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The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Is Still The Mack Daddy Of Full-Size Pickups

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You can't beat classic good looks.

The Silverado name may have only been launched in 1999, but Chevrolet has been building its CK line of pickup trucks since the 1930s. This third generation Silverado, launched for 2013 and facelifted for 2016, is the culmination of decades of knowledge. We've reviewed pickup trucks, mid-size, full-size, and HD, from all major automakers, but, to us, it's the Silverado that still has the greatest physical presence. How so? It just looks manly, with edgier, more squared-off styling that in no way is overdone.

The Ford F-150, some people believe, tries too hard to look the part. Not so with the Silverado. The Ram 1500? We happen to love its signature styling, but not everyone would agree. The Silverado has classic good looks inside and out. Our tester is the 1500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab, and it came packed with options, which added up to a grand total of $57,925.

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So yeah, like its Ford and Ram competitors, the Silverado can also be a luxury vehicle. Then again, ours has a 9,100 pound towing capacity and a 1,690 pound payload rating. We also appreciated the cargo box LED lighting, part of the $1,995 Sport Package. The Ford F-150 may have switched to an all-aluminum body, but the Silverado retains its high-strength steel construction, something that Chevrolet is more than happy to point out when it comes to bed strength and durability. Whether you have the dough to blow on a $60 grand truck or prefer a $30k Silverado, Chevrolet will be more than happy to accommodate. Special thanks to Woodland Motors for letting us film the car.