The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has been completely redesigned for the 2020 model year. If you are looking for a truck that can handle any job, a truck that can nearly move mountains, then the Silverado 2500 should be at the top of your list. The new redesign brings upgraded powertrains, a stronger chassis, best-in-class tow ratings, and new and exciting technology. While previous generations were more-than-capable trucks, the recent generation of the heavy-duty Silverado sets the bar high for the rest of the segment, offering capability that some truck owners will never approach in their day-to-day chores. But having the capability, just in case, is the point, because you never know when you will need it. With the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, you know you have the ability—be it payload or towing—to get any job done.
The recent generation Silverado 2500 can tow up to 18,510 pounds, and the one-ton model, the Silverado 3500, can tow up to 35,500 pounds. So, you know Chevy is serious about towing. And while these numbers are impressive and more than you will most likely ever need, the best part might be the Silverado’s new trailering technology. For a truly hassle-free towing experience, the latest cutting-edge technology makes trailering easier than ever with its “transparent trailer” feature that lets you see through the trailer. All of this makes for a more stable and confident trailering experience. If you need a job-site ready truck, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is the workhouse for you.
Additionally, with two powertrain options and five trims, you are sure to find a model that fits your lifestyle and work needs. Ranging from the work truck model for budget-conscious buyers to the luxury-minded High Country, it’s easy to find a Silverado model explicitly designed for your needs both on and off the job. And with choices like a refined Duramax diesel powertrain and a robust Z71 off-road package, there is no truck on the market as exciting as the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.
When most buyers are looking to purchase a heavy-duty truck, they are looking for something with power. Performance is always going to be one of the number one factors in a truck purchase. With that said, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD does not disappoint.
With two big engines to choose from, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD gives you the option to take on any job. You will not find more standard torque in the segment, as the gas engine’s 464 lb-ft of torque beats all standard engines, and the available diesel blows away the competition where it really counts—built to tow heavy and tow often. Whether you are looking to tow your boat to the lake or a travel trailer across the country, the Chevy Silverado 2500 has an option for you.
The standard engine is new for the 2020 model year, and it’s a good one. Chevy has replaced the 6.0-liter Vortec engine from last year’s model with a 6.6-liter V8 that makes 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. This engine provides more than enough power for most people and is a great option and great value as the standard engine. Improvements have also been made to the Silverado’s axles, prop shaft, and U-joint, which allow for greater loads, further enhancing the Silverado’s capability. If you are not sure, you need the kind of earth-moving power the diesel powertrain offers, sticking with the standard gas powertrain is a great choice, as you will have more than enough power for most jobs. After all, even with the standard powertrain, you can now tow up to 17,370 pounds when properly equipped.
The other engine option, the 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8, brings impressive performance numbers—numbers we haven’t seen before—to the conversation. No other truck in the segment can match the combination of engineering and sheer muscle that the Silverado brings to the table.
The 6.6-liter turbodiesel makes an astounding 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. These are serious performance numbers, but how do they translate to the job site? This engine maxes out the Silverado’s towing capability at 18,500 pounds when fully equipped, and it is an engine that is built to tow heavy and often. Paired with a new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, this is the powertrain that can take on any mountain pass with ease. You might not even know you are towing, regardless of the grade, and its exhaust-braking system, when heading downhill, is invaluable, saving your brakes and giving you peace of mind when towing heavy.
There is no denying the fact that, along with performance, the interior of a truck is a making or breaking point for purchase. Staying comfortable, entertained, and having enough space for your things is always important in a vehicle. Luckily, Chevrolet had all of those things in mind when designing the 2020 Silverado 2500 HD.
Depending on which cab configuration you choose, the Silverado 2500 can seat up to six passengers, as it comes in a variety of models. There is a regular cab model, a crew cab and a double cab, so you will be sure to have enough room for your friends and family. Plus, you will have plenty of room for storage. With segment-first rear in-seatback storage compartments and 24-liter compartments under the rear seat, you’ll have lots of room for your gear or road trips with the family. Whether you are looking for a stripped-down work truck or a loaded crew cab to double as a family hauler, the possibilities are endless.
Standard technology features on the 2020 Silverado 2500 include a 7-inch infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while upper trims bring ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and much more. While the base model brings lots of value, it’s hard to resist features such as an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Bose audio, high-intensity headlights, power tailgate, and ventilated front seats, among other impressive features offered on the Silverado.
Beyond the standard technology, the interior of the Silverado HD strikes a balance with the right mix of functionality and comfort. An available 15-inch head-up display projects speed, navigation, and active safety alerts onto your windshield to keep you engaged and your eyes on the road. And with all of the tech you need to stay connected, such as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless charging pad, streaming music apps, and up to six USB data ports, the Silverado 2500 is ready for any adventure.
Over anything else, safety is the most important part of a vehicle. Nothing else matters if you cannot get where you are going safely. And whether you are driving your truck all over the county for work or taking your family on vacation, the 2020 Silverado 2500 offers many safety features to keep you confident on the road.
Safety features include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. You will also find stability control, traction control, a collision warning system, as well as a lane departure warning system and parental control system. While all of these are essential safety features, the most important might be the advanced trailering system. If you are in the market for a heavy-duty truck, you are probably looking for a truck for towing, and the Silverado’s advanced trailering technology makes this easier and safer than ever.
The Silverado also offers more camera views than any other competitor. With 15 camera views, not only will you be able to see through whatever you’re towing for improved safety on the road, you will have a much easier time getting hitched up and maneuvering into tight spaces. Chevy has taken the hassle out of trailering with this system and greatly improved on-road safety when towing.
From a rear camera mirror to an industry-first buckle-to-drive feature for teen drivers, Chevy has clearly prioritized your family’s safety. Whether you are changing lanes, towing heavy, or have a teenager learning how to drive, there is no safer truck on the road.