2016 Chevy Silverado Award
Among the extensive lineup of General Motors pickup trucks and SUVs available at Don Wheaton, a lot of attention has been paid to the midsize Chevy Colorado. This is for good reason, the new Colorado has only been available at the Edmonton, Alberta-based dealership for a few months and it is reeling in award after award. However, it would be a grave oversight to miss accolades being collected by the 2016 Chevy Silverado. Recently, a group from the Automotive Journalists of Canada (AJAC) has picked the 2016 Silverado as the “Best New Pickup” in all of Canada. Naturally, everyone at Don Wheaton couldn’t agree more.
If you have been following along with the winter version of the Don Wheaton Custom Cruise Friday series, you know that pickup trucks are a serious business in our area and across the country as well. To select the next best new pickup truck, the reviewers from the AJAC did more than take in a beauty contest. More than 80 automotive journalists gathered together to test drive the trucks through a variety of different courses. The idea behind the testing methodology was to recreate what an owner could conceivably do with the pickup and then ratchet up the pressure.
“We’re honoured that AJAC has recognized the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado as the best new pickup in Canada,” Joe De Stefano, Chevrolet Truck Brand Manager said in a Chevy press release. “This award is testament that the Silverado builds on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability with a dramatic new design, advanced connectivity and enhanced customer-focused technologies that make Chevrolet the fastest growing pick-up truck brand in Canada.”
In addition to observations made while on the test drives, the AJAC journalists also consulted professional test drivers and used the latest available technology to gather objective data. When the smoke cleared and the mud cleaned off of each trucks’ exterior, the 2016 Chevy Silverado reigned as the king of the mountain.
2016 Chevy Silverado Quick Stats
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- 4.3-L, V-8; 285 hp
- 5.3-L, V-8; 355 hp
- 6.2-L, V-8; 420 hp
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Fuel Economy Scores
- 4.3-L, V-8: 13.5/10.0
- 5.3-L, V-8: 14.6/10.4
- 6.2-L, V-8: 16.1/11.4
*measured in L/100 km.
What did they like about the new Silverado?
The 2016 Chevy Silverado may have had a leg-up on the rest of the competition because of its storied reputation for reliability. Built with cutting edge materials, including copious amounts of high-strength steel, each test proved what Don Wheaton sales professionals tell customers everyday, ‘This truck can handle what you throw at it.’ Backed by proven V-8 engine power and the latest in fuel-saving technology, the 2016 Silverado simply was in the best position possible to win the day. Using features like Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing, the 5.3-liter, V-8 engine used in the 2016 Silverado can obtain fuel consumption scores of better than 10 L/100 km.
If you would like to see what the 2016 Chevy Silverado can do for you, contact a sales professional from Don Wheaton today.