrian detection is added.

Memory seats, mirrors and easy automatic entry are now optional on LT models, still standard on Premier. Also newly available on LT: automatic dimming rear-view and side mirrors and fog lights.

A new Midnight Edition includes blacked-out 19" wheels, fog light bezels, grille, bowtie badges. Only available in black with a black leather interior on LT.

Rear legroom slightly increased.


Chevrolet Express Cargo

The optional 2.8 turbo diesel gets a new torque converter for its 8-speed automatic to help it to run smoother.


2020 Chevrolet Impala

With a temporary reprieve, the Impala goes into 2020 leaner: the bottom-rung LS model is discontinued, leaving LT and Premier. Due to the change, V6 dual zone automatic temperature control and remote starting are now standard. Navigation is no longer offered on LT. Impala Premier gets a new 19-inch wheel design.


2020 Chevrolet Malibu

Malibu is a survivor of an endangered class: sedans. GM has signaled that the Malibu is not among those they will be discontinuing.

Navigation is no longer offered on the LT, remaining standard in the Malibu Premier and optional (dealer activation) on the Malibu Hybrid.

IntelliBeam (Automatic High Beams), Side Blind Zone Alert (Blind Spot Warning), Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Front Automatic Braking are now standard on Malibu Hybrid. Still optional on LT and Premier. Remote start and heated front seats are also now standard on the Malibu Hybrid. A heated steering wheel is now offered on the Malibu Hybrid, part of the Leather Package.

Malibu RS gets a new grille with a chrome outline and black inserts. Heated front seats are no longer available on Malibu RS.

The power sunroof is now standard on Premier.

A Midnight Edition Malibu LT is now offered with black bowties, nameplate, grille and wheels in 19-inches with 245/40R19 tires. The 245/40R19 tires are also now standard for 2020 on the Malibu Premier.

On Premier models, the two Driver Confidence Packages have been combined into one "Enhanced Driver Confidence Package."

Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

Adaptive cruise control that can automatically change speed to keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front is now offered on LTZ and High Country. The 3.0-liter diesel that was promised for the 2019 model year arrives with world class fuel mileage: 23 city/33 highway 2WD; 23 city/29 highway 4WD.

The 10-speed automatic is now also available on the 5.3 V8. And so is the 8-speed... and the 6-speed.

The Silverado LD (previous generation body) is finally gone.

Value Packages for RST and LT give discounts on popular features like the Trailering Package and all-weather floor liners.

New tall, vertical trailer mirrors are available. A new Bed View Camera is optional, to see in the bed. A new HD Surround Vision is offered that can connect to cameras mounted on your trailer to make a complete view around the truck and trailer.

Silverado HD

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71 at CAS 2019

2019 was the Silverado 1500's full redesign, now its the big daddy's turn. The Silverado redesign was roundly criticized for being boring and GM must have taken the complaints to heart, as the Silverado HD is very aggressively styled. All grilles except the High Country get a huge "CHEVROLET" carved into the cross-bar, either in black, chrome or body color, depending on trim and packages. High country models get a gold Chevy bow tie. Either way the grille is large enough to cool a nuclear reactor. The headlights are much shorter, visually than on the 1500, making the truck look angrier and determined.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab with plow

Under the hood a brand-new, larger 6.6-liter gasoline V8 makes 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, 41 and 84, respectively, more than last year's 6.0-liter. Engine start-stop and cylinder deactivation are still missing, not being compatible with the heavy-duty mission of the truck. It is backed by the returning 6-speed automatic. The optional 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 built by Isuzu returns unchanged, but it gets a new Allison 10-speed automatic, with four extra gears. Between the new tranny and other powertrain strengthening, maximum towing is increased to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab rear-wheel-drive duallies with the diesel engine. An increase of over 12,000 pounds!

Automatic Emergency Braking, a new safety feature for the Silverado HD, will be optional on LTZ and High Country, part of Safety Package II. Child safety locks have returned to a traditional mechanical type; the power child locks are gone.


2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

The manual transmission is no longer offered. #SavetheManuals


/2020 Chevrolet Spark

No changes.


2020 Suburban

The next generation Suburban is not here, yet! It is believed the 2020 Suburban will be a short production run as the all-new 2021 will come in the Winter of 2020. The 2020 is basically unchanged.


2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

No changes.


2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Automatic Emergency Braking gets a new name and much broader availability, now standard on RS, Premier and High Country and optional on LT. Fleet versions of LS and LT get it standard. The High Country includes "Enhanced" Automatic Emergency Braking. The same expanded availability applies to Lane Departure Warning,Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and IntelliBeam (Automatic High Beams).

All Traverse models get newly redesigned audio systems still with 7 or 8-inch touchscreens; now they can stream music via Bluetooth from two different devices.

The surround vision system standard on RS, Premier and High Country and optional on LT is now higher definition.

Heated steering wheel is now also available as an option on LT, part of the Driver Confidence Package II. It is still standard on Premier and High Country.

Due to low sales volumes, the 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine is discontinued, leaving only the 3.6 DOHC V6 with 310 horsepower.

For towing, a new Hitch Guidance with Hitch View and Trailering Assist Guidelines are available.


2020 Chevrolet Trax

No changes.




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