The Best Years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500
To get the best model years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we look at every factor together. It’s important to compare the FIXD app engine reliability data, along with safety test scores, fuel economy ratings, and owner feedback scores. We also take a look at the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from each year and any applicable recalls that may be available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA).
2018-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 6-9/10
Owner Reliability Score: 10/10
KBB Value: $28,875-$43,296
Fuel Economy: 13 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $250-$500
Safety Rating: 4.2/5
The 2018 to 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 makes up some of the newest models on the road. They receive great scores from owners and have a relatively low cost of ownership.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 6 out of 10, while the 2019 and 2020 models earn a 9 out of 10. What’s better yet is the Owners Reliability score, offering a perfect 10 out of 10 for all three models.
The NHTSA crash testing scores on both the 2018 and 2019 Silverado 2500 were a 4.2 (out of 5), which isn’t bad for this big truck.
These three models have some of the lowest repair and maintenance costs of all models. Coming in at just $250 per year is the 2020 pickup. However, this may be low simply because of the factory warranty, lasting 3 years or 36,000 miles or due to the powertrain warranty, with a length of 5 years or 60,000 miles.
We see two common DTCs in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The first DTC is Fuel Pump “A” Low Flow/Performance (P2635). You may need a fuel pump to fix this, costing between $457 and $617. Otherwise, the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300) code is also prevalent. Thankfully, this may only be due to an oxygen sensor, which can cost $153 to $306. If your truck is still covered under the warranty, these problems might be covered.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is subject to four recalls, while the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 has three recalls. However, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 lists seven recalls and one open investigation by the NHTSA.
2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 6-8/10
Owner Reliability Score: 10/10
KBB Value: $21,086-$23,007
Fuel Economy: 13-14 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $250-$750
Safety Rating: 4.2/5
The scores on the 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 remain closely in line with our top choices. The safety rating also stays higher and the cost of ownership remains low.
The FIXD Reliability score on the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 6 out of 10, while the 2016 earns an 8 out of 10. Still, the Owners Reliability score continues to be a perfect 10 out of 10 for both models.
There are NHTSA crash testing scores on both the 2015 and 2016 Silverado 2500. The rating is 4.2 (out of 5), which is exactly the same as the previous three.
There are also still some lower maintenance and repair costs, with the 2016 averaging just $250 per year. The cost does seem to rise slightly with the 2015 models, as there is a higher instance of brake and AC/heat repairs.
Two common problems seem to happen with the 2015 and 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 models. First, the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300) code happens. An oxygen sensor may resolve this code, which can cost $153 to $306. Additionally, the Catalyst system efficiency below threshold – Bank 2 (P0430) code is common. To put on a new catalytic converter, you may spend $1,538 to $2,041.
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 7/10
Owner Reliability Score: 10/10
KBB Value: $9,489
Fuel Economy: 12 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $375
Safety Rating: 3.8/5
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 continues to do well with reliability scores. It also has a low cost of ownership but could face a few problems.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 7 out of 10. However, the Owners Reliability score remains a perfect 10 out of 10 for this truck.
There are NHTSA crash testing scores on the 2012 Silverado 2500, but they dip a little lower. The average safety rating is 3.8 (out of 5), so it’s not ranked as well as newer models.
The maintenance and repair costs continue to be low, costing just $375 per year, on average. With that said, there could be a higher repair cost for engine or AC/heat problems.
We see two regular problems with the 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 models. First, the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300) code occurs. An oxygen sensor may be all that’s required to fix it, which can cost $153 to $306. There’s also an Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Range/Performance (P0521) code that occurs. Our research indicates that an oil pressure sending switch should fix the problem for about $91 to $151.
What’s most impressive is that the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 only has five recalls. This is among the lowest yet.
2006-2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 1-2/10
Owner Reliability Score: 9-10/10
KBB Value: $6,872-$9,874
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $583-$885
Safety Rating: N/A
The 2006 to 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 models continue to rank among the highest with owners. While the FIXD Reliability score is lower, the cost of ownership remains reasonable.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2006 and 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 1 out of 10, while the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 earns a 2 out of 10. However, the Owners Reliability score remains a perfect 10 out of 10 for the 2006 and 2008 models, while the 2007 earns a 9 out of 10.
We don’t have NHTSA crash testing scores on these three Silverado models. This isn’t abnormal, considering the size of the truck. Yet, we expect it would continue to rate around 4 out of 5, just like the rest of the models.
Repair and maintenance costs are still reasonable, which is surprising considering the age. The lowest of the three is the 2008 at $583 a year. The 2007 averages $667 a year, while you may spend $885 a year on the 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500. Still, because of the age, you can expect some higher instances of engine and transmission repairs with the two older models.
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 models show a high instance of the Evaporative System (EVAP) Vent Circuit Control Malfunction (P0449) trouble code. To fix this, you may only need a new gas cap. The 2007 and 2008 models also show a higher chance of the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) “A” Circuit Range Performance Problem (P0121) code, which could indicate something severe. Finally, the 2007 Silverado 2500 deals with the Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (P0420) trouble code. With this, you may need a new catalytic converter, costing $1,538 to $2,041.
The Worst Years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500
2013-2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 7-8/10
Owner Reliability Score: 9-10/10
KBB Value: $11,561-$12,884
Fuel Economy: 13-14 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $875-$1,500
Safety Rating: 3.8/5
At first glance, the reliability scores of these two Chevy Silverado 2500 models can be deceiving. Both have a higher instance of repairs costing more than $500, although the problems between the two seem to differ.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 7 out of 10, while the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 earns an 8 out of 10. The Owners Reliability score is a 9 out of 10 for the 2013 model and remains a perfect 10 out of 10 for the 2014 truck.
The NHTSA crash test ratings drop these down to a 3.8 out of 5. While we expect a lower score on bigger trucks, this is a little lower than we would like to see, especially since these aren’t that old.
The repair and maintenance costs take a leap, especially with the 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500. This model suffers from a higher chance of expensive brake repairs. Additionally, you may be fixing the brakes, engine, or fuel system on the 2013 Silverado 2500.
Both trucks suffer from the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300) code. An oxygen sensor may be all that’s required to fix it, which can cost $153 to $306. Additionally, the 2014 Silverado 2500 deals with the Catalyst system efficiency below threshold – Bank 2 (P0430) code. To put on a new catalytic converter, you may spend $1,538 to $2,041.
2009-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 1-6/10
Owner Reliability Score: 10/10
KBB Value: $9,429-$10,627
Fuel Economy: 12-13 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $1,000
Safety Rating: 3-3.5/5
While we lack some data for the 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500, we can group it with the 2009 and 2011, which have relative scores. The biggest concern with these three is expensive repairs.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 1 out of 10, while the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 earns a 6 out of 10. The Owners Reliability score is a perfect 10 out of 10 for both the 2009 and 2011 Silverado 2500.
The NHTSA crash test ratings drop to the lowest rating yet, between 3 and 3.5 out of 5. If you are looking for a safe truck, these models aren’t going to suit your needs.
We also have higher repair and maintenance costs, averaging $1,000 across the board. The 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 has a high instance of transmission, AC/heat, and fuel system repairs, while the 2011 model suffers from brake and fuel system repairs exceeding $500.
All three models deal with the Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Range/Performance (P0521) code that occurs. You may need to replace the oil pressure sending switch, costing $91 to $151. Additionally, the 2009 and 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 models show a high instance of the Evaporative System (EVAP) Vent Circuit Control Malfunction (P0449) trouble code. It’s possible you may just need to purchase a new gas cap to fix this.
2001-2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 1-4/10
Owner Reliability Score: 7-8/10
KBB Value: $4,604-$7,813
Fuel Economy: 13 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $650-$1,333
Safety Rating: N/A
Reliability scores begin to suffer with these models. There’s also an abundance of problems costing more than $500 to fix.
The FIXD Reliability score for the 2001, 2004, and 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 is 1 out of 10, while the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 earns a 2 out of 10, and the 2002 model comes in at 4 out of 10. The Owners Reliability score drops to 7 out of 10 for the 2001 and 2002 trucks, while the other three earn 8 out of 10.
We don’t have NHTSA safety scores for these models but we expect that they wouldn’t be much better than the ones after them. If anything, they’ve probably gotten safer as the models are newer.
We also have higher repair and maintenance costs, averaging $650 to $1,333, with the 2004 at the bottom of the spectrum and the 2001 Silverado 2500 topping the charts. The 2001, 2003, and 2005 trucks suffer from engine, transmission, and brake problems. The 2002 truck doesn’t do much better, with an increased focus on transmission, brake, and fuel system repairs.
Many of these trucks suffer from the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300) code. With the other models, we’ve determined that an oxygen sensor may be all that’s required to fix it, which can cost $153 to $306. The 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 also shows a higher instance of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Control Circuit Malfunction (P0650) code. To fix it, you may need to put in a new instrument cluster, costing $302 to $453. There’s also a higher chance of the 2003 trucks and the System Too Lean – Bank 1 (P0171) code. We list the best fix for this problem as an intake manifold gasket, costing $357 to $746.
Sadly, there’s no recall data from the NHTSA on these four models.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
FIXD Reliability Score: 1/10
Owner Reliability Score: 10/10
KBB Value: $33,565
Fuel Economy: 13 mpg
Annual Maintenance/Repair: $1,250
Safety Rating: 4.3/5
The FIXD Reliability score and annual repair cost of this model are surprising, considering it’s a newer truck. Yet, it seems to suffer from a high instance of brake repairs costing more than $500.
The FIXD Reliability score is 1 out of 10. The Owners Reliability score remains at 10 out of 10, like the other models around it.
The NHTSA safety rating is 4.3 out of 5. That’s one of the higher ratings of the Silverado 2500 lineup, so we can assume it’s a safer model.
The big downfall for this Silverado 2500 is the higher repair and maintenance cost of $1,250 per year. Considering this truck is only a couple of years out of warranty, this number is alarming. It also seems to suffer from an excessive amount of brake-related repairs. If it weren’t for these two aspects, it could have made our list of the best models.
The most prevalent code for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is the Random, Multiple Misfire Detected (P0300). A simple oxygen sensor may be all that’s required to fix it, which can cost $153 to $306. Additionally, the Catalyst system efficiency below threshold – Bank 2 (P0430) code is common. This code may require a new catalytic converter, forcing you to spend $1,538 to $2,041.
The NHTSA lists five recalls for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and no open investigations.
What years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 have engine and/or transmission problems?
Engine trouble seems to be most common with the 2001, 2003, 2006-2007, and 2012-2013 trucks. Additionally, the transmission repairs are more common with the 2001-2003, 2005-2007, and 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 trucks.
What is considered high mileage for a Chevrolet Silverado 2500?
Heavy-duty trucks get a lot of use and can easily be abused. For that reason, it is difficult to determine what an average mileage might be for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500. If you take care of the truck and follow the recommended maintenance schedule, you should expect to hit 200,000 miles. Yet, it’s also easy to see premature failure because of how it’s cared for.
Based on our data, a high-mileage Silverado 2500 could be considered anything over 175,000 miles.
Older Silverado 2500 models (2001-2014) show an average mileage range between 125,000 and 250,000. Our data shows several Chevy Silverado 2500 models exceeding 200,000 miles. It’s important to note that once the truck hits 175,000 miles, the resale value starts to drop faster, leaving just one major repair bill between the road and the salvage yard.
We hope to see the newer trucks last even longer, but we won’t know that for several years. Yet, our initial data is pointing to many of the newer models faring better.
What other vehicles should I consider?
Chevrolet also has the Silverado 3500 to choose from if you want even more power and capability. If you don’t need as much as these trucks offer, you could also consider the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the even smaller Colorado. In upcoming years, there will also be a Silverado EV to buy.
Outside of the Chevy lineup, you could choose other large trucks. You can choose the GMC Sierra 2500 HD, which is a rebadged Silverado in many ways. There’s also the biggest competitor to the Chevy model, the Ford F-250 Super Duty. Your other options include the Ram 2500 HD and Nissan Titan XD.
What owners of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 like to use their car for:
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A Note About Data and Information Sources
This article has many details about Chevrolet Silverado 2500 reliability; here’s what we used for our assumptions and recommendations.
- FIXD Reliability Score & Data: Engine reliability information is captured via the FIXD App.
The FIXD Reliability Score is calculated using the number of DTCs per year, weighted by mileage. This is then turned into a scale of 1-10 for easy graphing.
This is an objective score.
- Owner Reliability Score & Data: This data is the result of surveying Chevrolet Silverado 2500 owners who use FIXD.
The Owner Reliability Score comes straight from owners of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500.
This is a subjective score.
To determine the Owner Reliability Score we ask each car owner:
How reliable would you say your Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is?
a. Just point A to point B driving
b. A Daily Commuter
c. Good for a 100 mile road trip
d. Good for a 500 mile road trip
e. I could take a cross-country road trip, no problem
From here we translate their answers into the Owner Reliability Score:
a. = 2
b. = 4
c. = 6
d. = 8
e. = 10
Keep in mind, owners may think their car is more or less reliable than it actually is.
One potential problem is that people often buy the same make or model they are used to when they go car shopping, just a newer year.
Ford, for instance, has a number of consumer loyalty awards for the Ford F-Series, Ford Mustang, and Ford Expedition.
Car owners may be so loyal to the make or model they currently own that they would have trouble accurately comparing their cars’ reliability to others.
It’s for this reason that we ask car owners a question that is relative to mileage rather than relative to other cars.
Still, be mindful of the accuracy of these Owner Reliability Scores, people’s perceptions and unconscious blindspots can skew data.
We suggest looking at both the FIXD Reliability Score and the Owner Reliability Score for this reason.
- KBB Value: Average private-seller valuations as supplied by Kelley Blue Book (KBB), based on a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with typical mileage for that respective model year.
- Fuel Economy: Mileage-per-gallon estimates according to the EPA MPG on Fueleconomy.gov
- Annual Maintenance/Repair: Upkeep expenses as reported by surveyed Chevrolet Silverado 2500 owners
- Safety Rating: Crash test data collected and reported by NHTSA. We average all ratings for each year to come up with a simplified, average safety score. This makes it easier to look at on a graph.
- Full-size Truck U.S. Sales Report for 2022, tfltruck.com. Retrieved May 8, 2023, from https://tfltruck.com/2023/01/full-size-truck-u-s-sales-report-for-2022-gm-is-still-on-top-ram-slides-down-here-is-what-happened/
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Review, edmunds.com. Retrieved May 8, 2023, from https://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/silverado-2500hd/
- Chevrolet Factory Warranty, Chevrolet.com. Retrieved May 9, 2023, from https://www.chevrolet.com/owners/warranty
The best years of the Chevrolet Silverado are 2013-2014, 2015-2018, 2019-2021, and 2010-2011. The years you should absolutely avoid are 2001-2002, 2003-2005, 2006-2009, and 2012. Most issues are related to engine problems, but there's also a possibility of transmission malfunctions and brake failure.What was the worst year for Chevy 2500? ›
The best years of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 are 2018-2020, 2015-2016, 2012, and 2006-2008. The years you should absolutely avoid are 2013-2014, 2009-2011, 2001-2005, and 2017. Most issues are related to a high cost of ownership and expensive engine or transmission repairs.What are the bad years for Chevy Silverado? ›
Despite being a popular truck, the Chevy Silverado has its not-as-great years—the worst of which is considered to be the 2014 model. Other years to avoid are 2005, 2008, 2015, and 2016.What is the best year old Chevy truck? ›
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The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 has earned a perfect 5-star predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power. The Ford F-150 came close, but its own 4.5-star rating falls short.What is the most reliable 2500 truck? ›
The Chevy Silverado HD, with the 2500 and 3500 HD, is a heavy duty truck with excellent reliability, as shown by the 2023 Vehicle Dependability Study. J.D. Power honored the Silverado HD with the most reliable heavy duty truck award, beating out the Ford Super Duty and models from Ram.What is the best year of Silverado to buy used? ›
According to AutoTrader.com, buying a second-generation Chevy Silverados for sale is a smart choice if you want to save the most money possible. These older pickup trucks can last a few more years, while you save up for your next purchase. They recommend the 2011 model to the 2014 model.What years to stay away from Chevy 2500? ›
The Duramax has a long history. We recommend avoiding any GM vehicle equipped with the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Duramax engines. In short, the newer model years show improved performance.What year of Silverado to stay away from? ›
2008 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2008 model year competes with the 2014 model year as one of the worst ever produced. Due to its frequent engine problems and overuse of oil, which was repair that cost owners over $2,700 to fix, this problem continued onward from the 2007 into the 2009 model years.
The 2015 year model is also one of the worst ones you can buy. It has a litany of problems, and many have transmission failures. The 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s are also infamous for transmission issues. These two are highly likely to surge and jerk or have your transmission fail outright.
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The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country edition is the top of its lineup, filled with more than enough luxury to please the most discerning consumer.What is the highest tier Chevy truck? ›
The highest trim level in the Chevy Silverado line up is the High Country. As the most luxurious trim level, you'll enjoy advanced technology options including a premium Bose sound system, heated steering wheel, rear park assist, wireless charging and a navigation system with turn-by-turn directions.What truck lasts longer Ford or Chevy? ›
Chevrolet is renowned for its consistency across all its models, along with producing long-lasting and reliable cars. When comparing reliability ratings across Ford and Chevrolet cars, on average, Chevy tends to come out on top.Is Silverado more reliable than Sierra? ›
On top of that, the Silverado is more reliable than the Sierra. The Silverado scored a 4.5 out 5 in reliability compared to the Sierra's 3.5, according to J.D. Power. If you're in the market for an American-born, hard-working pickup truck, consider the Silverado.Do Chevys last longer than Fords? ›
Do Fords last longer than Chevys? Fords and Chevys can both last up to 200,000 miles if properly maintained, but certain Chevys can exceed that lifespan and last up to 300,000 miles.Which truck is better the Ram 2500 or Chevy 2500? ›
Performance and Capabilities
Beginning with towing capacity and hauling ability, the Ram 2500 beats the Chevy Silverado 2500HD by over 1,000 pounds with a max towing capacity of 19,680 pounds when equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, compared to 18,500 pounds from the Silverado 2500HD.
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While the F-250 does edge out the RAM 2500 in terms of output from some of its engines, the RAM 2500 comes out ahead in terms of gas-powered towing. With the 6.7L I6 engine, the new RAM 2500 can tow up to 17,540 pounds. Meanwhile, the F-250's maximum towing capacity tops out at 15,000 pounds with the 6.2L V8 engine.Which Silverado engine is best? ›
5.3-Liter V-8: 355 HP/383 LB -FT
The traditional and most popular engine choice for the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck is, of course, a pushrod small-block V-8 with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.
When well maintained, the average mileage life of a Chevy Silverado can be anywhere from 200,000 to 300,000 miles. That's around 10 to 20 years of service depending on how many miles you'd be driving around Galesburg with your Silverado.When buying a used truck What mileage is best? ›
For a quick, easy-to-remember rule of thumb, remember that the lower the mileage, the better. For used trucks with gas engines, try to keep the mileage under 100,000 miles. Used trucks with a diesel engine can go a good deal further since diesel engines are easier to maintain than gasoline.How many miles will a 2500HD last? ›
According to MotorAndWheels.com, the Chevy Silverado 2500 can last 200,000 to 300,000 miles. This range makes them one of the longest-lasting gasoline-powered trucks on the market.How reliable is Chevy Silverado 2500? ›
The probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 19% for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, compared to an average of 18% for fullsize trucks and 12% for all vehicle models. The average total annual cost for unscheduled repairs and maintenance across all model years of a vehicle.What years did Chevy make the 2500 HD? ›
1999–2006 Silverado 2500
Heavy-duty versions available. RWD or 4WD. V-6, V-8 and diesel V-8 engines. New six-speed automatic for HD diesel models.
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When it comes to reliability, the Chevy Silverado has a reputation for being a dependable vehicle. According to Consumer Reports, the Silverado has a predicted reliability rating of four out of five stars.Which Silverado is best for towing? ›
2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD
For maximum towing power, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD is the one for you. The absolutely monstrous 6.6L Duramax® Diesel engine can easily pump out 445 HP and 910 lb-ft of torque. With the additional towing package, you'll be able to tow up to 36,000 lbs along for the ride.
With a Consumer Reports reliability and owner satisfaction score of three of five and four of five, respectively, the 2021 model of the Silverado 2500HD ranks at the top of the most reliable Chevy automobiles ever made.
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 MPG
Considering all of the power and comfort you get, we think the 2021 Silverado 1500 is one of the most fuel-efficient trucks you can opt for on the market. So, how many miles per gallon does the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 get?
Even though Ford has been one of the top-selling trucks for numerous years, the Triton motor found in the early 2000s was a huge mistake. Along with those trucks, the 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 only had a reliability rating of 6 out of 100, making them the most unreliable trucks on the road.What trucks will last 300000 miles? ›
- 5 Honda Ridgeline: Light Only In Duty.
- 6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Steadfast & Savvy. ...
- 7 Ram 1500: Rugged, Reliable Mopar. ...
- 8 GMC Sierra 1500: Reliable Pickup Despite Some Lows. ...
- 9 Toyota Tundra: Japanese Workhorse. ...
- 10 Ford Super Duty: The King Of Reliable Pickups. ...
- 1 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Via Honda.
- 2 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5. Via Toyota. ...
- 3 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Chevrolet. ...
- 4 2016 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD. Via: Hemmings.com. ...
- 5 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD. Via Toyota. ...
- 6 2017 Ford F-350. Ford. ...
- 7 2017 Nissan Frontier. Via Nissan. ...
- 8 2016 Ford F-150. ...
Today, GMC trucks still retain larger and stronger braking systems, a beefier transmission, and larger wheel axles and suspension strength than their Chevy counterparts. However, their more distinguishable features lie in cosmetic packages: options and trim levels.What is the most sought after square body Chevy? ›
The 1983-87 “modern” C10s were hugely popular and featured the truck's most powerful engines to date, culminating in the most popular Square Body year of all time – the 1987.What are the levels of Chevy 2500 trucks? ›
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is available in regular, double, and crew cabs with a standard or long bed. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) are available on the Silverado 2500HD WT, Custom, LT, and LTZ models. The Silverado 2500HD High Country is standard with 4WD.Which Chevy Silverado has most horsepower? ›
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When you compare the towing and hauling of the two trucks, Ford is the clear winner again. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes in 12,200 pounds of towing and 2,590 pounds hauling capacity, while the 2019 Ford F-150 has 13,300 pounds of towing and a 3,270 pounds of hauling capacity. Safety.
Consumer Reports found that the heavy-duty components of a heavy-duty truck are less likely to fail completely.Which truck is better GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado? ›
Both the 2022 Sierra 1500 and the Silverado 1500 come with the same powertrain options and performance capabilities, including an available Turbo-Diesel engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, 460 pound-feet of torque, and 4WD. However, the Chevy Silverado does offer better towing capacity at 13,300 pounds.Why is the Sierra better than Silverado? ›
The Sierra goes upmarket much quicker than the Silverado, due to its SLE, Elevation, SLT, Denali, AT4, Denali Ultimate, and AT4X trims. The AT4 models come with standard four-wheel drive and off-road upgrades, but the SLE crew cab strikes us as the best value at $55,000.Are Silverado transmissions good? ›
Many owners have reported problems with both Silverado transmissions. The majority of complaints are related to a failed transmission or an erratic shifting or lurching. Some common 2022 Chevy Silverado transmission problems are: Transmission Fluid Leaks (Most Common Complaint)What is the #1 selling truck in America? ›
FAQs. What Is The Number One Best-Selling Truck? The Ford F-Series is still the number one best-selling truck for 46 consecutive years. Ford delivered over 650,000 examples of the F-Series in 2022.What is statistically better Ford or Chevy? ›
Chevy: Reliability Across All Segments. J.D. Power annually assesses each big manufacturer's reputation for reliability by calculating the number of problems experienced per every 100 vehicles sold. (“Problems Per 100” = “PP100”). Their 2020 study found Chevy to rank at 123 PP100, while Ford came in at 126 PP100.Is Silverado better than F150? ›
The Silverado has the advantage in cargo-bed capacity, as its short bed has 62.9 cubic feet versus the F-150's 52.8 cubic feet of capacity. If you're willing to drive a long-bed crew cab, the Chevrolet offers 71.7 cubic feet compared with 62.3 cubic feet on the Ford. Both trucks offer a power-operated tailgate.What is the best year for Chevy 2500 Duramax? ›
2006-2007 2500 & 3500
With arguably the best plug-and-play horsepower potential (on top of 360 horsepower being offered right out of the box), the last of the (essentially*) emissions-free engines, and a stronger, six-speed Allison to back them, the LBZ Duramax has a lot going for it.
Duramax offers more horsepower, but Cummins provides the most torque. Depending on the truck, a Cummins engine can provide up to 1,000 feet-pounds of torque.What year Duramax has the most power? ›
The L5P Duramax is the latest version of the Duramax V8 diesel engine. (engine code Y) Introduced in the 2017 model year it is the most powerful diesel engine GM has produced with 445 hp (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm and 910 lb⋅ft (1,234 N⋅m) at 1,600 rpm.
3.0 Duramax is the Best of Both Worlds
While the hot-rod 6.2 gas V8 will achieve a best of around 20 MPG when cruising down the highway, the 3.0 Duramax gets an EPA estimated 23 MPG in the city, and the highway rating jumps to an astonishing 33 MPG (in the 2wd version).
Even though Ford has been one of the top-selling trucks for numerous years, the Triton motor found in the early 2000s was a huge mistake. Along with those trucks, the 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 only had a reliability rating of 6 out of 100, making them the most unreliable trucks on the road.