2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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$23,585

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quiet, powerful diesel engine (heavy-duty)
  • Cabin refinement
  • Diesel's fuel economy
  • Towing capacity
  • Variety of configurations

The bad:

  • Super-stiff unladen ride (heavy-duty)
  • Expensive diesel engine option (heavy-duty)
  • Tall climb into cab (heavy-duty)
  • Tiny radio and automatic air conditioning buttons

20 trims

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Notable features

  • Exterior styling
  • Available stability system
  • Adjustable pedals
  • 10,500-lbs. towing maximum
  • 170-degree access doors
  • Large storage consoles
  • Two different interiors offered
  • Optional trailer-brake controller (heavy-duty)

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 review: Our expert's take

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The verdict:

Versus the competiton:


Not that long ago, heavy-duty pickups were beasts of burden: If you had to tow a 13,000-pound trailer, you needed an industrial-strength truck. Problem was, those pickups were pretty industrial in every other aspect, too.

No longer. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has all the creature comforts you’d expect in a Cadillac — leather upholstery, an excellent sound system with XM satellite radio, power adjustable pedals — but purists can rest assured that, as a connection to the olden days, the 2500HD still rides like a buckboard.

Before Nissan, and then this year Toyota, entered the full-size pickup truck market, it was perhaps the last remaining true stronghold of the U.S. brands. Nissan and Toyota have both had to place larger-than-expected incentives on their pickups to keep them moving, but there is no question that Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Dodge are feeling some heat. In July, Toyota and Nissan sold about 30,000 full-size trucks combined, which isn’t a huge number, but it’s 30,000 sales that almost certainly would have been spread among the domestics.

Still, Nissan and Toyota have not yet ventured into the heavy-duty end of the pool. Recognizing the opportunity, GM, Ford and Dodge have invested heavily in heavy-duty. Not that many years ago, they were just beefed-up versions of regular pickups, but that’s no longer the case.

Chevrolet and GMC debuted their new heavy-duty models for 2007, and they continue into 2008 with no major changes. The diesel-powered models have been especially hot; a Chevrolet spokesman said just last week that the limiting factor on sales has been the battle to get as many diesel engines as they need to meet the demand.

That’s a good problem to have, as the muscular Duramax diesel is a heady$6,030 option over the already very capable 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine. The horsepower difference isn’t much — the 6.6-liter Duramax has 365 horsepower, while the 6.0-liter gas engine is right there with 353 horses — but the difference is in torque, the measure of pulling ability. The gas engine has373 pound-feet of torque, while the Duramax has 660 pound-feet.

It isn’t surprising than the regular Chevy six-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission can’t handle that kind of power; the diesel-equipped trucks get the stronger Allison 1000 six-speed auto.

The test truck was a four-wheel-drive extended-cab model with all but a handful of available options, bringing the base price of $30,365 to $43,835.If you need the capability this truck offers, that price gets you a genuine no-apologies pickup.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 3.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Absolutely GREAT ALL AROUND TRUCK!!!!!

Hands down The Best vehicle I've ever owned PERIOD!!!!! An absolute Beast of a truck but with all the bells and whistles and comforts you will ever need.

5.0

Best work truck I've ever owned

This truck had all the hauling capacity I needed. I could fill up the box with mulch, gravel, retaining wall block and still tow a heavy trailer.

2.7

Started failing mechanical 1 month from purchase

4 wheel drive went out. Rear end bearings went out. Very expensive to fix. I now own a large paperweight. Not sure what I will do now.

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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