Are you in the market for a work truck? Or just a pickup that has outstanding towing ability? You can’t go wrong with any of the new Chevy trucks. Here we answer some common questions about the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Silverado 2500.
Chevy Silverado 1500
What are the Power- and Drivetrain Options?
No matter which Chevy Silverado 1500 you go with, you’re going to get a truck with a ton of power. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that produces 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Three other engines are available:
- Turbodiesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder: 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque
- 5.3-liter V8: 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
- 6.2-liter V8: 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
You’ll have your choice of either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive as an option.
How Much Can It Tow?
The towing ability of the Chevy Silverado 1500 is outstanding. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 13,300 pounds.
Chevy Silverado 2500
How Powerful is this Truck?
The Chevy Silverado 2500 has a 6.6-liter V8 that produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V8 that generates 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The base engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel has an Allison 10-speed automatic. You can opt for either rear- or all-wheel drive.
What is Its Towing Capability?
The base Chevy Silverado 2500 can tow up to 14,500 pounds when properly equipped. That increases to 18,500 pounds with the diesel engine.
Test-Drive a Chevy Truck Today
Want to learn more about these trucks? Get in touch with your nearest Patriot Auto Group dealership in the Philadelphia area.