2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs chevy silverado 2500 comparison


2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Silverado 2500HD

$28,900* MSRP

Starting MSRP

$34,700* MSRP
285-hp (4.3L V-6 engine)

Minimum Horsepower

401-hp (6.6L V-8 engine)
420-hp

Maximum Horsepower

445-hp
460 Ib-ft

Maximum Torque

910 Ib-ft
13,300 Pounds

Max Towing Capacity

18,500 Pounds
2,280 Pounds

Max Payload Capacity

3,857 Pounds

Searching for a new truck for sale near Puyallup? The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500 are both fantastic choices! But when you get down to comparing the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 where things like towing, performance, price are concerned, you’ll notice some pretty significant differences between these two Chevy trucks. Want to learn more? Keep reading for a detailed Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 breakdown!



Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Trim Choices

The new Chevy Silverado 1500 comes in eight trim choices and offers multiple powerful engine options as well. The Chevy 2500HD comes in five trim choices and offers two engine options. That said, its base engine offers significantly more power than the base engine for the Silverado 1500 light-duty truck. Want more pricing and engine specs? Here’s that information!

Silverado 1500:

  • Work Truck: Starting at $30,595 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $37,895 MSRP
  • Custom Trail Boss: Starting at $42,995 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $41,695 MSRP
  • RST: Starting at $45,295 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $51,095 MSRP
  • LT Trail Boss: Starting at $52,795 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $55,495 MSRP

Silverado 2500HD:

  • Work Truck: Starting at $34,600 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $38,600 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $39,400 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $49,100 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $61,600 MSRP

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 Engine Options

Looking for a fantastically capable new Chevy truck in or around Sumner? With the following engine options available, the new Silverado 1500 and Silverado 2500 both fit that description!

Silverado 1500 Engines

  • Standard 4.3L EcoTec3 with Active Fuel Management
    • Standard on Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims
    • Standard 6-speed automatic transmission
    • Power output is an impressive 285-hp and 305 Ib-ft of torque
  • 2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management
    • Standard on RST and LT; available on Custom and Work Truck
    • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
    • Power output is an impressive 310-hp and 348 Ib-ft of torque
    • Auto start/stop technology adds further efficiency
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management
    • Standard on LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country; also available on LT and RST
    • Power output is 355-hp and 383 Ib-ft of torque
    • 8-speed automatic transmission is standard (10-speed automatic transmission is available)
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management
    • Available on High Country, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, RST and Custom Trail Boss
    • Power output is 420-hp and 460 Ib-ft of torque
    • 10-speed automatic transmission makes shifts especially smooth
  • Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-diesel I-6
    • 23 MPG city/33 highway estimated fuel consumption is a big bonus of choosing this diesel engine over a Silverado gas engine
    • Power output is 277 horsepower and a gutsy 460 lb-ft of torque (perfect for towing)
    • 10-speed automatic transmission is standard
    • 9,300-lb maximum towing capacity
    • Auto-stop/start technology adds convenience and efficiency alike

Silverado 2500 Engines
Just like its automotive next-of-kin, the Silverado 2500, the Chevy Silverado 2500 boasts more than one engine option. But, for simplicity’s sake, this Silverado model sticks with two impressive engines as outlined below.

  • 6.6L V8 engine
    • Power output is 401-hp and 464 Ib-ft of torque
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8
    • Power output is 445-hp and 910 lb-ft of torque
    • 10-speed automatic transmission

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Towing & Payload Capabilities

Tacoma and Auburn truck shoppers are sure to notice the most significant difference between the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 where towing and payload are concerned. Read on below for more information and to compare towing and payload for these two trucks:

Silverado 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity:

  • Max. Payload capacity: 2,250 pounds
  • Max. Towing capacity: 13,400 pounds

Silverado 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity:

  • Max. Payload capacity: 3,565-3,900 pounds
  • Max. Towing capacity: 18,500 pounds

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500 Performance & Connectivity Features

Still weighing the Chevy 1500 vs. 2500 against each other? You now should have a pretty good idea of how these two trucks differ where capability is concerned. BUt how about connectivity and technology? Luckily, both trucks offer the impressive Chevy Infotainment 3 system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other features include:

  • Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System
  • 4G LTE Wifi Hotspot
  • Head-Up Display
  • Tow/Haul mode
  • 15 camera view
  • Auto Grade Braking

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