2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab 4WD User Reviews
LT1 Standard Box shown
- $20,620 - $29,042
- Looks, ride, interior
- Fuel mileage
Purchased As New
Just purchased the 2500 LTZ - 4 x 4 - went with the gasoline versus Duramax Diesel - my towing requirements are light (6,000 - 8,000 lbs of infrequent towing); if heavier, go with the diesel which is where diesel really shines. Otherwise save the $8,000. Drove the Duramax and it is very impressive, good low end power, noise abates quickly after warmed up.
The Silverado is way out in front of the Ford and Dodge counterparts -better ride, nicer interior, and equal or better capacity. LTZ with few or any added options gives you a very nice interior, leather seats, nice radio, seat heaters, etc., without the really expensive navigation, rear screens, etc. By the time you get the LT package with a few goodies, you're better off getting the LTZ with few or any added options.
After first week, no remorse at all, glad I went with the Chevy....read morehide
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- This truck pulls unlike any other, great interior and exterior, and this truck will never get stuck.
- The mileage gets about 9 miles but put a K&N air filter and a chip on it and you will get BETTER mpg
Just a great truck and i would get it over any other truck besides the Chevy Duramax Diesel.
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- I do have a juice chip, and getting 18 mpg city and hwy (at 70 mph). Great pulling power.
- No real negatives.
My first diesel (and first HD truck) and I'm very happy with the purchase. Adjusting for the difference in the price of diesel vs gasoline, it's roughly the same cost to drive as my suburban. The truck gets 18 city AND highway (can get over 20mpg if I drive it at about 55-60 mph... i do have a juice chip in it). I also take business clients out in it (it's nice enough to dress up !). Just rolled 100,000 miles and not a hiccup. Did have to replace the front joints though....read morehide
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- relatively refined ride and handling, smooth, powerful, and very quiet diesel engine
- size and turning radius is a real handful in some parking lots
Overall the diesel engine and allison transmission were the deciding factors for my purchase. I traded in a less powerful and much noisier Nissan Titan King Cab. The chevy dealer tried to talk me out of the diesel saying "on paper you have to drive alot of miles for it to pay off..." However I paid extra for the power and fuel 16 mpg all around fuel economy (hard driving). I knew what to expect before the purchase and spent about $10,000 upgrading the drivetrain and engine and this nearly 7000 pound truck is refined, efficient, roomy, safe, and very fast. I appreciate a vehicle that can get out of its own way. My wife drives a 2007 Yukon Denali with a base corvette engine. Its powerful 417 ft lbs torque at the flywheel or 320 at the rear wheels. I had my pickup dyno tested and it has 765lbs of torque at the wheels. If you wish for a practical, roomy sleeper that accelerates like it should probably be outlawed then this is your choice....read morehide
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