If you’re a fan of heavy-duty Chevrolet Trucks, then we have great news for you — meet the 2024 Silverado HD. The 2024 Silverado HD comes with powertrain upgrades, a more commanding presence, an overhauled interior, enhancements to its trailering technology, and infotainment and active safety technology upgrades.
“We’ve designed the Silverado HD to be our customers’ favored choice for true truck capability,” says Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “The enhancements to the 2024 model build on its core strengths to provide an even stronger balance of the design, strength, and confidence that makes tackling the hard jobs, including trailering, easier and more convenient than ever.”
2024 Silverado HD Can Tow Like Never Before
The new 2024 Silverado includes 2500HD and 3500HD models in Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab configurations. Dual-rear-wheel models are available on 3500 HD, and they support the lineup’s highest trailering capacity: 36,000 pounds. The 2024 Silverado HD is available in Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. And in case you were wondering, the ZR2 will join the HD trim lineup later in the model year for the first time.
Chevrolet also announced that for the first time, the proven Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is now standard equipment for the 2024 Silverado HD’s powertrains. This includes the standard 6.6-liter gas engine and the available Duramax turbo diesel. The Allison replaces the gas engine’s previous six-speed automatic, offering smaller “steps” between the gears, which enables the gas engine to hold closer to its peak power for longer periods.
When you’re ready to tow that heavy trailer, the 10-speed helps channel every pound-foot of torque to the tires in every gear. In turn, the 2024 Silverado HD’s gross combined weight rating with the gas engine increases from 24,000 pounds to 26,000 pounds. Also, the 10-speed Allison optimizes grade braking with the gas engine, with the closer gear ratios enabling greater engine-braking control.
Overall, the horsepower and torque numbers for the 2024 Silverado Duramax increase to 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque. I am told that internal engine changes and upgrades produce a more efficient combustion, which enhances overall performance. The Duramax’s enhanced low-end torque production is bettered by 25 percent for improved performance at low speeds and when climbing grades. Again, this is great for guys who tow and haul a lot.
The 2024 Silverado HD Gets An Exterior Refresh
The 2024 Silverado HD has a freshened front-end appearance that features a new fascia, new headlights, a new grille, and more. Chevrolet trucks are known for their C-shaped front lighting, and the LEDs frame the new front fascia. New headlights on LTZ, ZR2, and High Country models feature dual-projector technology. The main and high beams of these new lights are now split into dual functions, and as owners approach or depart their 2024 Silverado HD, an animated lighting sequence kicks in.
Other exterior updates include standard tow hooks, and “CHEVROLET” lettering on the hood scoop. There are six new exterior colors as well: Sterling Gray, Dark Ash, Radiant Red, Auburn Metallic, Lakeshore Blue Metallic (late availability), and Meteorite Metallic (late availability)
When it comes to hauling things, the Silverado HD design includes 83.5 cubic feet with the long box — as well as the CornerStep rear bumper, BedSteps, available Multi-Flex tailgate, 120-volt power outlet, and an available power tailgate.
Interior Upgrades For Comfort
Updating the 2024 Silverado HD is carried to the interior as well, as all models receive a new interior designed for greater work-ready functionality and next-level technology integration.
LT, LTZ, and High Country models introduce a dramatically redesigned passenger space centered around an all-new instrument panel that houses a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with a configurable driver information center. Unlike previous years, the infotainment screen and other controls are angled toward the driver. Chevrolet says this design is pulled directly from the simple and iconic looks the C/K Series trucks set in the 1970s and 1980s.
This smarter command center also includes a redesigned wireless phone charger area. The design provides the spaciousness of a bench seat while retaining the functionality of a center console. Ahead of the driver is an available and configurable head-up display.
“It’s a more open-feeling and contemporary interior that passengers will find inviting,” said Phil Zak, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “It’s an environment that intentionally puts more at the driver’s fingertips, for a greater feeling of confidence and connection with the vehicle.”
Additional interior updates and upgrades include:
- Fresh screen displays and graphics inspired by the recently refreshed Silverado 1500
- Authentic leather-wrapped surfaces and real wood accents available on certain models
- New center console on LT, LTZ, and High Country models that incorporates an available wireless charger4
- More space for side-by-side cupholders in the console: There is a total of 10 total cupholders available, depending on the model and configuration
- New audio control knobs that help strike an ideal balance between physical and digital controls, along with similar buttons recently introduced in the refreshed Silverado 1500 that allow some popular features to be accessed with a single push
- Climate vents and controls for second-row passengers
- Enhanced hidden storage, including in the console, upper and lower gloveboxes, and even a sunglasses holder behind the infotainment screen.
Chevrolet’s customer-focused trailering technologies are designed to improve the towing experience with optimal visibility, easier hitching, and greater driving comfort when towing a trailer. Some of the 2024 Silverado HD enhanced and new features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Trailer. This is an all-new technology for Silverado HD. It allows the available Adaptive Cruise Control to account for additional drag and increased braking distances when towing a trailer.
There is also Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert which extends the blind zone area to help enhance safety and situational awareness when trailering. And if you typically push the boundaries of load capacity, GCW Alert warns the driver if the vehicle and trailer weight exceeds the vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating.
The Silverado HD makes towing a trailer much easier with features, like the availability of up to 14 unique camera views such as HD Surround Vision and Bed View, and an in-vehicle Trailering App. Chevy optimized available camera views to ensure the 2024 Silverado HD provides the right view at any moment.
Additionally, the max tow package is now available across all Silverado 2500 trims, bolstering the maximum towing capability for the 2500HD series equipped with the 6.6-liter turbo diesel to 22,500 pounds.