The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, a full-sized light-duty pickup, is the simplest and most nimble of the three models, but it can and will handle all of your everyday needs. It was named the "Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2015, and it's capable of towing up to 12,000 pounds with the Max Trailering Package -- that's the best V8 towing capability in its class. Be sure to spring for a trim that includes Auto Grade Braking, Hill Start Assist, StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control and a Tow/Haul mode if you want total peace of mind as you transport heavy loads, such as trailers and seasonal recreational equipment.
The more powerful Chevrolet Silverado 2500HDDHD is designed for tackling real hard work. It can tow up to 18,000 pounds when equipped with the fifth-wheel hitch and available Duramax® 6.6-liter V8 engine. Feel free to load up your Chevy, too: fully boxed high-strength-steel frame rails and nine cross-members enable you to enjoy a max payload rating of 3,534 pounds. With this kind of reliability and power at your disposal, you'll understand why Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting heavy-duty pickup on the road.
When all else fails, the Chevy Silverado 3500HD won't. This monster of a machine can haul a mighty 23,200 pounds with the available Duramax® engine, and the optional Duramax® Diesel Exhaust Brake System lets you easily tow or travel downhill without leaning on your brake pedal. If you want unlimited power for titan tasks, select the diesel Silverado 3500HD DRW. It boasts 397 horsepower, 765 pound-feet of torque and a 5,587-pound payload rating. Nothing will stand in your way for long.