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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

MSRP*: $29,300 to $57,700
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Picture of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

2022 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500HD

MSRP*: $37,700 to $65,700
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Invoice* $28,157 to $54,296 $35,664 to $61,495
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 18 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 83.5 ft3
Engine 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) V-8
Transmission 10-Speed A/T, 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 285 - 355 hp 445 hp
Towing Capacity 9,100 - 13,300 lbs 20,000 lbs
Exterior Length 229.5 - 241.2 in 235.5 - 266.0 in
Exterior Width 81.1 - 81.2 in 96.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. 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 3500HD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 3500HD.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is clearly outclassed by the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.

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 3500HD. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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 3500HD.