The Silverado HD Trail Boss has now entered the trail system. Teased by Chevrolet Executives a few months ago, the off-road model, slated to sit right below the hardcore HD ZR2 will enter production for the 2025 Model Year.
History Of The Silverado Trail Boss
The Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss trim was first introduced with the 2019 model year. This version of the Silverado was clearly targeted toward off-road enthusiasts, featuring a two-inch lift kit that comes standard. Unlike aftermarket kits, this lift kit was fully tested and certified by Chevrolet, ensuring reliability and safety. The Trail Boss also included all the equipment from the Z71 off-road package as standard.
The Trail Boss trim marked a significant step in Chevrolet’s efforts to cater to the growing market segment interested in off-road capabilities combined with the utility and reliability of a full-size pickup truck. The introduction of the Trail Boss trim level to the Silverado lineup demonstrated Chevrolet’s commitment to diversifying its offerings to meet the varied needs and preferences of its customer base.
Available only on the 1500 series of the Silverado since 2019, the Trail Boss is now coming to the Silverado HD.
2025 Silverado HD Trail Boss: Key Features and Specifications
Z71 Off-Road Package: The Trail Boss is equipped with the Z71 off-road package, which includes specially tuned shocks and a suspension system designed for enhanced off-road performance.
Styling Elements: The vehicle features blacked-out front and rear bumpers, trim, badges, and specific Trail Boss bed decals. It also includes red recovery hooks.
Wheels and Tires: It comes with 20-inch black wheels and off-road-oriented tires.
No Lift: Unlike the Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, the Silverado HD Trail Boss does not come with any additional clearance or suspension lift
2025 Silverado HD Trail Boss Engine Options
6.6L Gasoline V-8 Engine: This is the standard engine option for the Trail Boss. The engine makes 401 horsepower @ 5,200 RPM and 464 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM. It is paired with a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission.
6.6L Duramax Diesel Engine: Available as an option, this engine delivers 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque. It is also coupled with an Allison 10-speed automatic transmission.
Updates Across the 2025 Silverado HD Lineup
The broader 2025 Silverado HD range also receives several updates:
- Front and Rear Park Assist: This feature has been added to the WT, Custom, and LT trims and is standard on the HD ZR2 model.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: Now a standard feature on the High Country trim, Adaptive Cruise Control aids in maintaining a set distance from the vehicle ahead.
- New Aesthetic Options: The HD Custom trim receives an optional Black-Out Package, and the Midnight Edition is updated with new 20-inch wheels.
2025 Silverado HD – Release and Pricing Information
The 2025 Silverado HD and the Trail Boss variant are scheduled to be available in the summer of 2024. Chevrolet will announce pricing details closer to the production date.