• (4.8) 24 reviews
  • Available Prices: $32,370–$66,598
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 360-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 13,000 lbs.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

What We Don't Like

  • Steering wheel not centered on driver's seat
  • Small windshield
  • No spotter mirror on right side

Notable Features

  • Light-duty 1500 gets new front-end styling
  • Remote locking tailgate available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone-mirroring available
  • Forward collision warning available

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Full-size pickup trucks are Detroit's bread and butter, and when Chevrolet redesigned the Silverado for 2014 it took a conservative approach with the styling and stuck with a traditional steel frame and body. The Silverado 1500 shares its platform with the GMC Sierra 1500, but there are significant styling differences to appeal to shoppers with different tastes. Competitors include the Ram 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra. The Silverado comes in regular-cab, double-cab and crew-cab body styles, and cargo-box lengths range from 5 feet 8 inches to 8 feet.

For truck buyers who need to tow 20,000 pounds or more there are 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty versions of the Silverado, which were updated last year.

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New for 2016
All models get new front-end styling with prominent horizontal elements and LED accent lighting. High-intensity-discharge headlights are standard and LED headlights are available. The eight-speed automatic transmission is now available with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine on LTZ and High Country trim levels while wireless phone charging is included on all models with front bucket seats.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available and let passengers access apps from compatible smartphones through the Silverado's dashboard screen. A remote locking tailgate is also available, and High Country models can have power-retractable running boards.
Significant Standard Features

  • 285-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Hill start assist
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter V-8
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • Power side steps
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD
The heavy-duty versions of the Silverado were redesigned last year when they received stronger cargo boxes, new exterior styling with improved airflow and new interior styling.

For 2016, Digital Steering Assist power steering that continuously adjusts assist is available on double-cab and crew-cab trucks. A new Gooseneck/5th Wheel Trailering Prep Package includes a spray-in bedliner. Also newly available is wireless phone charging, a remote locking tailgate, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
What's Special

  • Standard 360-hp, 6.0-liter gas V-8
  • Available 301-hp, 6.0-liter compressed natural gas or gas V-8
  • Available 397-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 765 pounds-feet of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 20,000 pounds with a conventional trailer hitch
  • Maximum fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing capacity of 23,200 pounds

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Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 24 reviews

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Buy a Silverado you won?t regret it

by B from Ashton il on December 7, 2017

Love it ! This is the fourth Silverado I?ve owned and the first duramax diesel. Love the power and towing!!

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32 Trims Available

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country

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Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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