2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ Midnight Edition Photo Gallery


In case you haven't noticed, three-quarter-ton pickup trucks are growing more popular. No longer are they just the stripped, workhorse vehicles of the construction crew. Nowadays, more than half of these pickups come fully loaded as top-of-the-line trim levels, emptying wallets of more than $60,000 to $70,000. You can bet truckmakers are seeing hefty profits from each one they produce.

Earlier this spring we completed our 2017 3/4-Ton Work Truck Challenge during which we learned several interesting details and experienced a few surprises. That Challenge tested base-model, regular-cab, long-bed, two-wheel-drive pickups powered by V-8 gas engines.

Now we're turning our attention to the heart of the heavy-duty luxury pickup class and testing all the crew-cab, turbo-diesel, 4x4, top-of-the-line players we could find to see how they compare. We even included the segment-busting Nissan Titan XD so you can see how it compares with the more traditional HD players. Without giving too much away, we once again discovered quite a few interesting tidbits about each of these heavy-hitters as we track tested, towed and hauled their butts off.

We'll have a full package of stories May 1, but for now we wanted to give you a close-up look at each of competitors in the 2017 3/4-Ton Premium Truck Challenge with a series of photo galleries. First up: the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ Midnight Edition with the all-new Duramax engine. Look for the 2017 Ford F-250 King Ranch tomorrow. 

Cars.com photos by Angela Conners
















Now, that's a beautiful truck!

hmmmm square wheel wells ruin it.....I can see hwy they are #3

It's the biggest float at the recall parade.

It will be another win for this beast of a truck!!

Again GM with this afterthought for an exhaust pipe(Bazooka). Always forgets that the rear of a Truck /car is part of the overall design. Geez.

hmmmm square wheel wells ruin it.....I can see hwy they are #3

Posted by: Nitro | Apr 24, 2017 7:44:19 AM

You're too hung up on looks. It is what's under the skin that matters in this test, specifically, the hood.

The Exhuast pipe is ugly, maybe paint it black

Well that hood is hideous!

"The Exhuast pipe is ugly, maybe paint it black"

It definitely looks out of place, like something a teenager would install while modifying the truck to belch a black smokescreen. As hot as the tailpipes get during regen you had better be careful about painting it. I would worry about that pipe getting smashed offroad. They didn't show the passenger side. I wonder if the DEF tank still hangs down. Other than the tailpipe I think that it is a nice looking truck. The lack of view out the front could make parking and offroad manuevering challenging.

One thing that frustrates me with all new vehicles is that you can't get a spare tire that matches the others so that you can use it in the tire rotation and make some use of the $300 investment you have back there. You end up carrying the spare until it dry rots and either don't have a spare at all or spend another few hundred dollars putting another one back there to rot. Seriously, how hard is it to offer the option of all 5 tires from the same bin?

Looks like a good snow plow with that big square low front end

@GMS, if its under the hood, then no thanks, too shaky.....I also hate the dash layout, looks very 1980 electronics. 3rd place? should be much worse than that...

An exhaust pipe that big is required when you're running the most powerful engine in the segment.

Cannot wait to see the GMC 2500 Denali, put a 2-4 inch lift on it, get rid of the air dam and you will have a winner

Some observations: stacked Family Truckster headlights, off-center steering wheel, ugly aftermarket Honda Civic style exhaust tip, wimpy tow mirrors need to beefed up, hood ornament, bland wasteland interior, Ranchos, and hard squared off wheel wells need to go.

Ford doesn't need a V8 to Crack 600 HP.

Good day!!!

It's not a bad truck, just has a lot of flaws.

You know I'm right. I'll also add the oversized cartoonish bumper end caps with the tiny strip down the middle need to go.

Great looking truck!

@papa, Ford guys have to be out today, laughing at the #3 Chevy in black with lackluster old tech, of course Ford fans will be all over this one.....

This is black lipstick on a pig.

GM has a lot of work to do for the remodel.

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— Apr 21, 2017

New Details Surrounding Reborn Chevrolet Blazer Emerge

Expect the Blazer to show up sometime in 2018.
here’s one piece to Chevrolet’s crossover puzzle missing from its portfolio. Now that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has moved into the compact space, and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has reaffirmed its full-size proportions, the bowtie brand needs a true mid-size CUV.

Such a model is coming, and as we’ve reported in the past, it’s likely going to have the Blazer name attached to it. Autoline Daily has dug up new details surrounding the mid-size crossover, which we should expect to see some time next year as a late 2018 or 2019 model.

Proportionally, the 2018 Chevrolet Blazer (or 2019 Chevrolet Blazer) will be a five-passenger vehicle with extra room to differentiate it from the smaller Equinox while being smaller than the larger Traverse. The latest intel also pegs the Blazer as riding on the General Motors’s C1 platform, likely the same variant that underpins the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5. The 2018 Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave ride on an extended-length variant of the C1 architecture.

As such, the Blazer will be a tried-and-true crossover, rather than a body-on-frame SUV — far from what it was during its SUV heyday in the 20th century.

The report goes on to say the new Blazer will find a production home at a GM Mexico facility.

Grand Cherokee fighter. It can’t be a soft-looking, CUV. It’s got to look like a rugged SUV and have some off road performance, with a V6.

An exhaust pipe that big is required when you're running the most powerful engine in the segment.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 24, 2017 11:07:41 AM

Great looking truck!
Posted by: johnny doe | Apr 24, 2017 1:12:15 PM


Wow, that 1st pic says it all; looks cartoonish with those huge square wheel wells...LOL

Wait till you see the King ranch tomorrow, you will see why they are number 1.

Nitro,I have seen the King Ranch and I do not like how it looks from the side, then the humongus grill with lots of crossbars. Looks like it does not need much airflow thru the radiator, at least half of the area is blocked...

You just know that this truck is gonna be pulling a Ford sometime in the future. And then going back to retrieve the trailer that broken down Ford was attempting to pull. LOL!

Ford Owner Really Dumb. LOL!

Last pic - nice patch work with a shiny aluminum foil glued to the engine hood to avoid overheating through the bonnet...LOL!!

Also, my mid-sizer global Ranger has more backseat space than this pig of a full size truck.


They can't even come up with some good trim levels , just editions hey I have one SHAKY EDITION HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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I am expecting some surprises from the tests. Kind of like when I was mildly surprised that the Ford was dead last in time and fuel efficiency on the Ike Gauntlet!

My Polaris Ranger side-by-side will haul 1000 lbs and tow 2000 lbs plus it has a dump bed

plus in my state they are making side-by-sides and ATV's street legal in many areas

the powersports side-by-side market is BOOMING!

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Have a brand new 1500, love the new dash lay out. It is easy to use and laid out nicely. These new Silverados are some of the nicest produced, and have some of the quietest interiors I have been in. The only thing I can say negative is I am not a fan of the new front end and hood,but it is growing on me. I drove the new 2500 before I bought the 1500, and besides for the stiffer suspension it still was quiet,powerful, and smooth. I have owned mainly gm vehicles with a Ford and RAM thrown in for comparison, and the Chevy's have been the most reliable and pleasant vehicles to own. Next truck is the 2500, with chrome not a fan of black everything!

@Al: hear hear. The FORD guys don't understand the level of refinement of steering, suspension, brakes and overhaul handling offered by the GM twins. Their loss.

Do they call it the Midnight Edition because you'd prefer to see it at midnight so you see less of it?

It's kind of hard on the eyes!

Ford doesn't need a V8 to Crack 600 HP.

Good day!!!
Posted by: Frank | Apr 24, 2017 12:10:08 PM

Yeah but you need the top of the line warranty to keep the Ecobust running. Paying for timing chains, internal water pumps, and turbos out of pocket is going to run you a couple grand by the time you hit 100k miles.

Well since this Black edition isn't really a premium luxury truck like the High Country is, I hope PUTC brings a GMC Denali to the test.

Sideview of the hood looks kinda funky, kinda bubbles up and throws off the flow front to back, screws up a overall good look to me.

Just looked at the pictures. Thanks for the gigles! When will GM get some real designers? This design is so sad.

I hope putc is going to line the bed in pillows and cotton. We don't want them to return another chevy with a twisted bed from a gallon of milk rolling around back there. I hope they learned to not dyno a chevy truck. They tend to burn wiring harnesses.

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