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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71: Why This Pickup Boasts Excellent Road Manners

By Harsh Soni , Aug 09, 2017 02:05 PM EDT
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The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is coming with new driving features like a sedan car. A low-speed forward emergency braking system has been added in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 as part of the Enhanced Driver Alert package. The 2017 pickup truck also boasts new exterior colors like Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic.

The $2,265 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 is mostly about appearance, but it does boast some details like a spray-in bed liner and runners on the side to ease entry into this decidedly tall truck.The Silverado truck is a very clean-looking rig, having received a slight visual update in 2016.

Per CNET, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 has gone on the high end with the 6.2-liter and its whopping 460 pound-feet of torque, which was more than enough to get the Silverado 1500 moving. The truck has made a good noise while doing so. With this motor, the Silverado tops out at 9,400 pounds towing by default. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can pull a whopping 12,500 pounds. That's best-in-class and more than general heavy-duty trucks.

Although 1500 hews to a classic formula for the lineup, bits of luxury and modern tech have seeped in it. Options in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 include heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals.

Thee truck also has an 8.0-inch touchscreen display running Chevy's MyLink infotainment system, which is a 7.0-inch screen, there is also a plenty of plugs like USB, 12-volt DC, 110-volt AC, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and wireless phone charging. However, these features sound more like an upscale sedan than a work truck. However, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 suffers the usual afflictions of today's full-size pickups, according to the Car and Driver.

Overall, the Silverado 1500 Z71 Redline is an excellent workhorse. With 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque, and 18/24 mpg city/highway ratings, the V-6 Silverado Chevrolet's most efficient offering.

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