The Silverado 1500 offers a whopping six engine choices. It comes standard with a 4.3-liter V6, but its available engines include a peppy 2.7-liter turbo mill, an efficient 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel that delivers 460 lb-ft of torque, a pair of 5.3-liter V8 dynamos, and the powerful 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. The Silverado HD, on the other hand, only offers a couple of engine choices — a 6.6-liter V8 that pumps out 445 horsepower, and the available Duramax turbodiesel, which unleashes 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
When it comes to heavy-duty jobs, choose the Silverado HD. The Silverado 3500HD maxes out at 36,000 pounds when properly equipped, and the Silverado 2500HD tops out at 18,500 pounds. However, the Silverado 1500 has more than enough muscle to enable your weekend adventures — it maxes out at 13,300 pounds.
The Silverado HD is longer, wider, taller, and heavier than the Silverado 1500. In terms of classification, the Silverado 2500HD is considered a three-quarter-ton truck, while the 3500HD is classed as a one-ton truck. The Silverado 1500, on the other hand, is considered a half-ton truck. However, these trucks all offer about the same amount of passenger space.
If you need a workhorse that can handle whatever you throw at it, choose the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD. But if you’re in the market for a capable family vehicle that can tackle weekend adventures, off-road trails, and DIY jobs with equal ease, choose the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Both, and more, are available at Carl Hogan Automotive in Columbus, Mississippi, so visit us and get DeLois Price!