The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a three-quarter ton work truck that gets only minor changes from the 2018 model before it gets a bigger update for the 2020 model year. It is available in regular, crew and double-cab configurations with both long and standard beds.
Here’s a quick outline of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD’s specifications:
- The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is built on GM’s full-size K2 platform, which is shared with the GMC Sierra HD.
- The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD starts at $37,500 plus a $1,495 destination charge.
- The top-of-the-line High Country trim can reach over $73,000 before any dealer-added accessories.
- The 2018 Silverado 2500 HD started at $34,400 plus a $1,395 destination charge.
- The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is available in four trims: WT (work truck), LT, LTZ and High Country.
- The top-of-the-line High Country trim is available on Crew Cab models only and comes with 20-inch chromed-aluminum wheels, heated and vented custom leather-appointed front seats, a 6-inch chrome assist step and a Bose premium audio system.
- All 2019 Silverado 2500 HD trucks are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/50,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
- Four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive are available.
- 17-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the LT trim, with 18-inch and 20-inch chromed-aluminum wheels available as options on higher trims.
- The dimensions of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD vary depending on options. The crew cab with standard box has a 153.7-inch wheelbase, a 239.5-inch overall length and an 80.51-inch width. The long box crew cab has a 167.7-inch wheelbase, a 258.4-inch length and an 80.51-inch width.
- There are three engine options for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. These include a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 that can burn either gasoline or gaseous LPG/CNG. The third option is a 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel.
- The 6.0-liter Vortec V8 produces 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque when running on gasoline. It is also FlexFuel E85-capable. Adding the LPG/CNG option costs $300 and removes the E85 capability. The 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel engine produces 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. It is also B20 diesel-compatible.
- No hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric powertrains are available.
- All-wheel drive and selectable driving modes are standard on all models.
- The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD uses a six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and Auto Grade Braking to reduce the amount of conventional braking needed while towing or driving downhill.
- The maximum towing capacity for a 2019 Silverado 2500 HD is 15,400 pounds. This requires a fifth-wheel hitch and Duramax 6.-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.
- EPA fuel economy numbers are not required for heavy-duty trucks like the 2019 Silverado 2500 HD. In a Consumer Reports test, a 2017 Silverado 2500 HD was rated at 14 mpg overall.
- All 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD models are equipped with six standard airbags. The specifics change depending on the cab and box configuration. The crew cab has single-stage front and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats, and dead-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seats. The double and regular cab with pickup box configurations have a single-stage front airbag for the driver and a dual-stage front airbag for the front passenger. The front and rear passengers have seat-mounted side-impact and head-curtain airbags. The double and regular cab with pickup box configuration has single-stage front and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats and head-curtain airbags for the front and rear seats.
- Standard safety equipment also includes a rear-vision camera, OnStar and Teen Driver mode.
- Optional safety and driver-assistance technology includes forward-collision alert, front- and rear-park assist and lane-departure warning.
- The standard infotainment system in the LT trim uses an 8-inch color touch screen, AM/FM/SiriusXM Bluetooth system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The six-speaker system also has USB and an auxiliary port for portable media devices. Navigation and a six- or seven-speaker Bose sound system are standard on the High Country trim and available on the LTZ trim.
- A rear-seat Blu-Ray/DVD entertainment system with two USB ports is available.
Comfort & Convenience
- A front 40/20/40 split-bench cloth seat is standard on the LT trim, with heated seats available.
- Leather-appointed, heated front bucket seats are standard on the High Country trim, which includes 10-way power adjusters, including two-way power lumbar control.
- Remote keyless entry, steering wheel audio controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability are standard on all trims, with remote start and a heated steering wheel available.
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Chevrolet.