The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD receives updated front-end styling inspired by the Silverado 1500, revised powertrains for even more towing capacity, new exterior colors, and a new interior design on the upper trims.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
The Silverado 3500HD is offered in four trims, the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country, and base prices range from $46,495 to $74,095.
The Silverado is available with a gas or diesel 6.6-liter V8. The gas engine produces 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque and the revised turbo-diesel “Duramax” now produces 470 horsepower and 975 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 RPM. Both are fitted to an Allison-brand 10-speed automatic transmission. The diesel powertrain is available on all trims for $9,490 and includes a number of chassis and electrical upgrades for hard-working jobs.
Rear-wheel drive is standard and a four-wheel-drive system with low range is offered for $2,800 that features an automatic setting on the LTZ and is standard on the High Country.
Due to the expected varying use of the heavy-duty pick-up truck, the EPA has not rated this vehicle.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Silverado 3500HD is available as a standard cab and an extended cab on the WT and LT trims and a crew cab with 43.4 inches of rear legroom available on all trims. The bed can be ordered as an eight-foot or 6.75-foot length. With the long bed, dual rear wheels are offered for $1,455 to significantly increase the towing and payload ratings.
Towing ratings are up over last year and while the head-line grabbing 36,000-pound towing rating is specific to the two-wheel drive, dual rear wheel, diesel, standard cab configuration, the more popular dual rear wheel, crew cab, four-wheel drive models can still pull 31,200 pounds. The single rear wheel models are rated for 21,600 pounds.
The 3500HD integrates automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a forward-distance indicator, an HD rearview camera, and automatic headlights. Optional Safety Packages on the WT ($845) and Custom trims add blind spot detection, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert, the LT’s Safety Package additionally includes trailer provisions for the blind spot zone, HD surround-view cameras with one for the bed, and the trailering app which helps confirm certain safety functions of the trailer and allows additional cameras to be integrated into the infotainment display for $1,385, and the LTZ’s package packs in front parking sensors and a vibrating safety seat.
A seven-inch touchscreen display is standard on the base trim and is fitted with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and two USB ports. The LT trim is equipped with a horizontal 13.4-inch touchscreen with Google built-in, installs two additional USB ports for the rear passengers, and features SiriusXM.
The base trim is notable for its plain black front and rear bumpers, a brake pad wear indicator, molded-in black exterior trim, a molded-in bumper step, side bed step, capless fuel fill, a hitch receiver and trailer wiring connections, a locking tailgate, a four-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a 3.5-inch digital driver information display, and a four-way adjustable driver's seat with vinyl or cloth trim.
The LT trim rides on 17-inch machined alloy wheels and shines with chrome front and rear bumpers. It also includes body-color door handles, an assist-lift tailgate, proximity entry, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, an integrated trailer brake controller, and an upgraded steering wheel. The Convenience Package is $1,210 and adds LED fog lights and cargo lights, additional power ports, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and dual-zone climate control. Heated seats and steering wheel are available through the $00 Heat Package and leather seats are offered for $985.
The LTZ features unique 18-inch wheels with silver painted accents, LED front lighting with animated arrival and departure themes, power-folding and driver’s side auto-dimming mirrors, chrome door handles and mirror caps, and remote engine start. Inside, it includes 10-way power-adjustable heated front seats with perforated leather coverings, driver position memory, and a heated steering wheel.
The LTZ Convenience Package is $1,780 and includes a power tailgate, LED bed lighting, ventilated front seats, and replaces the center jump seat with a storage console with additional power ports and a wireless phone charging pad. A cab-mounted camera that displays the contents of the bed, a power sliding rear window, and adaptive cruise control are available in the Convenience II package for $1,050.
The High Country is standard with four-wheel drive, 20-inch chrome wheels, a bed-view camera, a surround-view camera, a Bose sound system, a power up and down tailgate, a power sliding rear window, a black spray-on bed liner, and an additional 120V charge port in the bed and in the cab.
The Midnight Edition joins the High Country trim this year for $1,690 and it darkens the exterior with black power-retractable side steps with LED lighting, 20-inch wheels, and exterior trim such as the grille, front skid plate, mirror caps, window trim, door handles, and badging.
The LT trim gains the large screen and offers integrated cameras to show the trailer’s surroundings, plus its upgraded interior finally delivers a design that is more fitting of a premium truck and can be had with a sense of value.