The big news for the Chevy brand is the all-new Silverado 1500 which comes with a number of innovations and improvements. But buyers often need to tow much more than the light-duty Silverado is capable of and then the Silverado HD enters the game. The 3500 HD is the brand’s the most capable non-commercial pickup and its towing capability goes close to mid-20, 000 pounds. This large truck is still comfortable and can be equipped with a number of desirable comfort and tech features. Chevy also offers the range of configurations to meet all demands.
And while the light-duty Silverado is the new from the ground up for the 2019 model year, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD will return with no major changes. The firm already announced the all-new Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD for the 2020 model year in about year from.
So, expect the 2019 Silverado 3500 HD in the same range of options and with the familiar V-8 engines.
2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD: Design
The one-ton, Silverado 3500 HD shares the styling cues with the previous-generation half-ton, light-duty Silverado and the next-generation of the heavyweight Silverado will also apply the same recipe from the recently all-new Silverado 1500. So, we should expect infusion the lightweight materials and less rugged appearance than on the current generation models.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD will keep the current horizontal-oriented body design and split grille pattern. There will again be different grille execution depending on the trim version and the bumper treatment. The size of wheels and design will also change and Chevy will also offer a number of Special Edition versions with the unique styling.
The interior of the 2019 Silverado 3500 HD will be the same form as on the current version. The model will come well-bolstered and padded seats and will also offer luxury comfort options. The large and well-placed controls also provide easy use while the MyLink infotainment system is also intuitive and equipped with the modern connectivity features.
The one-ton Silverado again offers three body styles including the regular cab, double cab and crew cab with also long and standard cargo bed options. Buyers must also decide between the single-rear-wheel or dual-rear-wheel setup. The next choice is between four trim options including work truck, LT, LTZ and High Country models.
The base Silverado WT rides on the 18-inch steel wheels and also includes driver information display, vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, a 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone support, six speakers, etc.
The next level of upgrades adds heated mirrors, alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, larger 8-inch touchscreen interface, and more.
Upgrading to the LTZ trim will add leather upholstery, automatic climate control, power and heated front seats, etc.
The High Country will improve with the ventilated front seats, premium leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, etc. The model can also upgrade with Z71 off-road package and lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD: Performance
The heavy-weight towing and loading will again be possible thanks to the two capable and proven V-8 engines.
The base engine on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD remains a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 in the combination with the six-speed automatic gearbox. The engine makes 360 hp and torque of 380 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm.
The Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo Diesel V-8 engine lifts the towing to the new levels. This engine is matched to a more capable Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission. The power it delivers is 445 hp at 2800 rpm. The torque of 910 lb-ft is available from just 1600 rpm with this engine.
The Silverado 3500 HD will offer two- and four-wheel drive options and also the single- of dual-rear-wheel configuration. The max payload will be 6112 lbs while the max towing is 23, 300 lbs. The Z71 package will also add the off-road goodies to improve the off-road capability.
2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD should go on sale this fall. The model will keep the price range close to the current.
The base-equipped regular cab Silverado 3500 HD will cost from around $35, 000 and climb up to around $43, 500. The dual cab will have a higher starting point of around $38, 500 and go above $50, 000. The crew cab models will begin above $42, 000 and reach high-50, 000.