When it comes to buying a full-size pickup truck, there is no shortage of options available to Canadian consumers. Among the most popular pickups in Canada, we find the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. A stand out in so many ways, the new Chevrolet Silverado is the perfect pickup for buyers who do not want to compromise, and that are seeking a full-size truck that not only stands out for its payload and towing capacity, but also for its comfort, its refinement, and its advanced safety and connectivity features.
Here are three things to know about the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.
The new Silverado features a wide selection of capable engines to buyers in Winnipeg
There are three engines in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado lineup. The entry-level 4.3-liter V6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque that can be sent to the rear wheels or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Unlike other entry-level engines found in other full-size pickups, the Silverado’s V6 is not just a base engine designed to reduce the model’s MSRP. As a matter of fact, most buyers will find that the V6’s payload and towing capacity meet all of their needs.
That said, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado lineup also offers two other engines which are at the top of their class when it comes to capability. The first is a 5.3-liter V8 engine that is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque while the other is a 6.2-liter V8 that develops 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. These engines are paired with either a six-speed gearbox like the V6 engine, or an 8-speed transmission depending on the version.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado offers best-in-class towing capacity
Regardless of which engine you ultimately go for, know that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is a stand out when it comes to towing capacity. Indeed, the 5.3-liter V8 engine can tow up to 11,500 pounds while the 6.2-liter V8 can tow up to 12,500 pounds. No other full-size truck in the Silverado 1500’s segment can match that. Payload, meanwhile, can reach an impressive 2,250 pounds.
The new Silverado has the brains to match the brawn
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is more than just a lineup of powerful engines. Indeed, GM understands that many truck owners want to enjoy their vehicles on a daily basis, and not just on the job site. That’s why the Silverado comes with a wide range of advanced connectivity and comfort technologies. Take GM’s OnStar for example, a system that offers a wide range of features including turn-by-turn navigation, a dedicated customer service agent that can help you if you are stranded or even book a hotel room for you, and a host of safety systems that can contact the authorities if you are involved in an accident, or even locate your truck if it is stolen.
Other features include a wireless charging station for your mobile phone, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi that ensures that you are always connected, regardless of where you are.
To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, come in to Vickar Chevrolet today in Winnipeg. We have the largest Silverado inventory of any dealership in the Prairies, and we can help you find the perfect new Silverado for you and your needs!