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Chevy Silverado Sales Are Hurt By One Unfortunate Factor

Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how powerful and impressive a truck is. The Chevy Silverado is proof of this notion because one factor is preventing its sales. This one issue has nothing to do with its price or capabilities, either. The Chevy Silverado seems to rub people the wrong way. 

The Chevy Silverado HD Has A Major Issue 

The Chevy Silverado heavy-duty truck is ugly. We hate to say it, but fans and critics agree. The new design isn’t nice to look at. The headlights are too small and are positioned way too high on the massive grille. It looks like the truck is squinting or has tiny eyes. It also reminds us of when an older man wears his belt and pants up way too high. 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition parked at construction site
2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition | Chevrolet

Good thing the grille has Chevrolet written across it, otherwise it might be hard to recognize. Upon showing the images to a hardcore Chevy fan named Jim, with a 2017 Z71 and 2004 Chevy Tahoe with close to 350k miles, he said it looked OK. 

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Here’s the problem with just looking ‘OK’, it doesn’t sell trucks. This point was argued until I pulled up photos of the fresh-looking Ram 1500, which made Jim almost start drooling. He forgot his loyalty to Chevy trucks almost instantly. When you buy a big truck, you want it to look as good as it makes you feel. 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Z71 driving on country road
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Z71 | Chevrolet

We wish the ugly in the Chevy Silverado HD was only skin deep, but the interior isn’t pleasing drivers as well. It seems like an outdated car interior with too much plastic and large chunky buttons. The seats are pretty big and dull-looking as well. This redesign just happened recently, so it might stick around for a while. Is the Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty worth buying despite its looks? 

Is The Chevy Silverado HD Worth Buying? 

You can get started in a Chevy Silverado HD and its ugly mug for about $34k. The arguably better looking Ford F-150 begins around the same price, which might make it difficult to choose between the two. 

The Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD have the same look, but the 2500 HD can tow up to 18,500 lb while the 3500 HD can tow up to 35,000 lb. Both of these trucks have a maxim output of 910 lb-ft of torque. 

With the most capable Chevy Silverado HD truck ever, you can choose between the all-new 6.6-liter V8 gas engine or the legendary Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 engine. Both are paired with the all-new automatic Allison 10-speed transmission. 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 with trailer
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 with trailer | Chevrolet

The Chevy Silverado HD is built to last with seven different types of steel from the frame to the cargo bed floor. Each steel is lighter and stronger than before to maximize efficiency. The Chevy Silverado HD won the best heavy-duty truck for the long haul from J.D. Power and is ranked with the best resale value for Kelly Blue Book, so Chevy must be doing something right. 

For work and play, the Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty truck is a great option. Your family will enjoy vacations in it, and your work fleet will get the job done. However, you have to get past its looks first. However, you can also save by getting a 2019 Chevy Silverado HD truck to avoid the ugly redesign. That is if the way a truck looks matters to you.