Powering the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty
Those considering the Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty have plenty of variety as far as powertrains and options go. The Vortec 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine delivers 360 horsepower in 2500-series pickups and 322 hp in most other applications, all on regular-grade gas. The Duramax diesel is a 6.6-liter V8 with 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque coupled to an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. A Silverado HD drives heavy, as in a solid feel and deliberate control inputs. It is confident empty or with a maximum load on board. A 2.5-inch receiver hitch allows conventional trailer ratings to 18,000 pounds, eclipsing any competitive pickups. The maximum for fifth-wheel trailers on properly equipped Silverado HD models is 23,100 pounds. The strongest Silverado HD will haul more than 30,000 pounds of truck, cargo, people and trailer.