2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Truck
  • Engine:
    360-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain:
    4x2
  • Towing Capacity:
    10,200 lbs.
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Diesel engine power ratings: 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-feet of torque
  • All-new fully boxed frame
  • Bigger brakes provide more confident stopping power
  • Standard trailer-sway control system
  • Now accommodates up to 20-inch wheels and taller-profile tires

The Bad

  • Lacks a robust driver information computer
  • No changes to interior styling
  • Minor changes to exterior sheet metal
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

  • All-new fully boxed frame for improved towing and hauling capability
  • More powerful 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 diesel
  • New wheels and tires available &amp
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  • up to 20-inch wheels

2011 Silverado 2500 Video

PickupTrucks.com takes you on a tour of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty pickup. It has an all-new frame, updated Duramax diesel V-8 and can tow up to 20,000 pounds!

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best pickup truck you could buy

by mlorenzo95 from East Islip, NY on April 25, 2018

I think chevy did great designing the truck and keeping it sharp looking. They deffinitly made sure its extremely comfortable to ride in and drive. Read full review

(5.0)

Best 2500 I've ever owned

by Old man John from Monroe on February 18, 2018

After owning several 1500 and my 05 2500 6.0 litre gas 3/4 ton this 2011 diesel 2500 6.6/ Duromax/ Allison Tranny is not even comparable. Drive mountain passes and pulling 30 ' travel trailer no ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 currently has 3 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Silverado 2500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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