The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 made big splashes when both were revealed with a new 6.6-liter L5P Duramax turbo diesel V8 engine. However, the brand always stated payload and towing rating would likely stay similar to the 2016 variants, instead focusing on towing confidence and ease of use this time around.
The Fast Lane Truck has uncovered the latest payload and towing numbers on the Chevrolet consumer website, and they reflect exactly what the brand said all along.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD’s max payload and towing comes with the 2500 HD regular cab 4×2 with the 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine at 3,534 pounds and 18,100 pounds respectively.
As for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, the max ratings once again come with the regular cab dually 4×2 with the 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine. The 3500 HD will tow up to 23,100 pounds and can handle a max payload of 7,153 pounds.
For the 2017 Silverado 2500 HD, the best numbers reflect a 100 pound increase in towing, but a drop of 509 pounds regarding the payload over the 2016 model. The 2017 Silverado 3500 HD reflects identical best payload ratings while towing increased 100 pounds.
The real question we’re all wondering is why the 2500 HD’s payload rating dropped 509 pounds from the 2016 model, and we’re sure to find out sooner rather than later.