Torque to spare in the work and play Silverado 2500HD

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2017 Chevrolet 
Silverado 2500HD 
LTZ Crew Cab
• Full-Size Pickup, 4WD
• 6.6L Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel Engine with 445 hp & 910 lb.-ft. of torque
• 6-speed automatic transmission
• Did I mention 910 lb.-ft. of torque?
• OnStar including 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
• Cabin upgrades including leather seating, power adjustable pedals, Bose audio system, heated steering wheel and front seats
• Front and rear park assist
• 5 Year/100k Powertrain Limited Warranty. 3 Year/36k Bumper to Bumper. Roadside Assistance. 2 free maintenance visits (oil, filter, tire rotation)
• Not rated mpg
MSRP: Around $64.9k, pictured

As always, check with dealer for details



With the enormous amount (910 pound-feet!) of torque put out by the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6.6 liter Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel engine, I was all set to make jokes about the rumbling of the beast and how you’d know it was coming down the road because your water glasses would start shaking or small pieces of ceiling plaster would fall off, but the fact is I can’t really say that.
In fact, I was struck at just how quiet the vehicle was.  Trying out the Bluetooth phone connection, I talked quite easily to my father for some time before I remembered I was driving a diesel.  Chevrolet boasts that engine noise at idle was reduced by 38 percent!
And what a diesel. That 910 pound-feet of torque is nearly 20 percent more than the previous generation of 6.6 liter Duramax Diesel, and it’s an easy driving torque as well, designed to make towing easier and the vehicle quicker to respond.
It helps that it has received a new, patent-pending vehicle air intake system. You can see the scoop above the beefy grille in the picture to the left (Craig Nielsen, sales consultant at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Buick, said that the look of the air intake is one of the favorite new features on the truck).
It’s a truck that knows how to work, but it’s wearing its best jeans for the party afterward.  The model I drove had a durable but attractive leather interior with a sweet electronic suite.  Granted, I’m used to driving smaller vehicles, but I really appreciated the front and rear park assist (and camera), especially because I ended up parking next to my personal vehicle…and managed to not park on top of it.
The truck, with its Bose audio system on the MyLink infotainment system, also featured Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility. One of my favorite new features, because it lets you access important services and apps (including voice-command information searches) right from the touchscreen and even the steering wheel (depending on what phone you use).  Nielsen told me he particularly liked that he could ask it about the score on the Broncos’ games!
On the rainy day I drove, the Silverado was sure-footed, and handled wet roads with the same dexterity as it accelerated to highway speeds. 
With the sudden cold weather, the heated seats and steering wheel were welcome additions as I enjoyed the drive.
Big and quiet, like my college R.A. called me after I was caught running down the dorm hallway, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 6.6 liter Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel possesses easily accessible power to tow, haul and maneuver. See it for yourself now at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Buick to find out how to put all of that power to work for you.





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