The new 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is a fantastic new generation of Chevy’s most capable heavy-duty pickup truck. This new capable Silverado gives you two options for the engine, including a gasoline or turbo-diesel model to give you unparalleled power and towing to take on any kind of job. Whether you need a day in and day out work truck that can go the distance or a heavy hauler with all the bells and whistles for your next big project, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is versatile and strong enough for a wide range of uses.
The engineers at Chevy have really outdone themselves with new technology, comfort, safety, and technology features to make driving this truck an experience rather than a chore. Up to 15 camera views give you a clear view around your truck and even in your trailer if you choose. Back up, change lanes, hitch a trailer, and tow with ease. Plus, the new transparent trailer camera creates a virtual window so that you can look 'through' your trailer at what's behind you. This truly next-level innovation shows that Chevy isn’t making trucks for the sake of making them, but consciously designing to make doing the things a heavy duty truck does much easier.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck has two outstanding engine options, each one capable of remarkable towing, payload, and torque. This particular Silverado doesn't skimp on the power and performance you need to get the job done. So, whichever engine you choose, you're sure to be happy with the results.
The 6.6-liter V8 gas engine can generate 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine is a much-needed improvement from the 6.0-liter Vortec engine. This engine is incredibly strong and surprisingly agile with decent acceleration speeds, even going up hills with heavy towing. If you find yourself needing the most out of your payload capacity, this is the engine to choose with the ability to haul up to 3,979 lbs. Plus, this engine can tow up to 17,370 lbs.
The big show of the 2021 Silverado engines is, without a doubt, the 6.6-liter V8 turbo diesel engine. Paired with a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, you get excellent efficiency out of this heavy-duty beast, and it shows. The turbocharged engine recycles gas to boost the power of the engine resulting in an improved 445 horsepower and a jaw-dropping 910 lb-ft of torque. If you need towing prowess, you need this engine. The diesel engine can tow up to 18,510 lbs and has a payload capacity of up to 3,715 lbs.
Regardless of the engine option you decide is right for you, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD choices present clear and honest options for your truck. These powerful engines provide you with the ability to customize your truck to give you strength where you need it most for all your projects. If you need a truck that gets the job done, you won't go wrong with either option.
Unapologetic, powerful, big, durable, and brash are all words you can use to describe the capabilities of the 2021 Silverado 2500. Whether you need the superstrength of the turbo-diesel option or your work can be done with the impressive V8 gas engine, the drive trains built in this truck are meant for truly heavy-duty work. You don’t want to be wheeling this monster around unless you want to put all that muscle to work.
The gas option is great because it is cheaper than the turbo diesel and will be able to take on most of your hauling work without so much as a lurch. However, if you are planning on using your pickup for regular heavy-duty loads, you may want to consider the strength and versatility of the V8 turbo diesel. The turbo diesel drivetrain is well supported with a newly redesigned axle system, prop shaft, and U-joints made of quality materials that all work together to give the Silverado HD a complete performance package that makes it a top pick for the model year in its class.
The diesel engine option also features additional points of customization and added gear. There is an exhaust-brake system to help slow down the diesel engine as well as a factory-installed power take-off. This allows for the addition of accessories and equipment such as farming gear, dumpers, and salt spreaders. With all the possibilities for what can be done with the turbo diesel engine, the 2021 Silverado promises to be a powerful new competitor for commercial drivers.
Both of the engine options provide a confident and powerful driving experience that will leave you feeling like you can move anything. While these heavier trucks can often make one feel like they are maneuvering a tank or a school bus, with the new driver aids, safety features, and camera views, it has never been easier to drive a heavy-duty truck.
Some of our favorite features of the Silverado 2500 HD truck in 2021 are the new trailering technology, which is well represented by the vast amount of available camera views. The days of needing someone to guide you as you back up your camper, trailer, or other towed item are long gone. With more camera views than any of their competitors, the Chevy Silverado lets you see above, around, and behind your truck. They even let you see through your trailer. With the fantastic new transparent trailer feature, you can see a virtual window generated by a series of connected rearview cameras that combine their shared data into an accurate representation of what is behind your trailer.
In total, the trailering cameras for the Silverados offer up to 8 cameras for up to 15 views for backing up and monitoring your trailer. That is more camera views than any other competitor in the class. These features are a great indicator that Chevy is really designing based on the needs of their drivers.
In addition to the cameras, the 2021 Silverado 2500 provides other excellent technology features to improve trailering performance. The new Jack-Knife Alert is a safety system that measures the angle and distance from your trailer to your truck. If you are in a condition that may result in a disastrous jack-knife situation, where your truck and trailer are pointed in different directions, the system will send you a warning to prevent it. The Trailer Length Indicator gives you a visual indicator of where and how long your trailer is when preparing to merge into a different lane by signaling. Finally, the Bed View with Zoom and Hitch Guidance is excellent for helping you line up your trailer hitch and keeping a close eye on items stored in the truck bed.
These trailering safety features go an extra step to ensure that you and your drivers not only remain safe but also can avoid accidents before they happen. Chevy is making hitching up and driving with a trailer easier than ever. So, if you do a lot of trailering, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is the truck for the job.