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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

2018 MODEL

$36,340 - $49,640

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Overview

Silverado has been the lone standing, trust-worthy pick-up truck from Chevrolet. It’s the bread and butter workhorse for anyone who needs towing, moving or hauling and can even be a decent family car with that quite spacious double cab.

2500HD is an elder brother to Silverado 1500 with almost same design cues but being able to carry and haul much more. It comes with a standard 6-litre V8 petrol producing 360 horses and 380 lb-ft of torque and an optional 6.6-litre V8 diesel that does 445 hp and produces an earth pulling 910 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-250 poses a good fight to Silverado and is in fact one of the one pick-up to beat. Nissan Titan and RAM 2500 Tradesman are other competitors.

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Pros

Great driving characteristics

Solidly built

Good towing capability

Cons

Small rear view mirrors

Huge blind spots due to huge pillars

What's New?

My link 7-inch touch screen Infotainment system

Tire fill alert

Standard rear view camera


Features

Power

360 hp

380 torq

Engine

v8 cyl

6.0 disp

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

towing capacity

13000

0 to 60

7.4



Ratings

Exterior

5.5

Engine

5.5

Fuel Economy

6.7

Features

8.0

Safety

8.9

Interior

7.1

Driving

7.3

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab WT

WT

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$36,340 - $39,490

Configurations
WT 4dr 4x2 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
WT 4dr 4x2 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
WT 4dr 4x4 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
WT 4dr 4x4 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm

 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab LT

LT

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$41,100 - $44,640

Configurations
LT 4dr 4x2 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LT 4dr 4x2 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LT 4dr 4x4 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LT 4dr 4x4 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm

 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab LTZ

LTZ

Fuel: Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 6

$46,295 - $49,640

Configurations
LTZ 4dr 4x2 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LTZ 4dr 4x2 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LTZ 4dr 4x4 Double Cab SB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
LTZ 4dr 4x4 Double Cab LB (6L 8cyl 6AM)
Seating: 6 HP: 360-hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 380 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 14 days ago

7.0

Overall Rating


8.0/10
Features

 

5.5/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.1/10
Interior

 

5.5/10
Exterior

 

8.9/10
Safety

 
 
 

Ford F-250 poses a good fight to Silverado and is in fact one of the one pick-up to beat. Nissan Titan and RAM 2500 Tradesman are other competitors.

Features

8.0/10

Chevrolet offers a rather extensive range for what you can avail on Silverado 2500 HD. With Double Cab option there are only three trims available. Starting from $38,095 for WT.

Trims

WT

LT

LTZ

MSRP (2WD)

$38,095

$42,795

$48,095

MSRP (AWD)

$40,995

$46,195

$51,395

Featurs

 

All features of the WT plus:

All features of the LT plus:

High-strength, fully boxed steel frame

EZ Lift and Lower tailgate

Heated front leather-appointed seating

Handling/Trailering suspension

Cloth seating

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Durable vinyl or cloth seating

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial

Remote vehicle starter system

Duralife brake rotors

4.2-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center

Integrated trailer brake controller

Chevrolet MyLink system with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen

Chevrolet MyLink system with 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen

Trailering Equipment Package

Rear-vision camera

Body-color door handles, mirror caps and bodyside moldings

110-volt power outlet

Available in 2WD and 4x4 models

Automatic locking rear differential

Chevrolet Connected Services Trial and OnStar Safety & Security

Power-sliding rear window with defroster

 

Plan Coverage

Available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connection

Chrome door handles, mirror caps and bodyside moldings

we recommend ? 

Let us make easy for you here: For a utilitarian usage go for the basic WT and if the job also includes occasional family trips go for the LTZ variant with a better set-up and well-appointed equipment list.

Engine

5.5/10
“Heavy duty pickups like the Chevy Silverado HD have power like a ballistic missile. Unfortunately, they tend to ride and handle like them too.”–The Car Connection

Chevrolet offers 2018 Silverado with three engines all of them V8, which you can choose on the basis of the workload. There’s a gasoline 6-litre option producing 360 horses and 380 lb-ft. The same mill can be had with CNG which produces a lot less power at 301 horses and 333 lb-ft of torque. For the big jobs it has 6.6 litre Duramax diesel producing 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.

With standard gasoline engine and 2wd it has the capability to pull 14,500 pounds on the tow-hitch and 14,800 pounds on its fifth wheel/gooseneck. Duramax engine option has the further ability to make those numbers 20,000 and 23,000 pounds, respectively.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

MSRP

$38,095

$35,680

$36,745

$36,145

Engine

Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI

5.6-L DOHC 32-VALVE V8

6.2L 2-Valve SOHC EFI NA V8

5.7L V8 HEMI VVT

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

7-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

360 hp

390 hp

385 hp

383 hp

Torque

380 lb-ft

394 lb-ft

430 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

Ford F-250 is very potent option with new revised engine and body shell that’s made from aluminium. The only drawback is Ford doesn’t offer options like Chevrolet does on engines. RAM 2500 and Titan are just a little more powerful than Chevy here. But, Chevrolet still trumps here for us because no one comes even remotely close to the Duramax engine’s 910 lb-ft here.

Acceleration

Silverado 2500HD with 6.6-litre Duramax turbo-diesel pulls really well off the line. This engine option on the car can get sub-7 second times though it later feels sluggish in rev range. The standard version with 6-litre gasoline engine hits its 60 mph at 7.4 seconds. It is also very swift engine and can get to comfortable cruising speeds on freeway.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

0-60 MPH

7.4 sec

6.0 sec

8.5 sec

8.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.6 sec

14.9 sec

18.1 sec

17.2 sec

Engine

6.0L V8

5.6L

6.2L V8

5.7L V8

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

N/A

9.8

N/A

N/A

Nissan Titan surprises here with 6-second sprint to 60 mph, all the other trucks only follow and that’s because of the lower curb weight of 5521 pounds. Trailing by more than a second Silverado comes next here. The left ones: RAM 2500 and Ford F-250 both take around 8.5 seconds to reach 60. 

Braking

Brakes don’t provide enough feedback and hence don’t infuse any confidence. Under hard braking, the pedal depress right down till the floor which may create some heart-in-mouth moments. The braking distances are rather long and they feel very ordinary in city limits, in slow traffic and parking speeds they work just right.

Model

Chevy Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Brake Front(in)

13.9

13.7

14.3

14.2

Brake Rear(in)

14.1

13.5

14.3

14.1

Curb weight(lbs)

6242

5521

6060

6306

60-0 MPH (ft.)

138

133.8

140

135.5

RAM 2500 with the most curb weight here being still able to stop in 135.5 feet is no less a feat for truck. Titan is the best in stopping numbers and that’s because it has a much less of a weight to stop. Silverado stops in 138 ft which is just somewhere in between in the competition.

Ride & Handling

Truck is a little bouncy and unsure on hint of bumps and this is better in heavier version but in 2500 it tends to get irritating. As the truck is loaded up with heavy payload it feels much better in ride.

Silverado having such big size and such a great capability to steer is surprise. On slow speeds the truck is rather easy to maneuver but as it reaches higher speeds the body roll start to creep in. Steering with low ratio help in reducing the turning radius when in parking lots and tight spaces.

Fuel Economy

6.7/10

We haven't received the fuel economy details of model name Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Interior

7.1/10
“A spacious front seat, a straightforward interior layout, and a luxurious interior are big pluses for the Silverado HD.”Car and Driver

The interiors are basic and feels just good for a workaholic. Most of the space is covered in black plastics and is very bland. The interiors are still unchanged for 2018 and it’s getting long in tooth for Chevrolet. Even with such a drawback it still has rather good room inside that can seat not 4, not 5, but 6 comfortably.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

42.8/64.8/45.2

41.0/63.3/41.8

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.4/63.6/38.5

40.4/65.6/43.6

39.9/65.7/40.3

Sliverado being being a little tighter in size and dimension wise than Ford, still feels the roomiest inside when compared to all others. The stiff suspension is rather too crashy on smallest of undulations unless the truck hauls some serious payload. Ford and Titan can be great family cars with well-appointed interiors.

Infotainment System

Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment comes with either 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen both having some rather serious controls. Overall the system feels quite intuitive and has an attractive design layout.

Other features include:

  • 12-Volt charging outlets
  • 4 USB ports
  • Bose Audio
  • Real Time Weather
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Real Time Traffic report
  • Voice Recognition
  • Mobile Wi-Fi

Payload Capacity

The payload carrying capacity of Silverado is impressive at 3258 lbs. So basically, it does perform where a heavy-duty pick up needs to. With a comparatively lesser torque on the sheets it’s how Chevy uses its torque it is able to pull such a payload. The low down torque makes the Silverado takes it slice from the cake.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

capacity (lbs)

3258

1610

3940

2694

Ford with some important updates last year has pulled up the game and now has the ability of pulling a massive 3940 pounds of payload just blows water out of the competition. All the figures here are with standard engine option companies provide. We are still not talking about the Duramax turbo-diesel engine from Chevrolet that has 5,518 pounds as its payload rating.

Bed Dimensions

Pick-up is essentially called a pick-up with its long bed behind. Everyone now in the competition tries to stretch it to the limit the chassis can handle. Over years the bed options have increased and size is as expansive as it can get. Silverado with its double-cab still has left with 78.8 inches of bed length.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Bed Length (in.)

78.8

66.4

81.9

76.3

Bed Height (in.)

21.1

N/A

21.1

20.2

Bed Width (in.)

51.2

63.8

66.9

66.4

Titan doesn’t come close to anyone from America. Rest of them RAM, Ford and Chevrolet come close to each other with Ford leading them all with almost 82 inches of flat-bed length.

Maximum Towing capacity

Silverado steps ahead here and clearly tells us why it’s still the one of the top selling pickup trucks. A towing capacity of 13000 lbs and even more if it’s a gooseneck/fifth wheel tow.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

6.0L

5.6L

6.2L

5.7L

Weight (lbs)

13000

9400

12900

11520

Ford can tow more or less the same as Chevrolet here for what it can tow. Titan is far less than American brutes here with RAM somewhere tows somewhere in between because of its less refined 5.7L engine.

Exterior

5.5/10
“The Silverado HD is like a ’70s Schwarzenegger profile, with a square-jawed front end and muscly fender flares. A prominent hood scoop and its signature double-stacked headlights set off this monster’s physique.” –Car and Driver

The face of the truck is menacing and butch looking. The long kept, signature dual-step headlight still appears in its language and both ends are connected by centrally placed chrome surrounding the big Chevrolet bow-tie logo. The side profile of the truck is daunting and high.

Model

Chevy Silverado 2500 Double Cab

Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Ford F-250 Super Duty Super Crew

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

curb weight(lbs.)

6242

5521

6060

6306

Length(in)

239.5

228.1

250.0

237.4

Width(in)

80.5

79.5

80.0

79.5

Height(in)

78.2

75.4

78.3

76.9

Ground clearance(in)

9.6

8.3

8.5

6.1

Wheelbase(in)

153.7

139.8

160.0

149.0

Track width(in) F/R

68.8/68.8

N/A

67.2/67.2

66.4/66.4

Titan is the smallest in the pack here and almost feel conservative in front of such handsomely sized competition. Ford is the best sized here with 2018 updates its bigger end-to-end. Chevrolet and RAM stand almost the same with around 150 inch of wheelbase.

Safety

8.9/10
  • StabiliTrak
  • Proactive Roll Avoidance
  • Traction control
  • Electronic trailer sway control
  • Hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags Crew Cab
  • Single-stage frontal and thorax side-impact
  • Rear Vision Camera (Removed when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
  • Teen Driver mode
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert (does not apply to spare tire)

Competition

Vs. Nissan Titan

Nissan is the reliable Japanese counterpart to the American Heavy weights here. With its dimensions it’s more suitable as a family car with moderate usage of it as a utility vehicle. What impresses us is the re-assuring reliability it induces in you. So, it can make for a very good pick-up if its duties are just basic utility and family getaways. What also goes in favor of it is lighter weight which makes it eased out on fuel consumption.

The only thing that goes against the Titan is when it is considered as a heavy-duty workhorse. Which it is not and you should be rather looking out for a Ford and Chevrolet in this case.

Vs. RAM 2500

RAM has been long loved by the people because of its trust worthiness and what it provides in options and the list is long. Playing such an important role in pick-up market RAM now struggles here with a little-long-in-tooth Cummins derived diesel engine. Where Chevrolet and Ford has got ahead with their new and much more refined engines, RAM still has to step up.

Silverado is the no-brainer choice with as far as 3 engine and overall being better equipped than RAM.

Vs. Ford F-250 Super Duty

 Ford has been the leader when it comes to their F-range of pick-up trucks and with continuous improvements year-over-year. It still is able to be a deck above everyone in the pickup market. In some aspects it trumps Chevrolet like it’s a simple card game and we can probably tell to step in F-250 and drive-off.

But, Chevrolet covers the serious side of Heavy-Duty pickups, offering three engine options, hence different power options so you choose the best hauler that suits you. It depends how you want to use it as.

Final Verdict

Silverado 2500HD Double Cab is the work mammoth when it comes to heavy duties and with such engine options it impresses even further. Being able to tow, haul heavy and still carry 6 in its Double Cab in comfort, it is only a pro. This brute is a no-brainer buy if utility is your first concern and its family by the evening. On the other hand if this priority list is opposite we would suggest you to also visit a Ford Dealership.

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