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2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup

2013 Chevrolet Silverado Review

(0 Stars)  Not a looker, but hugely capable.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
A bifuel version of the 6.0-liter V-8 and a natural gas fuel system are newly available on 2500HD extended-cab models. Silverado 3500HD chassis cab and pickup-box-delete models can now be optioned with the V-8 turbo-diesel. Ruby red metallic and blue topaz metallic exterior colors have been added for 2013.
The Silverado HD is entering its fifth year since its last redesign, but thanks to the comprehensive engine and chassis updates it received in 2011, it remains one of the most capable heavy-duty trucks on the road. The HD’s Duramax 6.6-liter, twin-turbocharged diesel V-8 produces 397 hp and an incredible 765 lb-ft of torque; it comes equipped with an integrated exhaust brake that, through a complex network of sensors, allows the use of cruise control while trailering a load. To handle the engine’s massive torque, the turbo-diesel is fitted to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission. For added versatility and safety, the transmission includes a function that allows the driver to select gears manually depending on driving conditions. The Silverado HD can be had with a bifuel-compatible or standard 6.0-liter V-8, with two- or four-wheel drive, and in 2500HD (three-quarter-ton) and 3500HD (one-ton) flavors. The Silverado 2500HD extended cab can be optioned with a natural gas fuel system that allows it to run on gasoline or compressed natural gas. The interior is where the big Chevy falls short: it lacks the cohesive design and materials quality of the class-leading Ram HD or the Ford Super Duty. For the most part, though, heavy-duty trucks are judged by capability and performance, and the Silverado HD lacks neither.

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2013 Silverado 1500 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.3L Vortec V 6 OHV
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 15 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 578 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
34.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 195 hp @ 4,600 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 2,800 rpm

'13 Chevy 1500 Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Vehicle Information Center
Electronic Transfer Case
Privacy Glass
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Heated Outside Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Satellite Radio
GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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