What's New for 2021?
Available in up to four trims, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD offers several all-new handling features, such as the Digital Variable Steering Assist. Inside the spacious cabin, a 15-inch color HUD is optional for enhanced focus behind the steering wheel. This heavy-duty pickup truck also offers lots of visual aides for towing, such as the Hitch Guidance and trailering mirrors.
Styles and Configurations
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD comes in the Crew, Double and Regular cabins. Depending on the hauling requirements, drivers may choose between a long bed and standard bed. Select models may be equipped with dual tires for handling heavy-duty hauling and towing jobs.
Designed to burn unleaded gasoline, the 2021 Silverado 3500HD's 6.6 L engine has a V8 layout. Running on variable valve timing, the eight-cylinder powertrain generates up to 401 net horsepower at 5,200 RPM. This naturally aspirated engine yields 464 pound-feet of peak torque at 4,000 RPM. Additionally, the V8 gas engine has a maximum towing rating of 17,370 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission system is synced with the gasoline engine.
This heavy-duty Chevrolet pickup truck offers a turbocharged 6.6 L V8 engine that produces 445 net hp at 2,800 RPM. Featuring the Duramax design, the diesel powertrain unleashes up to 910 lb-ft at a tachometer reading of only 1,600 RPM. This eight-cylinder turbo propulsion system has a best-in-class towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. An engine block heater and exhaust brake are integrated into the Duramax powertrain, which is mated to the 10-speed Allison automatic transmission system.
Featuring the Autotrac technology, a transfer case with two different speeds is available for the 2021 Silverado 3500HD. With the push of an electronic button, the driver can engage four different driving modes. For instance, the 4WD LO Mode optimizes traction on rocky trails. The Auto Mode sends the ideal amount of torque to the axles based on real-time driving conditions.
Equipped with the High Idle Switch, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD runs efficiently on urban roads with heavy traffic. This exclusive technology keeps the engine revolving at only 1,200 RPM in order to boost fuel economy. Based on EPA estimates, this heavy-duty pickup truck gets up to 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. Most trims come standard with a 36.0-gallon fuel tank.
The 2021 Silverado 3500HD is packed with exclusive exterior features, such as the Durabed. Made of roll-formed, high-strength steel, the signature bed resists deformations from heavy loading. Up to a dozen cargo tie-downs are integrated into the durable bed, which also comes with the CornerStep Rear Bumper. LED cargo lights and a 120-volt power outlet are some other features that are compatible with the Durabed.
This full-size Chevy pickup truck is available with round or rectangular assist steps. Both types of installations come in chrome or black for enhanced styling and visibility. Select models offer the Black Work Steps, which have ribbed surfaces to prevent slipping.
Equipped with LED reflector headlamps, the 2021 Silverado 3500HD is surely suitable for navigating remote areas with poor visibility. LED fog lamps optimize the driver's vision of the road on a foggy day. On a sunny day, the power sunroof may be opened for great views of the sky.
The 2021 Silverado 3500HD offers 10-way front seats with climate control and leather trimming. This full-size pickup truck has a dual zone climate control system that automatically circulates cool or warm air throughout the entire cabin. Rubberized floor mats and heated rear outboard seats are some other class-leading amenities inside this robust pickup truck.
Some upholstery options that are available for this heavy-duty Chevy model include perforated leather in Jet Black and vinyl in Jet Black. More than 10 other interior packages are also on the lineup, including the LTZ Texas Edition and LTZ Convenience Package.
A 15-inch color head-up display is optional inside the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD. The high-resolution HUD shows turn-by-burn directions, speed limits and other important information within the driver's field of view. This robust pickup truck also offers an 8-inch HD touch screen with navigation and other premium services. Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included in the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.
This tough pickup truck offers awesome entertainment options, such as a seven-speaker audio system from the Bose brand. Playing music on HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, the patented audio system also includes the Richbass subwoofer. Additionally, the OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services are available in the infotainment system.
Safety and Security
Equipped with trailering mirrors, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD offers extra peace of mind for towing fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers. This heavy-duty pickup truck includes multiple sensors that monitor the pressure of all tires on a connected trailer. An auxiliary trailer camera is optional for enhanced visibility during a demanding towing job.
This robust pickup truck includes a handful of safety technologies that prevent accidents on urban roads, like the Following Distance Indicator and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. With cues from the Front and Rear Park Assist, it should be easy to pull into any suitable parking spot. Additionally, this reliable Chevy model offers the HD Surround Vision Camera and Rear Vision Camera.Designed for the heavy-duty market, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD boasts class-leading towing capabilities. From the Durabed to the assist steps, this full-size pickup truck also has lots of convenient exterior features.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.