2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD: A Powerful Pickup Truck with a Massive Appetite

Mar 16, 2017 07:20 AM EDT | Yen Palec

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD is a prime example of how a heavy duty truck should look like and perform in real-life. The truck has a massive engine that is equally capable of delivering the needed power and performance. On the other hand, this massive beast guzzles up gas like a thirsty athlete begging for water.

In terms of gas mileage, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has an EPA rating 16 for highway and 11 for city. That is not exactly the rating of a truck aimed for long range driving. Nevertheless, this rather disappointing mileage record is properly compensated by the trucks immense power. People who want to buy a Silverado 2500HD understand the tradeoffs the come with the pickup.

The 2017 Silverado 2500HD sports a somewhat similar design to its previous iterations. However, there is one particular design cue that makes this pickup unique and powerful at the same time, and that is the massive hood scoop, according to Motor Trend.

The hood scoop provides the L5P Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine the needed air. According to Car and Driver, an engine as big as this requires a lot of air in order to produce an impressive 445-horsepower and an almost ridiculous 910lb-ft of torque at 1,550rpm.

The massive power of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is delivered to all four wheels through an Allison-sourced six-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet claims that the truck has a rated maximum payload of 3,736 lbs. and maximum towing capacity of 14,500 lbs.

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD has a fair market price of $33,410. There are a handful of trims to choose from for this particular model, and all of them are in one way or another, shares the same massive power and performance output.

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