GM is credited with making some of the most dependable and durable pickup trucks for decades. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one among those popular contenders. It is a rugged and features rich light-duty truck that has been a favorite with buyers, and copes with rivals from Ram and Toyota with aplomb. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 gets a nice makeover, both inside and outside.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Body and Designs:
There are several noteworthy new features in 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. You get 2 enticing new body colors to pick from and styling gets minor revision. Seems like technology gets a major boost with the addition of Teen Driver mode.
The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 may not appear as menacing the Ram Power Wagon, however, it does exude a rugged off-road appeal. The design is quite boxy and angular with a massive grille and rectangular headlamps covering the front. Also, the backside is somewhat understated with Chevrolet logo in middle and wraparound taillights. There are 9 body colors, the new additions being Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. The body style is crew cab with the short and standard bed. As for trim, there are 7 choices- WT, LS, LT, LTZ, Z71 and range-topping High Country. You can also opt for special edition Rally 1 and Rally 2 models that come with special black wheels and can be ordered in double cab setup.
The cabin of 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is crafted with precision, rare for a light pickup truck. Based on the trim you select upholstery choices can vary from 2 to 6. Both front and back seats are large and spacious for adult passengers. The aerodynamic windshield, tuned exhaust system, and Triple-seal inlaid doors ensure the ride remains more or less quiet. The cabin also has USB ports and you may opt for an 110V power outlet. The bed, made of high-strength steel offers enhanced durability.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Power Expectations:
The Chevy Silverado 1500 2017 is equipped with GM’s much-touted EcoTec3 engines that offer good fuel economy under varied driving conditions. The entry-level 4.3-liter EcoTec3 engine makes 285 hp. The top end 6.2-liter engine generates 420 hp while the middle of the road 5.3-liter engine produces 355 hp.
Based on engine chosen, towing capacity varies from 7600 pounds to 12500 pounds. Also it is important to note that maximum payload is 2,250 pounds.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Specifications:
When it comes to included technology and safety features 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 fares well. Entry level trims get a 7-inch- color diagonal touchscreen and finally higher trims levels are equipped with a bigger 8-inch unit. The infotainment system, powered by Chevrolet Mylink is compatible with Apple Car play and also with Android Auto.
Selected trims like LT and LTZ can be equipped with wireless phone charging and it is a standard feature in High Country models. New to the 2017 Silverado is Teen Driver mode and it is available in all trims. With it, certain safety features cannot be deactivated and vehicle features can be restricted. You also get OnStar 4G LTE that comes with Wi-Fi hotspot, standard in all trims except WT. Operating the vehicle features remotely becomes easier by using myChevrolet Mobile App.
The safety features include Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, antilock brakes and of course read vision camera. Of course, you get the mandatory set of airbags. The Z71 Off-Road Package is available for LT and LTZ trims. It includes all-terrain tires, off-road tuned suspension, Hill Descent Control and skid plates also. LTZ and upper trims get full LED lighting setup.
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 – Price and Expected Release Date:
The base trim has a price of $27,800 and LS costs $40,885, for LTZ the price is $47,025. The LT with Z71 Package costs $44,365 and seems like that LTZ with same packages will have a price of $48,590. Top end High Country can be bought for $53,800 at the default configuration. It will be made available for sale in last quarter of 2016.
There are many things to like about the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. The light duty pickup truck has a solid build and trim choices offer something for various types of buyers. Finally, the engines are powerful and interior can be customized in several ways. Technological upgrades in the 2017 model make it a suitable choice over category rivals.