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2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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Comfort, safety, durability and power are the key reasons for upgrading to these heavier pickups from the lighter-duty Silverado that is all new for 2014 . Even while the new model has projector beam headlights and some extra cabin tech, the 2500HD and 3500HD Silverado’s continue with only detail tweaks for 2014.

These updates include a new standard final drive ratio that boosts tow ratings by 4,500 pounds across the board, and a bi-fuel option that can run on normal gasoline or clean and affordable natural gas at the flip of a switch.

Chevy packs quite a bit more strength into these $30,000 to $50,000 2500 HD and 2500 HD trucks than their fierce cross-town rivals from Ford’s F-Series Super Duty and the Ram Heavy Duty choices.

These trucks have the rock-solid capabilities that would have required heavy and specialized machinery even a few decades ago.

Two quite unique buyer groups exist for these Texas-sized pickup trucks: people using the HD trucks to earn a living, and people who are so rich that they need to be able to transport all their toys to the cabin - at the same time. 10,000-plus tow maximum’s and fifth-wheel trailer hitches available, the Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks are only of the only ways to move a family of five, a large boat, jet ski’s and ATVs all in one trip.

These days, the Silverado HD series will happily get filthy doing the dirty work from dawn to dusk, but it must also deliver far more friendly service during the off hours. This is the real challenge for all pickup trucks, and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models are the last bastion of (at times) crude manners and a DuraMax exhaust drum wider than a telephone pole.

All this while hauling its drivers and their families in comfort and safety that still seems unimaginable at times for these big work trucks. Is the aging 2014 Silverado HD still up to the task in the face of a revised 2014 Ram Heavy Duty with an air suspension in back? How about versus the ever-popular Ford F-Series Super Duty and its huge cabin space?

Exterior

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Few other trucks are just as happy pulling stumps from the mud as the Silverado HD. The purposeful nature of these machines is reflected outside, where relatively basic wheels, headlights and detailing mark these trucks apart from the 1500 models.

Relatively simple trim levels are also refreshing, and take some of the challenge of buying the right out of the equation. ’Keep it simple, sonny’ applies to all the panel surfaces and styling as well. This is a clean-looking truck without any old-GM body cladding or other meaningless add-ons to look fancier in the commercials.

Top-level LTZ trim is a shortcut to get body-color bumpers and many other style refinements to help the Silverado HD feel worth its price. The Z71 off-road package is about as wild as the styling options get, but the classy appearance of the body-color LTZ exterior really improves the style of these huge trucks.

A lower fascia and bumper area adds some body-color treatments that were previously reserved for the SUV versions of these trucks, and overall the Silverado HD is confident, and not trying too hard to impress or intimidate strangers on the highway. (Ram, cough cough, Ram)

A tasteful cross-hatch grille up front and a slightly higher ride height are the main giveaways that these are not standard half-ton trucks, and the under-the-radar and subtle designs do have real appeal versus the increasingly-cartoonish styling of the Ram and Sequoia.

Plentiful chrome is only an option box away, however, and the eight-lug wheels certainly look touch enough to drive over nails and be okay.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Exterior Features and Updates

  • Heated outside mirrors are offered on all models; heated outside and power-adjustable vertical camper-style mirrors with turn signal indicators are available on 2500HD LT and LTZ and standard on 3500HD LT and LTZ models
  • Front recovery hooks are standard on all models
  • EZ-Lift locking tailgate feature is available on all models
  • Dual cargo lamps are standard on all models
  • Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard on 2500HD Work Truck and all 3500HD SRW models
  • Seventeen-inch chrome-clad steel wheels are available on 2500HD Work Truck
  • Seventeen-inch machine-finish aluminum wheels are standard on 2500HD LT
  • Seventeen-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are standard on 3500HD LTZ with dual rear wheels and available on LT with dual rear wheels
  • Eighteen-inch painted steel wheels are available on 2500HD Work Truck and standard on 3500HD Work Truck with SRW with the 6.0L engine (available with Duramax diesel)
  • Eighteen-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are standard on 2500HD LT and LTZ models and on 3500HD SRW LT and LTZ models
  • Twenty-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are available on 2500HD LT and LTZ
  • Exterior colors: Deep Ruby Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Black, Blue Granite Metallic, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic and Graystone Metallic.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Exterior Photo Comparison vs. Ford, Ram and Toyota

Chevrolet Silverado HD
Chevrolet Silverado HD

With all the trucks painted white, the styling of each has nowhere to hide behind chrome bumpers or fancy paint colors. The Chevy models do appear slightly larger than the Ford and Ram in these photos, but are almost identically sized in real life.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Dimensions Comparison vs. Ford, Ram and Toyota

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Significant advantages are highlighted in green, while disadvantages are highlighted in red. Many, many hundreds of trim, length, doors and equipment variations exist for each of these trucks, but this is a good guide for deciding which is right for you.

Interior

Chevrolet Silverado HD

The interior of the Silverado HD line is where the no-nonsense exterior and simple options packages really fall to pieces. While the simplicity of the W/T, LT and LTZ trim hierarchy is very nice, the top spec cabins are nowhere near as roomy, well-built, comfortable or tech-integrated as any new car or truck with a $50,000 price should be.

The HD line comes in 10-plus body styles, with three engines and hundreds of special-order options. Unlike the Ram Ram Heavy Duty and the top Sequoia, whose silly names can sometimes be longer than their wheelbases, the Chevy HD line is plain and simple. At the top of the ladder is the LTZ spec, which brings worthwhile improvements in almost every aspect of the interior and technology package.

The Silverado HD packs all the latest technology from its launch model year of 2011, when this big rig started to offer the fleet telematics, navigation and infotainment beyond a radio/CD player, and mobile WiFi that is fast becoming a necessity on the work sites of construction projects, energy and mining sites, and even as a hotspot for the whole team to check their emails while out in the middle of nowhere.

The infotainment setups of the best $50,000 cars have moved on quite a bit since 2011, and the dated and compact display screen is already yester-tech. Many people are so used to the latest navigation touchscreens that they hopelessly prod and poke the non-touchscreens like this, futilely trying to adjust something that needs many button pushes to select instead.

The 2500 is arguably a bit nicer inside thanks to a more current gauge cluster detail, but both are cursed with some ugly wood that is surely a top-3 contender in nastiest interior décor ever. Second place goes to the long-gone Buick LeSabre: a float boat that contained "wood" that was nothing more than a sticker atop the era’s maroon-colored plastic dashboards.

On the plus side, the wood trims are all flush-mounted and easy to clean along with the rest of the smooth dash shape. Any crease or panel gap is likely to be filled with dust, dirt and gravel without a design like this, so there is some merit in the nasty (but durable) plastics throughout.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Interior Features

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on LTZ and available on LT; single-zone manual air conditioning is standard on WT
  • Navigation radio with AM/FM stereo, MP3-compatible CD/DVD player and USB port is available on LTZ models
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on LT and LTZ models and available on WT
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity is standard on LTZ models and available on WT and LT
  • Power-adjustable pedals are available on LT and LTZ models.
  • Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets are standard on all models and mounted on the instrument panel
  • Remote vehicle starter system is standard on LTZ and available on LT models
  • Leather-trimmed front seats are standard on LTZ and available on LT models
  • Front 40/20/40-split front bench seat is standard on WT models and LT models
  • Front bucket seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters are standard on LTZ models. Front bucket seats with six-way power adjusters are available on LT models
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on LT and LTZ models and available on WT
  • Power-operated sunroof is available on LTZ crew cab models
  • Power-operated rear sliding window is available on LT and LTZ models.
  • Interior color/trim combinations include Ebony, Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere, Titanium/Light Titanium and Dark Titanium

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Interior Photo Comparison vs. Ford, Ram and Toyota

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Drivetrain, Engine and Brakes

Chevrolet Silverado HD

The drivetrain is largely carryover for the main gasoline and diesel engines, aside from a new standard final drive ratio that is much quicker when hauling heavy loads off the line. It suffers a bit in high-speed fuel economy thanks to a higher-revving engine at freeway speeds, so the normal 3.73 final drive is offered as an option.

The other big news is the availability of a bi-fuel gasoline/natural gas layout for the 6.2-liter V-8. Power and torque are negatively affected — down 59 horsepower and 47 pound-feet of torque —by running CNG, but natural gas costs much, much less than gasoline (and especially diesel fuel) in most areas.

With dually rear wheels and an available 8-foot truck bed, the Silverado HD is just about unstoppable as a tow truck and also an off-roader.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Mechanical Features and Updates

  • Front gross axle weight rating up to 6,000 pounds (2,721 kg), enabling a snow plow to be used on all 4WD cab configurations with the available snow plow prep package
  • Short-long arm/torsion bar front suspension features forged steel upper control arms and precision-machined cast iron lower control arms
  • Four different torsion bar rates support four different front gross axle weight ratings to help stabilize the range of trim heights of various models under load, while enhancing appearance, handling, durability, tire wear and alignment. The trim height is adjusted on each bar via a single bolt, easily allowing the height to be changed to account for the weight of a snow plow or other accessories
  • An upper shock mount attachment design that’s positively connected to the frame with two fasteners, eliminating squeaks and clunks, while supporting higher load capability and increased durability
  • Asymmetrical leaf-spring design that minimizes axle hop and enhances traction control efficiency
  • Two-stage leaf-spring design on 2500HD models and three-stage design on 3500HD model. All models feature 3-inch-wide (76 mm) leaf springs
  • Z71 Off Road suspension is available on LT and LTZ models and includes 35mm deflective disk twin-tube shock absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, 33mm front stabilizer bar and a skid plate package
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with hydroboost are standard on all models
  • Four-wheel, four-channel ABS is standard on all single-rear-wheel models and a three-channel system is standard on dual-rear-wheel models
  • The frame-mounted hitch for conventional trailering has a box-tube design and supports up to 18,000 pounds

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD - Mechanical Details

Engine 6.0-liter 16-valve V-8 With OHV And VVT6.6-liter DuraMax Turbo-Diesel 32-valve V-8 With OHV And Direct CR Injection
Fuel GasolineDiesel
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic
Powertrain Layout Font-engine, Rear-drive (4x4 Opt)Font-engine, Rear-drive (4x4 Opt)
Power (Horsepower) 360 @ 5,400 (CNG: 301 @ 5,000)397 @ 5,400
Torque (Pound-Feet) 380 @ 4,200 (CNG: 333 @ 4,200)765 @ 4,200
0-60 mph (Seconds) 9.9, est10.9, est
Top Speed (MPH) 99, est99, est
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) 11/14/12, est15/18/16, est

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Pricing

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Pricing for the 2014 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD is only up slightly on some higher trim levels versus 2013. The range of HD Silverado trucks starts just above $30,000 and can extend well into the $50,000 range with the DuraMax diesel and other options.

Competition

2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Ford F-Series Super Duty

The Ford is looking quite good these days, despite sharing the nose and headlight design that is so popular with municipal fleets. Headlights that look more at home behind a snow plow are a selling point for the big Super Duty, which is slowly sending all of its butch design cues like the grille and door glass cutout to the cheaper F-150 models.

The F-250 also offers a bi-fuel setup with two tanks, one for gasoline and one for CNG. The F-250 is down on power and sprint pace versus the Silverado HD, even with the latest PowerStroke and Coyote engine families.

2014 Ram HD

Ram Heavy Duty

The Ram Heavy Duty gains new LED light accents for the headlights, projector beams for the low beams, and LED’s out back for 2014. It also brings an optional air suspension for the rear axle, but this improved ride comfort also limits the Ram’s payload, towing and ground clearance.

One really cool feature available on the Ram Heavy Duty is a backup camera that also has microphones mounted outside the car, so the driver can hear people giving directions when hitching a trailer or loading cargo. This sounds good on a normal sunny day, but is really useful when it is dark, cold and miserable outside - all the times when most people would like to leave the windows up.

Conclusion

Chevrolet Silverado HD

The bi-fuel option for the 6.2-liter V-8 engine really makes the 2014 Silverado HD appealing in its last year before the expected update in 2015.

This is a totally different technology than the ’FlexFuel’ badges that mysteriously appeared on various Ford Ford s and Chevy’s during the (since largely abandoned) bio-ethanol push. Where the FlexFuel allowed gasoline liquid and bio-ethanol E85 to be mixed freely, the bi-fuel Chevrolet Chevrolet is far more advanced. A second tube-shaped tank is needed to store the compressed natural gas, but fill-ups are much quicker than waiting for 35 gallons to pump into the Chevy’s gas tank every few days.

The Silverado HD lives every day in the wild: hauling horses, winching struck tractors and heavy machinery, and towing everything from vintage Corvette race cars , to sailboats of any size. Among the millions of men and women who live in their office but dream of a western ranch life: the Silverado HD is the perfect truck for all the rafting, hiking and outdoor thrills their brain can create in an office daydream.

LOVE IT
  • Silverado HD trucks always bring back warm memories of camp-fires and Bob Seger’s "Like A Rock"
  • Starting to sense that Like A Rock Chevy truck ads might be making a comeback at the 2014 Super Bowl with Chevy re-hiring it’s 100-year ad agency partner in Michigan
  • Anything is better than the bizarre Ram Heavy Duty commercials with the grumpy voiceover
LEAVE IT
  • Lack of updates is not good compared with the continual refinements of the F-Series SuperDuty
  • Also not nearly as attractive a design as the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500
  • Shoulder and hip roominess measurements are alarmingly small compared with F-Series: Silverado HD has almost 7 inches less shoulder and hip room than the Ford Super Duty

Press Release

Chevrolet Silverado HD

2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD AND 3500HD PICKUPS MATCH MUSCLE WITH FINESSE

New for 2014

  • 4.10 axle standard on gas models increases standard towing ratings by 4,500 pounds
  • Bi-fuel compressed natural gas fuel system / 6.0L V-8 bi-fuel engine available on 2500HD crew cab
  • Available spray-on bed liner
Chevrolet Silverado HD

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD remain the benchmarks for heavy-duty pickups, strengthening Chevrolet’s 95-year reputation for building dependable, hard-working trucks. That reputation is enhanced for 2014 with higher standard towing ratings.

The previously optional 4.10 rear axle ratio is now standard on gas models, enabling 4,500-pound greater standard trailering capability of up to 13,000 pounds (5,897 kg), for both 2500HD and 3500HD. It also enhances acceleration and can enable greater efficiency in stop-and-go driving and at speeds below 50 mph. Customers who do mostly highway driving with their Silverado can select the available 3.73 axle for greater highway fuel economy.

Additional capabilities include:

Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • 2500HD maximum payload of 4,212 pounds (1,910 kg) with the available Performance Package on regular cab long box models (2WD)
  • 2500HD maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,897 kg)
  • 2500HD maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity of 17,800 pounds (8,074 kg)
  • 3500HD maximum payload of 7,222 pounds (3,276 kg)
  • 3500HD maximum conventional towing capacity of 18,000 pounds (8,164 kg)
  • 3500HD maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity of 23,100 pounds (10,478 kg).

The 2014 Silverado HD lineup is offered in WT, LT and LTZ models, in 2WD and 4WD – including single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD models. All feature fully-boxed, high-strength-steel frames and offer an array of control features that make hauling and towing easier, including trailer sway control, integrated trailer brake control, hill start assist, automatic grade braking, intelligent brake assist and larger brakes.

Silverado HDs also offer a smart exhaust brake feature that provides greater control on grades and reduced brake pad wear.

A 6.0L gas V-8 is standard on 2500HD and 3500HD models, with the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel available. It is rated at 397 hp (296 kW) and features B20 biodiesel capability. A standard 36-gallon (136 L) fuel tank makes the most of the Duramax’s efficiency, enabling up to 680 miles (1,090 km) driving range between fill-ups.

New for 2014 is a bi-fuel compressed natural gas fuel system and bi-fuel-compatible version of the 6.0L V-8 engine for 2500HD crew cab models. The engine features hardened valves and valves seats that enable the truck to run on gasoline or compressed natural gas.

Also new is an available spray-in bed liner, which bonds to the steel bed to create permanent, water-tight protection for the bed. It covers the entire bed interior surface below the side rails, including the tailgate, front box top rail, gage hole plugs and lower tie down loops.

Chevy’s HD trucks are comfortable and connected, with technology features including available mobile WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, OnStar 9.0 and navigation. There’s also a navigation radio with CD, USB port and an 80-GB hard drive (30 GB available for music), along with heated and cooled front seats available on LTZ models.

Silverado HD exterior features

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models are distinguished by a power dome-style hood with a louvered design, as well as a wide grille with chrome surround and full-width chrome steel front bumper. A lineup of 17- (Dually), 18- and 20-inch wheel/tire combinations is offered.

Standard and available exterior features also include:

  • Heated outside mirrors are offered on all models; heated outside and power-adjustable vertical camper-style mirrors with turn signal indicators are available on 2500HD LT and LTZ and standard on 3500HD LT and LTZ models
  • Front recovery hooks are standard on all models
  • EZ-Lift locking tailgate feature is available on all models
  • Dual cargo lamps are standard on all models
  • Seventeen-inch steel wheels are standard on 2500HD Work Truck and all 3500HD SRW models
  • Seventeen-inch chrome-clad steel wheels are available on 2500HD Work Truck
  • Seventeen-inch machine-finish aluminum wheels are standard on 2500HD LT
  • Seventeen-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are standard on 3500HD LTZ with dual rear wheels and available on LT with dual rear wheels
  • Eighteen-inch painted steel wheels are available on 2500HD Work Truck and standard on 3500HD Work Truck with SRW with the 6.0L engine (available with Duramax diesel)
  • Eighteen-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are standard on 2500HD LT and LTZ models and on 3500HD SRW LT and LTZ models
  • Twenty-inch forged polished aluminum wheels are available on 2500HD LT and LTZ
  • Exterior colors: Deep Ruby Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Black, Blue Granite Metallic, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic and Graystone Metallic.

The Z71 appearance packageis available on crew cab models when equipped with the Z71 off-road suspension. Content includes 18-inch forged polished aluminum wheels (20-inch wheels available on 2500HD LTZ), all-terrain tires, front fog lamps, body-color outside mirrors and door handles, body-color bumper, chrome grille with body-color surround and a unique Z71 pickup box decal.

Silverado HD interior standard and available features

Silverado HD models are designed to be comfortable and convenient while on the job or on the road, with features including storage compartments that provide covered access for everything from work gloves to laptops.

For those who work out of their truck, or use it for vacations with the family, Silverado HDs offer mobile WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a navigation system. Multiple charge points enable multiple electronic devices to operate simultaneously.

Cold-weather customers warm up more quickly with the Duramax 6.6L engine, which has a starting time on par with gas engines. Its glow plug cycle time takes no more than 3 seconds in temperatures as low as -20 F (-29 C).

Highlights of all models’ standard and available interior features include:

Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on LTZ and available on LT; single-zone manual air conditioning is standard on WT
  • Navigation radio with AM/FM stereo, MP3-compatible CD/DVD player and USB port is available on LTZ models
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on LT and LTZ models and available on WT
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity is standard on LTZ models and available on WT and LT
  • Power-adjustable pedals are available on LT and LTZ models.
  • Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets are standard on all models and mounted on the instrument panel
  • Remote vehicle starter system is standard on LTZ and available on LT models
  • Leather-trimmed front seats are standard on LTZ and available on LT models
  • Front 40/20/40-split front bench seat is standard on WT models and LT models
  • Front bucket seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters are standard on LTZ models. Front bucket seats with six-way power adjusters are available on LT models
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on LT and LTZ models and available on WT
  • Power-operated sunroof is available on LTZ crew cab models
  • Power-operated rear sliding window is available on LT and LTZ models.

Interior color/trim combinations include Ebony, Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere, Titanium/Light Titanium and Dark Titanium

Silverado HD powertrains

Chevrolet Silverado HD

A Vortec 6.0L gas V-8 with variable valve timing is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission as the standard powertrain across the Silverado HD model range. This combination delivers excellent performance and efficiency, with an emphasis on low-rpm performance. It is rated at 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 380 lb.-ft. of torque (515 Nm).

The bi-fuel version of the 6.0L engine – known by its LC8 engine code – features special hardened valves and valve seats that enables it to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline.

The Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission powertrain combination is available on all 2500HD and 3500HD models. Highlights of the Duramax diesel include:

  • 397 horsepower (296 kW) at 3,000 rpm
  • 765 lb.-ft. of torque (1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm
  • High-pressure (30,000 psi/2,000 bar) Piezo-actuated fuel system for greater fuel efficiency, improved performance and reduced emissions
  • Exhaust brake system that enables controlled vehicle slowdown on downhill grades without actuating the brakes
  • Selective catalytic reduction after-treatment system using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) injection to provide the best overall diesel characteristics and performance – with a range of about 5,000 miles (8,000 km) between DEF refills
  • Combustion and after-treatment have been optimized to provide about 700 miles (1,125 km) between diesel particulate filter regenerations – a 75-percent improvement over the previous system and significant contributor to improved fuel efficiency, as the regeneration process requires additional fuel
  • B20 biodiesel capability for an alternative fueling option.

The Allison 1000 features driver shift control with tap up/tap down shifting and a patented elevated idle mode cab warm-up feature. Also, the Tow/Haul mode reduces shift cycling for better control and improved cooling when towing or hauling heavy loads.

Silverado HD chassis and suspension

All Silverado HD models feature fully boxed frame assemblies – 18 different assemblies that accommodate all of the range’s configurations. The front sections are hydroformed.

Additional chassis and suspension features include:

  • Front gross axle weight rating up to 6,000 pounds (2,721 kg), enabling a snow plow to be used on all 4WD cab configurations with the available snow plow prep package
  • Short-long arm/torsion bar front suspension features forged steel upper control arms and precision-machined cast iron lower control arms
  • Four different torsion bar rates support four different front gross axle weight ratings to help stabilize the range of trim heights of various models under load, while enhancing appearance, handling, durability, tire wear and alignment. The trim height is adjusted on each bar via a single bolt, easily allowing the height to be changed to account for the weight of a snow plow or other accessories
  • An upper shock mount attachment design that’s positively connected to the frame with two fasteners, eliminating squeaks and clunks, while supporting higher load capability and increased durability
  • Asymmetrical leaf-spring design that minimizes axle hop and enhances traction control efficiency
  • Two-stage leaf-spring design on 2500HD models and three-stage design on 3500HD model. All models feature 3-inch-wide (76 mm) leaf springs
  • Z71 Off Road suspension is available on LT and LTZ models and includes 35mm deflective disk twin-tube shock absorbers, off-road jounce bumpers, 33mm front stabilizer bar and a skid plate package
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with hydroboost are standard on all models
  • Four-wheel, four-channel ABS is standard on all single-rear-wheel models and a three-channel system is standard on dual-rear-wheel models
  • The frame-mounted hitch for conventional trailering has a box-tube design and supports up to 18,000 pounds (8,164 kg).

Additional safety features include:

Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system is standard on all single-rear-wheel models
  • Large, four-wheel disc brakes with four-wheel ABS are standard on all models
  • High-strength steel tubular frame cross member that enhances safety and improves crashworthiness
  • Available rear vision camera
  • Trailer sway control system on all single-rear-wheel models
  • Hill start assist is standard on single-rear-wheel models.

The trailer sway control system provides an added measure of confidence when towing a trailer. The system senses conditions of trailer sway and intervenes with braking and/or reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control and keep it on its intended path. The system will use electric trailer brakes when a trailer is plugged into the standard wiring harness of the truck and its performance requires no input from the driver.

The hill start assist system is automatically engaged when sensors detect the vehicle is on grade of about 5 percent or greater. It holds the brakes for about 1.5 seconds or until the gas pedal is pressed, preventing rollback – it is particularly effective when towing, giving the driver time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal without rolling.




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