By Cars.com EditorsMay 13, 2009
About the video
Cars.com's Mike Hanley walks you through the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD.
Hi, I'm Mike Hanley from cars.com and I'm here with the Chevrolet Silverado. Chevy redesigned the Silverado for 2007 and this is a heavy duty version of their new truck.
It's designed for serious work, but it also comes with a number of comfort and convenience features for driver and passengers. The version of the Silverado we have here is called the 2,500 HD, and we have a crew cab standard box with a diesel engine truck. And in that configuration, it can tow up to 13,000 pounds, which is pretty high and also carry a load in it's bed of 2,500 pounds approximately. And to give you some perspective, I weigh about 170 pounds, so you can carry about 14 people my size in the bed. One of the features that the Silverado can have includes this cargo management system that goes on the sides of the pickup bed, as well as the front of the bed too. It comes with anchors that you can slide along the rails to adjust for whatever type of cargo you may have or you wanna secure, and each anchor can hold up to 500 pounds of weight. Many people think of diesel engines, especially truck diesel engines as loud, noisy, smoky, but with GM's 6.6 liter Duramax, V8 diesel, none of those characteristics really apply. As you can hear now, inside the cab and even outside the cab, the diesel is not that loud. And the exhaust is clean when you go and stand by the tailpipe, and it still retains all the power of a traditional diesel. It makes 365 horsepower and 660 pounds feet of torque, which is pretty amazing. And it teams with an Allison six-speed automatic transmission which has some neat features of its own as well including this tow haul mode, and the shifter here, and also these plus and minus buttons which allow you to select gears in the transmission and hold that gear when you're doing something like towing, trailering and gives you more control over the vehicle that way. The Silverado can have adjustable pedals, which is a nice feature to have to help accommodate different size of drivers. It can also have a power sliding rear window, which is nice in this crew cab model because you can't reach back and open it like you might be able to in a regular cab. It can also have rear parking sensors, which is very nice to have in a vehicle of this size when you're trying to get into that perfect parking spot. Chevrolet has built a lot of capability into their heavy duty trucks, but even if you're a user who's not gonna test the limits of it, there's still a number of convenience features that will still serve you in your everyday driving. <v Narrator>For additional information on this car or any other, go to cars.com and our blog, Kicking Tires.