2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

The Chevy Silverado is known to be a truck you can count on for work and for play. This truck was first introduced in 1999. Since then, it has been impressive in its performance capability as well as the comfort and features it offers you.

The Silverado 1500 or the half-ton pickup truck offers you a lot in terms of performance and capability, but if you are looking for a truck to haul heavier loads, you want to check out the Silverado 3500 or 2500 HD.

Below, we are going to take a closer look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD. We are going to look at the performance of this truck as well as the engine options, interior features, exterior, technology, and safety features. That way you can see all that this vehicle offers you. For 2020, this truck has seen some changes and updates to make it even more capable and powerful for you. Learn more about the Silverado 3500 HD below.

Performance and Engine Options

First, let’s take a close look at the performance you can expect to get with a heavy-duty truck like the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD. This vehicle has two engine options that you can choose from a gasoline engine and a turbo diesel engine. Learn more about each below.

  • 6.6-liter V8 – The standard engine is a 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine. This engine has direct injection and variable valve timing. It produces 401-horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • 6.6-liter Turbodiesel – Your next engine option is a Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine. This turbodiesel engine has an exclusive air induction system and a variable geometry turbocharger to help you get the performance you need. The turbodiesel engine gives you 445-horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. It is also has a 12-inch ring gear for the diesel model.

When it comes to towing, the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD is a great option. The towing capacity of the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD is up to 35,500 pounds. To achieve this you’ll need the regular cab 2WD with the dual rear wheels, the diesel engine and the gooseneck hitch is recommended. This is plenty of capacity to haul heavy loads for work and for play. Not only is this truck great because of its towing capacity, but it is also great because of the performance tools it gives you to help with your towing experience. For example, the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD has features like tow/haul mode, auto grade braking, available digital variable steering assist, and the stabilitrak electronic stability control system.

As you can see, this truck delivers when it comes to engine options and performance. However, we can still take a closer look at the strength of the exterior and features on the interior below.

2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD backExterior

The exterior of the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD was designed with seven different types of steel to deliver the strength you need in different areas. The Durabed has also been improved to give you more cargo volume than competitors and a lot of great features. The Durabed offers features like 12 standard tie-downs, an available built-in 120-volt outlet, and available LED cargo lighting.

When it comes to size, this truck is bigger and better than ever because it’s on an extended wheelbase. The exterior of the Silverado 3500 HD is 79.8 inches tall, 250 to 266 inches long, and 81.9 inches wide. The difference in length depends on whether you choose to have the standard bed or the long bed.

On the outside of the Silverado HD, you also have some great features to make your work easier. You have features like the integrated BedSteps that give you easy access to the front of the cargo bed. You also have trailering mirrors that and adjust and extend to provide you with the view you need. There are also a lot of great features that can be found on the inside of this vehicle. Learn more about those below.

2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD interiorInterior

On the inside of the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD, you can find comfortable seating for up to five people. This vehicle comes with the Crew Cab standard. As discussed above, the wheelbase of the Silverado HD is longer, and the cab is higher. On the inside, you get a more spacious cabin with more head and leg room. The interior of the Silverado 3500 HD has front head room of 43.03 inches, front leg room of 44.53 inches, and front shoulder room of 66.02 inches. This is plenty of room for you and your people to stay comfortable on the inside of this vehicle.

The interior of the Silverado HD also offers you some great new storage solutions. There is an available rear seatback storage compartment that is great for smaller items that you want to keep hidden. You also have an available 24-liter storage compartment under the rear seat for larger items.

The 2020 Silverado HD comes in five different trim options as well and each of these offer you different interior and exterior features. These trims include the Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country. The Work Truck is going to have just your basic features, while the High Country trim has all of the luxury features and technology. You can pick the trim level that offers you the features and technology you are looking for.

The 3500 HD SRW models get 17-inch steel wheels on the LT trim level. The LTZ trim level. It also features LED reflector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and LED tail lamps. 2500HD and 3500HD SRW models feature standard 18-inch aluminum wheels with 20-inch wheels available. 3500HD DRW has standard 17-inch steel wheels and 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels are available. (LTZ not available on 3500HD double cab models. The High Country sits at the top and is The most dramatic and expressive trim in the lineup, with a distinctive fascia featuring a grille with the Chevy bowtie and two-tone metallic grille trim, and LED lighting. 2500HD and 3500HD SRW models feature 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and the 3500HD DRW features 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels.


The outside of your Heavy-Duty Silverado is going to be working hard, but on the inside, you can be working smart with some great technology features. Whether you need a mobile office for your work, or you are looking for entertainment, the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD offers you some great features. Some of these features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, a myChevrolet Mobile App, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and an available wireless charging pad.

Another technology feature that can be found in the 2020 Silverado 3500 HD is the available 15-inch Head-Up display. This display can help you keep your eyes on the road because it projects important information like speed and navigation onto your windshield.

You also get some trailering technology with features like the Advanced Trailering System. This system helps you monitor certain information and functions through the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, or through the myChevrolet Mobile App. With this technology, you have access to things like pre-departure checklists, trailer maintenance reminders, exterior trailer lighting diagnostics, and trailer tire pressure monitoring. This technology helps you complete even the toughest jobs with ease.

The Advanced Trailering System is not the only towing technology offered; the Silverado HD also gives you camera packages that can give you up to 15 unique views to make your towing easier. Some of these camera views include hitch view, surround view, bed view, rear top-down view, and more.


For 2020, the Heavy-Duty Silverado also has some great safety technology features that can look out for you. You have available features like front and rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, intellibeam headlamps, and a safety alert seat. You can learn about a few of those features in more detail below.

  • Automatic Emergency Braking – This feature helps detect if a front-end collision is imminent when you are driving at speeds less than 50 miles per hour. If it does detect an imminent collision, this feature can apply emergency braking to avoid the collision or reduce the impact of the collision.
  • IntelliBeam Headlamps – These headlamps adjust between your high and low beams automatically if they indicate that there is oncoming traffic. This can help keep you and other drivers safer.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – It can be hard to detect cross traffic behind you when you are going in reverse. That is why this feature looks out for you. It has sensors that display warning triangles in the rear vision camera screen if it detects someone behind you.

As you can see, there is plenty of safety to be found in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD. These active safety features can look out for you while you are working or playing in your Silverado.

The 2020 Silverado HD offers you a particularly impressive performance. However, that does not even begin to cover all the other impressive features and technologies this truck gives you. The 2020 Silverado 3500 HD is impressive because it combines luxury features with a truly powerful truck. If you have any questions about the Silverado HD, stop in and see us at Betley Chevrolet.