2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT CLEAN AUTOCHECK, LOCAL TRADE. Awards: * Motor Trend Truck of the Year Located in Shawnee Mission, and also serving Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Leavenworth, and the greater Kansas City area.
The 2500 and 3500 come with a 6.0-liter V8 engine standard, though a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 is available. All Silverados come with a heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2500 and 3500 can be had as either a regular, extended or crew cab, with a standard or long bed, and with either a 2- or 4-wheel drivetrain. Dual rear wheels are available on some models. There are three trim levels, WT, LT and LTZ.
The standard engine is a 6.0L V8 engine that is capable of 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. A 6.6L turbo-diesel engine capable of 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque is also available. A new fully-boxed chassis has been introduced for 2011, which GM says is 125 times stronger than the unit it replaces and allows for a smoother ride as well as a much greater towing capacity. When equipped with the diesel engine, the trucks are now capable of towing up to 20,000 lbs.
In addition to the redesigned frame, new stronger front and rear suspension systems have also been added, yielding a 25% increase in strength on 4x4 models. Now rated at 6,000 pounds, all 4x4 front suspension systems can easily support a snow plow when properly equipped. Rear leaf springs have also been updated, with the 2500 utilizing 2-stage leaf systems and the 3500 making use of 3-stage springs.
Some standard features cross all Silverado lines, such as driver and passenger air bags, 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring. GM's OnStar system is standard on the LT trim and better. It includes crash response, roadside assistance and remote door unlock services. There are two suspension packages available for the 2500: the Z85 handling and trailering suspension and the Z71 off-road package, which adds high-performance shocks and a bigger stabilizer bar.
Equipment availability is dependent on trim. Pretty much anything available in a pickup is available on a Silverado -- power everything, remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, privacy glass, bed liner, front tow hooks and chrome or aluminum wheels. Navigation is available as is rear-seat entertainment for the crew cab models. Heated power seats are available, as is cruise control, sunroof and a rear window defogger.
High-tech touches such as a rearview camera and rear parking assist are optional, too and would probably come in handy on a big truck like the Silverado. MP3-compatible stereo with XM satellite radio can be found on some models and a Bose system with USB interface is available.
Superior Heavy-duty Towing And Hauling Capability
Powerful Engine Lineup
Wide Variety Of Configurations
Available 4-wheel Drive
For 2011, the Silverado HD line gets several updates, including greater towing and payload capacities as well as an all-new chassis. A new front bumper and grille have also been fitted. New 18- and 20-inch wheels are available on single rear wheel models. The base 6.0L V8 returns largely unchanged, while the 6.6L Duramax diesel now delivers 397 horsepower and an impressive 765 pound-feet of torque. 3500 models are rated to tow up to 20,000 pounds and have a payload capacity of just over 6,300 pounds--all while delivering an 11 percent increase in fuel efficiency. Both the 2500 and 3500 are still available in a multitude of configurations to suit every work or play application imaginable.
The Silverado range perennially continues to be one of GM's biggest sellers. This means GM continually works hard to innovate and improve the truck's design. As a result, the consumer wins--whether hauling equipment to a job site, working a farm or towing a boat, the Silverado 2500 and 3500 are built for tough work, and are some of the best-designed trucks available from any manufacturer. Made in either short or long bed form, with 2- or 4-wheel drivetrain, optional dual rear wheels and with a choice of several impressively powerful engines, the Silverado can be set up do just about anything asked of it. The 2500, even simply configured, is capable of towing over 10,000 pounds and base prices start around $25,000.
Engine, Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (360 hp [268.4 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 380 lb-ft of torque [513.0 N-m] @ 4200 rpm) with (E63) fleetside pickup box; (322 hp [240.1 kW] @ 4400 rpm, 380 lb-ft of torque [513.0 N-m] @ 4200 rpm) with (ZW9) pickup box delete
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Requires (L96) Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI engine.)
Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty includes 35mm twin tube shock absorbers and 36 front stabilizer bar
Cooling, external engine oil cooler heavy-duty air-to-oil, integral to driver side of radiator tank
Transfer case, electronic shift with rotary dial controls (Requires 4WD models)
Four wheel drive
Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
Alternator, 125 amps
Frame, hydroformed front section
Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted
Suspension, front independent, torsion bar with increased front GAWR
Suspension, rear 4+1 multi-leaf springs
Steering, power, recirculating ball
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Exhaust aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) machined aluminum (Upgradeable to (PYV) 18" (45.7 cm) forged polished aluminum wheels or (PYS) 20" (50.8 cm) forged polished aluminum wheels. Includes 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) steel spare wheel. Spare not included with (ZW9) pickup box delete unless a spare tire is ordered.)
Tires, LT245/75R17 all-season, blackwall
Pickup box, Fleetside
Tire carrier, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear (Orders with (ZW9) Pickup box delete will not include a Spare Tire Carrier unless a spare tire is ordered)
Spare tire lock keyed cylinder lock that utilizes same key as ignition and door (Not available with (ZW9) pickup box delete or (VF7) rear bumper delete.)
Bumper, front chrome includes chrome bumper end caps
Bumper, rear chrome, step-style with pad (Not available with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
Moldings, bodyside, body-colored (Moldings are deleted if any SEO paint is ordered.)
Grille, chrome surround
Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver-and front passenger-side glass) (With Regular Cab Models, includes rear window. With Extended Cab Models, includes rear and rear quarter windows. With Crew Cab Models or (C49) rear-window defogger, includes light-tinted rear window.)
Wipers, front intermittent wet-arm with pulse washers
Door handles, Black
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock
XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Not available with (UUL) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player and navigation, (UUK) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player and navigation or (UE0) OnStar, delete. Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
Audio system feature, speaker system (Includes 4 speakers on Regular Cab and 6 speakers on Extended and Crew Cab Models.)
Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and front passenger manual reclining center fold-down armrest with storage, lockable storage compartment in seat cushion (includes auxiliary power outlet), adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pockets on Extended and Crew Cab models
Seat trim, Premium Cloth
Seat adjuster, manual lumbar control on the driver-side
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting with rubberized vinyl floor mats (Extended and Crew Cab models also include rear floor mats) (May be substituted with (BG9) Black rubberized vinyl floor covering.)
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with theft-deterrent locking feature
Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer, voltmeter and oil pressure indicators
Driver Information Center with odometer, trip odometer and message center (monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment level including low fuel, turn signal "on", transmission temperature and oil change notification) (Driver Information Center controls are operated through the trip odometer button unless (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls is ordered. On 1LT and 1LZ, includes 8-point compass and outside temperature.)
Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and passenger buckle up reminder and turn signal on
Windows, power with driver Express-Down
Door locks, power includes Remote Keyless Entry
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, located on steering wheel
Remote vehicle starter prep package includes Remote Keyless Entry with 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm (To enable remote start capability, new key fobs and vehicle reprogramming are required. Please see dealer for details. Remote Keyless Entry does not lock/unlock tailgate.)
Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
Cup holders, front (Also includes rear cupholders on Extended and Crew Cab models)
Power outlets 2 auxiliary instrument panel-mounted with covers, 12-volt
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger, sliding with clip and illuminated vanity mirror on driver and passenger-side, Opal Gray-colored
Assist handle, front passenger (Also includes rear assist handles in the headliner on Extended and Crew Cab models)
Lighting, interior with dome and reading lights, illuminated entry feature and backlit instrument panel switches
Coat hooks, rear driver and passenger side
StabiliTrak, stability control system includes electronic trailer sway control, intelligent brake assist and hill start assist
Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock (requires power locks), Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Also includes Stolen Vehicle Slowdown when (LML) or (LGH) Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 engine is not ordered. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire)
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