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Strong as an American Bison the Legendary Silverado 2500 is Massive and Powerful

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Written by Marco Carvajal

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD Crew Cab ZR2 Bison

I am test-driving the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD Crew Cab ZR2 Bison Edition, powered by the optional 6.6 Litters Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.  From the first minute you see this massive truck from the outside you understand that power is something that you won’t be missing when driving the 2500.  As I enter the cabin for the first time the dashboard is impressive and larger than previous generations with a very good and modern interior look. Seats in the front row and second row are also very large and comfortable.

The Chevy Silverado has become an American Idol, evolving from generation to generation with those who love to have a sporty and strong truck with a very attractive exterior design that reminds you of American freedom and country style.

As you drive the 2500 Silverado, you are sitting in a very high position with an excellent view of the road and everything around you, this truck is much taller than other trucks or SUVs, and you feel you are at the top of the mountain driving the powerful 2500 Silverado ZR2 Bison Edition.

You can buy the base, 15000 Silverado starting at almost $40K, but if you need a lower price range Chevrolet also gives you the option of a lower price than the Silverado, The Chevrolet Colorado, with a starting price of $29,500.

The image and brand name of the Silverado is what most drivers want, we automatically think of the Silverado as the way to go when we talk about Chevy trucks, and if you can afford it, starting at $43K, the Silverado Heavy Duty is the winner.

Competitors of the Silverado, like the Ford F-250 Super Duty and Ram 2500 are tough players in the Heavy Duty pickup truck segment.

For some drivers, Silverado is the way to go, but others prefer Ford or Ram, each truck has its own fans and followers.

Silverado fans have been waiting for a change, for a new Silverado, and the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is finally getting the comprehensive upgrade it desperately needed, with all sorts of powertrain, interior and exterior upgrades.

The current generation Silverado 2500 HD had a big transformation a couple of years ago. The new generation is very impressive becoming modern, more stylish, and offering amazing new trim models.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 ZR2 Bison Edition

The Silverado ZR2 is part of Silverado’s impressive family of Heavy Duty trucks, that are ready for the toughest work with smart trailering tech and amazing powertrains. The ZR2 is one of the top trims you can buy, and then when you add the Bison Edition package you keep going up into a high-end pickup truck that will give you the best of the best, but the cost is not cheap, we are talking of a lot of power with pricing close to $100K.

The new Silverado is better, the upgrades start with the exterior, which has an attractive new face with horizontal bars that reduce the visual weight of the grille’s gaping maw.

The cool legendary Silverado is Chevrolet’s truck flagship

There are also new LED accent lights that give the Silverado HD a distinctive look at night, and the main headlights, while still arranged in a four-beam design, are no longer divided by a bar along the grille producing a very attractive design.

Chevrolet worked hard to produce the new generation Silverado model. It gets a new interior, among many changes including the Super Cruise system that will appeal to car buyers looking for a modern, high-tech truck experience.

The new Silverado makes you feel powerful like a superhero.

From off-road adventures to city driving, the Silverado ZR2 Bison Edition is the center of attention everywhere you go, from just navigating the city, this pickup truck has the look and the strength that no other Chevy Silverado ever had. It is very tall, big, and powerful as an American Bison.

The powerful Silverado ZR2 is the Hero of Heavy Duty Off-Road Trucks

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

ZR2 Pickup Trucks

Chevrolet is producing a trio of flagship, off-road performance pickup trucks ready to explore the trails.  We can start with the inexpensive Colorado ZR2, Silverado 1500 ZR2, and the new first-ever Silverado HD ZR2 2500.

The Silverado Heavy Duty ZR2 and Silverado Heavy Duty ZR2 Bison bring race-proven technologies and enhanced off-road capability to the new 2024 Silverado lineup.

The specialized ZR2 Bison is the top-of-the-top heavy-duty truck, featuring unique equipment from premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles, producing ultimate capability on any terrain.

The Silverado ZR2 trim is offered exclusively in the 2500 Crew Cab configuration, with a standard 6.6 L gasoline engine or optionally available 6.6 L Duramax Turbo-Diesel.

The Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison leverage Chevrolet’s off-road racing success with a defined set of upgrades built from proven off-road prowess.

Whether you go on crawling trails, tackling tough terrain, or towing adventure toys on the weekend, the Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison are built to deal with it.

“The all-new Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison provide the off-road performance our customers have come to expect from a ZR2, with the towing and payload capabilities our HD customers demand,” said Michael MacPhee, director of Chevrolet Trucks Marketing. “They also expand the Silverado HD lineup, offering more choices for customers to find the perfect truck for work and off-road adventure.”

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

What do you get with the HD ZR2 and ZR2 Bison?

While the revised exterior and updated powertrains are great upgrades, the most significant improvement in the Silverado ZR2 is in the interior of the 2500 HD.

On most models, the Silverado 2500 HD is equipped with the high-tech interior design that first appeared on the refreshed 2022 Silverado 1500.

The vertically oriented center console and small 8-inch screen are replaced with a horizontal layout that plays into the 2500HD’s sense of width.

The new modern touchscreen now measures 13.4 inches diagonally and has a high-resolution display that mocks the interface it replaces.

Other upgrades include rear air vents and climate controls, a redesigned center console, a wireless charging pad, and new materials such as real wood trim on upper models that make the new Chevy look premium and modern.

The Silverado ZR2 modifications start with the Multimatic shock absorbers. The same company that developed Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) shocks, first seen on the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and used in the current light-duty version of the Silverado ZR2, has adapted the same technology to the new HD ZR2 Silverado.

The advantages of DSSV shocks are essentially greater tuning variability to control damping.

The result is more precision and better control both on and off the road, according to Chevy.

The new shocks combine with a 1.5-inch lift to give a very high total ground clearance of 11.6 inches on the standard ZR2 and 11.7 inches on the Bison.  It is very tall, it feels like a monster truck.

The new ZR2 also gets a larger steel underbody skid plate to protect the transfer case and an aluminum front skid plate. An electronic locking rear differential completes the modifications.

Both the standard ZR2 and the Bison ride on 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.

Made in the US and Mexico

The Chevrolet Silverado is proud to be an American product, it is built at several assembly plants in the American continent, in Flint, Michigan, Roanoke, Indiana, and in Silao, Mexico.  Chevrolet’s flagship pickup truck keeps selling and getting better, the traditional American Chevy is here to stay.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Highlights of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD Crew Cab ZR2 Bison Edition

AWD Standard

6.6 Litters Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8
(There is also a gasoline engine available)

Allison 10-Speed Automatic

Max trailering

Max payload

470 @ 2800 @ rpm

975 @ 1600 @ rpm

18″ Gloss Black wheels with etched ZR2 logo

Specific front upper and lower control arms and specific steering knuckles

Multimatic DSSV Dampers

Larger steel transfer case skid plate and front aluminum skid plate

Rear e-locker

35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires mounted on 18 x 9-inch aluminum wheels.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Silverado Models and Pricing

The Silverado is available in three main configurations, Silverado 1500, Silverado Heavy Duty, 2500 and 35000, and the upcoming Silverado EV

Silverado 1500

This is a very popular model, it is the base model with a smaller size and engine, but still a very capable truck. Starting at $38,795.

Silverado EV

The electric Silverado will be available very soon, but not yet. I can’t wait to test-drive it once it becomes available.

Silverado Heavy Duty, 2500 and 35000

This is the most powerful Silverado, the one I am test driving, and it is ready for any work, super heavy loads, and heavy trailers. The Silverado heavy-duty is also ready to drive on any off-road and because of its large size, you can bring all the crew in your driving cabin and have them enjoy plenty of space that you can not get in any other car.

The Silverado HD has two main versions:

2024 Silverado 2500 HD

Max Avail Trailering 22,500 Lbs.

Max Avail Torque 975 Lb.-Ft.

Starting At $43,400

2024 Silverado 3500 HD

Max Avail Trailering 36,000 Lbs.

Max Avail Torque 975 Lb.-Ft.

Starting at $44,600


2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD Crew Cab ZR2 Bison Pricing

In general, the Silverado 2500 has models starting at $43K, but the model I am test driving, the Silverado 2500 4WD Crew Cab ZR2 Bison Edition I a driving costs around $95,000 with all the packages and extras including the 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine and Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, Bison Edition upgrade, and other optional features.

If you are ready to spend $100K and have a top-of-the-line truck the ZR2 Bison can be a great choice.

Silverado ZR2 ready to Compete

The off-road truck game and competition gets tougher with the arrival of the 2024 Bison edition Chevrolet Silverado 2500 ZR2, a super powerful and large machine that almost looks like one of the robots from the movie Transformers converted into a Silverado Truck.

Strong as a Bison the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 ZR2 Bison Edition 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 can give you more power than you need.

This powerful machine goes further than conventional expectations by offering a combination of power, capability, and agility, becoming a success within the automotive industry.

This powerful truck also has a very updated and modern interior, of the Silverado 2500 ZR2 Bison is more modern and attractive and feels powerful and luxurious at the same time.

For those who like fuel economy, the heart of the ZR2 beats with the powerful 6.6-liter V-8 turbo diesel engine, capable of defying gravity when launching this 4×4 giant. This engine is very quiet and handles very well to the point that the driver does not realize if this car uses Gasoline or Diesel fuel because it has such a silent engine.

Despite its large size and 8,266 pounds of weight, this titan of pickup trucks is very fast, it can reach 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 15.1 seconds at 91.8 mph, due to its astonishing 975 torque. lb-ft at just 1,600 rpm, allowing for outstanding acceleration and great power.

The versatility of the ZR2 and the towing power of this Silverado is truly impressive.

For greater safety with this large and powerful car, its exhaust brake facilitates the braking experience, providing smoothness and confidence.

The stopping ability from 60 mph in 139 feet shows outstanding performance for a heavy-duty vehicle.

The ZR2 Silverado 2500 looks most impressive when the pavement turns to dirt and you drive in the off-roads.

Multimatic shock absorbers provide an unparalleled driving experience, smoothing out bumps on uneven surfaces while maintaining firmness in extreme conditions.

The ZR2, located at the top of the lineup is one of the most expensive of available models of the 2024 Silverado 2500 and offers everything one looks for in a truck that positions it as Chevy’s flagship heavy-duty off-road pickup truck.

The ZR2 is not a vehicle that everyone can buy, with a starting price above $80K, but it is worth a test drive.

In addition to very good performance, it has excellent adaptive cruise control and a blind spot camera system, essential elements for driver safety and comfort.

The new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 ZR2 Bison Edition defies convention by being a true off-road giant, balancing power and prowess in an exceptional package that promises an extraordinary driving experience and becomes a benchmark in the automotive industry, enjoy it!

Strong as an American Bison the legendary Silverado 2500 is massive and powerful

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


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