2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Photo Gallery

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It's no secret that the most popular full-size pickup trucks on the market are half tons, accounting for more than 1.6 million sales in 2016 per some reports. None of the manufacturers break out half-ton sales from three-quarter-ton and one-ton numbers, so we can't report the exact numbers each month. Still, analysts at our sibling site, Cars.com, say that the three-quarter-ton pickup segment is going strong and is considerably larger than the attention-getting one-ton pickups.

That's why we decided to find out which truckmaker makes the best stripped-down, regular-cab, long-bed three-quarter-ton work truck. Although the work truck segment is typically popular with fleet and municipal buyers, our 2017 3/4-Ton Work Truck Challenge will provide a pretty good idea of which manufacturer is building the strongest, most versatile platform.

We'll be publishing the full story soon, but we wanted to whet your appetite by providing photo galleries of the contenders starting today. First up: the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 WT.

Cars.com photos by Angela Conners

 

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Comments

At least they have done away with the cheap piece of black plastic on top of the bumper....

I understand the comparison and look forward to the story but, I wonder how much performance measures really matter in this segment of the truck market. IMO these sales are all about price, price and price.

Looks pretty nice for a work truck, at least a nice chrome grill unlike some of the others......

WOW, this truck looks......like it did for the last 5 years, Is this new?

The oversized funhouse bumper end caps, Family Truckster headlights and square wheel wells need to go.

The side view of that pickup is ugly, the square wheel well makes it look like it's riding on four donut spare tires.

WOW, this truck looks......like it did for the last 5 years, Is this new?

Posted by: Nitro | Mar 13, 2017 2:01:15 PM

3 years actually. You're not very good with #'s, are you?

Anyway, that's one good looking truck and comes with cold rolled steel used in the bed. Your're not left with a cheese grate bed when you work this truck.

I'm laughing at the other comments because my first take on this Chevy was that a guy only needs to chip in for a spray-in liner and some upgraded tires and I'm set.

Who needs more?

Great durability, very versatile, no bling. Oh yeah, and any color but white. Red?

Who needs more?

Posted by: papajim | Mar 13, 2017 3:02:25 PM

@papajim--It's ok to want more. It's ok to want more bling. I always want more. More features. More attitude.

Me. I am waiting for a used 2017 Ridgeline to come down in price.

Why?

Unit body construction
Available intelligent Variable Torque Managemen
(i-VTM4™) all-wheel-drive system
5,000 lb towing capacity
25 mpg highway rating

Class dismissed.

What an ugly truck! Where's the square wheels? You can also see the entire frame because GM can't measure how much sheet metal they need to make a decent looking truck. No wonder Ram is catching up to them in sales and my tax dollars are going to be needed to bail them out again. Typical GM fail.

You win the beat that 6.0 from GM. I hate GM and wish they'd go bankrupt again but I'll admit that is one fine engine that doesn't get a whole lot of praise. If only GM 1/2 tons had engines that were as reliable....and no that GM 6.2 hard to find unicorn can't hold a candle to the 6.0 before someone says it.

What is the purpose of that slot in the dash? Above the headlight switch and below trailer brake switch.!

That looks like a sensible truck. It will get the job done. Well.

What is the purpose of that slot in the dash? Above the headlight switch and below trailer brake switch.

That is the auto-pay system. You can make direct credit card payments by putting your card in the slot. Fall behind in payments and the truck doesn't start until your credit card is processed.
Is it April 1 yet?

What a joke of front bumpers. Just two tiny strips of metal on the middle. Are these really HD trucks? Look like toy trucks to me.

That slot is a card holder. Ive seen it used holding company fuel cards.

What is the purpose of that slot in the dash? Above the headlight switch and below trailer brake switch.

That is the auto-pay system. You can make direct credit card payments by putting your card in the slot. Fall behind in payments and the truck doesn't start until your credit card is processed.
Is it April 1 yet?

Posted by: Don E. | Mar 13, 2017 8:06:09 PM

Actually, you're not that far off. It is the security card reader slot. Fleets have multiple drivers and when activated, only authorized personnel will be able to operate the vehicle after inserting their id card.

Ugggly square wheel wells does it for me...geeez, I just can't get over them, no wonder they're rounding them off for '19 version...I guess someone up there is finally listening...about time.

I'm surprised that their isn't some shielding for that intercooler in the middle of the bumper.

That's a clean '87 Chevy pickup!! Must be from Arizona.

Looks great! but no but the government and their employee's can afford to buy one....

I like your new trucks but I feel that your high price on all trucks is way up I also feel u overvalued your product u can take any truck to the scrap yard and b only get at most 300.00.

Did GM just use a rear diff from the Colorado. That thing looks small and week. Just like the rest of that truck.

Best looking HD, Ram is a looker too. That scrap of AL Ford has YUCK!

GM must have gotten a killer deal on rustolium chrome because this front end has about 3 cans of spray paint on it. Man that's a whole lot of ugly. Gross!💩

Haha, the frame on this chevy is rusting already. More classic GM frame rot.

I see Chevy included those awesome rear bumper corner steps making it easier to access the bed. That was a great idea and works much better than Ford's man step. At least the bumper corner steps work with a trailer hitched. The Ford step doesn't work at all with a trailer hitched.

He gmssucksogreat I take it you never notice that GM is trying to copy Fords man step. Hahahahaha

As others have already said, in my opinion those unnecessarily big square wheel wells have to go. Why make the ride high if you are putting small wheels on it. Those small humps in the bed are pointless if this were to be used as a work truck, the wheel is not being pushed in to even have them. Is having a top speed of 140 even necessary for a work truck, I think not, knowing that you can't use that much horsepower legally on the streets. I could go on, but the bottom line is, this is not a practical work truck.

As the Nissan is entering the gate, this girls truck is getting more and more pushed back to the rear of the segment. That 12' high spray painted chrome bumper is hideous. I'm mean what are they trying to do, reflect sunlight to mars? Then top it off with that hideous chrome grill that is 8' tall. This is not a work truck or a man truck, it is a garage sale for spray paint. Then they have it setup with 14' between the top of the tire to the bottom of the wheel well. What are they thinking? Maybe they are going with the class exclusive storage system in a wheel well. Haha, they can keep that junk.

As the Nissan is entering the gate, this girls truck is getting more and more pushed back to the rear of the segment.

Posted by: Daddy doe | Mar 15, 2017 10:19:11 AM

It's becoming clear that PUTC are releasing details and photos on each truck in the order in which they finish.

The GMC and Ram HD have the best looking trucks. The Fords have been ugly since 2011.

And to Jeff S. who said he is waiting for his 2017 Ridgeline, you say 25 mpg, that is weak compared to the Canyon diesel of 35 mpg hiway, and towing cap of 7700 lbs. Autotrac 4wd system AND a real 4 hi and 4 lo selection. The Ridgeline is a good vehicle, but falls behind in fuel economy and isn't really classified as a truck, it is an SUV with an open rear.



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