Differences between the 2020 Silverado 2500 and the 2020 Silverado 3500

November 17th, 2019 by

2020 Chevy Silverado

When you purchase a heavy duty truck, a lot of factors come into play. Performance, comfort, and capabilities that are important to all New Hampshire drivers become essential or game changing with a work vehicle. Of course, horsepower and towing capacity come up almost instantly in this conversation, especially with Chevrolet’s focus on improving performance for their 2020 Silverado trucks. But we’ve heard from our customers that safety features and modern technology are just as crucial to their day to day work. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compare the 2020 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD to help you parse out the important differences between these two powerhouses.

Performance and Exterior

One of the main reasons you would opt for the Chevrolet 3500HD over the the 2500HD is found in the amount they are able to tow and how large of a payload the truck is able to carry. The largest difference between these two trucks is how the suspension is tuned. The lighter suspension found on the 2500 will give you a smoother ride for your commute. Meanwhile, the heavier suspension found on the 3500HD will be a bit stiffer but better able to transport large loads across to and from the worksite.

Both trucks have an available 6.6L V-8 engine available in gas and DuraMax Turbo-Diesel, paired with a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission. This combination is capable of pushing the 2500HD with Turbo-Diesel to tow 18,500 lbs and carry a payload of up to 3,800 lbs. The Silverado 3500HD, on the other hand, can handle a payload of tow up to 6,800 lbs and can tow a whopping 31,400 pounds when you have a regular cab 3500HD 2WD with dual real wheels, available DuraMax diesel engine, and the gooseneck hitch. The long bed available on both models is your best option if you want to maximize your hauling capabilities.

This model year weighs less than its predecessor due to mixed-material construction, which includes weight-saving measures in the frame and panels. You have the choice between two heavy-duty engines, four trim levels, four special editions, two bed lengths, and two cab sizes. You also have the choice between two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. Regardless of what choice you make, you’ll be purchasing a highly capable and extremely reliable work truck.

2020 Silverado 2500HD Key Features:

  • 6.6L V-8 engine, with your choice of gas or diesel
  • All-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing of 18,500 lbs
  • Maximum payload of 3,800 lbs

2020 Silverado 3500HD Key Features:

  • 6.6L V-8 engine, with your choice of gas or diesel
  • All-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing of 15,400 lbs or over 31,400 pounds with additional equipment
  • Maximum payload of 6,800 lbs

Safety, Technology, and Interior

It is clear that Chevrolet had hard work in mind with 2500HD and 3500HD but that doesn’t mean they went light on the available technology and safety options. These commercial-focused pickup trucks, still offer four trim levels: the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country. Each trim comes with a wealth of modern features and available add-ons, with the Premier featuring most as standard specifications.

All of these trucks come with a comfortable, spacious interior meant to fit your crew and their belongings. The standard safety options, which include ABS brakes, stability control, power mirrors, and a modern security system compliment the available add-ons for these trucks– such as a rear trailering camera and digital variable steering assist.

Opting for a new Silverado High Country gets you six-inch chrome steps, 20-inch all-terrain blackwall tires with chrome wheels, a spray-on bedliner, premium Chevrolet infotainment system with 8 inch color touchscreen, Bose sound system, leather heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals on top of all the goodies you get in the LTZ trim. Clearly, the new Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD go beyond just your typical work truck. Learn more by stopping by our dealership today!