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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • New Midnight HD appearance package available
  • Available 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Remote locking tailgate is available
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a popular full-size pickup truck that is based on the same platform as the GMC Sierra 1500. It competes with the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, and Toyota Tundra. The Silverado comes in a regular-cab, double-cab, and crew-cab bodystyles. Cargo-box lengths range from 5 feet 8 inches to 8 feet.

Seven trims are available: the WT, LS, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71, and High Country.

Last year, the Silverado 1500 underwent a minor facelift. The front-end continues to feature Chevy’s signature double-stacked headlights, which align to a massive front grille. Several trim levels have available “Special Edition” exterior packages. The new Midnight HD package includes black 18-inch wheels, black bumpers and grille, black emblems, and a bedliner. The base Silverado comes with standard HID headlights and 17-inch wheels. Available features a chrome bumper, a trailer hitch receiver, power/heated side mirrors, power side steps, and automatic high beam headlights.

Under the hood the Silverado 1500 is powered by a standard 285-hp, 4.3-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and rear- (RWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). A more powerful 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 is also available. The LTZ and higher trim levels have an available 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. economy for the Silverado V-6 is an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg city/highway. It slightly lowers to a 16/23 mpg rating for the Silverado 5.3-liter, while the 6.2-liter model lowers even further to a 15/21 mpg rating.

Inside, the Silverado features a standard cloth interior with a 40/20/40 split-bench seat. Leather upholstery and under seat storage are also available. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes a 4.2-inch display, USB ports, and an auxiliary port. It can be upgraded to the MyLink multimedia system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot (with subscription), Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Bose premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows/locks. Available features dual-zone automatic climate control, an automatic dimming rear view mirror, power/heated front seats, and a wireless smartphone charging station.

All bodystyles of the Silverado 1500 earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The LT and LTZ trims have an available Z71 Off-Road package, which includes off-road tuned suspension, Rancho shocks, skid plates, hill descent control, an automatic locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires. Standard safety features include front airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an automatic locking differential.  Available features include a backup camera, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and park assist.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 - 18 MPG
  • Highway: 20 - 24 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

245 of 260 (94%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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