When it comes to motor vehicles, power and style are often at opposite ends of the spectrum. If you want luxury styling, it often comes at the expense of your vehicle’s ability to carry cargo and tow trailers. On the other hand, vehicles that offer power are usually quite utilitarian in appearance, sacrificing style for substance. This is more so when you are looking at heavy-duty pickup trucks. If you are in the market for a heavy-duty truck or are already an enthusiast, then you know that some of the monsters on the market have the power to get the job done, but aren’t going to win any beauty contests. However, that is not the case anymore. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD gives you a great looking heavy-duty truck that is not just powerful, but also luxurious. The designers at Chevrolet have figured out how to give you the strength and dependability you need in your truck without having to compromise on style, safety, comfort, and luxury. With a base MSRP of $34,100, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is also one of the most affordable heavy-duty trucks on the market.
Power and Dependability in Two Engine Options
Chevy gives you two engines to choose from with the Silverado 2500HD, and they are both exceptional for their class of vehicle. The standard engine is a Duramax 6.6-liter V8 gas engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine uses all eight cylinders to provide up to 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. How powerful is it? This engine is rated to provide you with the ability to tow up to 14,500 pounds in a conventional setup. Also, it is surprisingly efficient, with the EPA estimating that drivers of the Silverado 2500HD with the gas engine will get fuel economy of 14 miles per gallon in city driving, 18 miles per gallon on the highway, and 16 miles per gallon combined. That is truly exceptional for a heavy-duty pickup truck.
You also have the option of a diesel engine for your Silverado 2500HD. The Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and will provide up to 445 horsepower and an astounding 910 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine can allow you to tow up to18,500 pounds, so this may be your best choice if you are in the need of heavy-duty trailering. In addition, the fuel economy on the Silverado 2500 HD equipped with a Duramax diesel is something you would expect from an economy compact, not a heavy-duty truck. The EPA estimates that this diesel engine will provide Silverado 2500HD drivers with an amazing 23 miles per gallon in city driving, 29 miles per gallon in highway driving, and 25 miles per gallon combined.
If trailering is your thing, then the 2020 Silverado 2500HD is the truck for you. Chevrolet offers options that can allow you to tow up to 17,370 pounds with the gas engine. Adding a gooseneck to the diesel Silverado 2500HD will give you the ability to tow up to 18,510 pounds. This is clearly the truck for your hauling needs, whether you are towing a tractor for work or a large camper for fun.
Multiple Configurations to Maximize Space and Comfort
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes in Regular Cab with a long bed, Double Cab with a standard bed or long bed, and Crew Cab with a choice of standard or long bed. The standard bed provides space for up to 69.50 cubic feet of cargo, while the long bed allows you to carry more, up to 83.50 cubic feet of cargo space. The Silverado 2500HD is strong enough to haul whatever you decide to put in the payload, up to 3,979 pounds worth of cargo.
While the Silverado 2500HD is strong, it is also spacious, with room for up to six passengers. The front row is configured as a 40/20/40 split bench to maximize space. Front seat passengers will enjoy 43.03 inches of headroom, 44.53 inches of legroom, and 66.02 inches of shoulder room, while rear seat passengers have 40.12 inches of headroom, 43.40 inches of legroom, and 65.30 inches of shoulder room. That is plenty of room for everyone to be able to stretch out on even the longest drives. Chevy doesn’t force you to choose between cargo space and passenger cabin roominess, giving you both without any compromises.
Five Stylish Trim Levels to Choose From
Chevrolet offers the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD in five different trim levels. The base model is the Work Truck, and it comes with a hitch and 7-pin connector, a rear vision camera with hitch guidance, trailer mirrors, and 12 standard tie-down rings in the bed. Want a little more? The Custom adds body-color styling theme, LED signature trail lamps, and 20-inch painted-aluminum and gloss black accented wheels. This is the kind of styling that really makes the Silverado 2500HD stand out from the pack. Upping the ante a little more is the LT, which features chrome bumpers and grille surround, integrated trailer brake controller, and a tailgate with EZ Lift, to make it easier to load and unload your truck. The LTZ is sure to turn heads, with its chrome bumpers, door handles, and trim. It includes an EZ Lift tailgate with power lock and release, Autotrac 2-speed transfer case, and power-folding and extending heated trailer mirrors. This will help on cold days, as will the included keyless open and start, so you can warm up your Silverado 2500HD LTZ without having to leave the comfort of your home. The top-of-the-line Silverado 2500HD is the High Country. It features 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels, standard advanced safety features, a power-up/down tailgate exclusive to this trim level, and navigation on the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.
Speaking of infotainment, each 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes equipped with a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch color touchscreen. This includes an AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for your smartphone. You even have the option of using the system to turn your truck into a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. There are also plenty of USB ports for you and your passengers to charge your phones while you travel.
Safety Features That Add Value to Your Truck
JD Power and Associates rated the Silverado HD as the highest-ranked large heavy-duty pickup in both initial quality and long-term quality. Chevrolet’s dedication to safety has a great deal to do with this rating. All Silverado 2500HD trucks come equipped with a rear vision camera, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and plenty of airbags. Chevy also offers a number of technologically advanced safety features. Front and rear park assist alert you if there are any objects obstructing you from parking your truck. Lane change alert with side blind zone alerts help you avoid lane change crashes by detecting vehicles in your blind sport and sending alerts by the side-mirrors.
Rear cross traffic alert detects vehicles and pedestrians behind you when you are in reverse and sends visual and audible warnings to help you avoid a collision. Forward collision alert and lane departure warning help you maintain a safe distance from other vehicles on the road. Automatic emergency braking engages the brakes automatically if the system detects an imminent collision with a vehicle in front of you. The safety alert seat will give you vibrations instead of audible beeps from the truck’s crash avoidance systems. Finally, IntelliBeam headlamps adjust automatically between low and high beams, so you don’t have to. Some of these features come standard on the Silverado 2500HD depending on trim level.
Colors to Match Your Taste and Style
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD comes in seven different standard colors, with two optional colors available as an upgrade. You can choose from Northsky Blue, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Oxford Brown Metallic. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, you can choose Iridescent Pearl Tricoat or Cajun Red Tintcoat, for a slight upgrade price. Whichever color you choose, you will truly be driving the most stylish heavy-duty truck on the road today. Chevrolet gives you form and function in the 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with comfort, safety, and dependability, all in an affordable heavy-duty truck.