of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Eight-speed transmission's performance
- Optional 6.2-liter V-8
- Quiet cab
- Seat comfort
- Braking, loaded and unloaded
- Composure while towing
- 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
- 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
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Chevrolet Silverado exudes a good, old-fashioned trucklike attitude with its bold presence, but it isn't the least bit outdated, with highly competitive capabilities and the latest multimedia technology.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.
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