In the world of full-size Chevy pickups, the Silverado 2500HD represents a perfect “middle way” between the standard 1500 model and the beastly 3500HD. If you need really unbelievable towing power, then the 3500HD is a great choice, but otherwise, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is the perfect option for a wide range of truck owners looking for some extra muscle in their full-size pickup. The standard Silverado 1500 received an updated in 2019, but the 2500HD had to wait until 2020 for its improvements, but it was well worth the wait.
One of the standout features in the all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is the improved 6.6L V8 engine that offers greater performance than ever before. The Duramax V8 Turbo-Diesel is as impressive as ever, and offers a smoother and more sophisticated ride than ever before thanks to an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. An advanced trailering system makes its debut on the 2020 model as well, which makes towing and getting some serious work done easier and safer than ever before.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD also features a larger crew cab than previous models, which gives you more space to stretch out or load up with gear. Chevy has also made the truck bed more accessible and easier to use with larger CornerSteps so you can get to what you need and keep working all day long. With five trims and two different engines to choose from, you can get exactly the truck you need, with plenty of available options to pick so you can make your truck truly your own. Come visit us at McCluskey Chevy to see the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD for yourself and discover the truck you have been missing.
For those who are in need of a basic truck that gets the job done every time, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Work Truck––affectionately known as the “WT”––is an ideal job site partner.
The WT features the same redesign that all of the new Silverado HD fourth-generation models received in 2020, including a 6.6L V8 engine. This powerful engine offers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the WT is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
The WT trim level is offered in several cab/bed configurations, including Regular Cab with a Long Bed, Double Cab with a choice of Standard or Long Bed, and Crew Cab with a choice of Standard or Long Bed.
Inside, drivers can enjoy all the basic necessities, including air conditioning, 17-inch wheels, six standard airbags, a rear vision camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The WT comes standard with manual door locks and windows, but these options can be added through one of the many customizable packages.
Drivers can choose the WT Safety Package, which adds Front and Rear Park Assist to the overall safety features, as well as Lane Change Alert. This technology provides drivers with alarms and visual signals when a vehicle is in the side blind zone, in order to prevent drivers from changing lanes unsafely in traffic. Rear cross traffic alert is also part of this package, as well as chrome bumpers for the front and rear.
The Custom trim level of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD adds a few features beyond the basic offerings of the Work Truck, adding comfort to the cabin for drivers and passengers alike.
The Custom trim includes the standard 6.6L V8 engine, which offers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. It is offered as a Double Cab with Standard or Long Bed, or as a Crew Cab with Standard or Long Bed. Drivers can choose between two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, as well.
Drivers of the Custom Silverado 2500HD will enjoy 20-inch wheels, LED tail lamps, power door locks and windows, and cruise control. They’ll also have a 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment system, featuring compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard safety features include the Teen Driver program, which monitors driving habits and allows parents to set driver controls, including music volume and speed limits, as well as six airbags for both driver and passengers.
Other safety technology includes StabiliTrak electronic stability control, Rear Vision Camera, Trailer Sway Control, and Hill Start Assist, all of which can be very helpful when you are towing.
Some available options include the Infotainment package, which adds a WiFi hotspot, SiriusXM radio access for three months (which can be continued via subscription). Those who are looking to add a few extra bells and whistles to the Custom trim level can choose the Custom Convenience package, which includes remote start capability, as well as a rear window defogger. It also adds some features which assist with payload and towing, such as LED cargo bed lighting, power lock and release tailgate, and a trailer brake controller.
The Custom Value package adds features of both the Infotainment and Convenience packages, then adds power-adjustable trailer mirrors with an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Special packages are also available for gooseneck hitches and snowplows.
Choosing the LT trim adds comfort and pizzazz to the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD experience. On the outside, the grill is trimmed with chrome, a flow-through CHEVROLET emblem, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. There’s also a chrome rear bumper to match.
The LT is available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, with a Regular Cab and Long Bed, a Double Cab with a Standard or Long Bed, or a Crew Cab with a Standard or Long Bed.
Under the hood, drivers have a choice between the standard 6.6L V8 engine, which produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, or the optional Duramax 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which offers a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the turbodiesel is matched with an Allison ten-speed transmission.
Once in the cab, drivers can enjoy super convenient features, such as heated, power adjustable mirrors. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and plush cloth seats add to the comfort factor. A WiFi hotspot is also standard, as well as OnStar service and the Chevrolet Connected program.
Those who choose the LT package can enhance their driving experience with several optional packages. The All Star Edition, for example, includes elements of the Convenience Package, such as dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather wrapped heated steering wheel. This package also includes a 40/20/40 split front bench seat with storage, heated and power adjustable driver’s seat, remote start and keyless entry, as well as auxiliary power outlets, extra USB charging ports, and LED lighting in the cargo bed and fog lamps. Extra safety elements included with this package are park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
The LTZ trim level offers even more sophistication to the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.
Those who spend significant time in the cab will enjoy leather upholstery, with heated, 10-way power adjustable front seats. The LTZ includes an upgraded audio system, as well, with an 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional USB ports will help drivers keep all of their devices charged.
While the LTZ comes standard with the 6.6L V8 engine that offers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, those looking for even more power can opt for the 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which provides 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
The Advanced Trailering System comes standard on LTZ, which is extremely helpful for those who will be doing a lot of hauling. This package includes the ability to create trailer profiles for each regular load, with a pre-departure checklist, maintenance and security reminders, diagnostics, tire pressure monitoring, and mileage details for each trailer profile. The LTZ also features several standard trailer and bed view cameras, as well as a Hitch Guidance system that allows drivers to guide into a hitch via the high definition rear view cameras.
The LTZ is extremely customizable, with a choice of several packages, including LTZ Convenience Package, LTZ Convenience Package II, LTZ Plus Package, LTZ Premium, and LTZ Texas Edition.
The Convenience Package starts with heated and ventilated bucket seats, rear power windows, a power tailgate, and LED cargo bed lighting. The Convenience II Package adds a premium Bose sound system and a wireless charging pad. The Plus package includes all of the Convenience Package features and adds safety features such as park assist, cross traffic alert, and lane change alert.
The Premium package includes nearly everything a driver could imagine, including the features of both Convenience packages, two additional safety packages, and upgraded technology, in addition to 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires. The Texas package includes the features of the convenience and safety packages, along with special exterior branding and styling.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD High Country package is the highest trim level available and brings out the best of everything. From side assist steps to a spray-in bed liner, to the standard Bose audio system, everything on the High Country is premium. Drivers will enjoy the power tailgate, heated and ventilated seats, and high-intensity headlights. All cameras, lights, and even the infotainment system are high definition, bringing the most clarity and detail to every driver.
The High Country Deluxe optional package manages to build on these premium features. This package includes all of the features of the Safety Package II, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams. It also includes the Technology Package, with HD surround vision with two trailer views, a rear camera mirror, head-up display, which projects driver information onto the windshield, and gooseneck hitch capabilities.
There are two engines to choose from with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, which gives you the option of either a standard gas engine or a diesel model. The standard 6.6L V8 direct injection gas engine offers up to 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission and should be plenty of power for a wide range of uses. If you are particularly interested in getting the highest payload capacity possible, then this is the engine to choose.
There is also a 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine available, which provides the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with up to 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this engine delivers greater horsepower and nearly double the torque of the standard gas one. It comes with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission that provides a smooth and incredible driving experience, with auto-grade braking that automatically downshifts when going downhill to help reduce wear on your brakes. If towing is your primary concern, then this is the engine to choose and offers the greatest towing capacity possible.
When looking at towing and payload capacities for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, it is important to note that the maximum values will depend on a wide range of factors. In particular, which engine you choose as well as the cab and box configuration you go with will all impact both towing and payload. It is impossible to get the maximum values for both of these specs, so you will need to decide on which is most important and focus on that. Be sure to check out the Safety Options for the Silverado 2500HD to learn about the upgraded trailering system.
For towing, the Silverado 2500HD has a minimum trailering capacity of 14,500 lbs if you go with any combination of engine and setup. If you choose a crew cab and the Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, with the right towing package, then you can get up to 18,500 lbs of maximum towing. That is a pretty big difference, which is why you should go with the more powerful engine if serious towing is your biggest concern. While most configurations and setups can offer higher gooseneck or fifth-wheel towing capacity, often reaching the 18,500 lbs limit without the ideal setup, no configuration can go beyond 18,500 lbs even with a gooseneck.
In terms of payload, the engine and configuration make a big difference because these factors impact the overall weight of the truck itself. A 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a crew cab, long bed, and the turbo-diesel engine, for example, can have a maximum payload of up to 3,536 lbs. The same setup with the gas engine instead, however, can have up to 3,800 lbs of maximum payload. When configured for optimal payload, which requires a regular cab and the gas engine, then you can get up to 3,979 lbs of payload. The same setup with the diesel engine tops out at up to 3,715 lbs of maximum payload.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has some of the most impressive interior comfort and technology features that we have ever seen on a Chevrolet pickup. These will depend on which trim you go with, and with five different trim levels available, you can really customize your pickup to have exactly what you need. We will take a look at the starting trim and the highest one to see the full range of what is available.
If you choose the Work Truck (WT) trim of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, then you get a 7-inch color infotainment display, with a 6-speaker audio system, and a manual tilt steering wheel. This trim level comes with vinyl seating, featuring 4-way manual adjustable driver and front passenger seats, along with a standard instrument cluster with a 3-inch monochromatic driver information screen. The WT trim comes with single-zone climate control, a manual day/night rearview mirror, and a USB port for compatible devices.
By comparison, if you go with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD High Country, then you get an 8-inch infotainment display with navigation, a Bose 7-speaker premium sound system, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls on it. The High Country features heated, ventilated, leather-trimmed seating with 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats. It features an 8-inch customizable driver information display, remote start, keyless open and start, dual-zone climate control, a wireless charging pad, and numerous USB ports and power outlets.
Much like with the interior features of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, your safety features and options will depend mainly on which trim level you choose. To keep things simple, we will look at the starting options included on all models, as well as what you can get with the highest trim: the High Country.
Standard safety features on the Silverado 2500HD include StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control, six airbags, and daytime running lamps. A rear-vision camera is included on every model, along with hitch guidance, to help you align with a trailer to connect to your hitch. A Teen Driver system is included in every model, which is great for teaching a new driver safe habits.
If you look at safety features on the High Country, then you also get front and rear park assist, an HD rear vision camera, and hitch guidance with hitch view to make hooking up to a trailer even easier. The High Country features a rear cross traffic alert, as well as a lane change alert with side blind zone alert. Available safety features on the High Country include a forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, a following distance indicator, and a lane departure warning.
The Advanced Trailering System is an incredible feature that makes towing with the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD easier and safer than ever before. It includes support for up to 15 unique camera views so you can really see everything around you while towing, along with a bed view and HD Surround Vision to make maneuvering while towing as safe and easy as possible. The industry-first transparent trailer view uses a rear camera to create a rear view without your trailer in the shot, so you can see behind you more clearly than ever before.