2016 Chevrolet Silverado
2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2017 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ

Pros: Expansive passenger and cargo room; well-designed technology features; broad range of models, body configurations, and powertrains to choose from

Cons: Prices rise quickly as options are added; ride comfort doesn’t quite match Ram 1500—it’s a bit jiggly over rough pavement

CG Says: The Chevrolet Silverado is little changed for 2017. A teen-driver monitor is newly standard and the Enhanced Driver Alert Package now includes low-speed automatic braking. A capless fuel filler is also new. Maximum trailer rating increases from 12,000 to 12,500 pounds. The Silverado benefits from refined, efficient-for-the-class powertrains; lots of in-cab storage areas; and comfortable, quiet crew-cab interiors. It rides well and we like that it doesn’t feel as lumbering as some of its competitors do on the road. Overall, it’s a really nice truck that does most everything pretty well. While Chrysler’s Ram 1500 still gets the nod as our favorite big pickup, this Chevy is still a Best Buy as well.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) Pickup Truck
Passenger Count 3 or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA, Mexico
Base Prices (only select models listed)
WT Reg. Cab, 6.6-ft box: $27,585
LS Double Cab, 6.6-ft box: $33,360
LT Crew Cab, 5.75-ft box: $40,175
LTZ 4×4 Crew Cab, 5.75-foot box: $47,175
High Country 4×4 Crew Cab, 6.5-ft box: $54,925

Base Engine
4.3-liter V6
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
5.3-liter V8
Horsepower
355
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-23

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21