Chevrolet Silverado 2500 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Chervolet Silverado 2500HD
|High Country 6.6L Diesel Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 86 mph||----/----/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|High Country 6.6L Diesel Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.0 sec||17.0 sec @ 89 mph||----/----/18.1 mpg||Motor Week|
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
|LTZ 6.6L Diesel Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||7.2 sec||15.6 sec @ 86.8 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
|LTZ Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||7.1 sec||15.7 sec @ 89 mph||----/----/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
|LT Extended Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.0L V8||4x4||6A||8.3 sec||16.3 sec @ 86.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|LTZ 6.6L Diesel Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||7.1 sec||15.5 sec @ 88 mph||----/----/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LTZ 6.6L Diesel Crew Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||7.7 sec||16.0 sec @ 87.7 mph||----/----/13.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
|LS 8.1L Extended Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||8.1L V8||4x4||5A||9.1 sec||17.0 sec @ 83 mph||----/----/10 mpg||Car and Driver|
|LT 6.6L Diesel Extended Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||6.6L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||5A||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 81.9 mph||----/----/15.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
|LS Extended Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||6.0L V8||4x4||4A||8.9 sec||16.8 sec @ 84.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Trucks nowadays cost a lot of money. Take for example the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, with a MSRP that starts from $32,280. Now that’s a lot of money, but then again you get a lot of truck, so to speak.
With the Silverado 2500HD, you really get HD, which stands for heavy duty. And it’s not just about the capabilities of this impressive truck, but the “heavy duty” tag can refer to the amenities as well.
The Different Versions of the 2500
The thing with the Silverado 2500 is that coming in you’ll be faced with a lot of options. You’ll have to choose between long box and standard box. Your cab can be regular, double, or crew cab. So you have 5 combinations to choose from.
- Regular cab, long box
- Double cab, standard box
- Double cab, long box
- Crew cab, standard box
- Crew cab, long box
After that, you’ll then have to choose the trim, which includes the WT, LT, LTZ, and the premium high-end High Country.
You’re not done making choices, because now you have to consider the engine you want under the hood. Now you have 3 engines to choose from and each one comes in either 2WD or 4WD. You can pick the Vortec® 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine, which is the standard and offers 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. For diesel, you have the familiar Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, which provides 397 HP and 765 lb-ft of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI (CNG) Gaseous engine biofuel option offers just 301 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. They all come with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Each engine comes with different capabilities, but your options can reach up to a maximum towing weight of 17,900 pounds and a maximum payload of 3,560 pounds.
Features of the 2500
The features all depend on the trim you get, and what comes as standard in the more expensive trims can be had in the lower trims as options.
For the WT (work truck), the basics include air conditioning, steel wheels, a tilt-only steering wheel, and a front bench seat. In the latest 2015 model, new standard features also include a USB port, a nice audio system with a 4.2-inch color screen, cruise control, and cloth upholstery.
With the LT, you can also toss in standards like a 6-speaker CD audio system with satellite radio, Bluetooth, MyLink smartphone integration, the OnStar, a special “EZ-Lift and Lower” tailgate, heated power mirrors, alloy wheels, and tinted glass.
For the LTZ owner, standard perks also include the 8-inch MyLink touchscreen, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery (with optional power front bucket seats), towing preparation, a power-sliding rear window, automatic locking rear differential, fog lights, bigger wheels, keyless entry and ignition, rear audio controls, and an extensive chrome trim. Additional options include a rear-seat entertainment system, a sunroof, a navigation system and an offroad package.
Then there is the High Country edition, which really defines class in the trucking industry. Just about every premium feature is included, and it matches its competitors with its saddle-brown leather.
Advanced safety options also include forward-collision alert and lane departure warnings. Other useful safety features include daytime running lamps, advanced airbags in the front and sides, hill descent control, rear vision camera, and a tire monitoring system.
The Interior of the 2500
The 2500 didn’t really improve its workhorse capabilities all that much for 2015, since the previous model was already a monster. So Chevrolet concentrated in offering a much nicer environment for the driver and passengers. The interior is a true makeover improvement, so much so that even the base work truck actually looks nice inside. The doors also open normally now, unlike before when the door at the rear opened in reverse.
Before, the 2500 cabin was the butt of jokes because of its rather tacky ambiance. Now that’s a thing of the past. Get the 8-inch touchscreen and the leather trim (in the LTZ trim) and you can feel just as snotty as an owner of a luxury SUV.
So this is the Chevrolet 2500HD: power married to premium features that make the ride comfortable and stylish. It’s just about perfect, as its looks, features, and capabilities truly make it a joy to own and operate. If you really need a truck and not a fashion accessory, then the Silverado 2500HD is an option you need to consider. It is strength and luxury rolled into one heck of a ride.
For those who really need the towing and payload capabilities, the diesel engine is the best choice. Then pick a trim that fits the budget and the taste for luxury, and you have a truck for the ages.
To learn more about Chevy Silverado 2500, visit the official Chevy website.