Although Schaumburg and Elgin drivers might be more familiar with a different type of “HD,” the 2015 Chevy Silverado HD stands for “Heavy Duty,” and whether you drive home the Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD from Biggers Chevrolet, you’ll have a truly heavy duty pickup truck that’s ready to handle whatever you throw at it.With maximum payloads breaking 5,000 pounds, towing capacities of over 20,000 pounds, and your choice of diesel or gasoline-powered engines, the Silverado HD takes on all challengers. More than just a workhorse, Chevy’s new pickup gives drivers some of the best options and cabin upgrades as well.
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Specs
When you choose a Silverado HD, you already know that you’re getting one of the toughest trucks around, but just how much can the 2500HD handle? Well, it depends on the engine:
- The standard 6.0L V8 is rated at 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 14,800 pounds and a max payload of 3,760 pounds.
- Drivers opting for the 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine will instead get access to 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque, raising the towing capacity to as much as 17,900 pounds but offering a max payload a bit lower at 3,501 pounds.
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Specs
The main difference between the 2500HD and 3500HD are the payload and towing capacities. Both models feature the same engine choices, but drivers of the Silverado 3500HD with the 6.0L V8 engine will be able to tow up to 14,600 pounds and haul a max payload of 4,682 pounds.
Upgrading to the 3500HD with 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 combines that a 765 lb-ft of torque with a towing capacity of 23,200 pounds and a maximum payload of as much as 7,374 pounds.
Making the Job Easier
No matter which of the Silverado HD models you choose, Chevrolet has built them to make your job—and your life—easier with some of the latest in pickup features
- Hill-Start Assist: Holding the brake in place as you switch to the accelerator, hill-start assist keeps you from rolling and losing control of the Silverado when parked on a hill.
- Trailer Sway Control: Sensors can detect when your trailer begins to sway and brings it back in line by using the brakes of both the truck and the trailer (if available).
- Diesel Exhaust Brake System: Built to reduce the amount of conventional braking when heading downhill or towing, the diesel exhaust brake system gives you an added level of control.
- Rear Vision Camera: A rear vision camera is always a nice asset for parking and reversing, but it is invaluable when you have to back up or hitch a trailer to your Silverado.
- New Hitch Design: A new hitch design makes it so that you don’t need to upgrade the Silverado 3500HD with the optional trailering package to tow up to 19,600 pounds.
A Premium Pick-Up Cabin
General Motors knows that many Chevy drivers want more than just a bare bones work truck, and they have made some of their best features available on the new Silverado HD models, including:
- Customizable Driver Display: This 4.2-inch color screen lets the driver select what important vehicle information is displayed at a given time—you get to choose what stats you see and how you see them.
- Center Panel Controls: The driver-structured cabin makes it easy for you to reach any power sources and console controls, as well as convenient switches for the Silverado’s most important features.
- Chevy MyLink: This high-tech infotainment system comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that lets you seamlessly connect your technology in one convenient place, streaming audio and taking phone calls via Bluetooth and connecting with Pandora Internet radio and more.
- Luxurious Cabin: Chevrolet made the new Silverado HD series more comfortable, with redesigned seating, a quieter cabin, easy-to-use buttons and knobs, and easy-to-read gauges.
Convenient Cargo Storage
Whatever your pickup truck needs are, if you’re eying a Silverado HD, cargo storage has got to be on your mind. Chevy goes above and beyond just giving drivers a spacious truck bed and plenty of towing capability, though:
- Under-Rail Box Lights: Whether you’re working late or early, working in the dark is about as far from fun as it gets. Fortunately, Chevy makes it a bit easier with LED lighting under each rail, letting you skip the flashlight and easily load or unload in the dark.
- Tie Down Options: The Silverado’s load-bearing upper hooks are rated at as much as 250 pounds each, and since they’re movable you can accommodate almost any payload with little trouble.
- Spray-On Bedliner: Available as a factory-installed feature, the spray-on bedliner provides a uniform thickness that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dings to your truck bed.
- Cornerstep Rear Bumper: Need to hop in the back and find a tool? Just plant your toe into the corner of the rear bumper and step up without pulling your back
- EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate: This optional feature means never having to slam your tailgate, as it lifts with ease and lowers gradually when it opens.
Test Drive a 2015 Chevy Silverado HD Truck Today
To take a 2015 Chevy Silverado HD for a test drive, just contact Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin. We’re a short drive for Schaumburg drivers, and we’re well worth the trip to put yourself behind the wheel of one of these incredible pickup trucks. Stop by today!