Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Models and Silverado 3500HD History
The Chevrolet one-ton pickup truck officially joined the HD line-up for the 2007 model year and made quite the entrance. Since its creation the Silverado 3500HD has won quite a few awards, including a spot in our 2015 Top Horsepower List. In 2007 the Silverado 3500HD was given a distinctive tough truck style that differentiates itself from the half-ton Silverado, the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD received a massive front bumper, styled hood and a sleek 57-degree windshield angle. Presented with a 75.5 cubic-foot capacity long box bed, the 2007 Silverado 3500HD was offered as a regular cab, extended cab or crew cab model.
The extended cab models of the Silverado 3500HD presented a pair of 170-degree opening rear access doors for easy access to the second-row seating area. Standard engine power for the 2007 Silverado 3500HD arrived from a gasoline-powered 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine featuring variable valve timing. Producing up to 353 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque, the 2007 Chevrolet one-ton truck channeled propulsion through a six-speed automatic transmission. The optional powerplant was a Duramax 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine generating a mammoth 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.
Offered with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD boasts the mechanical advantages of a hydroformed ladder frame chassis, standard four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system and an integrated trailer brake controller. All body styles of the heavy-duty pickup truck could be ordered as a single rear wheel or dual rear wheel (dually) configuration presenting enhanced payload handling abilities.
Maximum towing capacity for the Silverado 3500HD was rated at 13,000 pounds. In 2011, a revised version of the Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 turbo diesel engine was introduced to the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD producing 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. With a fifth wheel hitch, the 2011 Silverado 3500HD can tow up to 21,700 pounds. Chevrolet introduced a new-generation Silverado 3500HD for the 2015 model year.
Capable of 19,600 pounds of conventional towing capacity, an authoritative looking 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is an all-new high capacity pickup truck offering power from a gasoline or diesel engine.