2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD vs. 3500 HD

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD vs. 3500 HD
2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

vs.

2022 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
$35,300

MSRP

$36,500
Conventional 14,500 LBS (GAS) 18,500 LBS (DIESEL)
5th Wheel/Gooseneck 17,370 LBS (GAS) 18,500 LBS (DIESEL)

Trailering

Conventional 16,800 LBS (GAS & DRW)
20,000 LBS (DIESEL & DRW)
5th Wheel/Gooseneck 17,200 LBS (GAS & SRW)
36,000 LBS (DIESEL & DRW)
6.6L Gas Engine 3,979 LBS (2WD) 3,965 LBS (4WD)
6.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine 3,715 LBS (2WD) 3,715 LBS (4WD)

Payload

6.6L Gas Engine 7,442 LBS (2WD & DRW)
7,145 LBS (4WD & DRW)
6.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine 6,523 LBS (2WD & DRW)
6,196 LBS (4WD & DRW)
6.6L V8 gas, 6.6L Duramax diesel

Engine Options

6.6L V8 gas, 6.6L Duramax diesel
401 hp / 464 lb-ft 445 hp / 910 lb-ft

Engine Performance

401 hp / 464 lb-ft 445 hp / 910 lb-ft
Work Truck, LT, Custom, LTZ, High Country

Trim Levels

Work Truck, LT, Custom, LTZ, High Country

Stuck deciding between the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500? You’re in luck! There are a lot of similarities between these heavy-duty pickups, but there are important distinctions when it comes to price and capabilities. Sunset Chevrolet has put together a comparison guide below outlining the most significant differences so you can make as informed a decision as possible. Read on, then check out our online inventory of Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 models to see what we have available!

Chevy Silverado 2500 vs. 3500: Trim Levels & Performance

Both the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 offer Tacoma drivers identical trim levels, engine configurations, and performance specs. However, being that the 3500 is heavier-duty, its starting price is slightly higher. Each truck is backed by Oil Changes for Life and Warranty Protection for Life when you drive it home from Sunset Chevrolet.

The base-level trim for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD has a starting MSRP of $35,300, while the base-level 3500 starts at $36,500. Although the configurations and engine specs are the same, we’ve outlined them below anyway, so you have an idea of what to expect from both models:

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 Trim Levels:

  • Work Truck
  • LT
  • Custom
  • LTZ
  • High Country

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 Performance Specs:

  • 6.6L V8 Gasoline: 401 hp / 464 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.6L V8 Duramax Diesel: 445 hp / 910 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Silverado 2500 vs. 3500: Payload & Trailering

The major differences between the Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500, besides the price points, are the payload and trailering capacities. They’re both heavy-duty (HD) pickup trucks with impressive capabilities, but the 3500 pulls ahead with slightly higher numbers in both categories. Let’s look at the maximum payload and trailering capacities for the various engines and configurations of these HD pickups.

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD:

    • Maximum trailering:
  • Conventional 
        • 14,500 lbs. (Gasoline Engine)
        • 18,500 lbs. (Diesel Engine)
  • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck
      • 17,370 lbs. (Gasoline Engine)
      • 18,500 lbs. (Diesel Engine)
  • Maximum payload:
    • 6.6L Gas Engine
      • 3,979 lbs. (2WD)
      • 3,965 lbs. (4WD)
    • 6.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine
      • 3,715 lbs. (2WD)
      • 3,715 lbs. (4WD)

2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD:

  • Maximum trailering:
    • Conventional 
      • 16,800 lbs. (Gas & Dual Rear Wheel)
      • 20,000 lbs. (Diesel & DRW)
    • 5th Wheel/Gooseneck
      • 17,200 lbs. (Gas & Single Rear Wheel)
      • 36,000 lbs. (Diesel & DRW)
  • Maximum payload:
    • 6.6L Gas Engine
      • 7,442 lbs. (2WD & DRW)
      • 7,145 lbs. (4WD & DRW)
    • 6.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine
      • 6,523 lbs. (2WD & DRW)
      • 6,196 lbs. (4WD & DRW)

Shop Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 Models at Sunset Chevrolet!

No matter if you end up picking the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500, you’ll be getting that iconic Chevy performance and dependability! Stop by our dealership near Auburn to set up a test drive if you want to see these models for yourself, or contact us today with any questions.

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