The Silverado is a chunky monstrosity, but the particularly aggressive front fascia will appeal to those who want a truly imposing truck. The front grille is enormous, intersected by a large horizontal bar with an engraving of the manufacturer's name. The grille changes as you move up the trim levels, however, with the signature Chevrolet golden bow-tie only displayed on the top-of-the-range High Country. Halogen headlights frame the grille on the lower trims, but from the LTZ up, LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights become the standard. Three body types are available, Regular, Double, and Crew Cab, along with two bed lengths, standard or long bed. Wheel sizes differ, too, with 17-inch wheels coming standard, while 18- and 20-inch wheels are available.
Models equipped with the Regular Cab (RC) measure 235.5 inches in length, while the Double Cab (DC) can measure 240.45 - 256.5 inches, depending on your choice of bed (regular or long), and the Crew Cab (CC) models stand between 249.95 and 266 inches long. Wheelbase lengths vary, too, with the RC coming with a 141.55-inch wheelbase. The DC's wheelbase can be either 149.4 or 162.48 inches, while the CC gets a 158.94 to 172-inch wheelbase. Height varies by a fraction of an inch across the range, although it stays between 79.65 and 79.95 inches. Similarly, width remains around 81.85 inches, with a few microns of difference between trim levels. With so many body configurations available, curb weight varies wildly. The lightest Regular Cab model weighs in at 5,914 pounds, while the heaviest Crew Cab, equipped with the long bed, can weigh as much as 6,950 lbs.
|Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Trims||Work Truck||LT||Custom||LTZ||High Country|
|Max Width||81.75 in.||81.75 in.||81.85 in.||81.85 in.||81.85 in.|
|Length||235.5 in.||235.5 in.||240.45 in.||240.45 in.||249.95 in.|
|Height||79.65 in.||79.65 in.||79.65 in.||79.65 in.||79.65 in.|
|Wheelbase||141.55 in.||141.55 in.||149.4 in.||149.4 in.||158.94 in.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x TBD|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x TBD|
Nine colors comprise the palette for the Silverado 2500HD, with the entry-level Work Truck trim offering six: Red Hot, Summit White, and Black as the standard solid options and the metallics Northsky Blue, Silver Ice, and a new color, Greenstone, which replaces last year's Oxford Brown. On the Custom trim, Mosaic Black Metallic is added to the list. From the LT up, the premium paint options are made available, which include Iridescent Pearl Tricoat ($995) and Cherry Red Tintcoat ($495). The top-tier High Country is oddly restricted in color choice, with Red Hot being deleted from its palette.