Chevy has a legacy of manufacturing dependable vehicles, and the new 2016 Chevy trucks certainly reinforce that legacy. The new 2016 Chevy models, the Colorado and the Silverado, offer a wide range of features and trims that are aimed at taking over the road. According to company sales growth figures, the automaker is the fastest growing pickup brand in the world. You can choose from extended cabs, crew cabs, long and short beds to build the ultimate hauling machine.
Styles and Trims
The 2016 Colorado is the Motortrend truck of the year. It comes in three distinct trims: the WT, LT and Z71. The Z71 is a special edition trim with all terrain wheels, sport trimming and black painted wheels. No matter the trim, you can add a number of stylish features such as chrome accents and 18 inch aluminum wheels. The Silverado has more flexibility with trims. There’s the 2016 1500 HD, 2500 HD and the 3500 HD. The Silverado 1500 has some new features on the exterior, such as a redesigned grill, hood and LED lights. The 2500 HD has a WT, LT, LTZ and High Country trim, a limited edition offering. The Silverado 3500 HD has the same trims, but it stands out with a spray-in truck bed liner that’s way more durable.
The Colorado truck has several different engine packages to choose from. The extended cab trim comes with a 2.5 Liter VVT engine that gets 200 horsepower. The optional 2.8 Liter Duramax turbo diesel engine gets an astounding 31 miles per gallon on the highway and best in class horsepower at 300. Compare that to the Nissan Frontier (23 mpg highway) and you’ll see that the Colorado wins hands down. Most of the Silverado trims come standard with a 4.3 Liter V6 engine that gets 285 horsepower. There is an available 5.3 Liter and 6.2 Liter V8 EcoTec3 engine that packs way more power. The Silverado 3500 HD is the most powerful heavy-duty truck, with best-in-class maximum conventional towing capacity.
The new 2016 Chevy trucks have phenomenal safety features. The Silverado HD works with the driver. It has warnings for moving out of your lane, a safety alert driver seat and forward collision alerts. Partner that with Duralife ABS brakes and six airbags in the cab and you have a dependable vehicle for all terrains. The Colorado comes with lane alert and forward collision alert. It also comes standard with a rearview camera in the dashboard console. Chevy will also get you started with 6 months of Onstar automatic crash response.
There’s more than just rugged dependability to offer. When you compare the Silverado and Colorado to other trucks from Ford, Nissan and Toyota, you find that the new 2016 Chevy trucks create a better balance of style and performance. Find out for yourself. Visit your local Chevy truck dealer for a test drive today.