Chevy is known for building some of the most reliable and capable trucks on the road, and the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is a shining example. This three-quarter-ton truck is designed for hard work, whether that means long days at the job site, hauling your boat down to the lake for the weekend, or cross-country trips with your camper in tow. With both gas and diesel V8 engine options available, you can equip this truck with all the power you need to get the job done, and the variety of cab and bed styles will let you build your perfect truck. You can even add four-wheel drive and the Z71 package to head off-road for some fun in the mud.
But the best part of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is the advanced features it offers to make your time on and off the road enjoyable. You can option your truck in a variety of trims, from the basic to the luxurious, and choose the features you want the most. Those can be traditional luxuries like heated and ventilated leather seats or modern technologies like a 15-camera view system that makes trailering a breeze. Whatever you want from your next truck, the Silverado 2500 HD can provide it, and the team here at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford is excited to show you everything this powerful pickup has to offer.
Powering the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is your choice of a 6.6L V8 gasoline engine or a 6.6L V8 Duramax Turbo-Diesel. Both engine options are incredibly powerful and reliable, ready to tackle any task your work throws at you. However, they each have their pros and cons. The standard gasoline engine is a great fit for a three-quarter-ton truck. While it doesn’t have the same raw muscle as the Duramax, its 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque are enough to get the most out of the chassis. With a max towing capacity of 17,370 lbs and a maximum payload rating of 3,979 lbs, there are few tasks this engine can’t accomplish that won’t have you reaching for a one-ton dually. Plus, the gasoline engine is easy to live with and requires no special care or maintenance.
However, if you want the absolute best and need a powertrain that can hold up under heavy use for hundreds of thousands of miles, then the Duramax diesel is the way to go. This beast of an engine provides 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque, channeling it to the ground through a nearly indestructible 10-speed Allison transmission. You can even option this transmission with an integrated Power Take-Off, allowing you to conveniently power all sorts of equipment while on the job. But while the diesel provides extra confidence when towing and hauling, its maximum tow rating is only slightly higher at 18,510 lbs, and its maximum payload capacity of 3,715 lbs is actually slightly lower than what the base gasoline V8 provides.
While the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD comes standard with a rear-wheel drive powertrain, four-wheel drive with an Autotrac two-speed transfer case is an available option. Even without opting for four-wheel drive, you will get a standard Eaton automatic locking rear differential, which will ensure both rear wheels get power for enhanced traction on slippery surfaces. This is a particularly valuable feature since the added weight of the optional four-wheel drive system can reduce the truck's maximum towing and payload ratings by several hundred pounds, depending on the other options you choose.
Selecting the available Z71 Off-Road package will further enhance all-terrain performance. This package upgrades the suspension with Rancho shocks, installs skid plates for underbody protection, adds Hill Descent Control for safety in steep terrain, and rounds things out with a set of all-terrain tires. While this doesn’t quite reach the level of capability provided by the Silverado 1500 Trail Boss or ZR2 trims, the Z71 package is more than enough to get your Silverado 2500 HD to a remote worksite or head into the wild for a weekend in nature.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD may be a rugged work truck, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the premium features you are looking for in your next vehicle. The base Work Truck trim is a no-frills design that gives you vinyl bench seats and rubberized floor mats designed to stand up to long days of dirty work. From there, things ramp up with the Custom and LT trim offering a long list of options from a 10-way power driver’s seat to dual-zone automatic climate control. These two trims provide a lot of value and can be customized in countless ways, allowing you to strike the perfect balance of luxury and utility.
At the top of the list are the LTZ and High Country trims, which pull out all the stops for a premium experience that will satisfy the desires of any driver. With a standard Bose sound system, you will be able to listen to your favorite music unlike ever before, while the two driver memory settings will allow you to share your truck with another driver in your household but always have everything set exactly how you want it. Heated front and rear seats feel amazing on cold winter mornings, while the ventilated front seats will keep you cool through sweltering summers. And, of course, the interior is wrapped in perforated leather with bright metallic accents for a sophisticated feel that will let you relax every time you climb into the cab.
While the interior of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD can be your personal oasis on the road, the exterior is designed for hard work. You can opt for either a seven-foot-long standard bed or an eight-foot-long bed that provides a best-in-class 83.5 cu.ft. of cargo volume. On top of its expansive size, the bed comes standard with 12 tie-downs to secure any cargo you have and can be outfitted with LED lighting and a 120-volt outlet. Best of all, Chevy made accessing the bed easy with the exterior bed steps and the exclusive Multi-Flex Tailgate. This handy feature can be configured in six different ways, including a full-width step that can support up to 375 lbs. Once your bed is loaded, you can fold the tailgate into a load stop to keep oversized cargoes from sliding out.
Inside the 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, you will find a comprehensive array of tech features designed to let you work smarter and enjoy every minute spent out on the road. A standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment center provides access to the Chevy Infotainment 3 system, including Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. A larger eight-inch high-definition touchscreen is an available option, as is built-in GPS navigation with enhanced voice recognition if you don’t want to rely on your smartphone’s navigation apps.
Chevy knows that the Silverado 2500 HD is no ordinary vehicle and that drivers like you intend to use it for hard work. That is why this truck includes several exclusive features designed to make that work easier. Foremost among them is the best-in-class camera system that uses eight separate exterior cameras to provide 15 selectable camera views on the central infotainment screen. These camera views not only provide a complete picture of what’s around your truck, but they also allow you to keep an eye on your cargo, even giving you an available view of what’s going on inside your trailer––a particularly valuable feature if you’re transporting animals.
One of the best uses of technology in the Silverado 2500 HD is that you can access many useful features through your smartphone even when you are not in your truck. The myChevrolet mobile app provides tons of handy tools, such as being able to lock and unlock your truck, start the engine, and check vehicle information remotely. However, for the Silverado 2500 HD, it also includes an Advanced Trailering System that can be used to set up custom trailer profiles, access towing checklists, and check the status of your trailer. All of these handy features are also available through your truck's touchscreen interface if you don’t want to pull out your phone.