Chevy’s 2016/2017 Truck Lineup: What You Need to Know

Chevy has been producing cars and trucks out of Detroit, MI since 1911. In that time, the company has rolled out almost 4 million cars a year on its assembly lines and has become one of the top car producers in the world, selling cars and trucks in 115 countries.

J.D. Powers and Associates has awarded Chevrolet more awards than any of its, thereby making Chevy trucks the one to drive no matter which size truck you might happen to need. From the light duty Colorado to the Silverado and for those with extra carrying and towing needs, the Silverado HD, there’s a Chevy truck that’s sure to suit your needs perfectly.

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2016 Colorado

Chevy Colorado won the award for Motor Trend Truck of the Year award in 2015 and 2016, beating out all of the competition. And this year, the new addition of the Colorado Diesel hauled in the award.

The starting MSRP is $20,100, and the best in its class 31 MPG fuel efficiency and 7,700 lbs of towing capacity make the Colorado the perfect light duty truck.

The Colorado boasts available engine sizes of 2.5L-4, 3.6L V6 and now Chevy has introduced the only diesel midsize pickup with the DURAMAX 2.8L TURBO-DIESEL.

The 2.5L-4 is standard on the Crew Cab Short Box 2WD models, and with an impressive 27MPG highway and enough horsepower to tow 3,500lbs, it leaves the competition eating its dust. The 3.6L V6 engine gives you 26MPG highway and is powerful enough to give you a towing capacity of 7,000Lbs. And with the introduction of the DURAMAX 2.8 TURBO-DIESEL, which no other truck brand offers in a midsize pickup truck, no job is too big for the Chevy Colorado.

Chevy has made the Colorado the first truck in its size to have 4G LTE Wi-Fi available for you that has a stronger signal than your smartphone or iPhone. You can connect up to 7 devices to it, making it an office on wheels for you to stay connected.

The 2016 Chevy Colorado has smart truck technology available with an 8” touch screen radio that allows you to sync your music and text messages from your phone hands free. You’re even able to make calls, text, change radio stations or the volume through steering wheel mounted controls.

Also, with the available Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation you can have turn by turn directions with the GPS or listen to the SirusXM Radio. Finally, with The OnStar remote system you can remotely start your car, enable the alarm and even sound the horn and turn on the lights if you happen to forget where you’re parked.

2016 Silverado

With a starting MSRP of $27,095,00, 24 MPG highway, 2,260 maximum payload and 12,000 maximum towing capacity, you can’t go wrong with the Silverado. There’s a reason this model was awarded J.P. Owners and Associates Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup two years in a row for its strength, reliability and advanced technology.

The 2016 Silverado has available engines in:

  • 3L V6, which is best in its class with 285 @ 5300 and 305 lb-ft of torque @ 3900 rpm
  • 3L V8, best in its class for fuel economy, 355 hp @ 5600 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm
  • 2L V8 towing and power engine with 420 hp @ 5600 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm

With the Z71 Off Road Package you have real off road capabilities with a tuned suspension system that features Rancho shocks, skid plates and an automatic locking differential.

With the Max Towing Package you’ll have 12,000 lbs. of V8 power, giving you the confidence to tow even the heaviest loads. The Max Towing Packing offers integrated brake controller, tow/haul mode, StabiliTrack with Trailer Sway Control, auto grade braking, rear vision camera and 4-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors.

Silverado also offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi, MyLink, OnStar and is the first full sized pickup truck that offers a wireless charging option that is built into the armrest.

Available accessories include a bed extender, bed mat, bed net, bed rug, bed liner, end gate handle, sport bar, bull bars, tailgate liner and tail gate mat.

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2016 Silverado HD

The Silverado 2500 HD’s starting MSRP of $32,955 is unbeatable with 765 lb-ft of torque, a maximum payload of 3,534 and 18,000 lbs. of towing capacity.

The Silverado 3500 HD MSRP is $34,055, and comes equipped with 765 lb-ft maximum torque and a maximum towing capacity of 32,200 lbs.

The Silverado 2500 comes with the standard gasoline powered Vortec 6.0L V8, and also available is the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8.

All of Chevy’s trucks come with a steel bed instead of the aluminum bed which the competition uses, and also available is a spray in bed liner and it has multiple ways to tie down your load with upper and lower tie down hooks to secure your cargo as safely as possible. The Silverado offers a corner step rear bumper which makes getting into the truck bed just that much easier.

Available for the Silverado 2500 are a bed extender, bed mat, bed net, bed rug, bed liner, end gate handle, tailgate liner, sport bar, and tailgate mat.

The Silverado 3500 HD was awarded J.P. and Associates Most Dependable Large Heavy-Duty Pickup two years in a row and the Highest Ranked Large Heavy-Duty Pickup in Initial Quality in 2016.

The 3500 HD also comes with the standard gasoline Vortec 6.0L V8 and the 6.6L Turbo-Diesel which provides a maximum towing capacity up to 23,200 lbs. and a maximum payload capacity of 7,153 lbs.

The 3500 HD also has available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, MyLink, OnStar RemoteLink, multiple USB and power ports and the wireless charging capability in the armrest, and has a customized driver display with a 4.2” color Driver Information Center.

Each truck in the Silverado family come with a Chevy warranty which has a 2-year maintenance good for 2 visits, a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty and a 100,000 mile/5-year Power train warranty and roadside assistance.

Also, each truck in the Silverado family comes with unparalleled safety features the competition doesn’t offer, like forward collision alert, a safety cage made of high grade steel which surrounds the cab to protect the occupants in the event of a crash, OnStar Automatic Crash Response which in the event of an accident automatically alerts an OnStar advisor of the accident and will call emergency personnel if necessary. Lane keep assist, IntelliBeam Assist, safety alert driver assist, front and rear assist and 6 standard airbags are also included.

Whichever truck you choose from the Silverado family, you’ll be more than pleased with the quality, reliability, durability, strength, comfort and cost of the superb vehicle that you’ve purchased.

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