Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD (Heavy-Duty)
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD pickup truck was produced from 2001 through 2007 (though it was not offered for the 2005 and 2006 model years), and was the Bow Tie brand’s solution for buyers who wanted a middle ground between its light-duty and heavy-duty offerings.
|Model Years||2001 – 2007|
|Drivetrain||Rear-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive|
|Predecessor||C/K Series Pickup|
|Successor||Second-Gen Chevy Silverado 1500 (indirect)|
While the Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD mechanically similar to the light-duty 1500 model – save for its 6.0-liter V8 engine and Quadrasteer technology – its sizing is distinctly different, and is more similar to the 2500LD and larger 2500HD models.
For starters, the Silverado 1500HD was offered in a Crew Cab body configuration with a 6.6-foot bed. Comparatively, the regular Silverado 1500 was not available in Crew Cab form until 2004, and only offered a 5.7-foot bed. Additionally, the Silverado 1500HD offered more cabin space. The 1500HD’s 153-inch wheelbase was also longer than that of the light-duty 1500, which measured up to 143-inches
Many truck enthusiasts consider the 1500HD to be equivalent to the light-duty 2500, though there are key differences.
Since exact specifications varied between model year and configuration, details on the heavy-duty 1500 can be a bit murky, with more instances of contradicting information rather than precise information.
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