The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD (3/4-ton) and 3500HD (1-ton) pickups are known for being tough, capable hard-core haulers. Want the ability to carry more than 7,000 pounds of payload? The Chevrolet Silverado HD is ready for the job. Maybe your work or recreational needs are for serious towing. Chevrolet's HD trucks can tow more than 23,000 pounds. And you can do all of this without a commercial driver's license. Not only are the trucks known for their durability, the 2018 Silverado HD duo has the top projected resale value of any full-size truck for 2018.
While the Silverado HD is available with two engines, the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel is the shining star of the line. Its optional turbodiesel was significantly redesigned last year, now boasting 410 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque - increases of 50 horsepower and 145 lb-ft. More refined and efficient, it also operates at lower speeds, which helps with reliability and potentially reducing repair costs.
Being relied upon for a wide range of needs, Chevrolet had to make sure there would be an HD configuration for just about everyone. That's why there are multiple cab sizes and wheelbases, single or dual wheels, and available 4-wheel drive.
But Chevrolet also made sure the truck wouldn't punish the driver or passengers while getting work done. While everyone can enjoy its tech-laden interior, we noted in our expert review that "traveling at highway speeds on paved roads proved surprisingly comfortable, a radical change from the heavy-duty pickups just 10 years ago. Our Silverado 3500 proved remarkably quiet, with responsive steering and a suspension that soaked up bumps and imperfections as easily as the Silverado 1500."