Auto Review: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT 4X4

Chevrolet Silverado fans can brace themselves for the next iteration of great Chevy pickups. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT 4X4 has outclassed even itself.

The 2500HD is available in a lot of styles, trim levels, bed sizes, cab sizes and many other options. The Extended Cab LT 4X4 is a superpower on the road and almost all of the mechanical and structural components of the 2500HD are improvements over the 2010 model.

2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT 4x4

Let’s start with the engine. The 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine offers 360 horsepower and a new camshaft for even more power and more torque lower on the RPM meter. You also get better handling when pulling a load behind.

The length of the cab is 230.6 inches with a gross weight of 9,500 pounds. Inside, there are 41 inches of head room in the front and 40 inches in the rear. There are 65 inches of shoulder room in both the front and rear cabs. You get 2 more inches hip room in the rear and a lot more leg room in the front – 41.3 inches compared to 34.4 inches for rear passengers. The cab has the capacity to seat 6 passengers. How’s that for a pickup?

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT 4X4 also features an impressive 36-gallon gas tank.

Other improvements over the 2010 Silverado 2500HD include:

  • Redesigned torsion front bar suspension
  • Wider leaf springs on the rear suspension
  • Larger brakes
  • Stability control
  • Hill start assist
  • Trailer sway control system

All of this means great stability and handling and more durability. Chevy fans can cheer.

Additional features you can add as options include mobile wi-fi, USB connections, rear back-up camera, Bluetooth connectivity, XM satellite radio, OnStar 9.0 and a navigation system.

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab LT 4X4 is a vehicle for power lovers. If you’re a workhorse, you’ll enjoy the ride.

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