|4.3L EcoTec3 V6||5.3L EcoTec3 V8||6.2L EcoTec3 V8|
|285 hp||355 hp||420 hp|
|305 lb-ft||383 lb-ft||460 lb-ft|
|24 highway mpg||23 highway mpg||Class-Best 12,000-Pound Towing|
|Top V6 Torque in Class||Best-Ever Gas V8 Fuel Efficiency||Best Ever Light-Duty Power for Chevy V8|
2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options
One of America’s most iconic trucks is back for the new model year, and drivers Kentucky-wide are taking notice. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 has emerged at Jack Burford Chevy, offering drivers a greater degree of power and versatility than ever before. Yet, due to the three distinct engine options that are offered for 2016, drivers looking to educate themselves on the different capabilities of each. Of course, that’s what we’re here for. These are the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options, each of which can now be found at our dealership in Richmond, KY.
Standard for the new Silverado 1500 is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine, which is engineered to deliver an athletic 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Since this stands as the most nimble of the engines, this is frequently chosen by drivers who are buying with a daily-driving truck in mind. Yet, this engine still offers a 7,000-pound towing capacity, meaning that it’s exceptionally versatile as well. It offers the highest V6 torque in its class, and offers drivers 24 highway mpg. This great fuel economy comes courtesy of the Silverado’s Active Fuel Management, which deactivates cylinders when they aren’t needed. The 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 is ideally suited to daily driving, yet is versatile and powerful enough for effective light-duty work.
Which 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Option Best Suits You?
While the V6 option is certainly up to many of the tasks that you’re likely to do, the Silverado 1500 also offers two V8 engines to help tackle more intimidating jobs. Up first is a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, which a perfect middle-ground option for Kentucky drivers. It offers best-in-class gas-powered V8 fuel economy at 23 highway mpg, as well as a 9,500-pound towing capacity. The powertrain is rated for 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and its addition of Active Fuel Management ensures that the best of both worlds -- fuel efficiency and power -- are found with this platform.
The highest heights of power for the Silverado 1500 are found with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, which rewards drivers with a commanding 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a 12,000-pound max trailering capacity, as well as the status of being the most powerful gas-powered V8 that Chevy has ever offered in a light-duty pickup.
Throughout the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup, this model offers engine options that are as diverse as the men and women who drive it. So which one best suits your needs and lifestyle? Visit Jack Burford Chevy today, and we’ll find the one that works for you!