Chevrolet announced prices of the new 2014 Silverado and details of its new 5.3 liter V8 engine which is said to deliver the best fuel economy in its class. The mighty truck starts at $24,585, including a $995 destination freight charge, for the regular cab model.
The EcoTec3 V8, as far as truck engine go, is a marvel. Rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, the power plant returns 23 mpg highway for 2wd models, and 22 mpg highway for 4×4 models (estimated). These numbers are better than what the 013 Ford EcoBoost V6 can manage.
The EcoTec3 family feature Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine also enables class-leading towing capability of 11,500 pounds.
This is the finest engine for the new Silverado, but if you don’t dig it for whatever reason, later in the year they will also offer a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 and a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado also benefits from a stronger, quieter cab with an all-new interior, four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors, new bed with standard box rail protectors and CornerStep bumper.
2014 Silverado base MSRP:
- Regular cab: $24,585
- Double cab: $28,610
- Crew cab: $32,710