Chevrolet produces some of the top trucks in the world, so let’s see how this year’s models stack up.
Comparing New 2017 Chevy Trucks
Take an in-depth look at the new 2017 Chevy trucks to see why they hold such a strong reputation as some of the best trucks on the planet.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy’s most popular truck continues to be the Silverado 1500, the best seller among new 2017 Chevy trucks. This is a dependable all-around pickup truck that works well for anyone, from your average truck owner to people who put their truck to work on a daily basis. The Silverado has received numerous quality awards, which only strengthens its reputation. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado has an updated front end and hood, which gives it a modern look, while maintaining its high-strength design that makes it both rugged and durable. This year’s model comes with updated LED headlights, which Chevy promises to be brighter and to last longer. Depending on what version you buy, LED lights are also incorporated into the running lamps, turn signals, taillights and fog lights. Among the qualities owners appreciate about the Silverado 1500 are the high-strength steel bed, which can take an incredible beating and carry a maximum payload of 2,260 pounds, and the towing capacity of its 420 horsepower engine, which is12,000 pounds. While the Silverado 1500 is a tough, durable pickup, it also boasts impressive comfort, with a quiet cab and plenty of modern features, including WiFiand Chevrolet Mylink with color touch-screen display. There are also many upgrades available, so you can pick the features you want to make you Silverado 1500 all your own. In addition, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado continues to improve on safety, offering its Forward Collision Alert, which is designed to prevent collisions. An Active Safety Alert package includes lane keep assist, safety alert driver seat and park assist.
For those who require more power and performance, especially for professional applications when buying a 2017 Chevy truck, the Silverado 2500HD is a wise choice. With the ability to tow 18,000 pounds and a payload of 3,500 pounds, the 2017 Silverado HD is equipped for the toughest jobs. Chevy offers two engine options with the truck, the standard gasoline 6.0L V8 and the 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8. One of the most impressive features of the Silverado 2500HD is the box, which features high-strength steel with lateral support from nine cross-members. The 2017 edition features a box that is both lighter and stronger than previous models. Designed specifically with towing in mind, the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD comes with Trailer Sway Control, which automatically detects if a trailer is swaying then applies the brakes with the Trailer Brake Controller. The vehicle's braking system can detect how much braking is required when towing and adjusts it based on travel uphill or downhill. Silverado 2500HD buyers can choose from a variety of accessories, including spray-in bed liner, corner step rear bumper, ladder rack, assist steps, bed step and stationary toolbox. While the exterior of the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD is tough and functional, the 2017 interior is nearly as impressive. It offers an amazingly quiet ride, customizable displays, convenient controls and WiFi connection.
The heaviest duty 2017 Chevy truck is the Silverado 3500 HD, which is made for the toughest jobs any truck owner can demand from their pickup. A Silverado 3500HD can tow 23,200 pounds and claims a maximum payload of 7,153 pounds. There is not much it cannot tow or carry. Buyers can choose between the 6.0L gasoline V8 or the 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. As with the Silverado 2500HD, the 3500HD also comes equipped with Trailer Sway Control and brake system control, to make hauling easier and safer. In addition, the 3500HD also comes equipped with a rear vision camera, which can help you in hooking up your trailer. The Silverado 3500HD is also equipped with all exterior features found on the 2500HD as well as the interior features, including MyLink and WiFi.
Those looking for a smaller pickup with the same Chevy reputation for quality and durability can find both in the 2017 Colorado. This dependable midsize truck boasts a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,540 pounds, making it suitable for many jobs. The Colorado ZR2 is designed specifically for off-roading, with its 3.6L V6 gasoline engine or 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Engine. Yet it provides incredible comfort on the paved road, making it a versatile pickup for all of your needs. The Colorado also comes in a standard 2.5L I-4 gasoline engine. The Colorado boasts a fuel mileage of up to 30 miles per gallon, which is among the best available in a midsize truck. The Colorado makes it easy to store and haul a wide range of items, with its GearOn storage, two-tier loading and bed divider. Like other Chevy trucks, the Colorado offers impressive comfort in the cab. Equipped with either cloth or leather seats, the truck provides plenty of legroom and storage. Colorado owners also enjoy the latest in technology, with an available Bose sound system, WiFi connectivity and Chevy’s MyLink system. The Colorado offers technology to help keep young drivers safe. It features Teen Driver technology, which includes audio muting until all passengers are buckled and a teen driving report to see how young drivers are performing on the road. The Colorado’s safety features include some of the best technology available in a midsize pickup truck. With features like a rear vision camera, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, drivers are more likely to avoid collisions and enjoy a safer experience on the road. For those who would like to upgrade their Colorado, they can choose from one of the Colorado special editions, which include the Colorado Shoreline, Colorado Custom and the Z71 Midnight Edition.