Beyond basic hauling, the 2018 2500HD Silverado comes with many convenience and safety features that almost make it seem like you are buying a family sedan. Chevy uses many of the same features between its car, truck, and SUV lines. As a result, the Silverado comes with many standard and optional upgrades that make the whole driving experience more comfortable and safer at the same time.
On the safety side, the 2500HD comes with a standard set of front and side driver/passenger airbags that will deploy in the event of a crash. The extended and full-size cabins also feature side airbags for rear passengers to increase the safety of all occupants in the truck. Additionally, the rear seats include anchor points and tethers to safely secure children seats.
Active safety features include several optional systems ranging from a forward-collision detection system to parking lot front and rear sensors to warn the driver of other vehicles. The lane-departure system will also provide an alarm should the truck begin to stray out of a highway lane at high speeds. Unique to Chevy and GM vehicles, the Teen Driver System comes standard on all Silverados and will help aid new drivers that limit the vehicle’s capabilities, increases safety feature settings, and allows parents to monitor and limit things like speed and audio.
Beyond safety, the Silverado 2500HD also comes with many convenience features to make the driving experience more comfortable. First and foremost, the interior space provides ample leg and headroom. It also includes optional leather accents and seats with heating elements in the front. Optional power-adjustable pedals and seats also allow the driver to customize the setup to their personal liking.
The built-in infotainment system comes with a 7-inch touchscreen using Chevy’s MyLink software to control a number of vehicle settings. Standard Bluetooth, USB, and AUX input connectivity are available through this system. As optional upgrades, the 2500HD is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to enhance the voice control and recognition for hands-free driving.
To keep smart devices charged on the go, the interior of the Silverado 2500HD is dotted with four 12V outlets and four USB charging ports. The ports draw power straight from the main battery to provide a constant supply of energy for long road trips or power-hungry devices you may need during the daily commute.