Chevrolet has been around for a really long time and Chevys spawned a generation of family cars that become a household name. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception to that. The company has fitted the model with some much-awaited upgrades and still kept the appeal for the common automobile users.
The car has been fitted with new front grilles and flashy LED lamps. The built-in tech of the car is pretty on-the-mark with better user experience on the touchscreens and smartphone integration is available for all Android and iOS devices, which should really appeal to all kinds of customers. It is clear that Chevy is really paying attention to the truck market and is really trying to buff up car sales in this segment. The real beauty of the Silverado is the fact that it can be used in an imaginative number of roles. Depending on the model you choose, the vehicle becomes everything from your regular office conveyance to an off-road beast.
So, how much power does the Silverado pack? The base model comes with a 4.3 L V6 engine producing 285 HP and a standard mileage of 20 miles per gallon(MPG). The mid-range model is fitted out with a 5.3 L V8 engine producing 355 HP and surprisingly lowers the mileage of the base model by only 1 MPG. The real monster is the top-range model which comes with a 6.2 L V8 engine that is the stuff sports cars are made of. That means a jaw-dropping 420 HP and gives the truck a a 0-60 in a whopping 5.9 seconds.
As expected of Chevrolet, the Silverado comes with amazing towing stats. While the 4.3 L V6 tows a max of 7,600 pounds, the 5.3 L V8 can tow up to 11,000 pounds and the 6.2 L is a real screamer with a max towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. The V8 models can also carry a total weight of more than 2,000 pounds. But being in the truck business, Chevy hasn’t just made a real effort on performance. The car is a sharp looker as well, with sleeker and visually opulent roofs along with stylish head and tail LED lamps. The car also shows surprisingly great handling when it cuts corners and is probably one of the best handlers of the class.
The car aced every crash test that was thrown at it and in the midst of so many concerns of car safety, it’s a real relief. The car offers great value for money. The V6 goes for $27,095 with the 5.3 L and 6.2 L V8 go for $31,120 and $35,545 respectively. Most experts would say the 5.3 L is the best buy as it gives far better performance without any heavy compromise on the V6 mileage. But quite honestly, any of the models is a great buy and it is a very reliable model that certainly has the potential to capture valuable first-time users for Chevrolet. So if you’re looking for a multi-purpose vehicle to suit your weekday as well as weekend needs, the Silverado is your car.