Given the full EPA attack on diesel engines and the exhaustive inspection that applies to diesel engines following the scandal of Volkswagen diesel engines, it's great that the 2020 Silverado 1500 oil burning ever exists. Even more remarkable is that once Chevy arrives at the dealers later this year, each of the big three-truck trucks will have a diesel option for a car.
With this new diesel engine, Chevy offers five different engines for its half a ton. monetary cow. And that's good. The turbocharged and intercooled 3.0-liter in-line six twists a torque of 460 lb-ft at 1
We were driving the Silverado 1500 Duramax into the Oregon valleys and around them, exploring the outer limits of prudence to increase fuel efficiency and test the truck in some way that no normal person would have. The result is fuel economy that no one is likely to reproduce – OPEC-infesting 40.6 miles per gallon when driving on a highway, according to the truck's on-board computer. To achieve this, however, we kept speeds below 60 miles per hour, letting the air conditioner shut off (and soaked our clothes with sweat in the process), folded the side mirrors, changed manually and applied only butterfly kisses to the accelerator pedal. 19659004] Slash of Data (s)
So, we know the hyperimperance results of this pickup. What we do not know yet is the results of the fuel economy tests from EPA's new Duramax engine. At this stage, Chevy expects the final EPA certification for the engine, which means they are still subject to additional calibration settings to achieve compliance. And, as other manufacturers have learned, this can be a risky proposition that will sometimes force them to choose between offering a vehicle that moves the way they want but does not produce the fuel savings they need , or vice versa. We'll let you know when we know.
We have data on this other critical measure of the performance of the diesel engine: pulling power. Chevy's maximum take-off speed is 9300 pounds, equivalent to the Ram (9290 pounds) light weight pickup, but a substantial sum under the Ford F-150 diesel (11,500 pounds). Silverado's semi-ton diesel is also pushed out of the company's 6.2-liter V-8 gas, which can draw up to 13,400 pounds. However, the diesel engine can match the price of this small unit. Both engines raise $ 2495 compared to the 5.3-liter V-8 gas for LTZ and High Country (on smaller plates, 5.3 is an option of $ 1395). And, of course, we expect the 3.0-liter diesel engine to deliver better fuel economy than the 6.2-liter. So there is that.
Otherwise, this Silverado diesel engine is just like the other Silverados, for good or bad. He carries the same suspicious materials for the interior and shows the same journey that has driven Silverado to the last place in our last comparative test of halftone pickups. But the 2020 model brings several new options that will help his case, including the adaptive cruise control and 15 camera views presented to the GMC Sierra 1500 earlier this year. This system, which is useful for avoiding underwater pitfalls, can use two of the eight available cameras to create a stitched image that basically allows you to see through the trailer.
But this camera is available in other Silverados without Duramax. Whether the diesel engine has a good value is reduced to fuel economy and towing ability. The first one expects the blessing of EPA and our testing in the real world, and the second is good to make a case for any engine variant, diesel or not, which does less work for the same money. Specifications
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax
Rear / all wheel drive, 5- or 6-way 2- or 4- for 19659013] 19659013 TYPE ENGINE
turbocharger and intercooler DOHC 24-valve diesel inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct injection
277 hp @ 3750 rpm
460 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
10-speed automatic with manual mode
Length: 231.8-241.2 in
Width: 81.2 in
Height: 75.4-75.6 in
Passenger volume: 126-139 ft
C / D EST)
N / A to 60 mph: 7.5-7.9 sec
Zero to 100 miles per hour: 19.5-20.5 sec
Permanent: mile: 16.0-16.5 sec
(19459015) C / D EST)
Combined / city / highway: 22-23 / 19-20 / 27 mpg