August 22nd, 2016
Whether it’s ponies under the hood or the beefy strength to get things moving, horsepower and torque are the figures that most drivers think of when it comes to power out on the road. Many motorists, though, can’t quite define the difference between the two or point out exactly why they’re so eager to get one or the other.
At our Virginia Chevrolet dealership, our experts are here to help shed some light on the different types of power you’ll find under the hood. No matter what you’re after, though, you’ll be able to find it in the 2016 Silverado!
When you’re comparing torque and horsepower, you’re looking at two different measurements of power. They key difference to keep in mind is that torque is simply a measurement of force, while horsepower is a measurement of force that factors in time; in simpler terms, torque is power while horsepower is speed.
In practical applications, torque is the force that gets you moving off the line while horsepower is what takes over in higher gears to get you up to higher speeds and keep you there. Fortunately, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado brings Virginia drivers plenty to love in both categories.
Equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, the 2016 Silverado delivers a best-in-class 420 horsepower, matched with 460 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class 12,000 lbs towing capacity. If you’re looking for something slimmer, the 2016 Silverado’s V6 option delivers, as well, with best-in-class V6 torque at 305 lb-ft. You can even claim efficiency, with best-in-class EPA estimates thanks to the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8.
All told, the 2016 Silverado is a pickup truck that has power down to a science. After all, Chevy knows that you depend on your truck to deliver on power and capability in every situation.
To learn more about our current inventory, including the latest Chevy trucks, be sure to contact Pohanka Chevrolet online or to call our team at (703) 968-6677 today!