The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 2WD is the workhorse of Chevy’s Silverado line. And, with a price tag of $25,000-$42,000, this work truck is actually quite reasonable. The price will depend on which of the three trim packages you choose. They include the Work Truck, LT, and LTZ.
The exterior of the 2009 3500, like many other trucks, offers a variety of cab and bed configurations. You can get the regular, extended, or crew cab, along with either a long or short bed. Due to the heavy duty nature of this truck, special considerations have been made in its body design that you won’t find in the lighter models. Specially designed beds and fenders give the truck added strength to tackle just about any job. The dual-port grill design and chrome bumpers are also specific to the heavy duty models.
Chevrolet continues the trend it has begun over the last few years of making the interior of the Silverado 3500 more inviting and comfortable. It is also more pleasing to the eye than in years past. This truck offers a spacious cab with the LTZ model having a softer look that is geared more toward luxury than utility. All models offer stadium style rear seating, as well as power windows. The utility models are equipped with double glove boxes and controls that are easy to manipulate. Options include an entertainment system, power rear window, and adjustable foot pedals.
There are two options available for powering the 2009 3500, and they are both coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The first is the 360 horsepower 6.0 liter V8, and the second is the 365 horsepower 6.6 liter diesel V8. Both options are powerful enough to handle just about any payload. The diesel will probably provide you with a little better mileage, though.
Safety features aren’t as big a concern in a vehicle this big as they would be on some smaller models. All trims come with standard dual front airbags, as well as antilock brakes. OnStar is also available with turn by turn navigation for most models.
This is a solid work utility truck that has a proven record of toughness and performance. Whether you’re looking for a straight work truck, or something you can take out on the job or out for a night downtown, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 2WD has all the power, and just enough style to do both.