There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado — including its all-new 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine. This dynamo delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway and nets a respectable 23 mpg in the city, on rear-wheel-drive models.*
In addition to its efficiency, this mill pumps out plenty of power. It puts out an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with four-wheel drive, it’s capable of towing up to 9,300 pounds and a max payload of 1,870 pounds. With stats like that, it provides enough power for 90 percent of light-duty truck buyers.
“We designed the all-new Silverado and the all-new 3.0L Duramax® turbo-diesel to deliver both performance and efficiency,” explained Tim Herrick, the executive chief engineer behind the Silverado. He went on to state that the new Duramax engine uses state-of-the-art advances to optimize efficiency down to every last drop of fuel.
The 2020 Silverado marks the first Chevy diesel model since 1997, as well as the automaker’s first-ever inline-six-powered full-size light-duty truck. Its inline-six engine provides a balance of power and a smooth, refined ride. It comes paired exclusively with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission, which enables peak efficiency.
The first 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0L Duramax® diesel models are expected to arrive in the fall of 2019. Visit us at Bill Harris GM and be the first own this innovative, efficient new truck.
*Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.