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2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

2005 Chevy Silverado  2500 HD
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Heavy-duty Silverados are monster trucks that generally find themselves toiling for businesses that require extreme towing and hauling ability out of their vehicles. Or, if you're a serious weekend warrior who really likes to tackle tough projects on your down time, then the lineup of Silverado HDs is probably right for you.

For 2005, the Silverado HD lineup features a redesigned hood and grille, giving it a fresher, more distinctive look than the past. As Chevy likes to put it, the Silverado Heavy Duty lineup presents such a wide selection of weight ratings, body styles and powertrain combinations-including diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) models-that it is the segment's most diverse offering,

Available Models
The 2005 Chevy Silverado HD lineup consists of 1500, 2500 and 3500 models. Regular 1500 models and 2500 models are covered in individual reviews.

Interior Features
Regular cabs have two doors and seat two or three. Extended cabs have rear-hinged back doors; crew cabs have four full doors. Both have a rear bench seat that accommodates three more people.

2005 Chevy Silverado HD models have a standard dual-zone heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. It is available with both manual and automatic climate control, allowing the driver and front passenger to adjust the temperature to their own comfort levels-as much as a 30-degree Fahrenheit difference between the two front zones.

Exterior Features
3500s come only with an eight-foot cargo box, while 2500s offer a 6.5-foot box as well. All 3500s have dual rear wheels on each side.

Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations are available across the Silverado HD lineup. The standard engine on all models is a 6.0-liter Vortec V8, capable of 300 horsepower at 4400 rpm and 360 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.

Though 5-speed manual transmission is standard, there are three other transmission types offered. 4-speed automatic, 5-speed heavy-duty automatic and 6-speed manual are provided to give the Silverado the type of power it needs to fit customer needs.

Two additional engines are optional for 2005. One is an 8.1-liter V8 with 340 horsepower at 4200 rpm and 455 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm, the other is a tough 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 with 300 horsepower at 3100 rpm and 520 lb-ft of torque at 1800 rpm.

Safety and Security
The same features that make for good hauling ability-tough frames and advanced suspension components-also double as added security. Other standard safety equipment includes dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and daytime running lights.

2005 Chevy Silverado - New for 2005
Hybrid version of half-ton 1500 Extended Cab model
Higher output (310 hp/231 kw) Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 (available on 4WD Extended Cab w/standard box)
Power sunroof package (available late 2004 on Extended and Crew Cab models with Universal Transmitter and overhead console)
Front disc/rear drum anti-lock brakes standard on all models except with Quadrasteer
(QPR) P245/70R17-108S all-season blackwall tires standard on 2WD models
(QPO) P245/70R17-108S all-season, white-outlined letter tires available on 2WD models
(QVL) P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall tires standard on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
(QVM) P265/70R17, all-season, white outlined-letter tires available on 4WD Regular/Extended Cab models
Six -lug painted 17-inch x 7-inch steel wheels standard on Work Truck Models
Six-lug chrome-styled steel 17-inch x 7.5-inch (except 2WD Extended Cab and 2WD/4WD Crew Cab models)
3.23 rear axle ratio standard on 2WD models
145-amp alternator standard
Snow Plow prep package includes 160-amp alternator
New hood and grille design for Heavy Duty models
New exterior colors: Dark Blue Metallic (all except Silverado SS), Silver Birch Metallic (Silverado SS)

Fast Stats
Reg cab: 2 / 3
Ext cab: 5 / 6
Crew cab: 5 / 6
MSRP from
4.3L V6
4.8L V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
195 @ 4600
285 @ 5200
310 @ 5200
345 @ 5200
4-speed auto
 5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
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