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New for 2016: Chevrolet Trucks, SUVs, and Vans

New for 2016: Chevrolet Trucks, SUVs, and Vans

By Joseph Dobrian, October 22, 2015


Chevrolet’s roster of trucks and SUVs remains the same for 2016, and all models carry over with only minor changes. These include new exterior colors, enhanced safety features, and new wheel options. Chevy vans, too, carry over into 2016, adding OnStar connectivity and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.

The full-size Chevy truck lineup—the Silverado 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD—has dropped a few colors and added new ones for the 2016 model year, and several sophisticated features have been added, including an enhanced Driver Alert package of options, a new fascia and LED lights, remote locking tailgate, upgraded MyLink system, and imposing-looking all-black editions. The big news for the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck is an available Duramax 2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that promises power and efficiency.

Following is a list of new or updated features for each 2016 Chevrolet truck, SUV, and van model:



2016 Chevrolet City Express photo2016 Chevrolet City Express

  • Van carries over from 2015 with few changes
  • Capacity is 122.7 cu. ft. of cargo space and 1,500-lb. payload.
  • Cargo area offers 6 ft. 10 in. of length between rear doors and the front seats; 4 ft. 6 in. between the side walls
  • Fold-down passenger seat converts into work table
  • Efficient 2.0-liter engine combines with CVT powertrain




2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Turbodiesel photo2016 Chevrolet Colorado

  • Available Duramax 2.8-liter, turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine; oil burner includes an exhaust brake, integrated trailer brake control, and 2-speed electric transfer case (Introduced later in model year)
  • New color display for driver information center
  • Sliding rear window now standard on Colorados equipped with the LT Convenience package and the Z71 package
  • Midnight Edition features black exterior with black-finished details
  • Trail Boss Edition offers aggressive off-road features and enhanced appearance




2016 Chevrolet Equinox photo2016 Chevrolet Equinox

  • New trim level lineup eliminates the 1LT and 2LT trims
  • New front fascia and chrome-accented dual-port grille design includes specific chrome trim on LT and LTZ grilles
  • Premium projector-beam headlamps on all trim levels
  • New daytime running lamps on LT and LTZ; reflector-style lamps on L and LS; LED lamps on LT and LTZ
  • New fog lights on LTZ
  • Dual-element taillights, revised license plate applique, and revised lower rear fascia on all trim levels, with chrome trim on LTZ lower fascia
  • New 17-in. aluminum wheels on LT and new 18-in. aluminum wheels on LTZ
  • Available side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert safety features on LT and LTZ.
  • New Saddle Up interior color




2016 Chevrolet Express photo2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo/Express Passenger

  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity includes a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Available navigation radio with Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system
  • Standard 4.8-liter and available 6.0-liter gas engines
  • Available dedicated compressed natural gas package
  • Available 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine with B20 biodiesel capability
  • Trailer rating of up to 10,000 lbs.




2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Enhanced Driver Alert package includes high-beam assist
  • New fascia and LED lights
  • New colors include Siren Red Tintcoat, Red Hot, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  • 7-in. color touch screen IOB MyLink system (replaces the IO4 Radio)
  • HD Radio returns for the IO5 and IO6 MyLink systems
  • In-vehicle wireless device charging for smartphones
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • Available power-retractable assist steps on Crew Cab
  • New headlamps, including bi-halogen projectors with LED park and turn, or the full LED headlamps with LED signature lighting, plus LED signature tail lamps
  • New 20-in. chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • Chrome recovery hooks (LPO-level)
  • Silverado Custom Double Cab trim level (late availability on Double Cab and Crew Cab)
  • Black Out package (late availability on Double Cab and Crew Cab)




2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD photo2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

  • New colors include Siren Red Tintcoat (Double Cab only), Butte Red Metallic (Crew Cab only), and Red Hot
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • MyLink radio/audio system with 7-in. color touch screen replaces IO4 audio system
  • New power steering system features active hydraulic assist and recirculating ball
  • Wheel options include 18-in. chrome and a 20-in. 5-spoke forged polished aluminum
  • Midnight Edition is available on LT trim level




2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD photo2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

  • New colors include Siren Red Tintcoat (Double Cab only), Butte Red Metallic (Crew Cab only), and Red Hot
  • New 18-in. chromed aluminum wheels
  • Remote locking tailgate
  • MyLink audio system with 7-in. color touch screen
  • Wireless charging
  • HD Radio
  • Power steering with active hydraulic assist and recirculating ball
  • Custom Sport Edition is available on 1LT trim
  • Manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel is added to LT Convenience package on Double Ca and Regular Cab




2016 Chevrolet Suburban photo2016 Chevrolet Suburban

  • Enhanced Driver Alert package features power-adjustable pedals, forward-collision alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, lane-keep assist, and Safety Alert Seat
  • Available head-up display with digital multi-function readouts and reconfigurable instrument cluster
  • New standard 8-in. Color Touch, Connected Radio with 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Enhanced Chevrolet MyLink with phone integration technology, featuring Apple CarPlay capability
  • New exterior colors: Siren Red Tintcoat and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat




2016 Chevrolet Tahoe photo2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Enhanced Driver Alert package includes power-adjustable pedals, forward-collision alert, Safety Alert Seat, lane-keep assist, and IntelliBeam headlights
  • Head-up display is included with available driver information center
  • New phone integration technology displays content from Apple iPhone 5 or later models on the multi-color screen through Apple CarPlay
  • Premium exterior colors include Siren Red Tintcoat and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat




2016 Chevrolet Traverse photo2016 Chevrolet Traverse

  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Available 20-in. wheels
  • New exterior colors: Iridescent Pearl and Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Leather option package
  • Driver Confidence option package




2016 Chevrolet Trax photo2016 Chevrolet Trax

  • Five new colors include Crimson Metallic, Sable Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, and Mosaic Black Metallic
  • New 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 18-in. Midnight Silver aluminum wheels available
  • Front and rear carpeted floor mats are included in some equipment groups
  • Power driver seat is included in some equipment groups


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