New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab Pickup
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab Pickup
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD is an extremely tough and fiercely capable heavy-duty pickup truck, available in 2500 and 3500 versions.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab Pricing
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab KBB Expert Review
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD in 2500 and 3500 forms are the big guns you call in when there’s serious work to be done. Their reputation for being simultaneously tough yet refined has earned them a well-deserved loyalty among many owners. The jewel in the Silverado HD’s crown is actually in the engine bay: a turbocharged V8 diesel engine generating a formidable 910 lb-ft of torque. However, these heavy-duty trucks are not the biggest guns around. Rivals from both Ford and Ram have greater towing and payload capacities. Although not many buyers will need more than the Silverado HD’s maximum tow rating of 23,100 pounds. The lighter-duty 2019 Silverado pickup (without the HD suffix) is an all-new generation for this model year and reviewed separately; these heavy-duty versions are still part of the generation that debuted for 2014.
You'll Like This Car If...
Buy here if you’re a Chevy guy or girl with heavy-duty needs. That doesn’t mean the 2019 Silverado HD trucks have limited appeal. They’re excellent, tough and eminently capable. But there’s a fierce brand loyalty that might keep you from considering rivals that can actually tow more weight than these Chevy pickups.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Silverado HD is for you if you either don’t need so much pulling power and payload capability, or require the maximum this class can offer. If it’s the former, check out the new-for-2019 Silverado half-ton truck. If it’s the latter, the Ford F-350 can pull 34,000 pounds (using a gooseneck adapter) and haul 7,360 pounds.
What's New for 2019
Regular-cab versions of the Silverado 2500 HD have been discontinued. The Double-cab/standard-bed version of the 2500 HD is also no longer available.
Hitch up a 10,000-pound trailer to a 2019 Silverado 3500 HD powered by that gutsy diesel engine and a 6,000-foot climb up a mountain road won’t present any problems. The trailer-sway control keeps everything in line. On the way down, the engine’s exhaust brake works well with the trusty 6-speed Allison transmission to accomplish a composed and drama-free descent. Despite being so good at its job, any Silverado HD truck is also remarkably civilized for day-to-day driving. The cabin is quiet, the steering is precise, and the suspension is comfortable -- although it’s optimized for some weight in the bed. Even the diesel engine is refined, with that unmistakable metallic drumming only moderately evident under hard acceleration.
The 2019 Silverado HD has a dual personality. The face it presents to the world is all toughness and business, but go a little deeper and there’s a pampering side further up the trim ladder. Wi-Fi, wireless-device charging and an 8-inch color touch screen for the infotainment system join comfortable and supportive seats.
6.6-LITER DURAMAX ENGINE
The word “awesome” is a frequent victim of overuse, but this big turbocharged V8 is really that good. It makes a muscular 910 lb-ft of torque. Torque is the force that gets things moving and not many objects stay still for long when 910 lb-ft is applied to them.
As mentioned, among the many plus points of the 2019 Silverado HD is its cabin. In the higher trims, at least. Down at the entry level is the WT (work truck), where concessions to comfort are fewer. It has vinyl upholstery and flooring, a 3-occupant bench up front that splits 40/20/40, folding rear bench, rearview camera, air conditioning, radio and a 7-inch infotainment display. Degrees of comfort and equipment only go up from there. We would recommend starting at the LT or LTZ trims for cloth or leather upholstery, an upgraded infotainment system and chrome highlights. The Double cab will take six occupants, or five if a pair of bucket seats is specified up front.
If anyone wanted to create a statue representing the finest in American manufacturing, just putting a 2019 Silverado HD on a pedestal would be sufficiently monumental. It’s big and impressive, yet also coherent, with justification for every shape and dimension, especially details like the air intake in the hood of the diesel version. Around the back, every 2500 HD and 3500 HD truck has the handy CornerStep rear bumper. Double-cab versions come with the 8-foot bed; the bigger Crew cab can be ordered with the 8-foot bed or the standard 6.5-foot bed. The 2019 Silverado 3500 HD is also available with twin rear wheels -- the classic “dually” arrangement.
Notable Standard Equipment
In basic form, the 2019 Silverado HD reports for duty with a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine driving the rear wheels (2WD), locking rear differential, 17-inch steel wheels, tilt-only steering column adjustment, locking tailgate, power windows, manually extendable side mirrors, six speakers, CD player, USB port and Bluetooth. A better choice would be the LT, with 17-inch alloy wheels, carpeting, cloth upholstery, self-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Wi-Fi, 8-inch infotainment display and GM’s OnStar communications system.
Notable Optional Equipment
It’s not until the 2019 Silverado 2500 HD LT trim that the diesel engine becomes optional, but 4-wheel drive (4WD) is available across the range. The LT trim is also eligible for things like fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, spray-on bed liner, and power-adjustable pedals. Many such features are incorporated as standard in the top High Country trim (Crew cab only), which also brings 20-inch alloy wheels and navigation. Then there are extras like the snowplow-preparation package, fifth wheel and gooseneck adapter. Also available (depending on trim) are a rear-seat entertainment package, sunroof, plus blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance and forward-collision mitigation.
Under the Hood
The standard engine for the 2019 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD is a perfectly workable gasoline-powered 6.0-liter V8 developing 360 horsepower. A 301-horsepower variant of this engine runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). The gasoline V8 is rated to tow 14,500 pounds with a conventional trailer hitch, or 14,800 with a gooseneck adapter/fifth wheel. For around $9,500 more, the turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel engine will expand these trucks’ capabilities considerably. Towing figures with this unit are 20,000 and 23,100 pounds respectively. All three engines are paired to 6-speed automatic transmissions. Two-(rear)-wheel drive is standard; 4-wheel drive is optional. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t provide fuel-economy estimates for vehicles of this weight class.
6.0-liter CNG V8
301 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
333 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
360 horsepower @ 3,000 rpm
380 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
6.6-liter turbodiesel V8
445 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm
910 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup-truck range begins with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,400 plus a $1,495 destination charge. That puts the 2WD 2019 2500 HD Work Truck with a Double cab at $35,895. An LT version costs a few thousand more, the LTZ is about $10,000 higher. The 2019 Silverado 3500 HD begins at $36,995. A 4WD Silverado 3500 HD High Country with the diesel engine and plenty of options can reach $70,000 or more. Even so, this overall pricing isn’t far from the competition. The Ram 2500 and Ford F-250 each start a couple of thousand lower. The Silverado's posher stablemate, the 2019 GMC Sierra HD, costs from $42,185 (Crew cab). Check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Silverado HD pickup. Resale values are reassuringly strong, and this is another aspect where the diesel engine bolsters the truck’s appeal.
Check out the Silverado HD's impressive performance in the KBB 2019 Resale Value Awards.
Not sure you need a heavy-duty pickup truck? Check out the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Oh, and by the way, a redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is coming soon!
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Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab Consumer Reviews
December 09, 2018
Lot of comfort, features, durability & design
I've owned a Duramax diesel 2500HD for almost 2 yrs. With as much as they pack into this truck, I worried about what would happen if...
December 06, 2018
Best heavy duty truck on the road
I have been driving 2500 pickups for 25 years. Loved all of them but the 2015 is by far the best one yet. It passes every test I put it...
November 19, 2018
My third silverado 2500
Traded 2012 for 2018 Duramax 2500 and so glad I did. Quieter, smoother and great performance right out shoot. More refined interior...
June 21, 2018
Needed HD truck to haul travel trailer
I have a new 6800# travel trailer that my 1500 Silverado handled OK in flat and gently rolling terrain. Planning a bucket list trip to...
March 07, 2018
Very clean, no damage pickup
Driven by my 60 yr old wife that parks ALL the vehicles shes ever owned in the far reaches of any parking lot to avoid door dings. Oil...
December 03, 2017
My Dream Truck...Finally!!!
Bought the 2017 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Allison LTZ...loaded! Absolutely love this truck...has all imaginable creature comforts. Wasnt...
September 22, 2016
Love this truck!
This new HD 2500 is a beast, pulls our 11,000lb. 33' travel trailer with ease. Has good road manors loaded down or not. Get good...
March 25, 2016
This truck is flawless - has every option possible. I've owned the other competitive trucks and this big guy blows them away.... and the...
November 19, 2015
CONGRATS - THIS ONE IS PERFECT!
57 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup 350 couldn't kill it. Yes, I too owned a Vega and a T-1000 (no comment). My 1996 Tahoe still lives-I like that...
February 19, 2015
I love this truck!
I pull a toyhualer at 17,000 lb. up some 13% grade with easy! I,ve not had one issue in the 9 months of ownership.
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