Highly capable; impressive towing and hauling capabilities; huge engines; new interior offers class-leading equipment and passenger space
After a major redesign last year, the Silverado 2500HD sees only minor updates for 2016, including a new wireless-device charging system, HD Radio and a revised IntelliLink infotainment system. See the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD models for sale near you
There are too many trim levels and configurations to pick a Silverado 2500HD model that stands out above the rest. Instead, we suggest choosing the pickup that best suits your needs. For example, shoppers looking to tow large trailers will want the 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine. Drivers who need to cart around the whole family will want a crew cab. And those who want luxury will want a high-end LTZ or High Country model. If it were us choosing a Silverado 2500HD, we'd opt for the diesel because it's just so capable, and we'd skip the base-level Work Truck model, since its sparse options might make it hard to sell. But the Silverado's wide range of configurations means there's something for everyone. Find a Chevrolet Silevrado 2500HD for sale
The 2016 Silverado 2500HD comes in many different body styles, trim levels and configurations. Drivers can choose from regular cab, crew cab and extended cab, as well as regular and long beds, gas or diesel engines and 2- or 4-wheel drive.
When it comes to trim levels, the Silverado 2500HD offers four: the base-level Work Truck, the midlevel LT, a high-end LTZ and the top-of-the-line Silverado High Country.
The Work Truck ($34,200) is designed for basic jobsite transportation, and as such, it doesn't offer much. There's an AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary port (but no CD player), vinyl seating, air conditioning and little else. It's so basic that items most drivers take for granted, such as keyless entry and power mirrors, aren't even standard.
Next up is the LT ($38,500), which includes a much more generous list of standard equipment. There are power mirrors, for example, and tinted glass. Silverado 2500HD LT models also include alloy wheels, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, a CD player, OnStar and satellite radio.
Above that is the LTZ ($46,500), which adds luxuries such as an automatic locking rear differential, fog lights, power-folding mirrors, larger alloy wheels, chrome trim, a larger center touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a reversing camera.
Topping the range is the High Country ($54,800), which is similar to GMC's Denali trim and only comes on crew-cab models. The High Country adds primarily appearance upgrades, including 20-inch alloy wheels, body-colored bumpers, chrome side steps, full-leather front bucket seats, carpeted floor mats, special trim and a unique interior design with a center console. It also adds a navigation system, a Bose sound system, front and rear park assist, and the new-for-2016 wireless charging system.
When it comes to options, the Silverado 2500HD offers the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, power adjustable pedals, front and rear park assist, a heavy-duty trailer package and 4-wheel drive. Optional safety features include forward-collision alert and a lane-departure warning system that vibrates the driver's seat if the truck starts to drift from its lane.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles HD Duramax Diesel|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles HD Duramax Diesel|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits|
2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD -- The highly similar Sierra 2500HD is worth a look, especially if you prefer the GMC's slightly revised styling. Even if you don't, check out the Sierra to see if you can get a better deal.
2016 RAM 2500 HD -- The heavy-duty RAM offers impressive capabilities, especially given its self-leveling suspension, available manual transmission and optional torquey 6.7-liter engine. But the RAM's cabin can't touch the interior in the latest heavy-duty Silverado.
2016 Ford F-250 -- Now outclassed by RAM and Chevrolet, the F-250 is due for a redesign of its own. It's still highly capable, though, and its older design may mean that a discount is more likely.