We found this version of the Silverado 2500 to be the best choice of the three heavy-duty trucks available on the market during this period. Payload and towing capacity are impressive, yet braking and handling capabilities come close to matching those of the half-ton version of the truck, a combination of performance attributes its rivals couldn't match.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"I purchased this vehicle to tow a 5th wheel trailer. The truck pulls a 13000 trailer with little effort."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"It pulls my horse trailer and travel teailer fine."

Linda L., NE (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Excellent combination of engine (diesel) and transmission (Allison) that makes towing trailers and 5th wheels very easy. I really appreciate the engine brake enabled feature with trailers attached as I descend hills and approach stop signs."

Michael B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"All it mostly does is pull horse trailer"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"handles as well as heavy pickup and has very good torque"

Joseph P., AZ (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I use this truck to tow my Airstream travel trailer where it excels in all aspects of power and handling, mountain climbs and descents, long highway distances, curving roads ."

J W., NE (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Best towing vehicle for heavy loads, (diesel,duramax) great mileage problem free."

Smoke P., MI (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Truck has plenty of power, and feels even better when it's pulling something."

Brenda Z., NY (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Handles good. Smooth ride."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"very powerfull steers easy while pulling a heavy load"

Albert S., OH (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"acceleration and handling is SUPERB - mileage, wen pulling a trailer, is very poor (ie - 8-9 mpg)."

Bill M., TX (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"this level doesn't have enough noise insulation from diesel motor"

Joseph P., AZ (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The navigation connection announces that it is connecting/ disconnecting. It’s annoying."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I can see country. Side well feel safe"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Leather seats have excellent lumbar support. Heating and cooling of seats is very good. Stiff ride is expected due to 2500HD suspension. Rides best with 500-1000 lb load in the rear."

Michael B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Ride is terrific. Feels like a luxury car, except I'm high up off the road with a great view."

Brenda Z., NY (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Too expensive"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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