Chevrolet Silverado HD
STATUS: New for 2020 - Chevrolet's 2500- and 3500-series heavy-duty trucks are intended to be hard working commercial rigs. That's why the stuff they haul is called "payload," since many buyers count on these trucks for their livelihoods. The latest Silverado HD is new from the ground up, including humongous grilles attached to larger bodies that are the very definition of in-your-face styling. The usual assortment of cabs is available, including the double-cab with rear doors that are hinged at the front. As well, both 66-inch and 96-inch cargo boxes can be had. The new base 6.6-liter V-8 is rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, which is up from the previous 6.0-liter V-8's 360/380 numbers. It works through a six-speed automatic transmission. A 10-speed automatic is employed with the returning 6.6-liter turbo-diesel that puts out 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet. Expect to pay about $10,000 more for the diesel option. The HD 3500's maximum towing capacity is 35,500 pounds, while the 2500-series max rating is 18,500 pounds. Of course there are a wide variety of trim levels and content choices available, culminating with High Country that's literally brimming with over-the-top luxury.
Base price (incl. destination): $39,900
Type: Three-quarter (2500) and one-ton (3500) pickups
Engines (h.p.): 6.6-liter V-8 (401); 6.6-liter V-8, turbo-diesel (445)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic; 10-speed automatic (turbo-diesel)
Layout: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway): n/aBase weight (lb.): 6,100