Car Review Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
If you’re in the market for a seriously powerful pickup truck, you can’t go wrong with the Silverado 3500 HD. The HD stands for Heavy Duty, and that’s exactly what it is. This truck will give you the ability to tow incredibly heavy loads and power over rough and rugged terrain. This 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD car review is brought to you by the team at Baierl Automotive, and will lay out all the truck’s specs and features, so you can decide if it would be a good fit for your trips around Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler.
Muscular Towing Abilities & Features
With all the proper equipment, the powerful 3500HD can tow up to 23,300 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 7,153 pounds. These numbers depend on the engine option you choose, as well as additional equipment.
Advanced tech systems help to make trailering safe and simple. Tow/Haul Mode adjusts the transmission to reduce shift cycling when towing the heaviest loads or traversing steep grades, for a smoother ride.
StabiliTrak® with Trailer Sway Control can detect swaying trailer movement and automatically apply both the vehicle and, when properly equipped, trailer brakes to help keep the movement under control. By doing so, you can stay safe and well within your designated lane. Digital Steering Assist offers special electronic controls that make your truck and trailer much more stable and enhance road holding while traveling at highway speeds.
Silverado 3500HD: Put it in Reverse
The available EchoMaster® Trailering Camera System is a smart feature that adds up to four cameras to your vehicle to help eliminate blind spots, making traveling with a trailer much safer. It’s also easier to line up your trailer and hitch when backing up, and you can keep an eye on your cargo, too.
A normal rear vision camera is also available, and provides dynamic guidelines to help you when reversing into a parking space or backing up to hitch to a trailer. Available trailering mirrors also offer rear LED guidance lamps that help enhance visibility as you reverse.
Customize Your Chevy Silverado 3500
Choose between three different cab sizes, choosing anywhere from two to six seats, depending on how much passenger space you need. Plus, choose between two bed lengths for the cargo space you want. Under the hood, you have two engine options.
The base engine is a 6.0L V8 that delivers 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. For additional power, opt for the 6.6L turbodiesel V8 that generates 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is rear-wheel drive, but you’ll have the option to trade up to 4-wheel drive.
Test Drive the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
The Silverado 3500 is one of the most capable and powerful pickups on the market, and can handle just about anything you task it with, whether you’re hauling heavy equipment or trailering your mobile home. To get behind the wheel and hit the streets of Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler, contact your local Chevy dealer, Baierl Automotive.