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About the Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Vehicle Summary

A heavy-duty pickup truck like the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is a great option for those with substantial hauling and towing needs. Currently in its third generation of production (2014-2019), this full-size heavy-duty pickup is available in a wide range of bed lengths, cab sizes, and trim configurations. As a result, its seating capacity can range from three to six people, depending on the exact model you choose.

Meanwhile, every Silverado 2500 comes standard with a capable 6.0L V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission—and four-wheel drive is available on every trim, including the base Work Truck. If you're looking for a versatile heavy-duty pickup truck for your rugged lifestyle, don't pass up the Chevrolet Silverado 2500.

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Q: Is the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 a diesel?

A: While the standard engine on the third generation Silverado 2500 (2014-2019) is not a diesel, a 6.6L turbodiesel V8 is optional.

Q: What motor does a Chevrolet 2500 have?

A: A 6.0L V8 engine at 360 hp is standard on every Chevrolet Silverado 2500.

Q: Is the Chevrolet 2500 a one-ton?

A: No, the 2500 is classified as a three-quarter-ton pickup truck.

Q: How much weight can a Chevrolet 2500 carry in the bed?

A: Payload can vary by model year, trim, engine size, and other factors. However, the 2018 Silverado 2500 can haul up to 3,204 pounds when properly equipped.1

1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Trim Configurations

Since its third-generation release in 2014, the Silverado 2500 has been offered in Work Truck (WT), LT, and LTZ trims. A new top-tier trim, the High Country, was released in 2016.

The Silverado 2500 is offered in regular, double, and crew cab styles—as well as regular and long bed sizes. The standard bed length is 6.5 feet, although the "long" bed length varies from 8-8.2 feet (depending on model year).

Every Silverado 2500 comes standard with a 6.0L V8 engine at 360 hp and a six-speed automatic transmission. However, a turbocharged 6.6L V8 diesel engine is optional, with output ranging from 397-445 hp and varying by model year. Rear-wheel drive is also standard on every Silverado 2500, although four-wheel drive is optional.

The following trim features are specific to the 2017 Silverado 2500.

Work Truck (2014-2019)

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Vinyl upholstery
  • 4.2-inch display
  • Power locks and manual windows
  • 40/20/40 split-front bench seat

LT (2014-2019)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-inch touchscreen interface
  • Full power accessories
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rearview camera

LTZ (2014-2019)

  • Larger 18-inch wheels
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Remote engine start

High Country (2016-2019)

  • Larger 20-inch wheels
  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless device charging
  • Upgraded leather upholstery

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 9th out of 17 among fullsize trucks.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is $936, compared to an average of $933 for fullsize trucks and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.3 times per year, compared to an average of 0.3 times for fullsize trucks and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 19% for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, compared to an average of 19% for fullsize trucks and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5(52 reviews)

great truck

Great truck for work and play very comfortable on long trips or around town

- Travis, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

great truck

This truck is sweet I will never have to buy another truck should have done this along time ago

- Rusty, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

They don't give this truck away, so you better have deep pockets.

This is the best vehicle I have ever owed. The engine is a (Durmax) plenty of power and cupled with the Allison Transmion makes this vehicle a pleasure to drive.

- Tracy, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.