The well-appointed LT1 trim comes standard with cruise control, dual-zone climate control, a CD audio system, keyless entry and full power accessories. The LT1 is differentiated from th...
The well-appointed LT1 trim comes standard with cruise control, dual-zone climate control, a CD audio system, keyless entry and full power accessories. The LT1 is differentiated from the lower level trims by the addition of an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Buyers who select the dual-rear-wheel setup are also advised to opt for one of the two more powerful engines. Choosing the 6.6 liter Duramax turbodiesel V8, which provides 360 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. An 8.1 liter V8 is also available, offering 330 horses and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both of the optional power plants can be hooked up to either a six-speed manual or a heavy-duty Allison six-speed automatic. Properly equipped, a dual-wheel 3500 will haul an impressive 12,000-pounds. Chevy's 4x4 system may also be equipped with an optional off-road package, including a heavier-duty suspension and skid plates. A separate Limited Edition package includes a performance suspension, 20-inch wheels, a locking differential and towing preparation kit.
While the lighter duty Silverado 1500 and 2500 extended cab models offer buyers a choice between all three bed lengths, the 3500s are long bed-only, regardless of trim, cab size, engine or drive train and wheel configurations. This bed measures 97.6 inches, and aids the one-ton truck's impressive 5000-pound payload.