CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 GAS MILEAGE
Pickup trucks have always been lauded more for their power than for their fuel efficiency. However, Chevy is attempting to change that once and for all.
Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers looking for a vehicle that is equal parts muscle and efficiency should consider the Chevy brand—in particular, the Chevy Silverado 1500.
Check out this review by the Baierl Chevrolet team to learn all about the Silverado 1500 gas mileage.
SILVERADO 1500 MPG: EFFICIENCY & POWER
Your pickup truck is your adventure-ready vehicle. It’s your ride out to the mountains, where you’ll hitch up a boat and load up all your fishing gear. For this reason, it’s also a vehicle that you’re going to be putting a lot of miles on.
The gas mileage you get out of your truck depends entirely on which engine you equip it with. The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers up five different powertrains to help you achieve the desired balance of brawn and efficiency. Here’s a couple of our favorite fuel sippers.
2.7L TURBO WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT: EPA-ESTIMATED 23 MPG HIGHWAY/20 MPG CITY
As the most efficient powertrain in the Silverado 1500 lineup, the 2.7L Turbo engine is also one of its most powerful. With 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque, you won’t be left in the dust. If this sounds like the engine for you, you’ll find it available on the LT, RST, Custom, and Work Truck trims.
5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 WITH DYNAMIC FUEL MANAGEMENT: EPA-ESTIMATED 24 MPG HIGHWAY/17 MPG CITY
The EcoTec3 V8 is not quite as efficient as the 2.7L option, but it is a little bit more powerful. It boosts horsepower to 355 and torque to 383 lb-ft for an extra kick whenever you step on the accelerator. This powerful engine is offered on the LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country, LT, and RST trim levels.
AUTO STOP/START ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Chevy adds in several different features to its trucks to help maximize the fuel efficiency, one of the big ones being Auto Stop/Start technology.
This feature can turn your engine on and off for you; however, it’ll only happen when you’re idling. For example, if you’re stuck at a red light, the engine will turn itself on and off to help you save on gas.
SELECT YOUR DRIVE MODE
There are times when you may be looking for more efficiency and times where you’re looking for more muscle (say, if you’re venturing between the city and the great outdoors). During these times, you’ll have an available Drive Mode Selector to customize your output. Simply turn the dial to adjust performance between these six modes:
SEE THE CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 IN ACTION
Reliable gas mileage is just one of the many advantages you’ll have behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado 1500. In addition to that, there’s ample engine power, towing capabilities, and great off-road handling.
The team at Baierl Chevrolet is happy to help all Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township drivers get better acquainted with this versatile truck. Contact our team online or over the phone to schedule your test drive.