1. home
  2. news
  3. Top 5 Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Top 5 Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

New truck or a mobile command center?

For 2016 Chevrolet is keeping the Silverado true to formula. No radical changes this year, only more options. Keen to give customers ample opportunity to personalize their truck, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado will receive varying grill and headlight treatments based on the selected trim level. Simply put, the higher the trim level, the more LEDs and chrome. But there's more to this refresh than just cosmetics. Here are the top five features for the 2016 Silverado.

1. Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission
The LTZ and High Country trim levels optioned with the 5.3-liter V-8 are now available with an eight-speed automatic. The transmission is also offered with the 6.2-liter V-8.

2. Power-articulating assist steps
Available on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Country trim level, the power-assist step now has a button on the end. Kick it with your boot and the whole step swings rearward, allowing easier access to the bed.

3. Remote locking tailgate

Not to be overlooked, the ability to lock and unlock the tailgate with the central locking system is a great feature for those with a tonneau cover or camper shell.

4. Wireless phone charging
Available on all Silverado models equipped with front bucket seats, this is another subtle feature that could soon be hard to live without.

5. Apple Carplay Now IOS devices can seamlessly pair with the Silverado's touch screen and can even tap into the optional OnStar 4G LTE. Android loyalists will see Android Auto capability later this year.

With the amount of device connectivity Chevrolet is pumping into the new Silverado, it might be difficult to tell the new truck from a mobile command center.