The all-new 2014 Silverado arrives here at Fred Caldwell Chevy later this spring, and with it comes the most fuel-efficient engine that the world of V8 pickups has ever seen: the brand spankin’ new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. According to GM, this baby will return 16 mpg in the city and—are you ready for it?—and astonishing 23 mpg on the highway!
Jeff Luke, the exec chief engineer for GM full-size trucks, said excitedly, “This sets a new bar for mainstream pickups.” We at Fred Caldwell Chevrolet couldn’t agree anymore! The new engine even beats out a V6—Ford’s prized 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which debuted in the F-150 last year.
Don’t let the fuel efficiency fool you: the Silverado’s latest engine option still packs a powerful punch. The powertrain delivers an incredible 355 horsepower and a just-as-impressive 383 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the max towing package, the new Silverado generates a segment-leading towing capacity of 11,500 lbs. You won’t get power like that, matched with best-in-class fuel efficiency, anywhere other than the all-new Silverado.
Be sure to stop by Fred Caldwell Chevy for a test drive as soon as the Silverado arrives!