The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 delivers ample power and strong performance from all three of its engine options. No matter the engine or road conditions, the Silverado 1500 delivers a smooth ride. The Silverado 1500 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is available on all models.
The base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 rated at 285 horsepower and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 7,600 pounds. With 2WD, this engine delivers an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city*. This engine is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
For more power, there is an available 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8. With 383 lb-ft of torque, and with proper equipment, this engine has the ability to tow up to 11,100 pounds. It delivers a best-in-class EPA-estimated 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city*. Buyers can choose between the standard six-speed or available eight-speed automatic transmission.
At the top of the line is a 6.2-liter V8 that delivers an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Silverado 1500 has a best-in-class towing capacity of 12,500 pounds. It gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg in the city*. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission helps this engine achieve its good fuel efficiency.
Even when pulling a full, heavy load, the Silverado 1500 never feels overburdened, especially when equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Drivers will love the Silverado 1500’s responsive steering and excellent braking power, which makes navigating along winding roads smooth and manageable, even with the truck’s large size. The electric power steering also comes in handy when
you need precise steering for backing up a trailer.
Come try out all three of the Silverado 1500’s engines at Wilson GM today to see which level of performance you prefer.
*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.