Offered as Work Truck, Custom, LT, well-equipped LTZ, or high-falutin’ High Country trim, the 2021 Silverado 2500HD comes with plenty of features and even more options and special editions. Like the 1500, the interior is basic with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, power doors and locks.

The 2021 Silverado 2500HD is a relative value starting under $40,000 for the 2500 regular cab and long bed or $43,000 for the crew cab with a regular bed in four-wheel drive, which adds $2,800 across the board. The 3500HD doesn’t come in Custom trim, and it’s about $1,500 more than the 2500HD across the board.

The advanced trailering technology headlines an extensive options list that includes a 15-inch head-up display and wireless smartphone charging. Each of those assets earn it a point to get a 7 total.

Which Silverado 2500HD should I buy?

Five appearance packages bundle some popular options in the name of simplicity.

The Z71 Sport Edition available on LT and LTZ models blacks out the grille inserts, skid plates, hood vent, and 18-inch aluminum wheels, and body-color bumpers. The Z71 Chrome Sport Edition does pretty much the same thing but with chrome and comes with a spray-on bedliner and black running boards. Midnight Edition has the Chrome Sport equipment but painted—yeah, you guessed it—black. The Carhartt Special Edition mixes the black and chrome, adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, Carhartt badging, interior trim accents and all-weather floor liners. Then there’s the Texas Edition available only on the LTZ trim and sold only in Texas and surrounding states. It bundles convenience and safety packages for a High Country feel but with Texas badging.

To simplify, LT comes well-equipped but since HD customers buy HD for the extra towing capability, we’d opt up to the LTZ and its advanced trailering system and creature comforts. It costs $9,000 more to about $53,000, but adds keyless start, power tailgate, power trailering mirrors, 10-way power adjustable front seats, heated front leather outboard seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, 120-volt power outlet, low-speed transfer case, and the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen.

How much is a fully loaded 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD?

Ah, you want all the bells and whistles til the cows come home with the kitchen sink? High Country trim, with $9,800 extra for the diesel, a long bed, and four-wheel drive with a crew cab starts at more than $73,000. Even then it doesn’t come with advanced safety features. That would require the Deluxe package, and tip it over $75,000. Without it, it comes with 20-inch wheels, Bose sound system, cooled front seats, running boards, bedliner, and more. Figure about $80,000 for a 3500 High Country diesel dually.