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2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Extended Cab Truck

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.
Overview
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 3500 HD Extended Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.0L Vortec V 8 OHV and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Multi-point fuel injection
36.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 322 hp @ 4,400 rpm; 380 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

'13 Chevy 3500HD Extended Cab Truck Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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