Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Review

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Work Truck Regular Cab Pickup Exterior

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The "HD" part of Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD does not, in fact, indicate that this truck features crystal-clear wide-screen picture quality. In this case we're using the old-fashioned meaning of HD: "Heavy Duty." Thanks to its stiffened suspension, sturdy frame, powerful engine choices and available dual rear wheels, the 3500HD is indeed a true workhorse meant for truly heavy-duty towing and hauling.

Like all modern trucks, the Silverado isn't just a one-dimensional workhorse. Compared to past Silverado trucks, the current model boasts a radically improved interior that enhances this big pickup's desirability. True, the Silverado's cabin is starting to look a little stark compared to newer rivals, but it will always be the durability and capability of the mechanicals underneath that have kept generations of Chevy loyalists coming back to the gold bowtie.

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The present-generation Chevy Silverado 3500HD debuted for 2007. Although its appearance has remained largely unchanged, the 3500HD produced prior to 2011 lacked the stronger, fully boxed frame, beefier suspension components and additional electronic aids added for that model year. The Duramax diesel also produced "only" 365 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque during this time. Prior to 2010, the 6.0-liter gasoline V8 produced 353 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque. Other changes were restricted to feature availability, most notably the addition of an optional rearview camera for '09.

From 2001-'06 the truck was known simply as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500. Before 2001, Chevy's full-size pickups had just a C or K designation, with rear-wheel-drive trucks being indicated by a "C" (e.g. "C3500") and four-wheel-drive trucks indicated by a "K."

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