2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD: FULL REVIEW | Does High Country = PEAK of Luxury??

So a couple weeks back we brought you guys a review of the all-new heavy duty Sierra But now today it’s time to check out Chevy’s more popular version the brand new Silverado 2500 HD Of course we would like to specially thank our friends at Sutherland Chevrolet in Nicholasville for giving us access to this loaded truck and If you’re in the market for any new Chevy, make sure you stop by their dealership or visit them virtually via their website Which we provided a link to in the video description

So with that said, let’s see if the new Silverado HD is the ultimate combination of capability and lecture So as always we’ll start things off with the exterior styling Now as many of you probably remember this truck didn’t get the best reception when its photos were first unveiled But I’m happy to report that in person. It’s actually a very handsome design This high country model is the one that has the more traditional design Since it uses the regular Chevy bowtie grille with thick chrome bars Bronze accents between them and the high country branding under the right headlight Surprisingly though the LTZ and every other trim below it now have the non traditional grille which has Chevrolet spelled out across it As far as the headlights both of the top two trends pretty much have the same design With two separate housings and stacked LED headlights in the bottom and then finally along the bottom both have LED fog lights housed inside either a chrome bumper on the LTZ or a body-colored one on the hike up Moving on to the side right now only crew cab is being offered with your choice between the normal and the long lives and in the back It adopts the same design the 1500 debuted last year With Chevrolet written out across the back and the new wiggly LED taillights

So overall while the new heavy-duty is a pretty dramatic departure from the alcohol and model in person It has a great mixture of traditional and modern cues Now turning to the wheels heavy duty trucks do have to have smaller ones for capability purposes Which is why this high country comes standard with 20-inch polished out voice instead of 22s, like on the 1500 As far as the LTZ it has 18s with a similar design Heading out to the mirrors They are massive towing ones with just about every feature that could be thrown at them You have normal and convex mirrors auto dimming heating power folding power Extension puddle lamps and front and rear facing lighting We also have blind spot monitoring which is standard on this model and optional on the LTZ Now beyond BSM importantly you now have some active safety features on board Ford emergency braking and auto high beam headlights both of which were not available on the outgoing model But getting stuff done is definitely most important to HD trucks

So checking on the tailgate first It is the same as on the regular 1500 so it can impressively both lower and raise with the press of a button the bed lifts in height is now one inch lower this year and it can be accessed through either the back bumper step or the new side one as For the bed itself Chevy says it now has class-leading volume 12 different tie-downs and we also have the power outlet and the cutouts for fifth wheel towing and Speaking of towing all versions of the HD make absolutely huge numbers This specific model is rated for eighteen thousand five hundred pounds But some versions can’t go all the way up to a maximum of thirty five thousand five hundred pounds But anyways, that’s it for the outside so now let’s go ahead and see how luxurious they have made the cabin So as you would expect your two higher-end trims do come standard with Chevy’s smart entry system as well as remote start And you get inside the vehicle itself in typical chevy fashion, you’re just gonna press the button and it will unlock the door

All right, so taking a look inside the 2020 Silverado HD high country As you can tell the cabin is a more familiar place than say the exterior. For example But there are plenty of unique touches and plenty of changes versus the outgoing generation now as far as your material and color options both the LTZ and the high country do come standard with real leather seating on the LTZ that’s going to be available in jet black or Gideon grey however here on the high country You have jet black or the more expressive combination of amber and jet black which is what we have.

I Also do want to mention the seating arrangement what you’ll be looking at is the bench seating on all the models except for the high country This does come standard with the bucket seats, but you can’t option on bucket seats to the LTZ Now turning over here to your door trim since this is the high country Of course, you do have the best materials of the bunch

So you’re looking at a real leather through here with the nice color contrast color here We do have top touch plastic with more stitching as well as some faux wood accents on the high country Both the LTZ and the high country do come standard with two-person memory seating And as far as your windows, they are OneTouch auto up and down for your driver and passenger Now coming down to your seat It is 10-way power adjusting with two-way lumbar support on both the high country and the LTZ And like I already said you do have real leather on both of those trims, but only in the high country Do you have this really nice looking color contrast design So you’ve got like different accents different types of stitching and piping details as well as the stitched Embroidered name up here on the headrest. It’s definitely a very very attractive looking seat Now as far as getting into the HD, of course, this is a very large truck But we do have standard running boards. Now just be aware. These are fixed in place. They are not retractable like on the 1500 But as you can see, they are very large so easily put your feet on there And you do also have a driver side assist grip here And like I already mentioned this being the high country does mean we have both the best materials and the most visually interesting design So across your upper part above the gauges here is soft touch. However, this part here is hard touch But when you go down just a little bit more you come to this color contrast section. This is a leatherette With color contrast stitching that goes around it and all over this area Coming down to your lower areas.

We have some more of that Realistic faux wood trim and you get more of that perforated leather and color contrast Leather design here on the armrests then everything does fit together very well also Now it is worth mentioning that on the high country. You have the unique kind of bronze finished Material that goes around here as well as on the steering wheel. Like I said that’s exclusive to the high country Now on your top two trims you do have standard push-button start And when you press it, you’re gonna find this 8 inch display fire up on the LT, LTZ and the high country as standard equipment All right, so checking out the gauges here What you’re looking at is the premium version this version comes on the high country only and has the eight inch reconfigurable gauge cluster display here in the middle

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This is optional as well on the LTZ But regardless of which one you choose you actually have pretty much the same information More or less basically your gauges of those top four gauges are rendered digitally on this But you have options to change the design and do things with like safety systems within this screen Now in addition to that high country is also going to come standard with a very very nice 15-inch head-up display, this is the largest in this segment And it’s one of the largest I’ve ever seen definitely very vivid Can contain a lot of different information once you start moving and if you change the settings around and Coming back to the steering wheel

Of course, you’re gonna find a nice leather wrap steering wheel across all the models and you do actually have hydraulic power steering So that’s kind of a more of an old-school heavy-duty type of thing We do have some cross stitching on the steering wheel like I said We have the bronze on the high country. And then as far as your buttons, you do have buttons for your cruise control Heating on both the LTZ and the high country and then on this side you get your multi-function display buttons phone and voice controls

As far as steering wheel itself it is always manually tilt and telescoping As far as your shifter you still have a color mounted shifter just like always So obviously that’s very simple you’re just going to pull down for Drive You do have these little toggles if you want to control shifting manually you will notice just like the 1500 Silverado the towing button as well as your other drive mode. They’ve been relocated over here to this little toggle So you just scroll through as you can see you do have a normal and an off-road mode And then you can flip over to the other side for the towing mode. And you also have your four-wheel drive controls, right Now when we go into reverse here You will find a standard backup camera on both the LTZ and the high country, of course But what we’re looking at here is the upgraded surround vision camera system This is an option on both the LTZ and the high country And we’ve discussed it previously and both the Sierra as well as other GM vehicles But this is one of the best camera systems in the entire auto industry You have just an absolute ton of views really really great resolution as well So I’ll point out some few of the important ones. This is obviously a good view for you to backup For your trailer you have kind of a 3d view for getting out of tight spaces You have side view so you don’t grind against anything We also have a bed camera which is thrown in with this surround vision system and we can’t activate it right now because obviously we don’t have a trailer but This does do the same thing as the Sierra which we pointed out last month Which you can basically see through the trailer definitely a class exclusive feature and super super neat Now having that column-mounted shifter does have plenty of benefits when it comes to interior storage obviously you’ve got a ton of it here so You get a little area right here on the top to start off with but underneath here We have an absolute massive amount of space. this is super deep very wide you have a removable mat as well as Illumination and you’ll find one of your standard USB is one of your USB type C’s and an aux jack Moving forward we’ve got our two cupholders a small area here Another small area here and then this large pad here does double as a wireless phone charger As far as other odds and ends we have some area along the side We have some space up here pretty deep space actually up on the top of the dashboard And then just a ton a ton of space in the door trim So you’re definitely going to have plenty of space for whatever equipment. You need to get the job done As far as other controls in this area here are your other USB ports another 12-volt outlet a Household stop outlet and then you also have your controls for your trailer brake This being the diesel above that. We have the exhaust brake system. We’ve got some buttons for our safety systems tailgate release traction control this turns on and off the outlet and then this is before Rolling down all the windows at once. I’ve never seen that button before on any Trucks, but definitely an interesting and handy feature Now the next stop up the dashboard here is our climate controls on both the top two trims it is dual zone automatic and as you’d expect for a truck focused on ergonomics It is very simple. You have three knobs to control your main functions here You also have your zones located right here as well as your other buttons So there’s really nothing that you need to consult the display for though. You can have it up there if you prefer As far as the seat controls you will have the three-stage heating on both the LTZ and the high country However you it is standard The ventilation is standard only on the high country or you can option it on via the convenience package on the LTZ Alright and now we are up at the audio system so the six-speaker audio system is standard equipment However, this being the loaded model we have the seven-speaker Bose premium sound system. So we’ll go ahead and take a sample Overall sound quality is excellent And now that pretty much brings us up here to our Chevy infotainment system three this of course is new to the heavy duty trucks So we’ll go ahead and take a quick look now as far as your main features here I just want to point out a couple of the highlights and the most important things Because this is the same Chevy implement three system that you’ve seen in other models So the first thing I want to point out is that we do have navigation This is the integrated navigation system the newest upgraded version and that’s standard on just the high country But you can’t auctioned on to the LTZ if you want to Regardless though you will find that you have standard apple carplay and android auto and Those of course do have built-in navigation functions if you want to use those instead Additionally, we do have a Wi-Fi hotspot This is where you’ll find the Wi-Fi name as well as the password to sign in and this is included free For a three gigabyte trial or the first month of ownership But anyways, that’s pretty much the main features of the Chevy infotainment 3 system However, we do have a much more detailed tech help video available For those of you who want to learn more about it a link to that is provided in the video description I and heading on up here we do have a auto dimming mirror with your three home like universal remotes mounted right here But continuing the trend of having more cameras than basically any other vehicle I’ve ever been in We also have GM’s rear camera mirror Then coming on up here go find that we have a moonroof This is actually not standard on any of the trim levels. It is a $995 option on both of them And as you can see, it’s the standard size unit. There is no panoramic moon available at this time But overall the cabin of the high country Silverado HD is certainly a great place to spend time Just like with other HD vehicles You have this extreme mixture of both a lot of storage a lot of capability But now with this new model we add in a ton of luxury and a ton of Technology So anyways that does it for the front areas So now go ahead and hand it off to my brother Mason who will check out the back areas All righty So hitting around to the back seats of the all-new 2020 silverado heavy-duty You are going to find a good amount of space as you would expect Now we are covering only the LTZ in the high country. So that is available in this crew cab configuration So you are going to find a lot of legroom Technically it’s rated at forty three point four inches of rear legroom and forty point one inches of rear headroom Which like I said is absolutely massive You’re not going to have any issues in terms of space and it’s right on par with that of the Ford f250 Super Duty Now turning over to the door trim. It is really nicely appointed especially on this high country with the color contrast So we do have a brown portion right here as well as black contrast and some of that real wood trim now we do have a auto down window and down below that we do have a lot of door storage as you can see there is tons of it and Turning over to the seat itself. Like I mentioned we do have that color contrast design It looks very very premium and it is also very comfortable Now getting in is quite easy on this high country, so just step on the running boards you do also have an assist grip Now here in the center, of course Chevy is going to give you plenty of features especially on this high country model so up top when you have two cupholders with a little storage area in between and down below that you will find standard air vents across all of the models and that’s a feature that wasn’t even offered at all on the previous Silverado heavy duty Now off to the side you will also find a three-stage heated rear seats which are included standard on the high country model and down below that you will find a smart charging USB a USB type-c and a 12 volt power outlet Now, of course we do have a nice fold down arm rest It is what the rep has two cupholders inside in another little storage area. I Do also want to point out that this power rear window glass is high-country exclusive as well And up top. We do even have a a nice cut out for extra Headroom as well as some LED lighting and a coat hook Now as far as where legroom is concerned like I mentioned this is a a ballute massive amount of space So behind your seating position I probably have about two foot of space between my knees and the seat back and my feet can easily slide up underneath the seat And so as you can see, you can basically completely stretch out back here Now, of course the seats themselves are very practical since this is a heavy-duty truck after all so you do have several features associated with them you can pull this strap down to kind of fold it down like this and Down below that you will find this strap and this strap actually opens part of the seat back and will give you a little storage Area that is completely hidden from view. So if there’s something really valuable it would be a great spot to put it Now of course You can also fold the seat up so you have to do is grab underneath and it does fold right up and Underneath you do even have a nice little storage box to put your tools and stuff and you know if you had something really big you could pull both sides up and Fit like something really big back here in case it was like raining and you didn’t want in the bed. That is an option here Now coming over to the passenger seat it is the same adjustment as a driver And in front of the passenger you do have a nice color contrast design with the signature two part opening glovebox So you have a nice storage compartment right here and down below you have your standard glovebox So it makes for a lot of different storage configurations And up top we do have a Sun Visor with LED lights and a mirror and it does also detach and except But anyway guys that’s all the practical stuff about the Silverado heavy duty So now let’s go ahead and take it out in the road and see how that diesel engine performs All right, so now that takes us to the heart of this beast two different powertrains they’re both 6.6 liters, but we have the option between a v8 and It’s her bogies are now the standard gas powered v8 That produces 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque However The vast majority of people go ahead and bite the about $9,000 bullet and get the 6.6 liter turbo diesel engine because that produces 445 horsepower but 910 pound-feet of torque, so it’s absolutely insane You know and it’s what allows this vehicle to tow just about anything. You can possibly throw at it As far as your transmission you’ll be looking at a 6-speed automatic with the gas powered model 810 speed automatic with this diesel model And then of course you do have the option between two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive on this high country. Its four-wheel drive modeling And then lastly in regards to your fuel economy It’s not EPA rated because it’s so massive However, a lot of people have been curious to see what kind of mileage actually gets and this particular model gives us the opportunity to Do that because somebody has been driving it for 112 miles and so I obviously don’t know how they’ve been driving it. They could’ve been flooring it continuously. Whatever But the mileage on average is a 10 point 3 miles per gallon right now But anyways fuel economy is not what you get this truck for. It’s about that 910 pal feet of torque. So let’s go ahead and take it on the road and see how that is So first taking off here 2020 Silverado heavy-duty turbo diesel This pattern is just ridiculous. I mean, I don’t know any other way to really describe it Just like in the Sierra we drove like two or three weeks ago it’s really no less shocking here on the second round because it’s just so effortless Like I’m gonna use you can see it visually You just kind of put your foot down and without Any drama whatsoever like not a bunch of noise nothing Just rocket. Let’s trade off down the road And you’re going 60 and the blink of an eye With a truck that it literally feels like a semi with a gigantic heavy-duty truck You know and just cruising down here we are going like 55 miles an hour and it is just so smooth in here You know That was one of the things that impressed me the most about this year that we drew was talking about is just how smooth these trucks ride You know here in the high country I mean it literally feels like a luxury car through and through you can’t feel any types of bumps in the road and it really is just a absolute superb ride in here It’s very very impressive a little bit a turbo whistle that you can hear Definitely a pretty cool sound and just adds to the effect of the speed Just like that up to highway state It’s really just a lot of fun, you know, it’s not only very practical and usable, you know, if you’re gonna tow something You know, it actually is really fun to drive Right. It really makes sense to me why most people go for the diesel because well, the gas has some of this experience of course, but The torque on this is just insane and you there’s nothing else that has this type of power You know Besides these heavy-duty trucks. That’s the there are the only types of vehicles that can can do stuff like this And also just kind of the fact that Literally anything you look at you’re bigger than besides maybe that dump truck out there You’re actually bigger than everything else on the road. I mean even SUVs like that Kia Sorento It looks like a little ant on the road. So it really kind of just gives you a really nice commanding presence which I know I Mean all of you guys who are looking to buy in. This class are definitely looking for a commanding view of the room And you have a lane departure warning as well since you kind of look down I’ll see you on the lanes You know, it’s kind of almost like a video game type of perspective when you look down at the lanes I’m noticing compared to the Sierra AT4 we drove Feels a little bit firmer as far as the ride quality and like I had mentioned in that review That being the offer a focused model does come with softer Springs, you know to have that articulation available to you so You know, this has a little bit more a little finer body control But also a firmer ride Versus kinda a body roll and a softer ride just different things to keep in mind And they’re really the last thing I want to discuss is just the 10 speed automatic transmission It simply does an excellent job, I mean it is really really really smooth So in conclusion if you are in the market for a semi-truck You should really just come and look at one of these instead so I can tell you this is a whole heck of a lot more luxurious a lot more high-tech and It would definitely win a drag race next to a semi truck Like I said is amazing this time around as it was when I first experienced it with the Sierra. It’s just a remarkable overall package All righty, so let’s go ahead and discuss the pricing of this 2020 silverado heavy duty So you’re going to find very competitive pricing with all the rest of the heavy duty trucks So all of the prices that I’m about to quote you are for the crew cab regular bed in the two wheel drive versions So just keep that in mind as I named off these prices So for the very base work truck that’s going to be forty one thousand four hundred The custom is forty three thousand six hundred The LT is forty four thousand six hundred The LTZ is going to go up to fifty three thousand three hundred And then finally you have this top dog high country trim, which is going to start at sixty one thousand one hundred dollars Now this particular high country is definitely highly optioned as we do have pretty much everything we can add In like true mentioned we have opted for the Duramax diesel, which is a nine thousand seven hundred fifty dollar option We also have the high country deluxe package for three thousand and sixty five dollars. We have the optional sunroof for nine ninety five we have optional white paint for nine ninety five as well as all Weather Floor Liners four to ten as was the trailer tire pressure monitor for 50 and then We do actually have a discount of five hundred dollars for the high country deluxe package so all told when you add any destination charge of one thousand five hundred ninety five dollars you are going to come to 77260 as your price for this pretty much fully loaded High country model which is worth noting if your cross shopping this let’s say with the GMC Sierra Denali That’s probably its closest competitor here It is going to be a little bit cheaper from high country to the fully loaded Denali And you are going to see you know a little bit of a price discount for them Well guys we’ve enjoyed watching one of the first in-depth looks at the all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 high country Please hit those like and subscribe buttons if you haven’t already And we’ll catch you next time as you sing for more of the latest automotive delicacies!

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