What are the Changes for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

For shoppers looking for a state-of-the-art full-size pickup truck that’s got the power and durability to get the job done, the Chevy Silverado has long been a champion. Now this steel-framed pickup is returning in 2016 with a number of exciting changes, including a newly available and eight-speed automatic transmission on the 5.3L V8 powertrain, more advanced tech features in the cabin, an Enhanced Driver Alert package, and a facelift to the front end.

Take a closer look at what changes are new for this year. If you like what you see, then take the full-size truck for a test drive at your Florence, KY Chevrolet dealership near Cincinnati, OH.

Design Changes

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 now more aptly reflects its commanding performance behind the wheel with an even more imposing presence when you see it on the road. Depending on which trim level and package you get, you’ll see one of several new front grille designs with sharp horizontal lines that accentuate the model’s wide stance. You’ll also get new stylish LED headlamps and taillights.


New Advanced Features

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The Chevy Silverado 1500 has never kept you so connected on the road. The newest version of the Chevrolet MyLink system is offered with seven-inch or eight-inch touchscreen interfaces and features software with faster response times than the outgoing 2015 truck. The new Silverado also gets more advanced smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


New Safety Technology

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The newest version of the Chevy Silverado 1500 gives you the ability to keep you and your passengers even safer than before. This model is offered with an Enhanced Driver Alert package, which uses mounted sensors, alerts, and auto-steering to provide you with lane departure warning, lane departure intervention, forward collision warning, and a Safety Alert seat that makes the bottom of the seat buzz to alert you. In addition to that, the new LED headlights and taillights let you see the road in front of you more clearly while making your presence more visible to other motorists on the road.


New High-Performance Transmission

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500While previous versions of the Chevy Silverado 1500 were offered with a beefy eight-speed automatic transmission on the 6.2L EcoTec V8 engine, this year you can also get the eight-speed automatic on the 5.3L EcoTec V8 when you choose the LTZ or High Country trim.


Check Out all the New Silverado Changes at Tom Gill Chevy

Now that you’ve gotten a brief rundown of some of the exciting new additions to the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’re probably ready to take a closer peek. You can now find the updated version of this full-size pickup on sale at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, where Tom Gill Chevy is happy to serve drivers throughout the Cincinnati area. Contact us for more details!