2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Silverado 2500HD

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Silverado 2500HD

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
$28,900* MSRP

Starting MSRP

$34,700* MSRP
285-hp (4.3L V-6 engine)

Minimum Horsepower

401-hp (6.6L V-8 engine)

Maximum Horsepower

460 Ib-ft

Maximum Torque

910 Ib-ft
13,300 Pounds

Max Towing Capacity

18,500 Pounds
2,280 Pounds

Max Payload Capacity

3,857 Pounds


Looking for your next pickup truck for sale near Deltona or Orange City? Many Chevy shoppers have been in the same position as you. With that in mind, we offer up the following Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 2500HD comparison. Which truck will offer you the power, towing capacity, space, and features you require both on and off the job in DeBary and beyond? Read on to find out, or contact us to schedule a test-drive at Starling Chevrolet Of Deland!

2021 Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Trim Levels

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available in eight distinct trim levels, with several powerful engine options also available. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD, on the other hand, comes in five trim levels and with two engine options but offers more standard power when comparing 1500 vs. 2500HD base models. See below for pricing and engine specs: 

Silverado 1500 Trims & Pricing:

  • Work Truck: Starting at $30,595 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $36,220 MSRP 
  • Custom Trail Boss: Starting at $42,995 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $41,695 MSRP
  • RST: Starting at $45,295 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $51,095 MSRP
  • LT Trail Boss: Starting at $52,795 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $55,495 MSRP

Silverado 2500HD Trims & Pricing: 

  • Work Truck: Starting at $34,600 MSRP
  • LT: Starting at $38,600 MSRP
  • Custom: Starting at $39,400 MSRP
  • LTZ: Starting at $49,100 MSRP
  • High Country: Starting at $61,600 MSRP

2021 Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 Engine Choices

Whatever needs to be done, you can accomplish it more quickly and efficiently with a new Chevy Silverado! That’s because each Silverado model offers a diverse range of available engine choices, as you’ll see below:

Silverado 1500 Engines

Standard 4.3L EcoTec3 with Active Fuel Management

  • 285-hp and 305 Ib-ft of torque
  • Standard on Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trim levels
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management

  • 310-hp and 348 Ib-ft of torque
  • Standard on RST and LT; available on Custom and Work Truck
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Auto start/stop technology

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

  • 355-hp and 383 Ib-ft of torque
  • Standard on LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country; also available on LT and RST
  • 8-speed automatic transmission (optional 10-speed automatic transmission)

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management

  • 420-hp and 460 Ib-ft of torque
  • Available on High Country, LTZ, LT Trail Boss, RST, and Custom Trail Boss
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-diesel I-6 

  • 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 MPG city/33 highway
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 9,300-lb maximum towing capacity
  • Auto-stop/start technology

Silverado 2500 Engines

6.6L V-8 engine

  • 401-hp and 464 Ib-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8

  • 445-hp and 910 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Silverado 1500 vs. 2500: Towing & Payload Capacity

There’s a perfect Silverado pickup to meet every Deland driver’s towing needs, you included! Here’s more information on the Silverado 1500 vs. 2500 towing capacity to figure out which one is right for you:

Silverado 1500 Towing & Payload Capacity: 

  • Payload capacity: 2,250 pounds
  • Towing capacity: 13,400 pounds

Silverado 2500 Towing & Payload Capacity:

  • Payload capacity: 3,565-3,900 pounds
  • Towing capacity: 18,500 pounds

Chevy 1500 vs. 2500 Performance & Connectivity Features

Both the Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2500 offer their own respective Chevy Infotainment 3 systems with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other notable features include: 

  • Head-Up Display
  • 4G LTE Wifi Hotspot
  • Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System 
  • 15 camera view
  • Tow/Haul mode
  • Auto Grade Braking

Test Drive the Chevy Silverado at Starling Chevrolet Of Deland! 

Now that you’ve had a chance to explore the features of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2500HD on paper, we invite you to Starling Chevrolet Of Deland when safe to compare these two Chevy trucks from behind-the-wheel! Meanwhile, use our online payment calculator to price out how much these two trucks could cost you.

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