2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
Why Buy a Chevy Silverado 3500?
The Silverado 3500HD is the biggest truck Chevy makes. It’s going to give you a hefty payload capacity, some serious towing, and a powerful engine, but the same might be said for any truck this size. The Silverado 3500 sets itself apart with a softer and more sophisticated side. It offers a firm, but surprisingly comfortable ride, whether on cloth or leather seating. It features state-of-the-art technology, including a very intuitive MyLink infotainment system, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, 4G LTE connectivity, 3.5-inch multi-information display, Bluetooth connectivity, and wireless phone charging. Heated steering wheel and seats, Bose premium audio system, and spacious front seats give you the luxurious comforts you’re looking for.
Is the Chevy 3500 Diesel or Gas?
You have your pick of gas or diesel, but be prepared for a little sticker shock with the diesel engine as it adds nearly $10,000 to the price of the truck. The Duramax diesel engine, which was revised in 2017, offers more power and torque than the gas engine but you will have to pony up to get it.
What’s the Towing and Payload Capacity of the Chevy Silverado 3500?
When you buy a Silverado 3500, you mean business–hauling business. The 3500HD has a payload capacity of just over 7,100 pounds. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 23,300 pounds.
Can You Use a Lift Kit on a Chevy Silverado 3500?
A lift kit is used to mount larger tires on a vehicle, dramatically changing its look and driving dynamics. For a truck, that means a higher ground clearance, increasing the types of terrain it can safely drive on without damaging the vehicle’s underside.
There’s quite a market for lift kits designed for Chevy Silverado trucks, as a quick internet search will show. Check with local and state laws, since their legality varies from place to place. After installation, the truck looks both fiercer and more rugged. Once lifted, be prepared for a very different feel while driving your Chevy Silverado. It increases the center of gravity, which means more care must be taken when turning.