2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Utility

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The utility of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 makes this one of the most appealing pickups on the road right now. If you need a model that can go more places and accomplish more jobs on a daily basis, all without compromise, this is the truck you need. Read on to find out just how capable this pickup is before making plans to see it in person at Gregg Young Chevrolet in Norwalk, IA.

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With three different engines at your disposal, you can be positive that your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is up to any task. The introductory trims are equipped with a 4.3L V6 that can produce 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to a 5.3L V8 engine that boosts power to 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. And for those in need of maximum muscle, there is also a 6.2L V8 engine available that can generate 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.


The 4.3L engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 5.3L engine comes with that same transmission standard but can also be paired with an eight-speed automatic (which comes standard on the 6.2L engine). Either transmission can be configured to send power to the front wheels or to all four wheels if you’ll be traveling regularly over tough terrain.


No matter what you need to get done, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s utility allows this pickup to rise to the occasion. The 4.3L engine has a max payload of 1,980 pounds and can tow up to 7,600 pounds; this particular engine gets up to 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. With the 5.3L engine, you can haul 2,430 pounds, tow up to 11,000 pounds, and still get a solid 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. If you need specs that reach higher than the rest, the 6.2L engine can tow 12,500 pounds and handle a payload of 2,160 pounds, all while still achieving up to 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.


You have multiple ways to fine-tune the 2017 Silverado, so that it does exactly what you need it to do. The cab is available in two-door regular cab and four-door extended cab configurations, as well as a four full-size-door crew cab, for those in need of extra space for backseat passengers. You also have your choice of a 5-foot 8-inch short bed, a 6-foot 6-inch regular bed, or an 8-foot long bed. Box cargo ranges from 53.4 cubic feet in the crew cab with a short box all the way up to 76.3 cubic feet with the regular cab with a long box.

If off-road performance is your priority, the Silverado is available with 18-inch wheels, special shock absorbers, Hill Descent Control (HDC), underbody shields, and other equipment specifically designed to take you as far off the beaten path as you may choose to go.

Test the Limits of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s Utility

Discover just how much this pickup can do at Gregg Young Chevy, located at 2501 Sunset Dr. in Norwalk, IA, just a short drive from West Des Moines. Feel free to contact us to set up a test drive or ask any questions you may have! We’re open six days a week for your convenience.