2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review
Pros & Cons
- Stout hauling and towing capabilities
- Powerful optional diesel engine
- Solid build quality inside and out
- Telescoping steering column has limited availability
- Seating and ride are uncomfortably firm
- Thick roof pillars create large blind spots
List Price Range
$49,998 - $78,500
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Which Silverado 3500HD does Edmunds recommend?
If all you need is a bare-bones workhorse, get the base Work Truck. As the name implies, it's some frill, but mostly all business. The LT is the best choice if you need something with more creature comforts to endure longer drives. It's got a larger 8-inch touchscreen and cloth upholstery with carpeted floors. If you plan to tow heavy trailers, we'd advise getting the 6.6-liter diesel V8.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The updated (optional) 6.6-liter turbodiesel is an impressive engine that gives the Silverado 3500HD big towing numbers and impressive acceleration. The steering and braking are less impressive, but objectively this truck performs well by most standards that matter to truck buyers.
Overall comfort isn't the Silverado 3500's strong suit. Heavy-duty trucks aren't exactly models of comfort, but this one is particularly rough on the senses because of its stiff seats, wind noise and rigid suspension. A heavy payload, however, settles things out a lot.
The Silverado LTZ's interior is likable and user-friendly. Hop in and you'll be able to operate almost all the controls without busting out the manual. It certainly has a no-nonsense vibe, but that's not necessarily a negative in this segment.
The 3500HD can tow and haul massive loads, and it has abundant interior storage. But offerings from Ford and Ram outclass it by pretty much every measurement. And in the arms race that is towing capacity, it falls behind by several tons.
Using Chevy's touchscreen is pretty simple, but we had several usability issues with our test vehicle. Finicky voice controls and subpar device integration made for a frustrating user experience.
|Overall||7.1 / 10|
Most helpful consumer reviews
LTZ 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
Bought a new 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Diesel LTZ 4x4. The window sticker indicated the vehicle was equipped with an engine block heater. I no purchased the vehicle and came to find out, according to the dealership the GM factory in Flint, MI cut the cord off to disable it due to a recall for vehicle fires. Neither GM or the dealership noted this fact on the window sticker nor did they tell me prior to purchase. Neither GM or the dealership will do anything other than say GM is working on a fix. I requested they purchase the vehicle back and they refuse. I call this consumer fraud GM and the dealer act as if this is okay to do to a customer.
High Country 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A)
Transmission won’t stay working
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Silverado 3500HD models:
- Teen Driver Modes
- Allows owners to keep tabs on secondary drivers by reporting driving behavior. Also allows them to activate all available safety features.
- Safety Alert Seat
- Vibrates to warn the driver when the front or rear parking sensors, lane departure warning or forward collision warning is triggered.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Alerts the driver if the truck begins drifting outside its lane.