Whether you grew up helping out at the ranch or you have fond memories of your family’s vacations with the camper, you have an appreciation for the big trucks––the heavy-duty, solid, durable, trucks that can haul and tow better than any other vehicle. You may have found that you’re considering purchasing one yourself, like the 2024 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD. You’ll be able to create new memories with your family, and your truck can help you with that. No matter what activities your family enjoys, the Silverado 3500 HD is there to haul camping gear, tow the boat or camper, and even do some work during the week.
While there are plenty of people who are rather hesitant when it comes to larger trucks, many find them easy to drive, comfortable, and perfect for those short or long trips where you need some extra power or towing capacity. If you’re in the market for one for work, you’ll want one that rides smoothly, has some heft, and can handle towing all the equipment and materials you’ll need at the job site. It also has room for you, a small crew, and the odds and ends that are always wanted, like duct tape, extra batteries, and replacement parts.
If you’ve seen older Silverado 3500 HD models, you might be in for a bit of a shock––the 2024 Silverado 3500 has been given an interior refresh, along with an exterior redesign that has turned the truck into a bold, eye-catching take on the heavy-duty model. Along with the changes made to both the outside and inside, the 2024 Silverado now has more available horsepower and torque, has streamlined its transmission choices, and paired the typical driving assistance features with the trailering system to provide you with the best driving experience yet.
The 2024 iteration of the Silverado 3500 HD is available with either the 6.6L V8 gas engine or the 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter in the heavy-duty department, the gas engine is the way to go. It performs extremely well with 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a maximum towing capacity of 21,600 lbs. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is for those drivers who want all available power for the biggest of jobs––it offers 470 hp with 975 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 36,000 lbs. The rise in performance grants you an additional 25 hp, and as we all know, even that small amount can make a big difference.
Again, it depends on how you’re using your truck which will determine which engine is the best fit for you. Are you towing heavy equipment, materials, or recreational items weekly? The diesel engine is probably the one you want. If, however, you might tow a small camper or your motorcycle a few times a month, you may want to go with the gas engine instead. When it comes to payload, you also have a choice. Are you regularly hauling work equipment, sports gear, or smaller recreational vehicles? The 2024 Silverado can haul up to 7,290 lbs, but if you think you’re not going to use that feature frequently, it’s better to configure the cab differently so that you have more room in the interior for yourself and your passengers.
Both engines come with an Allison ten-speed automatic transmission, which is different from previous years’ models, as they could opt for either the ten-speed transmission (standard on the diesel model) or go with the six-speed automatic transmission. Because of this streamlining, every driver now benefits by having the standard ten-speed transmission from Allison, known for its patented Continuous Power Technology, which was created to give larger trucks a better, more pinpointed way to manage not only fuel efficiency but speed.
With more horsepower than ever before, the exceptional Allison transmission, and precise tuning, the 2024 Silverado 3500 is made to be bigger, better, and badder than previous model years, able to take on heavier hauling and towing jobs while also performing at its peak, something you don’t always get with every brand. Chevy’s attention to what matters both in terms of performance and to their drivers is what has enabled the 2024 Silverado 3500 HD to become the beefy big brother of their smaller pickup trucks.
The 2024 Silverado 3500 HD comes standard with the gasoline engine, which means it comes ready to haul up to 7,290 lbs and tow up to 21,600 lbs. If equipped with the diesel engine, the Silverado 3500 HD can carry a payload of up to 6,644 lbs, and towing capacity increases to 36,000 lbs.
With a truck that can tow over 20,000 lbs, you’ll be able to take a lot of different things with you on your jobs, vacations, and family get-togethers. For example, you can tow:
You can take your horses, cows, and smaller livestock to the county fair, competitions, or their new dwelling, pack up the bikes and kayaks for a weekend away, or take the family camper to a new campground to make some fun summer memories. Whether you’re going to use it for work, pleasure, or a combination of both, the gas-powered 2024 Silverado 3500 is a great asset.
More interested in the diesel-powered version of the 2024 Silverado 3500? With a max towing capacity of 36,000 lbs, this big boy is able to take on the most heavy-duty tasks, hauling and towing with ease. Common towing objects this heavy-duty truck can handle are campers, RVs, mobile homes and tiny homes, smaller pieces of construction equipment, concrete, wood, or other building materials, and larger boats and trailers.
Need something that can handle a work assignment one day and then tow a friend’s tiny home the next day? What about something that can haul all the concrete you’ll need for your next DIY build that can then turn around and take your boat to the Hudson River for a well-deserved day off? If you want something large and in charge that’s ready to take on the biggest tasks, the diesel-powered 2024 Silverado 3500 HD is the best truck for you.
Along with its already impressive resume, there are additional packages, features, and accessories available for the 2024 Silverado. From special editions to extra towing features, Chevy has provided an array of extras that are sure to improve your experience. Chevy offers the following trim levels: Work Truck, LT, Custom, LTZ, High Country, and ZR2, though the ZR2 has a later release date. The Work Truck is for those who just need a bare-bones hauler, LT is the base model for those who aren’t just using their trucks as their work vehicles, and the LTZ and High Country are for those who like to live on the more luxurious and hi-tech side. The ZR2 is the off-road version of the Silverado 3500 HD.
The High Country trim level is also available with a Midnight Edition package, which trades out all the bright chrome exterior accents for black accents, elevating the Silverado 3500 from rugged to refined. As far as the interior goes, you can go with the Jet Black or Nightshift Blue, rather than the standard Jet Black/Umber combination.
There is a multitude of packages available for the 2024 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, including the Max Trailering Package, which will help your truck reach those maximum towing numbers. Other packages feature additional driver assist functions like multiple camera views, transparent trailer view for both conventional and fifth-wheel trailers, an available 13.4-inch infotainment center, and additional safety features not included in the standard Chevy driver assistance package.
Do you want a feature that will really set your truck apart and make your towing and hauling life easier? That's where the Multi-Flex Tailgate, available for all trims, comes into play. The Multi-Flex Tailgate has six functions to help you get the most out of our truck bed. The tailgate has an inner gate that can serve as a load stop or transform into a flat work surface. Flip it down to give yourself easy access to the back, or fold it out to become a step. You can also just use the primary gate as normal or flip the inner section up to make an extended load stop point.