2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - High Quality Images

The new Chevy has the chiseled profile of a classic pickup, with a blocky grille and sheetmetal reminiscent of GM’s iconic C/K pickups of the 1980s. Yet the on-road behavior of the four-door, four-wheel-drive models we drove was anything but old school. The independent torsion-bar front suspension is still exclusive to the segment, and when paired with the relatively quick and accurate steering, it lends a connected and confidence-inspiring feel to the helm. That’s important when you’re towing up to 19,600 pounds with the conventional hitch

To give you extra time to switch from the brake to the accelerator without rolling, Hill Start Assist holds the brakes momentarily or until you press the accelerator to prevent rollback.

Keep both your heavy-duty work truck and your heavy-duty trailer heading in the same direction, automatically. Sensors detect a swaying trailer, and the system helps bring it back in line by applying both the truck’s and the trailer’s brakes (when properly equipped).

The available Exhaust Brake System works with the Allison transmission’s Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking features to reduce the amount of conventional braking needed while towing or traveling downhill
 Featuring unique 20" chrome-plated wheels, an exclusive Saddle premium leather-trimmed interior  and a Bose® premium audio system  and we didn’t stop there.

Silverado HD will offer available 4G LTE Wi-Fi† hardwired on models built after August 2014 so you can always stay connected, wherever you go.
Power and Polish

There is a multitude of cab and chassis combinations available, as well as a standard 360-hp, 6.0-liter gas V-8, but our seat time was limited to the volume models: 2500-series 4x4s with the 6.6-liter DuraMax V-8 diesel and excellent Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission. It’s an $8585 setup with 397 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque. GM’s carefully controlled exercises with similar competitive trucks surely were devised in the Silverado’s favor. But there’s no denying the Chevy had the measure of the more powerful Ford and Ram pickups, accelerating stronger uphill with a five-ton trailer and controlling its speed more effectively on descents with integrated exhaust and transmission braking.

BASE PRICE $49,325
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, 4WD, 6-pass, 4-door pickup
ENGINE 6.6L/397-hp/765-lb-ft turbodiesel 32-valve V-8
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 7500 lb (59/41%)
WHEELBASE 153.7 in

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