2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

vs.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
$28,900* MSRP

Starting MSRP

$34,700* MSRP
285-hp (4.3L V-6 engine)

Minimum Horsepower

401-hp (6.6L V-8 engine)
420-hp

Maximum Horsepower

445-hp
460 Ib-ft

Maximum Torque

910 Ib-ft
13,300 Pounds

Max Towing Capacity

18,500 Pounds
2,280 Pounds

Max Payload Capacity

3,857 Pounds

If your life needs a truck that can keep up, you can’t go wrong with a Chevy Silverado. In fact, the real question isn’t whether you should consider a Silverado, but whether you should consider the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD. While both models include fifteen exterior cameras for trailering, and the Chevrolet infotainment 3 system, they also differ in areas like price and towing capacity. Review the options these trucks provide for your Lexington jobsite below!

 

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD: Prices & Configurations

The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a lower entry-level plus, as well as eight configurations to choose from. Go with the 2500HD, and you’ll find five well-appointed configurations with two engine choices: 

Chevy Silverado 1500:

  • Work Truck: Starting at $30,595 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $36,220 MSRP 
  • Custom Trail Boss: Starting at $42,995 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $41,695 MSRP
  • RST: Starting at $45,295 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $51,095 MSRP
  • LT Trail Boss: Starting at $52,795 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $55,495 MSRP

Chevy Silverado 2500HD: 

  • Work Truck: Starting at $34,600 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $38,600 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $39,400 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $49,100 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $61,600 MSRP

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD: Engines & Performance Specs

Match the engines of the Chevy 1500 vs. 2500HD, and you’ll find the 1500 offers more options, but the 2500HD engines deliver higher output. These options let you choose a Silverado that will work for your London jobsite. 

Silverado 1500 Engines & Specs

4.3L EcoTec3 with Active Fuel Management

  • Standard on Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trim levels
  • Generates 285 hp and 305 Ib-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management

  • Standard on RST and LT; available on Custom and Work Truck
  • Generates 310 hp and 348 Ib-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Standard on LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country; also available on LT and RST
  • Generates 355 hp and 383 Ib-ft of torque
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • Optional 10-speed automatic transmission

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

  • Available on High Country, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, RST and Custom Trail Boss
  • Generates 420 hp and 460 Ib-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-diesel I-6 

  • Available on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country
  • Generates 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Silverado 2500HD Engines & Specs

6.6L V-8 engine

  • Standard on Work Truck, LT, Custom, and LTZ
  • Generates 401-hp and 464 Ib-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8

  • Available on Work Truck, LT, Custom, and LTZ
  • Generates 445-hp and 910 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500HD: Towing Capacity & Payload

Once you compare the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 HD towing capacity, your work and weekend demands in London could ultimately decide which truck you choose. 

Silverado 1500 Maximum Towing & Payload Capacity: 

  • Towing capacity: 13,400 pounds
  • Payload capacity: 2,250 pounds

Silverado 2500 Maximum Towing & Payload Capacity:

  • Towing capacity: 18,500 pounds
  • Payload capacity: 3,565-3,900 pounds

Test Out a New Truck at Jack Burford Chevrolet,inc.!

Whether you prefer the 1500 towing capacity or like the engine output of the 2500HD, Jack Burford Chevrolet,inc. is your go-to destination for Chevy Trucks! Contact us today to learn more about the 1500 bed length, or to schedule a test drive to compare both models at our Richmond dealership!

 

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