The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD is one of the leading heavy duty trucks on the market. It’s tough, bold, and powerful. J.D. Power and Associates calls the 2008 Silverado the best large pickup truck in initial quality, an impressive recognition. The 3500HD 4WD starts at around $30,010, an affordable price for such a large truck. The exterior and interior design has not been forgotten either. Sleek and contemporary, the 2008 Silverado is one of the best-looking trucks available.
The Silverado 3500 is offered with either a regular, extended, or crew cab. The crew cab is the best option for those carpooling to the worksite, who need to be able to tow, haul, and fit both passengers and supplies in the cab. It is outfitted with a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that produces up to 367 horsepower. However, a turbodiesel engine is also available that only gets 312 horsepower. Either option seems a bit weak for such a large truck. Nevertheless, if Chevrolet is attempting to create a more fuel efficient heavy duty truck by fitting it with a smaller engine, the public would not know. The 3500 HD 4WD is not rated for fuel economy. A buyer will only find out how many miles per gallon after they buy the pickup.
Chevrolet has certainly gotten the design right though. The exterior is streamlined and has rounded corners. The front grille is made of three horizontal chrome bars that are connected by a honeycomb wire. The headlamps wrap around the front fascia and look like the nostrils on an angry face. The bed is simple, but the rear chrome bumper certainly adds a bit of bling to the 2008 Silverado 3500. The interior is simple and spacious without any unnecessary frills.
Ultimately, Chevrolet has produced yet another solid truck. The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD can haul a payload of 3,654-lb and can tow 11,400-lb. It either matches or beats other similar trucks on the market. The Silverado 3500 is stylish, yet not frilly. Though the standard engine is not as large as most would prefer, the price is right and the reputation is sterling. Chevrolet also offers an additional feature that may put some over the edge. The truck is fitted with the latest OnStar system. Safety, security, and even information assistance can easily be accessed with the push of a button. Chevrolet provides a free one-year subscription to the service.