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2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD

Monday, August 27th 2012. | Review

The 2012 2500HD and the 3500HD Chevy Silverado are two impressive trucks, one more impressive than the other. They outdo their competitors in many aspects, but not in all, does do Chevy’s HD trucks have it where it counts? The 2012 Silverado 2500HD and the 3500HD have been dubbed as class leading by many. Here is a short review of the trucks that will help you establish whether they deserve this title:

Both these trucks have a standard 6.0 Liter V8 power plant under their hood that churns out 360 hp and 380 foot pounds of torque. This substantial amount of grunt is assisted by a 6-speed automatic transmission. For an extra $7200 you can also get the very impressive 6.6 liter Duramax diesel engine that produces 397 hp and a mammoth 765 foot pound of torque coupled with the highly regarded 6-speed Allison automatic transmission with manual shift control. Needless to say, the diesel engine allows for more towing and payload (the diesel 2500HD Silverado can pull up to 17,800 pounds and carry a load of 4192 pounds) than the standard V8 engine. It is capable of hitting 60 mph in a very impressive for trucks 7 seconds. These Silverado models also get great fuel mileage which allows them to travel up to 680 miles. It will however take a 36 gallon fuel tank; it is after all a truck.

The Chevrolet Silverado has been criticized for not being technologically as up to date as its competitors. Ford and other competitors are certainly a little ahead when it comes to interior features, having said that both the Silverado 2500HD and the 3500HD come with quite a few creature comforts. Buyers have the option to get mobile Wi-Fi, navigation with USB connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM NavTraffic, Onstar that caters to number of your needs such as precise directions and CD/DVD/MP3 capable sound systems. Apart from luxuries, the Silverado also has essential safety features such as an array of vital airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and Onstar that calls for help in case of an emergency such as a crash. Chevrolet also gives these trucks Hill Start Assist that allows the truck to remain stationary on an uphill road momentarily once the brakes are released.

Considering all these qualities of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the 3500HD, it can be said without doubt that they are two of the best trucks available in America. Though their competition is tough, these trucks can definitely be argued as class leading considering all their qualities along with their relatively smaller price tags.


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