2016 vs. 2017 Chevy Models: What’s Changed?
Chevrolet is one of the top car manufacturers in the United States, and is known for producing reliable vehicles. This year, it’s rolled out a group of brand new cars, but how “brand new” are they, really?
The Silverado is the perfect work truck, but is it worth it to upgrade to the 2017 model? One of the best additions is that the rearview camera is now standard on the LT trim. The Silverado also saw the addition of an optional teen driver mode, which has active safety, speed warnings, radio mute, volume limit, and even a report card for parents to view. Finally, Chevy added of Chevrolet MyLink for Android Auto to accompany Apple CarPlay, which was added in the 2016 model.
Since there were no huge body or engine changes, the fuel economy remains the same for both models at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. However, the price tag for the Silverado did change slightly. The 2017 model rose in cost to a starting MSRP of $27,585 from the 2016’s starting price of $27,195.
There’s no reason to mess with something if it isn’t broken. The Impala is one of the best-selling vehicles for Chevrolet, and the 2017 version didn’t see much change from the 2016 model.
One of the biggest changes is that Chevy’s dropped the option that allowed the Impala to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). After spending a ton of time working out the kinks, they seem to have abandoned the CNG idea altogether.
Both the 2016 and 2017 version have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, MyLink Valet Mode, and an 8-inch touch screen. The fuel economy saw a slight decrease for the 2.5-liter engine, with the 2017 year getting 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway while 2016 was estimated at 22 mpg/31 mpg. The 3.6-liter engine saw a decrease as well. The 2017 version gets 18 mpg/28 mpg and the 2016 Impala gets 19 mpg/29 mpg. The 2017 Impala saw a miniscule increase in price, with a starting MSRP of $27,300 versus the 2016 model’s price tag of $27,095.
The 2016 Tahoe saw a lot of upgrades when it was released with an optional Enhanced Driver Alert package, new safety features, power-adjustable pedals, forward collision alerts, lane-keep assist, safety-alert seat, and IntelliBeam. It can be hard to believe that the 2017 could get even better. Some of the minor changes include the deletion of colors and addition of new ones as well as two new 22-inch wheel choices.
However, there were some changes in the interior of the Chevrolet Tahoe. First of all, the MyLink infotainment system removed Pandora as an embedded app, but added the Teen Driver feature, app shop, rear seat reminder customization, and low speed forward automatic braking for the LS trim. It also saw an upgrade to the video voice over for those who are visually and hearing impaired, an HDMI connector, and an in-vehicle Wi-Fi system. With all of these upgrades, you may suspect a higher price tag, but the MSRP barely increased to $47,215 from $47,000 for the 2016 version.