Chevy Silverado

Four-wheel drive, great towing and payload capability, and the ability to handle all the dips and rises that the road brings it; those are just a couple of the eye-catching qualities of the Chevy Silverado. There are few trucks that can rival the strength of the Silverado, and there are even fewer that can match the sheer power and adaptability of this truck. Some trucks aren’t made to handle the rough and tumble, and some trucks are Silverados.

The Silverado is one of the toughest and hardest working trucks on the market. They’re reliable, they look great, and they are jam-packed with features that make them an excellent truck for anyone. If you’re looking for a truck that might do the job, then we recommend looking at something else. But if you want a truck that is guaranteed to be able to handle the work you demand of it, then you definitely want to take a deeper look at the Chevy Silverado.

A blue 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 is shown driving on a dirt path.

The Chevy Silverado Through Time

The Silverado as we know it didn’t come to be right away. In fact, its origin goes back to the 1960s when Chevrolet was manufacturing the C/K. The C/K was named as it was to indicate that it could have two or four-wheel drive and was the first attempt for Chevy to produce an actual truck chassis rather than adjusting the existing a-frame. The C/K was pretty popular, but Chevy wasn’t content with it. They opted to start a fresh new truck, and in time for the 1999 releases, they had one! Chevy released the 1999 Chevy Silverado, and this kicked off the amazing trucks we now know.

The first generation of the Silverado was meant to be a lighter-weight truck and offered drivers a couple of different cab styles. This first gen was well loved, and many were sad to see it stop being produced in 2007. However, Silverado fans were also excited about the start of the second generation. Starting in 2007, the second generation got upgraded interiors and exteriors. Not only that, but the engine got an upgrade. This change in drivetrain boosted the Silverado's power and capability, making it better than ever before. The second generation spans the years 2007 to 2013 for production, and again there were some who were adamant against changing the already very improved Silverado.

Those doubting the third generation of the Silverado were quickly silenced, though. In production from 2014 to 2018, the third generation was given more engine options, more power, and a more structurally sound exterior. With the third generation also came Chevy's first luxury edition of the Silverado. This elevated the Silverado above other similar trucks because it allowed the Silverado to be part of the “only for work” category and the “great for comfort and fun” category as well.

The most recent generation of trucks, the fourth, encompasses all the trucks from 2019 to now. This new generation of Silverado is the most technologically advanced and safest version of the Silverado. Now that you know the different years and generations of the Silverado that you can find here at Raceway Chevrolet, it’s time for you to learn the different sizes available to you.

Introducing the Silverado 1500

The Silverado 1500s are amazing, half-ton trucks. They’re built for lighter weight work but are still able to haul and tow a good amount. The benefit of the 1500 is the full-size design. It’s a bit easier to handle than a heavy-duty model, which makes it a lot easier to get in and out of tight spaces. The Silverado 1500 tends to get better fuel efficiency than other trucks in its class, and it is a lot friendlier for those who may not be familiar with driving a truck.

The Silverado 1500 can be used for work, daily life activities, or pleasure. It's also excellent for off-roading because they can angle and maneuver a little easier. The Silverado 1500 is great for any driver who knows they want a truck as a daily driver, who wants to be able to hit some trails, and who needs to be able to haul or tow but doesn’t need an infinite amount of weight capacity.

A silver 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Z71 is shown driving on a highway.

Meet the Silverado 2500 HD

The next Silverado size we’d like you to meet is the 2500 HD. This is the in-between truck size for those who know they need a little bit more power, but they don’t need all the power ever possible. The Silverado 2500 HD is a three-quarter ton full-size pickup. It's able to tow and haul more than the Silverado 1500, making it an excellent truck for farm or contract work.

The Silverado 2500 HD is a bit longer, and has a larger tank size for fuel. It also has all the extras a busy worker needs, like a center console or tailgate workspace. The Silverado 2500 is the perfect work mate, offering excellent capability for hauling dump trailers, towing other vehicles, and getting heavy-weight material from the shop to the job site.

Say Hello to the Silverado 3500 HD

The Silverado 3500 HD isn’t one to be ignored. The most powerful and capable trucks fall into the 3500 category. The Silverado 3500 HD is a one-ton pickup that can handle a high amount of weight for towing and hauling. If you are a person that really relies on your truck to get work done, whether that is hauling loads of gravel or pulling along an animal trailer, the Silverado 3500 HD is up to the task.

These trucks make big and loud names for themselves in the heavy-duty truck arena, and it's pretty clear why. The Silverado 3500 HD commands the road and has the power behind it to take on any task you can think of. If a job can be done, then the Silverado 3500 HD can do it. These trucks are great for heavy-duty towers and haulers, and they make an excellent co-worker for farmers needing their tractors moved or movers who’d rather not rent out multiple small trailers.

A black 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500HD is shown towing a large trailer.

Past, Present, and Certified Models

Here comes the beauty of Raceway Chevrolet. As a Chevy dealer, we can offer a lot of different options if you’re looking for a Silverado. We have some of the past models and generations available, as well as some of the newest vehicles off the production line. We also offer Certified Pre-Owned vehicles for those of you who are interested in buying used but want the added protection of the warranties that come with a certified vehicle. Regardless of what year and type of Silverado you are looking for, Raceway Chevrolet will have a new, used, or Certified Pre-Owned Silverado available for you to try out.


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