So you're shopping for a Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and you're wondering whether you should buy new or used. Don't worry - we're here to help. This full-size pickup truck is a great option for anyone with hefty towing and hauling requirements. It's built to do more than work, though, offering big-time comfort and convenience. Check out our side-by-side comparison, where we take a look at both the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2010 used truck.
Sometimes it's hard to believe just how far we've come in terms of power and fuel economy. Today's modern trucks are both more powerful and more fuel-efficient than ever. And the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 leads the pack. All three of its engines help you save money at the pump. The most fuel-efficient of the bunch is the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6, which is rated for up to 18 city/24 highway mpg. Compare that to the 2010 Silverado's best EPA ratings, which are 15/22 mpg with the base V6 engine. Even the 2016 Silverado's 5.3-liter V8 engine offers better fuel economy, with up to 16/23 mpg.
You might have already guessed it, but the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a variety of tech features that you won't find on the used 2010 truck. The first of these is the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It gives you a strong Internet connection, even from the highway. Use it to surf the Web on up to seven devices. Next up is the MyLink infotainment system. You'll love its smartphone integration features. Use them to make hands-free calls or stream your favorite music. Handy voice-activated technology gives you the power to interact with the MyLink system without looking away from the road.
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado also gives you all the latest safety features. The rearview camera helps you back out of narrow spaces. OnStar telematics keeps you extra safe, thanks to features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. Advanced systems - like forward collision alert - detect danger in your surroundings, increasing driver vigilance. Lane-keeping assist lets you know if you've steered off-course. Face it: you're safer with the 2016 Silverado.
Another great thing about buying a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is that you can tailor your experience. When you shop the used lots, you get whatever used 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was left there by another driver. Buy new and it's easier to add or subtract whichever features suit you.