Trucks & SUVs

The Best Used Chevy Silverado 1500 Model Year You Can Buy

If you’re looking for a quality used full-size pickup truck, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 might be just the thing you’re looking for. It can do the heavy lifting on the tasks you need a real truck for like hauling and towing and still offer an upscale cabin and a comfortable ride.

Its comfort and quality make it an ideal truck for everyday driving for work or the family. With its recent technology, easy-to-use infotainment system, and a predicted reliability rating other trucks envy, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a pretty sound used truck choice.

With few complaints and a reasonable price, the 2016 model of the Chevy Silverado 1500 is recent enough to feel new. But it can save you a lot of money when it comes to the final costs.

What does the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have to offer?

Chevrolet’s pickup trucks are the automaker’s bread and butter. Of the entire lineup, the Silverado 1500 is a top-seller and in 2016 it was no different. Thousands of these trucks sell each year. And it can be configured to be the perfect work truck or a comfy family vehicle. 

2016 saw Chevy upgrade the Silverado to keep up with the upgrades Ford made to the F-150 just a year before in 2015. The exterior featured an updated hood, LED accent lighting, and a grille to match the trim level.

The High Country and LTZ models had a 5.3-liter V8 engine available with an eight-speed automatic instead of the six-speed standard transmission. That year the biggest interior update was the truck’s technology. A 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility standard in LS models and optional in the Work Truck. The upper trim levels get an 8-inch screen with CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

And if the 2016 model of the Chevy Silverado 1500 weren’t capable and comfy enough, there’s more. The ride is as comfortable as the seats, thanks partly to a unique coil-spring rear suspension. The noise level is also surprisingly low. The powertrains in this truck make it quick.

Truck fans love it

Popular website Carcomplaints.com shows just 53 overall complaints on the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500. When you take a look at the nature of those complaints, you’ll see that they are mostly minor. They were mostly transmission shifting issues, surges and jerks in movement, and air conditioning problems. Consumer Reports marked it down for some minor transmission issues as well.

According to Edmunds, nearly half of the consumer reviews were five out of five stars. Reviews showed that the Silverado 1500 was bought by previous Silverado fans and Ford F-Series enthusiasts alike. They liked the gas mileage, power, and versatility of Silverado. 

A perfect reliability rating of five out of five was given to this truck by J.D. Power and that doesn’t happen very often. None of its competitors could match that.

You’ll save money

The Silverado was fully redesigned in 2019 and even more changes were made in 2020. Chevy added a turbodiesel engine and the top 6.2-liter V8 engine was made available on the RST and Trail Boss models. The 10-speed automatic transmission could be added with the middle V8 engine.

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is expected to be in the $28,000 to $60,000 price range. A 2016 model will cost from $17,707 to $35,597. Sure there are some features that the newest model has that the 2016 model doesn’t. Standard teen driver system, more cameras, and a better tow rating are just a few. But overall, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is a solid choice for most truck fans, given what it has to offer and the substantial savings.