The first generation of the Chevrolet Silverado debuted in 1999 and has been produced every year since. A variety of body style changes have taken place over the last 16 years of production to make this durable working class truck appealing to consumers while maintaining the ability to perform heavy work duties. The biggest changes to the body style came during the pickup's third generation, between 2007 and 2013. Minimal changes were made to the 2014 model's appearance. Fog lights and towing hooks are more visible on the front end of the 2014 models and the rear wheel wells protrude outward, similar to that of a dually.
Truck buyers can find a large selection of used Chevy 2500HD trucks in a variety of styles from long beds to short beds and customized dump beds as well. This is an ideal machine for those that work in construction, landscaping and snow plowing. It has a maximum payload of 4,212 pounds on base 2-wheel drive models. Several trim packages and engine types are available, with both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options. The work truck trim package is a standard, or base model option. With the LT, a few more options are available and the LTZ package offers every option available--such as Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control--for this heavy duty truck. When hauling, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control kick in to help you and your passengers transition from a stopped position more safely.
Truck owners can stay up-to-date on the pickup's performance with OnStar diagnostics that are delivered via email each month. For those that work outdoors in the winter, the LTZ model offers heated seats. Depending on the cab size, either regular or crew, up to five adult passengers can fit comfortably inside. If you like something a little flashier, the Z71 appearance package can be added onto the LT and LTZ models. This changes the look of the grille and front bumper and adds chrome to the mirrors and door handles. Fuel efficiency can be upgraded slightly with the E85 fuel compatibility.
Take advantage of all that Chevy has to offer in heavy duty trucks. As you view the evolution of the 2500 HD, you will see that the front ends become larger and the grilles have been simplified to make the truck look sleeker as it travels down the road. More powerful chassis and engines have been added over the years as well. In conclusion, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is the ideal workhorse for towing, commercial use, and doubles just as well as a family, daily driver.
2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500HD SAFETY
Two standard air bags are in place on the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, which help to protect the driver and passenger. An upgrade is available to add four additional air bags for side, roof and back seat passenger protection. Additional safety features include StabiliTrak, secure braking, and auto-grade braking. In safety tests, according to SafeCar.gov, the 2500 HD rates as "Average" for front crash and rollover accidents and "Above Average" in side crash tests. The rollover potential rate for this truck, given by SafeCar.gov is 20.4 percent.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE SILVERADO
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was named Truck of the Year at the 2014 North American International Auto Show for its performance, durability, comfort and strength. This was also based on the efficient 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and StabiliTrak features. Developing alongside technological advances, the 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500HD can act as a Wi-Fi hotspot. A dealer-installed program is available to provide 150-feet of Wi-Fi networking around the vehicle. The next model, the 2015 model, will offer compressed natural gas for additional efficiency.