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2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Get Up to 24 MPG with the 4.3L V6

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GM has announced that the 4.3L V6 that is available in the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups gets up to 24 mpg.

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GM has released some of the specs for the 4.3L version of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The all-new 4.3L EcoTec V-6 packs 285-hp and 305 lb-ft. of torque. It also gets up to 24 mpg in rear-wheel-drive models and 22 mpg for four-wheel-drive models. GM claims that the 4.3L V6 will be the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck. The 4.3L V-6 gives the full-size pickups the highest-available payload rating of 2,108 pounds and the highest available towing rating of 7,200 pounds.
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The 4.3L V6 engine matches Ram HFE’s 18 mpg city, while 4×4 Silverado and Sierra models achieve 17 mpg city, the best of any full-size pickup.

“Our V-6 has torque where you need it to get the job done,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “With 230 lb-ft of torque available at 1,200 rpm, and more torque available from 2,400 to 5,300 rpm than competitive V-6s make at their peak.

“The average pickup on the road is more than 11 years old,” said Luke. “Customers driving these trucks with V-8 engines will be amazed at the power and refinement of Sierra’s new EcoTec3 V-6, which has fuel economy some 30 percent better than older V-8s with comparable performance.”

Source: GM