Chevrolet Silverado

5 Great Things About the New Chevy Silverado

In 2016, the CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 was one of the most popular pickups on the market. Drivers love it for its impressive hauling capability and smooth ride, as well as its luxurious options. In this guide, customers can learn what’s so great about the Silverado.

An Efficient, Strong Base Engine

The base V6 engine appeals to many Silverado buyers. It puts out a stout 285hp and 305 lb. ft. of torque, and it’s a surprisingly efficient daily vehicle. The base model gets a respectable 18mpg in the city and 24mpg on the highway.

Powerful V8 Options

If the base engine isn’t powerful enough, there are two V8s to choose from. Although the 5.7L V8 is a bit less powerful, it has better fuel economy. The 6.2L V8 puts out 420hp and 460 lb. ft. of torque. While fuel economy isn't as high as with the V6 version, the V8s give the Silverado enough power to do just about anything the driver needs it to do.


Pulling Heavy Loads

Even the base Chevrolet Silverado can tow and haul a surprising amount of cargo, which is a big benefit for those who need versatility in their next vehicle. Drivers needing more pulling power should opt for the top-level 6.2L engine. With its 12,500 lb. towing capacity, this year’s Silverado is a cut above its competitors.

Great Handling and a Smooth Ride

Although it faces some stiff competition, the new Silverado is one of the best handling full-size trucks available today. Unlike trucks of the past, it feels secure even in the curves, and it’s comfortable enough to take on a road trip. Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate its plush ride quality.

Plenty of Style

The 2017 Silverado’s appearance means that it gets plenty of attention. Its projector headlights and large grille make it a real standout, and every Silverado now comes with LED accent lighting. There’s additional chrome trim on the LTZ edition, and Chevy offers some great wheel and tire packages. This year’s Silverado comes in several new colors, including Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. See them today at a local Chevy dealer.

The Silverado 1500 is a great choice for those needing a family vehicle, in part because of its plentiful passenger and cargo room. When equipped with an entertainment system for rear-seat passengers, the crew cab is the ideal road trip vehicle. See the entire line at our trusted Chevrolet car dealer.