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5 out of 5 stars

19 Mpg in city!

Dave S., 09/21/2016
updated 10/17/2022
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

This truck is not in Edmunds model description. I went from a 1998 Saturn "great car", to a Chevy Silverado 2 WD, WT extended cab with a V8. I had been spoiled with 34 mpg in the city and 42 mpg highway, for almost 19 years. With the first fill up of gas in this truck I averaged almost 19 mpg city driving. I'm very impressed with the truck so far. It is very quite, has plenty of power, and looks like it will get almost 2 times the mpg of my previous 83" Chevy pickup. But, with only 300 miles on it, I can't tell you much. I'll let you know in 19 years what I think ;) I had a hard time finding this truck. It seems like most trucks are loaded, 4 WD with 6 cylinders. For 1 mpg difference why buy a 6 cylinder? I really wanted to buy a extended cab with a 8' bed, but GM doesn't sell it in the 1500 trucks. I looked at the 2500's until I saw how bad the Mpg was! 6 Months in, and 4,000 miles. I'm averaging 15 - 17 Mpg in city. I've been making her work hard. Remodeled 2 houses since I got this truck. Average homeowner doesn't need the 8' bed. Heck I'm managing without! Many 1500# + loads. Several trips with16' beams with a tailgate extender and well flagged!! With tailgate down you can bring home 10' items pretty easily. Just brought home some (.25") 4" x 10" x 10' Steel Rectangular Tube, just flagged it! 18 month review. I have almost 11,000 miles. Still getting 15 - 17 in the city. Truck's running great. Remodeled another house, major repairs. In hind site, I should have bought a standard cab with an 8' box. My kids are old enough to both have their own cars and I only use the back seats once a month on average. Not worth the extra $9,000 or so extra for the back seats. Also an 8' box would have come in handy MANY times! I've pushed the loads accidentally over 2,000 #'s a few times. The trucks tires don't like it, best description would be wallowing like a boat!! But the the brakes and motor don't care! The suspension was not bottomed out so I ASSUMED I was still in the weight range. I wish GM would work on the mpg on the super duty trucks!!! I still love this truck! 24 Month review. 14,000 Miles. In the city this truck is still averaging 15.5 - 16.5 Mpg! I still love this truck. One round trip from Rochester Hills MI, to Caro MI. I didn't take the freeway, just a relaxing drive up M-24. 130 mile round trip, truck averaged 27.5 Mpg. Awesome! 2nd Trip from Rochester Hills, to Grayling MI, Averaged 72 mph on "75". I drove around in Grayling and surrounding areas also. When I got home I checked my mileage again. Averaged 24.3 Mpg for 525 mile round trip! This truck with the longer wheel base rides very smoothly on the freeway's. I have a Tonneau cover on the truck, so I'm sure that helps with the mileage. I still can't believe this truck can get those kinds of #'s. Great purchase. But, still wish I had just bought the standard cab. I rarely need the extended cab! 30 Months in. 16,000 miles. Truck is still running GREAT, and averaging 16+ miles per gallon in the city. Does decent in the snow. 48 Month review. 24,000 miles. At 80 mph mileage will suffer. I recently drove up north for a vacation at higher speeds and mileage dropped to 19. On the way back drove at around 72 and again averaged 25 mpg. I still can't believe a truck can get this good of mileage. I also own a 2008 Chevy impala and this car doesn't get as good mileage as the truck at highway speeds! The truck is still working GREAT, and I'm very happy for the purchase! 5 Year review. Last winter the sensors on the tire pressure went haywire. But, as soon as the temp's came back up it went back to normal. And that's the reason I don't buy LOADED vehicles. If you only plan to own a vehicle for 3 years it doesn't matter. But if you plan to own a car for 10+ years like I do, it DOES. Truck is pushing on 27K miles. I drove almost zilch during covid-19. I'm still getting 16 or so Mpg in city and 25 Mpg on the highway as long as I drive under 72. Still a great purchase. No maintenance needed yet, just oil changes. Though I plan to buy a new battery soon. 6 Year review. I needed 2 new front tires at 35K. And will need two more next summer. I put light truck tires on the rear for a stiffer ride "increased payload capacity on tires", when carrying a heavy load. It was a good decision. The truck now has 35,000 miles. I build a small truck bed camper weighing 600#'s and am carrying a dirt bike on a carrier on the trailer hitch. I figure I'm at 92% of rear axle payload limit. And at about 6,650 total payload weight of truck with 7,000 GVWR. So, I'm pushing the truck! Did 2 trips this year to Grayling, MI area. 400-mile round trips each. Drove at 66 mph and averaged 17 Mpg. Impressive. Truck handled it just fine and I was surprised the rear didn't sink too much. I took it easy on the brakes and gas pedal and the transmission temp never went above 198, which is at top of normal driving range. I with the dealer gave more info in the manual about temps. Still a great purchase!

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5 out of 5 stars

Extremely pleased with Silverado LTZ

Tom, 12/21/2016
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
13 of 14 people found this review helpful

We traded in a 2016 Toyota Tacoma off road double cab for a 2016 Silverado LTZ. The LTZ has the 6.2L and 8 spd tranny. The Silverado get's better fuel mileage, more comfortable and is hands down a better truck than the Toyota. My family loves the cabin space, the layout, comfort and I like the smooth 6.2l and 8spd tranny combo. I've had the truck 3 weeks and have 2,500 miles on it and I'm impressed with the MPG's! Sub-zero temperatures and I'm getting 19mpg on the highway- better than my Tacoma ever did!

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5 out of 5 stars

Comfortable!!

E Morris, 12/07/2016
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4dr Double Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl 6A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Great ride. Little road noise. Have to have running boards unless you are tall. Changing radio stations does lag, though.

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4 out of 5 stars

2016 bought used with 6000 miles on it

Kenny, 12/10/2017
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

So, I went from a 1999 that I bought new in 99, to a 2016. Without question the 2016 is quieter, more responsive and more comfortable. And mine does not shake. There is a lot I like about my new truck BUT, It does feel big compared to my 99 and it's so responsive in the steering that you just sneeze and your going in a different direction. Also, I can't seem to do better then 11 MPG and It's a 2WD. That, and I liked the storage, especially the overhead, better in my 99. With that said, I'm happy with my new Silverado. Great looks, comfort and the MyLink system is very cool. I also think that the 16 sits much better than the 14-15 model.

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5 out of 5 stars

Good gas milage and no problems

Martin Lewis, 05/26/2016
updated 06/13/2022
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Double Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 8A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I now have over 74,000 miles on this truck. My over all average is 22.4 MPG. I do mostly highway, and use the cruise control at the speed limit. The V8 transition to V4 is seemless, I am happy with this truck! The only repair needed was a windshield washer pump replacement that was done under warranty at no cost to me.I like the power of the 5.3 V8. It pulls my car hauler with a 5500 pound skid steer with ease.

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