The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Vs. The 2015 Ford F-250
The Silverado 2500 HD is all-new for 2015. It shares its basic cab and interior with the 1500 and offers three cabs, two beds, and five wheelbases, along with work-truck to upscale trim levels. A 6.0-liter V-8 is standard, and a gas/CNG version is offered; but the way to go is the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel with the Allison transmission and 17,900-pound maximum towing capacity.
The Silverado 2500HD is a true workhorse meant for big-league towing and hauling tasks, even if the latest model does offer an HD-quality 8-inch touchscreen. The current model is available in regular-, extended- or crew cab body styles, with a long or short cargo box and rear- or four-wheel drive. The extended cab is now known as the "double cab" and employs four conventional doors rather than the former reverse-opening rear doors.
There’s no denying the Chevy had the measure of the more powerful Ford and Ram pickups, accelerating stronger uphill with a five-ton trailer and controlling its speed more effectively on descents with integrated exhaust and transmission braking. As for warranty length, the Silverado 2500HD and F-250 offer the same bumper-to-bumper terms, 3 years or 36,000 miles, though the Chevy boasts a slightly stronger 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty to the F-250's 5-year/60,000 mile plan.
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