Truck buyers who need a truck that’s powerful enough to handle toughest jobs should take a look at the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. This heavy-duty, full-size pickup gets a redesign for 2020 that adds more cabin space, more potent engines, and even greater towing capability. The Silverado 3500HD now has a maximum towing capability of 35,500 pounds, a 52% increase over the previous year. The folks at the Chevrolet dealer in Hailey told us that customers appreciate the Silverado 3500HD’s wealth of technology features designed to help with towing and hauling.
Silverado 3500HD Trim Levels When you visit a dealer like the Chevrolet dealership in Hailey, you can get the Silverado 3500HD in one of four trim levels: Work Truck, LT, LTZ and High Country. Buyers can choose from three cab styles, two bed lengths and two engines. The 3500HD can be outfitted with dual rear wheels and four-wheel drive. All these choices mean you can configure this pickup for every purpose, from a bare-bones workhorse to a comfortable daily driver. We’ll examine the different trim levels and see what each one offers.
Silverado 3500HD Work Truck The base 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Work Truck is powered by a standard 6.6-liter V8 engine that produces 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard across the lineup. Buyers looking for the ultimate boost in power can opt for the available 6.0-liter diesel V8. This engine generates 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. Both engines are connected to a new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Work Truck trim is a bare-bones model intended for drivers looking for the capability of a heavy-duty pickup who aren’t interested in the amenities provided by the higher trims. Models with single rear wheels are equipped with 18-inch wheels, while duallys come with 17-inch wheels. Standard features include vinyl flooring, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are only a few options for this trim.
Silverado 3500HD LT Silverado 3500HD LT single-rear-wheel models come with 18-inch aluminum wheels, while duallys get 17-inch steel wheels. Standard features include power door locks, chrome bumpers, a Wi-Fi hotspot and extra USB ports. Option packages add even more features.
Silverado 3500HD LTZ Move up to the LTZ, and you’ll be treated to a bright grille surround and chrome-accented grille inserts. Single-rear-wheel models ride on 18-inch aluminum wheels, while duallys are outfitted with standard 17-inch steel wheels or optional 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels. Other features that come standard include variable assist steering, LED reflector headlamps, LED taillamps, LED daytime running lamps, dual-zone climate control and an EZ Lift tailgate. The available Safety Package II comes with forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking. The LTZ trim isn’t available on double cab models.
Silverado 3500HD High Country The top-of-the-line High Country trim gets 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on single-rear-wheel-models and 17-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels for duallys. Standard features include LED leather upholstery, lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, a Bose premium audio system and a power tailgate.