Given the versatility of today's pickup trucks, it's no wonder that they are consistently among the top selling vehicles of all types. A great example of this is the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Whether the task is a family vacation with a boat in tow or hauling building materials home for the next big project, Chevy's talented truck is ready to take it all on. The Silverado's lineup includes everything from a minimal frills regular cab work truck to a posh crew cab that can transport six adults in supreme comfort.
As far as powertrains, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers the expected V6 and V8 options, the latter including a burly 6.2-liter mill. Though one doesn't typically buy a pickup truck for blistering acceleration, it is nonetheless impressive to note that a Silverado crew cab with 4WD and the 6.2 V8 took just 5.9 seconds to sprint to 60 mph. More practically speaking, towing capacities for the Silverado range from a maximum of 7,600 pounds with the V6 on up to 12,500 pounds with the 6.2-liter V8.
California residents who would like V6 fuel economy from their V8-powered truck may consider the "eAssist" package. Available on the LT trim level and working in concert with an added electric motor, regenerative braking and an automatic engine stop-start system, eAssist creates a mild hybrid version of the popular 5.3-liter V8 and squeezes an additional mile or two out of every gallon of gasoline. On that note, the EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 range from 17 mpg combined for a four-wheel-drive (4WD) Silverado with the 6.2-liter V8 to 20 mpg combined for two-wheel-drive (2WD) versions of the aforementioned mild hybrid and V6 trucks.
The Silverado family offers a large variety of trim levels. The aptly named Work trim has vinyl seating and floor covering, yet it is a far cry from base trucks of years past as it includes air-conditioning, cruise control, a 40/20/40-split front seat and a USB port among its standard features. On the other end of the spectrum is the LTZ, which sports LED headlights, power-folding mirrors and leather seating with heated seats in front.
For 2017, the Silverado further increases its appeal with some new features and options. One is the Teen Driver system, which will notify the truck's owner if certain conditions are realized, such as the truck exceeding a set speed limit or if the emergency safety systems come into play. We can also see the value in this option for those who frequently use valet parking. Lastly, there are various appearance packages to choose from to further set your truck apart. Whatever your preferences are, Edmunds is ready to help you find your ideal 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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Vehicle Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
Review I test drove a regular cab, standard bed model. I liked everything about the truck, except the uncomfortable driver seat. I adjusted the seat forward and backwards and all the lumbar adjustments and it was just horrible. It was only a 10 minute test drive and my butt and back were hurting me! I have a 2000 LS S10 and that worn out seat is still far superior than this truck! I have been buying new GM trucks for 35 years and never had a seat that bad!
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Is the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado-1500 safe? The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado-1500 earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 5.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
Available Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017 Submodel Types: Crew Cab, Double Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab, SS
Available Trims: LT, Work Truck, Z71 LT, LTZ, LS, Z71 LTZ, High Country, LT1, Custom, Z71, LT2, Base, LT3, SS
Exterior Colors: Summit White, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Blue Granite Metallic, Red Hot, Deep Ruby Metallic, Victory Red, Tungsten Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Brownstone Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Blue Topaz Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Graystone Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Silver Birch Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Sheer Silver Metallic, Taupe Gray Metallic, Sport Red Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Dark Green Metallic, Slate Gray Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, Havana Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Desert Brown Metallic, Rainforest Green Metallic, Slate Grey Metallic, Arrival Blue Metallic, Dark Cherry Metallic, Forest Green Metallic, Fairway Metallic, Indigo Blue Metallic, Light Pewter Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Dark Carmine Red Metallic, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Blue Ray Metallic, Medium Charcoal Gray Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Concord Metallic, Onyx Black, Wheatland Yellow (Fleet)
Interior Colors: Jet Black cloth, Jet Black leather, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents cloth, Ebony premium cloth, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents vinyl, Cocoa/Dune leather, Ebony leather, Dark Titanium cloth, Saddle leather, Jet Black/Dark Ash cloth, Dark Charcoal, Cocoa/Dune cloth, Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray Piping and Stitching leather, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Dark Ash Seats w/Jet Black Interior Accents leather, Ebony cloth, Light Titanium/Ebony premium cloth, Tan, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium leather, Dark Titanium vinyl, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium premium cloth, Graphite, Jet Black/Dark Ash vinyl, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere leather, Light Titanium/Ebony leather, Jet Black/Dark Ash leather, Ebony premium leather, Light Cashmere/Ebony leather, Medium Gray, Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere leather, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere premium cloth, Light Cashmere/Ebony cloth, Light Titanium/Ebony cloth, Light Cashmere/Dark Cashmere premium leather, Light Cashmere/Ebony premium cloth, Tan leather, Dark Charcoal leather, Light Titanium/Dark Titanium premium leather, Medium Gray leather, Tan premium cloth
Popular Features: Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, 6ft Bed, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, AWD/4WD, Aux Audio Inputs, Rear Bench Seats, 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity, Towing Hitch, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, Back-up camera, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Leather Seats, Auto Climate Control, Remote Start, Upgraded Engine, Upgraded Headlights, Mobile Internet, Heated seats, Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Alarm, Parking sensors, Navigation, 8000lb Towing Capacity, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Standard Cab, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Stereo, 8ft Bed, Sunroof/Moonroof, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, 6000lb Towing Capacity, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Rear Entertainment System, 3500lb Towing Capacity