Tough jobs like hauling and towing require the right tools to get the job done. Level up your toolbox and get behind the wheel of a 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500. No other truck combines gritty workhorse capability and performance like the Silverado. It’s a brand truck owners trust to tackle hard work and make it look easy. Chevrolet has an over 100-year history of building rugged trucks that last. Durability goes hand-in-hand with capability. In the highly competitive heavy-duty truck segment, only the toughest trucks win buyers.
Starting at $35,300*, the Chevy Silverado 2500 is priced right. Five available trims mean you can customize your rig with the capability you need and dial in a truck that’s priced for your individual budget. Trailering heavy gear and hauling payloads are what the Silverado 2500 was built for. It’s a heavy-duty truck that received an even higher max tow rating for 2021. If the job involves trailering, the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 is well-prepared. Boasting a max available trailering capacity of 18,510 pounds and a plethora of advanced trailering technology, including a new jack-knife alert, you can tow with the utmost confidence. Up to 15 different camera views help make hitching, towing, and maneuvering trailers easy and safe.
It’s not all about capability; comfort and style matter too. The 2500HD features bold styling inside and out, with plenty of advanced technology to keep you effortlessly connected when you’re on the go. Seeking a little luxury? Level up your rig with the upscale High Country trim with connected tech, and your Silverado 2500 transforms into a plush mobile office.
Chevy knows how to build heavy-duty pickups that you can count on. Whether you’re on the job site or hitting the road for a family vacation with the boat in tow, the 2500 just makes sense. When only the toughest, most hardworking truck will do, check out the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500. You won’t find a truck that’s more ready to tackle the toughest jobs right alongside you.
Just like there’s a tool for every job, there’s a truck for every purpose. That’s why Chevy offers the heavy-duty Silverado 2500 in five different trims, all designed to get the job done with the capability you need. Choose a basic Work Truck or splurge on a loaded High Country - the choice is yours. Plus, a handful of Special Edition models, like the Carhartt Edition, take customization a step further.
A range of available packages, like the Gooseneck/5th Wheel Package and the Snow Plow Prep Package, allows you to configure your rig with the accessories necessary to tackle specific jobs. Depending on the trim, you can choose from three different cab styles - regular cab, double cab, or crew cab - and standard or long bed (except the regular cab, which only comes with a long bed configuration).
The base Work Truck comes standard with remote keyless entry and a convenient power tailgate. Power windows and locks are also included, along with convenient heated power trailer mirrors that extend to provide unobstructed views. Upgrade to the Custom trim, and your 2500 comes with LED cargo area lighting, 20-inch wheels, turn signal indicators, and a handy set of 4-inch round black steps for easy cab entry.
The LT is available in three different sub-trims. The LT All-Star Z71 has the 6.6-liter gas V8, Chevy’s popular Z71 Off-Road Package, and 18-inch wheels. The LT Duramax adds the Turbo-Diesel V8, a special Duramax Appearance Package, and 20-inch wheels, and the LT Duramax All-Star is equipped with everything found on the LT Duramax, plus a long list of additional interior comfort and convenience features.
Sitting at the top of the lineup is the 2500 High Country. It’s Turbo-Diesel powered and fully-loaded with luxury and technology features inside and off-roading equipment outside. The Z71 Off-Road Package is standard, along with a comprehensive Safety Package that includes a suite of driver-assist systems. Also included is a dash-mounted 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.
In the heavy-duty truck category, it all boils down to capability and performance. The Silverado 2500 can be configured with one of two powerful engines. The 6.6-liter V8 gas engine makes 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque and is mated with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel Duramax V8 increases output to 445 horsepower and a hefty 910 lb-ft of torque and adds a 10-speed automatic transmission for plenty of low gear torque range.
Chevy’s rugged Durabed is superior to the competition in two important ways: it offers the most cargo volume in its class, and it’s the most functional bed in the category. The Durabed comes standard with 12 tie-downs for easy payload hauling. Add the optional LED cargo area lighting and a 120-volt outlet, and your bed converts to a base for charging tools and storing gear.
What makes the 2500 so tough? Strip off the stylish exterior, and you’ll find a heavy-duty chassis and a stiff frame that smooths out the ride and gives drivers more control. Add-ons like the available Autotrac 2-speed transfer case offer unique settings like 4 Auto mode, which automatically adjusts traction between the front and rear axles for optimal road-gripping.
When equipped with the Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 is capable of trailering up to 18,510 pounds and hauling 3,979 pounds of payload. You can thank the available 910 lb-ft of torque for providing plenty of low-range power for smooth starts and easy acceleration when towing.
For 2021, Chevy equipped the Silverado 2500 with next-generation towing technology that takes the guesswork out of the job. Offering a best-in-class 15 total camera views via eight strategically located cameras, you’ll stay in control. Virtually every inch of the truck and trailer are visible on the display screen, eliminating the need to check and recheck
Four available hitch views get you a close-up view of your hitch to make aligning and hooking up your trailer simple. Surround-view is a bird’s eye perspective that displays the truck and trailer’s surroundings. Zero in on the hitch itself with a rear top-down view to visualize clearance and navigate more safely. Finally, the bed view displays the cargo area, so you don’t have to pull over to confirm that your payload is secure.
Six available driving views combine to make towing not only safe but more convenient. Transparent trailer lets you “see through” the trailer and behind you. There’s also a front camera view, a picture-in-picture view to see two areas at once, a rear-view mirror camera for a widescreen view, a rear trailer view, and an inside trailer view, which is handy when towing livestock.
Five different park assist camera views work together to make pulling in and out of tight spots easier and more precise. The rear camera view includes guidelines for easy hitching. Rear side view shows each side of the vehicle and, when the turn signal is on, displays a red zone distance indicator for safe lane changes. There’s a 3D bowl view, a front side view, and a front top-down view, all designed to help you maneuver confidently.
In addition to class-leading multi-camera capability, Chevy’s trailering technology includes a jack-knife alert that works by tracking the trailer’s position in relation to your truck and alerts you if it senses the possibility of jack-knifing. When hooking up your trailer, you’ll appreciate the camera’s tracking guidelines and trailer-angle indicator for more precise maneuvering.