The Fresh 2016 Chevy Silverado Lineup Comes to Texas [Preview]

2016 chevy silverado ltz z71 lt texas towing
2016 Chevy Silverado High Country

Chevrolet updates the entire 2016 Chevy Silverado truck lineup just two years after the introduction of the new truck. Each of the trim levels are differentiated by grille inserts and color schemes. The 2016 model year is highlighted by the LED signature lights and vertical LED fog lights up front. The grille shape and the bumper design are updated as well.

2016-chevy-silverado-lineupThe 2016 Silverado lineup continues with the choice of the three EcoTec3 engines: 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, and the 6.2L V8. All three feature direct injection and cylinder deactivation. The power levels remain the same: 285 hp, 355 hp, and 420 hp respectively.

However, the 8-speed automatic transmission can now be matched with the 5.3L V8 with LTZ, LTZ/Z71, and High Country grades. The 8-speed was previously exclusive to the 6.2L engine. This is a welcome addition and should make the Silverado a little more efficient. Chevrolet says that the 5.3L V8 Silverado is rated at 23 MPG on the highway. The 6-speed automatic is the other choice.

2016 Chevy Silverado LT
2016 Chevy Silverado LT

The other news comes courtesy of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make smartphone integration easier. Siri voice integration is also available. If you are accustomed to talking to and commanding Siri, then your infotainment experience should improve greatly in the 2016 Silverado.

2016 Silverado LTZ Z71

Safety features include: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist and IntelliBeam high beam assist. The updated Silverado is also available with a remote locking tailgate.

Stay tuned as we bring you much more about the new trucks from the 2015 State Fair of Texas.

Watch the 2015 Silverado 6.2L 8-speed take on the Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test.