2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review
There was a time when there were only one or two trucks that could really compete in the full-size pickup class. That’s all changed over the past couple of decades, and the field is getting more crowded every year. Drivers in State College, Port Matilda and, Lewistown are getting more discerning and demanding every day. They want a truck that not only performs with great power, reliability, hauling, and towing capacity, but which offers supreme comfort and technology options as well.
That significantly narrows down the field and among the class-leaders is the Chevrolet Silverado. This full-size pickup comes in so many options it’s dizzying and offers performance to match. Read a full and detailed review of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado from The Lake Dealerships, its options and features, and learn where you can go to get behind the wheel today.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado Upgrades
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is a full-sized pickup for moderate duty needs. It offers tons of interior room and a vast selection of engine styles, which provide solid fuel efficiency. It delivers strong hauling and towing combined with fast acceleration and superb handling, supreme comfort and ideal customization.
The Chevy Silverado also has an array of options and trim levels for supreme customization. It comes in seven trim levels: WT, LS, LT, Custom, LTZ, High Country and Z71. For more customization, they further split up among two bed lengths—six and eight feet, respectively—and three styles of cab: two-door regular, four-door extended, and crew cab styles. Some trim levels are only available in certain cab configurations.
The base WT features include xenon headlights and daytime LED running lights, bed lighting, tinted windows, cruise control, power locks, split bench front seat, a 4.2-inch color display with driver information display, USB and auxiliary audio ports, with adjustable lumbar support and upgraded cloth upholstery as an option.
Depending on which cab configuration you choose you might also get folding rear seats, power windows, and four or enhanced six-speaker audio. Optionally, you can add on the MyLink infotainment interface with a seven-inch touchscreen, a WiFi hotspot, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth, and voice commands.
New Technology Features
The 2017 Chevy Silverado features a selection of new technology features from chrome bumpers to heated powered mirrors, remote entry, satellite radio, fog lights, an auto-dim rearview mirrors, heated seats, a security system, navigation, driver memory settings, and more. You can even add safety features like a rearview camera, a lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning, emergency braking, parking sensors, and much more.
Performance and Safety
The standard engine for the Silverado is a 285-horsepower V6 which delivers a combined EPA-estimated 20 mpg. There are, however, a number of upgrade choices including: a 5.3L, 355-hp V8 which delivers 19 mpg combined; and a 6.2L V8 putting out 420 hp at 17 mpg. This mileage is estimated and, of course, varies based on transmission and drivetrain. Still, 4WD is optional at all levels and towing capacity tops out from 7,600 to 12,500 lb, depending on configuration.
Safety-wise, the new Silverado scored a perfect five-star rating from the federal government, and the top Good rating for moderate-overlap front-impact, roof strength, and side-impact tests from the IIHS.
Drive the Chevy Silverado at The Lake Dealerships
If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado for yourself, there’s only one place to go. The Lake Dealerships is the leading dealer of Chevy vehicles in the Lewistown area. Stop into our showroom for more information about options and trim levels, or schedule a test drive online.