When you shop for a Chevrolet Silverado truck, you will notice that in addition to the 1500, 2500 and 3500 models, you can also shop for those models in HD, such as Silverado 1500 HD and so on. You may be wondering, “What does the HD mean?” The simple answer is that HD means “heavy duty.” But what that means in practical terms is a bit more nuanced. The features may vary depending on the model and the year, but here are a few things that you might expect to find on a Silverado HD model:
Heavy duty trucks are typically marketed to people who want to use them for work and need to haul heavy loads. Therefore, you can expect to find an increased towing capacity on the HD models. Make sure you check out the exact specs, including the towing capacity of the truck itself, as well as the trailer towing capacity.
To ensure that the truck can perform well while towing those heavier loads, the Silverado HD models also have stronger mechanical features. Some examples include stronger shocks and spring rates, a standard rear axle, larger bearings, and stronger brakes. The truck needs to bear all that extra weight without breaking down, and it also needs to be able to perform safely. Expect features to ensure those things can happen.
You aren’t going to notice huge changes in the size of the Silverado HD model compared to the non-HD model. However, there are slight differences that enhance the performance of the truck. For example, the HD model sits slightly higher off the road. That way, you have more clearance when you load the truck down with weight.
Typically, the HD model of the Silverado has a slightly more powerful powertrain. That can include a larger engine or just one that puts out more horsepower and more torque (or both). The transmission and the alternator will also be larger or more powerful to support the engine. Overall, you can expect the truck to be able to tow more weight and to deliver more powerful performance.
You’ll find more differences between the HD and basic models of the Silverado, but you’ll find that both offer you quality, performance, and style. At Tim’s Truck Capital, you can explore multiple models of the Chevy Silverado and the Chevy Silverado HD, and our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will help you understand the differences between them. Our goal is to help you find the perfect truck to meet your needs and your budget. With our extensive selection of new and previously owned models, we’re sure to do just that. We also have a variety of financing options to help you find the terms that will best suit your budget. Visit us today to learn more about the Chevy Silverado HD and to test drive a few models. We’ll help you find the perfect truck today!