This week we are looking at the 2024 Chevrolet 2500 Crew Cab LTZ with the Duramax diesel. This heavy-duty truck was completely redesigned for 2024 with power train upgrades, a new interior, improved tech, and improved trailer towing capabilities.
You can’t help but immediately notice the new front grill, and overall just how big this truck is. This truck has 20” chrome wheels, huge trailer towing mirrors, LED fog lights, and a built in step just ahead of the rear wheels to help load things in the bed.
It also has steps in the rear bumper. The hood has a large air scoop and proudly displays CHEVROLET on it. It is nicely done.
Speaking of, under that huge aluminum hood you’ll find the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel that is pumping out 470-horses, but a very strong 975-pound feet of torque. It has a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission.
This is the LTZ model. The LTZ is next to the top-of-the-line High Country.
Inside this large truck you find a massive, but not overly nice interior compared to the competition. It has captain chairs in the front and a 60/40 rear bench that folds up from the bottom to reveal a huge cargo area or a super comfortable space for Fido.
All the controls in the center of the dash are easy to understand and operate. The infotainment system is touchscreen and you operate audio, navigation, all the apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Alexa, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. It features voice recognition, a rear seat reminder, and a Bose Premium stereo system. There are a wireless phone charger, USB ports, a 12-volt power source, and a very handy 110-volt electrical outlet.
Back seat passengers get air conditioning vents, a couple of cup holders, USB ports, a power outlet, and heated rear seats.
It has forward collision alert, lane departure warning, park assist, blind spot monitoring, remote start, surround vision camera with 15 views, a terrific head-up display, and a power multi-function tailgate. You can lower the tailgate with the key fob or from a button on the center stack.
I want to touch on a few nice features. Chevy did a great job with the trailer towing mirrors that will extend out or fold in with the push of a button.
Inside the 6-foot 10” bed, there is a bedliner, bed lighting, a 120-volt power outlet for tools, it is drilled for a 5th-wheel hitch, and one of the camera views will allow you to see the bed and any cargo back there. This one has the fantastic Multiplex tailgate too.
For trailer-towing folks, Chevy really stepped their game up for 2024. Their adaptive Cruise Control works while towing, they have the Transparent Trailer, which allows you to see BEHIND what you are towing, the blind-spot monitoring now includes the length of the trailer, and the truck will warn you if you’ve overloaded it, genius!
Ride and Drive
Although large, this truck rides very well thanks to independent front suspension. It is quiet in the cab and the diesel engine itself is super quiet.
What You'll Pay
If there is a knock on this truck, it is the interior is sort of ho-hum and plastic is overused in my opinion. If you want to go to a really nice interior, step up to the High Country, but that will cost you.
Total MSRP as equipped is $83,545 and that puts it in line with similar Ford and Ram offerings.
This Chevy Heavy Duty is very nice, has a ton of great features, and is a pulling machine with a capacity of 22,500 pounds when properly equipped.
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