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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Model Years

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Although we can trace the Silverado name back to trim levels of the 1970s, it didn't achieve the status of a standalone model until 1999. Strengthened versions of the Silverado—dubbed HD for Heavy Duty—joined the lineup in 2001.

Chevrolet offers the Silverado 2500HD in a number of configurations. Buyers can select cab styles, rear- or four-wheel drive, and between two engines: a 6-liter Vortec V8 or a beefy 6.6-liter Duratec Diesel engine that produces 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. When paired with an available Allison 1000 six-speed transmission, the latter enables a Silverado 2500HD to tow up to 17,800 pounds.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Generations

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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The 2015 model year ushers in the third generation for the Silverado 2500 HD, as the exterior gets the all-new look that the 1500 models received in 2014. Additionally, the cabin gets a refresh that brings it up to date with other new trucks. Under the hood, the 2500 HD retains the same 6-liter V8 and 6.6-liter diesel V8 as 2014, which produce 360 horsepower and 397 horsepower, respectively. Chassis and suspension improvements result in increased towing and payload capacities in the third-generation Silverado 2500 HD.

See Year: 2014 - 2015

2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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The second-generation 2500 HD featured an upgraded turbo-diesel engine with lower emissions. A five-speed manual transmission was standard. The optional five-speed automatic became a six-speed automatic transmission. Starting in 2011, the 2500 HD featured a fully boxed frame, an upgraded suspension system and several technological upgrades. Interior upgrades appear each model year; newer models feature far superior materials, accents and designs.

See Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

1999 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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The early years of the 2500 HD were largely unchanged, but modifications to interior and exterior design were implemented in 2003 and 2005. The first generation featured a standard 6-liter V8. Two optional engines included an 8.1-liter V8 and a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel. Mostly utilitarian, the early models were light on options and equipment.

See Year: 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

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