Although once used in the past to indicate a particular trim level for Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks, the name "Silverado" came into its own just before the turn of the century. Over the last 20 years, the Chevy Silverado has become a leader in the industry for hard-working, reliable full-size heavy-duty pickups. Judging by the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, that shows no signs of stopping and truck lovers should expect to see great things from the Chevy Silverado for years to come. While it might not be quite as powerful as its bigger sibling, the Silverado 3500HD, it's an impressive pickup in its own right.
With multiple engines and configurations available, it is easy to pick out exactly the setup and build of 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that fits your needs. Whether that is a standard box with a double cab or a long box with crew cab, every truck lover can find a Silverado that is just the right size. There are also options for both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and three different engines available. Combine that with multiple trim levels, which include a number of additional options and available features, and the Silverado 2500HD can truly be customized to be exactly what you need.
While it is easy to think of the 2500HD's big brother, the Silverado 3500HD, when it comes to towing power and capacity, the 2500HD is no slouch. It can haul just about anything you need, though total towing capacity depends on the engine, and includes great features like a rear view camera and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Plus, great safety features from Chevy help ensure you and those you care about stay safe while on the road.
When looking at a heavy-duty truck, you want to see that it has the power to get the job done no matter what you throw at it; otherwise you might as well just drive a little sedan. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has that power; whether you want to haul big loads of lumber or go tailgating on Sunday, you'll find what you need. It starts with the standard Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that offers up 360hp and 380lb.-ft. of torque for tremendous power and performance. With this engine you get up to 15,400 lbs. of towing capacity with the Silverado 2500HD.
But if that's not enough, then there's an option for an even more powerful engine, which provides more towing performance. You can step up to the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine, which gives you up to 445hp and 910lb.-ft. of torque, which should be able to haul just about anything you need. With this engine, you get up to 15,400 lbs. of towing capacity. If you need much more than that, then you should probably consider something like the Silverado 3500HD, but otherwise the 2500HD gets the job done.
There is also a third option for the engine, which is a 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous CNG/LPG capable engine. This uses some of the most advanced engine technology in the industry to utilize Compressed Natural Gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas - rather than relying on traditional gasoline. In general, most truck drivers will find the standard engine or more powerful Duramax option to be sufficient - but it's good to know that the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD was designed with an eye toward the future.
There are two different cab designs and truck box lengths available for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, which gives you four different configurations to choose from. You can combine a crew cab or double cab with either a standard box or long box, which gives you more options for interior space and extra length on the truck bed. The standard box has a length of just over 78 inches, while the long box is just over 97 inches long, providing additional space for loads in the bed of the truck.
Whether you get the crew cab or double cab impacts just how much leg room there is in the rear seat. While this might not be a major concern for every driver, if you know you will frequently have passengers in the rear seat of the truck, then this is worth considering. The crew cab has more than 40 inches of leg room in the rear seat, while the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a double cab provides less than 35 inches of rear leg room. This can also make a big difference for overall truck length - a double cab with the standard box is 230 inches long, while a crew cab with long box is 258 inches long.
You can pick either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive when configuring the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. If you plan on sticking to city streets primarily and 4WD is not really necessary for your usual driving, then 2WD is probably sufficient. In some situations, however, 4WD can be very helpful, especially if you are planning on going off-road with the Silverado 2500HD or often encounter dirt roads and other unpaved areas.
There are a total of four different trim levels available for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, though two of them are only available on models with a crew cab. The starting WT trim level is available on all models and includes vinyl or cloth seating, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and Bluetooth connectivity. This trim level has a 6-speaker audio system and basic air conditioning.
The LT trim level is also available on all models and includes the WT features along with a 4-inch driver information center and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. This trim level also includes an 8-inch touchscreen display on the Infotainment center, compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and remote keyless entry.
The LTZ trim level of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD includes all the LT features plus heated front leather-appointed seats, dual-zone climate control, and an integrated trailer brake controller. This trim level is only available on crew cab models and also includes programmable door locks and remote start.
Finally, there is the High Country trim level, which is designed for a more comprehensive luxury experience. It is only available on crew cab models and features 20-inch chromed-aluminum wheels and a 6-inch chrome assist step. It has a Bose premium audio system, heated and vented custom leather-appointed seats, and a heated steering wheel. The High Country package includes a full suite of safety features, including front and rear park assist, lane departure warning, and a safety alert system.
A powerful engine and impeccable towing performance are meaningless if you and your loved ones are not safe when you're behind the wheel of your truck. That is why it is so satisfying to see such comprehensive safety features available on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. This includes a rear view camera in all models and trim levels, along with available lane departure warning that alerts you when you begin to drift into another lane. This is combined with forward collision alert that uses forward cameras to warn you of possible front-end collisions.
The Silverado 2500HD also has available rear park assist to go with the rear facing cameras, which alerts the driver whenever objects are detected too close to the rear of the truck. This can help with objects that might be too close to spot on the camera, or are too low to be seen by the driver. All of these alerts can be used with an available safety alert driver seat, which lets the driver feel vibrations in the seat to warn about possible risks, rather than relying on an auditory alert.
All of these great safety options are combined with standard features such as StabiliTrack stability control to help keep the truck under control, which also extends to trailer sway control. There are six airbags to protect the driver and passengers in case of a collision, along with adjustable seatbelts for optimal security. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD also includes a Teen Driver setting, which features a configurable setting that can be associated with a particular key fob. This activates and limits certain features to help keep teen drivers safe, and includes an in-vehicle report card so you can monitor your teen's safe driving habits.
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