2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2020 MODEL
$38,400 - $59,000

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Vikram Gupta Content Writer Updated on: November 13, 2019


Chevy Silverado's reputation for being simultaneously tough yet refined has earned them a well-deserved loyalty among many owners. Chevrolet has some great trucks in its lineup of trucks and has a decent after among the majority who search for trucks with incredible towing limit or payload limit. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is the second truck in a rising request of Chevrolet's line up of Trucks beginning from the 1500HD.

Americans like big things and there’s no bigger thing on four wheels than the redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HDBeginning at $39,595 for the base 2WD Work Truck Trim and $42,495 for the base 4WD Work Truck trim, Chevrolet has prepared the 2020 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab with plenty of treats and highlights that make it overpowering to look at for buyers in the post of a Truck.

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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?

Regular Cab 2500 is now discontinued


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38400

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

364 cu.in.

horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

380 lbs.-ft @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

68.8/67.3

dimensions

wheelbase

153.7 in.

length

239.5 in.

width

80.5 in.

height

78.3 in.

curb weight

6242 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

13000 lbs.

payload capacity

3233 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Cajun Red Tintcoat color  2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Dark Graphite Metallic color  2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Ocean Blue Metallic color  2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Silver Ice Metallic color  2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in Summit White color
Cajun Red Tintcoat

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck

Work Truck

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

$38,400 - $41,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,400 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,600 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,300 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,500 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT

LT

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

$43,700 - $47,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $43,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,000 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $47,200 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
LT 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $43,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ

LTZ

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

$49,500 - $52,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LTZ 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $49,500 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $52,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $52,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
LTZ 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $49,700 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country

High Country

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

$55,900 - $59,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $59,000 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
High Country 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $55,900 MSRP TBD 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V-8, flex-fuel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


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.


 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Features

The 2020 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. The 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 a good number of configurations to 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 the 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

The 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.

We recommend

If you're looking for a trim that 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.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"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

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is an all-round truck with great performance and excellent capability. It has 3 engine options with a 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 the 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 Crew 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, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is the most expensive at $40,195 whereas RAM 2500 is the cheapest of the lot at $36,145.

Acceleration

2020 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 Crew 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 a quarter-mile time of 18.1 seconds but takes 8.5 seconds from 0-60 MPH.

Ride & Handling

2020 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 of body-roll plagued in this truck can be fatal mostly due to the height of this vehicle. The steering is well-weighted and provides stability when cruising straight, but it's hard to judge what the tires are doing around turns. 

These vehicles are designed for a new and progressive generation that sees this vehicle as a lifestyle and not like an average Joe vehicle. The transmission is smooth and performs reasonably well. The Silverado 2500 HD is even bigger than the outgoing version, adding nearly 3 inches of overall interior space in crew cab models. Rear seat riders benefit with nearly 3 inches of additional leg room than the outgoing version

Braking

2020 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. These brakes don't inspire much confidence. Under hard braking, the pedal can go all the way to the floor.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew 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.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Heavy-duty pick-up trucks have very high fuel consumption that is why they are not rated for fuel economy.  Most of the government organizations do not rate the trucks for their efficiency, because they are meant to be workhorses, not fuel-efficient vehicles. 

2020 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

2020 GMC 2500HD has good interior comfort. With Crew updates every year, the interior gets little knick-knack changes. These trucks can take up to 6 passengers and offer a list of endless features that keep everyone at ease. The tall stance and long wheelbase provide ample amount of headroom and legroom. You'll find big, well-bolstered and comfortable seats no matter which seating position you're in. The seats are wide with sufficient contours to hold you in place, and they provide great road-trip comfort.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

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

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

With 42.8 inches of headroom and 45.2 inches legroom, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Chevrolet 2500HD are the best among the competition. Ford F-250 Superduty has the 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 the best headroom 40.5 inches.

Cargo Capacity

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a big bed that has a massive cargo volume of 61 cu. Ft. It is enough to carry large suitcases when on a trip or heavy equipment when you're on work.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

GMC Sierra 2500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew 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 the 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 a host of features such as Apple car play, android auto, Bluetooth streaming, etc.

 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Exterior

7.0/10

"Gone for the next generation in favor of brash styling, cherish the business-like looks of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD while they last."

If anyone wanted to create a statue representing the finest in American manufacturing, just putting a 2020 Silverado HD on a pedestal would be sufficiently monumental. It’s big and impressive, yet also coherent, with justification for every shape and dimension, especially details like the air intake in the hood of the diesel version. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is 239.5 inches in length, 80.5 inches in width and 78.2 inches in height. The 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 Crew 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 a 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. Also, RAM also doesn't 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

In comparison, Chevrolet and GMC have an equal towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, the best in the 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.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Safety

7.0/10

The outgoing model earned four stars from the NHTSA, with a perfect five-star rating in side crash testing, but a middling three-star rating for front crash safety. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD gets some really good safety technologies that make this truck a safe bet when you're carrying loved ones. Some of the features are: -

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

 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Competition

8.0/10

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 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 for 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.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Final Verdict

If Ram is the affordable workhorse for the masses, Silverado is the upmarket-ish and a little premium package. The generation change of the Silverado has given the platform a new life. It is better, lighter, powerful. 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 are great and it makes it a pretty good package.