The evolution of the truck continues at Chevrolet. Trucks used to be completely utilitarian. If you needed one for work purposes, they fulfilled their duties. However if you needed to drive them on the road, you dreaded that first bump and the pain it was going to cause your bank.
Chevrolet’s 2016 truck lineup proves that has come to an end. These trucks come fully loaded with features. The cabins look like they should be coming from a British luxury car, except with far more room and size. These luxurious liners still maintain the affordability and durability that has defined Chevrolet trucks since their inception.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a smooth, quiet ride but plenty of torque and strength. It’s equipped with a 4.6-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado 1500 is also available with an eight-speed 5.3-liter or 4.3-liter V8 engine, with a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. The Silverado 1500 gets between 15 and 21 miles per gallon and offers a total of 355 horsepower. It has a high-strength steel body and comes with other safety features, including six standard air bags. Like other Chevrolet models, it can be upgraded with the Chevrolet MyLink entertainment system.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is a truck intended for some heavy work. It has a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 pounds, a maximum payload of 3,534 pounds and maximum torque of 765 pounds per feet. It comes standard with a gasoline-powered Vortec™ V8 engine but is available as a Duramax ® tubo-diesel V8 as well. The Silverado 2500 HD comes with an available Digital Steering Assist, which makes hauling weight easier through electronic controls. It also comes with a Rear Vision Camera, which helps when towing a load. It is available as a diesel or gas engine.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
As Chevrolet’s most heavy-duty work truck, the Silverado 3500HD has a maximum towing capacity of 23,200 pound and a maximum payload of 7,153 pounds. With between 360 and 397 horsepower, it also comes equipped with 765 pounds per feet of torque and a 6.0-liter gasoline-powered V8 or a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8. Its high-strength steel frame and built-in stability and control features mean that it’s a dependable and safe ride. There are three available cab styles, four wheelbases, and two different pickup bed lengths. The interior is quiet, the ride smooth and steering features easy to handle.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup which offers 181 horsepower, 369 pounds per feet of torque, and 7,700 pounds of towing capacity. Buyers have the opportunity to choose between a 2.5-liter I-4 engine, a 3.6-liter V6 engine, or a Duramax ® 2.8-liter turbo engine. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Colorado as having a fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon in the country. It features an available touch-screen entertainment system that can be used in conjunction with a smart phone, as well as advanced safety technology, including a standard rear vision camera and various alert systems.
2016 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward
The Chevrolet Low Cab Forward is a work truck series for hauling commercial cargo. Available as a 3500, 4500, 3500HD, 4500HD, 4500XD, and 5500HD model, the LCF series features three different engines, including a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine, a 3.0-liter I-4 diesel engine, or a 5.2-liter I-4 diesel engine. There are two cab configurations available, including a regular and a crew cab. The LCF series features a cab and windshield design that optimizes visibility for the driver. Its length means that there is ample room for cargo such as furniture, landscaping materials, heavy machinery, and construction items.