7 Things you NEED To Know About 2016 Silverado

December 16th, 2015 by

The Chevrolet Silverado has been satisfying pickup truck enthusiasts and agitating competitors since 1999. While not the official slogan for the full-size pickup, this description accurately depicts the life of the Silverado thus far. With the latest refreshed version of the 2016 Chevy Silverado now at dealerships across the United States, this statement holds even more truth.

The pickup truck segment is a tough one to compete in. With so few choices, the consumer demand for exceptional quality and premium performance is high. Automotive manufacturers are constantly improving upon their pickups in an effort to stay relevant in such a fast paced segment. Some of these auto brands get it right without a hitch (not literally – what would a pickup be without a hitch?!), while others struggle in this attempt and eventually fizzle out of production. Standing strong for nearly two decades, the Chevy Silverado is a truck that certainly belongs in the former category.2016 Chevy Silverado

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Our favorite bowtie branded pickup has not only managed to stay significant in the automotive market, but has continued to thrive in the process. With the release of the latest Chevrolet Silverado still fresh, we compiled a list of our absolute favorite features that the pickup gains for 2016. Nothing was forgotten in this refresh, and Chevrolet made sure to include the option for the latest technology. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new truck, or simply enjoy staying on top of the latest automotive news, we have you covered.

Discover seven of our favorite features on the new Silverado, by exploring below.

  1. It Received a Front End Makeover2016 Chevy SilveradoA term usually reserved for a trip to the salon, or a shopping spree at Bloomingdales, a makeover for a pickup truck is far from these girly connotations. Rather than a new hairdo or a revised makeup routine, the 2016 Silverado gains impressive new front end styling, that the most experienced of makeup artists couldn’t pull off. Featuring a re-sculpted hood, updated grille, and new front lighting, this Silverado is turning heads wherever it goes. The truck’s LED headlamps, fog lamps, daytime running lamps, and turn signal lamps, have all been remade to be longer lasting, and brighter than ever before.
  2. It Features the Latest Updated MyLink 2016 Chevy SilveradoChevrolet’s advanced infotainment system, known as Chevy MyLink, has been gracing bowtie wearing vehicles since 2012. Previous Silverado models were equipped with the technology, but the 2016 model gets the most updated version of MyLink. This update is important, as it allows for full smartphone integration. Whether you need to make a hands-free call, locate your destination with the help of guided directions, or want to listen to Pandora Radio, the 2016 Silverado has it covered with the latest Chevy MyLink technology.
  3. It Has an Available Wireless Charging Station 2016 Chevy SilveradoWe aren’t entirely sure why this is, but for one reason or another, pickup truck manufacturers don’t feel the need to give drivers a convenient way to charge their mobile devices. The 2016 Silverado is the very first full size pickup to offer the option of a wireless charging station, allowing drivers and passengers to effortlessly charge their devices on the go. Built into the front center armrest, this little piece of automotive technology ends up helping out in a big way, whenever it is needed most.
  4. It Can be Equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi 2016 Chevy SilveradoAgain, it baffles us that pickup truck drivers are continuously being left out of the best in-vehicle technology. The Silverado is the first full-size pickup to offer a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi system, allowing up to seven devices to connect on the go. Whether you are heading from one job site to the next, or are exploring the great American West for the week, you will be able to stay connected.
  5. It Boasts Class Leading V8 Towing Capability2016 Chevy SilveradoThe 2016 Silverado is a powerhouse of a truck. Offering up to 12,000 pounds of towing capability, this number earns the Silverado the class-leading star of excellence award (if there even is such a thing). All of that towing power is met with a suite of technology to help you tow safely, and with confidence. Included in the Max Towing Package, 2016 Silverado models will enjoy the following extras:
    • Integrated Brake Controller
    • Tow and Haul Mode
    • StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Auto Grade Braking
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Duralife Rotors
  6. It Has More Safety Technology2016 Chevy SilveradoThe 2016 Silverado is high-tech, in more ways than one. While the entertainment and connectivity technology is impressive, it won’t do much when it comes to keeping you safe. Chevrolet added two new safety features, not previously available on Silverado trucks. Automatic high beams are available for the first time, with IntelliBeam High Beam Assist technology. Even in the middle of the night, in adverse weather conditions, you will feel confident behind the wheel of your Silverado. Also new for this model year, is Lane Keeping Assist technology. This optional safety feature helps you stay in your intended path, and will give out audible and visual warnings when your Silverado sways outside of your lane without the use of a turn signal. All of this is complemented by a safety cage constructed of high strength steel, made to protect all passengers in the event of a rollover crash. While “Peace of Mind” is not on the available options list for the new Silverado, it is certainly included.
  7. It Makes Hauling a Breeze2016 Chevy SilveradoLoading, unloading, and hauling items in the back of a pickup can be strenuous. The 2016 Silverado attempts to ease some of that added stress, by offering unique features to the pickup. The LED lights located under the rail of the truck bed, help you locate your items more efficiently, even in the dark cover of might. Drivers can also add a spray-in bed liner, and movable tie downs, to further assist with hauling. The CornerStep rear bumper on the truck aids in reaching items further back, while pocket hand grips allow for quicker in-and-out access from the cargo box. Brand new for 2016, is the optional remote locking tailgate, which gives added security as well as convenience.

A True Step Above the Rest

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado truly stands on its own in the pickup truck segment. Aside from the class-exclusive and first-in-class features, the Silverado wears Chevrolet’s bowtie badge proudly. The simply symbol gives drivers a quiet confidence, knowing that they are driving the most reliable and longest lasting truck on the road. It offers more horsepower and torque numbers than the Ford F-150, and includes more standard in-vehicle amenities.2016 Chevy Silverado

The 2016 Silverado may not be an entirely new generation of the pickup, but Chevrolet changed it just enough, to keep it updated and refreshed. No other pickup truck on the road can stand up to the quality, dependability, and performance that the new Silverado encompasses. Starting at just $26,985, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is affordable, and provides everything you need your pickup truck to deliver.

Be sure to come down to McCluskey Chevrolet, where you can take the newest Silverado pickup for a test drive today. Explore each of the options we discussed, first hand. Take America’s favorite pickup truck for a spin, and see what makes the Silverado a better choice compared to the competition.