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Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 side view

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

  • Huge power from gas or diesel engines
  • Excellent payload and towing capability
  • Spacious interior
  • Wide roof pillars reduce visibility
  • Small standard exterior mirrors
  • Upper trim levels are costly
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats3 - 6
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption-
  • Highway consumption-
  • Width2035 - 2045 mm
  • Length5699 - 6563 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2015 - present is available in 4 trims:

WT trim features and specs

Available with the WT trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the WT trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the WT trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the WT trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
1 engine is available with the WT trim:
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

High Country trim features and specs

Available with the High Country trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
1 engine is available with the High Country trim:
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Spare wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LT trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
1 engine is available with the LT trim:
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

LTZ trim features and specs

Available with the LTZ trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
1 engine is available with the LTZ trim:
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

Overview of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Learn about the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Summary

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is a heavy-duty truck designed for hauling big loads and riding on rough terrain, made possible by its specially tuned suspension and powerful engine. The V8 engine, available in gasoline or diesel, has an impressive towing capacity, up to 15,400 lbs in the newer generations, giving hard-working tradespeople all the power they need. You can choose from a standard or long-length cargo box, made from durable steel to handle whatever you throw at it. The spacious cab, available in two sizes, has room to seat six, so you can bring the whole family along for the adventure.

Safety

You'll feel secure on your drive to work and while hauling heavy loads in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500, with its standard six airbags, stability control system and traction control. Rear-vision cameras were introduced first as upgrade options, then as standard on 2017+ models, so you can easily see what's behind you—this is ideal for hooking up trailers. Some drivers find the wide roof pillars reduce visibility when checking blinds spots and reversing. This downside is perhaps offset by the other safety features included:

  • Front and Rear Park Assist to help guide you in those cramped spaces
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning to stop you from drifting out of your lane

Older models from 2007 came standard with anti-lock brakes, which keeps the wheels from locking and skidding, as well as a tire-pressure monitoring system. While these features are minimal compared to other vehicles in its class, a Safety Package was available at the time with rear park assist. 

Interior

On newer models, like the 2018, standard remote start will make your drive more comfortable, so you don't have to go outside to warm up the car. Front-heated seats are another plus when it's cold, and dual-zone automatic climate control for the front provides optimal temperature year round. Power windows are standard on newer models. Additionally, split bench seats in the front and back help make the most of your space, with the rear ones folding 60/40 for added practicality. 

The Silverado's power-adjustable, power-folding heated mirrors have a built-in turn signal indicator. They provide a good rear view, though they have been called smaller than those on other trucks in its class. The basic Work trim on older models from 2008 came standard with vinyl seating, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat and a tilt steering wheel for the driver to easily adjust, while keyless entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel was available with the LT trim. 

Technology

The newest 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 comes with:

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth® 
  • 8" diagonal colour touchscreen
  • USB port 
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™ 
  • myChevrolet® Mobile App

Tech lovers can also opt for built-in hotspot capability (data plan required) and a 9.2-inch Blu-Ray/DVD player, perfect for keeping the kids happy on long trips.

You can find an older 2009 model with a CD player and satellite radio. With the LTZ trim, drivers enjoyed some more advanced features, such as Bluetooth, rear audio controls and a high-quality Bose speaker.

Space

You can stretch out in the spacious interior, which offers around 45 inches of legroom in the front. Rear legroom is just under 41 inches for the long box and nearly 35 inches for the standard box. If you need more space to stretch out, the box length and cab size can both be customized—though, this can quickly become costly.

Comfort

Driving on uneven terrain is no problem for the Silverado 2500 with its high-performance suspension. The cabin is quiet thanks to sound-deadening materials and inlaid, triple-sealed doors. Cargo length for the long box is about 98 inches and 79 inches for the standard box. Both the Duramax® 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 and the Vortec 6.0L gasoline V8 engines provide tremendous power and make towing heavy payloads a breeze.

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The available Duramax® 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 upgrade for the Chevy 2500 gives you a total towing capacity of 15,400 pounds. Other generations and engines vary.

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is a 3/4-tonne heavy-duty truck. If you're looking for a one-tonne truck in this family, you need the 3500.

The weight classes for Chevrolet Silverado are 1500, 2500 and 3500. The 1500 is a 1/2-tonne truck, the 2500 is a 3/4 tonne, and the 3500 is a 1 tonne.

Most Silverados are made in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Four-door crew cab versions are made at GM's assembly plant in Silao, Mexico.

The standard Vortec™ 6.0L gasoline V8 can tow up to 14,500 pounds. If you need more towing capacity, the Duramax® 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 has a max trailering of 15,400 pounds.