2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - Road Test Specs

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

(6.0L V8 5-speed Manual 6.6 ft. Bed)


Model year2001
StyleLS 2500 HD Crew Cab 2WD
Base MSRP$28,241
As-tested MSRP$34,301


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)8.1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)340 @ 4,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)455 @ 3,200
Transmission type5-speed manual


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontLT245/75R16E
Tire size, rearLT245/75R16E
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.0 @ 83.9
60-0 mph (ft.)142
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)54.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)53.6

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWork trucks are not supposed to generate earth-shattering numbers when tested. We got a best run with the transmission doing the shifting at the preprogramed shift points and braking from the start line.
Braking commentsDuring our testing, the brakes had the weird sensation of going to the floor, accompanied by a constant buzzing noise until you took your foot off the brake pedal. Not really bothersome, just different. Stability is fair to good with minimal nose dive. Overall, it's a good system that generates a decent number, considering its weight.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)64
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto / Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)10
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)34

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)6025
Length (in.)256.1
Width (in.)79.7
Height (in.)76.2
Wheelbase (in.)167
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, front (in.)41
Headroom, rear (in.)39
Seating capacity6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Emergency assistance systemOnStar
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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