Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Silverado 2500HD

Chevy-Silverado-1500-vs.-Silverado-2500HDHouston drivers in the market for a powerful, capable pickup truck will almost certainly come across the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado has made a name for itself as being tough, rugged, and fun to drive. Silverado is available in a few different configurations, two of which are the light-duty 1500 and the heavy duty 2500. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two.

Chevy Silverado 1500

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with a few different options. Some of these variations include regular, double, or crew cabs; 2 or 4-wheel drive; 6.5ft bed (standard), short 5.5ft. bed, and long 8-ft. bed. The Silverado 1500 also comes in 6 different trim levels AND a few engine options as well:

  • 4.3-liter V6 engine with 285-hp and 305 lb-ft of torque (standard)
  • 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355-hp and 383 lb-ft of torque (standard on LTZ, and optional on all others)
  • 6.2-liter V8 engine that boasts 420-hp and 460 lb-ft of torque (optional)

Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is offered in three different trim levels, regular or crew cab, 2 or 4-wheel drive, and standard or long bed. The Silverado 2500HD provides two engine choices:

  • 6.0-liter V8 engine makes 360-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque (standard)
  • 6.6-liter diesel V8 engine boasts 397-hp and 765 lb-ft of torque (available)

The Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,000 lbs. so it is certainly not lacking in power. However, if you need to haul even bigger loads then the 2500HD can haul up to 17,800 lbs.!

No matter what you are looking for in a full size pickup, you will find it with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. Come to Davis Chevrolet to check out our selection of Silverados in person. We would love to put you in one today!