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The 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD: Not Your Average Pickup Truck


Whether at the construction site or on the meanest of mean streets of Kansas City, the 2017 Silverado 2500HD has just enough charm and more than enough muscle to get any job done. As one of Chevy’s best-selling pickup trucks, the Silverado 2500HD is available in four tried-and-true trims (WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country) with a variety of other “Special Edition” options also on the table. But no matter which version you opt for, you’re in for a treat.


“HD” Stands for “Heavy Duty”

Standard across the Silverado 2500 lineup is a Vortec® 6.0L V8 that makes 360 horsepower (at just 5400 rpm) and 380 lb.-ft. of torque (at 4200 rpm). This powerful V8 allows the Silverado to tow more than 14,000 pounds—or the equivalent of an overweight Asian elephant—and haul payloads up to 3,500 lbs.

For the most impressive amounts of thrust, our Kansas City Chevy dealership recommends making the upgrade to the new Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8. If this engine’s 910 lb.-ft. of torque—a 19% increase from last year’s offering—makes other heavy-duty trucks quiver, then its class-leading 445 horsepower should have them crying for Momma. It’s also paired with an excellent Allison® transmission that helps the Silverado 2500HD tow over 18,000 pounds with ease.

Of course, these engines aren’t the sole reason for the Silverado’s powerhouse prowess; it’s also got nine lateral cross sections along its high-strength steel frame to increase payload rating, built-in features like a Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck hitch (optional) to improve stabilization, and Digital Steering Assist and a Trailer Brake Control (also optional) to tie it all together. Even the redesigned hood vent helps to enable more confident hauling, especially on when hauling boats or campers on the highways.


An Extremely Functional Truck Bed

Even if towing a boat to your favorite lake isn’t on the agenda—live a little, guys and gals—the Silverado 2500HD’s truck bed won’t disappoint in your day-to-day. It features a roll-formed steel cargo box that’s both lightweight and sturdier than your Dad’s old stamped-steel version. The available spray-in bedliner is bonded directly to the top layer, offering a watertight and durable finish to the Silverado’s already polished bed. And if you always find yourself in need of a literal pick-me-up, the Silverado-exclusive Cornerstep Rear Bumper should come in handy.

Other Silverado accessories to help you stay on task include the following:

  • Trailering Camera – It acts as the middleman to help you avoid damage from blind spots, line up your trailer and hitch, and keep an eye on anything you’re towing along.
  • Fifth-Wheel Hitch – The fifth-wheel trailer hitch is designed to install easily—just drop and secure—and works in tandem with the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package.
  • Cargo Tie-Downs – Available along the upper and lower lips, each tie-down is rated to secure as much as 250 pounds.
  • LED Bed Lights – Illuminate your cargo for easier nighttime access.
  • Hard Tonneau Cover – This foldable cover keeps your cargo protected from the elements and thieving fingers.

When you buy or lease a Silverado 2500HD from our Car dealership in Olathe, ask us about ordering and installing any of these optional accessories. They’re well worth it.

A Modern Cabin Fit for a King

The Silverado 2500HD’s cabin is a shining example of what other big rigs should aspire to be.

Sound-deafening windows and triple-sealed doors keep the whooshing wind sounds where they belong. Firm seats offer ample support and comfort for any road trip. Large knobs, dials, and buttons are conveniently located and can be controlled by even heavily gloved hands. A 7-inch touchscreen is situated at the top of the center stack—an 8-inch display is also available—and is the portal to the Chevy MyLink infotainment system and Teen Driver Report Cards. Depending on your selected trim and package, the Silverado also features a wireless charging pad, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, heated steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, Bose® surround sound and more.


Tackle Anything with a New Silverado in Kansas City

Built for any job, big or small, the all-new 2017 Silverado 2500HD makes life easier. With more than enough power and a bevy of modern-day features, this Silverado is deserving of every accolade and award handed to it. And our Olathe Chevy dealers believe that you deserve it all, too.

Come view our lineup of new Silverado 2500HD trucks today, and discover how much simpler your job could be! Contact McCarthy Chevrolet at (913) 754-7208 or visit our showroom at 675 N Rawhide Road in Olathe, KS. In addition to the 2017 Silverado, we also sell a variety of used cars and other new Chevy models, so be sure to browse our current Chevrolet deals to see how far your budget can go.


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