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The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: As Rugged as Ever


There are only a few things more iconic in America than Chevrolet’s most popular pickup, though none of them come close to the distinguished presentation of the 2017 Silverado 1500. With a bevy of new features and style choices, this year’s Silverado is ready to make its rivals shake in their boots—and at your Chevy dealership near Independence, MO, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, we’re glad to be in its corner. Let’s see what comes with the now-available 2017 Silverado 1500, shall we?

2017 Chevy Silverado

What’s New in the 2017 Silverado?

Chevy put its newest half-ton behemoth under a bright spotlight thanks to a series of updates, changes, and newly added features.

On the outside, the Silverado sports a few alterations. First, the Silverado does away with three color choices that were available across the 2016 model (Slate Grey, Tungsten, and Autumn Breeze Metallic, in case you were wondering). In its place, you’ll find two metallic colors: Graphite and Pepperdust. Standard all-season blackwall tires and a capless fuel port are also new.

The High Country Premium Package has been deleted in 2017, though the High Country Silverado now includes some of its lost features, including IntelliBeam headlamps, power adjustable pedals, a heated steering wheel, and Enhanced Driver Alerts.

Inside the 2017 Silverado 1500 is where the magic happens. Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray interior trim is a welcome addition to the cabin, as is Chevy MyLink’s Android Audio and Apply CarPlay integration on top of its improved system speed. An innovative GM app store (Gm’s AppShop) is also built into the MyLink IO5 and IO6 radios, allowing you to browse and install such apps directly onto your car like it’s some sort of mobile jukebox.

If it is a jukebox, it’s the safest one on the road; Teen Driver and a rearview camera are now standard safety features starting at the LT trim, while Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking is a fresh addition to the Enhanced Driver Alert Package. This package of accident-prevention tech is offered on the Silverado 1LT regular cab, LTZ double or crew cab, and High Country trim levels.

New Year, Same Impressive Personality

Expanding on the 2016 Silverado 1500 redesign, Chevy’s latest pickup is as roomy and functional as ever, showcasing its refined look from floor mat to headliner.

2017 Chevy Silverado

The cabin features a cluster of six gauges easily visible no matter the position of the steering wheel, and the center stack is laid out intuitively, enticing any digital-savvy driver to customize their ride. Ambient lighting is just bright enough to accentuate all the important features in the dark, and the steel cabin structure and inlaid doors make for a relatively movement-free ride while also sealing noise out (and in).

Two seating configurations are available depending on cab style: bucket seats and 40/20/40-split bench seats, with the latter being the most utilized due to its incredible flexibility. Highly durable materials are used on the seats, floors, and side panels, offering an incomparable amount of stain- and rip-resistance.

All models of the Silverado offer storage beyond what’s normal for a pickup in its class. A deep and wide stowage area sits inside the center console, offering one full cubic foot of lockable space—it can store any modern laptop or tablet with ease—and is supremely versatile thanks to the available 40/20/40-split armrest. For additional storage, the Silverado’s dedicated phone holder sits nearby the built-in USB ports, and a bi-level glove compartment easily separates your work gloves from your other gear.

Mobile device charging is made simpler with the Wireless Charging station, which is standard on the Silverado High Country, and optional on LT and LTZ models with bucket seats. Available OnStar 4G LTE and WiFi connectivity is enhanced by previous models’ standards, supporting up to seven devices near the vehicle hub, and allowing users to remote start, lock/unlock, or activate its horn and lights from anywhere with a mobile data connection. On the higher tiers, you’ll also find standard and optional rear-seat entertainment systems, Bose premium audio, and 9.2-inch LCD displays.

In addition to the newly standard rear-vision camera on and above LT trims, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with occupant-protection features that include: six airbags and a 360-degree sensor system, LATCH anchors, StabiliTrak with rollover mitigation, Trailer Sway Control, Hill-Start Assist, Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep, and Safety Alert Seats, which are exclusive to the segment.

Maximized Functionality from Front to Back

Offered as a full-size pickup, the 2017 Silverado comes in regular, double, and crew cabs with short, standard, and long box configurations. Each box is highlighted by a mounted light and designed as a two-tier loading section to offer extreme cargo resourcefulness. Haul dirty stuff on the top platform and keep items on the bottom tier secure and clean—what a simple solution.

The removable EZ Lift-and-Lower simplifies things further by providing easy access to truck bed and can even be remotely locked. Four tie-down points are located in the lower corners of the bed, and four upper-rail hooks are optional, each of which is rated to handle up to 250 pounds. Additional tie-down hooks are available for purchase from our Chevy accessory store.

The NHT Max Trailering Package comes with a max payload rating of 2,260 pounds and a trailering rating of 12,000 pounds. With the 2017 Silverado, you can bank on its seriously powerful towing capabilities thanks to features like a 9.76-inch rear axle, refined shock tuning and control, trailer brakes, G80 locking differential, composite hitch, four- and seven-pin connectors, and resilient rear springs.

2017 Chevy Silverado

As part of the EcoTec3 corps, three engines are available in the Silverado: the standard 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, and the 6.2L V8. Direct-injected with cylinder deactivation tech, all motors utilize power when needed, and store it when it’s not.

The 4.3L engine is rated at 285 HP and makes 305 lb-ft of torque—the most torque provided out of just about any of the segment’s V6 options.

The 5.3L motor is certified at 355 HP and 383 lb-ft of torque, and its EPA-estimated 23 MPG highway is perhaps the best of any V8-equipped truck.

The 6.2L V8 produces 420 horsepower and an incredible 460 pound-foot of torque. Matched with the available eight-speed transmission, this V8 is available on LTZ and High Country models.

Grab a Great Deal on the New 2017 Silverado near Kansas City

Whether you’re looking at buying a truck for work or play, don’t wait to get your hands on one of the country’s most treasured pickups. 100% durable without giving up any of its polished demeanor, the 2017 Chevy Silverado sticks out in a crowd—and so will you when seated behind its steering wheel.

View our online inventory of 2017 Silverado models for sale. When you’re ready to take the next step toward your future, visit McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, your local Chevy dealer near Kansas City and Blue Springs, MO. You can contact us at (816) 875-4678 or find our new Chevy and used car dealership in Lee’s Summit at 945 SE Oldham Parkway. It would be our pleasure to find you an affordable Chevy lease special on the new Silverado or any of our other Chevy models.




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