2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance


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When you need a truck that offers the power, push, and pull to tackle any job, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s performance rises to any occasion. You have several engine options from which to choose, allowing you to select how you want your pickup to perform. But no matter which powertrain you rely on, expect your Silverado 1500 to deliver the capabilities you’re looking for on a daily basis, and when a big job presents itself. Explore the specs below before heading to Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence for a test drive.


The lower-level 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trims come equipped with a 4.3L V6 engine that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Optional on all trims and standard on the LTZ and High County versions is a 5.3L V8 that delivers 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. If you are looking for maximum power, then the top-tier trims can be equipped with 6.2L V8 that puts out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.


The 4.3L and 5.3L engines both comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, but the 5.3L engine offers the option to be paired with an eight-speed automatic. The 6.2L engine comes with the latter as standard. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, for those who regularly go off pavement.


The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 performance makes it easy to handle all the demands of work, recreation, and travel. With the standard engine, you can hit 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and tow up to 7,600 pounds. With the 5.3L engine, you can expect to reach 60 mph within 6.8 seconds and your towing capacity grows to 11,000 pounds. This engine also has the largest payload capacity at 2,430 pounds. With the 6.2L engine, you can go to 60 mph in a lightning-fast 5.9 seconds and tow anything weighing up to 12,500 pounds.


Take advantage of a number of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 performance features to make challenging driving a lot easier. An integrated brake controller allows for refined stopping power, while a selectable tow/haul mode optimizes your engine for pulling capabilities. Trailer sway control makes towing a lot less stressful, and a hill start assist feature helps you get going on any grade. Backing up precisely is also immensely easier when you have an optional rearview camera installed.

Schedule Your Road Test at Tom Gill Chevrolet

The best way to evaluate the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s performance is to get behind the wheel and step on the gas. We have a feeling that you will be immediately impressed by the muscle and agility this pickup has to offer. Head to Tom Gill Chevrolet located at 7830 Commerce Drive, Florence, KY for a test drive.