2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
 

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

MSRP 
$36,395
Invoice 
$35,339
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 22 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 4.3L Flex Fuel V6, 285 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Four Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 6
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The full-size pickup truck segment has never been more popular, or more competitive. With its 2016 Silverado 1500, Chevrolet has staked its claim once again as king of the hill. The 2016 Silverado boasts a refined level of comfort, sophistication and brute force not found in trucks from Ford and Ram, specifically in the all-aluminum range of engines, where Chevy has laid claim to the most fuel-efficient V8 found in a full-size truck. In fact, at 23 mpg on the highway, the 5.3L unit provides a better return than the turbocharged V6 employed in the Ford F-150. Add in the fact that Chevy managed to make so many innovative changes while keeping the base price steady, and it's no surprise that the Silverado is a hit.

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What's New For 2016

For 2016, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 includes several minor updates. The front end is slightly revised, with better-integrated headlights, including bi-halogen projectors and LED accents. Inside, HD radio returns, and there's a remote locking tailgate, as well as optional power-retractable side steps on Crew Cab models. The Z71 package is now offered only on 4WD Silverados. Finally, a new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on Silverados with the 6.2L V8 as well as 5.3L Silverados outfitted in LTZ, LTZ/Z71 and High Country trims.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

Select options for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Est Target Price With Options

$36,395

Est. Savings Of MSRP Price

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Additional Equipment
Unselected $805 $885
Unselected includes (NZQ) 20" x 9" Black-painted aluminum wheels, (QSS) P275/55R20 all-season, blackwall tires, (K6H) Tailgate bowtie delete, LPO, (SFZ) Black bowties, LPO, (TRB) body-color grille surround, (HQX) body-color headlamp bezel and (AKO) deep tinted glass
(Requires Double Cab C*15753 Or Regular Cab C*15703 Model And Exterior Color (Gba) Black. Not Available With (Pcx) Chrome Bumper Package, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Vxj) 4" Round Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo.)
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$1,684 $1,850
Unselected Double Cab models only, includes (RC7) P275/55R20 all-terrain, blackwall tires, (CGN) spray-on bedliner, (SCU) Sport bar, bed-mounted, tubular, LPO, (UF2) LED Lighting, cargo box, Black Bowties, Unique Decals, Sport Assist Steps
(Requires (L83) 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 Engine, (Gba) Exterior Color Black And (St7) Black Out Edition. Not Available With (Pcx) Chrome Bumper Package, (Pdl) Cargo Convenience Package, Lpo, (Pdm) Bed Protection Package, Lpo, (Pdv) Chrome Essentials Package, Lpo, (Rc3) P265/70R17 All-Terrain, Blackwall Tires, (5Jy) Soft-Folding Tonneau Cover, Lpo, (Rc5) Lt265/70R17c All-Terrain, Blackwall Tires, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Vxj) 4" Round Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Rvq) 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Rvs) 4" Round Black Tubular Assist Step, Lpo, (S6v) Cargo Box Retractable Side Assist Step, Lpo, (Vzx) Bed Liner, Lpo, (Vqt) Tri-Folding Hard Tonneau Cover, Lpo Or (Vbr) Rubber Bed Mat, Lpo.)
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$3,089 $3,395
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Unselected includes (VAV) all-weather floor mats, and (VBR) rubber bed mat
(Requires (E63) Pickup Box And (B30) Color-Keyed Carpeting. Not Available With (Zw9) Pickup Box Delete, (Vbn) Bed Rug, Lpo, (Vzx) Bed Liner, Lpo Or (Pdl) Cargo Convenience Package.)
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$228 $250
Unselected includes (VQY) chrome recovery hooks, LPO and (VQZ) polished exhaust tip, LPO
(Not Available With (V76) Black Recovery Hooks, (Zw9) Pickup Box Delete Or (Pdc) Off-Road Sports Package, Lpo.)
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$268 $295
Unselected includes (CGN) spray-on bedliner, (CTD) upper cargo tie downs and (SIE) Cross rails tiered storage system, LPO
(Not Available With (Vzx) Bed Liner, Lpo Or (Vuk) Tailgate Liner, Lpo.)
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$723 $795
Unselected includes (VZX) Bedliner, LPO, (5JY) tonneau cover, Soft cloth, folding, LPO and (CTD) upper tie downs,
(Not Available With (Zw9) Pickup Box Delete, (Pdl) Lpo, Cargo Convenience Package, (Cgn) Spray-On Bed Liner, (Vqt) Hard Tri-Folding Tonneau Cover, Lpo Or (Vbr) Rubber Bed Mat, Lpo.)
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$905 $995
Unselected includes (S6L) Off-road assist steps, (S5S) Nudge bar, tubular and (SBY) Sport bar, bed mounted, tubular
(Requires Crew Cab Or Double Cab Model And (V76) Black Recovery Hooks. Not Available With (Ud5) Front And Rear Park Assist, (Zw9) Pickup Box Delete And (Pdm) Bed Protection Package, Lpo. Not Available With Lpo's Rvq, Rvs, Vxh, Vxj, Vqt, 5Jy.)
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$2,361 $2,595
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Unselected with rundown protection and retained accessory power
(Included And Only Available With V8 Engines.)
$0 $0
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Unselected (On 4Wd Models, Not Available With (Nzz) Underbody Shield Or (Vyu) Snow Plow Prep Package. No Longer Available To Order.)
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$268 $295
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Unselected (Included With (Pdv) Chrome Essentials Package, Lpo.)
$123 $135
Unselected (Requires Crew Cab Or Double Cab Model And (L83) 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 Engine. Not Available With (Vqz) Polished Exhaust Tip, Lpo Or (Pdv) Chrome Essentials Package, Lpo.)
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$1,087 $1,195
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Unselected (Requires Double Cab Or Regular Cab Model. Not Available With (Rvs) 4" Round Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Rvq) 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Vxj) 4" Round Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo.)
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$683 $750
Unselected (Not Available With (Rvs) 4" Round Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Rvq) 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo.)
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$623 $685
Unselected (Not Available With (Vxj) 4" Round Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Rvq) 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo.)
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$573 $630
Unselected (Not Available With (Rvs) 4" Round Black Tubular Assist Step, Lpo, (Vxj) 4" Round Chrome Tubular Assist Step, Lpo, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Bvq) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps.)
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$637 $700
Unselected (Included And Only Available With (Pdc) Off-Road Sport Package, Lpo.)
$0 $0
Unselected (Not Available With (Zw9) Pickup Box Delete, (Rvs) Black Tubular Assist Steps, 4" Round, Lpo, (Vxj) Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 4" Round, Lpo, (Vxh) 6" Rectangular Chrome Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo, (Rvq) 6" Black Tubular Assist Steps, Lpo Or (Brs) Power-Retractable Assist Steps. No Longer Available To Order.)
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$328 $360
Unselected (Included And Only Available With (Pdv) Chrome Essentials Package, Lpo.)
$0 $0
Unselected (Included And Only Available With (Pdc) Off-Road Sport Package, Lpo.)
$0 $0
Unselected (Included And Only Available With (Pdc) Off-Road Sport Package, Lpo.)
$0 $0
Unselected with bowtie logo. Liner is permanently bonded to the truck bed providing a water tight seal. The textured, non-skid surface is black in color and robotically applied. Spray-on liner covers entire bed interior surface below side rails, including tailgate, front box top rail, gage hole plugs and lower tie down loops.
(Included With (Pdl) Cargo Convenience Package. Not Available With (Vzx) Bed Liner, Lpo. Not Available With Any Ship Thru Code On Double Cab Or Regular Cab Models. Included With (G0p) Special Ops Edition.)
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$450 $495
Unselected with switch on center switch bank
(Included With (G0p) Special Ops Edition.)
$114 $125
Unselected $55 $60
Unselected (Included With (Pdm) Bed Protection Package, Lpo. Requires (Uf2) Led Lighting, Cargo Box. Not Available With (Vqt) Tri-Folding Hard Tonneau Cover.)
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$569 $625
Unselected (Requires (Uf2) Led Lighting, Cargo Box. Not Available With (5Jy) Soft-Folding Tonneau Cover, Lpo.)
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$865 $950
Unselected (Included With (Pdm) Bed Protection Package, Lpo.)
$359 $395
Unselected (Included With (Pdh) Interior Protection Package.)
$137 $150
Unselected (Included With (St7) Black Out Edition.)
$168 $185
Unselected (Not Available With (Vrv) Body Color Molded Splash Guards, Lpo.)
$196 $215
Unselected (Requires Exterior Paint Color (Gan) Silver Ice Metallic, (Gaz) Summit White, (G1w) Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, (G7c) Red Hot Or (Gba) Black. Not Available With (Vqk) Black Molded Splash Guards, Lpo.)
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$287 $315
Unselected (Included And Only Available With (G0p) Special Ops Edition.)
$0 $0
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Unselected (includes driver's side spotter mirror) (Black.
Included And Only Available With (Pcm) Wt Convenience Package.)
$0 $0
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Unselected is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM.
(Requires (Iob) 7" Diagonal Color Touch Screen Display Radio With Chevrolet Mylink And (Ue1) Onstar.
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$177 $195
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first)
(Included And Only Available With (Ue1) Onstar.
$0 $0
Unselected $91 $100
Unselected (Requires B30 Color-Keyed Carpeting. Included With (Pdh) Interior Protection Package.)
$146 $160
Unselected Includes (A91) remote locking tailgate.)
(Included And Only Available With (Pcm) Wt Convenience Package.
$0 $0
Unselected $177 $195
Unselected $73 $80
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Unselected (Requires Crew Cab Or Double Cab Models.)
$209 $230
Unselected including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling)
(Requires (Iob) 7" Diagonal Color Touch Screen Display Radio With Chevrolet Mylink.
$0 $0
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Unselected $135 $0
Unselected $1,112 $0
Unselected $122 $0
Axle
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Emissions
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Excluded $0 $0
Excluded $0 $0
Unselected (allows a dealer in states that require California emissions - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington - to order Federal emissions for a vehicle that will be registered in a state that has Federal emission requirements). Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington.
(Requires (Fe9) Federal Emissions Requirements. Not Available In Maine Or Vermont.)
$0 $0
Excluded (for vehicles ordered by dealers in Federal emission states with (YF5) or (NE1) emissions - Not required for vehicles being shipped to California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington)
(Requires (Yf5) California State Emissions Requirements Or (Ne1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Or Washington State Emissions Requirements.)
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$0 $0
Excluded (for dealers ordering vehicles in (YF5) or (NE1) emission states - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington)
(Allows A California Dealer (Yf5 Emissions) To Order (Ne1) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In (Ne1) States; Or, A Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont And Washington Dealer (Ne1 Emissions) To Order (Yf5) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In California.)
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Engine
Required includes aluminum block construction with (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capability, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (285 hp [212 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 305 lb-ft of torque [413 Nm] @ 3900 rpm) (STD) (Includes (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capability.
Not Available On C*15743 Models.)
$0 $0
Unselected $1,088 $1,195
Gvwr
Selected (STD)
(Requires Crew Cab Or Double Cab 4Wd Models And (Lv3) 4.3L Ecotec3 V6 Engine.)
$0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Paint
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Unselected $0 $0
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Unselected $359 $395
Unselected $359 $395
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Preferred Equipment Group
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Radio
Selected with USB port and auxiliary jack (STD) $0 $0
Unselected $341 $375
Seat Trim
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Unselected $0 $0
Seat Type
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Ship Thru Codes
Unselected and returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$450 $0
Unselected Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$1,230 $0
Unselected Returned to Wentzville Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$530 $0
Unselected and Returned to Flint Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$310 $0
Unselected Returned to Flint Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$460 $0
Unselected Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$100 $0
Unselected and returned to Flint Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$460 $0
Unselected and returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$690 $0
Unselected Returned to Ft. Wayne Assembly for shipping to final destination
(No Longer Available As Of 2/23/2016. Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$330 $0
Unselected Returned to Flint Assembly for shipping to final destination
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$475 $0
Unselected Returned to Wentzville Assembly for shipping to final destination.
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$710 $0
Unselected Returned to Lansing Delta Assembly for shipping to final destination.
(Requires A Regular Cab Or Double Cab Model.)
$330 $0
Unselected $165 $0
Tires
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $182 $200
Unselected $359 $395
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $182 $200
Transmission
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Wheels
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Unselected $0 $0
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Specifications for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
    • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and head-curtain and seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, delete also deletes driver information center compass
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Entertainment Features
    • 6-speaker audio system (Standard on Crew Cab and Double Cab models.)
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio, delete
    • Audio system, 4.2" diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo with USB port and auxiliary jack with USB ports and auxiliary jack (Dynamic guidelines not available on IO3.) (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench seat. Dynamic guidelines not available on IO3.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 17" x 8" (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) painted steel
    • Tires, P255/70R17 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, full-size spare, 17" (43.2 cm) steel
    • Tire, spare P255/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (RBZ) P255/70R17 all-season, blackwall tires.)
    • Tire carrier lock, keyed cylinder lock that utilizes same key as ignition and door
    • Bumpers, front, Black
    • Bumpers, rear, Black
    • Recovery hooks, front, frame-mounted, black (Included with 4WD models only.) (Standard with 4WD models. Available with 2WD models.)
    • Lamps, cargo area, cab mounted with switch on center switch bank
    • CornerStep, rear bumper
    • Grille surround, chrome
    • Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID) projector-beam with LED signature DRL
    • Mirrors, outside manual, Black
    • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
    • Door handles, Black
    • Tailgate and bed rail protection cap, top
    • Tailgate, locking utilizes same key as ignition and door (Not available with (AQQ) Remote Keyless Entry.) (Not available with (AQQ) Remote Keyless Entry. Not available with (ZW9) pickup box delete.)
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and front passenger manual recline with outboard head restraints and center fold-down armrest with storage. Vinyl has fixed lumbar and cloth has manual adjustable driver lumbar.
    • Assist handle, front passenger on A-pillar
    • Air conditioning, single-zone
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel-mounted
    • Door locks, power
    • Windows, power front and rear with driver express up and down and express down on all other windows (Standard on Crew Cab and Double Cab.)
    • Driver Information Center, 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display provides warning messages and basic vehicle information
    • Instrumentation, 6-gauge cluster featuring speedometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer, voltage and oil pressure
    • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual with theft-deterrent locking feature
    • Floor covering, Graphite-colored rubberized-vinyl, no floor mats included
    • Seat, rear full-width folding bench, 3-passenger (includes child seat top tether anchor) (Requires Double Cab models.)
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 4.3L FlexFuel EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing includes aluminum block construction with (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capability, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (285 hp [212 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 305 lb-ft of torque [413 Nm] @ 3900 rpm) (Includes (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capability. Not available on C*15743 models.)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode. Includes Cruise Grade Braking and Powertrain Grade Braking
    • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Standard on 4WD (LV3) 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine. Available with (L83) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine.)
    • Pickup box
    • GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3221 kg) (Requires Crew Cab or Double Cab 4WD models and (LV3) 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine.)
    • Transfer case, with floor-mounted shifter (Included with 4WD models only.)
    • Four wheel drive
    • Cooling, external engine oil cooler
    • Battery, heavy-duty 730 cold-cranking amps/70 Amp-hr, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
    • Alternator, 150 amps
    • Frame, fully-boxed, hydroformed front section
    • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering
    • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist, rack-and-pinion
    • Brakes, 4-wheel disc with DURALIFE rotors, 4-wheel antilock
    • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.0 x 1.18
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6 x 0.79
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 78.87
    • Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 64.9
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 51.03
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 21.10
    • Tailgate Width (in) - 62.2
    • Cargo Volume (ft³) - 61.0
    • Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 14.8
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 730
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LV3
    • Engine Type - Gas/Ethanol V6
    • Displacement - 4.3L/262
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 285 @ 5300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 305 @ 3900
    • Engine Oil Cooler - Yes
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 143.5
    • Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 230.03
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 80.0
    • Height, Overall (in) - 73.90
    • Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - - TBD -
    • Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - 141.37
    • Cab to Axle (in) - 41.50
    • Cab to End of Frame (in) - - TBD -
    • Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 34.5
    • Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
    • Frame Width, Rear (in) - - TBD -
    • Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.87
    • Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.87
  • Frame Features
    • Frame Type - Hydroformed
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 26
    • Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Front Head Room (in) - 42.80
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 45.27
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 65.93
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 60.73
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.67
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 34.63
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 65.80
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 60.23
    • Passenger Capacity - 6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 22
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 16.3
    • Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 46.9
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    • Body Style - Double Cab Pickup
    • Body Code - E63
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Rear - 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
    • Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3950
    • Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3950
    • Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
    • Axle Type - Rear - - TBD -
    • Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3950
    • Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3950
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.42
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.42
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - 1.81
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - 1.38
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.35
    • Suspension Type - Front - Independent
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - RBZ
    • Rear Tire Order Code - RBZ
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZBZ
    • Front Tire Size - P255/70R17
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/70R17
    • Spare Tire Size - P255/70R17
    • Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
    • Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
    • Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 5000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 7100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 710
    • Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 10900
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Four Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MYC
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.03
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.36
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.53
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.15
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.06
    • Transfer Case Model - Magna MP1222/5/6
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - 2.72
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3950
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3950
    • Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
    • Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 12800
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 8.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 8.0
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Photos & Colors

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  • Autumn Bronze Metallic Deep Ocean Blue Metallic Slate Grey Metallic
  • Autumn Bronze Metallic
  • Deep Ocean Blue Metallic
  • Slate Grey Metallic

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Introduction

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the smoothest-riding, most carlike of the full-size, light-duty pickups, and it boasts a wide range of configurations, powertrains and trim.

The current-generation Silverado was introduced as a 2014 model, which brought better fuel economy, nicer interiors, and the latest technology. 2015 and 2016 models brought minor updates, highlighted by slightly revised styling for 2016.

2016 Silverado 1500 models have one headlight on each side in place of the pair of stacked headlights on 2014-2015 models. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also gets distinctive new grille designs for each trim level, a more sculpted hood, new LED parking lights, and new headlights (HIDs with LED signature on WT, LS, LT; LEDs with LED signature on LTZ and High Country).

An 8-speed automatic transmission is available for more models than previously, including the 2016 Silverado High Country and LTZ with the 5.3-liter engine. Chevrolet MyLink offers improved performance plus Apple CarPlay capability for 2016, with 8-inch touchscreens on upper models, 7-inch touchscreens standard. New features available on 2016 Silverado 1500 models include a remote locking tailgate, power-articulating assist steps, Android Auto capability, wireless phone charging, high-beam assist, and Lane Keep Assist.

Silverado 1500 competes with Ram 1500, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan, and GMC Sierra 1500. Silverado and Sierra differ mainly in appearance and trim. Silverado looks sportier and more adventurous, Sierra looks classier and more conservative.

With their large engines and steel bodies and structure, the GM pickups are more traditional than the Ford F-150, built with extensive use of aluminum and small, turbo engines.

The Silverado boasts a refined, comfortable interior, boatloads of technology, and the aforementioned smooth ride. Its boxy styling complements that of the 2500 HD versions.

Three engines, called EcoTec3, are available: The 4.3-liter V6 is rated at 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque and comes with a 6-speed automatic. The 5.3-liter V8 is rated 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed automatic standard and an 8-speed automatic on upper models. The 6.2-liter V8 is rated 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque, and comes with the 8-speed. Though traditional in size, these engines are all-aluminum, with the latest in direct injection and variable valve timing.

The 8-speed features a wider ratio spread than that of the 6-speed: The 8-speed has a numerically higher first gear to help when starting off with a trailer or a heavy load, and it has a numerically lower rear axle ratios, which reduce engine rpm at highway speeds. EPA-estimated fuel economy doesn’t improve, but being able to go lower and higher, with more choices in between, is theoretically better in the real world.

Best fuel economy is the 4.3-liter V6 with an EPA-rated 18/24 mpg City/Highway. The 5.3-liter V8 is rated 16/23 mpg with the 6-speed automatic, 16/22 with the 8 speed. The 6.2-liter rates 15/21 mpg.

A Silverado 1500 with the 6.2-liter offers up to 12,000 pounds of towing capacity, though we’d recommend a Silverado 2500 for trailers anywhere close to that weight.

Trailer sway control, an integrated trailer brake controller, hill start assist, and, of course, rearview cameras make towing trailers easier. Stabilitrak electronic stability control and an automatic locking rear differential improve handling stability when driving an empty truck in the rain.

Silverado floors seem lower than those of most of the other trucks, so getting in and out of a Silverado often seems easier and lifting heavy sacks of feed into the bed is easier.

Lineup

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models come in Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab versions, with a choice of bed lengths. Powertrains: 4.3-liter V6 with 6-speed automatic, 5.3-liter V8 with 6- or 8-speed automatic, 6.2-liter V8 with 8-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive (4WD) and rear-wheel drive (2WD) are available.

Walkaround

Silverado 1500 has square lines and high shoulders, rendering a conservative but imposing appearance. Riding at the same height as that of the heavy-duty Silverado 2500, its dual-dome hood looks way up there when standing alongside the truck.

Whether the new front-styling treatment with redesigned grille for 2016 is more attractive is debatable, but it looks a little different and therefore fresher. The grille drops down in the middle, but the overall effect is that the front looks more linear. Upper models sport more bright trim.

Crew Cabs have large rear doors that make getting in and out easier, with enough space to comfortably swing feet through. Double Cab extended-cab models use doors that hinge normally, and they offer usable space for rear passengers.

The pickup beds come in the traditional 8-foot length, along with short-bed 5-foot, 8-inch and 6-foot, 6-inch lengths. Slots cut into the corners of the rear bumper make stepping up to grab something out of the bed easier, a great idea carried forward from the original Avalanche.

Interior

The Silverado interior is nicely trimmed, with soft-touch material used in the places you’re likely to touch. Large knobs make it easy to control basic functions at a glance, even when wearing gloves.

Noise levels are comparable to those in SUVs.

Top of the line is the Silverado High Country, with special leather and wood used in the interior, along with more features.

The Chevrolet Silverado interiors seem nicer and more comfortable than those found in the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan.

Driving Impressions

By pickup truck standards, the Chevy Silverado boasts a nice, smooth ride. Handling is relatively responsive, again for a full-size pickup. Ride quality is noticeably more refined when compared with previous-generation Silverado models, or any full-size pickup from more than a couple of years ago.

Electric steering and four-wheel disc brakes designed for durability are standard equipment.

The 4.3-liter V6 runs smoothly, benefitting from a balance shaft. We used it to tow a camping trailer that weighed about 4700 pounds, and found no difficulty merging into fast traffic or powering up tall grades.

The 5.3-liter V8 is the most popular choice, rating 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and we found it delivers quick acceleration performance. Maximum rated towing capability with this engine is 11,500 pounds, though a Silverado 2500 would work better for a trailer that heavy.

The 6.2-liter V8 is the most powerful choice, with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A Silverado High Country with the 6.2-liter is rated to tow up to 12,000 pounds. Beyond 10,000, however, we would start thinking about a Silverado 2500 for its superior stability and tongue-weight capacity.

Cylinder deactivation is used by all three engines, which can run on just four cylinders when cruising or slowing down for improved fuel economy. These are all-aluminum engines for lighter weight, and feature the latest in continuously variable valve timing and direct injection.

We have found both the 6-speed and the 8-speed automatics to be smooth operators. Fuel economy has not been shown to be better with the 8-speed, but we would still prefer it for the added flexibility, assuming it proves reliable.

Summary

Chevy Silverado is arguably the classic pickup, with straightforward styling, a smooth ride, and traditional-style engines. The V6 is fuel efficient and a good choice, the big 6.2-liter V8 is powerful for stronger towing, but most buyers will likely settle for the 5.3-liter V8 for its all-around capability.

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Other 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 styles
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab 143.5" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" High Country
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ w/2LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" High Country
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LT w/2LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" LTZ w/2LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 153.0" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" Custom
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/1LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Double Cab 143.5" LTZ w/2LZ
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT w/2LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LS
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/1LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT w/2LT
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck

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