2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS Classic 4WD Extended Cab
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The Vortec gasoline V8 engine in the Silverado 3500 Classic produces 330 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, and in our test truck, is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Capable of towing up to 12,000 lbs, its extended cab offers spacious accommodations for front-seat passengers, and acceptable space for rear seat occupants if they’re not travelling for too long. If they are, legroom will become a premium commodity. Like many of the trucks in the Truck King Challenge, the Silverado 3500 was easy to drive, accelerated briskly, and stopped with more authority than you might expect. This is less of a luxury truck than the as-tested F-350, for instance, but the price will reflect the difference. Still, a formidable performer, the gasoline engine will consume more fuel than a diesel, although it’s quicker off the line and smoother at low engine speeds.

Technical Data: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS Classic 4WD Extended Cab, long box

Base price $42,210
Options $5,235 (6-way power driver seat – $400; solar ray deep tinted glass – $165; 8.1L SFI V8 Vortec engine – $1,800; 6-speed automatic transmission – $3,045; electronic shift transfer case – $$300; skid plate package – $140; single rear wheel package – -$1,135; front halogen fog lamps – $300; see gmcanada.com for more details)
Freight $1,250
A/C tax $100
Price as tested $48,795
Engine 8.1L V8
Horsepower 330 @ 4200 rpm
Torque 450 lb-ft @ 3200
Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission
Axle ratio 4.10
Transfer case electronic shift transfer case
Tires LT265/75R16E on/of-road
Curb weight 2811 kg (6197 lbs)
GVWR 4491 kg (9900 lbs)

Payload capacity 1680 kg (3703 lbs)
Max. trailer weight 5443 kg (12000 lbs)
Wheelbase 4001 mm (157.5 in.)
Length 6264 mm (246.6 in.)
Width 2024 mm (79.7 in.)
Height 1948 mm (76.7 in.)
Box length 2479 mm (97.6 in.)
Box width between wheel housings 1270 mm (50 in.)
Rear load height N/A
Ground clearance Front: 223.5 mm (8.8 in.)
  Rear: 193 mm (7.6 in.)
Fuel consumption City: N/A
  Hwy: N/A
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/160,000 km
Assembly location Flint, Michigan

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