During last Christmas week, we had the opportunity to test for 7 days, the Carhartt special edition of the new Chevy Silverado 2500 LTZ Crew Cab 2021.
The Carhartt Edition was first shown as a concept in 2016 and now, based on that concept, we have this pickup with a sleek interior, totally changing the standard interior of the Silverado 2500.
For those who do not know, Carhartt is a clothing manufacturer from here in the United States, well known for its resistant work clothes, as well as hunting clothes.
Motorization and Towing System
This truck we tested is powered by the 6.6-liter V-8 Duramax turbo-diesel engine, delivering 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 revolutions per minute.
This engine works in tandem with a great Allison 10-speed automatic transmission and features 4-wheel drive (4WD). Speaking of the wheels, this special edition comes with 20-inch aluminum rims and its tires are the Goodyear Wrangler 20-inch LT275 / 65R20 off-road.
This Silverado 2500 offers a maximum payload of 3,760 pounds (1.7 tons) and can tow up to 14,500 pounds (6.57 tons).
The towing system included with this truck is the first of its kind in the segment. It allows you to create several trailer profiles in order to be able to monitor different important information that the truck and the trailer produce during the hitch and the trip.
From inside the cab, the driver can follow all the functions of the towing system through the system of Chevrolet infotainment 3 and also from the smartphone through the myChevrolet mobile application. Some of the features included in this system are trailer lighting diagnostics, a feature that provides trailer maintenance reminders, and a feature that provides control over trailer tire pressure and temperature.
In addition to the Carhartt add-on package, this truck also includes add-on packages: LTZ Plus, LTZ Convenience, Safety II, Gooseneck / 5 Wheel, Technology, and the great Z71 Off-Road all-terrain package, which among other things includes dual Rancho shocks. tube, hill descent control and skid plates.
The exterior on this special edition is Mosaic Black Metallic and features fine gold lines (same Carhartt color) that are seen around the truck. It also includes the unmistakable Carhartt logo on the front doors, right next to the Silverado text, as well as on the tailgate.
The front presents an imposing appearance, with its grille is chrome, the brand name on the upper part of the grille covering almost the entire width of the front and the bumpers are black. This truck’s hood features modified black vents, which add more to the character of this truck.
The cargo box has a soft cover that covers it completely, which rolls up completely to leave the box fully open for loading or coupling a gooseneck type trailer and the tailgate has electronic control to lower / raise and keep it closed . Also for the night, the cargo box includes LED lights.
While the exterior makes it unique, the interior of this Carhartt Special Edition as well, and with only a few changes that set it apart from other Silverado models.
This Carhartt edition includes leather upholstered seats in two color tones: Jet Black and Carhartt Brown, all with luxurious stitching and the Carhartt logo clearly visible on the headrest. The other difference in this special edition is the all-weather carpet covers, also with the Carhartt logo.
Being a crew cab, they imagine that it is very spacious and there are no problems for passengers in the second row of seats, whatever their size. Legroom is great and this is because they have gained 3 more inches of room compared to the 2020 Silverado Crew Cab.
Speaking of the seats, the driver’s seat is adjustable through a 10-way electric mechanism in the lumbar area and the passenger seat is also controlled by an electric mechanism that allows the seat to be adjusted in 10 possible directions. The rear bench seat is 60/40 fold-down. Both, the front seats and the rear seat, offer heating and the front seats also include ventilation.
Entertainment info system
In this Silverado 2500 LTZ with the optional LTZ Convenience package includes the Chevrolet Infotainment System 3 Premium, one of the most advanced and intuitive on the market, with Navigation System and 8-inch color touch screen.
The infotainment system offers a list of applications for the user to install and among the available applications are Spotify, The Weather Channel, Pandora, Marketplace, Fox Sports, and USA Today. The exclusive Marketplace app offers a great level of convenience for the driver and occupants of this great truck, allowing them to interact with different businesses.
Now from the infotainment system you can order food, find parking, activate the gas pump, charge and earn rewards at Exxon, Mobil and Shell gas stations, make hotel room reservations and more.
Of course, for the applications installed in the Chevrolet infotainment system 3, an Internet connection is required, something that Chevrolet offers in its vehicles with hotspot Wi-Fi 4G LTE integrated.
With Bluetooth technology, this truck offers the double option of streaming audio via Bluetooth and via cable through a 3.5 mm Jack port. In addition, this infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which can be connected to the system wirelessly.
With the optional Technology package included, the driver has an 8-inch color touch screen on the instrument panel, rear-view mirror-screen with rear camera and HUD (Head Up Display) the 15 ″ diagonal multi-color screen that projects into windshield speed, navigation and safety alerts.
The audio system that this Silverado includes is the Bose Premium that works together with 7 speakers with a Richbass woofer and as you might imagine, it offers a high quality sound.
Driver Assistance and Safety System
One of the most important features in terms of safety and driver assistance systems is the high definition surround vision system that uses multiple cameras to show different views around the truck, along with the views from the rear or front camera and even a top view. This system operates at low speeds and is great for parking in tight spaces. The system also includes 2 assist cameras for when hitching the trailer and an Auxiliary trailer camera when they include the option of transparent trailer, rear view of trailer or view inside the trailer.
Another important feature on this truck is the parking assist system sensors (front and rear) that are used to detect nearby objects in front of or behind the truck. When the system detects a nearby object that is on the road when parking distance alerts.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert System
- Lane Departure Warning with Blind Spot Alert
- Lane Change Alert
- Approximate Distance Indicator System (Displays the interval time in seconds between a detected vehicle in front of the truck)
- Forward Collision Alert
- Seat with Safety Alert
- Stabilitrak – Electronic stabilization system
- Teen Driver
Several of these features that I named are included with the optional Security II package.
The optional diesel engine on this Silverado 2500 LTZ is great for this vehicle, both for hauling cargo in its box, as well as for towing and it is not the first time we have driven a Silverado with this engine, since Cindy tested the 2020 Silverado with the Duramax in 2019 in mountain roads in Oregon and she was in awe, just like I am now that I tried it here in Texas.
It is a heavy truck, but it still responds very well when you accelerate it suddenly, it is surprisingly fast and it does not seem to be that heavy, on the contrary, it seems as if you are driving a much lighter truck. Of course, for this to happen, the Allison 10-speed automatic transmission helps a lot.
On steep slopes, its independent front suspension and a slightly stiffer bodywork than the previous model helps a lot. On these types of roads the driving is much smoother.
As for comfort, this truck transforms long trips into comfortable, comfortable and quiet, since even with a diesel engine, the cabin is very quiet.
The Silverado 2500 LTZ Carhartt Edition is very attractive and loaded with features for both hard work, as well as when you use it for a leisure trip and if you go with the family, it includes technology for all ages and needs.
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