Smithfield Area Chevy Dealers Provide A First Look At The All New 2019 Silverado 2500HD
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a capable and powerful full-size work truck that also offers plenty of comfort features. Customers at the Smithfield Chevrolet dealer report they appreciate the athletic and refined diesel engine option, as well as its user-friendly infotainment setup. Even the base model gets a nice helping of standard features.
When you visit the Chevrolet dealer near Smithfield, you’ll have a choice of two cab configurations: Double and Crew Cab. Buyers can choose the standard 6.5-foot bed or an optional 8-foot bed. There are four trim levels on offer, listed as Work Truck (WT), LT, LTZ and High Country.
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is powered by a standard 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine that puts out 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Drivers who need more muscle can step up to the available 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine, which generates 445 hp and an incredible 910 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the 6.0-liter V8 is available with a bi-fuel option that lets the driver fuel it with either gasoline or compressed natural gas.
The Duramax turbodiesel and the Allison gearbox are the perfect combination, providing a smooth and potent ride. Towing is a simple task, thanks to this engine’s maximum towing capacity of 15,400 pounds. The Vortec V8 can tow up to 14,400 pounds. According to Consumer Reports, the 6.6-liter turbodiesel can hit 60 mph from off the line in 8.2 seconds.
Rear Wheel Drive or 4WD
Buyers will get standard rear-wheel drive, and there’s an available four-wheel-drive system that provides more grip to handle wet or icy roads, or when driving off-road. Off-roaders will want to add the optional Z71 package, which comes with all-terrain tires, underbody shields and a specially tuned suspension.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD’s bold styling makes it a clear standout on the road. The 2500HD has a vented hood that imparts a particularly powerful look.
Standard Features, Not So Standard
Standard features on the Silverado 2500HD WT include vinyl seating, upgraded brakes, a 7-inch infotainment system and a trailering suspension. The LT trim gets cloth seating, body-colored door handles and mirror caps, an upgraded 8-inch infotainment system, an EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, OnStar and a 4.2-inch LCD instrument panel. Step up to the LTZ trim and you’ll be treated to leather seats, heated front seats, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding rear windows, chrome exterior trim and a trailering equipment package. The upper High Country trim includes 20-inch chrome wheels, special interior colors, body-colored front and rear bumpers, a navigation system, a Bose premium stereo system, a spray-in bedliner and a 6-inch chrome assist step.
Options include cargo tie-downs, the High Country’s standard spray-on bedliner and a cornerstep rear bumper. Buyers can choose from a few special edition models, including the Tribute Edition (an option on the LTZ), the Alaskan Edition (optional on the WT and LT trims), the Custom Sport Edition (optional on the LT Crew Cab model and the LTZ trim) and the Midnight Edition (an option for the Crew Cab LT and LTZ models).