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With Power, Pulling, and Payload for Both Work and Play

From holding down the home front to taking on the road, Silverado is always up to the task. It’s the truck built to get you through the day. Sometimes it might be tailgating with friends. It might even be getting farther away by exploring the wild rugged terrain. Whether you’re out building bridges or going off-road on hunting trips, Silverado packs the work ethic that doesn’t ease up even when you’re out seeking adventure.

Silverado Offers a Payload of Savings

Silverado Earned The Vincentric Lowest Cost Of Ownership Award For Full-Size Pickups.1

For everyone who owns a Chevy Silverado, you already know that you have the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size truck on the road.1 Now, we're proud to share the distinction that Silverado has been recognized as having the lowest cost of ownership of any full-size pickup by Vincentric.1

Strength And Power At Its Core

Pulls its Weight and Then Some

With the available MAX Trailering Pack, Extended Cab models can tow 10,700 lbs. and Crew Cab models can pull 10,600 lbs.2 The strong 9.5-inch rear axle with 3.73 axle ratio and disc brakes are there to help you handle the larger loads. The Vortec 6.2L V8 engine comes with 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque. All that power is complemented by a solid payload capability: 1,937 lbs.3 for Crew Cab and 1,908 lbs. for Extended Cab models with the available MAX Trailering Pack. These trucks will also include GM segment-exclusive automatic locking rear differential providing added grip when you need it, whether it’s pulling a trailer for a weekend family trip or hauling materials in between worksites.

Towing and Hauling

Tow/Haul Mode enhances performance while pulling a trailer or hauling heavy loads. When activated, this feature modifies the automatic transmission shift schedule and helps reduce throttle pedal activity by the driver while traveling over rolling terrain. Useful for when you’re hauling heavy loads, Trailer Sway Control senses when a trailer starts to sway and automatically applies the truck’s brakes while reducing engine power. When necessary, this feature works to help get your truck back on track.

Auto grade braking automatically downshifts the 6-speed automatic transmission to help slow the truck and preserve brake pads on long, steep descents. An available trailer brake controller is fully integrated with the antilock brake system (ABS). If you’re stopped on inclines greater than 5%, Hill Start Assist automatically kicks in to keep the truck in place for about a second to give you just enough time to accelerate before the truck can roll backward.

Frame Technology

A hydroformed fully boxed front frame section allows for fewer welds which provides immense overall strength and durability. The rear frame is also fully boxed back to the spare tire crossmember, where it becomes C-channel configuration. This design boosts payload capacity without adding unnecessary mass.

A High-Powered Engine

The available VortecTM 5.3L V8 offers an impressive combination of 315 horsepower and 335 lb.-ft. of torque and 15 MPG city, 22 MPG highway4 when running on gasoline. Every Silverado 1500 non-hybrid V8 engine can operate on E855. This mostly renewable fuel is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, which helps to reduce our dependence on petroleum.

Craftsmanship Meets Utility

Silverado Extended Cab LT 4x4 shown in Deep Ruby Metallic with the available Custom Sport Truck Package.

A Bold Look

Silverado LS, LT and XFE are built with a front end that includes a chrome mesh grille and chrome bumper for a sleek, contemporary look. Silverado LTZ comes loaded with body-colored grille, bumper, door handles and mirror caps. Available 20" chrome-clad aluminum wheels can be added to define your truck’s exterior on LT and LTZ models.

Two-Tier Loading Capability

Silverado was built for work with a stamped pickup box that includes stake pockets, two-tier loading capability and four cargo tie-downs for convenience and utility. And the tailgate can be lowered or removed for longer loads.

Silverado Extended Cab in Deep Ruby Metallic with two-tier loading and available dealer-installed bedliner.

Custom Accessories

Silverado also comes with options that let you customize to the exterior. There are bedliners, foglamps, stationary toolboxes, tonneau covers and a wide range of other accessories that you can count on to customize your truck.

Comfort And Convenience Under One Roof

Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ interior shown in Light Cashmere with available features.

Heated and Cooled Seats

The 2013 Silverado 1500 LTZ comes with available heated—and cooled—front seats for year-round comfort. The low step-in height allows for easy access for passengers. There is also generous front-seat legroom and dual-firmness foam allowing for exceptional seat comfort for both long and short hauls.

Storage Space

Extended cab 170 degree opening rear doors, near-flat load floor in crew cabs and one-hand flip up rear seats make it easy to load. Dual glove boxes are standard on WT, LT and XFE while convenient locking front underseat storage is standard on LT and XFE.

Technology For The Road and the Job

Silverado 1500 LTZ interior shown with Bluetooth® and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.


Vehicle Diagnostics

Stay updated on the performance of your engine, transmission, safety features and more with the standard six-month trial of OnStar® with Vehicle Diagnostics6 OnStar® automatically runs hundreds of diagnostic and maintenance checks and then sends you results via email. You can also rely on the quick click of the blue Onstar® button to let the Onstar® Advisor tell you the results.

Truly Mobile Apps

Stay connected to your Silverado with the myChevrolet mobile app7 with the connectivity of OnStarRemoteLink8. Start your vehicle9, set the temperature inside your truck, lock and unlock your doors, turn on your horn and lights, check diagnostics, contact roadside assistance, routine maintenance and more from almost anywhere through your mobile phone. Available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

Discover Your Destination

Get to where you need to go or discover places you haven’t thought of yet with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation with a standard six-month trial. Select and store locations and easily navigate the way to your destination through an onscreen display and the automated voice of your Onstar® Advisor.

Vision That Has Your Back

The available rear vision camera helps you see certain stationary objects located behind the vehicle when traveling in reverse at low speeds. The color screen is integrated into the rearview mirror, or the available navigation radio when equipped, to give you a clear view that comes in handy when hooking up a trailer.

Keep in Touch

Connect your MP3 player or smartphone to the available USB port10 to play music while charging your device. Take calls at the touch of a button with the available Bluetooth® wireless technology11 for select phones. Make, answer and end phone calls using convenient controls without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Silverado will even automatically mute your stereo so that you can talk.


Stabilitrak with Trailer Sway Control

The StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System works in conjunction with Trailer Sway Control1 to help you keep your vehicle —and your trailer —on the path being steered by sensing a loss of lateral traction and responding by adjusting the engine output andbrakes accordingly.

A Stronghold In Safety

StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System helps you keep on the road and stay in control. The control module compares your steering input with the vehicle’s actual response and then, if necessary, makes small, individual applications to help you keep on track. Tire Pressure Monitor keeps a constant watch on the inflation level of the vehicle's four road tires. Hill Start Assist automatically engages to hold the truck stationary for about a second after the brake is released, giving you time to accelerate before the truck can roll backward. Trailer Sway Control senses trailer sway and automatically applies the truck’s brakes to help reduce sway and help maintain control.

Six air bags12 are standard in Silverado 1500: driver and right-frontal passenger dual-stage frontal air bags; head-curtain side-impact air bags for the front and rear outboard seating positions; and front seat-mounted air bags for thorax and pelvic protection. You’re also surrounded by a high-strength steel safety cage and strategically placed crush zones to help absorb and channel crash energy in case of a collision.


OnStar® with Built-In Automatic Crash Response14 standard for the first six months on most models. In a collision, vehicle sensors can alert an OnStar Advisor, who is immediately connected into your vehicle and can request emergency help be sent to your exact GPS location, even if you can’t respond. Learn more about OnStar.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

With The Fuel Efficiency To Reign In The Road

With the 2013 Silverado Hybrid15, the phrase “fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck” is no longer a contradiction. As America’s first two-mode full-size hybrid pickup truck, Silverado Hybrid delivers the kind of fuel efficiency you can count on with an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. Whether it’s road trips with your family or tackling your own personal workload, it’s the truck that’s there to help you finish the job with the fuel economy that works hard for you without having to sacrifice.

Powerful Fuel Economy

Silverado Hybrid offers an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 23 highway, giving you the fuel economy that lets you get the job done. Besides increased fuel economy, Hybrid’s electrically variable transmission also provides tremendous trailering capability, enhancing smoothness and quality when towing: towing capacity is 6,100 lbs. with 2WD and 5,900 lbs. with 4WD models16.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD

Our Most Powerful Heavy-Duty Ever

When it comes to getting the job done, it’s the heavy-duty truck you can rely on. Long-lasting and dependable, the 2013 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks are engineered with durable advanced technology primed and perfected from a long line of trucks built on performance: Duramax® diesel, the legendary Allison® transmission along with sturdy framework and secure trailering features work to keep it all under control. Wherever the job takes you, Silverado is there to get it done with you.

Duramax® 6.6L V8 Turbo-Diesel and Allison Transmission®

Our available Duramax® Diesel has impressive torque, horsepower and towing numbers. The heavy-duty Allison® 6-speed transmission harnesses the power of the available Duramax. To make sure it can handle the immense amounts of torque, we’ve given it a strong torque converter, a larger diameter output shaft and more robust clutches.

4x4 6,000-lb. Front Gross Axle Weight Rating.

The front suspension contains huge precision-forged upper control arms and torsion bars along with the largest steering gear we've ever used on a heavy-duty pickup truck, which supports up to a 6,000-lb. front gross axle rating. So every HD 4x4 model including our powerful Duramax® Diesel can accommodate a snow plow with the available Snow Plow Prep Package. Silverado HD incorporates torsion bars that allow an owner to adjust the front of the vehicle back to its normal ride height, even with the weight of a plow attached.

Payload, Towing and Hauling

Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab with a diesel engine can tow up to 17,800 lbs17, and equipped with a gas engine, has a maximum payload capacity of 4,212 lbs18. The Regular Cab Silverado 3500HD with a diesel engine can tow up to 23,100 lbs17, and equipped with a gas engine, has a maximum payload capacity of 7,222 lbs8.

Auto grade braking, which uses transmission downshifts to allow engine compression braking to slow the vehicle and its load, works in and out of Tow/Haul mode on the Vortec® 6.0L engine.

1 Based on the 2012 Vincentric Model Level Analysis of full-size pickups in the US Retail Market.

2 Maximum trailer ratings are calculated assuming a properly equipped base vehicle, plus driver. See dealer for details.

3 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.

4 Based on GM Large Pickup segment and EPA-est. MPG city/hwy: Silverado XFE 15/22; F-150 15/21; Ram 1500 14/20; Tundra 15/20.

5 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to ? to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.

6 Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.

7 Requires iPhone or Android platform.

8 Available on iPhone, Android and select BlackBerry devices. Services vary by phone, vehicle and conditions. Requires active OnStar subscription.

9 Requires available remote vehicle starter system.

10 Not compatible with all devices

11 Go to to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. Not compatible with all devices.

12 Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained.

13 The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge (details at tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.

14 Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.

15 Available at participating dealers only.

16 Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

17 Requires fifth-wheel trailer hitch, available diesel engine and Regular Cab model. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your Chevy dealer for additional details.

18 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.