- Regular, double, or crew cab models available
- Available Digital Steering Assist offers enhanced steering, stability, and road-holding
- Available Gooseneck/Fifth Wheel Trailering Prep Package with spray-in bedliner
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is a heavy duty pickup truck with a maximum payload/towing capacity of 3534/18,000 pounds. It is offered in regular, double, or crew cab body styles, and in regular or long bed lengths (regular cab models only come in the long bed). It competes with the Ford F-250 and Ram 2500.
Redesigned in 2015, the Silverado 2500HD embodies heft with its exposed metal front bumper, outstretched grille, and signature stacked headlight clusters. The squared-off, blockish forms give an overall rugged appearance to the Silverado HD. Standard corner-step bumpers and optional EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgates make loading and unloading convenient. An optional Gooseneck/5th Wheel Trailer Prep Package with a spray-in bedliner allows the Silverado HD to tow larger trailers.
The Silverado 2500HD comes with a standard 360-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 engine. A 397-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 is also available. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD). Four-wheel drive (4WD) is also optional for all models.
The interior of the Silverado HD offers improved comfort and conveniences over previous generations. It has a standard audio system with 4.2-inch color display, USB ports, and auxiliary jack. It can be upgraded to Chevrolet’s MyLink multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, and Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated/ventilated seating, a leather-trimmed interior, a wireless phone charging station, power windows, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bose premium audio system are available as well. Air conditioning, power locks, and cruise control also come standard.
Standard safety features include front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Digital Steering Assist is a new option that offers enhanced steering, stability, and road-holding on rough terrain. A backup camera, a lane departure warning, an electronic trailer sway control, and a hill start assist are available as well.