2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2017 MODEL
$34,510 - $42,805 See Inventory Prices

6.6

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The last in the heavy duty lineup by Chevy, 3500HD is specially built for lifting and hauling. 3500HD is curated for working class people drenched in construction and with its towing capacity and a torque filled engine provides it with every single necessity its consumer's desire.


8.0/10
Features

 

5.5/10
Engine

 

6.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.2/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has 3 big engines. First, you have a 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm. Then you have same 6.0L V8 mentioned above but it is CNG/LPG capable engine. A diesel engine is available and it's a gigantic 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Features

8.0/10

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has 4 trim levels. It starts from Silverado which is the base trim and goes all the way to the posh Denali trim. Silverado trim level retails at $40,195 for 2WD and $43,195 for 4WD. The ultra-posh top trim Denali starts at $57,795 for 2WD and $60,795 for 4WD. With every trim level, you get good number of configurations be it bed length, transmission and 3 engine options. A 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm.

Then you have same 6.0L V8 but it is CNG/LPG capable, a behemoth 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.

Trim

Silverado 3500HD 4WD

Silverado 3500HD LT

MSRP

$37,665

$41,990

Key Features

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls
  • Remote Locking Tailgate
  • High-capacity air cleaner
  • Digital Steering Assist
  • Air conditioning
  • Manual tilt steering column
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Digital Steering Assist Outside,
  • power-adjustable,
  • power-folding heated mirrors
  • 8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • Remote Keyless Entry

There are 6 optional packages that are available with Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. These are convenience Package, Silverado convenience plus package, 5th wheel prep package or as they say Gooseneck, Hitch Package, Protection Package and essential package.

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If you’re looking for a trim which is loaded with creature comfort, LT trim suits most of your needs. With this trim you get the optional Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine giving you the best torque and towing capacity.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Engine

5.5/10

"No matter the trim, all Silverado 3500HD trucks can be equipped with either a stout 6.0-liter V-8 that produces 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque or a diesel-drinking, turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8 with 445 horses and a tarmac-tearing 910 lb-ft."-CarandDriver

Engine & Transmission

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD is a typical work truck with basic amenities and up to the mark numbers. It has 3 engine options with choice of gasoline, CNG/LPG capability and Diesel engine. A 6.0L Vortec Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine that generates 360 horses and 380-pound feet of torque @ 4200 rpm. Then you have same 6.0L V8 but it is CNG/LPG capable, a behemoth 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 developing 445 horses and massive 910-pound feet of torque. The 6.0L V8 SFI engine option is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Duramax diesel gets Allison 6-speed automatic transmission to handle the immense torque.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

MSRP

$37,665

$39,595

$36,745

$36,145

Engine

6.0L l8

6.0L l8

6.2L l8

5.7L l8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

383 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

380 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

380 lb.-ft @ 4200 rpm

430 lb.-ft @ 3800 rpm

400 lb.-ft @ 4000 rpm

In comparison, Ford F-250 is the most powerful at 385 horses and 430-pound feet of torque. RAM 2500 comes in second at 383 horses and generating 400-pound feet of torque from its 5.7-Liter V8. All competitors have 6 speed automatic transmission. In terms of price, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is most expensive at $40,195 whereas RAM 2500 is the cheapest of the lot at $36,145.

Acceleration

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a 6.0L gasoline V8 engine which develops enough power to propel this truck to 60MPH in 7.5 seconds and clears the quarter mile 15.9 seconds. Pretty impressive figures for a heavy duty pick-up truck.

Models

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

0-60 MPH

7.5 sec

7.5 sec

8.5 sec

8.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.9 sec

15.9 sec

18.1 sec

17.2 sec

Engine

6.0L

6.0L

6.2L

5.7L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In comparison, GMC and Chevy are the fastest to 60 MPH and quarter mile with times of 7.5 seconds and 15.9 seconds respectively. RAM 2500 comes last with a time of 8.8 seconds in 0-60 MPH run but comes third in quarter mile with a time of 17.2 seconds. Ford F-250 comes last in quarter mile time of 18.1 seconds but takes 8.5 seconds from 0-60 MPH.

Ride & Handling

2017 Chevrolet Silverado is not a small vehicle to drive as its not very maneuverable, but it still gives commanding view of the road which delivers a very pleasant experience. Steering is pale in comparison and will make you work to get through sharp turns. Ride quality is good over bumps thanks to the suspension package that is standard across the line-up.

These vehicles are designed for new and progressive generation that sees this vehicle as a lifestyle and not like an average Joe vehicle. The transmission is smooth and performs reasonable well.

Braking

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has 13.8 ventilated discs in the front and 14.1 ventilated discs in the back. It weighs in at 6,242 pounds and takes about 138 feet to stop from 60 MPH.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

13.8

14.3

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

14.1

14.1

14.3

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

6,242

6,242

6,060

6,306

60-0 MPH (ft.)

138

138

140

135.5

In comparison, Ford F-250 super duty has bigger brakes at 14.3 inches in both front and rear but has a dismal stopping distance of 140 feet. It is also the lightest truck at 6,060 pounds. RAM 2500 is the heaviest at 6,306 pounds but has the best stopping distance at 135.5 feet. Chevrolet and GMC are twins that’s why they are equal in every respect.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Fuel Economy

6.8/10

Heavy duty pick-up trucks have very high fuel consumption that is why they are not rated for fuel economy.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD version can tow up to 18,100 pounds but here we are testing 2WD version which can pull 13,000 pounds. That’s really good considering the fact its not 4WD.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Maximum Towing Capacity

13000 lbs.

13000 lbs.

12900 lbs.

11520 lbs.

In comparison, Chevrolet and GMC have equal towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, the best in segment. Ford F-250 Superduty has a towing capacity of 12,900 pounds which is pretty good considering it is the lightest truck in the segment. Ram 2500 has the least towing capacity of 11,520 pounds.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Interior

5.2/10

"While it might not be the most luxurious vehicle in the class, this 3500HD has a totally livable interior. The overall design is dated, but the materials quality is sufficient."-Edmunds

Seating & Comfort

2017 GMC 3500HD has good interior comfort. With regular updates every year, the interior gets little Knick knack changes. These trucks can take up to 6 passengers and offer list of endless features which keep everyone at ease. The tall stance and long wheelbase provides ample amount of headroom and legroom.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42.8/64.8/45.2

42.8/64.8/45.2

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

With 42.8 inches of headroom and 45.2 inches legroom, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD and Chevrolet 3500HD are the best among competition. Ford F-250 Superduty has best shoulder room, be it front and rear at 66.7 inches and 65.6 inches respectively. At the rear, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD and Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD have best headroom 40.5 inches.

Cargo Capacity

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a big bed which has massive cargo volume of 61 cu. Ft. It is enough to carry large suitcases when on a trip or heavy equipment when youre on work.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

61.0

61.0

65.4

57.5

In comparison, Ford F-250 Superduty has the best cargo volume of 65.4 cu. ft, GMC and Chevy have the same cargo volume of 61 cu. Ft. RAM 2500, due to its small exterior dimensions than competition, has the least cargo volume of 57.5 cu. Ft.

Infotainment System

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD has a 7-inch infotainment system. The touchscreen is really intuitive and easy to use Voice-activated technology comes standard which helps in keeping the hands more at the steering column than on the screen. Rest it has host of features such as Apple car play, android auto, Bluetooth streaming etc.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Exterior

7.6/10

Dimension & Weight

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is 239.5 inches in length, 80.5 inches in width and 78.2 inches in height. Wheelbase of 153.7 inches opens up a lot of room for passengers inside the cabin. A good ground clearance of 9.6 inches gives it easy clearance over road undulations and a massive advantage over any terrain.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra3500HD WT

Ford F350 Superduty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Curb weight (lbs.)

6,242

6,242

6,060

6,306

Length(in)

239.5

239.5

250.0

237.4

Width(in)

80.5

80.5

80.0

79.5

Height(in)

78.2

78.2

78.3

76.9

Ground clearance (in)

9.6

9.6

8.5

6.1

Wheelbase (in)

153.7

153.7

160.0

149.0

Track width (in) F/R

68.8/68.8

68.8/68.8

67.2/67.2

66.4/66.4

In comparison, Ford F-250 Superduty is longest at 250 inches and has the largest wheelbase at 160 inches. Such wheelbase provides superb space inside the cabin. GMC and Chevrolet are widest at 80.5 inches and have really good cabin space. RAM 2500 is the heaviest and smallest in the segment. RAM also doesnt have room inside the cabin as competitors.

Towing Capacity

GMC might not be a comfortable or a luxurious truck (Apart from the Denali trim) but it sure does know how to handle a hard hitting. With best-in-class towing capacity, Silverado proves it mettle in the heavy-duty segment and builds a rugged rapport against its competitors.

Model

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

6.0L

6.0L

6.2L

5.7L

Weight (lbs)

13000

13000

12900

11520

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Safety

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD gets some really good safety technologies which makes this truck a safe bet when you’re carrying loved ones. Some of the features are: -

  • 6 air bags
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Competition

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs GMC Sierra 3500HD

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are identical twins. They share almost equal exterior dimensions, engine and performance, seating and comfort, cargo space etc. They are exactly the same, just the exterior is a little different and come under different company logos. Both can tow massive amounts of loads and are very capable. The only difference is $1,000 between these two.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs Ford F-350

Ford has been producing the best-selling heavy-duty pickup trucks since decades. Ford F-350 has got a cyborg look and looks a truck that can be a transformer. Ford has some serious pedigree and heritage that proves its mettle. With an exhaustive list of safety tech, creature comfort features, it is superior to Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in most areas. The Acceleration department is the only place where the latter exceeds but nobody buys these trucks for drag strips.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD vs Ram 3500HD

RAM 3500HD is a really good competition to Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD but only in terms of price and engine performance. In other spheres, GMC has a solid lead over RAM. RAM does have really good interior quality but the in terms of space inside the cabin GMC is a notch above. RAM also lags behind in towing capacity, exterior dimensions etc. Reliability might raise a question as RAM is better than GMC in after sales and longevity.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Final Verdict

Chevrolet is the core of SUVs and heavy-duty pick-ups. It might not have the power of Ford or is reliable as RAM, but it does make up for it by giving absolute best interior space, towing capacity, acceleration etc. It might be pricy than other competitors but luxury and looks do come at a price and Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD justifies it.

Pros

6L Duramax turbo-diesel variant

Lucid trim options

Best in class towing capacity

Cons

Clunky transmission

Average suspension for a heavy pickup truck

What's New?

Redesigned turbo-diesel V8 churning out more power

Digital steering assist feature added


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34510

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

top speed

99 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

364 cu. in.

horsepower

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

380 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front torsion suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.7 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.98 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

133.6 in.

length

224.4 in.

width

80.1 in.

height

77.8 in.

curb weight

5985 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

towing capacity

14500 lbs.

payload capacity

4390 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

7.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

199 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/NA/NA mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Graphite Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Deep Ocean Blue Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Cajun Red Tintcoat color  2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Black color  2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD in Summit White color
Graphite Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

5.5

Fuel Economy

6.8

Interior

5.2

Exterior

7.6

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Work Truck

Work Truck

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
mpg
N/A

$34,510 - $38,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $34,510 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $35,290 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $37,465 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA
Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,245 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3   Black
  Deep Ocean Blue Metallic
  Graphite Metallic
  Red Hot
  Silver Ice Metallic

 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT

LT

power
360 hp @ 5400 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
mpg
N/A

$38,665 - $42,805


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT 2dr Regular Cab LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $38,665 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
LT 2dr Regular Cab LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $39,680 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $41,790 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA
LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $42,805 MSRP N/A 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L, V8, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA

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