Buying a truck can be an expensive proposition for some budgets, and yet finding a used model can be tricky if you are concerned about reliability. Fortunately, there is a middle ground: Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. With Certified Pre-Owned, or CPO, trucks, you can have a vehicle that feels new but doesn’t cost the price of a new truck. You get a warranty and guarantee offered by Chevy to ensure you’re purchasing a mechanically sound truck from Richard Lucas Chevrolet, your Certified Pre-Owned Chevy Silverado dealer, and you gain a few other benefits, too.
For instance, Chevy CPOs are carefully selected to be less than six years old and have fewer than 75,000 miles on the odometer. A thorough inspection of the truck takes place to test everything from bumper to bumper, and the truck must have a clean history in order to pass muster. Once that takes place, any necessary repairs are made, and the vehicle is given proper cleaning and maintenance to receive a full reconditioning before it qualifies as a CPO. Buyers who purchase a CPO vehicle from us can expect a Chevy warranty to cover the vehicle for a full year bumper-to-bumper, and the powertrain is covered for six years. If you aren’t fully satisfied with your truck, you can bring it back for up to three days or less than 150 miles to exchange it.
There are lots of other benefits to buying a CPO truck, with extras like Chevy’s scheduled maintenance program, which includes two regular maintenance visits, and you get a free trial of OnStar and SiriusXM included with your purchase. Buying a CPO Silverado 1500 means you can pay less and still drive home with the kind of warranty coverage and benefits you typically get with a new vehicle. With a Chevy CPO, you can save money and still have peace of mind with the guarantee that you know your truck is covered, and if anything needs repair while your warranty is in effect, bring it to us and you don’t even have to pay a deductible.
Through the Years: What You’ll Find in a CPO Silverado
Purchasing a Chevy Silverado as a CPO in 2022 means all models will be from the years 2016 to 2022, no older. In those model years, you will find a wide variety of available models, features, and powertrains. Starting with the most recent year, the 2021 Silverado is the latest you could expect to find a Chevy as a CPO. For 2021, the Silverado 1500 gained a number of new features, one of which was the availability of the Multi-Flex Tailgate. New tech for trailering and the inclusion of standard driver-assist safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning were added to 2021 models, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are found on trims starting with the LTZ.
As with all other years of the Silverado 1500, cab, bed, and engine options make it possible to configure a truck in a number of ways. Trims for the 2021 Silverado range from the basic WT to the luxurious High Country, and rear bumper corner steps, a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, and 12 cargo tie-downs are part of the standard features you can expect. The maximum towing capability ranges from 9,500 to over 13,000 pounds, depending on the configuration of the truck. Shifting to the 2020 Silverado, engine options differed quite a bit, with the standard engine being a 4.3-liter V6. Equipped with the V6 engine, max towing capacity starts at 7,400 pounds and can range up to 13,400 with the most powerful 6.2-liter V8.
Standard features in the 2020 Silverado include a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, WiFi capability, and cloth or vinyl seats. New features available with 2020 models were the addition of a diesel engine, a new camera system to assist in trailering, and the availability of Adaptive Cruise Control. For 2019, the Silverado 1500 received a complete redesign which updated both the exterior and interior appearance. The entry-level WT trim included the standard 4.3-liter V6, which could tow up to 10,100 pounds, and it was equipped with 17-inch wheels, halogen headlights, vinyl seats and floors, and a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity. The same standard 12 tie-downs for cargo and bed lighting started off the equipment, and upper range trims could have heated and ventilated seats, a powered tailgate, or wireless charging.
Buyers who discover the 2018 Silverado models can still expect a wide array of standard tech, from the rearview camera to the seven-inch touchscreen loaded with a MyLink infotainment system and the same standard 4.3-liter V6 engine starts off the WT trim level. Starting with LTZ trims, a mild hybrid powertrain was available for saving on fuel costs. Basic features started with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the same vinyl interior, but features like keyless entry, remote start, or a Bose sound system could all be found in the ranks of upper trims. Towing capacity ranges up to 12,500 pounds when equipped with the 6.2-liter engine, which boasted best-in-class for that model year.
Taking another step back to 2017, Silverado models of that year started coming standard with Teen Driver and capless fuel fillers. Expect to find the same 4.3-liter engine with entry-level trims, and the towing range varies between 5,500 and 12,500 pounds depending on which of the four engines are equipped. Standard features like a rearview camera, cruise control, and a 12-volt outlet are found in the WT, and options like LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even a rear-seat entertainment system could all be found within the available trim levels. If equipped with the Enhanced Driver package, 2017 models could have driver-assist features like lane-keeping and auto emergency braking as part of the safety features.
Finally, 2016 Silverado models were also available with four engine choices, starting once again with the 4.3-liter engine that could tow up to 8,900 pounds. The most powerful engine for 2016 had a towing capacity of up to 11,100 pounds when trailering features are equipped. In this model year, Chevy began offering LED headlights and a remote locking tailgate. Other available features like wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, and front and rear parking sensors could be found in upper trims, while standard features like air conditioning, powered windows and locks, and the corner steps in the rear bumper are found starting with the WT trim.
You Have Options, Options, and More CPO Options
Each year of the Chevy Silverado 1500 going back to 2016 has seen new features and improvements to the powertrains that increase towing capability, payload capacity, and fuel efficiency. Newer models will have the most standard tech and convenience features, though many of the features found on newer models may also be found in the upper trims of older models. Off-road variants like the Z71 trim level are also found across each of the model years that qualify for Chevy’s CPO program, as well as numerous special editions that give the Silverado 1500 a custom appearance.
Whether you need a truck for your business, towing a trailer, or for use as a personal vehicle, a CPO Chevy Silverado 1500 is a great option for any buyer who wants to have the peace of mind that comes with a manufacturer warranty without the expense of a new model. From easy-to-clean vinyl seats to perforated leather, the Chevy Silverado can be outfitted to serve in a wide range of duties for both work and play.