In the latest Pickuptrucks.com comparison test, the Silverado 3500HD walked away a winner thanks to its impressive performance numbers, value and fuel economy. The publication sought to cap pricing at $75,000 for the test, which brought the Silverado 3500 almost $4,000 under budget. The F-350 and Ram 3500 both squeezed around $74,500.
And while the extra cash boosted comfort and technology in the F-350, the Silverado 3500 towed well, was quicker and snappier in all circumstances, achieved the best fuel economy with its 6.6-liter L5P Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine and boasted the quietest ride. Empirical data beat out subjective opinion here as judges still didn’t love the Silverado 3500HD’s interior layout, lack or storage or its frustrating diesel exhaust fluid system.
With its $70,965 price-as-tested, the Silverado 3500 provided two choices: buyers can choose a fully-loaded High Country model from Chevrolet, or purchase a mid-grade pickup from a rival brand. The combination of factors led to the Chevy’s victory.