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2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Silverado 2500HD

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

vs.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
$29,300 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$35,300 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 you are shopping for a new pickup near Schaumburg and Streamwood, you truly cannot go wrong with the Chevy lineup. Chevy offers a diverse array of trucks to meet your driving needs and budget, but how do you decide which is right for you? Biggers Chevrolet explores the Chevy 1500 vs. 2500 Silverado models to help you narrow down your search. Compare the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 in several key areas below. 

 

 

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Trim Levels

When it comes to options, the Silverado 1500 provides you with more variety. However, the Silverado 2500 also has its perks. For more information about trim levels and pricing, read on below: 

Silverado 1500:

  • Work Truck: Starting at $29,300 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $36,500 MSRP 
  • Custom Trail Boss: Starting at $41,700 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $40,300 MSRP
  • RST: Starting at $43,900 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $49,400 MSRP
  • LT Trail Boss: Starting at $51,500 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $53,900 MSRP

Silverado 2500HD: 

  • Work Truck: Starting at $35,300 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $43,200 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $39,700 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $49,500 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $63,100 MSRP

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Performance 

While both truck lineups were designed with refined ruggedness in mind, it is the Silverado 2500 that delivers more robust performance. However, the Silverado 1500 is also no slouch on the roads of Bartlett. 

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines: 

Standard 4.3L EcoTec3 with Active Fuel Management

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

2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management

  • 310-hp and 348 Ib-ft of torque
  • Standard on RST and LT; available on Custom and Work Truck
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Auto start/stop technology

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

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

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

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

Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-diesel I-6 

  • 23 MPG city/33 highway
  • 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 9,300-lb maximum towing capacity
  • Auto-stop/start technology

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Engines:

6.6L V-8 engine

  • 401-hp and 464 Ib-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8

  • 445-hp and 910 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 Towing

What about Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 towing power? While both options can tow heavy items with safety and ease, one may be better suited to your needs:

Silverado 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity: 

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

Silverado 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity:

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

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500: State-of-the-Art Features

No matter which truck you choose, you can take advantage of the Chevy Infotainment 3 system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Listed below is just a sampling of the features that can elevate your daily drives in Hanover Park:

  • Head-Up Display
  • 4G LTE Wifi Hotspot
  • 15 camera view
  • Tow/Haul mode
  • Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System 
  • Auto Grade Braking

Find the Silverado of Your Dreams Today

So, which will it be: the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500? If you are still not sure, why not visit us in Biggers Chevrolet to take both for a spin? Contact us today with any questions!

 

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