The Silverado 1500 is known as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size truck on the market. The 2017 model year comes with some great upgrades and features, including a range of performance options. This new pickup is set to be more capable thanks to added horsepower and torque, and it also provides more selection than most other trucks on the market. 

Here is a quick glimpse at Silverado 1500 performance capabilities. 

There are three engine choices: 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8, and 6.2-liter V8.

4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 Engine
This engine comes with up to 285 horsepower at 5,300 RPM and 305 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 RPM. In fact, this EcoTec3 engine has the best-in-class torque for engines that are its size. This engine option has a towing capacity of 7,600 pounds, and it can get up to 18 city/24 highway mpg.

5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 Engine
This upgraded power plant generates up to 355 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 RPM. It has a towing capacity of 11,100 pounds, and it gets up to 16 city/23 highway mpg. This engine has best-in-class efficiency compared to other engines its size.

6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 Engine
This engine option is the largest for the 1500 pickup, capable of generating up to 420 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 460 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 RPM. It can tow a best-in-class 12,500 pounds when properly equipped, which is unparalleled for pickups this size. This engine gets 15 city/21 highway mpg. 

The Silverado 1500 comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, as well as other performance features like an automatic locking rear differential and premium transfer case. Upper-level trims come with an eight-speed transmission, including the High Country, Crew Cab LTZ, Z71, and LTZ models with a 6.2-liter V8 or Trailering package. These trims also come with an available Autotrac transfer case with dial control for added performance.
There's nothing quite like the Silverado 1500. With impressive performance and the latest features, it's easy to see why so many have chosen this pickup. Get yours today at Amesbury Chevrolet. 

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