2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
If you’re looking for a full-size pickup truck, Chevy has some enticing models on offer. Whether you choose the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, you’re guaranteed standout performance in terms of horsepower, torque, payload, and towing capacity. Add to that the high-strength steel frames on both, and it’s clear why so many folks in Florence and Cincinnati choose between these pickups to get the job done. There are some important differences, though, so check out how these models stack up to help you make the best purchase.
A First Look at Both Pickups
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- Full-size pickup truck
- Class-leading V8 420 hp and 12,000-pound towing capacity
- Up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
- Heavy-duty pickup truck
- Maximum torque of 765 lb-ft
- Maximum towing capacity of 18,000 pounds
You’ll also have some choices with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The base engine is a 6.0L V8 that puts out a commanding 397 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a natural gas CNG version of the 6.0L V8 engine that can also run on gasoline. If you opt for this variant, you’ll have a maximum CNG output of 301 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. If you want more power, you’ll find it from a turbo-diesel 6.6L V8 engine with a robust output of 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, this model can tow up to 18,000 pounds and has a maximum payload of 3534 pounds.
As the bigger model, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 provides more spacious options. Its configurations include a Regular Cab with a long box, a Double Cab with a standard box or long box, and a Crew Cab with a standard box or long box.
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Price: Regular Cab starting at $27,095
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Price: Regular Cab starting at $32,280
Which Pickup is Better for You?
On the other hand, while a fully loaded 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 will cost you a bit more, the extra performance capabilities are obvious. This heavy-duty pickup truck offers outstanding performance from front to back for those who plan on hauling and towing really large loads on the job site regularly.
Check Out the New Chevrolet Pickups at Tom Gill Chevrolet
You can check out the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 trucks at Tom Gill Chevrolet to better understand which is best suited to your driving demands. There’s also the Silverado 3500 model to consider if you need the ultimate in performance. Feel free to call us with questions, or stop by for a test drive at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY.