2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD vs. 2022 Silverado 3500HD in Bozeman, MT

If you're looking for a capable truck that's powerful enough to keep up with your rugged lifestyle, look no further. The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are built to conquer both off-road trails and jobs around the farm. However, you may be wondering which model is the right pick for your needs. Here's a quick and easy guide to take the guesswork out of choosing the right Silverado HD model for your needs. 

Towing

When it comes to towing capability, the Silverado 3500 HD can tow significantly more than the 2500HD model.

The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD both offer two engines, each enabling different towing capacities. First up is the standard gas-powered 6.6-liter V8 that offers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. On the Silverado 2500HD, this engine lets you muster up a conventional towing capacity of 14,500 pounds and a gooseneck towing capacity of 16,940 pounds. If you go with the Silverado 3500HD, this gas-powered mill can enable a conventional towing capacity of 16,800 pounds and a maximum gooseneck towing capacity of 17,200 pounds.

Both models see a significant boost in towing power when you opt for the Duramax® 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8, which cranks out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. When towing conventionally with a ball hitch, the Silverado 2500HD delivers up to 18,500 pounds while the Silverado 3500HD maxes out at 20,000 pounds. With a gooseneck hitch, the Silverado 2500HD gets a slight boost in capacity to 18,510 pounds[1], while its towing capacity climbs to 36,000 pounds for the Silverado 3500HD.[2]

Payload

Whether you're loading your truck's bed with fill dirt, bales of hay, or camping gear, you can drive confidently knowing that your Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD is up to the task. The Silverado 2500 HD boasts a payload capacity of up to 3,979 pounds[3], while the Silverado 3500HD offers even more muscle with a maximum payload rating of 7,442 pounds.[4]

Dual rear wheel configuration

Looking to drive home in a dual-rear-wheel truck? A dual-rear-wheel truck offers better traction and greater stability when towing a heavy load, such as a livestock trailer or a travel trailer. On top of that, dually trucks provide better blowout resistance and more confident handling in snow, mud, and dirt. If these perks are a priority, then the Silverado 3500HD is the right pick for you, since the Silverado 2500HD doesn't offer a dual-rear-wheel configuration.

Why choose the Silverado HD over the competition

Whether you choose a Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD, you can't go wrong with a heavy-duty Chevrolet truck. Silverado HD models offer plenty of perks over the competition - here's a look at what they have to offer.

Multi-Flex tailgate

 Flex on your friends and neighbors with the innovative six-function Multi-Flex tailgate. Unlike the competition, the Silverado HD boasts an available tailgate that can transform into a work bench, a bed extender, a step, and other functional configurations.

Durabed

 The Silverado HD comes standard with the Durabed, crafted from roll-formed steel. This makes it more durable than the competition, like the Ford F-Series, which has aluminum truck beds. The Silverado HD's Durabed also offers more cargo volume than any HD competitor, with up to 89.1 cubic feet of cargo room. And to top it off, the Silverado HD outclasses the competition with 12 standard tie-downs to secure your cargo.

Advanced Trailering System

The Advanced Trailering System features a built-in safety checklist, the ability to save multiple trailer profiles, and up to 15 camera views to help you maneuver your truck and trailer. You won't find these perks on competing brands.

Come to Ressler Chevrolet in Bozeman, Montana to check out the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD for yourself. Schedule a test drive today and stop by our dealership to see which model is right for you.

[1] Requires Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed with 17" wheels and available fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.

 [2] Requires Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed WT 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package and gooseneck hitch. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.

[3] Requires Silverado 2500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD with 18- or 20-inch wheels. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the vehicle Owner's Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver's doorjamb.

 [4] Requires Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD with Dual Rear Wheels and 6.6L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the vehicle Owner's Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver's doorjamb.

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