Chevrolet includes three engines for 3500 HD, standard Vortec 6.0L V8, 6.0L SFU CNG/LPG, and 6.6L turbo diesel V8 engine. Diesel is the best choice because it offers highest towing capacity. Diesel tows 23,100 lbs, gas engine “only” 14,500 lbs. As you can see, heavy haul trucks mainly use diesel powerplants.
Duramax 6.6L V8 diesel puts out 445 HP and 910 lb.-ft. of torque very low 1,600 rpm
. Duramax works hand in hand with 6-speed Allison automatic transmission
. You can choose 2WD or 4WD. Diesel Chevy 3500 dually is usually Crew Cab with a long cargo bed and 167,7 inches wheelbase. Maximum payload capacity is 4930 lbs. Maximum 5th wheel trailing capacity is 22,700 lbs
Interior is on a high level, but the design is slightly behind the competitors for the base model. LTZ and other premium packages include chromed bumpers, fog lamps, a backup camera, power sliding mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, sunroof, heated and vented driver seat, leather and much more. Crew cab has a ton of room, even in rear seat row.
Starting price for Chevy 3500 HD dually with a diesel engine, High Country trim level, and 2WD is $41,595.