The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is an impressive heavy-duty pickup truck designed to tackle the toughest jobs with ease. It’s equipped with a powerful 6.6-liter V8 engine with the strength and power needed to tow and haul the heaviest loads. The Silverado 3500HD also comes with a range of advanced safety and technology features, as well as an array of luxurious amenities to make it a comfortable ride. Customers at the Buhl Chevrolet dealer tell us it’s an ideal vehicle for those who need a dependable and capable truck that can handle any challenge.
The key difference between the Chevy Silverado 3500HD and the Silverado 2500HD is that the former can be outfitted with dual rear wheels. According to the Buhl Chevrolet dealership, the Silverado 3500HD has a towing capacity of 36,000 pounds when properly equipped. While this truck provides exceptional performance, the top-line High Country trim level offers luxurious amenities that will make you forget you’re in a truck.
A review at Car and Driver put it succinctly: “Hardworking Americans and heavy-duty pickups like the Chevy Silverado HD go together like beans at a barbeque. When it comes to moving mountains—or towing the enormous equipment that can—the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD don’t take a lunch break. ... While their macho capability isn’t something that can be left at work, fancified, fully loaded versions of the Silverado HD in High Country trim clean up pretty well.”
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 3500HD is available in four trim levels: Work Truck, LTZ, LT, and High Country. The standard engine is a 6.6-liter V-8 that generates 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. For the most torque, there’s an available Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V-8 that puts out 445 hp and 910 lb-ft, coupled to an Allison 10-speed automatic. Both engines can be had with rear- or four-wheel drive, and both can get a single rear-wheel axle or a dually.
As the name implies, the Work Truck trim is designed to be a relatively stripped-down model intended for work. It comes with 18-inch wheels, daytime running lamps, vinyl upholstery, manual windows and door locks, air conditioning, and four-way manual driver and front passenger seats. Other standard features include trailering mirrors, cargo tie-downs, the CornerStep rear bumper, a locking tailgate, side steps, hitch guidance, rubberized vinyl floor covering, a 12-volt auxiliary front power outlet, a trailering package, and a rearview camera.
The infotainment system features a 7-inch touchscreen, a two-speaker audio setup, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB ports, and Bluetooth.
The Silverado 3500HD’s interior is filled with abundant cubby storage, including a large center console bin. Some models can get an extra storage area beneath the back seat and compartments built into the rear-seat cushions.
The higher trim levels get standard features such as a heated steering wheel, head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated rear seat.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2023 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.