Do you have a heavy load to haul? Get a Chevy Silverado. Or do you have a gigantic, massive, back-breaking, metal-twisting load to haul? For that, you need the big dogs. You need the heavy-duty 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD. The ruler of the heavy duty trucks, the Silverado 3500 hauls and tows the most and doesn't play nice with others. In this model guide, we give you the skinny on this massive truck.
The Heart of the Beast
The Chevy Silverado 3500 is no bigger dimensions-wise than its 2500 sibling. But the 3500 definitely feels bigger. Bigger loads, bigger towing, bigger work ethic. That's because the beating heart of the Silverado is one of three hearty powerhouses. The best of these is a 6.6-liter Duramax engine slated to deliver 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Even the base engine generates 301 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque. To round out the options, there is a V8 engine good for 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Out of This World Payload and Towing
The Silverado 3500 can tow loads up to 21,100 pounds. Yes, you heard us right. That's with the 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8 along with dual rear tires. But every Chevy Silverado can tow 13,700 pounds or more, no matter the configuration. So if you have a literal ton or two to haul away, the Silverado 3500 is more than a match for the job. Even the payload capacity is something else. Down to the pound, the Chevy Silverado 3500 can haul up to 5,671 pounds.
New for 2019
Nothing has changed, except that the options have narrowed a bit for the 2019 model year. The regular- and double-cab configurations have gone away, leaving us with the crew-cab only. So, what's a crew cab on the 3500HD like? For one thing, you get full-size doors in both front and back, two rows of seating, and room for six passengers. So bring the entire crew along. They'll all fit.
Notable Features and Options
Just because the Silverado 3500HD is a beast doesn't mean there aren't some creature comforts. Standard features include power windows, manually extendable side mirrors, six speakers, CD player, USB port and Bluetooth.
Take just a single step up the trim levels and you can snag a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Wi-Fi, 8-inch infotainment display and GM's OnStar communications system, with optional features available like fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, spray-on bed liner, and power-adjustable pedals. After a big job, these features will keep you calm, cool, and collected.
That about covers it. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD has the power to tackle the biggest jobs, with seating for your entire crew, and plenty of optional features to keep everyone happy driving here and there and on their much deserved breaks.