2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra V-6 fuel economy rated at 18 city, 24 highway

Updated Jun 25, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71General Motors has announced fuel economy ratings for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra when equipped with the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6, claiming class-leading combined mileage and capability.

The 4.3-liter V-6 variants of the Silverado and Sierra get 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the 4×4 models get 17/22 mpg.

The Silverado and Sierra V-6 edge out the base-equipped Ford F-150 by 1 mpg on each rating. The F-150 with the 3.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 gets 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

However, the Ram 1500 with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 edges out the Silverado and Sierra when it comes to highway rating and gets 25 mpg. The V-6 Ram gets 17 mpg city while the 4×4 version gets 16 city, 23 highway.

GM claims that Silverados and Sierra equipped with the 4.3-liter V-6 will also feature class leading capability with a payload rating of 2,108 pounds and a towing rating of 7,200 pounds.