Chevy Truck Trims Explained


When you're looking to buy a Chevrolet truck, you'll likely notice that they can come in different versions. Each Chevrolet truck has several trim options to choose from, and these trims impact the features and performance you get from the truck. Below, we'll outline some key differences between the available Chevrolet truck trims to help you decide which one is right for you.


Available Chevrolet Truck Trims

There are eight different trims available on Chevrolet truck models. These trims are:

Work Truck

The most basic trim you'll find on a Chevrolet truck is the Work Truck trim. The Work Truck trim is for those who want a truck with just the bare essentials and don't need many of the interior comforts or amenities. These are trucks designed to get the job done at an affordable price. However, don't make the mistake of thinking that the Work Truck trims don't have any features. Many Chevrolet trucks with this trim come standard with features such as a backup camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, tire pressure sensors, and more.

Custom and Custom Trail Boss

The next step up from the Work Truck trim is the Custom trim. The biggest difference with this trim is that you'll get some new exterior features, such as a body-coloured grille, 20-inch silver alloy wheels, and front and rear bumpers. The Custom trim also comes with some performance improvements, such as standard cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

The Custom Trail Boss trim is similar to the Custom trim, except it adds features that make it more suitable for going off-road. For example, the Custom Trail Boss trim of the Silverado adds a 2-inch suspension lift, hill descent control, and automatic locking rear differential. If you want an affordable truck that can handle tougher terrain, you should consider getting the Custom Trail Boss trim of any Chevrolet truck.

LT and LT Trail Boss

The LT trim of Chevrolet trucks offers a nice balance between features and cost. With the LT trim, you have the option of upgrading to a strong engine for better performance. In addition, you'll get standard features such as a touch screen infotainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a chrome grille center bar on the exterior.

Just like with the Custom trim, the LT trim can also come as the LT Trail Boss. Upgrading to this trim is the same as with the Custom Trail Boss in that you'll get the better off-road equipment. For example, with the Silverado LT Trail Boss, you can also get a dual exhaust system and the option to upgrade to a 6.2L V8 engine.


The RST trim is a new option for Chevrolet Silverado trucks. This trim adds some convenience features to the Custom trim, such as LED headlights, cargo lighting, tail lamps, a 10-way power seat with lumbar support, a power-sliding rear window, and a keyless open and start system. Some cosmetic improvements include 18-inch wheels, silver mirror caps, a center bar, and door handles, among others. The biggest difference between the RST and the LT is perhaps the appearance, with the RST removing all of the chrome pieces for a more street-friendly look.


If you're looking for a luxury truck, you'll want to consider one of the final two trims. The LTZ is the first of the luxury trims available on Chevrolet trucks. Inside, you can expect features such as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an HD backup camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a premium Bose sound system, a power sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and more. These Chevrolet trucks can still handle the tough tasks you send at them, but now you'll be able to do them in comfort and style.

High Country

Finally, there's the High Country trim. This is the trim to select if you want the best that Chevrolet offers in a truck in terms of both performance and luxury. Some of the features you'll get with the High Country trim include the following:

  • 2-speed Autotrac transfer case.
  • A spray-on bed liner.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Heated rear outboard in the rear seats.
  • A heated steering wheel.
  • A Bose premium audio system.

You'll also get great safety features, such as a lane change alert, blind spot monitoring system, and rear cross traffic alert. There are so many features included with the High Country trim that the best thing you can do is explore the vehicle in person to experience them all for yourself.

Which Trim Level Is Right for You?

As you can see, there are plenty of options when you're trying to decide which trim level to get. To determine which trim is right for you, you'll want to think about your personal preferences when it comes to features versus cost. If you're someone who just needs a reliable truck for work, then you might prefer the simplicity of the Work Truck trim.

On the other hand, if you expect to take long drives in this truck, you may prefer a more comfortable experience, in which case a trim such as the High Country or LTX might be more suitable.

Get Your Next Truck at Jim Tubman Chevrolet

If you need help deciding which trim level to get with your next Chevrolet truck, Jim Tubman Chevrolet of Ottawa is here to help. We can answer any questions you may have about the differences between the trim levels and help you decide which one best suits your needs. We also have a wide range of trucks in stock at all times, so we can easily set you up with a test drive.

To learn more, please contact us today and schedule an appointment at our dealership in Ottawa. You can also explore our latest new truck inventory or our latest vehicle specials before you visit. Choosing the right trim level is an important decision, so be sure you select the right one by working with the expert team at Jim Tubman Chevrolet.

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