2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Work Truck 4D Crew Cab Details
A 6.6L V8 engine is the standard power plant for the two trucks, it makes 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque and sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic, though four-wheel drive is available. Chevrolet claims that the combination is good for 18 percent more towing capacity when compared to last year's V8 model, thanks to the extra power and torque from the new engine.
The optional engine on the Silverado HD is also a 6.6L V8, however this one runs on diesel and is turbocharged. Power sits at 445 horsepower, but more important are the 910 lb-ft of torque the engine makes, enough to tow 35,000 lbs, a 52 percent increase over last year's diesel model. Power is transferred to the rear or all-four wheels via a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission. And if owners do spec four-wheel drive on their Silverado HD, the truck comes with an automatic two-speed transfer case, allowing for shorter gearing when traveling off road.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD comes in two basic forms, the smaller 2500HD and the larger dual rear wheel setup 3500HD. The most basic trim is simply dubbed Work Truck and comes with all the basics, along with matte black bumpers and 18-inch wheels. For a bit more exterior flash, the Custom trim includes 20-inch wheels and body colored trim details. The LT trim gets additional chrome details on the exterior while the LTZ trim gets even more chrome and LED daytime running lights and headlights. It also gets LED taillights.
At the top of the lineup, is the High Country trim which gets its own distinctive front fascia with additional LED lighting and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on the 2500 or 17-inch polished forged aluminum wheels on the 3500. The High Country also adds cooled bucket seats with power lumbar support and an integrated navigation system.
Chevrolet have determined that the vast majority of Silverado HD customers use their truck for towing and as a result they've concentrated on making the latest generation of the truck the ideal tow vehicle. Standard on the new truck are larger, more functional door mounted trailering mirrors which can extend and retract manually, or when optioned via the press of a button. These mirrors also now come with a forward facing spot lamp and optionally, rearward facing cameras. An optional tailgate mounted camera and a camera that can be installed in the back of the trailer provide what Chevrolet are calling their "transparent trailer view" which provides huge benefit when taking sharp corners or when trying to maneuver in parking lots.
Other technology provided on the Silverado HD to help trailering include an auto park brake assist, an integrated trailer brake controller, an enhanced towing mode that will stay on even if the car is turned off (though it will flash a remind to the driver to make sure it isn't left on erroneously,) a trailer sway control mode and an auto grade braking system that should help keep things in control when going down a hill while towing a heavy load.
Superior Heavy-duty Towing And Hauling Capability
Brand New Design
Powerful Engine Lineup
Wide Variety Of Configurations
Available 4-wheel Drive
After an extensive redesign in 2020, the 2021 Silverado HD lineup receives minor changes to features and equipment. Special Edition models are also being introduced.
While the standard Silverado represents a pretty good value for those wanting a work truck that's easy to live with, the Silverado HD offers far more utility than the standard truck with the ability to tow bigger loads and generally fit more in their beds. However, like most modern pickup trucks, the Silverado HD models offer a fair amount of livability considering how capable they are as work vehicles. Both the 2500HD and the 3500HD models can be optioned up with a ton of interior convenience features as well as the latest safety equipment. In addition, Chevrolet have gone out of the way to add technology where these vehicles will need it: Towing. The new Silverado HD offers up to fifteen unique camera views including a "transparent trailer" mode that offers to revolutionize rear visibility while towing.
Engine, 6.6L V8 with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, gasoline, (401 hp [299 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 464 lb-ft of torque [629 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty (Requires (L8T) 6.6L V8 gas engine.)
Rear axle, 3.73 ratio (Requires (L8T) 6.6L V8 gas engine. Not available with (L5P) Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.)
Auto-locking rear differential
Air filter, heavy-duty
Air filtration monitoring
Transfer case, two-speed, electronic shift with push button controls (Requires 4WD models.)
Battery, heavy-duty 720 cold-cranking amps/80 Amp-hr, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power (Included and only available with (L8T) 6.6L V8 gas engine.)
Alternator, 170 amps (Requires (L8T) 6.6L V8 gas engine.)
Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted, Black
Body, Chassis Cab
Frame, fully-boxed, hydroformed front section and an open "C" rear section
GVWR, 14,000 lbs. (6350 kg)
Steering, Recirculating Ball with smart flow power steering system
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with DURALIFE rotors
Fuel tank, front and rear, 63.5 gallon (Late availability.)
Capped Fuel Fill
Tires, LT235/80R17E all-season highway, blackwall
Spare tire delete. Deletes the spare tire and wheel.
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) painted steel
Dual Rear Wheels
Wheel trim, painted center caps
Bumpers, front, Black
Moldings, beltline, Black
Grille (Front grille bar with "CHEVROLET" molded in Black, includes Black mesh inserts with small Gold bowtie emblem.)
Headlamps, halogen reflector with halogen Daytime Running Lamps
Lamps, Smoked Amber roof marker, (LED)
Lamps, cargo area, cab mounted integrated with center high mount stop lamp with switch in bank on left side of steering wheel
Mirrors, outside high-visibility vertical trailering lower convex mirrors, manual-folding/extending (extends 3.31" [84.25mm]), molded in Black
Mirror caps, Black
Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
Door handles, Black grained
Audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, 7" diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo. Additional features for compatible phones include: Bluetooth audio streaming for 2 active devices, voice command pass-through to phone, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable.
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system (Requires Crew Cab model.)
Bluetooth for phone, connectivity to vehicle infotainment system
Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench with upper covered armrest storage
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual with wheel locking security feature
Steering wheel, urethane
Instrument cluster 6-gauge cluster featuring speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer, voltage and oil pressure
Driver Information Center, 3.5" diagonal monochromatic display
Exterior Temperature Display located in radio display
Rear Seat Reminder (Requires Crew Cab model.)
Brake lining wear indicator
Window, power front, drivers express up/down (Standard on Crew Cab models.)
Window, power front, passenger express down (Standard on Crew Cab models.)
Windows, power rear, express down (Not available with Regular Cab models.)
Door locks, power (Standard on Crew Cab models.)
Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt
USB ports, 2 (first row) located on instrument panel
Air conditioning, single-zone
Air vents, rear, heating/cooling (Not available on Regular Cab models.)
Mirror, inside rearview, manual tilt
Assist handles front A-pillar mounted for driver and passenger, rear B-pillar mounted
Back-up alarm calibration. This calibration will allow installation of an aftermarket back-up alarm by disabling rear perimeter lighting (Deleted when (8S3) Back-up alarm is ordered.)
StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control, includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
Airbags Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions; Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal outboard passenger airbag (Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Alert (does not apply to spare tire)
Teen Driver a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to help encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain available vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report card gives you information on driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
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