2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Car Review: Is This The Best Pick-up There Is? [VIDEO]

Nov 30, 2016 07:48 AM EST | Rachelle Balanay

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Chevrolet has a new upgraded pickup truck up in the market. The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a heavy monster truck packed with modern features for heavy-duty purposes. Its massive strength provides the ability to tackle almost anything you can haul at it. When it comes to hauling and towing capabilities, Chevrolet Silverado is quite impressive. For such a huge truck, riding it is smooth, refined and quiet. Its strong engine is powered by diesel fuel, though there is an available CNG option for fuel in the regular V8 engine.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is built with a standard 6.0-liter V-8 which can produce 380 lb-ft of torque. An optional 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 is also available, responsible for the vehicle's capacity to tow up to 18,000 pounds and haul up to 3,534 pounds thanks to its 910 lb-ft torque. The increase in its haul and tow capacity reflects its adopted SAE standards.

An array of special features is added to the newly redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. The higher-end models include a variable-assist steering system, the Digital Steering Assist system, which allows the pick-up to adapt to different driving scenarios.

An updated infotainment option is also integrated into the new Chevrolet Silverado with its 7-inch MyLink touchscreen, similar to last year's 8-inch system, but with the additional option to receive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality for a smartphone connection. Wireless phone charging and remote locking tailgate are also made available, according to Edmunds.

Car and Driver rank 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD as second in their Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks category among fellow pick-ups: Ford F-250 Super Duty, GMC Sierra 2500HD, Ram 2500, and Nissan Titan XD. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD does not come cheap with a price range of $34,150 - $58,130, but it promises a top speed of 97 mph, a whopping 397 horsepower and can reach zero to sixty in just 7.4 seconds. Although not built for speed, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is quick for a heavy-duty pickup.

When a Chevrolet Silverado and a Ford F-150 was put to the test, here is how the better pick-up truck held up.

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