Team Chevy Rodeo and the 2015 Chevy Silverado
You don’t have to be a rodeo hero to drive the celebrated Chevy Silverado from DePaula Chevy Albany.
But, it’s pretty cool that professional rodeo stars are fans of the Chevy Silverado. So much so, in fact, that they’ve teamed up to celebrate the bow-tied brand, specifically the Silverado 2500 and 3500 High Country trim levels.
Read on for a description of the 2015 Chevy Silverado lineup and see why Team Chevy Rodeo is an enthusiastic supporter of the Silverado pickup truck, a truck designed to help you “Find New Roads,” and tackle your toughest jobs.
Team Chevy Rodeo
You know a truck is tough if a group of professional rodeo stars, like Luke Branquinho, Richmond Champion, Tuf Cooper, Fallon Taylor, and Travis Graves are fans. Dubbed Team Chevy Rodeo, these five stars of the rodeo scene are thrilled to represent the 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
Or, as Paul Edwards, the U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing, said, “This team is as hardworking on the ranch as they are in the arena. There isn’t a more authentic group to convey the message that the Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting pickup on the road.”
The two trucks of choice for Team Chevy Rodeo are the 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country and the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD High Country.
See what makes these two trucks so durable, rugged, and dependable…No wonder they are the fastest-growing full-size pickup brand of the 2015 model year.
The 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD High Country
Both of these workhorses offer the best in capability, task masters designed to help you conquer whatever jobs need tackling.
There is a total of more than 150 configurations available between the body styles, which come in either regular, extended, or crew cabs, engine options, length of the truck’s bed, two or four-wheel drive setups, and loads of customization and equipment options.
Available as a two or four-door truck with front-engine, rear or four-wheel drive, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD High Country is able to accommodate between three to six passengers, depending on the model.
And you’ve got engine options to choose from, depending on just how demanding those tasks are. Equipped with the standard 6.0-liter V8 engine, the Silverado HD 2500/3500 is able to produce 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. An available bi-fuel version of that powertrain is able to operate on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.
But, it’s the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 engine that really means business, rated at 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque, operated by an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission, with a manual shifting mode. Performance testing returned results from the zero to sixty test between 7.0-7.6 seconds, with the standing quarter-mile at 15.6-16.1 seconds, at a top speed of 95 mph. Maximum towing is measured at 23,200 pounds, with maximum payload at 7,180 pounds.
Car and Driver ranked the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD models as number one in the heavy-duty pickup truck segment.
The High Country Trim Level
Granted, the pickup truck segment is a competitive one, and keeping an edge involves innovation and attention. So, it’s no wonder that Chevy created the High Country trim level after Ram released its Laramie Longhorn HD, Ford, the Super Duty King Ranch, and GMC’s Sierra Denali HD.
The High Country trim level means high-end everything. Think lots of chrome, especially on the front grille, not to mention chrome side steps, measuring six inches. The front and rear bumpers come in matching body color, and High Country is badged just about everywhere.
Wheel sizes vary between the two models with the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD High Country standing on 20-inch chrome beauties and the single rear-wheel drive 3500 HD features 18-inch chromes, and the dually perches atop 17-inch wheels made from forged aluminum.
In addition to all those chrome accents and High Country badges, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD pickup trucks present a significant spectrum of exterior colors to choose from including: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Deep Ruby Metallic, Victory Red, Brownstone Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Slate Grey Metallic, Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, and Rainforest Green Metallic.
Both of these trucks, no matter the wheel size, color, or extra bells and whistles, are beautiful, which almost belies their rugged capabilities. Almost.
Inside the High Country
Luxury is the name of the game inside the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 pickup trucks that get the High Country treatment. Check out saddle-brown leather, and perforated front seats that are heated and cooled, branded High Country in the center of the headrests.
Infotainment is easy to access and operate on the truck’s eight-inch touchscreen and you’ll want to crank the tunes with the Bose sound system. Parking assist in the front and rear is a helpful, easy-to-use feature. Chevy makes it possible to stay in touch and keep connected on the road, thanks to the brand’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi with OnStar technology, available on both the 2500 and 3500 HD.
The High Country trim provides plenty of available options, too. You can choose from fun features like a sunroof and back-seat entertainment system, or extra creature comforts like a heated steering wheel and power adjustable pedals.
Or, enhance the already existing safety features by adding the available lane-departure warning system.
For those who like to travel, or venture out on weekend excursions with no particular destination in mind, the available navigation system might be worth your consideration.
A Cache of Cargo Features
Heavy-duty jobs require a well-equipped cargo area, and that’s just what the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD High Country pickup trucks have. Constructed of roll formed, rather than stamped steel, which requires higher-grade steel, the truck bed is lighter, yet stronger.
With the available cargo tie-down hooks, each able to hold up to 250 pounds, you can secure plenty of items, and since the hooks are movable, you can switch up exactly where in the bed you’d like to secure those items. Chevy even made it easier to access the cargo, with steps built into both corners on the rear bumper.
The tailgate can also be operated with minimal effort by opting for the available EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate function, which opens and closes gradually, rather than slams shut.
You can even protect your truck bed with the available spray-in bedliner which provides a barrier 90 mils thick across the floor and 50 mils along the side walls.
For those of us who are up before sunrise and wrap up our days long after sunset, Chevy has got us covered with available LED lights that are located beneath each rail. Genius!
Riding High in the High Country
Those who have been lucky enough to drive either the 2500 or 3500 HD pickup trucks have reported the same thing: a smooth, comfortable, and, due to additional sound insulation, an unbelievably hushed ride, even on harsh highways, where trucks tend to return a considerable amount of noise.
Some even compare it to the lighter-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 models for its responsiveness, handling, and quiet interior.
A Safe Haven: Silverado High Country
Rife with passive and active safety features, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD High Country pickup trucks now feature new safety equipment as available options, including lane-departure warning and forward-collision systems. Active Safety Seat, a GM-exclusive, vibrates to warn drivers of dangerous driving situations.
The 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD is priced to start at the MSRP of $32,405 and ranges upwards of $39,340 while the 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD costs between $34,680 and $42,140.
Follow Team Chevy Rodeo’s lead and test drive a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 HD High Country for a truck that helps you “Find New Roads” and get the job done.