2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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$22,263–$44,627 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Eight-speed transmission's performance
  • Optional 6.2-liter V-8
  • Quiet cab
  • Seat comfort
  • Braking, loaded and unloaded
  • Composure while towing

The Bad

  • Steering wheel not centered on driver's seat
  • Small windshield
  • No spotter mirror on right side
  • Ride quality with Z71 off-road equipment
  • Eight-speed automatic on higher trims only
  • 6.2-liter on higher trims only
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 1500 gets new front-end styling
  • Remote locking tailgate available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
  • Forward collision warning available
  • Eight-speed automatic available with 5.3-liter V-8
  • Choice of V-6 or two V-8s

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Road Test

Joe Bruzek

The verdict: The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado exudes a good, old-fashioned trucklike attitude with its bold presence, but it isn't the least bit outdated, with highly competitive capabilities and the latest multimedia technology.

Versus the competition: A 2016 Chevrolet Silverado with the optional 6.2-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission is a nearly unstoppable combination in overall performance against the most powerful half-tons the other guys have to offer.

With its latest update, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado adds a few features on the inside and under the hood to keep the full-size, half-ton truck up to date in a constantly changing segment. For 2016, the Silverado's styling is mildly updated, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are added, and an optional eight-speed automatic transmission previously teamed only with the 6.2-liter V-8 now comes with the 5.3-liter V-8 on some trim levels. The base engine is a 4.3-liter V-6.

Silverado trim levels start with the Work Truck and progress to the LS, LT, LTZ and top-of-the-line High Country. Cab configurations include regular and extended (double) cabs as well as a crew cab with four full-size doors. Cargo box lengths are 6 feet 6 inches or 8 feet on regular cabs, 6 feet 6 inches on the double cab; and a choice of 5 feet 8 inches, or 6 feet 6 inches on the crew cab.

Exterior & Styling
The Silverado's bulging fenders and bolder, in-your-face front-end styling for 2016 create one of the most aggressive ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Greatest truck I?ve owned

by Daisy from Houston Texas on February 28, 2018

I?ve always been a Ford truck driver & this is the best decision I?ve made. The drive is smooth. The interior design is great ! With a couple add ons it will look even greater! Read full review


Never have to worry about driving in snow again.

by Robert.MAX from East Islip, New York on February 5, 2018

Truck has fantastic handling and has the smoothest drive I’ve ever experienced. Solid sized bed and more then enough leg room for anyone both front and back. Love the touch screen for the radio. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 currently has 5 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
5 Star
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Pole
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.
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