CHEVY SILVERADO 2500HD TOWING CAPACITY
If you’re heading out to the worksite with a bed full of lumber and a trailer in tow, your truck needs to have the right amount of muscle to pull through. With a maximum towing capacity of 18,500 pounds, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD makes way for some big towing jobs.
When Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers are in the market for a heavy hauler, they can always turn to the Baierl Chevrolet team for assistance. Check out this towing review to see what the Silverado 2500HD is capable of.
How Much Can the Chevy Silverado 2500HDTow?
Some jobs require extra hauling power whether it’s related to your 9 to 5 or just your weekend leisure time on the lake. However, if you have the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and its impressive towing capacity on your side, powering through won’t be an issue.
With two different engines offered in this pickup truck, you’ll yield varying levels of pickup truck power:
- Standard 6.6L V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing: 401 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque
- Available Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine: 445 HP and 910 lb-ft of torque
If your ideal engine prioritizes brawn over all else, the Duramax® option may be for you. Its 910 lb-ft of torque makes it a standout among its class. This torque, or “turning power,” is essential to achieving the truck’s 18,500-pound towing capacity.
Smooth Transmission Power
Either of these engines can be paired with the available Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Unlike other standard options, this transmission is electronically controlled and comes with overdrive for smoother gear transitions.
It also offers Auto Grade Braking. This feature enables engine braking with automatic downshifts. You can more easily slow the vehicle on downhill grades and reduce brake wear over time so your pickup truck lasts longer overall.
How Will You Use Your Towing Power?
No matter which configuration of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD you choose, you’ll be able to haul more than most other drivers on the road. On the high end of the hauling spectrum, it gives you the option to move some serious cargo.
If you consider yourself a nature enthusiast, this pickup gives you plenty to work with. You could haul a large boat out to the lake or a roomy camper for your next glamping excursion—there’s no need to rough it with this truck on your side.
Recreational vehicles, like ATVs and jet skis, are no trouble for this pickup, either. Bring them along for your next adventure to lock down that adrenaline rush you’ve been dreaming of.
You’ll have plenty of great new features in the truck to make your haul easier, including the improved door-mounted trailering mirrors. With folding and power adjustment, they’re easy to move even from inside the truck. Plus, they offer four types of lighting, including perimeter lighting. It’s easier to see behind and around the sides of your truck now!
Built for the Winter Months Too
Jet skis, campers, and ATVs are great for the spring and summer. However, during the snowy winters, you’ll probably be more concerned about getting through the snow and sleet.
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD comes with a removable skid plate and a front air dam. You can conveniently install a snow plow without having to drill any holes in the bumper for attachment. That means, snow is no longer an obstacle.
Your Road Trip Technology
Whether it be for work or play, big towing jobs can lead to some long hours behind the wheel. To keep yourself entertained and in the know during these trips, the Silverado 2500HD offers the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.
One of the major benefits of this system is its wireless phone integration. Use Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ to access some of your phone’s best apps on the truck’s touch-screen. From here, you can easily play road trip tunes or podcasts.
The streaming music apps included in the system make it easier to engage in a round of carpool karaoke—the ideal accompaniment during a long drive to the lake!
If you’re concerned about staying connected, you can even add in available Chevrolet 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. With this feature equipped, you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your phone’s data plan.
All-New Towing Technologies
In addition to entertainment features, the Silverado 2500HD has plenty of gadgets made just for towing. One of the best new additions is the segment-first Advanced Trailering System. Accessible from the truck’s touch-screen or from your phone via the myChevrolet Mobile App, you can create special towing profiles for unique jobs.
As part of this feature, you’ll have access to:
- Predeparture checklists
- Trailer lighting diagnostics
- Trailer maintenance reminders
- Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The predeparture checklists are particularly useful for ensuring everything is secure and ready before you hit the road. After all, a successful haul is a safe haul.
Additional Towing Features
Speaking of towing safety, there are plenty of features built into the truck to ensure you and your Chevy’s protection. Some of the most useful include:
- StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System
- Tow/Haul mode
- Available Digital Variable Steering Assist
StabiliTrak® is great for supplementing your available 4-wheel drive system. It’s easy to lose some stability or wheel grip when thousands of pounds of weight are attached to the back of your truck, but StabiliTrak® helps keep you on course!
Experience Silverado 2500HD Towing Power Firsthand
With massive muscle and a bevy of functional features and technologies to enhance driver convenience, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD offers a robust package. Read the rest of our Silverado 2500HD reviews to learn more about this heavy-duty Chevy truck. You can experience all its advantages at Baierl Chevrolet.
To fully understand what this truck is capable of, you’ll want to get behind the wheel. Experience this fine truck on your local roads to get a feel for its handling, engine power, and overall interior cabin—you can be sure it’s a comfortable cabin to boot!
Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers should contact our team online or over the phone to schedule their test drive.