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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country review

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country specifications

The model shown came with Chevrolet’s praised 6.6 liter Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel and Allison 6-speed automatic Transmission. That means 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. It’s enough power to carry this 7,700 lb truck from 0-60 in under 7.4 seconds, while having enough brawn to tow up to 13,000 pounds worth of trailer with a payload rating of 2,600 pounds.

The Silverado 2500 handling does feel like a cruise ship on calm waters. It is easy to forget how big you are until you need to stop and feel the laws of physics acting upon over 3 tons of truck.

Even so, the Silverado 2500 can stop from 70-0 in under 200 feet which is good for its size. Steering is smooth and easy, but does feel vague which is typical of larger trucks.

The 2017 Silverado 2500 comes with a 36 gallon fuel tank. When I first received it the range read 580 miles to a tank. I used up nearly every mile while averaging 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on highway with light-footed driving.

If you put your foot down it’s easy for the Silverado to start chugging diesel like its Spring Break.

This model offered 4×4 with locking differentials and an electronic transfer case.

Turning radius is surprising good for a vehicle of this size. I never needed to perform a 27 point turn getting out of the tight parking spaces in my apartment complex.

The ride is not as comfortable as expected, but that’s because this is a company work truck with a CEO interior. The heavy duty suspension means your spine will notice any potholes you drive over. Not enough to complain, just enough to notice.

The bed of the truck is equipped to handle your goose neck or fifth wheel trailer needs. Underneath, the bed has been reinforced with steel plating to secure the gooseneck hitch is secured to the frame of the Silverado. It’s ready for work.

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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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