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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

Whether you're building roads or subdivisions, you're also building a reputation for getting the job done. And capability is where it's at in the heavy-duty full-size pickup truck world. It will come as no surprise the 2012 Silverado 3500HD is very qualified when it comes to torque, payload, horsepower, towing capacity, handling, and performance.

It's the pickup truck that backs you up with an available Duramax® Diesel generating more torque than any other Chevrolet full-size pickup. It's the one with bigger towing numbers. It's the full-size pickup truck with a sturdy frame to handle payload and deliver an excellent ride.

What's New For 2013

  • Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system
  • Electronic shift transfer case available on 1WT (Fleet and Government customers only)
  • Trailer brake controller standard on box delete models
  • Duramax 6.6 V8 Turbo Diesel 397 HP and 765 lb-ft torque on box delete models


Features based on 1WT model unless otherwise noted.

Engine Availiability

  • Vortec 6.0L V8 with 360 horsepower and E85 FlexFuel5 capability on pickup models
  • Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 with 397 horsepower, 765 lb.-ft. of torque; B20-Diesel compatible


  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Foldaway rearview mirrors
  • All-season or all-terrain tires
  • 8-lug steel wheels with center caps
  • Front frame-mounted recovery hooks
  • Front and rear chrome bumpers
  • Dual halogen headlamps
  • Dual cargo area lamps
  • Spare tire lock


  • Reclining front 40/20/40 split-bench seat
  • Rear bench fold-up seat (Extended and Crew Cab)
  • Driver Information Center
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • 2 power outlets
  • Tilt-wheel adjustable steering column
  • Front passenger assist handle
  • AM/FM stereo with digital clock

Safety and Security

  • Frontal air bags6
  • StabiliTrak® stability enhancement system (SRW)
  • Trailer Sway Control (SRW)
  • Daytime Running Lamps and automatic lamp control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System7 (vehicles under 10,001-lb. GVWR8)


  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4-wheel disc antilock brake system
  • Independent front and multileaf rear suspension
  • Heavy-duty battery with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • External auxiliary transmission oil cooler
  • External engine oil cooler


Options are available on certain models only. See your Ordering Guide for details.

  • Side-impact and head curtain side-impact air bags6
  • Seating options: power, buckets, leather seating surfaces, heated
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Power rear sliding window
  • Audio options: 6-disc CD changer, navigation8 system, Bose® system, DVD entertainment system, MP3 player, USB port9 SiriusXM®Radio10 with 3-month trial
  • OnStar® 6-month Directions & Connections Plan11 with Turn-byTurn Navigation
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones12
  • Rearview camera system
  • Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission (with Duramax)
  • Z71 Suspension
  • Electronic shift 4WD
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Trailering packages
  • Outside mirror options: camper, power, heated, curb-tilt
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System
  • EZ-Lift Tailgate Package
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
  • Skid Plate Package
  • Snow Plow Prep Package (4WD models only)
  • Pickup Box Delete Engine Availability