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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country review

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country exterior

Size was the first impression when I saw the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country Duramax. It’s a tall, big, impressive machine. Trucks in Texas can be as big of a status symbol as rolling up in a Bentley to a valet in California.

The Silverado 2500 High Country applies to the truck owner who wants to add a bit of class to their good ole’ pickup. Chrome 20-inch wheels wrapped in all terrain tires, grille, and hood scoop add enough bling without coming off as cheesy or over the top. The model tested here was sporting a lovely dark forest green, or Graphite Metallic as GM calls it. You don’t always see green pickup trucks, and it’s pleasing to the eye when you do.

Height is a significant trait with the 2500HD High Country. On the road I was able to sit mirror to mirror with older model trucks that had 2-3 inch lift kits and tires. I like the subtlety the High Country provides as a luxury trim truck. It’s tasteful without having to showoff its status in writing on the tailgate like other trucks.

Step notches in the rear bumper are a welcomed innovation in modern trucks for allowing us to climb up easier. Due to the Silverado’s height raising your knee high enough to place a your foot in the notch can feel like getting on top of a horse. If you’re under six feet remember to stretch.

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Written by Jesus R. Garcia

Jesus R. Garcia is an automotive journalist and contributor to Future Motoring. He's a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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