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Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Model Years


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If you've driven on American streets, it's likely that you've seen a Chevrolet Silverado. In the past two years alone, Chevy has sold over 800,000 of the pickup trucks. The one-ton 3500HD (HD is shorthand for heavy duty) is the sturdiest of the Silverados, and available in plenty of cab styles, bed lengths and trim levels.

Though Chevrolet has been producing pickups since the 1930s, the Silverado nameplate did not appear on trucks until 1975. The name "Silverado 3500HD" was first used in 2007 for the second-generation GMT900 HD platform, which continues today.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Generations

2007 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

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Major changes included:

The second-generation 3500HD features a full-boxed frame and a stronger suspension system. It's available as a regular, extended or crew cab. The Duramax diesel engine was upgraded to 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The current model is even more robust and features 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. The 6-liter gasoline V8 shelled out 353 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque on models prior to 2010, with a slight upgrade in torque after 2010. Technology upgrades are the most notable additions through this generation, and each year from 2007 on will see drastic additions. A rearview camera is available after 2009. Other notable changes are a redesigned dashboard design and interior comforts.

See Year: 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

1999 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

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Major changes included:

Early models of the 3500HD were known as the 3500C or 3500K. These monikers merely differentiated whether the truck was rear-wheel drive (C) or four-wheel drive (K). In 2001, Chevy dropped the letters and the name was streamlined to 3500. This model featured either a Duramax V8 engine with 300 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque or a Vortec V8 with 340 horsepower and 458 pound-feet of torque. Both models featured a heavy rear axle with dual rear tires, but after 2001 the dually configuration become an optional feature. Interior features were primarily utilitarian.

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