Silverado 1500’s 12,500-lb. max trailering rating tops the segment for crew cab models.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado line is heading into its 4th year since a significant redesign. Chevy has already been adjusting the Silverado look and adding some essential characteristics most notably, a more carefully detailed front end design, more broadly accessible 8 speed automatic transmissions, reinforced active safety equipment, and new generation MyLink infotainment systems. The set of modifications must maintain sales going strong, as they’ve been since GM redid these trucks for 2014, when they rolled up a design that falls carefully in step with high quality models from the automaker. A more vertical, chiseled some would say boxy look was given to the Silverado then, with a far much more vertical however better trimmed interior appearance to fit.
In 2013’s processed look adds up to some sharpening and finer detail right in front end, with distinct grilles for each model, Light-emitting diode touch lighting across the board, and more utilization of LEDs on top models. Whilst the Silverado might look every bit an immediate competitor to the Ford F-150 the differences in engineering strategy between these two trucks could not be more distinct. GM basically sticks to a steel bodied layout and conventional, large displacement engines, while Ford has proceeded to downsized, turbocharged engines and aluminium intensive building. Even though the motor sizes in the 2017 Chevy Silverado line are likely going to be familiar to repeat GM truck owners, just about everything else is different, and it is all been completely modernized in latest years.
That is an adequate amount of torque to even be coupled with the heavier crew cab models, and we have a tendency to think it is gutsy enough for all, but the most severe towing and hauling needs. With the 5.3 litre V-8, you get 355 horsepower and 383 lb-foot, whilst the top 6.2 litre V-8, at 420 hp and 460 pound-foot, offers the most capacity, it may tow up to 12, 000 pounds. Models with the 6.2 litre last year got a brand new -speed automatic transmission, and for 2017 the 8 speed is accessible with the 5.3 litre V-8 in the LTZ As well as High Country models.
The new 8 speed closer span of ratios taps into either motor power better and may bring some towing and hauling ease, however it really hurts EPA fuel economics ratings. With the Silverado’s redesign 3 years ago it made major increases in ride and accomplishment. With its well tuned ride As well as responsive handling, it is perhaps the most enjoyable of all of the full size trucks from the driver’s seat. That is thanks in part to a little better handling control, front springs were made stiffer, and two stage leaf springs and twin tube valving add finesse.