All three engines use Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Continuously Variable Valve Timing to ensure an artful blend of power and efficiency, with mileage ratings of up to 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Power is refined through either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission, with shifts occurring smoothly, seamlessly, and without any required input.
Of course, it’s in terms of performance that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truly stands out. With best-in-class horsepower and a tough body, it conjures up a best-in-class maximum tow rating of 12,500 pounds and a generous maximum payload rating of up to 2,430 pounds when properly equipped. If you need to carry heavier items between Rice Lake and Cumberland or do some heavy-duty towing in Hayward, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a solid choice. It even handles with surprising vigor and stability during off-road driving if you opt for the available Z71 Package.