GM says that the new GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado engines will surpass Ford’s F-Series in fuel economy.
Both the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado feature the 2014 non-turbo, two-wheel-drive 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 versions and the automaker says that the 18 mpg in city and 24 mpg on the highway and the combined 20 mpg exceeds the fuel economy offered by Ford’s F-Series.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ford’s 2013 F-150 two-wheel-drive, flex-fuel fitted with a 3.7-liter V-6 offers 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, with a combined 19 mpg. GM’s new pickup models are part of the automaker’s strategy to introduce 18 new products in the US by the end of this year to boost sales, profit and market share.
“Reflecting Silverado’s straightforward approach to performance and fuel economy, these EPA estimates are achieved without expensive add-ons and apply to all three cab configurations, regular cab, double cab, and crew cab,” GM said in a statement.
Even if sales for the Silverado and Sierra couldn’t reach the Ford F-Series sales, Mark Reuss, GM President of North America, says that GM plans to make the two new models take the lead, as these trucks are the best compared with what is on the market.