2023 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
Since 1999, the Chevrolet Silverado has made a name for itself and gained its fame as one of the best heavy-duty pickup trucks in the market. Some generations later, the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 keeps the lineup alive with even more muscles and tech features that make every journey more enjoyable and safer. Here’s what you need to know about the new version.
Performance and Driveability
Two engines are available for all trims: a 6.6L V8 gas engine and a 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. The turbo-diesel engine can also come with integrated PTO (Power Take Off) for an extra cost. While the first option comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the second option comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The gas engine delivers 401hp and 464 lb-ft of torque, while the diesel option has 445hp and much more torque capacity, of 910 lb-ft. Both options have a towing capacity of up to 6,577kg. The carmaker hasn’t yet released information about fuel efficiency, but all models have a tank capacity of 136L.
Interior and Exterior
The new Silverado 3500 has a seating capacity for six passengers, apart from a cargo box of 69.50 ft3. of volume. There’s plenty of space for all passengers: front seats have 109.29cm of headroom and 113.1cm of legroom, while the backseats have 101.9cm and 110.23cm, respectively. There are different adjustments for the front seats, depending on the trim.
It’s also a massive vehicle, viewed from the outside, with 634.87cm overall length, 202.74cm of height and 207.89cm of width. Standard features of basic trims include black beltline mouldings, black door handles and front bumpers, and black outside vertical trailer mirrors. The flagship model comes with chrome mirror caps, a hood insulator, LED reflector headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Tech and Safety
Basic trims come with a 3.5” monochromatic Driver Information Center, which can be upgraded to a 4.2” colour display. The High Country comes with an 8” colour display as standard. Entry-level trims have a 6-speaker sound system, while the High Country comes with a Bose Premium Sound System as standard. All vehicles have Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As for safety features, six airbags are available for all models, as well as instrumentation and hitch guidance. Other safety features standard for all trims include electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, Teen Driver and adjustable guide loops for seat belts. Higher trims can also opt for a heads-up display, though this option isn’t available for the basic models.
Trims and Prices
There are four trims available in the new Silverado’s lineup: WT ($61,697), LT ($66,347), LTZ ($76,047) and High Country ($90,397). Those are the starting prices of each trim (2WD); prices may vary depending on the choice of engine, drivetrain and other specs. Book a test drive today, and see which one better suits your needs.