2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab

Matt Tierney

Does this truck have a dual-clutch automatic transmission? Of course it doesn't, but it certainly feels like it -- so quick is the Allison six-speed automatic. The Silverado 2500HD is quick, too, as the 6.6-liter Duramax's 765 lb-ft of earth-moving torque is very evident from the push of the accelerator pedal.

The bulging hood and the forged-aluminum wheels are very attractive. My Chevy-loving brother-in-law ogled the rims so much that I feared he would remove them from the snazzy 2500HD and install them on his ten-year-old half-ton Chevy pickup. This fully loaded test vehicle features all kinds of other cool stuff, too, such as navigation, heated leather seats, satellite radio, a power sliding rear window, and a sunroof. Still, $60,000 seems a bit steep for a vehicle whose interior is merely adequate (and almost identical to that of our 2007 Four Seasons Chevy Suburban).

Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor

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