What Do Chevy Trim Designations Mean?

April 4th, 2024 by

Many Chevys share the same trim designations, including several electric vehicles (EVs) and electric utility vehicles (EUVs). Trim names often indicate a specific model’s features and options. Understanding these designations can help you when buying or leasing a new Chevrolet vehicle. Read as our Jack Burford Chevrolet team in Richmond, Kentucky, shares this Chevy trim level meaning guide.

LS

What does the LS stand for? The Luxury Standard (LS) model is the base trim in the Chevrolet lineup, providing essential features and reliable performance without compromising affordability. These features include air conditioning, a basic infotainment system, and cloth upholstery.

The LS offers a comfortable interior and practicality that suits many drivers, making it ideal for everyday commuting or running errands around Richmond. It’s the entry-level trim for these current Chevy models:

  • 2024 Trax.
  • 2024 Trailblazer.
  • 2024 Equinox.
  • 2024 Traverse.
  • 2024 Tahoe.
  • 2024 Suburban.
  • 2024 Malibu.

LT

The Luxury Touring (LT) builds on the LS trim’s foundation, introducing additional comfort, technology, and convenience features. With a refined interior, advanced infotainment options, and enhanced amenities, the LT elevates the driving experience. Enjoy a more sophisticated entertainment experience with the LT’s advanced infotainment system featuring a larger touch-screen display, smartphone integration, and more audio options. Here are the current and upcoming vehicles with an LT trim:

  • 2023 Bolt EUV.
  • 2024 Trax.
  • 2024 Trailblazer.
  • 2024 and 2025 Equinox.
  • 2024 Blazer EV.
  • 2024 Traverse.
  • 2024 Tahoe.
  • 2024 Suburban.
  • 2024 Colorado.
  • 2024 Silverado.
  • 2024 Silverado HD.
  • 2024 Malibu.

1LT, 2LT, and 3LT

The 2LT trim level of the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro

Some Chevy vehicles, such as the Bolt EV and high-performance cars, have 1LT (not LT) as the base trim. The 2LT variant takes luxury and technology further, amplifying the 1LT trim’s offerings with even more advanced features and premium amenities. From cutting-edge technology to upscale comforts, the 2LT caters to drivers who prioritize refinement and practicality. You can look forward to additional safety technologies, such as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control, for added peace of mind on the road.

The 3LT makes several features standard that are optional on the 2LT, such as a power programmable liftgate. Added safety features include rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change alert with side blind-zone alert. Here are some of the recent models that have one or more of these trims in their lineup:

  • 2023 Bolt EV (1LT and 2LT).
  • 2024 Blazer (2LT and 3LT).
  • 2024 Malibu (2LT).
  • 2024 Camaro (1LT, 2LT, and 3LT).
  • 2024 Corvette Stingray (1LT, 2LT, and 3LT Coupe/Convertible).

LTZ

The Luxury Touring Z (LTZ) trim level offers a premium driving experience, combining luxury with performance. Enjoy the latest automotive technology with a head-up display, an adaptive suspension system, advanced driver-assistance features, and a surround-view camera system for enhanced safety and convenience. Among the current models, only the 2024 Silverado and Silverado HD carry an LTZ trim.

RS

The Rally Sport (RS) trim level embraces a sportier persona, featuring a more dynamic appearance and performance-oriented features. Its distinct styling cues and upgraded components inject a sense of excitement into every journey. This trim may appeal to you if you want a vehicle with a bolder road presence. With upgraded suspension tuning and sport-tuned exhaust systems, the RS delivers a more engaging driving experience, making it perfect if you enjoy spirited driving.

Some Chevrolet models, such as the 2024 Trax, have 1RS and 2RS trims. Here are the other vehicles with an RS trim level:

  • 2024 Trailblazer.
  • 2024 and 2025 Equinox.
  • 2024 Blazer.
  • 2024 Blazer EV.
  • 2024 Traverse.
  • 2024 Malibu.

RST

The Rally Sport Truck (RST) trim level blends sporty aesthetics with everyday functionality, so it may appeal to you if you want a touch of flair in your daily Richmond commute. With its unique styling elements and practical features, the RST stands out on the road. Despite its sporty appearance, this trim retains the practicality and versatility of a traditional truck, making it suitable for daily commuting and hauling tasks. The RST trim is available in these current models:

  • 2024 Tahoe.
  • 2024 Suburban.
  • 2024 Silverado.

Z71

The Z71 trim began as a regular production option for Chevy vehicles, adding various off-roading features. Because of its popularity, the automaker decided to make the Z71 trim to meet the demands of consumers for a car that can handle rough terrain. This trim typically includes all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, a locking rear differential, and a hill descent control system. Some of the current models that carry this trim include the following:

  • 2024 Traverse.
  • 2024 Tahoe.
  • 2024 Suburban.
  • 2024 Colorado.

ZR2

The ZR2 is Chevrolet’s ultimate off-road champion for extreme adventures and is an upgrade from the Z71. It features rugged components and advanced technology, empowering off-road enthusiasts to conquer the most challenging terrain confidently. With practical features such as a bed-mounted spare tire carrier, integrated bed lighting, and a robust roof rack system, the ZR2 can handle extended off-road expeditions and outdoor adventures. This trim level is only available in the 2024 Colorado, Silverado, and Silverado HD.

Premier

The Premier trim level epitomizes luxury within the Chevrolet lineup, indulging drivers with a wealth of premium features and state-of-the-art safety technology. Step into luxury with top-of-the-line features such as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and customizable ambient lighting. Here are the current Chevy models with a Premier trim:

  • 2023 Bolt EUV.
  • 2024 Equinox.
  • 2024 Blazer.
  • 2024 Tahoe.
  • 2024 Suburban.

High Country

The High Country trim represents the pinnacle of Chevrolet’s offerings, combining rugged capability with upscale amenities. Whether conquering off-road trails or attending upscale events, the High Country delivers unparalleled versatility and luxury. Its premium amenities include genuine leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a power tailgate, ensuring a luxurious driving experience. You can find a High Country trim in these vehicles:

Learn About the Chevy Trims at Jack Burford Chevrolet

There are other trim designations in multiple Chevy models. These include ACTIV, Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, and LT Trail Boss. To learn more about these trim levels, contact us at Jack Burford Chevrolet. Our team is ready to answer your questions and get you started on your car-buying journey.

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