GM has received fuel-economy ratings for the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups with the optional EcoTec3 6.2-liter V-8, we learned this morning at a breakfast meeting of the Midwest Automotive Media Association in the Chicago area.
The range-topping engine, which makes a class-leading 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque, will also get 15/21/17 mpg city/highway/combined in 2WD configuration and 14/20/17 mpg in 4WD configuration when the EPA makes its announcements about rating certification later today.
We found the EcoTec3 5.3-liter V-8 to get exceptional fuel economy during our 2013 Light-Duty Challenge so it makes sense the bigger brother would get impressive numbers as well. Also, find out how we liked the new 6.2-liter V-8 during our drive of the 2014 Silverado 1500 High Country with the optional big V-8 under the hood.
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