2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

A large, bi-fuel capable pickup truck, destined more for "industrial" use.

  • Likes
  • seamless CNG switching
  • range
  • towing capacity
  • Dislikes
  • maneuverability
  • ride quality

Chevrolet's full-size pickup is available with a switchable CNG/ gasoline bi-fuel V8, giving it a 13,000 lb towing capacity. With the flick of a rocker switch located about where the radio knobs would be on an old Cadillac, you can seamlessly change fuel sources. What's more, except in flat-out acceleration, there's no driveability penalty running methane.

This means that you can now have your 20-foot truck and keep your eco-friendly credentials, too. While we don't realistically expect to see too many of these in the parking lot of Real Food Daily, it's nice to know that, should you want to, you could run with the Priuses and Nissan Leaves in California's HOV lanes.

Our Blue Topaz 2015 Silverado 2500HD was a crew cab model loaded with almost every option. That meant the CNG system, a trailer equipment package, an 8" color touch screen with backup camera, and heated seats. Its $58,800 list price may seem steep, but at a GVWR of 9,500 lbs, this truck is industrial equipment rather than personal transportation. That means the majority of bi-fuel 2500HD Silverados will probably be considered work investments.

To that end, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD does everything a truck should do, with an off-road ready 4X4 system and the torque to haul up to 13,000 lbs. It also provides a long highway cruising range, thanks to its twin fuel systems and 36-gallon gas tank. So, while the 2015 Silverado 2500 is just too big and cumbersome to be a real alternative to a passenger car, especially for city-dwellers, it does make a solid, capable and even somewhat luxurious work truck.

Warranty/Service: 5-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. 3-year, 36,000 mile limited warranty. 2-year/ 24,000 mile scheduled maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $42,655

As Tested: $42,655

  • 7.6 sec
  • 0-60
  • 360 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 97 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 6.0-liter OHV V8, Gasoline or CNG
  • Horsepower: 360 hp
  • Torque: 380
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 6,348 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 153.7 in
  • Length: 239.5 in
  • Width: 80.5 in
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc with 4-channel ABS
  • Suspension: F:R: Torsion bar/ leaf spring
  • Traction: Traction and Stability Control Standard
  • 0-60 mph: 7.6 sec
  • Top Speed: 97 mph
  • Combined MPG: 11.6 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Front, front side, front and rear side curtain airbags

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