10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
#4. The Silverado HD Models Step Up With Even Bigger Towing and Hauling Capacity
If you have a serious job to do, then the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups should be on your shortlist. These work-oriented pickups have available gasoline and diesel drivetrains as well as reinforced steel frames, special suspension setups and the availability of dual rear wheels to help spread out a heavy trailer load.
While the vehicle's 6.0-liter gasoline-powered V-8 generates 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, the real star of the HD show is the available 397 horsepower, 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel V-8. Capable of generating 765 lb-ft of torque and running through a specially designed Allison six-speed automatic transmission, when found in the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD this engine allows for a maximum tow rating of 21,700 lbs and a payload capacity of 6,635 lbs.