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The Chevrolet Silverado has decorated American roads since the late 1990s when Chevrolet debuted the Silverado as a modern alternative to the C/K Series. Today, the 2024 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD builds on that legacy and introduces a highly anticipated refresh that makes the best-selling truck smarter, more capable, and more adventurous than ever. Once again, Chevrolet raises the bar and solidifies the Silverado 2500 HD's prominent role as America's most trusted and highly valued workhorse.
The 2024 Silverado 2500 HD is an incredible work partner because of its high-value packaging, versatility, and capability. Starting at $43,400, the Silverado 2500 HD is affordable and competent, with Chevrolet outfitting base models like the Work Truck with the necessities and plenty of conveniences and innovative technologies.[a] As you climb the lineup to top-tier trims like the High Country, luxury becomes more prominent. Chevy transforms the 2024 Silverado 2500 HD into a chariot with the heart of a warrior, leather seats and all. Its capability is reimagined and filled with opulence.
Perhaps most exciting for 2024 is the introduction of the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 and Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 Bison. Chevrolet has garnered praise for its ZR2 models that outfit trucks like the Silverado 1500 with off-road-ready components that ensure it can blaze a new trail from the factory floor. Fortunately for off-road enthusiasts, the ZR2 treatment makes its way to the Silverado 2500 HD for 2024, with the rugged Bison trim featuring a full suite of high-strength components from American Expedition Vehicles.
But what else can you expect from the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD in 2024? What makes it the perfect work partner and weekend adventurer?
The 2024 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has the heart of a warrior, but Chevrolet encourages drivers to explore this capability in a new realm with options like the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 and Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 Bison. These adventurous trims let you harness the brute strength and capability of the heavy-duty workhorse on technical terrain, satisfying every need for adventure and doing double duty as the ultimate work partner. But why are the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 and the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 Bison so special?
The Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 builds on the best-selling truck's capability by adding components that ready it for the trail. The ZR2 sits taller, courtesy of its 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires and 1.5-inch suspension lift at the front and rear. Chevrolet's keen attention to detail is readily apparent in the integrated mudguards and the truck's exclusive ZR2 badging on the grille bar.
Of course, the real show is behind the scenes, where specifically tuned off-road components shine as they ensure the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 can handle technical terrain. These components include Chevrolet's renowned race-proven Multimatic DSSV dampers, a rear electronic locker, and upper and lower control arms with specific steering knuckles to heighten the truck's responsiveness, articulation, and maneuverability. There's also plenty of underbody armor, with a large steel skid plate protecting the undercarriage and transfer case.
Where the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 is tough, the Silverado 2500 HD ZR2 Bison is even tougher and more adventurous. The truck is part of Chevrolet's collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles, differentiating itself with unique AEV components. For example, the ZR2 Bison shares the same foundation as the ZR2 but adds an AEV high-approach stamped-steel front bumper with integrated recovery points and provisions for a winch. The rear bumper is the same quality and also features recovery points. Other AEV design details include expansive underbody skid plates, unique exterior badging inside and out, and exclusive gloss black AEV wheels.
The Chevy Silverado is a trusted and beloved American workhorse, and the 2024 Silverado 2500 HD is no exception. It continues and expands on that reputation with its potent heartbeat and brute strength. For 2024, Chevrolet makes the truck more capable and responsive than ever.
Chevrolet accomplishes this incredible feat with two available powertrains, starting with the standard 6.6L V8 engine that produces 401 hp at 5,200 RPM and 464 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. The gas powertrain is exceptional, but the Duramax is the real showstopper in the Silverado 2500 HD's powertrain lineup for 2024. Chevrolet manages to eke more hp and torque from the 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel, pushing its output to 470 hp at 2,800 RPM and 975 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 RPM. With more low-end power, the diesel can effortlessly tow loads up to 20,000 lbs with a conventional trailer and over 22,000 lbs with a gooseneck or fifth wheel.
Fortunately, the gas-powered Silverado 2500 HD isn't a slouch when it's time to work. While it doesn't offer the highest towing capability, you can trailer up to 14,500 lbs with a Silverado 2500 HD regular cab. It also provides the highest payload, with a maximum of 3,689 lbs, which ensures you can load the bed and cab with all the necessities and more.
Part of this brute strength is Chevrolet's decision to mate its Duramax diesel and the V8 gas-powered engine to a proven 10-speed Allison transmission. Allison's reputation is illustrious, and the 2024 Silverado 2500 HD benefits from it with quicker downshifts thanks to more precise tuning. The V8 gas engine sees a vast improvement in grade braking because of the transmission and its closer gear ratios. In addition, Allison's smoother shift patterns ensure on-demand power, heightened control, and exceptional responsiveness, whether you're driving at highway speeds, navigating congested traffic in the city, or towing a heavy trailer.
Expectations are high when it comes to the 2024 Silverado 2500 HD, especially considering it's one of the most capable and reliable trucks on the road today. Drivers want a heavy-duty truck that can work effectively and efficiently, but they also need one that keeps them connected, comfortable, informed, and safe. It's a balance that truck manufacturers struggle to achieve, but one Chevrolet has perfected, as we see in the tech-savvy 2024 Silverado 2500 HD.
The 2024 Silverado 2500 HD is smarter and better equipped than ever, from the expansive digital displays framing the command center and cockpit to the trailering technologies and driver-assist tools. Depending on trim, the Silverado 2500 HD's cockpit features a 12.3-inch driver information center and 13.4-inch infotainment display. Where the driver information center provides vital performance insights like speed, mileage, navigational cues, and tire pressure monitoring, the touchscreen display is home to all things connectivity and entertainment-related. It's a hub of connectivity, offering wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, access to Google Built-In, and a host of in-vehicle apps.
The Silverado 2500 HD's center touchscreen display is also home to Chevrolet's exclusive In-Vehicle Trailering App and extensive 14-view camera system. The trailering app lets you create custom trailer profiles, monitor diagnostics, and complete pre-departure checklists, while the camera system gives you a comprehensive view around the truck and trailer. But there's even more to the Silverado 2500 HD's trailering-related tech than this.
Chevrolet makes the 2024 Silverado 2500 HD more intuitive when trailering by outfitting it with trailering-specific driver-assist tools. Adaptive Cruise Control with Trailer lets you confidently travel at highway speeds when towing a trailer, with the technology accounting for the additional drag of the trailer and the extended braking distance needed to slow down or stop. The Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert builds on the Silverado's standard blind-spot monitoring tool, extending your situational awareness by monitoring the blind spots around your trailer. Other tools like the GCW Alert are also integral to your safety, alerting you when the Silverado and the accompanying trailer exceed the truck's capability.