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Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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Overview of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Learn about the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Summary

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 sits atop the brand's lineup of full-size pickups. The biggest and strongest of the family, this truck offers a choice of powerful V8 engines in both gasoline and diesel forms. Modern versions of the Silverado 3500 cover a wide range of uses, from a straightforward workhorse to a luxurious family hauler. Being a full-size truck, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 requires frequent trips to the pumps. However, all generations offer a variety of bed and cab lengths, ensuring you find the right blend of convenience and comfort.

Safety

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is made to tow big loads, making it an inherently sturdy vehicle. Every generation of the truck has featured an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard, which modulates the brakes during hard stops for safer, more controlled stopping power. Early models such as the original 1998 trucks featured just two airbags, while current models increase the count to six. Stability control was optional on earlier models but became standard starting in 2008. As of 2015, optional safety equipment on most trims includes: Front collision alert and rearview camera Hill Descent Control, which maintains a slow, steady speed down extreme grades Teen Driver mode, which locks most driver aid systems to always-on.

Interior

Depending on the trim level, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500's interior can cover anything from workhorse plastics and vinyls to luxurious leather and wood: The base Work Truck or WT trims use cloth seats, with leather surfaces common on most other trim levels, like the LTZ and High Country. This is true of the steering wheel, too—all models except for the base trims feature leather. One feature that has remained constant across the board is standard air-conditioning.

Technology

Thanks to its position at the top of the lineup, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has traditionally included plenty of tech for its time. Models from 2007 and earlier featured six-disc CD players with optional DVD integration. The 2011 model introduced a large, easy-to-use centre console infotainment screens—it's now up to 8 inches in the latest trucks. Other tech features on the 2019 models include:

  • 4G LTE Hotspot, so you can connect to the internet on the go—optional on the WT trim
  • Rear entertainment system with 9.2-inch screen and DVD/Blu-Ray integration, available on upper trims

Space

The amount of space you'll find inside—and out—on the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 depends on which body configuration you select. The 2019 generation offers a massive 2,003 mm of bed space in its shortest style, stretching to an ATV-swallowing 2,483 mm in the long box. In crew cab form, you'll find plenty of space for you and up to five passengers, with almost identical measurements for head, leg, and hip room in both rows.

Comfort

The standard gas-powered V8 is powerful, but those looking for even more should opt for the 6.6 L Duramax turbo diesel engine. Thanks to its turbocharger, the Duramax offers plenty of low-down grunt, though it is surprisingly quiet on the highway. Some drivers report the ride can be quite harsh when the bed is empty, however, so make sure to test drive the truck to decide for yourself.

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

  • Choice of V8 gas engine or turbo diesel
  • Huge towing capability
  • User-friendly interior
  • Only two airbags come standard
  • Limited advanced safety tech
  • Noticeable wind noise
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats3 - 6
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption-
  • Highway consumption-
  • Width2035 - 2438 mm
  • Length5700 - 6565 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2015 - 2019 is available in 4 trims:

WT trim features and specs

Available with the WT trim:
  • Electric windows (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the WT trim:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the WT trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available with the WT trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
6 engines are available with the WT trim:
6 L - Gas - 330 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 332 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 397 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 445 hp
Transmission:Automatic

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available with the LT trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
6 engines are available with the LT trim:
6 L - Gas - 330 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 332 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 397 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 445 hp
Transmission:Automatic

High Country trim features and specs

Available with the High Country trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available with the High Country trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
5 engines are available with the High Country trim:
6 L - Gas - 330 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 332 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 397 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 445 hp
Transmission:Automatic

LTZ trim features and specs

Available with the LTZ trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
6 engines are available with the LTZ trim:
6 L - Gas - 330 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - Gas - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6 L - 360 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 332 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 397 hp
Transmission:Automatic
6.6 L - Diesel - 445 hp
Transmission:Automatic

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

With a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 to 23,000 lbs., depending on the year and trim, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has no trouble pulling a fifth wheel.

A new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is available starting at $43,500. Older models can start as low as $19,900.

Drivers of the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 can expect up to 360 hp. While this is not top of the line for its class, it should be more than adequate for most of your personal and work projects.

Most Silverado models are made in either Flint, Michigan or Fort Wayne, Indianapolis. The four-door crew cab model is assembled in Silao, Mexico.

For almost 20 years, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 has come standard with a 6.0 L V8 engine. More recent models can be upgraded to a 6.6 L turbodiesel V8 engine.