Oct 4 2013, 10:15am CDT | by Shane McGlaun
General Motors has announced that the EPA has handed down its fuel efficiency estimates for when the new V-8 engines used under the hood of its full-size pickup trucks. GM reports that the EcoTec3 6.2L V8 engine the truck has received a fuel efficiency rating of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Those ratings are for two wheel drive models.
The four-wheel-drive model is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on highway. Both estimates are an improvement over 2013 models. The engine is rated for 420 hp and 460 foot-pound of torque.
GM maintains that the engine is the most powerful pickup engine with the highest work in a light-duty pickup. GM will also offer a 5.3-liter V8 and a V-6 engine as an option in its 2014 pickups.
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.
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