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The 2017 Chevy Silverado is again impressing critics with its brawn, versatility and variety of exciting trim packages. New for this model year, the Silverado pickup lineup gets a new front grille design with accent LED lighting, two interior touchscreens for the truck's infotainment systems and the optional Enhanced Driver Alert package with high-tech safety features. The new Silverado is available in numerous trim packages, but our top three trims are the WT, LTZ and High Country trims. With a base V6 and variable bed and cab options, the new Silverado is a rugged pickup with something for everyone. Want more information about these hot new trucks? Ask the following questions to learn more about the Chevy Silverado and compare its top trim packages now.7 Active Questions | Add a Question
If you want a Chevy Silverado that's packed with luxury features, then you'll want to check out the top-of-the-line High Country trim. This trim level has 20-inch wheels with chrome finishing, a custom grille, a premium Bose audio system, parking sensors, navigation, ventilated front seats and more. Optional on this trim is a 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The LTZ trim is a notable step up because it gets a larger, more powerful engine. It also gets 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, tow hooks, power folding mirrors, a remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated power seats, a quality leather interior and more. It's a great blend of power and luxury. However, this trim isn't available with a regular-sized cab.
The new Silverado is available with regular, extended and crew cabs. The WT, LS and LT trims are available for the regular cabs, and the extended cabs get the WT, LT, LS and LTZ trims. The crew cabs can also be ordered in those trims as well as the Silverado Custom and High Country trims.
The EPA fuel ratings on the Chevy Silverado depend on the engine option. The base engine models have EPA fuel ratings of 18/24 mpg city/highway, and models with the 5.3-liter V8 get 16/23 mpg city/highway. The 6.2-liter engine models get 15/21 mpg city/highway.
The Chevy Silverado's base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that generates 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. The LTZ and High Country trims come standard with a 5.3-liter V8 that pumps out 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and those trims can be upgraded to a 6.2-liter V8 that gets 420 hp and 460 lb.-feet of torque.
Standard safety features on the new Silverado include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, and various airbags. All trims but the WT trim get OnStar, which provides roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and other benefits. Optional safety features include rearview cameras, parking sensors, lane departure warnings, collision warnings and more.
The WT trim is for people who need a truck on the job site -- the letters WT literally stand for "work truck." People can order regular, extended and crew cab WT trims. Basic options include 17-inch steel wheels, a bed light, cruise control, power locks, vinyl seating and more. The floors are also covered in vinyl to make this truck easier to keep clean.