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The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Makes a Must-Have Used Truck

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Internet Auto Rent and Sales - Boise, ID

Powerful. Fuel-efficient. Comfortable. Sounds nice, right? All of these elements are yours when you opt for the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500. But, there's much more to this full-size truck, like quick acceleration, a wide range of body styles, and a quiet interior and ride quality. Plus, as the 2016 model of the Silverado, it makes a near-new choice for a used truck. To learn more about this must-have truck, continue reading.

2016 Perks

2016 brought many new perks to the Chevy Silverado 1500 – all of which increased its overall appeal. Most noted things, include:

  • Revised front-end styling

  • New grille design

  • LED lighting

  • Quicker touchscreen interfaces

  • Addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

Worthwhile Trims, Body Styles and Bed Lengths

The 2016 Chevy Silverado is a winner in many areas, but one that consumers find very worthwhile is its trim levels, body styles and bed lengths. Trim levels range from the bare necessities found in the base-level Work Truck (WT) trim to the luxury-equipped top High Country trim. While the Silverado boasts many trim levels, there are some that are definitely more worth keeping an eye out for. The LS and LTZ trims are two of them.

The LS features a number of items, such as:

  • Carpeting

  • Cloth upholstery

  • “E-Z” lift/lower tailgate

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

  • Driver information display

  • 8” touchscreen with HD radio, satellite radio, CD player and Apple CarPlay

Adding onto the many items found in the LS is the LTZ trim. The LTZ tacks on a great deal of rugged gear that nicely increases its overall experience. Content includes:

  • LED headlights/foglights/taillights

  • Front tow hooks

  • Heavy-duty locking rear differential

  • Trailer hitch

What is also great about the LTZ trim is its impressive list of luxury content, such as:

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

  • Driver memory settings

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • Heated, powered front seat

  • Remote start

  • Security system

  • Power-folding mirrors

  • Leather upholstery

LS and LTZ trims that features 4WD may also come with one of the must-have packages that were up for grabs in 2016. One, in particular, that will impress you if you plan to spend some serious time off-road is the Z71 package. Silverado LS and LTZ trims equipped with this package will include off-road oriented hardware, such as:

  • Special shock absorbers

  • Heavy-duty air cleaner

  • Hill descent control

  • Underbody shields

  • Recovery hooks


If you're going to spend time and money shopping for and buying a pickup truck, then you want it to provide key performance elements, like power, strength and a solid performance overall. So, what kind of performance does Chevy's 2016 Silverado 1500 offer? The answer can be summed up in three words: powerful, strong and enjoyable.

Depending on trim level, the Silverado houses either a 4.3-liter V6, 5.3-liter V8 or 6.2-liter V8. Here are some engine stats:

  • 4.3-liter V6: 282 horsepower/305 lb.-ft. of torque

  • 5.3-liter V8: 355 horsepower/383 lb.-ft. of torque

  • 6.2-liter V8: 420 horsepower/460 lb.-ft. of torque

These numbers prove the Silverado's power, but what about its strength? Towing and hauling capabilities are as follows:

Maximum Tow Rate

  • V6: 7,600 pounds

  • 5.3-liter V8: 11,100 pounds

  • 6.2-liter V8: 12,000 pounds

Maximum Payload

  • V6: 1,960 pounds

  • 5.3-liter V8: 2,260 pounds

  • 6.2-liter V8: 2,140 pounds

Aside from the stats, the Silverado also provides an enjoyable experience behind the wheel. On-road, the Silverado feels confident at every turn, while off-road it exhibits excellent composure, even when bouncing along on the most rugged of trails. Gear changes are smooth and timely, and overall ride and handling dynamics are some of the best available in a full-size pickup. Wind and road noise are kept at a minimum, which makes it a quiet ride and greatly increases the passenger experience.

For more information on the 2016 Ford F-150 and the many great perks it offers, check it out with us at our dealership in Boise, Meridian and Nampa, ID.



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