2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Values

Select a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD trim level

2012 model year changes

The heavy-duty Silverado pickup carries into 2012 mostly unchanged, but a few new options have become available. The LT trims gain, depending on the region, a Texas Edition and Custom Sport Truck package, essentially identical, that include 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, power-adjustable camper mirrors, heavy-duty trailering, locking rear differential, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, power seats, fog lamps, running boards and chrome accents. On the LTZ, a new Z71 Appearance Package is available that includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, body-colored trim, off-road suspension. An LTZ Plus Package is also new, which includes a universal garage door opener, powr-adjustable pedals and rear park assist.

Competitive comparison

Superior heavy-duty towing and hauling capability; class-leading design; powerful engine lineup; wide variety of configurations; available 4-wheel drive

Special features for 2012

The Silverado range is always one of GM's biggest sellers. This means GM is always endeavoring to innovate and continue to improve the truck's design. As a result, the consumer wins--whether hauling equipment to a job site, working a farm or towing a boat, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 are built for tough work, and are some of the best-designed trucks available from any manufacturer. Made in either short or long bed form, with 2- or 4-wheel drivetrain, optional dual rear wheels and with a choice of several impressively powerful engines, the Silverado can be set up do just about anything asked of it. The 2500, even simply configured, is capable of towing over 10,000 pounds and base prices start around $25,000.
The entry-level of Chevrolet’s HD pickup range, the 2012 Silverado 2500 comes in a wide assortment of configurations. Offered is either a regular, extended or crew cab body style. Features such as air conditioning, dual 12-volt power outlets as well as StabiliTrak is found on all 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Standard and long box beds can also be matched with extended or crew cab versions allowing for flexibly work capabilities. The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD offers two unique powerplant choices. Offered as the base engine, a Vortec 6-liter V-8 powerplant fulfills the pickup truck’s demanding requirements with 360 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque. Connected through a Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2012 Silverado 2500HD gasoline engine can be exchanged for a more aggressive diesel. A 6.6 liter turbo-diesel Duramax V-8, 397 horsepower is companioned with stunning pulling power of 765 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines are available on rear-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations. Mated to an Allison 6-speed automatic gearbox, the Duramax V-8 equipped 2012 Silverado 2500HD pickups can tow up to 17,500 pounds.