2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance blue exterior model

Have you been looking for a full-size pickup truck that delivers confident output and serious towing and payload capabilities that can handle all the jobs you’ve got in mind? There are three different engine choices on the new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, including a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, and a 6.2L V8. When properly equipped, the Silverado can tow up to 12,500 pounds and handle a payload of up to 2,430 pounds. Take the time to explore the performance specs available on each engine option from the 2017 Silverado 1500, and make it to Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights for a test drive.

4.3L EcoTec3 V6 Engine

The standard base engine on all but the top two trim levels on the Silverado 1500 is a 4.3L V6 that’s good for 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. It comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, and—like all Silverados—power can be sent to a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive system. When properly equipped, the Silverado with this engine can tow up to 7,600 pounds and handle a max payload of 1,980 pounds.

5.3L EcoTec3 V8 Engine

Next in the lineup is a 5.3L V8, which comes standard on the LTZ and High Country trims and can be added to the lower trim levels. With this engine under the hood, the Silverado 1500 makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission comes standard, but you can also go with a sophisticated eight-speed automatic. With this engine, the Silverado can tow up to 11,000 pounds and take a payload of 2,430 when properly equipped.

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 Engine

If you’re in need of even more power than that, then you can upgrade to a 6.2L V8 engine on LTZ and High Country trim levels. This engine comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers a commanding total output of a class-leading 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, this engine is capable of a best-in-class towing capacity of 12,500 pounds. In terms of payload, you can look for this V8 to handle a load of up to 2,160 pounds.

Find Out What the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Can Do on the Road

Reading the specs is one thing, and getting behind the wheel is another. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 drives with confidence and precision, and you can see so for yourself when you take it for a spin at Sunrise Chevrolet. Our doors are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday until 6:00 p.m. If you need any help or want to find out more before your visit, feel free to contact us online or give us a call at 630-984-7554.