Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ driven for 2024.

Is the Silverado HD 2500 worth the price

i recently drove the Chev Silverado HD LTZ. This is a larger American style Pickup truck. Its bigger again than the Silverado 1500 series. Also Its an unusual vehicle in Australia and you really need a purpose to buy it.

Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ front quarter 1 Its BIG.

The story can be told by the numbers. And those numbers are BIG.

Let’s start with the size, its nearly 6.4m long with a wheelbase of a bit over 4.0 metres. It stands a touch over 2.0m tall and 2.2m wide. That doesn’t include the mirrors.

The turning circle is a massive at 16.1 m.

This usually means that underground carparks are a BIG NO. Even in suburban shopping centre car parks you find yourself heading for the far corner to have some room.

Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ front in parking space

The engine is a whopping 6.6L V8 Turbo diesel. This has available some 350kW of power and 1,322, yes you heard that right 1,322 Nm of torque. It comes with a 10 speed AT and is capable of towing 4500kg.

The cargo bed is over 2 metres long and 1.8m metres wide. The payload can be optioned up to a massive 1386kg with a GVM of 5148kg.

Inside its like a luxury SUV with more room than almost anything else on the market.

Yes, the Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ is big, but I absolutely love it

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Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ front interior 1

Readers can find more details about the Silverado HD LTZ HERE


Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ rear tub

What is good?

  • Its big, spacious and comfortable .
  • 6.6L V8 Diesel with 1322Nm of torque – say no more
  • Payload and towing capacity

What is not so good?

  • Its big, very big, car parks are a problem
  • Huge blind spot on “A” pillar and exterior mirror
  • Heavy on fuel around town

Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ front quarter 2

Instead of the Silverado HD LTZ, buyers could also look at:

Larger Pickup trucks are rare in Australia.

Buyers could look at RAM 2500, Ford F250. Or move to 4X4 Trucks like the Hino 300 4X4, or Fuso Canter 4X4. Or Isuzu NLR Series  

Chevrolet Silverado HD LTZ rear quarter 1

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