The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance Specs

February 16th, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 builds on the tradition of full-size American pickups with a high-strength steel frame, commanding capabilities, and surprising fuel economy. Check out the entire lineup of powertrains available and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 performance specs. If you like what you see, come see how it performs for yourself at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area Chevrolet dealer in Florence, KY.

4.3L V6

The base powertrain on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a 4.3L V6 that comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. For many individual jobs, this may prove adequate, because it offers confident output of 285 hp, 305 lb-ft of torque, a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds, and a maximum payload of 1960 pounds. Fuel economy is also strong at up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city. Like all Silverado 1500 models, you’ll have the option of rear-wheel and four-wheel drive.

5.3L V8

Move up to a 5.3L V8 engine with a six-speed automatic or high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission. Total output with this powertrain comes in at a robust 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and you can expect maximum towing at 11,100 pounds and payload at 2260 pounds. You won’t lose much in terms of fuel economy by moving up to V8 power, though, because this model still gets up to 23 mpg highway and 16 mpg city, according to the EPA.

6.2L EcoTec3 V8

When nothing less than best-in-class horsepower and towing capacity will do, take the step up to this impressive 6.2L V8 engine on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which comes standard with the high-performance eight-speed automatic. This powertrain delivers 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque, a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, and a maximum payload of 2140 pounds. Even with all that power, you’ll still get an EPA-estimated 21 mpg highway and 15 mpg city.

Get Inside the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Are you impressed with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 performance specs? You can find it competitively priced right now at Tom Gill Chevrolet. We’re happy to serve drivers throughout the Cincinnati area at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Schedule a test drive today!