When you think of a truck the terms strong, sturdy, and others that evoke toughness often come to mind. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 LTZ Midnight Edition embodies all of those “tough” words and more.This midnight muscle machine will delight the senses in every facet of design and power that has been built into it.
The first thing that greets you is the all black exterior. Shiny black paint with black bow tie badge and black wheels. The look is sophisticated and dare I say sexy in one big package. The inside boasts the same black accents and leather throughout. When they say midnight edition, they nailed it in every sense of the design.
One of the best interior features that I got a lot of use out of is the fold up back bench seat. I do a lot of errands while the kids are at school and transporting items up to school that I don’t want fully exposed to the elements in the back bed of a truck. I think that may be the only reason we haven’t purchased a truck for myself is because I want interior cargo space for groceries and other things I don’t want exposed to rain/sun. The Silverado has a sprite bench that can fold up and creat interior cargo space. When I don’t have my kids in tow, I can lift the seat up and store even large boxes inside the truck. Even when the seat is down, there is space underneath the seat to slide things under as well. I would use that a lot to hide things while out shopping.
Speaking of secret storage, the center console in the Chevrolet Silverado is HUGE. I hate when I don’t have a place to put my purse in a vehicle that is close and out of passengers way. The center console box easily holds my purse and other items then closes to be an armrest and phone holder. I wish all vehicles had this large of a console.
Often as I am sitting at the kids soccer practices or have a few minutes in the after school pick up line, I could sure use that time to get some social media work and blog work done. With the integrated wifi that comes in the Silverado, I can open my iPad and take back some of that downtime. Sure I could hotspot off my phone, but I don’t always want to drain my wireless account. The wifi is also a fantastic feature when you have kids on long trips. They can connect and watch their fave movie on Netflix or download that game they keep asking you about. I can see more and more manufacturers add this feature very soon to all vehicles. It is a paid service that you need a plan for, but a lifesaver when you are a busy mom.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 LTZ is more than just a pretty face and spiffed up design. It has plenty of muscle under the hood as well. The beefy engine that they put in this truck has some killer power and force. Not bad when you can look good in a vehicle and it performs well too.
This soccer mom could sure see herself driving around in this midnight muscle truck. Inset bumper steps so that I can easily get into the truck bed to get out the wagon and soccer gear, lots of random storage compartments for kid/mom stuff, and many other touches makes this a winner in my book.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 LTZ Midnight Edition: MSRP $55,600
- Capless fuel fill
- 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 engine
- 8 spd automatic transmission
- Trailering equipment package
- Z71 off-road suspension
- Underbody shield
- Teen driver mode
- EZ lift and lower tailgate
- Remote locking tailgate
- 18″ black painted alloy wheels
- Power sunroof
- Enhanced driver alert package
- Heated and vented front seats
- Leather throughout
- Chevrolet MyLink audio system, Bose audio
- Power adjustable pedals
- Heated steering wheel