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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD Specs and Details


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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
BRING IT ON – 11 WAYS THE NEW 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS PROVE THEY’RE READY FOR ANY JOB OR COMPETITOR

CHICAGO – On a recent validation drive of the new, 2011 Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty trucks, engineer Brent Deep towed a 20,000-pound (9,072 kg) trailer for 245 miles (400 km) along I-70 between Denver and Grand Junction, Colo. – and he barely touched the brakes the entire way.

Deep relied on the Silverado’s new, smart exhaust brake system to slow the truck/trailer combination on descents, helping prove the new system is suitable for the most demanding conditions. It was a drive across the heart of the Rocky Mountains and some of the interstate system’s steepest grades, with altitudes ranging from Denver’s approximately 5,000 feet (1,525 m) to more than 11,100 feet (3,400 m) at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

“It takes some courage to leave your foot off the brake, but the Silverado’s Duramax engine and Allison transmission perform the task with smoothness and confidence that really impresses,” said Deep. “Better still, the exhaust brake system can help extend brake pad life and help avoid overheating the brakes on long descents.”

The exhaust brake system feature is just one of the elements that makes the new 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models the most capable in the industry. They go on sale this summer.

“We sought the input of our customers during the development of the 2011 Silverado HD to deliver a truck that meets or exceeds their every need,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet general manager. “It offers greater strength and capability – including class-leading fuel economy, trailering and payload ratings – and has more power, accelerates quicker and has lower emissions. That sounds like the very definition of no compromises.”

The Silverado heavy-duty lineup is broader than ever, with 11 2500HD models and eight single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD models – including a new 3500HD Crew Cab with a 6.5-foot cargo box. WT, LT and LTZ trim levels are offered, and popular features such as the EZ Lift tailgate and rearview camera system return. All models bring greater capability, improved ride and handling and a greater feeling of driver control. Depending on the model:

  • Segment-best fifth-wheel towing capacity of 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg)
  • Segment-best conventional towing capacity increases up to 23 percent, with a  maximum of 16,000 pounds (7,272 kg)
  • Segment-best payload capability of 6,335 pounds (2,873 kg) on a complete vehicle
  • Segment-best Gross Combined Weight Rating increases to 27,500 pounds (12,500 kg)
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings increases up to 17 percent to 13,000 pounds (5,909 kg)
  • Front Axle Weight Rating increases by up to 25 percent to 6,000 pounds (2,721 kg)
  • Snow plow capability is now enabled for all 4WD cab configurations

There are also enhanced powertrains, including a new Duramax 6.6L diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed transmission that offers the exhaust brake system, new front and rear suspensions, an improved brake system, hill start assist, trailer sway control system and more.

“Along with all their heavy-duty equipment, these trucks are designed to be stylish and refined, inside and out,” said Campbell. “We paid close attention to all the details, giving them a distinctive, muscular appearance on the exterior and a well-appointed interior with the comfort, convenience and safety features customers appreciate.”  

Outside, the 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models are distinguished by a power dome-style hood with a new, louvered design, as well as a new grille and full-width chrome steel front bumper. A new lineup of 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheel/tire combinations is featured, too (20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels are available on 2500HD).

Designers and engineers left almost no bolt unturned during the comprehensive redesign of the trucks. Here are 11 key elements that demonstrate the 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are ready for any job and any competitor:

1. New frames

In the quest to comprehensively redesign the Silverado HD chassis to improve durability and ride, while also supporting increased capability, engineers developed 11 all-new, fully boxed frame assemblies. The frames have increased cross sections and use more high-strength steel for greater durability, higher towing capacity and improved ride and handling; the front sections are hydroformed.

The bending and beaming stiffness of the frames is increased 92 percent and 20 percent, respectively, with the fully boxed sections enhancing torsional stiffness by a factor of five. Also, larger engine and transmission mounts, coupled with a 125-percent-stiffer front frame structure, provide greater vibration control, while hydraulic body mounts are incorporated under the cab section on extended and crew cab models for a more isolated feel inside.

Engineers addressed common customer and aftermarket uses when designing the new frames, including adding access holes to the rear frame section to enable easier installation of fifth-wheel/gooseneck-style hitches. Also, the frame-mounted hitch for conventional trailering is stronger, with a box-tube design. It supports up to 16,000 pounds (7,257 kg).

2. New and strong independent front suspension

A completely redesigned independent front suspension system offers up to a 25-percent greater front axle weight rating – up to 6,000 pounds (2,721 kg) front gross axle weight rating (FGAWR) – enabling a snow plow to be used on all 4WD cab configurations with the available snow plow prep package, while also supporting improved ride and handling characteristics.

Silverado’s signature short-long arm/torsion bar front suspension design is retained, but now features new, forged steel upper control arms that are stronger and lighter than their predecessors. The new lower control arms are made of precision-machined cast iron to handle the greater loads. Five different torsion bar rates support five different front gross axle weight ratings (a single torsion bar was previously used for all models). This helps stabilize the range of trim heights of various models under load, while enhancing appearance, handling, durability, tire wear and alignment. The trim height is adjusted on each bar via a single bolt, easily allowing the height to be changed to account for the weight of a snow plow or other accessories.

The Silverado HD front suspension now uses a pair of urethane jounce bumpers on each side, instead of one, for improved load management; and there’s a new upper shock mount attachment design that’s positively connected to the frame with two fasteners. This design eliminates squeaks and clunks, while supporting higher load capability and increased durability.

Compared to competitors’ beam-axle front suspension, the Silverado’s independent front suspension provides a better ride, more accurate trim height control (with fewer parts) and greater flexibility to adjust the alignment for weight and tire sensitivity.

3. New asymmetrical leaf-spring rear suspension

Commensurate with the Silverado HD’s greater strength and capability is a rear suspension designed to support greater loads. It features a new, larger asymmetrical leaf-spring design that also contributes to improved ride and handling characteristics.

The asymmetrical design is derived from unequal front and rear spring half lengths, which minimize axle hop and enhance traction control efficiency. 2500HD models feature a two-stage leaf-spring design, while 3500HD models have a three-stage design. All models feature 3-inch-wide (76 mm) leaf springs that are 20-percent wider than previous models.

The larger leaf-spring design supports increased rear gross axle weight ratings across the board. On the 2500HD models, the rating is 6,200 pounds (2,818 kg) – up from 6,084 (2,765). On 3500HD models, the rating increases to 7,050 pounds (3,204 kg) on single-rear-wheel models and 9,375 pounds (4,261 kg) on dual-rear-wheel models – the latter representing a nearly 14-percent increase over the previous 8,200-pound (3,727 kg) rating.

4. Segment-leading towing and payload capability  

Stronger frames, suspension systems with greater weight ratings and enhanced powertrain systems contribute to the Silverado HD’s class-leading towing and payload capability. The specifications charts included below outline capacities for each model and/or configuration, but here are the key facts:

  • The maximum conventional (ball hitch) towing rating increases to 16,000 pounds (7,257 kg)
  • A Silverado 3500HD crew cab/long box can tow up to 20,000 pounds (9,091 kg) with a fifth-wheel hitch. The 2010 Ram 3500 has a maximum rating of 17,600 pounds (8,000 kg) and the 2010 Ford F-350 is rated at a maximum of 18,800 pounds (8,545 kg). It should be noted that while Ford claimed segment-leading trailering and payload during its recent announcement of the 2011 Super Duty models, no towing ratings were issued
  • The maximum payload (3500HD) is 6,335 pounds (2,873 kg) – that’s nearly 11 percent greater than the 2010 Ford F-350’s 5,730-pound (2,604 kg) rating and about 24 percent more than the 2010 Ram 3500’s 5,130-pound (2,331 kg) ratings. Again, while claiming segment-leading payload for the 2011 Super Duty models, Ford did not announce the ratings

5. New 6.6L Duramax diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed combination

Helping the new 2011 Silverado HD trucks deliver their best-in-class capabilities is a new version of the workhorse Duramax 6.6L diesel and Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission powertrain combination. The Duramax 6.6L is more powerful and durable and the Allison 1000 is stronger and helps enable new features, including the exhaust brake system. Together, this improved version of a proven combination is also expected to deliver segment-best fuel economy.

The Duramax 6.6L’s new and improved features include:

  • Horsepower and torque expected to top previous model (testing is ongoing – check media.gm.com for updates)
  • NOx emissions reduced at least 63 percent over 2010 models
  • Quieter operation
  • High-pressure (30,000 psi/2,000 bar) Piezo-actuated fuel system for greater fuel efficiency, improved performance and reduced emissions
  • Exhaust brake system that enables controlled vehicle slowdown on downhill grades without actuating the brakes
  • Selective catalytic reduction after-treatment system using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) injection to provide the best overall diesel characteristics and performance – with a range of about 5,000 miles (8,000 km) between DEF refills
  • Combustion and after-treatment have been optimized to provide about 700 miles (1,125 km) between diesel particulate filter regenerations – a 75-percent improvement over the previous system and significant contributor to improved fuel efficiency, as the regeneration process requires additional fuel
  • B20 biodiesel capability for an alternative fueling option
  • Internal revisions that improve durability

With nearly 1.3 million Duramax 6.6L engines produced since 2000, they have proven exceptionally durable and dependable. The internal elements that helped build its reputation are enhanced for 2011, including:

  • Main bearings’ profiles changed to enhance oil film thickness
  • Oil pump flow increased for increased pressure at low speeds
  • The turbocharger’s oil circuit is changed to provide increased pressure at the turbo and faster oil delivery
  • The connecting rods’ pin ends are modified to provide increased piston support
  • New, higher-strength piston design that eliminates bushings to provide lower reciprocating weight
  • An EGR cooler bypass reduces high-mileage soot deposits in the cooler and EGR circuit

The enhanced Allison 1000 for 2011 is strengthened to handle the higher torque capability of the new 6.6L Duramax engine, while also helping improve fuel economy and provide seamless assistance with a new exhaust brake system. Greater efficiency is delivered through reduced “spin loss” – meaning, the transmission channels more of the engine’s power to the axles, allowing it to do more with less fuel.

The Allison 1000 also features driver shift control with tap up/tap down shifting and a patented elevated idle mode cab warm-up feature. Also, the tow/haul mode reduces shift cycling for better control and improved cooling when towing or hauling heavy loads. The six-speed configuration retains its two overdrive gears for optimal efficiency.

Performance with the Duramax/Allison combination is also improved over previous models, with preliminary testing showing 0-60 mph times of less than 9 seconds and quarter-mile times of less than 16 seconds in 2500HD models. That’s about 0.3-second and 0.5-second quicker, respectively, than previous models.

6. Strengthened Vortec 6.0L/Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed powertrain

The venerable Vortec 6.0L gas V-8 with variable valve timing returns to the new heavy-duty trucks, along with a strengthened version of the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic transmission. This combination delivers excellent performance and efficiency, with a greater emphasis on low-rpm power.

A new camshaft profile in the Vortec 6.0L helps the engine produce more torque lower in the rpm band, for improved launch feel and a greater feeling of overall performance at higher altitudes and when towing a trailer.

The 6L90 is enhanced for greater strength, smoothness and quietness via:

  • Adding four attachment bosses to the transfer case adapter (4WD models) for increased strength and smoother, quieter performance
  • Increasing the cross section size of the transfer case adapter for greater strength
  • Adding a new, stronger output shaft
  • Adding a new heat shield and vent hose

7. Exhaust brake system

A new feature on Duramax-equipped models is an exhaust brake system. This driver-selectable feature uses the turbine control of the variable geometry turbocharger and the compression of the engine to generate backpressure, slowing the vehicle without applying the brakes. It is a smart system integrated with the cruise control feature and varies the braking to account for the grade and vehicle load.

The exhaust brake system allows for virtually effortless driving and towing, with seamless and quiet operation. It also helps prolong brake life and prevents overheating the brakes on long, downhill grades.

8. Large brakes

Brake feel and performance is greatly improved with the 2011 Silverado HD trucks. The standard four-wheel disc system is completely revamped to deliver smoother, more immediate and confident-feeling performance. Four-wheel, four-channel ABS is standard on all single-rear-wheel models and a three-channel system is standard on dual-rear-wheel models.

The front and rear rotors are larger in diameter – 14 inches (355 mm) – and width on all models to support their increased capacity, weight ratings and trailering ratings, while the calipers are stiffer and stronger. The hydroboost brake booster calibration is revised for reduced pedal effort and the travel of the pedal is also revised for a more comfortable, confident feel.

Larger wheel hub and bearing assemblies complement the new brake system and the rear rotors attach to the wheel hubs for easier servicing.

9. Refined and capable ride, handling and steering

Longer wheelbases – ranging from 133.6 inches (3,395 mm) to 167.7 inches (4,259 mm) – and wider front/rear tracks enhance the ride and handling characteristics of the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, giving them a greater feeling of smoothness and control.

The longer wheelbases and wider tracks are complemented by the new, stiffer frames, new jounce bumpers, shock mounts and hydraulic body mounts to provide a solid, smooth and isolated driving experience. New shocks were specially valved to support the new trucks’ weight ratings, while balancing excellent ride characteristics.

Also enhancing the driving experience is a revised steering system designed to support the trucks’ greater front gross axle weight rating. It includes a new, larger steering gear, power steering pumps and linkages. The pumps (different parts for gas and diesel models) deliver greater pressure for reduced steering effort in low-speed and parking maneuvers; they are also quieter. On some models, the new linkages feature a compliant joint added at the pitman attachment to enhance handling.

10. Comprehensive safety and functional technology

The 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD models have a comprehensive roster of safety features and functional technologies that include:

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system on all single-rear-wheel models
  • Larger, four-wheel disc brakes with standard four-wheel ABS
  • A new high-strength steel tubular frame cross member that enhances safety and improves crashworthiness
  • Seat pelvic/thorax and head curtain side air bags available on 2500HD
  • Available rear backup camera
  • Segment-exclusive OnStar 9.0
  • Trailer sway control system on all single-rear-wheel models
  • Hill start assist (standard on single-rear-wheel models)

Trailer sway control system provides an added measure of confidence when towing a trailer. The system senses conditions of trailer sway and intervenes with braking and/or reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control and keep it on its intended path. The system will use electric trailer brakes when a trailer is plugged into the standard wiring harness of the truck and its performance requires no input from the driver.

The hill start assist system is automatically engaged when sensors detect the vehicle is on grade of about 5 percent or greater. It holds the brakes for about 1.5 seconds or until the gas pedal is pressed, preventing rollback – it is particularly effective when towing, giving the driver time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal without rolling.

11. Lives bigger, drives better, works harder

From the available remote starting feature to the unimpeded access offered by the 170-degree-opening rear access doors on extended cab models, the 2011 Silverado HD models live bigger, drive better and work harder. The interiors are refined, with improved quietness and attention to detail, but designed for working. Numerous storage compartments provide covered access for everything from work gloves to laptops.

Indeed, for many owners the Silverado HDs are mobile workspaces, offering mobile WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and a navigation system. Multiple charge points enable multiple electronic devices to operate simultaneously; and when equipped with the available navigation system, XM NavTraffic offers real-time updates of traffic conditions (in selected areas) that can help plan the most effective route to the job site.

Cold-weather customers will appreciate the Duramax 6.6L’s quick, reliable start-up, with a starting time on par with gas engines. Its glow plug cycle time is the segment’s best in all temperatures, taking no more than 3 seconds in temperatures as low as -20 F (-29 C). There’s also a cab heat-up feature that allows the engine to idle faster in low temperatures to warm up the interior faster.

And when you’re on the road, the Silverado HDs take you farther without stopping. A new, 36-gallon (136 L) fuel tank is standard on all models and, with the improved fuel efficiency of the powertrains, enables a cruising range of up about 680 miles (1,090 km) with the Duramax 6.6L. That’s the equivalent of a trip from Houston to Oklahoma City and back to Dallas on a single tank.

Finally, all 2011 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks work under the best warranty coverage in America – five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, plus roadside assistance, courtesy transportation and other features that provide assurance that Chevrolet backs its trucks confidently.

About Chevrolet

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Silverado 2500HD Specifications

Overview

Models:

2500HD reg. cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

 

2500HD ext. cab, std. box, 2WD & 4WD

 

2500HD ext. cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

 

2500HD crew cab, std. box, 2WD & 4WD

 

2500HD crew cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

Body style / driveline:

2-3 passenger regular cab or 5-6 passenger extended cab,

 

5-6-passenger crew cab

 

3/4-ton; 2- and 4-wheel-drive heavy-duty pickup

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

full-size truck

Manufacturing location:

Flint, Mich., Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Key competitors:

Ford Super Duty Series pickup, Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickup


Engines

 

Vortec 6.0L V-8 (L96)

Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V-8 (LML)

Type:

6.0L V-8

6.6L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

364 / 5967

403 / 6599

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.06 x 3.9 / 103 x 99

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, four valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

coil-near-plug, platinum- tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

compression, glow plug start aid

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

direct injection diesel with high pressure common rail

Compression ratio:

9.6:1

16.0:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

TBD

TBD

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) :

TBD

TBD

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

diesel or B20

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

3000

Emissions controls:

three-way catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation, evaporative collection system

cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), EGR cooling-bypass system, diesel particulate filter system (DPF), selective catalyst reduction (SCR)


Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 6L90

Allison 1000

Type:

six-speed automatic (with Vortec 6.0L)

six-speed automatic (with Duramax 6.6L)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

4.03

3.10

Second:

2.36

1.81

Third:

1.53

1.41

Fourth:

1.15

1.00

Fifth:

0.85

0.71

Sixth:

0.67

0.61

Reverse:

3.06

4.49

Final drive ratio:

3.73 or 4.10

3.73


Chassis/Suspension

Front:

all models: std long- and short-arm independent front torsion bar suspension

Rear:

semi-elliptic two-stage multi-leaf spring

Steering type:

integral power-assisted recirculating ball

Steering ratio:

16.1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3.57


Turning Circle

 

Regular Cab

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

std. box: 44.9 / 13.7

long box: N/A

std. box: 47.9 / 14.6

long box: 51.8 / 15.8

std. box: 50.5 / 15.4

long box: 54.8 / 16.7


Brakes

Type:

power-assisted, Hydroboost brake-apply system, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness  (in / mm):

front: 13.97 x 1.57 / 355 x 40

rear: 14.17 x 1.34 / 360 x 34

Total swept area

(sq in / sq cm):

front: 277.7 / 1791

rear: 277.5 / 1790


Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

17 x 7.5-in steel

17 x 7.5-in aluminum

18 x 8.0-in aluminum

20 x 8.5-in aluminum

Tire size:

LT245/75R17 all-season

LT265/70R17 all-terrain

LT265/70R18 all-season

LT265/60R20 all-terrain


Dimensions

Exterior

 

Regular Cab

Long Box

Extended Cab Standard Box

Extended Cab

Long Box

Crew Cab Standard Box

Crew Cab   Long Box

Wheelbase     (in / mm):

133.6 / 3395.4

144.1 / 3662.4

158.1 / 4017.4

153.7 / 3904.4

167.7 / 4259.4

Overall length (in / mm):

225 / 5716

230.6 / 5858

249.5 / 6338

240.1 / 6100

259 / 6580

Overall width   (in / mm):

80 / 2032

80 / 2032

80 / 2032

80 / 1989.5

80 / 2032

Overall height: (in / mm):

77.5 / 1970.5

77.8 / 1977.6

77.6 / 1971

78.3 / 1958

78 / 1983

Track – front

(in / mm):

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

Track – rear

(in / mm):

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

Min. ground clearance – 2WD

(in / mm):

front: 9.8 / 249

rear: 9.1 / 232

front: 9.8 / 249

rear: 8.5 / 217

front: 9.7 / 248

rear: 8.4 / 215

front: 9.7 / 248

rear: 8.3 / 213

front: 9.7 / 248

rear: 8.2 / 210

Min. ground clearance – 4WD

(in / mm):

front: 9.7 / 248

rear: 9.1 / 231

front: 9.7 / 248

rear: 8.5 / 216

front: 9.7 / 247

rear: 8.4 / 214

front: 9.7 / 247

rear: 8.2 / 209

front: 9.7 / 247

rear: 8.2 / 208

Step-in height (in / mm):

26.3 / 668

26.2 / 665

26 / 662

26 / 661

25.9 / 658

Weight Ratings

 

GVWR (lb / kg)

Curb Weight (lb / kg)

Payload (lb / kg)

Reg cab, long box (2WD):

6.0L: 9300 / 4218

6.6L: 9900 / 4490

6.0L: 5596 / 2538

6.6L: 6475 / 2937

6.0L: 3704 / 1680

6.6L: 3425 / 1553

Reg cab, long box (4WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 9900 / 4490

6.0L: 5920 / 2685

6.6L: 6775 / 3073

6.0L: 3580 / 1624

6.6L: 3126 / 1418

Ext cab, std. box (2WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 5995 / 2719

6.6L: 6795 / 3082

6.0L: 3506 / 1590

6.6L: 3205 / 1453

Ext cab, std. box (4WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 6278 / 2847

6.6L: 7105 / 3222

6.0L: 3222 / 1461

6.6L: 2895 / 1313

Ext cab, long box (2WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 6096 / 2765

6.6L: 6927 / 3142

6.0L: 3404 / 1544

6.6L: 3073 / 1394

Ext cab, long box (4WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 6371 / 2890

6.6L: 7235 / 3281

6.0L: 3130 / 1419

6.6L: 2765 / 1254

Crew cab, std. box (2WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4309

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 6115 / 2773

6.6L: 6907 / 3133

6.0L: 3385 / 1535

6.6L: 3094 / 1403

Crew cab, std. box (4WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4173

6.6L: 10000 / 4173

6.0L: 6377 / 2892

6.6L: 7208 / 3269

6.0L: 3123 / 1416

6.6L: 2792 / 1266

Crew cab, long box (2WD):

6.0L: 9500 / 4173

6.6L: 10000 / 4536

6.0L: 6208 / 2816

6.6L: 7058 / 3201

6.0L: 3292 / 1493

6.6L: 2942 / 1334

Crew cab, long box (4WD):

6.0L: 9900/ 4490

6.6L: 10000 / 4173

6.0L: 6525 / 2959

6.6L: 7387 / 3350

6.0L: 3375 / 1531

6.6L: 2613 / 1185

Cargo Box

 

Standard Box

Long Box

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

60.7 / 1718

75.5 / 2138

Length at floor (in / mm):

78.8 / 2003

97.7 / 2483

Width at floor (in / mm):

62.4 / 1586

62.4 / 1586

Tailgate width (in / mm):

61.5 / 1564

61.5 / 1564

Width between wheel housings

(in / mm):

50.6 / 1286

50.6 / 1286

Inside height (in / mm):

21 / 533

21 / 533

Interior

 

Regular Cab

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Headroom (in / mm):

41.2 / 1048

front: 41.1 / 1044

front: 41.2 / 1048

 

 

rear: 39.4 / 1002

rear: 40.5 / 1030

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1049

front: 41.3 / 1049

front: 41.3 / 1049

 

 

rear: 34.3 / 872

rear: 39 / 991

Shoulder room (in / mm):

65.2 / 1657

front: 65.2 / 1657

front: 65.2 / 1657

 

 

rear: 65.3 / 1658

rear: 65.1 / 1655

Hip room (in / mm):

60.3 / 1532

front: 60.3 / 1532

front: 60.3 / 1532

 

 

rear: 61.8 / 1571

rear: 65.4 / 1663


Capacities

 

Regular Cab

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Seating:

2 / 3

5 / 6

5 / 6

Fuel tank – 2WD and 4WD

(gal / L):

36 / 136

36 / 136

36 / 136

Engine oil (qt / L):

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

Cooling system (qt / L):

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24


Trailering

 

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg)

Trailer towing maximum with fifth-wheel hitch (lb / kg)

Reg. cab, long box:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14700 / 6668

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17800 / 8074

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14400 / 6531

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17500 / 7938

Ext. cab, std. box:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14300 / 6486

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17500 / 7938

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14000 / 6350

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17200 / 7801

Ext. cab, long box:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14200 / 6441

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17400 / 7892

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13900 / 6304

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16500 / 7484

Crew cab, std. box:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14200 / 6441

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17400 / 7892

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13900 / 6304

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16700 / 7575

Crew cab, long box:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14100 / 6395

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17200 / 7801

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13800 / 6259

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 15600 / 7076


Silverado 3500HD Specifications

Overview

Models:

3500HD reg. cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

 

3500HD ext. cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

 

3500HD crew cab, long box, 2WD & 4WD

 

3500HD crew cab, std. box, 2WD & 4WD

Body style / driveline:

2-3 passenger regular cab or 5-6 passenger extended cab,

 

5-6-passenger crew cab

 

1-ton; 2- and 4-wheel-drive heavy-duty pickup

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

full-size truck

Manufacturing location:

Flint, Mich., Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Key competitors:

Ford Super Duty Series pickup, Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickup


Engines

 

Vortec 6.0L V-8 (L96)

Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V-8 (LML)

Type:

6.0L V-8

6.6L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

364 / 5967

403 / 6599

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.06 x 3.9 / 103 x 99

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve,

two valves per cylinder,

variable valve timing

overhead valve, four valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

coil-near-plug,

platinum- tipped spark plugs,

low-resistance spark plug wires

compression, glow plug start aid

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

direct injection diesel with high pressure common rail

Compression ratio:

9.6:1

16.0:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

TBD

TBD

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm) :

TBD

TBD

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

diesel or B20

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

3000

Emissions controls:

three-way catalytic converter,

positive crankcase ventilation,

evaporative collection system

cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR),

EGR cooling-bypass system,

diesel particulate filter system (DPF),

selective catalyst reduction (SCR)


Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 6L90

Allison 1000

Type:

6-speed automatic

(with Vortec 6.0L)

6-speed automatic

(with Duramax 6.6L)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

4.03

3.10

Second:

2.36

1.81

Third:

1.53

1.41

Fourth:

1.15

1.00

Fifth:

0.85

0.71

Sixth:

0.67

0.61

Reverse:

3.06

4.49

Final drive ratio:

3.73 or 4.10

3.73


Chassis/Suspension

Front:

all models: std long- and short-arm independent front torsion bar suspension

Rear:

semi-elliptic three-stage multi-leaf spring

Steering type:

integral power-assisted recirculating ball

Steering ratio:

16:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3.57


Turning Circle

 

Regular Cab

Long Box

Extended Cab Long Box

Crew Cab   

Long Box

Crew Cab         Std. Box

Turning circle, curb-to-curb

(ft / m):

SRW: 44.9 / 13.7

DRW: 45.6 / 13.9

SRW: 51.8 / 15.8

DRW: 52.8 / 16.1

SRW: 54.8 / 16.7

DRW: 55.4 / 16.9

SRW: 50.5 / 15.4

DRW: N/A


Brakes

Type:

power-assisted, Hydroboost brake-apply system, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS

Rotor diameter x thickness 

(in / mm):

front: 13.97 x 1.57 / 355 x 40

rear: 13.97 x 1.57 / 355 x 40

Total swept area

(sq in / sq cm):

front: 278 / 1793

rear: 278 / 1793


Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type

 

     Single rear wheels:

18 x 8.0-in steel

18 x 8.0-in aluminum

     Dual rear wheels:

17 x 6.5-in steel

Tire size

 

     Single rear wheels:

LT265/70R18 all season or all terrain

     Dual rear wheels:

LT235/80R17 all season or all terrain


Dimensions

Exterior

 

Regular Cab

Long Box

Extended Cab

Long Box

Crew Cab

Std. Box

Crew Cab

Long Box

Wheelbase

(in / mm):

133.6 / 3395.4

158.1 / 4017.4

153.7 / 3904.4

167.7 / 4259.4

Overall length          (in / mm):

225 / 5716

249.5 / 6338

240.1 / 6100

259 / 6580

Overall width            (in / mm):

95.9 / 2436

95.9 / 2436

80 / 2032

95.9 / 2436

Overall height          (in / mm):

2WD: 77.3 / 1965

4WD: 77.2 / 1962

2WD: 77.4 / 1966

4WD: 77.3 / 1963

2WD: 77.4 / 1966

4WD: 77.4 / 1966

2WD: 77.8 / 1977

4WD: 77.8 / 1977

Track – front w/single rear wheels (in / mm):

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

68.8 / 1748

Track – rear w/single rear wheels (in / mm):

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

67.3 / 1709

Track – rear w/dual rear wheels (in / mm):

75 / 1906

75 / 1906

75 / 1906

75 / 1906

Minimum ground clearance – 2WD    (in / mm):

front: 9.9 / 252.2

rear: 8.8 / 224

front: 9.6 / 246

rear: 8.6 / 219.5

front: 10 / 255.4

rear: 8.4 / 213.3

front: 9.6 / 245

rear: 8.5 / 215

Minimum ground clearance – 4WD    (in / mm):

front: 9.9 / 252

rear: 8.6 / 218

front: 9.6 / 244.5

rear: 8.4 / 214.5

front: 9.9 / 253.5

rear: 8.4 / 214.4

front: 9.6 / 244

rear: 8.5 / 215

Step-in height

(in / mm):

26 / 660

25.8 / 655

25.2 / 642

25.4 / 647

Weight Ratings

 

GVWR (lb / kg)

Curb Weight (lb / kg)

Payload (lb / kg)

Reg cab, long box (2WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10400 / 4717

6.6L: N/A

6.0L: 5808 / 2634

6.6L: N/A

6.0L: 4592 / 2083

6.6L: N/A

Reg cab, long box (2WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 12500 / 5670

6.6L: N/A

6.0L: 6165 / 2796

6.6L: N/A

6.0L: 6335 / 2873

6.6L: N/A

Reg cab, long box (4WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10700 / 4853

6.6L: 11400 / 5171

6.0L: 6134 / 2782

6.6L: 6919 / 3138

6.0L: 4566 / 2071

6.6L: 4481 / 2032

Reg cab, long box (4WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 12800 / 5806

6.6L: 13000 / 5897

6.0L: 6492 / 2944

6.6L: 7277 / 3301

6.0L: 6308 / 2861

6.6L: 5724 / 2596

Ext cab, long box (2WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10700 / 4853

6.6L: 11200 / 5080

6.0L: 6303 / 2859

6.6L: 6991 / 3171

6.0L: 4397 / 1994

6.6L: 4209 / 1909

Ext cab, long box (2WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 13000 / 5897

6.6L: 13000 / 5897

6.0L: 6668 / 3024

6.6L: 7460 / 3384

6.0L: 6332 / 2872

6.6L: 5540 / 2513

Ext cab, long box (4WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 11000 / 4989

6.6L: 11600 / 5261

6.0L: 6580 / 2984

6.6L: 7377 / 3346

6.0L: 4420 / 2005

6.6L: 4223 / 1915

Ext cab, long box (4WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 13000 / 5897

6.6L: 13000 / 5897

6.0L: 6945 / 3150

6.6L: 7742 / 3511

6.0L: 6055 / 2746

6.6L: 5258 / 2385

Crew cab, long box (2WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10700 / 4853

6.6L: 11400 / 5171

6.0L: 6414 / 2909

6.6L: 6984 / 3168

6.0L: 4286 / 1944

6.6L: 4416 / 2003

Crew cab, long box (2WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 13000 / 5897

6.6L: 13000 / 5897

6.0L: 6777 / 3074

6.6L: 7544 / 3422

6.0L: 6223 / 2822

6.6L: 5456 / 2475

Crew cab, long box (4WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 11000 / 4989

6.6L: 11600 / 5261

6.0L: 6732 / 3053

6.6L: 7516 / 3409

6.0L: 4268 / 1936

6.6L: 4085 / 1853

Crew cab, long box (4WD) with dual rear wheels:

6.0L: 13000 / 5897

6.6L: 13000 / 5897

6.0L: 7095 / 3218

6.6L: 7878 / 3573

6.0L: 5905 / 2678

6.6L: 5122 / 2323

Crew cab, std. box (2WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10500 / 4762

6.6L: 11100 / 5034

6.0L: 6300 / 2857

6.6L: 7063 / 3203

6.0L: 4200 / 1905

6.6L: 4038 / 1831

Crew cab, std. box (4WD) with single rear wheels:

6.0L: 10800 / 4899

6.6L: 11500 / 5216

6.0L: 6573 / 2981

6.6L: 7335 / 3327

6.0L: 4227 / 1917

6.6L: 4165 / 1889

Cargo Box

 

Standard Box

Long Box

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

60.7 / 1718

75.5 / 2138

Length at floor (in / mm):

78.8 / 2003

97.7 / 2483

Width at floor (in / mm):

62.4 / 1586

62.4 / 1586

Tailgate width (in / mm):

61.5 / 1564

61.5 / 1564

Width between wheel housings

(in / mm):

50.6 / 1286

50.6 / 1286

Inside height (in / mm):

21 / 533

21 / 533

Interior

 

Regular Cab

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Headroom (in / mm):

41.2 / 1048

front: 41.1 / 1044

front: 41.2 / 1048

 

 

rear: 39.4 / 1002

rear: 40.5 / 1030

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1049

front: 41.3 / 1049

front: 41.3 / 1049

 

 

rear: 34.3 / 872

rear: 39 / 991

Shoulder room (in / mm):

65.2 / 1657

front: 65.2 / 1657

front: 65.2 / 1657

 

 

rear: 65.3 / 1658

rear: 65.1 / 1655

Hip room (in / mm):

60.3 / 1532

front: 60.3 / 1532

front: 60.3 / 1532

 

 

rear: 61.8 / 1571

rear: 65.4 / 1663


Capacities

 

Regular Cab

Extended Cab

Crew Cab

Seating:

2 / 3

5 / 6

5 / 6

Fuel tank (gal / L):

36 / 136

36 / 136

36 / 136

Engine oil (qt / L):

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

6.0L: 6.0 / 5.7

6.6L: 10 / 9.5

Cooling system (qt / L):

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24

6.0L: 16.4 / 15.5

6.6L: 25.4 / 24


Trailering

 

Trailer towing maximum with ball hitch (lb / kg)

Trailer towing maximum with fifth-wheel hitch (lb / kg)

Reg. cab, long box with single rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14500 / 6577

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14200 / 6441

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17400 / 7892

Reg. cab, long box with dual rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14100 / 6395

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13800 / 6259

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16000 / 7257

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14100 / 6395

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13800 / 6259

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 20000 / 9072

Ext. cab, long box with single rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14000 / 6350

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17300 / 7847

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13700 / 6214

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16900 / 7665

Ext. cab, long box with dual rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13600 / 6169

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16000 / 7257

4WD w/ 6.0L (3.73 axle): 13400 / 6078

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16000 / 7257

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13600 / 6169

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 19800 / 8981

4WD w/ 6.0L (3.73 axle): 13400 / 6078

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 19600 / 8909

Crew cab, long box with single rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13900 / 6318

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17300 / 7863

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13600 / 6181

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16800 / 7636

Crew cab, long box with dual rear wheels:

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13500 / 6123

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16000 / 7257

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13200 / 5987

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 16000 / 7257

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13500 / 6136

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 19800 / 9000

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13200 / 6000

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 19400 / 8818

Crew cab, std. cab with single rear wheels

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13000 / 5897

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 13000 / 5897

2WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 14000 / 6363

2WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17200 / 7818

4WD w/ 6.0L (4.10 axle): 13700 / 6214

4WD w/ 6.6L (3.73 axle): 17000 / 7727


*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.