Engine Options in the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD Available to Waterbury Connecticut Truck Shoppers
There is no other nation on Earth that would have made the pickup truck into what it has become today – a testament to personal independence and an individual's ability to carve his or her own path.
What started with a few farmers installing crates unto their Ford model Ts to carry things to and from their fields, is now one of the biggest car classes in America in terms of sales.
With the advancement of tech and the shift in consumer needs of recent years, our pickups have grown into something people of only ten years ago wouldn't have imagined. Long gone are the days when trucks served utilitarian purposes only, their boxy shape a dead giveaway of what they were produced to do. Work. Work and nothing else.
The pickup trucks of 2020 look the part, allowing for both wood hauling and taking the kids to school in absolute comfort. They’re also littered with modern tech, as you’ll find almost the same safety and connectivity features in a crossover SUV that you would in a truck.
Local manufacturers have long been the premier pickup truck builders. It stands to reason, they know the market better than anyone, and they first and foremost build for the US consumer, unlike their foreign competitors who need to address their local markets first.
One of the best pickup truck lineups in the industry comes from Chevrolet, and it’s called the Silverado. The absolute top of the line are their HD models, short for heavy-duty. The Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD are industry leaders in terms of the power they unleash when drivers push the acceleration pedal.
Daring looks that seem to offer no apology for the might that's hosted under the hood. Quite the contrary, their commanding aesthetics embrace that immense power and transfer it into sharp lines that will turn many heads as you drive down the road.
Regardless of the model you choose, both the 2500 and 3500 Silverado can be fitted with one in two powertrains. First is the Vortec 6.6-liter V8 gas engine. Paired with a 6-speed heavy-duty transmission, it will belt out 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, enough to tow upwards of 17.370 pounds, or roughly 80 average-sized people.
If you think that's impressive, wait until you see the diesel's numbers. The Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 you can fit unto your Silverado HD will produce 445 horsepower and a staggering 910 pound-feet of torque at just 1600 rpm. You’ve read that right, it’s 910 pound-feet of torque, enough to put most cars to shame.
The engine is coupled with the 6-speed Allison automatic transmission and, if properly equipped, will tow up to 35.500 pounds. That means you can stack 8 to 10 average-sized sedans on top of each other, and your Silverado will tow them all in one go.
Here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet in Torrington Connecticut we're delighted with the Silverado's 2020 renditions. A remarkable car that just got better, and an HD lineup that can meet even the most outrageous of needs. Pay us a visit, and our dedicated sales team will happily arrange for a drive test so you can see for yourself what all that might feels like.