For those who want to tow and haul oversize loads and look good while at it, Chevrolet offers its 2016 Silverado 3500HD. This 1 ton heavy-duty pickup received a great redesign for the 2015 model year, but this year's model nevertheless offers a few added tweaks to its options packages, exterior color choices, and technology. There are 4 trim levels for the Silverado 3500HD: the base Work Truck (WT), the LT, the LTZ, and the top-shelf High Country. There are 3 cab configurations: including the 2-door, 3-passenger Regular Cab, the 4-door, 5- or 6-passenger Double Cab, and the spacious 5- or 6-passenger Crew Cab. The LTZ comes in Double Cab and Crew Cab configurations only, and the High Country is available only with the Crew Cab. There are two bed length available on the 3500HD lineup: a 6.5-foot “standard” bed (Crew Cabs only) and a 8.2-foot long bed. The 2016 Silverado 3500HD continues to offer either SRW, DRW, often referred to as “dualies”, and standard RWD that can be augmented by an optional on-demand, part-time 4WD that features a 2-speed transfer case and auto-locking hubs. All trim levels again carry a standard auto-locking rear differential and standard trailer sway control. The 2016 Silverado 3500HD fleet include 3 new colors: Red Hot, Siren Red Tintcoat (Double Cab only), and Butte Red Metallic (Crew Cab only). Higher trim levels get some changes to the options packages like a new remote locking tailgate, a wireless charging system, a reworked power-steering rack, and The MyLink touchscreen display, unfortunately, has been downsized from 8 inches to 7. Powering the 2016 Silverado 3500HD is a 360-hp 6.0-liter Flex-Fuel V8 engine. Paired with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the V8 puts out 380 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow up to 14,600lbs. when properly equipped. A significant increase in power is available to all 3500HD trims with an optional 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. Look for 397 hp and an astonishing 765 lb-ft of torque from this potent mill when coupled to a hefty version of the 6-speed shiftable automatic, which translates into an increased towing capacity of 23,200lbs. As usual, no fuel economy estimates are available for any 1-ton or above pickup on the market. Optional equipment for the 2016 Silverado 3500HD lineup includes rear-seat DVD entertainment, 2 rear axle ratios, towing mirrors, a power sunroof, power-adjustable pedals, a heated steering wheel, and GPS navigation. The Z71 Off-Road package returns, but only on trucks equipped with 4WD. This package includes beefier shock absorbers, heavy-duty front stabilizer bars, descent control, and unique styling tweaks. Standard safety equipment aboard the 3500HD is rear head-protection airbags, 4-wheel antilock braking (ABS), traction and stability control, and front side-mounted airbags. All trims except the WT feature daytime running lights, OnStar emergency telematics, and a post-collision safety system. The Driver Alert package is optional for all trims, and includes lane-departure warnings, a forward collision alert, and a safety-alert driver’s seat. Owners still find the current versions of this Chevy truck a hassle to park, not to mention to fit in the garage, but virtually all owners agree that the Silverado 3500HD’s power and performance makes even the heaviest work light. The 2016 Silverado 3500HD is to again rival Ford’s F-350 and Ram’s 3500 for dominance in the heavy-hauling market.