If you want a powerful, comfortable truck, the Chevy Silverado is a great choice. You’ll get a pickup that can tow, carry, go off-road, and even handle daily commuting. So you know you need a Silverado, but which one should you choose?


Two of the most popular trim packages are the 1LZ and 2LZ models. Both offer functional and reliable driving at an affordable price, but there are some distinct differences that make each one of these vehicles unique in their own right.

Chevy Silverado 1LZ vs Chevy Silverado 2LZ

First of all, let’s discuss what the two trucks have in common. Both come with excellent engines like the 5.3L V8, which gives the Silverado 355 horsepower while maintaining excellent efficiency and smooth over-the-road travel. Also found in both vehicles is the innovative truck bed that comes with a step-in bumper and easy-to-use tie downs.

Now on to the differences. The biggest difference between the models is the 2LZ’s off-road features like all-terrain tires, and underbody transfer case shield. Front fog lamps and a trailer hitch are standard on the 2LZ, while both of these features are optional on the 1LZ. Also, for excellent control and stability, a limited slip differential comes standard on the 2LZ. This is another optional feature on the 1LZ.

Essentially, the Silverado 1500 2LZ is an LTZ with the Z71 package.

The 1LZ does come with features that are not standard on the 2LZ. For example, the turn signal indicator and auto dimming mirrors are available features on the 1LZ, but these items are not available on the 2LZ*.

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*Information from cars.com