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No Roads Barred: A Test of the 2024 Silverado 3500 High Country’s Brisk Performance in Unexpected Places

Many customers have asked us just what it is like to kick back on a long haul with the 2024 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis! Even though so many various eco-friendly movements have shined a bright light on smaller and more efficient cars as of late, there’s something to be said for cruising in a vessel that can provide enough comfort to render the longer journeys in life.
This truck is so impeccably good at taking on the role of a road warrior that it effortlessly shames the competition! Many models out there that can claim payload and towing capacities of this grade begin to cross the line into the territory reserved for burly semi-tractors, known as the “slinky types” and a bit prone to wobbling. The Motor Trend auto review crew enthusiastically claimed that the Silverado has a way of remaining wonderfully placid over the road, and without sacrificing steering quality while doing so.
It tracks like a heavy-duty champion in a straight line, while also not dishing out too bad of a beating during unloading duty. Chevy has done the due diligence of bringing the 3500 and 2500 heavy-duty trucks nicely up to par with the half-ton Silverado 1500’s revamped cabin design, with many of the vital controls existing on the main touchscreen and digital gauge cluster. Onboard camera systems have changed the entire face of the automotive industry within the last five years, as what was once a void known as a quite dangerous guessing game can now be visibly accessed immediately.
When a truck with wider rear axles initially rolls off the line, it solidifies a stance as a competent hauler that can withstand multiple tests of strength and endurance. One of the trade-offs in this design strategy is the extension of a blind spot, and this is where cameras are incredibly helpful. There are so many reasons that a hard-working contractor or hauler would have a use for a live video feed of the side of the truck, and the Silverado’s also allows you to monitor any trailer you’re towing.
The heads-up display offers up vitals that immediately grace the driver’s sight line, with the dash providing other useful layouts such as brake pad wear. Speaking of which, this is just another development that has helped so many drivers who aren’t fans of interacting with their mechanic: there’s now no way that going in for a “routine checkup” can end in brake pads that still have a bit of life in them.
The 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel and 10-speed transmission serve up plenty of accessible torque that helps with the rig’s 31,000-lb capacity when equipped with a fifth wheel or gooseneck. The group was able to achieve upwards of 16 mpg when towing a seasoned loop of country roads, and they were thrilled that the 3500 didn’t lose its composure while taking care of business in the dirt. The adaptive cruise control feature now even accounts for the additional drag and increased braking distances during towing, and the very strongest Silverado 3500 HD with dual-rear axle can carry up to 7442 pounds of payload.
The larger 13.4-inch touchscreen comes as standard on the LT, LTZ, High Country, and ZR2 models, with these awesome trims also offering the very useful integrated wireless smartphone charging pad. Seasoned car writer Caleb Jacobs at The Drive claimed that the 2024 Silverado 3500 HD “shines most at livability, being a super complete package that enables you to do pretty much anything and enjoy it, whether that’s cruising on back roads or hauling a weekend camper for a few 1000 miles.”

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