Which Chevy Silverado HD Truck is Right for You: 2500 vs. 3500
If you’re in the market for a powerful heavy-duty pickup truck that has large towing and payload capabilities, look no further. Here at Jerry Seiner Chevrolet in Salt Lake City, UT, we have two impressive Chevy HD trucks for you — the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 3500HD. The two trucks are very similar, have insane amounts of power, and are good for just about any line of work, but there are a few differences that might determine which of these trucks is the right choice for you.
Silverado HD Looks & Size
When it comes to size, both trucks run similar in overall vehicle dimensions. The Silverado 2500HD comes in crew cab with a standard bed (80.2 in) or a long truck bed (96.3 in) option. Front head- and legroom in both trucks run the same, with 43.03 inches of front headroom and 44.53 inches of Front legroom in both. Similarly to the 2500HD, the Silverado 3500HD comes in a crew cab with a standard or long bed, or the 3500 is also available with single or dual-rear-wheel configurations for a little extra endurance. As you can see, there is a spacious amount of room in both trucks, and the 2500 and 3500 both offer large amounts of truck bed space.
Silverado HD Towing & Payload Capabilities
Whichever truck you choose, both are high performing and can handle quite a lot of towing or payload. This really comes down to how you will be utilizing your Silverado. For instance, the Silverado 2500 has a whopping max towing capacity of 18,500 pounds and a 3,700 maximum payload, ready for any challenge. However, the Silverado 3500 wins this race, maxing out at a 35,500 lb. towing ability and 7,400 lb. payload ability. Both trucks have 910 lb-ft of torque as an available option, which adds that extra power boost if so desired. The engine starts out as a standard 6.6L V8 engine, with the available 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Either way, both trucks have outstanding capabilities and power for the long haul.
Which Silverado Heavy-Duty Truck is Right for You?
The Silverado 2500 and 3500 are dynamic, both with highly-engineered connectivity, entertainment, and safety. For this reason, and the performance stats above, the Silverado was named the Most Dependable Large Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck. When it comes down to choosing between the Silverado 2500HD or the 3500HD, you really cannot go wrong with either. Both are extremely powerful, large pickups that have exponential power to haul anything you could possibly want.
The other deciding factor between the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Chevy Silverado 3500HD is the price tag. Due to the higher towing and payload limits, and the different engines and truck beds available, the 3500HD has a starting MSRP of $39,500, while the 2500HD has a starting MSRP of $36,500. If you’re in the market for a more affordable, highly capable pickup truck and don’t need the higher towing limits, then the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is the perfect choice for you. On the other hand, if you do need that extra bed space, a higher payload and towing capacity, and you are willing to pay a bit more, the 3500 would be the best option for you. Either way, both Silverado HD pickups deliver impressive performance and are there for you for the long haul. Visit Jerry Seiner Chevrolet in Salt Lake City today or view our inventory online now to find your new Silverado heavy-duty truck!