2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD First Drive Video: All About That Tow

 

By Lauren Leazenby

Let's be real — you probably don' t get a heavy-duty pickup if you're not planning to tow something behind it. Luckily for HD truck fans, that's just what the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 are made to do.

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The 6.6-liter gasoline V-8, rated to tow at least 17,000 pounds, will get you there (and pretty smoothly) reviewer Aaron Bragman says. But what you really want is the turbo-diesel 6.6-liter Duramax, which has almost double the torque of the gas engine and is rated to tow up to 35,500 pounds in a uniquely equipped 3500, which Bragman had the opportunity to test on Chevy's closed course. Bragman also drove the 2500 on the roads through the high Oregon desert, testing the diesel engine with a 14,000-pound trailer, and he came away pretty happy with how it handled the load.

A new truck is not without new tech, which is designed around towing as well. The Advanced Trailering System's eight cameras provide various view angles to help maneuver the trailer. Onboard tech helps you hook up a trailer and assists you while you're towing, though the Chevrolet HD is lacking the technology of Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

Check out the full video to see these new tech features in action along with everything else you can expect when the 2020 Silverado 2500 and 3500 hit dealerships later this year.

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