A Chevy presentation revealed some insight into the full Trail Boss lineup.
Over the past several years, Chevrolet’s brand of off-road trucks has been growing through every market segment. While the ZR2 is the brand’s top-dog off-road truck, General Motors has also been homing in on filling out its mid-range Trail Boss lineup. Whether it’s the midsize Colorado or the full-size Silverado, the Trail Boss offers a more affordable entry-point to off-road trucks that are more capable than the Z71 package, but not quite as hardcore as the ZR2. Now, thanks to new information from a GM executive, we have confirmation that the Silverado HD will also get a Trail Boss variant below the ZR2, rounding out the options for virtually any Chevy truck buyer.
GM spokespeople have been talking up the success of its off-road brands. The Z71 is particularly strong with SUVs including the Tahoe, where the off-road trim comprises a substantial 30% of model sales. Not only that, but it’s a trim you’ll even be able to get on the three-row Traverse for the 2024 model year, as well.
Now, Chevrolet is clearly keen to double down on the Trail Boss brand in much the same way as Z71 or ZR2. We don’t exactly know what the 2025 Chevy Silverado HD Trail Boss will look like just yet, but you can definitely infer from the other trucks in the current lineup. Trail Boss models typically include the Z71’s off-road suspension, but incorporates a factory lift as well as beefier all-terrain tires.
Like the other trucks, it’s likely the a Silverado HD Trail Boss will only be available in crew cab configuration. It’s likely you’ll be able to get either GM’s 6.6-liter gas V8 with 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque as part of the package, or the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel with 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque.
For the time being, we don’t have more specific information in terms of capability, but it’s reasonable to assume the Trail Boss will land almost squarely between the Z71 and ZR2. It may be a similar story on pricing: the Silverado 2500HD Custom 4WD with the Z71 Off-Road Package is about $55,000, while the ZR2 comes in around $71,495. Depending on where Chevrolet positions a Trail Boss in the HD lineup – or if there are Custom and LT versions available, like the half-ton Silverado 1500 – then prices may start somewhere in the $60,000 range.