2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic Review

Pros & Cons

  • Strong engine choices, multiple drivetrain options, impressive towing and hauling ability.
  • Lacks refinement and some key safety features compared to rivals, some low-grade cabin materials.
List Price Estimate
$2,960 - $4,944

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If maximum capability and functionality are more important to you than refinement, the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic is a tough truck to beat.

Vehicle overview

Entering the seventh year in its current guise, this generation of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD gains the word "Classic" in its name to help differentiate it from a fully redesigned Silverado that's being readied for a 2007 release. Despite the Classic's age, all of the traditional strengths of this big Chevy truck still stand, such as classic styling and a lineup of impressively capable powertrains. Though the 2007 truck is pretty much unchanged, Chevy did make a number of changes last year. This included some major upgrades to the optional Duramax diesel engine that provided the truck with best-in-class power ratings of 360 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. As if that wasn't enough, the Allison automatic transmission was upgraded with an extra gear for a total of six. It's another overdrive gear designed for maximum fuel economy on the highway. That strong combination puts the Chevy head and shoulders above the competition when it's time for some serious towing. Some of the less flattering aspects of this outgoing workhorse are its lack of key safety features like side airbags and stability control, and questionable fit and finish inside the cabin.

Typically in the hunt in the full-size pickup truck sales race, the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic boasts immense capabilities, classic styling and many available features. You can't go wrong with any of the powertrain choices, as they all provide strong performance and respectable towing capacities. But if you're very serious about towing heavy loads, the Duramax diesel is the way to go. Thusly equipped, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD is unfazed by massive payloads and heavy trailers.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic models

A variety of cab and bed styles are available for the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic full-size pickup. There are regular, extended cab and crew cab body styles. Regular cabs can be matched to a short or long bed, while extended and crew cabs are short-bed only. There are five trim levels: Work Truck, LS, 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Work Trucks are pretty basic but do have dual-zone air-conditioning, a 40/20/40-split bench seat, a tilt steering wheel and AM/FM radio. The LS has a CD player and an expanded list of options but is otherwise pretty similar. The 1LT adds an overhead console, tinted glass, power windows and mirrors, and keyless entry. Going with the 2LT equips the 2500HD with automatic dual-zone climate control and front bucket seats with a power driver seat. The top-line 3LT includes leather seating, a memory function for the driver seat and a premium Bose audio system with a CD changer. Many of these upper-level features can be added to the lower trims as options. Major optional features, depending on trim and body style, include extendable mirrors for trailering, a tow package, a rear-seat entertainment system, OnStar, satellite radio and a sunroof.

2007 Highlights

Signifying the end of this generation's run, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD adds "Classic" to its name to distinguish it from the redesigned truck that arrives later in 2007. Tow hooks are now standard on all models, and a few features, such as a six-disc CD changer and steering wheel-mounted controls, are added to the LT packages.

Performance & mpg

The engine lineup starts with the 6.0-liter V8 (300 hp, 360 lb-ft of torque). If that's not enough, there are the optional 8.1-liter V8 (330 hp, 450 lb-ft of torque) and the even stouter 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 (360 hp, 650 lb-ft of torque). The 6.0-liter V8 has a five-speed manual standard, with a heavy-duty four-speed automatic optional. The 8.1-liter V8 can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a heavy-duty Allison six-speed automatic, while the big diesel comes only with the Allison automatic. When it's time to work, the Silverado 2500HD Classic is more than capable of hauling heavy loads. Maximum tow capacity varies depending on configuration, but the most common limit, properly equipped, is 12,000 pounds.

Safety

Antilock brakes are standard and traction control is optional. But several state-of-the-art safety features, such as stability control and side curtain airbags, are not available. In NHTSA frontal-impact crash testing, the Chevy Silverado Classic received a rating of four stars (out of a possible five) for the driver and three stars for the front passenger.

Driving

Make no mistake; trucks of this ilk are happiest when working. Performance is strong and seamless, especially with the Duramax engine option. And the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is stable when working -- with the bed loaded up, the truck remains composed with minimal sway on curvy roads, even in heavy crosswinds. Around town, the Silverado's ride is comfortable enough for daily driver use, but on the highway with an empty bed, it can get jittery over expansion joints, due to the stiff suspension calibrations required to handle heavy loads. Though it tracks straight and corners fairly well, steering feel is basically nonexistent, there's little feedback in a straight line and it's not any better through corners. Likewise, the brakes have a non-linear feel through the pedal, despite being quite effective when it comes to actual stopping distances.

Interior

Clear gauges, simple controls and comfortable seats are the strong points of the Silverado's cabin. There is plenty of room for six passengers and the crew cab configuration makes for easy entry and exit. Downsides include mediocre materials and inconsistent build quality. Long trips are easy to take, thanks to effective sound insulation and the availability of satellite radio and a DVD entertainment system.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic.

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New 2500HD
Art,11/14/2006
Great truck! The ride is better than either Dodge or Ford across my dirt roads. On the highway it does not ride as well as my wife's Suburban, but still much better than the other trucks I have. Handles well, better than most trucks that are not "sporterized". I test drove all three domestic truck lines and this was head and shoulders above the competition. Fuel mileage is low, but this is probably due to the engine break in period.
07 Silverado Classic 2500 HD Duramax
parkerkr,02/25/2011
Very impressed with performance. I tow a 10000 lb 5th wheel travel trailer without even a hiccup! Right now I drive 72 miles one way to work each day in the snow, getting 17-18 mpg on a regular basis and have gotten as high as 19.2 mpg, that is while in 4x4 in the snow
Pulls all Day
Big Bob,09/20/2009
Test drove and researched reviews and maintenance histories of the big three, and settled on the Chevy to pull my 5th Wheel. I'm so impressed that I'm taking the time to post this review, and like other reviewers, I have nothing but praise for the Duramax/Allison pwertrain - quiet and dependable, this is one towing beast. Pulled my 14,000 lb trailer coast-to- coast, up and over the White Mountains while passing cars climbing the hills. While the comment about "acres of plastic" is true, and I find the exterior styling less appealing than similar Fords, I bought it to haul and stay out of the shop, and it does both better than the competition. This is a great truck.
You Can't Beat This Truck!
OC Fire,11/15/2009
I have owned this truck for 3 years now and have put over 75,000 miles on it since I drove it off the lot. The Duramax/Allison combo is unbeatable in todays truck market. I have not had a single issue with this truck. I have 3 friends with the exact same model with no problems either. It pulls our 5th wheels with ease and the manual electronic shifting is great for going down steep grades. I just replaced my original set of tires at 70,000! Other people have complained about MPG, but I average 16.6 MPG! I highly recommend anyone looking at this model year to buy it!

Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Used 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic Overview

The Used 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic is offered in the following submodels: Silverado 2500HD Classic Crew Cab, Silverado 2500HD Classic Regular Cab, Silverado 2500HD Classic Extended Cab. Available styles include LT2 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LS 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT2 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LS 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT3 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT3 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Extended Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Crew Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), LS 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 5M), and LS 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 5M).

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