2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The new face-lifted Silverado looks like it was made keeping Batmobile in mind. This updated Silverado comes with mechanical upgrades as well. When you run your eyes on the front-grille, you will notice that Chevy badge shouting Ka-Chow like Lightning McQueen.

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Pros

6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel variant

Lucid trim options

Best in class towing capacity

Cons

Clunky transmission

Average suspension for a heavy pickup truck

What's New?

Upgraded from head to toe.

Chrome grille is now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38100

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

364

horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

380 lbs.-ft @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front torsion suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.8/67.3

dimensions

wheelbase

133.6 in.

length

224.4 in.

width

80.1 in.

height

77.8 in.

curb weight

6065 lbs.

ground clearance

8.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

14500 lbs.

payload capacity

3410 lbs.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Cajun Red Tintcoat color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Graphite Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Ocean Blue Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Silver Ice Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Summit White color
Cajun Red Tintcoat

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck

Work Truck

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel
mpg
TBD

$38,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,100 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
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6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 3

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 16, 2019


Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has 3 big engines. First, you have a 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm. Then you have same 6.0L V8 mentioned above but it is CNG/LPG capable engine. A diesel engine is available and it's a gigantic 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Features

6.0/10

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has 4 trim levels. It starts from Silverado which is the base trim and goes all the way to the posh Denali trim. Silverado trim level retails at $40,195 for 2WD and $43,195 for 4WD. The ultra-posh top trim Denali starts at $57,795 for 2WD and $60,795 for 4WD. With every trim level, you get good number of configurations be it bed length, transmission and 3 engine options. A 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm.

Then you have same 6.0L V8 but it is CNG/LPG capable, a behemoth 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.

Trim

Silverado 2500HD 2WD

Silverado 2500HD 4WD

Silverado 2500HD LT

MSRP

$33,310

$36,265

$37,875

Key Features

High-capacity air cleaner Outside,

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with

Automatic locking rear differential

Digital Steering Assist Outside,

 

manual-adjustable Black mirrors

cruise and audio controls

power-adjustable, power-folding heated mirrors

 

Solar-absorbing glass Air conditioning

Remote Locking Tailgate

8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation Front and rear carpeted floor mats

 

Manual tilt steering column

High-capacity air cleaner

Remote Keyless Entry

 

7" diagonal GMC Infotainment System

Digital Steering Assist

 
 

6-speaker audio system

Air conditioning

 
   

Manual tilt steering column

 
   

6-speaker audio system

 

There are 6 optional packages that are available with Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. These are convenience Package, Silverado convenience plus package, 5th wheel prep package or as they say Gooseneck, Hitch Package, Protection Package and essential package.

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If youre looking for a trim which is loaded with creature comfort, LT trim suits most of your needs. With this trim you get the optional Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine giving you the best torque and towing capacity.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Engine

No matter the trim, all Silverado 2500HD trucks can be equipped with either a stout 6.0-liter V-8 that produces 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque or a diesel-drinking, turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8 with 445 horses and a tarmac-tearing 910 lb-ft.-CarandDriver

Engine & Transmission

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is an all-round truck with great performance and excellent capability. It has 3 engine options with choice of gasoline, CNG/LPG capability and Diesel engine. A 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm. Then you have same 6.0L V8 but it is CNG/LPG capable, a behemoth 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine option is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission to handle the immense torque.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

MSRP

$40,195

$39,595

$36,745

$36,145

Engine

6.0L l8

6.0L l8

6.2L l8

5.7L l8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

383 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

380 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

380 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

430 lb.-ft @ 3800 rpm

400 lb.-ft @ 4000 rpm

In comparison, Ford F-250 is the most powerful at 385 horses and 430-pound feet of torque. RAM 2500 comes in second at 383 horses and generating 400-pound feet of torque from its 5.7-Liter V8. All competitors have 6 speed automatic transmission. In terms of price, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is most expensive at $40,195 whereas RAM 2500 is the cheapest of the lot at $36,145.

Acceleration

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a 6.0L gasoline V8 engine which develops enough power to propel this truck to 60MPH in 7.5 seconds and clears the quarter mile 15.9 seconds. Pretty impressive figures for a heavy duty pick-up truck.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

0-60 MPH

7.5 sec

7.5 sec

8.5 sec

8.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.9 sec

15.9 sec

18.1 sec

17.2 sec

Engine

6.0L

6.0L

6.2L

5.7L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In comparison, GMC and Chevy are the fastest to 60 MPH and quarter mile with times of 7.5 seconds and 15.9 seconds respectively. RAM 2500 comes last with a time of 8.8 seconds in 0-60 MPH run but comes third in quarter mile with a time of 17.2 seconds. Ford F-250 comes last in quarter mile time of 18.1 seconds but takes 8.5 seconds from 0-60 MPH.

Ride & Handling

2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a well-built truck with some good-looking spec sheet. Cornering is not something you would love to do with this vehicle as the amount body-roll plagued in this truck can be fatal mostly due to the height of this vehicle.

These vehicles are designed for new and progressive generation that sees this vehicle as a lifestyle and not like an average Joe vehicle. The transmission is smooth and performs reasonable well.

Braking

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has 13.8 ventilated discs in the front and 14.1 ventilated discs in the back. It weighs in at 6,242 pounds and takes about 138 feet to stop from 60 MPH.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

13.8

14.3

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

14.1

14.1

14.3

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

6,242

6,242

6,060

6,306

60-0 MPH (ft.)

138

138

140

135.5

In comparison, Ford F-250 super duty has bigger brakes at 14.3 inches in both front and rear but has a dismal stopping distance of 140 feet. It is also the lightest truck at 6,060 pounds. RAM 2500 is the heaviest at 6,306 pounds but has the best stopping distance at 135.5 feet. Chevrolet and GMC are twins that's why they are equal in every respect.

Towing Capacity

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD version can tow up to 18,100 pounds but here we are testing 2WD version which can pull 13,000 pounds. That's really good considering the fact its not 4WD.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Maximum Towing Capacity

13000 lbs.

13000 lbs.

12900 lbs.

11520 lbs.

In comparison, Chevrolet and GMC have equal towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, the best in segment. Ford F-250 Superduty has a towing capacity of 12,900 pounds which is pretty good considering it is the lightest truck in the segment. Ram 2500 has the least towing capacity of 11,520 pounds.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Fuel Economy

Heavy duty pick-up trucks have very high fuel consumption that is why they are not rated for fuel economy.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Interior

7.5/10

While it might not be the most luxurious vehicle in the class, this 2500HD has a totally livable interior. The overall design is dated, but the materials quality is sufficient.-Edmunds

Seating & Comfort

2019 GMC 2500HD has good interior comfort. With regular updates every year, the interior gets little Knick knack changes. These trucks can take up to 6 passengers and offer list of endless features which keep everyone at ease. The tall stance and long wheelbase provides ample amount of headroom and legroom.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42.8/64.8/45.2

42.8/64.8/45.2

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

With 42.8 inches of headroom and 45.2 inches legroom, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Chevrolet 2500HD are the best among competition. Ford F-250 Superduty has best shoulder room, be it front and rear at 66.7 inches and 65.6 inches respectively. At the rear, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD have best headroom 40.5 inches.

Cargo Capacity

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a big bed which has massive cargo volume of 61 cu. Ft. It is enough to carry large suitcases when on a trip or heavy equipment when youre on work.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

61.0

61.0

65.4

57.5

In comparison, Ford F-250 Superduty has the best cargo volume of 65.4 cu. ft, GMC and Chevy have the same cargo volume of 61 cu. Ft. RAM 2500, due to its small exterior dimensions than competition, has the least cargo volume of 57.5 cu. Ft.

Infotainment System

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a 7-inch infotainment system. The touchscreen is really intuitive and easy to use Voice-activated technology comes standard which helps in keeping the hands more at the steering column than on the screen. Rest it has host of features such as Apple car play, android auto, Bluetooth streaming etc.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Exterior

Dimension & Weight

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is 239.5 inches in length, 80.5 inches in width and 78.2 inches in height. Wheelbase of 153.7 inches opens up a lot of room for passengers inside the cabin. A good ground clearance of 9.6 inches gives it easy clearance over road undulations and a massive advantage over any terrain.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Curb weight (lbs.)

6,242

6,242

6,060

6,306

Length(in)

239.5

239.5

250.0

237.4

Width(in)

80.5

80.5

80.0

79.5

Height(in)

78.2

78.2

78.3

76.9

Ground clearance (in)

9.6

9.6

8.5

6.1

Wheelbase (in)

153.7

153.7

160.0

149.0

Track width (in) F/R

68.8/68.8

68.8/68.8

67.2/67.2

66.4/66.4

In comparison, Ford F-250 Superduty is longest at 250 inches and has the largest wheelbase at 160 inches. Such wheelbase provides superb space inside the cabin. GMC and Chevrolet are widest at 80.5 inches and have really good cabin space. RAM 2500 is the heaviest and smallest in the segment. RAM also doesnt have room inside the cabin as competitors.

Towing Capacity

GMC might not be a comfortable or a luxurious truck (Apart from the Denali trim) but it sure does know how to handle a hard hitting. With best-in-class towing capacity, Silverado proves it mettle in the heavy-duty segment and builds a rugged rapport against its competitors.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

6.0L

6.0L

6.2L

5.7L

Weight (lbs)

13000

13000

12900

11520

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Safety

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD gets some really good safety technologies which makes this truck a safe bet when youre carrying loved ones. Some of the features are: -

  • 6 air bags
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Competition

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs GMC Sierra 2500HD

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are identical twins. They share almost equal exterior dimensions, engine and performance, seating and comfort, cargo space etc. They are exactly the same, just the exterior is a little different and come under different company logos. Both can tow massive amounts of loads and are very capable. The only difference is $1,000 between these two.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs Ford F-350

Ford has been producing the best-selling heavy-duty pickup trucks since decades. Ford F-350 has got a cyborg look and looks a truck that can be a transformer. Ford has some serious pedigree and heritage that proves its mettle. With an exhaustive list of safety tech, creature comfort features, it is superior to Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in most areas. The Acceleration department is the only place where the latter exceeds but nobody buys these trucks for drag strips.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs Ram 2500HD

RAM 2500HD is a really good competition to Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD but only in terms of price and engine performance. In other spheres, GMC has a solid lead over RAM. RAM does have really good interior quality but the in terms of space inside the cabin GMC is a notch above. RAM also lags behind in towing capacity, exterior dimensions etc. Reliability might raise a question as RAM is better than GMC in after sales and longevity.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Final Verdict

If Ram is the Hulk of the pickup trucks then Silverado is the Thor. With everything next to perfect this vehicle does justice to the bare-bone work truck concept. There are very few things you will hate about this truck as most of the things inside it is very much satisfactory.