The 2500 and 3500 come with a 6.0L V8 engine standard, though a 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 is available. All Silverados come with a heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2500 and 3500 can be had as either an extended or crew cab, with a standard or long bed and with either a two- or 4-wheel-drive configuration. Dual rear wheels are available on some models, and those can be had with a regular cab. There are three trim levels: WT, LT and LTZ as well as a special edition "High Country" model.
The standard engine is a 6.0L V8 engine that is capable of 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. It can also be ordered to run on compressed natural gas. A 6.6L turbo-diesel engine capable of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque is also available. When equipped correctly, a 3500HD is capable of towing up to 23,000 pounds.
In addition to the stiff frame, heavy-duty front and rear suspension systems provide incredible strength on 4-wheel-drive models. Now rated at 6,000 pounds, all 4-wheel-drive front suspension systems can easily support a snow plow when properly equipped. The 2500 utilizes two-stage leaf springs in the rear, while the 3500 makes use of 3-stage springs.
Some standard features cross all Silverado lines, such as driver and passenger air bags, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring. GM's OnStar system is standard on the LT trim and better. Like most GM vehicles on which it's equipped, OnStar offers crash response, roadside assistance and remote door unlock services. There are two suspension packages available for the 2500: the standard Z85 handling and trailering suspension and the Z71 off-road package, which adds high-performance shocks and a bigger stabilizer bar.
Equipment availability is dependent on trim. Pretty much anything available in a pickup is available on a Silverado--power everything, remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, privacy glass, bed liner, front tow hooks and chrome or aluminum wheels. Navigation is available, as is rear-seat entertainment for the crew cab models. Heated power seats are available, along with cruise control, sunroof and a rear window defogger.
High-tech touches such as a rearview camera and rear parking assist are available as well. An MP3-compatible stereo with XM satellite radio is standard on many models. A high-performance Bose system with USB interface is available.
Superior Heavy-duty Towing And Hauling Capability
Powerful Engine Lineup
Wide Variety Of Configurations
Available 4-wheel Drive
Ahead of a reported redesign for 2020, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD remain mostly unchanged. Regular-cab models have been discontinued, however, and a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior paint is new. A Buildout Edition is available on LTZ trims. It includes special badging and decals, chrome accents, a bedliner, and front and rear park assist.
The Silverado range is always one of GM's biggest sellers. This means GM is always endeavoring to innovate and continue to improve the truck's design. The result, however, is that whether hauling equipment to a job site, working a farm or towing a boat, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 are designed for toughest jobs, and they are some of the best-designed trucks available from any manufacturer. Made in either short- or long-bed form, with two- or 4-wheel drive, optional dual rear wheels and with a choice of several impressively powerful engines, the Silverado can be set up do just about anything asked of it.
Engine, Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI, E85- compatible, FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (360 hp [268.4 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 380 lb-ft of torque [515.0 N-m] @ 4200 rpm) (Does not include E85 capability with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode. Includes Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking (Requires (L96) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine or (LC8) 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous CNG/LPG capable engine.)
Rear axle, 4.10 ratio (Requires (L96) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine or (LC8) 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous CNG/LPG capable engine.)
GVWR, 11,000 lbs. (4990 kg) with single rear wheels (Requires K35943. Not available with (L5P) Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.)
Air cleaner, high-capacity
Transfer case, with floor-mounted shifter (Included with 4WD models only.)
Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
Four wheel drive
Trailering equipment Trailering hitch platform 2.5" with a 2.0" insert for HD, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector to hook up parking lamps, backup lamps, right and left turn signals, an electric brake lead, battery and a ground, The trailer connector also includes the 4-way for use on trailers without brakes - park, brake/turn lamps (Will be deleted if (ZW9) pickup box delete or (9J4) rear bumper delete is ordered.)
Battery, heavy-duty 720 cold-cranking amps/80 Amp-hr maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
Alternator, 150 amps
Trailer brake controller, integrated (If (ZW9) pickup box delete or (9J4) rear bumper delete is ordered (JL1) trailer brake controller is deleted and available to order as a free flow option.)
Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted, black
Frame, fully-boxed, hydroformed front section
Suspension Package, Standard includes 51mm twin tube shock absorbers and 33mm front stabilizer bar
Chassis, single rear wheel
Steering, Recirculating ball with smart flow power steering system
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with DuraLife brake rotors (Requires single rear wheels.)
Capless Fuel Fill (Gas engine only. Not available with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe
Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) painted steel includes 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) steel spare wheel. Spare not included with (ZW9) pickup box delete unless a spare tire is ordered. (Requires single rear wheels, (QGM) LT265/70R18E all-terrain, blackwall tires or (QWF) LT265/70R18E all-season, blackwall tires.)
Tires, LT265/70R18E all-season, blackwall (Requires single rear wheels.)
Wheel, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) full-size, steel spare. Spare not included with (ZW9) pickup box delete unless a spare tire is ordered. (Requires single rear wheels. Included with (E63) pickup box. Available to order when (ZW9) pick-up box delete is ordered.)
Tire carrier lock keyed cylinder lock that utilizes same key as ignition and door (Not included when (ZW9) pickup box delete or (9J4) rear bumper delete is ordered.)
Bumper, front chrome
Bumper, rear chrome with bumper CornerSteps
CornerStep, rear bumper
Grille, chrome with chrome mesh insert
Grille surround, chrome
Headlamps, halogen projector-beam
Lamps, cargo area, cab mounted with switch on center switch bank
Mirrors, outside high-visibility vertical trailering, Black with manual folding and extension and lower convex spotter glass
Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
Door handles, Black
Tailgate and bed rail protection caps, top
Tailgate, locking, utilizes same key as ignition and door (Not available with (AQQ) Remote Keyless Entry.)
Audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment System with 7" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones.
6-speaker audio system
Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and front passenger recline with outboard head restraints and center fold-down armrest with storage. Vinyl has fixed lumbar and cloth has manually adjustable driver lumbar. (Upgradeable to (AZ3) front 40/20/40 split-bench seat.)
Instrumentation, 6-gauge cluster featuring speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer, voltage and oil pressure
Driver Information Center 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display, provides warning messages and basic vehicle information
Windows, power with driver express up and down and express down on all other windows
Door locks, power
Cruise control, steering wheel-mounted
Air conditioning, single-zone
Assist handle, front passenger and driver on A-pillars
StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
Airbags, Single-stage frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger (Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar, delete also deletes driver information center compass.
Rear Vision Camera (Removed when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Teen Driver configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report card gives you information on driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver