Redesigned for 2011, the 2012 Silverado HD lineup rolls into 2012 with even greater towing and payload capacities to lead the segment. The 2012 Silverado HD specs builds on the award-winning foundation created for 2011. Chevrolet has worked to raise the bar even further, developing engineering updates and conducting additional validation with the goal of making the new 2012 Silverado HD the most capable heavy-duty pickup ever. The enhancements allow the 2012 Silverado HD to remain the top dog of the HD truck segment, with the highest capabilities on the spec sheet.
Naturally the 2012 Silverado HD is also sporting the typical model year updates, including new colors, a new navigation system and new appearance packages. The 2012 Chevy HD truck colors receive four new options is for the exterior: Silver Ice Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Carbon Flash Metallic and Graystone have been added. Interior wise the 2012 Silverado HD features a smart comfortable cabin.
The 2012 Silverado HD seats are big and well padded while the instrument panel is big, chunky and it’s easy to see all the instruments while all other controls fall easily to hand. Moving to the rear compartments, the 2012 Silverado HD passengers get decent legroom and headroom for even the tallest people. The 2012 Silverado HD interior detailing is up-market and looks inviting. A range of trims and options are available in the Chevy Silverado HD 2012 so the 2012 Silverado HD can be as plush and as well appointed as any car or SUV.
The 2012 Silverado HD engine range include the gasoline V8 with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque or the 765 lb-ft torque producing 350 hp Duramax turbo-diesel (comes with a super strong Allison six-speed automatic transmission). The 2012 Silverado HD Duramax engine is expensive, but offers all the power and torque for serious hauling you would ever need. The 2012 Silverado HD packaging is great and the Duramax diesel engine option, although expensive is the power plant of choice for a truck.
GM has made what it calls ‘strategic enhancements’ to the HD’s chassis for 2012 Silverado HD model year. The alterations include updates to the trailer hitch receiver. Collectively, the updates allow for an increase in conventional towing capability from 17,000 to 18,000 pounds. With this, the 2012 Chevrolet HD trucks lineup reclaims best-in-class towing and hauling numbers, plus it adds an all-new 2012 Silverado HD Z71 off-road appearance package.
2012 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2012 Silverado HD Competitors
The 2012 Silverado HD is an excellent example of what Chevrolet offers to serious, big truck buyers. 2012 Silverado HD is a practical, heavy-duty work truck pickup with a large bed and phenomenal towing and carrying ability. Some 2012 Silverado HD review says, it has enough details to be interesting but is still an everyday driver and solid workhorse. However, the 2012 Silverado HD has one main problem, its interior lags behind the competition.
If you like the 2012 Silverado HD but want a fancier interior, take a look at its corporate sibling, the GMC Sierra HD Denali. The 2012 Silverado HD can be out-towed by the Ford Super Duty, which also offers a far nicer interior in its King Ranch trim. Meanwhile, the Ram HD offers the nicest interior on the market, and its diesel engine makes more torque than the 2012 Silverado HD.
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