Compare 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Vs 2500

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While the Silverado 1500 still leads in overall amenities, there are fewer difference this year than ever before. For instance, the Silverado 2500 now has a standard rearview camera to match the 1500. This has led the truck maker to include a Chevy MyLink system on the 2500 as well. Therefore, both truck styles have a seven-inch system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. OnStar allows you to add a WiFi hotspot which drivers can utilize at remote job sites. If your concern is safety, the Silverado 1500 has earned its five-star federal safety rating. To the surprise of many, Chevy is offering a forward collision warning and a lane departure warning on 2500 models. If you want an emergency autobrake, a Safety Alert Seat, and a lane keep assist, you’ll can step over to the 1500.


Businesses may favor either truck, depending on the amount of power they need. Individuals tend to prefer the Silverado 1500, but some will want the top capacity that a medium truck offers. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 models have a 6-liter V8 which can handle 3,500 pounds of payload. If you step up to the 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel, this truck can pull 18,000 pounds. The new 2500 has an air induction hood scoop on every model, providing a steady, targeted flow of air. Gas models generate 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Turbodiesels generate 910 lb-ft of torque with the heavy-duty automatic. Looking at the 2018 Silverado 1500, engines include a 285-horsepower V6, a 355-horsepower V8 and a 420-horsepower V8. Top ratings include 2,250 pounds (payload) and 12,500 pounds (towing). For off-roading, both styles have a Z71 package with higher ground clearance, skid plates, and advanced 4×4 capability.


Depending on your needs, the size of the bed may help you decide on which truck is right for you. HD models have a 6-foot, 6-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. With the light duty truck, beds include a 5-foot, 5-inch size as well as a 6-foot, 5-inch size and an eight-footer. There are differences in cabin sizes, too, but both have three cabin choices. You can get a three-seat regular cab, a six-seat double cab or a five-seat crew cab. In the largest cabin, rear legroom measures 40 inches. Work trucks start with vinyl on the 2500, but this is an option on the 1500. If you step up to 1500 or 2500 LT, cloth upholstery is standard. LTZ and High Country editions offer leather, ventilated seats, and top amenities, whether you are buying a 1500 or 2500.

With the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2500 trucks, you can find the right truck to match your budget, your lifestyle, or your business needs. Let the adventure begin with a test drive at Five Star Chevrolet in Florence.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.