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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Consumer Reviews

4.8
Average based on 16 reviews
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more SUPER than any super duty

by from ct. on September 23, 2012

Its a beast!! Pulls anything anywhere. 28ft fully loaded race trailer is a piece of cake. Had to check the mirror just to be sure it still there !! I get better milage than my 08 5.3 tahoe when not pu...
Its a beast!! Pulls anything anywhere. 28ft fully loaded race trailer is a piece of cake. Had to check the mirror just to be sure it still there !! I get better milage than my 08 5.3 tahoe when not pulling too. If you need a great comfy truck, go drive one and see for yourself.
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DURAMAX

by from JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA on August 2, 2011

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED THAT THIS TRUCK COULD PULL MY TRAILER, LIKE IT WASNT EVEN BACK THERE. IT HAS PLENTY OF POWER, YET VERY QUIET AND SMOOTH.
I WAS VERY IMPRESSED THAT THIS TRUCK COULD PULL MY TRAILER, LIKE IT WASNT EVEN BACK THERE. IT HAS PLENTY OF POWER, YET VERY QUIET AND SMOOTH.
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What a "Workhorse"!

by from North Garden, VA. on September 9, 2012

I have owned ford's all my life. I test drove is truck and was sold instantly. Very comfortable ride and will haul anything. I haul heavy equipment and have never had a problem. I even went head to he...
I have owned ford's all my life. I test drove is truck and was sold instantly. Very comfortable ride and will haul anything. I haul heavy equipment and have never had a problem. I even went head to head with a 2009 f-250 in pulling a storage container. They couldn't budge it. I pulled it and barely touched the accelerator. I true beast of a motor. Great truck just to ride in, as well. Impessive to look at too.
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WOW....what a truck !!!!

by from Driving throughout the U.S.A. (from New Jersey) on October 6, 2014

I'm a full time RV'er and pull a 5th Wheel, 17000 lbs. We have traveled throughout the U.S.A. and Canada also Alaska.. Up and down the Alaska Highway and the mountains in the lower 48 states. Have had...
I'm a full time RV'er and pull a 5th Wheel, 17000 lbs. We have traveled throughout the U.S.A. and Canada also Alaska.. Up and down the Alaska Highway and the mountains in the lower 48 states. Have had no problems, passes trucks and other campers up and down these mountains with no problems. Just have to remember when the DEF has to be refilled. (every 5000 miles). Wish they put a gage on the dash to see how much DEF is left in tank. I stop at truck stops and campgrounds and I wish I was a sales person. Would have sold thousands of these trucks. Would I change ?? NO WAY... keep the good work going Chevy. I have put on 98600 miles in 4 yrs. and do regular service on it. It runs like a new truck every time I pull my RV.
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Work Horse

by from Tacoma, WA on November 16, 2012

Strong truck... rides like a "Truck". Very stiff ride, but if you want a work horse, this is your truck ! ! !
Strong truck... rides like a "Truck". Very stiff ride, but if you want a work horse, this is your truck ! ! !
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It's nice when a truck meets all your expectations

by from Alaska on September 3, 2013

I bought this Duramax powered truck hoping to use it to pull a large toyhauler. Finally this fall I have done that. What an awesome truck! It pulls a 16,000 lb 5th wheel with ease. The engine has all ...
I bought this Duramax powered truck hoping to use it to pull a large toyhauler. Finally this fall I have done that. What an awesome truck! It pulls a 16,000 lb 5th wheel with ease. The engine has all the power needed and the Allison tranny is always thinking ahead. It stops very well and it rides and handles perfectly. I have not added airbags or done any other suspension mods. None needed. The seats are comfortable and interior is well designed. I have put 28,000 trouble free miles on this truck without any issues. Mileage while towing - 11.5 mpg. without towing -18 to 22 mpg.
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Extremaly poor quality DEF system

by from NJ on July 14, 2014

Nice style, very strong, unfortunately DEF system is failing too frequently. Hundreds complaints from owners, speed limit decreased to 55 mph and then to 4 mph. Trucks kept for a week or longer, NOx s...
Nice style, very strong, unfortunately DEF system is failing too frequently. Hundreds complaints from owners, speed limit decreased to 55 mph and then to 4 mph. Trucks kept for a week or longer, NOx sensors and DEF tank replaced, nozzles cleaned and still no resolution for permanent fix. I regret, I did not buy 2010 truck, without this lemon system
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It's a beast

by from Randolph, OH on December 5, 2011

I recently puchased a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 4x4 Crew Cab..... The positives: It's huge....you can haul about anything with it. Even with the 6.0 liter gas engine, it doesn't miss a beat whi...
I recently puchased a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 4x4 Crew Cab..... The positives: It's huge....you can haul about anything with it. Even with the 6.0 liter gas engine, it doesn't miss a beat while pulling 10,000 lbs. Plenty of room...you can easily fit 4 guys and some tools in the cab or 5-6 guys if you can keep your truck empty. It's looks awesome....what can I say, just look at it.....peope you don't even know will tell you how nice of a truck it is. Negatives: All new vehicles are over-priced.... Don't buy it for its fuel-efficiency....you'll be lucky to get 10-11 mpg on average, even on highway withot a load. It's a hog.... ALL AND ALL, I LOVE THIS TRUCK!!!
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Very nice General Motors!

by from Western NY on November 16, 2010

2011 2500HD EC, 4x4, LT I have only had her for a week and 300 miles, but so far, WOW! This truck replaces an 06 same model that was nearly flawless. The truck is responsive with 60 more HP and the 6 ...
2011 2500HD EC, 4x4, LT I have only had her for a week and 300 miles, but so far, WOW! This truck replaces an 06 same model that was nearly flawless. The truck is responsive with 60 more HP and the 6 speed transmission, new cam shaft. Seats seem stiffer and very comfortable. 2 glove boxes and 2 compartments under center seat give this truck ample storage. 12V outlet in bottom compartment for charging while keeping items out of site. My perception is that the truck is a monster. Seems bigger. Taller by at least 2" at the tailgate, 1.5" taller at the hitch and a bit taller at the tailgate. Larger 36 gallon Fuel tank. USB port that allows the MP3 player to work through the stereo. XM radio for trial period then with paid subscription. So far the only things I am not crazy about are the fabric texture. Appears it may collect pet hair, and the tiny buttons on the dash for defroster and dual climate. I feel like my eyes are off the road to long when adjusting these things. Wheel size starts at 17 inches now. Can option a truck with larger wheels. Onstar also offers navigation. I tried this feature out and it worked very well. Text and arrows show up on radio as well as being spoken through the radio. Overall my fist impression is excellent. Very nice smooth riding, nice looking power house with fuel mileage that is equal or better than the rest of the HD's on the market. If things continue I have no problem giving this truck 5 stars, but lets give it a little time first. I am confident it will earn 5 stars.
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2011 Duramax

by from Carpinteria Ca on March 8, 2011

This is my second Duramax Chevy. The first, an '03, was a phenomenal workhorse. I got a 100k of mostly troublefree miles before purchasing the '11. I have 2k on the 11 and about 1k of that pulling a 7...
This is my second Duramax Chevy. The first, an '03, was a phenomenal workhorse. I got a 100k of mostly troublefree miles before purchasing the '11. I have 2k on the 11 and about 1k of that pulling a 7000 pound trailer (at least 100 miles of twisty snow and ice driving in the Sierras). What an awesome pulling machine it is. The horsepower and torque wars are over- its all about engine and tranny management at this point. It's clear that GM has put and awful lot of time into getting the power to the ground with great efficiency. Uphill? put it tow/haul and watch the Allison put it in the meat of the powerband. If you are not careful you can "overpull" a lighter trailer. Going downhill is more impressive than going up. With grade braking, manual mode, and the exhaust brake button you have a ton of options for controling downhill speed. The new brakes are pretty impressive on their own. The traction control and stability features make driving in the snow almost a no brainer. I am a fan. They have beefed up the front end which was a little wimpy on the 03. It's not quite as comfortable at the 03's ride but its still way better than the Ford and Dodge. I have spent a bunch of time in both so I get a good comparison. All in all highly recommended by me. You can quibble with a few interior details (no sunglass storage on my LTZ) but in general it just flat hauls the bacon.
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