2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Values

Select a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 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 top pickup truck available in Chevrolet’s Silverado line-up, the 2012 Silverado 3500HD offers maximum capabilities of the full-sized pickup truck. Regular, extended and crew cab models of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD make up the complexion for body style choices. While crew cab models are only fitted to standard box beds, regular and extended cab versions of the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD are matched with a long box able to store a cargo volume of 75.5 cubic feet. Powerplant choices for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD pickup features either a gasoline-powered, 360 horsepower Vortec 6-liter V-8 or a Duramax 6.6 liter turbo-diesel V-8 engine. Pumping out 765 pounds-feet of torque, Duramax engine fitted to the 2012 Silverado 3500HD offers up to 21,700 pounds of towing. For increased payload capacities, all 2012 Silverado 3500HD can be ordered as a dually (dual rear wheel) model. Standard transmission and engine oil coolers insuring protection against the hard work of the one-ton pickup truck. Featuring Work Truck, LT or LTZ trim levels, other standard features found on the 2012 Silverado 3500 HD includes air conditioning, StabiliTrak and a tilt steering column.