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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

  • With its numerous powertrain and cab configurations, and stout towing and hauling capacities, the Silverado HD is a hard truck to beat for those who need maximum functionality and capability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, multiple drivetrain configurations, substantial towing and hauling capacities.

  • Cons

    Spotty build quality, mediocre interior design and materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    This year all heavy-duty Silverados receive a redesigned hood and grille. On extended and crew cab models, a power sunroof is a new option, and it includes a HomeLink universal transmitter and deluxe overhead console.

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Customer Reviews

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9 of 15 people found this review helpful

2005 chevy 2500hd

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I love the truck,have 75000 miles . pull a 35 ft 5TH wheel camper, have only one problem the brakes seem to let go just as you come to a stop.Does not read any codes.




My review

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

My driving experience with my truck has been excellent. However, I need something smaller and more fuel efficient. If I had to rate my truck 1 out of 10, it would easily be a 9.5. I was very satisfied with the truck and its driving.




Heartbeats are louder than hoofbeats

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought this truck used and got a good deal because of the 8.1L big block in it. This engine is great except for the gas mileage, but who cares. I can outrun just about anything on the road and tow my travel trailer with ease. Better towing than any diesel that I have pulled it with, just a little crappier mileage.




I want my 2001 back

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

To say that I am very dissatisifed with my 2005 is an understatement. The Duramax is 1/3 more thirsty than my 2001. The Allison transmission has now started to intermittantly refuse to allow the engine to rev past 2000 RPM or it cuts itself out. The driver's side window is continuing to leak air. The air leak on the passenger side has us traveling with a blanket if the outside temps drop below 20 degrees. When I get the Allison to shift properly ... I'm heading to my local Ford dealership!




Great d-max

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Even before any addons this truck got good highway mileage(17/19)at 65/70. With the addition of K&N, Superchip, and 4"turbo/back, this truck hauls AND gets great mileage (19/22) at 65/70 mph..Combined city\highway is an easy 17mpg..Pulling a 16000# 5th wheel before mods, mpg was 10/12, but now I can hardly wait to see what the mileage will be. Also a very roomy, quiet, and comfortable truck on long trips. The BOSE sound, and XM radio make long hours on the road even more enjoyable. I drive a Ford 4x4 company truck, and there is NO comparrison.




Mileage stinks

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4dr Crew Cab LT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Having owned a '01 Duramax, I have to say that I'm very disappointed with my '05. Having averaged 22 mpg with my '01, going down to 15 mpg with my '05 is very disturbing. Coupled with the fact that my dealership is encouraging me to purchase an after- market performance chip in the hopes that the mileage may improve 3 or 4 mpg. The truck's ride is much better than a Ford or a Dodge. However, personally, I liked the styling of my '01 better. With the slant-eyed headlights, it would seem that the final design of the '05 front-end came out of Hong Kong. If you don't mind spending 1/2 of your time at the gas station, buy a new Chevy Duramax. Else, do what I am ... consider buying a Ford.



Full 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Review

What's New for 2005

This year all heavy-duty Silverados receive a redesigned hood and grille. On extended and crew cab models, a power sunroof is a new option, and it includes a HomeLink universal transmitter and deluxe overhead console.

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