Earlier this year, something interesting showed up in my driveway: a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double-cab pickup truck in basic Custom Trail Boss trim. I opened the door and was somewhat astonished to find an interior with fewer frills than a coach seat on JetBlue: cloth bench seats, a dinky 7-inch multimedia screen, no steering wheel audio controls, semi-automatic single-zone air conditioning and vinyl floors. A quick check of the window sticker confirmed it: $45,510 as tested, including destination fee. But then I dug a little deeper and saw it had the optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine making 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. That’s when it dawned on me what I was sitting in. This was the least-expensive off-road-spec Silverado you can buy with the biggest engine Chevy offers.