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It feels so good to be told “yes” when you ask if you can have a specific feature for the vehicle you want to drive. No matter which version of the Chevy Silverado 3500HD you choose, you can have the Duramax diesel engine. This engine is the upgraded option, so expect a higher price tag, but it delivers the power, performance, and longevity you want in your heavy-duty truck.

How many configurations are there for the Chevy Silverado 3500HD?

2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD parked in grass
2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD | Chevrolet

Chevrolet offers this big pickup comes in three body styles: Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab, and it’s offered across four trims. Select the Work Truck model to help you pull the big trailer filled with tools to the job site. Maybe you’d rather have the High Country trim that makes your family comfortable when you take your boat to the lake. Either way, the Duramax diesel engine gives you the power you want in this Chevy truck.

How much horsepower does a Chevy 3500 Duramax have?

The Duramax engine is a 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 that pumps out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. This engine attaches to an Allison ten-speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear wheels. All trims offer 4WD except the High Country trim, which has 4WD as part of the standard package.

What is the towing capacity of a Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD with the Duramax diesel engine?

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Duramax showing off its big diesel engine pulling power
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Duramax | Chevrolet

This big engine delivers big power, making it easier for you to pull a heavy load. The towing capacity of this truck is 20,000 pounds with a conventional trailer hitch. If you use a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hookup, that number increases to 35,500 pounds.

The payload rating is 7,442 pounds, which means you can put some heavy equipment in the bed of this big pickup truck.

What are the four trims of the Chevy 3500HD?

  • WT (Work Truck)
  • LT
  • LTZ
  • High Country

How does this truck make your job easier?

Multi-Flex Tailgate for Chevy HD Trucks
Multi-Flex Tailgate for Chevy HD Trucks | Chevrolet

Most trucks carry heavy loads and offer open beds to accommodate taller items, but GM does something special with its trucks. The Multi-Flex Tailgate of the Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks is a favorite feature, and for a good reason. This tailgate offers six functions to make it easy to use as a load stop, bed step, or work surface. There’s even an integrated Bluetooth speaker to give you a great way to listen to music while you’re unloading the bed of your Chevy truck.

How many MPG does a Chevy 3500 diesel get?

Typically, the Duramax diesel engine offers 12-15 mpg combined under normal driving conditions. When pulling a trailer, this number drops. We don’t have official EPA ratings due to the size of this heavy-duty pickup.

How much does a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD with the Duramax diesel engine cost?

The starting price for each trim is:

  • Work Truck – $40,700
  • LT – $44,600
  • LTZ – $56,000
  • High Country – $68,400

Because the Duramax engine is an option, the cost increases by $10,000 for each trim when you add this engine to the truck.

Should you buy this Chevy truck?

When you need a big truck to handle big jobs, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is an excellent truck to drive. Add the Duramax diesel engine and a fifth-wheel trailer hookup; there isn’t much you can’t pull with this impressive machine. These diesel engines tend to last a long time. With that in mind, consider your purchase a long-term investment because this Chevy truck could last up to 20 years.

Next, learn how Toyota is expanding the Tacoma menu, or watch the 2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 LTZ with the Duramax diesel engine in the video below:

This article was updated on 8/22/2022.


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