2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Competing in the pickup truck market can be pretty tough with all the choices available. To combat this, Chevrolet gave the Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks a boost in power and towing capability. Going as high as 18,000 pounds for towing for the Silverado 2500HD and 23,000 pounds for the Silverado 3500HD. That’s some serious towing power. With a new diesel engine option, this kind of power can be put under the hood of any 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD.
Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8
Avail. Engine Type
Like most pickup trucks today, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is available in multiple configurations. There is a 3-passenger regular sized cab, available to the WT and LT trims; a 6-passenger double-sized cab, available to the WT, LT, and LTZ trims; and a 6-passenger crew cab, available to all trims. There are also two drivetrains, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Lastly, there are two bed options, an long box and a standard box.
There are two engines available on the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The standard on all trims is a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine with sequential fuel injection (SFI), a high-performance version of fuel injection, and variable valve timing technology, a process of altering the intake and exhaust of fuel and air into and out of the engine’s cylinders. This allows the engine to generate up to 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Another engine is available, a Duramax 6.6-liter turbo diesel V8 engine capable of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
When it comes to towing, it’s a pretty simple clean cut between engines. If looking to tow around 14,000 pounds, then consumers will do fine with the standard Vortex engine, able to tow up to 14,800 pounds. If looking for more, the Duramax engine boasts a total of 18,100 pounds. Surprising what a turbo diesel engine can do for a truck’s towing capacity.
When it comes to style, many options are available for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. This is a theme with Chevrolet trucks, offering the consumer choices - if the consumer has the cash, they can customize this heavy duty pickup truck as much as they want. So here’s a list of what comes standard: the WT, LT, and LTZ come with a front and rear chrome bumper, a CornerStep bumper that makes getting in and out of the truck bed easier, a chrome grille, tailgate and bed rail protection caps, and cargo area lamps.
While available on these trims, 6-inch chromed tubular steps are standard on the High Country trim, but not the chrome bumpers; the CornerStep rear bumper is standard and so is the cargo lamp, along with fog lamps and the chrome grille. Features available or standard on trims past the base, WT, consist of a spray-on bedliner, an EZ-lift and lower tailgate, a power sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, and deep-tinted glass (solar absorbing on the WT). Several packages are available to increase the comfort, convenience, and pure aesthetic appeal. In order of the lineup, the truck rides on either 17-inch painted steel wheels, 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels, or 20-inch chromed aluminum wheels.
Inside the Silverado 2500HD is much of the same; many options are left available but not standard until higher into the lineup. Standard features consist of a driver information center, a 60/40 rear folding bench seat*, and a front 40/20/40 split bench seat*. Found on other trims are a driver information center on a 4.2-inch color display, dual-zone automatic air condition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a front 40/20/40 split-bench seat with underseat storage (only the LT), leather-trimmed seats, a leather trimmed steering wheel, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera†, a remote vehicle starter system, and remote keyless entry†.
On the WT, LT, and LTZ trims is a 6-speaker audio system; the WT trim comes with a 4.2-inch color screen display, whereas the LT and LTZ come with Chevrolet MyLink on an 8-inch color touchscreen. The High Country trim comes with a Bose 7-speaker system with a subwoofer and Chevrolet MyLink with navigation on an 8-inch screenǂ. Bluetooth technology for phones, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and Onstar Guidance for 3 months is standard on all trims, but optional on the WT. There are also various packages than can increase the comfort, convenience, and entertainment one finds in the vehicle. Look for the convenience package for the WT and LT; the LT Plus package; LTZ Plus package; Chrome Essentials; Driver Alert; Rear Entertainment; and GearOn bar packages.
Safety Features and Warranty
In terms of safety, the standard features consist of an airbag system, stability and traction control systems, and teen driver mode. Available on other trims is front and rear park assist, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and a theft-deterrent system.
All new Chevrolet vehicles are backed by a three-year or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty (100,000 miles for qualified fleet purchases). Additionally, the vehicle’s exterior is protected by a 3-year or 36,000-mile corrosion warranty, a 6-year or 100,000-mile rust-through warranty, and buyers receive complimentary roadside assistance for 5 years or 60,000 miles. There is also a 2-year scheduled maintenance plan that comes standard.