2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Nissan Titan XD

For those who haven’t been paying attention, a headline stating “2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Nissan Titan XD” might seem like a mean joke. After all, the Silverado 1500 has been making short work of the Titan for as long as most of us can remember. But now, with the Titan enjoying a full redesign for the new model year, could it be that the Nissan model has finally taken over its Chevrolet counterpart?

Not hardly. Despite some great gains from the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, the Silverado 1500 isn’t ready to just surrender the throne. Regardless of which Titan XD powertrain that a buyer prefers -- the 5.6L Endurance V8 or the Cummins 5.0L Turbo-Diesel -- the highest horsepower rating still belongs to the Silverado 1500, with 420 hp coming from the 6.2L V8. Additionally, the highest fuel economy ratings are earned by the Silverado 1500, while its 12,000-pound towing capacity is the highest trailering capacity to come from a standard trailer hitch. (The Titan XD’s 12,300-pound capacity requires an upgrade to the integrated gooseneck hitch.) Factor in the available, first-in-class 4G LTE WiFi hotspot offered by the Chevy Silverado 1500, and it becomes clear that it’s simply operating on a different plane than the competing Titan XD.

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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Vs. 2016 Nissan Titan XD
420 hp Max Horsepower 390 hp
16/23 mpg Top V8 Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 16/21 mpg
12,000 lbs Max V8 Towing Capacity 12,300 lbs
Available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot Not Available

Find your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 at Jack Burford Chevy today!

It would be easy for a model such as the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 to simply rest on its laurels, and perhaps to assume that buyers would take its legendary reputation at face value. However, Chevy chose to do the exact opposite for 2016. The model returns with a trio of fantastic powertrain options, but sweetens the deal with an assortment of new special editions as well.

In addition to its many new special editions -- the Midnight Edition, Rally Edition and Custom Sport Edition, to name a few -- the Silverado 1500 offers a variety of awesome tech features as well. While the built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot garners much of the praise, the Silverado 1500 is also the first full-size pickup to offer wireless charging. Meanwhile, the updated Chevy MyLink interface allows users to stream music through Pandora, use Bluetooth to enjoy phone connectivity, or access turn-by-turn navigation during transit.

The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is now available at Jack Burford Chevy, located near Lexington in Richmond, KY. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!

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