The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is seen by many as an iconic truck and the current model has taken this even further by providing an interior environment that contradicts the usual perceptions of a working truck! However, no matter the designer interior, it will always be the durability and extraordinary working capabilities that get the applause! If you're looking for a heavy-duty pickup, the Silverado 2500HD is always a winner!
The Essentials of a Heavy Duty Workhorse
Some of the power behind the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is seen by a 6.0-litre V8 engine with a towing capacity of over 6577 kilograms. However, opting for a fifth-wheel will increase your towing ability to over 6713 kilograms. The increased power of the Duramax 6.6-litre diesel V8 engine, new for the 2017 model year; although offering similar ratings, varies when it's equipped with a fifth-wheel gooseneck. This provides your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with more than 8200 kilograms of towing ability!
This current heavy-duty pickup offers exceptional payload and towing capabilities available in four trims; namely the Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ and High Country. Comparable to the lighter-duty Silverado 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is made available in a regular, or double, crew-cab body style. They are fitted with a just over 2 m (6.5 feet) standard or a 2.4 m (8 feet) long cargo box, with a rear or four-wheel drive option.
The Power of Silverado 2500
The 6.0-litre V8 engine of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD generates 360 horsepower with 380 lb-ft of torque and is standard. In addition, an available "bi-fuel" option permits the V8 to also function with compressed natural gas (CNG), but with a resultant CNG output decline to 301 horsepower and 333 lb-ft torque. In both options, the gear shifting is managed by a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 also offers an available diesel engine, namely the 6.6-litre Duramax V8, which generates 445 horsepower and a torque of 910 lb-ft, but it's linked to the higher capacity Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.
Working Productivity and Comfort
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is driven proof with the appropriately named Work Truck (WT) trim, which is supplied with all the basics needed for high productivity. With its 43 cm steel wheels and durable vinyl upholstery, it's supported with hard-wearing rubber floors and for operational convenience a 40/20/40-split front bench. Adding to this efficient driving environment is:
Manual cranked windows.
A four-speaker audio system, with double-and crew-cab models gaining a 6-speaker system.
Available with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 are double, or crew-cab body style for all trim levels. It's a truck designed for productivity, but with the driver in mind!