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2024 Silverado 2500 HD Boasts Revised Design, Gas-Powered +Supreme Status

Even during a period of automotive history that is heavily dominated by the potential and performance of EVs, some of the best and most feature-rich gas-powered models ever built are enjoying their prime right now here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis. The Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD offerings for the 2024 model year have been fully revised, with some of the best-loved features from the Silverado 1500 being swapped out to join the hard workin’ hauling and towing party! 

This refresh comes complete with new powertrains, and among them are some of the burliest and baddest V8s in the entire biz! The “double trouble” in the form of 6.6-liter V8s comes with one gas, and one turbo diesel option. The Yahoo Autos reporting crew enjoyed their tester with the gasoline version, featuring variable valve timing and direct fuel injection to boost capability and out-of-the-gate performance. This engine dutifully cranks out 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, while the Duramax weighs in at 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque. 

The diesel’s payload maxes out at a very robust 3759 pounds with the regular cab and rear-drive setup. Diesels that are equipped with the towing package can now lug 20,000 pounds, with gas trucks rated at 16,000. No matter which engine selection you prefer, an Allison 10-speed automatic is the transmission pairing, which multiple auto review teams have claimed is an excellent step up from the 6-speed before it. A massive amount of engineering and design hours were clocked to keep the cabin isolated from engine noise, and this crew rendered it a success as they could barely pick up on the slightest rumble in most everyday driving situations.

The Silverado HD’s curb weight of over 7000 pounds can be felt while steering it around, but the Digital Steering Assist that comes with the LTZ model offers up an amazing computer-controlled hydraulic steering system with variable weighting. This system has been meticulously designed to mirror the feedback and billowy properties of Chevy’s electronic steering system in the half-ton models. This feature truly “provides the muscle and all the feels” to help cut down on some of the bustling and very busy behavior older HD trucks can dish out on the highway, adding more precise steering input at higher speeds. 

These lucky teams also enjoyed the addition of the Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package, which includes Rancho twin-tube off-road shocks. You’ll also be riding on incredibly sleek and showy 20-inch chrome wheels, while standard Z71 trims are hitting the asphalt with 17-inch rims. The LTZ trim also brings luxury touches such as heated and cooled front seats, along with other excellent touches that are going to win many instant fans over in Missouri: dedicated rear climate controls and heated rear seats.

From Six Flags and Worlds of Fun to the Cardinals, Chiefs, and Royals, the longer trips with the whole gang along will see everyone on board enjoying the option to tweak the climate to their own individual preference. The HD Surround Vision Camera system makes parking this massive and powerful beast a task that is not always to be rendered as “too tricky”, with a slow and steady approach allowing for success. More comfortable and capable than ever before, this is undoubtedly the best the Silverado HD has ever been, and we’re so proud here at Jim Butler to be offering test drives, incentives, and an amazing warranty to back you “all the way during the climb!”

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