2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 To Offer Three EcoTec3 Engines

September 12th, 2013 by

Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet is looking to individually tailor the pickup truck experience with their brand-new powertrain options for the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500. Here at Biggers Chevy in Elgin, we are tremendously excited about what the new Silverado 1500 will bring to the table and from what we know so far, our customers have a lot to look forward to. The new 1500 will provide three different EcoTec3 engines. Each one is designed to deliver impressive performance and fuel efficiency, but they all provide their own high level of capability.

Let’s take a closer look at each engine:

  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6: SAE-certified to put out 283 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque, the 4.3L EcoTec3 engine, when properly equipped, will have tow ratings up to 7,200 pounds. This is the highest capacity for any base V6 engine in the entire segment. Active Fuel Management, direct fuel injection, and continuously variable valve timing will give the 4.3L V6 high fuel efficiency as well.
  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8: Capable of towing 11,500 pounds when equipped with the max towing package, the 5.3L V8 EcoTec3 engine will be able to tow more than any light-duty pickup truck on the market when it becomes available later this year. Able to put out 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine also received an EPA-estimated 23 mpg on the highway for 2WD models, which is the best of any V8 pickup in its class.
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8: Not much is known about this engine, but it is expected to raise the bar for premium truck engines. It will also provide the class-leading capability and fuel efficiency of a V8 engine without the cost or complexity of turbo charging.

The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 is Coming Soon To Biggers Chevy

While the new Chevy Silverado 1500 isn’t in our inventory yet, stay connected for more updates from us! In the meantime, feel free to explore our showroom online, give our sales staff a call at (866) 431-1555, or come visit our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. We look forward to serving you!