Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2020 Silverado HD, and despite offering greater capability and technology than the model it replaces, the heavy-duty pickup comes at a lower starting price.
Before we get into the numbers, let’s have a quick overview of the Silverado HD range. The heavy-duty truck is offered in strong 2500 or stronger 3500 guise, the latter of which is available as a dually. Trims, from entry-level to high-end, are Work Truck, Custom (exclusive to 2500), LT, LTZ, and High Country. All come standard with a 6.6-liter gasoline V-8 that makes 401 hp and 464 lb-ft backed by a six-speed transmission, but any can be had with a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 producing 445 hp and a mighty 910 lb-ft of twist through a 10-speed transmission.
Now, about money: The 2020 Silverado HD 2500 will start at $35,695, $300 less than the previous equivalent model. That’s for the entry-level Work Truck trim in regular cab/long bed, with the LT of the same configuration starting at $39,595.
Double cab/standard bed configuration is available for Work Truck at $38,095, Custom at $40,595, LT at $41,595, and LTZ at $50,295. Adding the long bed increases those prices by $200.
Crew cab/standard bed starts with Work Truck at $39,895, Custom at $42,395, LT at $43,395, LTZ at $52,095, and High Country at $62,695. Again, the long bed brings a $200 premium.
The 2020 Silverado HD 3500 brings different bed/cab combinations, and optional dually rear wheels add $1,200 over standard. Regular cab/long bed starts at $36,895, and LT at $40,795. Double cab/long bed Work Trucks go for $39,495, and LTs for $42,995.
Crew cab/standard bed Silverado 3500s in Work Truck trim start at $41,695, LT at $44,595, LTZ at $53,295, and High Country at $63,895. Like Silverado 2500s, the long bed costs an extra $200.
These trucks are built for work and have impressive towing and hauling capability. Gas-powered Silverado HDs are rated to carry a 7,466-pound payload and tow up to 17,400 pounds. Payload rating for diesel Silverado HDs isn’t yet available, but Chevrolet is proud of its 52-percent increase in towing capacity, now at 35,500 pounds.
Between the different cab, bed, rear axle, and engine combinations, 80 variants are available—and that’s before optional extras. With pricing now available, 2020 Silverado HD is making its way to dealer lots—and to our Truck of the Year contest in a few months.
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