As we do every year here at Cars.com, in January we announced nominees for our Best Of awards, among them the six contenders for our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year. It was a competitive field, but only one gets to take home the hardware. This time around, the honor went to a GM stable stalwart: the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 heavy duty.
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Unlike the voting showdown of significant redesigns that begat the 2019 Ram 1500 half-ton pickup as victorious over its rival Chevrolet Silverado 1500 counterpart, the battle for 2020 honors involved redesigns of the larger heavy-duty class and the Silverado HDs versus the Ram 2500/3500 (not to mention the diesel-equipped Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 half-tons, returning Ford Ranger and all-new Jeep Gladiator). Both of the HD trucks were impressive, but the winner came down to one crucial element: context.
Our editors chose the Silverado 2500/3500 because “heavy-duty trucks are about work, and the Silverado HDs are massively capable, pleasantly easy to operate and chock-full of technology meant to help you get work done — especially towing.”
Want to know more about how we awarded the winner? Check the two links leading off the list below, then get our Aaron Bragman’s comprehensive critique of the particulars of the truck in his full review.
Beyond that, gosh, I guess it was a pretty quiet week on the pickup trucks front — oh right, aside from the official unveiling of an all-electric Hummer … by way of a Super Bowl commercial … featuring LeBron James. Regardless of how well spent you think the money was on that ad spot, what really ought to make your eyes pop are the performance specs. I’ll let the headline below do the talking on that matter.
Interested? Good. Find all the stories of the past week about pickup trucks from Cars.com and sister site PickupTrucks.com below.
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