2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 vs 3500

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500

2021 Chevy Silverado 3500

Starting Price

18,500 pounds

Max. Trailering

36,000 pounds
910 lb-ft

Max. Torque

910 lb-ft

Engine Options


Searching for a capable heavy-duty truck for your toughest jobs? The Chevy Silverado 2500 and Chevy Silverado 3500 are both fantastic choices. But out of these two Chevrolet HD pickups, which will work best for your unique needs? It depends on what those needs are! If you’re just looking for a capable family-friendly truck for an affordable price, then a Chevy Silverado 1500 may be better suited to your needs. If, however, you’re looking for more capability, then you’ll want to keep reading to learn all about the Silverado 2500 vs. 3500!

Silverado 2500 vs. 3500: Engine & Performance

The new 2021 Chevy Silverado HD lineup (comprised in part of the 2500 and 3500) boasts two available engine choices for plenty of power behind the wheel, regardless of which truck you choose. Gas or diesel options are available in both the Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks. 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 engine specs include these choices:

Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8:

  • Horsepower: 445 hp
  • Torque: 910 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 10-speed Allison® automatic

6.6L V8 Gas Engine:

  • Horsepower: 401 hp
  • Torque: 464 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Silverado 2500 vs. 3500: Towing & Payload Information

Though you’ll find the same engine options in both the Silverado 2500 and 3500, you’ll find that these two engines offer very different towing & payload specs, depending on which truck you choose. The Silverado 3500 is ideal for those Cottage Grove and Sun Prairie drivers with the most intense towing and hauling needs. Here’s more information on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 vs. 3500 towing capabilities:

2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 Towing Specs

  • Maximum gas engine towing capacity: 14,500 pounds
  • Maximum diesel engine towing capacity: 18,500 pounds

2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 Towing Specs

  • Maximum gas engine towing capacity: 16,800 pounds
  • Maximum diesel engine towing capacity: 20,000 pounds
  • Maximum gooseneck/5th wheel towing capacity: 36,000 pounds

Silverado 2500 vs. 3500: Features

From comfort and convenience features to safety features and even features designed to help your truck be more durable on- and off-the-job in Lake Mills and Fort Atkinson, there are plenty of features you’ll find in both the Silverado 2500 and 3500. Here are just a few

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 with smartphone integration
  • Integrated BedSteps
  • Advanced Trailering System
  • Up to 15 camera views
  • Available Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Available Automatic Emergency Braking
  • And much more!

Your Next Silverado HD Awaits at Badger Chevrolet!

Regardless of whether the new Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 is the better pick for your specific needs, you’ll find both trucks awaiting you in our vast new Chevy inventory here at Badger Chevrolet. We’re your premier Chevy dealership near Cottage Grove and we can’t wait to provide you with a superior automotive experience and affordable auto financing!


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