2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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$36,500

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Towing capacity
  • Spacious interior
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Available trailering technology

The bad:

  • Maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Thirsty
  • Cabin quality of top trims trails competition
  • High-end versions are pricey

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Carhartt Special Edition
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto newly available
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Automatic transmission standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD?

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are full-size heavy-duty pickup trucks that seat up to six and compete with models like the Ford F-250 and Ram 3500. Three cabs and two bed lengths are offered, and engine choices include a standard 401-horsepower, 6.6-liter V-8 or an available 445-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 that makes 910 pounds-feet of torque. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are available. When properly equipped, the 3500HD’s maximum towing capacity is a staggering 36,000 pounds. 

What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD?

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is now available. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now available on Work Truck and Custom trim levels. A new Carhartt Special Edition of the LTZ 2500HD crew cab includes unique exterior styling cues, a black and brown interior and embroidered head restraints.  

What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Trailer hitch with seven-pin electrical connector
  • Teen Driver monitoring system

Available features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Navigation 
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote start 
  • Power moonroof
  • Powered tailgate
  • Bose premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Gooseneck trailer hitch
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning

Should I Buy the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD?

Anyone looking for a heavy-duty work truck would be wise to take the Silverado HD for a test drive. With strong towing capacity and technology geared toward making hauling trailers simpler and safer, the Silverado is a four-wheel workhorse. While some rival pickup trucks are ultimately more polished when it comes to ride comfort and cabin quality, the Silverado HD remains a great choice in a fiercely competitive class.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Silverado 3500HD High Country

Just what I wanted now I can see my trailer behind the wide dually fenders. With all the cameras you see around you a lot better.

5.0

New 3500 HD Dually

I ordered this truck with specific options to carry a truck camper. The camper has not yet arrived so I can’t speak to the truck’s capability in that regard. I’ve only driven the truck 300 miles, but so far so good. The ride is firm, but not harsh. The Duramax engine is relatively quiet, has enormous power, and great acceleration. The dual rear wheels grip the curvy mountain roads in my region. I anticipate many reliable years and miles with this truck.

1.9

Garbage: Don't buy!

Had brand new for 6 weeks, then in shop for 2 weeks, then back in shop and now they don't even know when it will be fixed as they are trying to source parts. Are you serious?

See all 5 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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