While there are plenty of pickups out there that are great for both work and play, when you need to get some serious work done, you need a heavy-duty model. Heavy-duty trucks are full-size models that are built to offer the highest payload and towing capacity possible, with options for some of the most powerful engines anywhere on the road. The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD lineup includes both the 2500HD and the 3500HD; the right one for you depends on exactly what you need.
Both models are incredibly powerful and offer terrific towing capacity and maximum payloads for getting work done. If you need to haul a load of lumber or sheets of drywall across town, then these are both great choices. The 3500HD is ultimately more powerful than the 2500HD if you configure it properly, offering higher towing and payload capacities when set up right. In particular, the 3500HD offers some of the best gooseneck or 5th-wheel towing available anywhere, so if that is what you are looking for, then the 3500HD is the way to go.
No matter which 2020 Chevy Silverado HD pickup you choose, you will get a truck that can work as hard as you do, and it will keep coming back for more. These are some of the toughest, most powerful trucks on the road, and yet they also have excellent interior features and options for luxury and technology. Whether you are sure of exactly which truck you need or you are still doing research, we are happy to help. Visit us at DePaula Chevy today to see the modern lineup of Chevy trucks for yourself, and we will help you find the perfect one for your needs.
When looking at either model of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD, you are probably interested in just how much power it has to offer. That all comes from the engine, and there are two different engines you can choose with the 2020 HD pickups from Chevy. Both the 2500HD and the 3500HD have the same engine options, with the additional power of the 3500HD coming from how it is designed and manufactured.
The standard engine on both of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD pickups is a 6.6L V8 engine that provides up to 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. This beast features a cast iron engine block for optimal durability with direct injection and variable valve timing for a great overall driving experience. It also comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is pretty standard for this kind of heavy-duty truck.
If you want something a bit more impressive, however, then consider the available diesel engine that you can get with either pickup. It is a Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine that provides up to 445 hp and an amazing 910 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, which makes it incredibly fun to drive and offers a smooth experience, even when pulling a lot of weight behind you and hauling uphill.
If you have any interest in a heavy-duty pickup, it is probably because you want a truck that can handle a lot of weight. The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD trucks offer excellent payload and towing capacities, but there are a lot of different values depending on their configurations and which one you choose. To keep things simple, here are payload and towing capacities for these trucks in general, but be sure to ask about any specific model you are interested in.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a payload capacity of between 3,536 lbs and 3,979 lbs depending on how you configure it. In general, the payload is higher for regular cab models and lowest for crew cab setups due to the added weight of the cab. The diesel engine also makes for lower overall payload, so keep that in mind.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD has a payload capacity of between 4,013 lbs and 4,534 lbs depending on the configuration. One thing worth noting about the 3500HD, however, is that it is available with dual rear-wheels, whereas the 2500HD does not have that option. A dual rear-wheel setup greatly increases the payload capacity of the 3500HD, with a maximum payload of up to 7,442 lbs available with a regular cab and gas engine.
For towing capacity, the numbers follow a similar pattern, with the 3500HD coming out on top. The maximum towing capacity of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is 18,500 lbs with a crew cab and the turbo-diesel engine; other configurations of the 2500HD have a maximum towing of 14,500 lbs. The 3500HD has a maximum towing of up to 20,000 lbs with the right configuration, though some have max towing of just 14,500 lbs.
Where the 3500HD truly shines, is if you are interested in gooseneck or 5th-wheel towing. With a gooseneck setup, the 3500HD can get up to 35,500 lbs of towing done when properly configured and equipped. Even with the gooseneck, the 2500HD still tops out at 18,500 lbs, so if you want to use gooseneck towing, go with the 3500HD.
Interior options on the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD pickups can vary depending on trim, though in general, they have the same features between the 2500HD and the 3500HD models. For example, the High Country, the highest trim for the HD trucks, includes an 8-inch infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The High Country also features a 7-speaker Bose premium sound system, HD radio, and leather-appointed seating.
The 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seats both include heating and ventilation, while the driver seat has power lumbar support. The leather-wrapped steering wheel of the High Country includes wheel-mounted controls and is heated. An 8-inch digital driver information center includes meters and information that can be customized how you prefer. Both the 2500HD and the 3500HD High Country pickups include the advanced trailering system, which makes it easier and safer to pull a large trailer behind you, with support for up to 15 cameras that give you incredible visibility.
Other great features available on the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD pickups include remote start, keyless open and start, and cruise control. There is also a wireless charging area for compatible devices and numerous USB and power outlets for your devices. If you really want to push technology to the next level, an available heads-up display projects information for you onto the windshield, so your eyes never have to leave the road.
Although you probably want the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD pickups for their power and performance, they also have great safety options to protect you and others on the road. These features will vary depending on which trim level you look at, but are otherwise available on both the 2500HD and the 3500HD. To keep this simple, consider the safety features included with the highest trim for the HD pickups, the High Country.
The High Country includes StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control, six airbags, and an HD rear vision camera. It also includes front and rear park assist, a rear cross traffic alert, and a teen driver system that helps you make sure young drivers develop safe habits behind the wheel. You also get a lane change alert system with side blind zone alert, as well as a tire pressure monitoring system.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD trucks at the High Country trim also include hitch guidance with hitch view to make it easier to hook up a trailer to your truck. This system uses the rear vision camera to give you a guideline that helps you align the truck with a trailer or camper that you are backing up toward and automatically applies the parking brake when you shift from reserve to park while using the system. Brand new for 2020 is support for up to 15 cameras on your trailer that can be displayed on the screen inside the Silverado HD, so you have an unparalleled view of the area around your trailer.