Videos uncover real-world evaluations with Ford and Dodge heavy-duty diesel pickups
DETROIT — Chevrolet takes a heavy-duty pickup conflict to a exam lane and a towering roads in HD to HD, a video array that pits 2011 Silverado HD pickups opposite a foe in real-world tests of capabilities that matter to real-world lorry buyers.
“We wanted to get divided from spec-sheet comparisons and uncover how these trucks perform in a genuine world,” pronounced Rick Spina, tellurian car line executive for full distance trucks. “To do so, we intent an eccentric association to exam a Silverado HD with a Duramax diesel and Allison delivery head-to-head with a competition, and record those tests for everybody to see.”
The tests embody acceleration, passing, and braking tests, all conducted with a installed bed, or in some cases, a installed trailer. Other tests magnitude a efficacy of a empty brakes on prolonged downgrades and a rigidity of a frames during twist-ditch simulations. Competitors were diesel-powered 2011 Ford Super Duties, and in some tests, 2011 Dodge Ram HDs.
For example, in a zero-to-96 km/hr exam of three-quarter ton models with a 1,500-pound load, designed to copy merging onto a bustling freeway, a Silverado 2500HD outpaced a F-250 Super Duty, 7.66 seconds to 8.36 seconds, notwithstanding a slight advantage in published horsepower and torque ratings for a Ford.
We worked tough on a Duramax-Allison multiple to broach torque uniformly via a whole energy band, pronounced Spina. That is what gives us class-leading acceleration.
Silverado HD pickups showed a identical advantage in acceleration tests on a 7-percent grade, and in flitting tests during both sea turn and during 6,000 feet while towing installed trailers.
For additional sum on a tests, greatfully impute to a HD to HD Video Summaries.
Spina hosts a videos with Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long. AMCI Testing, an eccentric association used by many carmakers, was intent by Chevrolet to control and plead a tests.
Silverado HDs real-world opening helped make it a Motor Trends 2011 Truck of a Year.
The full set of HD to HD videos can be noticed during chevrolet.com/hd-to-hd-truck-comparison.
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