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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Still America’s Favorite


The Chevrolet Silverado has been tackling America’s toughest jobs for more than 20 years. The worthy heir to Chevy’s rugged C/K lineup of trucks stretching back to 1975, the new 2016 Chevy Silverado continues Chevy’s proud heritage of building some of the toughest and most dependable full-size pickups on the road today.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado comes in several distinct models, including the 1500, the 2500HD and the 3500HD. Each model number denotes performance and payload capacities with the “HD” standing for “Heavy Duty.”

If you need a solid all-around pickup truck that can tackle a wide range of jobs, the 2016 Chevy Silverado from McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe gets it done with just the right combination of performance, fuel efficiency, and style.

Bold New Exterior

The Silverado has always caught the eye with its muscular, aggressive, all-American good looks. Chevy carries on the tradition in 2016 with a refreshed design that continues the Silverado’s contemporary evolution. The Silverado still sits tall on its haunches with aggressive front and rear fenders, more sculpted front hood, and dramatic character lines. The front end features new, smaller LED-framed projector headlights. The grille is now split vertically by a horizontal bar featuring Chevy’s iconic “bowtie” emblem. New available LED fog lights punctuate the lower fascia. Different models, such as the Z71, feature a minimal amount of chrome, or you can order your Silverado with more chrome brightwork for a distinctive look.

Another reason why the Silverado is such a popular choice with American truck buyers is that it’s still made with high-strength steel construction rather than aluminum.

A Trend-Setting Interior

The Silverado’s handsome good looks on the outside are echoed on the inside with a roomy interior that steps up the quality and class. You’ll appreciate how easy the Silverado’s controls and instrumentation are to use from the first time you sit behind the Silverado’s wheel. Chevy also paid attention to minimizing road noise, resulting in a cabin that is surprisingly quiet. The interior layout gives you and your passengers plenty of room to stretch out and be comfortable.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Interior

The Silverado’s modern cockpit also offers a host of thoughtful conveniences such as an extra-large center console big enough for a small laptop or tablet. Plus there are available USB ports and an 110V plug-in to keep your devices charged up and at the ready. You can even order an optional wireless charging pad to charge your compatible smartphone.

Even in “standard” trim, the Silverado’s cabin is a place you won’t mind spending plenty of time. But if you’re someone who enjoys life’s indulgences, you can take your Silverado uptown. The premium High Country model, for example, is the epitome of first-class style. It features top-grade leather seats, wood trim, and other luxurious appointments that set the standard for refinement.

Taking The Technology High Road

Back in the day, many automakers took a “no-frills” approach to designing pickups that were made for work, not convenience. Back then, an AM Radio may have been one of the only “infotainment” options available. And if you wanted to get where you were going, you pulled out a map rather than consulted GPS navigation.

The same doesn’t hold true today. Modern customers demand that their trucks come outfitted with the same 21st Century technology they would expect to find in any passenger vehicle. Of course, Chevy has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to giving car buyers the best modern technology has to offer. That’s why you’ll find all the high-tech you could ask for in the new 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Chevy was the first automaker to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity across its entire model lineup. In fact, the Chevy Silverado is the first full-size pickup to offer the ability to connect up to 7 devices. But that’s not all. The 2016 Chevy Silverado now comes equipped with Apple CarPlay™,  opening up a new world of smartphone-enabled functionality, including popular apps, navigation, text messaging, social media, and more. Android Auto will soon become available for models featuring the larger 8-in. touchscreen.

The available Chevy MyLink “infotainment” and connectivity suite allows you to access all of your connected devices. Get directions, make hands-free phone calls, stream your favorite music and more. A large 7-inch color touchscreen display mounted on the center stack and steering wheel-mounted controls lets you take command of entertainment, communication, and navigation functions. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity for making and receiving calls on the go.

Plus, the available OnStar® Remote Link mobile app puts control of your Silverado in the palm of your hand. It allows you to lock or unlock your doors, manage your OnStar 4G LTE connection and more.

More Power Choices For 2016

The 2016 Chevy Silverado offers three outstanding engine options. The standard 4.3-liter EcoTec3® V6 is rated at 285 hp with a best in class 305 lb-ft of torque and a 7,600-lb towing capacity. EPA-estimated fuel economy is a respectable 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway. If you need more towing capacity and power, the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 amps it up with a healthy 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. It has an 11,000-lb towing capacity and offers best-in-class fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

2016 Silverado 1500

If you need a big brute of an engine to handle the toughest jobs and the heaviest towing, step up to the ultimate bad boy, Chevy’s muscular 6.2-liter Ecotec3 V8. This beast of an engine churns out a massive 420 hp and a prodigious 460 lb.-ft. of torque. It gives this engine a best-in-class rated towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. Whichever engine you choose for your new Chevy Silverado, you’ll know that it’s built to perform and built to last.

Chevy is also the only automaker to offer direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing on all three of these potent powerplants for unparalleled strength, fuel efficiency, and performance.

Safety That Goes The Distance

Safety is always a chief concern at Chevy, and that’s why Chevy engineers ensured that the 2016 Chevy Silverado is well-equipped with the latest standard and available safety advancements. These safety features include 6 standard airbags and a high-strength steel safety cage. Available safety enhancements include:

  • Forward-Collision Alert
  • IntelliBeam Headlamps
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • OnStar® Advisor Automatic Crash Response
  • Vibrating Safety Alert Driver’s Seat
  • Front And Rear Park Assist
  • Choose The Silverado That’s Right For You

You can order your new 2016 Silverado from McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe in a variety of box and cab configurations to suit your particular work or personal needs. With eight trim levels from which to choose, from the rugged and reliable Silverado Work Truck, the unique Custom model, and legendary Silverado LTZ Z71 Off-Road to the ultra-luxurious Silverado High Country, you’re sure to find just the right Silverado to suit your individual style, as well as your budget.

Now is the time to take advantage of money-saving springtime deals on our entire lineup of new Chevy cars for sale near Kansas City. As your preferred used car dealership in Olathe, KS, McCarthy Chevrolet offers incredible savings on our large inventory of like-new GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Stop by our Chevy dealership in Olathe, Kansas, conveniently located at 675 N. Rawhide Drive, Olathe, KS 66061. For sales, please call (877) 460-5408, or for service, call (877) 460-5939.




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