2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Is A Capable Hauling Machine

May 25, 2017 05:07 AM EDT | Paul Urban

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is one good hauler, according to experts. With its sheer size and brute force, it can haul just about anything, really. However, it still has mixed reviews as experts have different take and taste on things. If at all, power is the common denominator that makes experts come to an agreement.

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is best-suited for those who regularly tow and haul heavy loads. However, it is strongly advised to invest in extra rubber and flared box that adds 15.5-inches to the truck's width. If towing is the main consideration, it is better to upgrade to the 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel.

Well, that may not be a welcome suggestion to practical buyers at it will further set one back $9,000. For those who are not tight on budget, the investment is definitely worth it. The Duramax is significantly better than its predecessor.

The 2017 Silverado 3500HD boasts of a refined and comfortable interior. It also comes with a good number of tech. It delivers good and firm ride especially for a truck this size. Its boxy styling totally compliments the 2500HD.

The V-6 4.3-liter engine has good fuel economy rating. It is given an EPA rating of 18/24mpg city/highway. The 5.3-liter V-8 is rated 16/23mpg with the six-speed automatic and 16/22mpg with the eight-speed. Its 6.2-liter rates 15/21mpg.

Its intuitive MyLink interface is one of its strongest selling points alongside its built-in 4G LTE connectivity. The Silverado 3500HD has new air intake system for the Duramax, which is capable of producing 397-horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque. It is offered with rear- or four-wheel-drive, in three cab and three-bed configurations.

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, whether standard or upgraded is built for some serious towing/hauling action. It is easy to understand why this truck dominates the countryside, where hauling all sorts of heavy load is the main income generating activity.

 

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