The HD Silverado and its twin, the GMC Sierra HD, are designed for heavy towing and hauling. The 6.0-liter V8 and 6.6-liter turbodiesel are both mated to a six-speed automatic. The latter works well and employs a heavy-duty Allison-made transmission. A natural-gas version of the 6.0-liter V8 is also available. The LTZ trim has a luxurious cabin.
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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

"This pick-up has power. We pull a boat and we also use this pickup to pull the boat out of the water on a very steep ramp. In four wheel drive & manual 1 shifting gear, the pickup doesn't even seem like it is working when it pulls it out of the water. I love the feeling of plenty of power in difficult situations. Acceleration is great. On the highway if you need speed, there is no problem. Lots of power & more if you need it."

Anonymous, MT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very easy to drive, handles well, has a lot of pep!!"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The truck makes a hard grinding noise when started. It has returned to the dealer 2 x for review. Only to have them tell us it is normal for a heavy duty truck to sound that way. It is not the way a truck should sound. The overall size of the truck handles fine."

Sandra B., MD (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"good acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"New 6 liter engine seems effortless in acceleration, minimal noise, even does well with 8,000 lb camper (tow-able) attached"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"We pull a boat & we love the brake assist when going down steep hills. When pulling the boat out of the water, the pickup does not roll back when shifting & when in Manual 1, it pulls the boat out of the water with no effort at all. This pickup has control at all times. We love it."

Anonymous, MT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"My Diesel 2500 HD accelerates like a sports car. Handling is good. A little hard ride when not towing. Towing a trailer there is power to spare and pulls a 28 ft trailer very well. Excellent fuel mileage on the road."

Eric B., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"the best tow vehicle on the road. Can travel down 6% grades pulling a 35 foot 5th wheel without braking!"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"TOWING AND ACCELERATION ARE PRETTY GOOD FOR A GASOLINE ENGINE. A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO DIESEL TRUCK."

Gary C., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I have a three horse slant with living quarters horse trailer and a 29 ft travel trailer. The 2500 Silverado pulls both with ease. When coming down a mountain the Duramax motor working with the Allison transmission allows me to set the trailer tow and cruise control to maintain a constant speed and not have to use the brakes. Thus when I do choose to use the brakes they are not heated up from riding the brake down the mountain, a tremendous safety feature."

Stephen H., NC (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"We are very pleased with the handling and towing on the Silverado especially when towing our 25 foot travel trailer on long steep hills. It has plenty of power."

Susan M., ID (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Good power, excellent acceleration., handleing is better than I expected under load."

Anonymous, IA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Duramax Diesel is the best for hauling heavy trailers"

D S., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Superb power and acceleration. Diesel is great engine"

Gary B., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"It handles and accelerates much better than I expected given it's large size."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Comfortable ride. Don’t like location of def fluid tank"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Plenty of power to pull my 10,000 lb. RV,"

Anonymous, UT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"powerful,solid"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"A diesel, it has superb "push" and good handling, but you know you're in the HD very with its hard suspension."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"It provides a stiff ride when empty BUT a great ride when hauling 1,500 pounds of gear, hay, gravel, etc. in the bed or when pulling a large travel trailer or boat. Excellent power to climb to high Sierra lakes and campgrounds at over 7000-8000 feet. Plenty of power and cooling to tow smoothly during the hot summers in California's Central Valley. Low mileage in town but averaging 21 MPG on the highway even with medium loads (without trailer)"

Robert H., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"This truck has exceptional acceleration and great handling even when pulling a loaded 10,000# trailer. It makes towing a heavy trailer feel very safe and totally under control all the time."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely bumpy ride."

Michael F., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"It's a luxury ride, for a truck."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The seat a/c is the best. In Alabama, leather seat trim can be very hot. Seat a/c is a new must-have for me."

Ralph W., AL (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"road noise"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Quiet"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"very comfortable, queit ride. A+"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I find the seats comfortable but too firm. The seating position in this (like most full size trucks) is comfortable and I fit (6'2") without my head touching the roof and my legs are not straight out like cars"

Ted G., AB (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"We don't get tired of driving long distances. Comfortable seats, good ride and quiet enough that we can have a conversation without raising our voices."

Jo G., IN (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The high back seats with built in adjustable lumbar support makes this heavy duty truck very comfortable to ride in whether for work or pleasure."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"My truck is a 3/4 ton diesel crew cab. The passenger compartment is quieter than my 2011 Honda Accord. Seating is very comfortable for 4 adults but we can easily add another to the back center seat. There is a center seat in front but it only has a lap belt that I am uncomfortable using and the leg space is tight. The ride is comfortable for a full sized truck. Hard when empty but smoother when carrying or pulling a big load. The power I need to haul my travel trailer or boat up to or over the mountains without overheating or stressing the engine."

Robert H., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"This is a very comfortable cruiser. The ride is quiet and smooth. Yet works hard when towing my trailer."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Excellent seating. Comfortable. Quiet ride."

Gary B., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very comfortable. Excellent on long trips."

H C., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very well padded and highly configurable Heated and cooled driver and passenger seats minimize fatigue hover long distances. Noise of turbo Diesel engine is surisingly quiet when cruising, though loud when accelerating hard when towing loads."

Mike B., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The seats are not nearly as comfortable as an earlier version of a Silverado."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"The seats are very comfortable especially on long rides. We frequently use the Silverado for long drives especially when we are camping. The comfort controls on the seat make the ride more comfortable."

Susan M., ID (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very quiet, the best handling of all the pick ups I've owned. Excellent air conditioning."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Good for long ride. Good MPG."

Kevin B., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Very quiet for a heavy duty vehicle such as this."

Anonymous, AR (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Excellent work truck."

Michael F., CA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"I pull I use my pickup for farming. I pull GN trailers,bumper hitch and wagons a lot in hilly roads, hence i'm happy with 10mpg. On longer trips not pulling a trailer I get as high as 24mpg! My overall satisfaction rating is superb."

Anonymous, IA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Bought a work truck version of this which got me a lot of capability for the money."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Lot of capability for the money."

Kevin B., TX (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"More expensive than Ford’s, though definitely better. Option pricing soon adds up, and there are many to tempt you"

Mike B., WA (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD)

"Good value 3 years ago (compared to prices for new trucks like this now)"

Anonymous, TN (2015 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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