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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 2500HD

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MSRP*
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$29,300 to $57,700
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$35,300 to $63,300
Invoice* $28,157 to $54,296 $33,394 to $59,249
MPG - City 14 - 20 N/A
MPG - Hwy 20 - 23 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers much less torque than the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD.