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Chevy’s Ram TRX Competitor? – 2023 Silverado ZR2 Bison Takes on DEEP Mud

Traditionally, if we’re talking about going off of the beaten path and trying to challenge the elements, a full-size half ton pickup truck isn’t the first tool that comes to mind. For those who do like to have fun on the route less traveled, an option like a Jeep Wrangler or perhaps a midsize pickup truck like the Toyota Tacoma is a better option due to its lack of weight and therefore, more profound maneuverability.

However, that hasn’t stopped the aftermarket and major automotive manufacturers alike from taking a crack at making half-ton trucks something that might be just a little bit more reliable should one want to take them down a trail.

As we know, Ram has the TRX model which is a high-performance crew cab designed to be taken off-road. Ford does something similar with the Ford Raptor as well.

Until this point, Chevrolet hasn’t really thrown its hat in that ring to compete with these two models just yet. However, with an offering like the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison, we see that the people behind the bowtie are somewhat interested in giving a full-size some of the same capabilities as the aforementioned models, minus the option for the absurdly powerful, boosted V8 under the hood, of course.

This time, we check in with the ZR2 Bison see exactly what the truck has to offer. As our host puts it, this might just be the “ultimate overland truck.”

While the model does boast many similarities to the previously mentioned models, it does also offer something that they don’t have like front and rear lockers that should help the truck to be a bit more proficient when it comes to crawling.

Below, we get the opportunity to see how the model performs off of the beaten path in the Colorado backcountry.