When you need a pickup truck to do the heavy lifting around the Puyallup jobsite, the popular 2023 Chevy Silverado lineup is here to help. That said, there are several different Silverado models to choose from, the most popular being the Silverado 1500, the Silverado 2500, and the Silverado 3500. Which should you choose? And what are the differences? To help you decide between these three Chevy Silverado models, Sunset Chevrolet has put together this guide of the major differences. Read on to learn more about the Chevy Silverado lineup!
When performing a Chevy Silverado model comparison, one of the biggest differences to point out is the truck classification. All truck classifications are based on GVWR, or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which tells you the maximum amount of combined weight a vehicle can safely handle when towing, hauling, or otherwise performing its job. The heavier the GVWR rating is, the more capable a vehicle tends to be. See where each of these models falls based on the GVWR rating below:
While all of the Silverado models are powerful, moving up in the GVWR class significantly improves the overall performance of the model. As such, the 1500, even with its impressive towing capacity, can’t match up to the 3500. How much Silverado towing capacity you need is based on the work you plan on doing, so consider the job at hand when deciding between Chevy Silverado models.
Another important factor in our Silverado model comparison is the number of engines each Silverado has available and the respective power they can provide. The Chevy Silverado 1500, which is meant for more general use around Auburn, has several engines of varying capability to give drivers more opportunity to tailor their Silverado to their needs. The Silverado 2500 and 3500 on the other hand, are meant for hard work. That’s why there are only two engines, both of equitable power to choose from so that drivers and business owners have a choice between diesel and gas. See all the engine options for the Silverado models here:
Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options:
Chevy Silverado 2500 & 3500 Engine Options:
Now that you’ve seen our 2023 Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 vs. 3500 comparison, do you know which is the right Chevy truck for you? If not, that’s okay– you can always come down to Sunset Chevrolet to see them all in person! Contact us online or at (800) 836-6148 to set up a test drive and experience the power of these three Silverado models. Want to do more research before you come in? Visit our Chevy Research Hub and find even more information about your favorite Silverado.
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