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With best-in-class in towing and payload capacities, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is the heavy-duty truck solution to any job, no matter how large it is.

The Silverado 3500HD is not only a rough and tumble machine – it looks great too. New for 2012 is the Z71 Appearance Package (available on LT and LTZ trims) with adds a body-colored bumper, chrome mesh grille, foglamps, bright doorsill plates, and 18-inch aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires. Heated and cooled seats are new for the interior. The Silverado 3500HD is available in WT, LS, LT, and LTZ trims and follows the entry level Silverado 1500 and heavy-duty 2500. Competitors include heavy-duty versions of the Dodge Ram, Ford F-Series, and GMC Sierra (which shares the same platform as the Silverado).

If a supreme and impressive engine is what you’re looking for, look no further than the 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD and its 397-horsepower, 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbo-diesel that packs an astounding 765 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic Allison 1000 transmission with manual shift control. A standard 360-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine generates 380 pounds of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive comes standard for all models, with four-wheel drive optional. Choose between a traditional floor-mounted transfer case and an Autotrac knob-controlled electric transfer case that engages when wheel slippage is detected.

Due to its strengthened cargo box, revised shocks, and cushier rear springs, towing maxes out at 23,000 with a fifth wheel trailer, while the Extended and Crew Cabs can tow up to 18,000 pounds. The Regular Cab with a gas engine goes berserk with a maximum payload capacity of 7,215 pounds.

Let the 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD be what you want it to be. Choose between Regular, Extended, or Crew Cabs, and short (five-foot, nine-inch), standard (six-foot, six-inch) or long bed (eight-foot) lengths. An EZ tailgate, power sunroof, integrated trailer brake controls, power-sliding rear window, navigation system with integrated hard drive, Wi-Fi system, leather upholstery, and Bose audio system are all optional.

When it comes to safety, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is fully loaded. Rollover mitigation technology, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, trailer-sway control, hill start assist, parking sensors, a backup camera, and suite of airbags are in place to keep you as safe as possible.

No job is too big with the monstrous 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD pickup.

EPA Fuel Economy

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Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

7 of 8 (87%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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