2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD Blends Luxury, Capability | Edmunds

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD Blends Luxury, Capability


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD, the brand's first high-end heavy-duty pickup truck, will arrive at dealerships this summer.
  • It is Chevrolet's first serious competitor to the 2015 Ford Super Duty King Ranch pickup truck and upscale versions of the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500.
  • Pricing for the Silverado High Country HD will be announced in early summer, a Chevrolet spokesman told Edmunds.

DETROIT — The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD, the brand's first high-end heavy-duty pickup truck, will arrive at dealerships this summer.

It is Chevrolet's first serious competitor to the 2015 Ford Super Duty King Ranch pickup truck and upscale versions of the 2014 Ram 2500 and 3500.

Pricing for the Silverado High Country HD will be announced in early summer, Tom Wilkinson, a Chevrolet spokesman told Edmunds.

In comparison, the 2015 Ford F-250 King Ranch starts at $51,995, including a $1,195 destination charge. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck with a new Black package starts at $43,335, including a $1,195 destination charge. The Black package puts the emphasis on a cosmetic treatment designed to give the truck an imposing visual look.

In addition, the base 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, a 1500 model and the first special model in the truck's portfolio, starts at $45,010, including a $995 destination charge. It went on sale last fall.

The Silverado High Country HD comes in 2500HD and 3500HD crew-cab models in two- and four-wheel drive. The 3500HD model will be available in single- or dual-rear-wheel models with maximum tow ratings of up to 22,900 pounds for fifth wheel/gooseneck towing and up to 19,600 pounds for conventional towing.

There are three engine choices. They include a 360-horsepower 6.0-liter V8 engine, a bi-fuel version of the 6.0-liter V8 that switches from gasoline to compressed natural gas, and a 397-hp 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel.

Standard features include a chrome grille with horizontal bars and body-color front and rear bumpers. All models include 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country badges on the doors and tailgate and High Country logos on the door sill plates.

Silverado 2500HD High Country models get unique 20-inch chrome wheels. Single-rear-wheel 3500HD models have 18-inch chrome wheels, while dual-rear-wheel models use 17-inch forged polished aluminum wheels.

The cabin is outfitted with a saddle brown interior that includes standard heated and cooled perforated leather front bucket seats, a Bose audio system and a front-and-rear park assist system.

Options include a sunroof, navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a BluRay/DVD player. A High Country Premium package adds a heated steering wheel, driver-alert package and power-adjustable pedals.

Also optional are Chevrolet's new uplevel trailer mirrors. The chrome-capped mirrors manually extend for wider trailers and feature power adjust with memory and power fold. They are designed to make backing a trailer easier.

Edmunds says: It wouldn't be surprising to see the Silverado High Country 2500HD start around $50,000 and escalate further, given the amount of goodies you want to include.

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