What Is The Best Chevy Truck Gas Mileage?
By and large, whenever there is a top five list for the best gas mileage, Chevy truck gas mileage always ranks somewhere on there. This is because Chevrolet is a manufacturer well known for its fuel efficiency - although this may simply sound like a biased opinion, it is actually fact based on standards set and calculations done by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, and on data received by calculating how many miles per gallon an individual truck gets in terms of highway driving and city driving, with the latter comprising 55 percent of the overall score and the former making up 45 percent of the overall score.
In general, in-so-far as standard pickup trucks go, the Chevy Silverado is the one that usually scores the best. As of this year, it is the second best selling pickup truck in the United States; it is also the second best selling vehicle, period. In 2006, there were more than 630,000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks sold. The only truck to do better is the F-Series pickup truck, which is manufactured by Ford. It would not be too outlandish to say that the people who choose to drive the Chevrolet Silverado help significantly with fuel efficiency as a whole. Chevrolet itself does not take this for granted; they are constantly in the news for making improvements to ensure even better Chevy truck gas mileage in all of their pickup trucks, not just the Silverado.
That being said, there are several fuel efficient engines offered in a variety of different Silverado models. Some of the engines available include: a Vortec 4.3 liter V6 engine; a Vortec 4.8 liter V8 engine; a Vortec 5.3 liter V8 engine, which comes with iron block, Active Fuel Manage, and the option for Flex Fuel; and a Vortec MAX 6.0 liter V8 engine, which also comes with Active Fuel Management.
Another reason Chevy truck gas mileage is so sought after is because Chevrolet has started offering diesel engines in some of their trucks as well, namely in the 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. These trucks have a Vortec 6.0 V8 engine as the standard option; buyers also have the option of upgrading to a Duramax Diesel 6.6 liter turbo V8 engine. As a matter of fact, a new, more fuel efficient incarnation of this engine is in the works. It will be available for the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra, and the Hummer H2.