The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is a heavy-duty truck that can handle just about any job you have in mind for it. You can use it to haul heavy equipment for your job, or you can take it on your next hunting trip through those muddy and rocky back roads. This is a powerful truck that will make easy work of just about any terrain and that has enough muscle to carry the heaviest of loads.
Typically, when you’re shopping for this kind of truck, you aren’t as concerned with all the bells and whistles as you are the kind of performance the truck offers. But with the Chevy Silverado 2500HD, you do have some options to get more features by shopping for different trims or configurations. When you shop for a previously owned model, you get the option to buy a truck with a higher trim level and more options without having to pay a lot more. You get more features without having to break your budget.
Here’s a closer look at the trim levels for the Chevy Silverado 2500HD in the last few years:
The WT is the base model for the Chevy Silverado 2500HD. The standard configuration is a two-wheel drive crew cab that seats two, but options were available for all-wheel drive and a double cab on the base model. The exact engine specs depend on the model year you are looking at, but a large V8 is typical, and a turbo-diesel option has been offered in recent years. You can also expect heavy payload capacities and axle ratios, giving you plenty of strength and capability for just about any job.
WT stands for Work Truck, which means that the base model is focused on performance rather than pleasure. But you can still expect a few creature comforts in the WT trim, such as cloth seating (again, depending on the year and configuration), a touchscreen for the infotainment system, and a competent entertainment system.
If you do want more features in the Silverado 2500HD, look to the next higher trim level, the LT. Here, you get the same powertrain and performance, but you get a few more convenience features to make your ride a little more pleasant.
Exterior upgrades at this trim level may include tinted glass and an EZ lift with a lower locking tailgate. You can also lock the tailgate with a keyfob that controls your doors. Interior upgrades at this trim level can include a larger, color touchscreen to control the infotainment system and Chevrolet Connected Access, which lets you maintain a history of vehicle diagnostics and get alerts about maintenance. A 4G LTE wi-fi connection was made available at this level.
The same options for a crew cab or double cab, a longer bed, and two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive were all available for the LT level also.
When you move up to the LTZ trim level, you get only the crew cab – a regular cab is not available. With the bigger cabin, you only have the option for the standard size bed or box. The powertrain engines remain the same, but many more features are offered at this trim level, including heated driver and passenger seating, a remote vehicle start system, a power-sliding rear window with a defroster, and a 110-volt AC power outlet for charging devices. A trailering equipment package was available at this trim level that offers an integrated trailer brake.
Exterior upgrades at this trim level include body color or chrome door handles, mirror caps, and body moldings. You get the chance to show off a little more of your unique style at this trim level, while also enjoying more convenience features that make driving the 2500HD more fun and comfortable.
The High Country is the premier trim level for the Chevy Silverado2500HD. At this trim, only the crew cab and standard box were available, but both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive were options. Since Chevy came out of the gate with a great powertrain on the 2500HD, the focus here is on adding more luxury features, rather than refining the mechanical prowess.
With the High Country trim level, you get features like a premium Bose sound system for entertainment and safety features like lane departure warning, front and rear parking assist, and forward collision alert. On the exterior, the High Country upgrades with 20-inch chromed-aluminum wheels, six-inch chrome steps for easier entry and exit of the cab, and chrome accents throughout.
Some of these features were available in options packages for the lower trim levels, such as the safety features, which were offered in a Driver Alert Package. By shopping for previously owned models, you have the opportunity to find trucks that were outfitted with these packages so that you can enjoy the extra features without having to pay the same premium for them.
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD offers you a lot of great options in its different trim levels. When you look at the different configurations and options packages, you can see that you have numerous options for finding the perfect truck with all the features and performance that you need. Fortunately, by shopping for a previously owned model, you can take advantage of being able to find that perfect configuration without having to pay the elevated prices you would have if you had shopped new. You also benefit from the experience and reviews of others, who can help you know just what features are worth it and which ones you can skip.
At Tim’s Truck Capital, we have a wide selection of previously owned vehicles, including numerous trim levels of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD from the last several years. You can shop from the best of what the Silverado 2500HD has had to offer, and we can help you find the right financing terms to fit your monthly budget. Visit us today to take a test drive of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and to explore your financing options.